Weekend Warrior: Aug 11-13

Southeast Asian dishes available at RWS Street Eats. Photo: Resorts World Sentosa

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.

Friday, Aug 11

Epicurean Market 2017

This year’s food and wine fair includes the usual suspects – masterclasses, gourmet groceries at the farmer’s market, and award-winning restaurants – as well as a local street food experience and a Kampung Bar with hawker-inspired cocktails using ingredients such as chilli, lemongrass and pandan.

Until Aug 13; Fri-Sat noon-2am, Sun noon-9pm at Hall A-C, Sands Expo and Convention Centre. $38/three-day pass.


Show some love for IKEA at the furniture giant’s month-long sale, with discounts on everything from kitchen ware to bedroom furniture. Also, since it’s August, the restaurant will be serving up a special dish of salmon fillet with, er, chilli crab sauce and spaghetti ($9.90).

Until Aug 27 at IKEA Alexandra and Tampines.

Middle East Film Festival

The second edition of this fest includes screenings of films like I Still Hide to Smoke, No Land’s Song, Tramontane, In the Last Days of the City, and Beauty and the Dogs spread across a couple weekends.

Until Aug 20; various timings and dates at The Projector.

Red Hot Flea

Rummage through stalls to find hidden gems and eclectic knick knacks by local craftsmen.

Until Aug 13; Fri 7pm-11pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-11pm at Baghdad St. Free.

RWS Street Eats

The debut food fest gathers more than 20 hawkers from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand to whip up their specialty dishes (from $4). Weekend evenings also feature music performances and open mic sessions.

Until Aug 20; Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sun 11am-10pm at L1, Malaysian Food Street. $30.


Here’s a psychedelic, no-holds-barred look at Singaporean culture and identity – the exhibition by A Good Citizen delves into politics, race, religion and gender without reservations. Limited original artworks will be available for sale.

Until Sept 3; Tue-Sun noon-8pm at Artblovk Gallery. Free.


Saturday, Aug 12

Illustration Arts Fest

Check out the artist market, pop by portrait drawing sessions and drop in on drawing activities at this two-day fest.

Until Aug 13; 11am-5pm at LASALLE College of the Arts. Free.

JetSurf SEA Launch Party

The beach rave features Showtek on the line-up, alongside Sweden’s Otto Jettmann, Korea’s DJ Ivy and Singapore’s 53A bringing the tunes, to celebrate JetSurf’s race debut in Singapore.

10pm-late at Ola Beach Club, Sentosa. $38-$78.


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