Weekend Warrior: June 14-16

Crowd of Pikachu fans. Photo: Pokemon Carnival
Crowd of Pikachu fans. Photo: Pokemon Carnival

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.


Friday, June 14

Local Heritage High Tea

Have a snack at tea time, Singapore style, with local dishes like char kway teow, Hokkien mee, yam abacus seeds, kueh tutu, and muah chee on the table. Other highlights include an oyster omelette station, a roti prata corner, a popiah booth, and a DIY ice kacang area to go with your old school sweet treats like iced gems and chocolate wafers.

Until June 23; 3:30pm-5:30pm at Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts. Adults $42-$48, children $27-$32.

Porta x Auchentoshan Whisky

The three-course whisky pairing dinner offers a menu of smoked trout in Thai lime and apple with Auchentoshan 12 year old single malt, pigeon with beet and quinoa to go with the Auchentoshan 18 year old single malt, and thyme cookie to finish off with the Auchentoshan three wood single malt.

Until June 16; 6:30pm-10:30pm at Porta. $58 without whisky pairing; $76 with whisky pairing.

Summerfest at Sprmrkt

It’s chill vibes all around at the farmers’ market and bakery, with kids’ activities such as card-making and pasta-making, plus a cooking demonstration on Beyond ‘meat’ and live DJ sessions.

Until June 16 at Sprmrkt Cluny Court.

Hendrick’s Gin ‘Cucumber Hour’

To mark World Cucumber Day (yes, apparently, it is a thing), Hendrick’s Gin is doing a promo wherein people can “buy” a Hendrick’s & Tonic drink by handing over a cucumber as currency. For real. It’s going down at 42 bars across town — including Don Ho, Potato Head, Oxwell & Co, Ce La Vi, Sum Yi Tai and PS Cafe. They’re allowing cucumbers of any kind, but the promo is only limited to 60 redemptions per bar, and one drink per person.

7pm-10pm at various locations. Free/one cucumber.

This is the 90s x Cherry Discotheque

Take a trip back to the ’90s at Cherry this weekend, with sing-along anthems from the likes of Britney Spears, TLC, Beyonce, and Backstreet Boys, set to the backdrop of visuals from ’90s Hollywood, including classic scenes from Titanic, The Matrix, and Pulp Fiction. The first 100 ladies get free entry before midnight, plus one-for-one drinks for all party-goers before the clock strikes twelve.

10:30pm-late at Cherry Discotheque. Ladies $30, includes two drinks; men $30, includes one drink.


Saturday, June 15

Aviva Superfundae

The family-friendly carnival returns with play areas like the Craycrayspray Water Play, outdoor quests such as the Milk Dash and Donut Dash, and art workshops.

10am-9pm at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay. $19.90-$27.90.

Children’s Festival

Gardens by the Bay takes inspiration from Toy Story 4 for its annual Children’s Festival, just in time for the movie’s release on our shores. The carnival features Woody and Buzz Lightyear-inspired activities like the self-driving race cars of Star Adventurer, Bo Peep’s Adventure obstacle course, a marble run track, and plenty of game booths.

Until June 30; 10am-9pm at Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay. Free entry.

Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture

In a collaboration with renowned couturière Guo Pei, the museum presents art through couture in a showcase that looks at the relevance and impact of Chinese at, and what Chinese aesthetics and traditions look like in today’s world. The exhibition will display 20 Chinese art pieces from the museum’s collection and 29 dresses by Guo Pei across three sections: Gold is the Colour of my Soul, China and the World, and Treasured Heirlooms: Chinese Bridal Dress.

Until Sept 15 at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Admission fees apply.

International Music Day

Alliance Française brings the French spirit to our shores with a day of interactive musical installations, musical storytellings, and concerts.

9:30am-8:30pm at Alliance Française de Singapour. Free.

Pokémon Carnival

Just in time for the June school holidays, more than 400 Pokémon from Alola will be invading Sentosa Cove Village this month, with a Pikachu Parade, a Pokémon Adventure, and lots of plushies for you to bring home. Also look out for themed photo points, the inflatable slide and ball pit, and outdoor movie screenings.

Until June 30; 5pm-9pm at Sentosa Cove. Free entry.


Sunday, June 16

Pasar Pink

Touted as a “truly inclusive social market where everyone is welcome, celebrated and equal,” the fest offers music, food, and retail booths hawking home decor, apparel, and accessories.

Noon-10pm at Open Farm Community. Free entry.

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