A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.
Friday, May 18
Zafferano’s head chef, a native of Tuscany, is putting together a five-course wine pairing dinner, with dishes such as risotto with saffron and bone marrow, and pan-roasted veal loin.
7pm at Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge. $108/person.
The Mandarin musical from Taiwan makes its overseas debut outside the country at RWS, following a three-generation household who struggle with issues of family ties, work-life balance, dementia, and the treatment of their domestic workers.
Until June 22; 2pm & 8pm at Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa. $38-$108.
Stroll through 15 paintings by seven artists with disabilities at this exhibition by K+ in collaboration with local charity organization Very Special Arts Singapore.
Until June 24 at K+, Scotts Square. Free.
This photography exhibition by Speaker of Parliament and elected Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC Tan Chuan-Jin displays images from his photo book of travels published in 2014. Ten of his prints have been contributed to the showcase to support the TODAY Enable Fund and persons with disabilities.
Until May 19; 10am-2:30pm. May 21-24, 10am-2:30pm at Enabling Village. Free.
Saturday, May 19
The fitness and wellness festival returns for its second edition with 12 hours of action, including over 60 workout sessions (with fitness guru Kayla Itsines’ BBG Bootcamp as the highlighted event), eight fitness discovery arenas for visitors to try new exercises, more than 100 health brands to check out at the marketplace, and the Singapore Calisthenics Championship competition.
9am-9pm at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Halls E & F. $55.
The market returns for an afternoon of pre-loved clothes, bags, and accessories.
10am-4pm at New2U Thrift Shop, Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations. Free.
Local singer-songwriter Inch Chua’s creative work shares her experience in Antarctica through original song and stories.
8pm-9pm at TheatreWorks Singapore. $20.
In celebration of Kindness Day (only in Singapore), there’ll be a carnival filled with games, performances, and food, as well as a mass ‘iftar’ session with 500 packets of biryani distributed to break fast on the first weekend of Ramadan.
10am-9pm at OCBC Square at Singapore Sports Hub. Free.
The massive indoor market returns with indie brands from across Asia hawking knick knacks, leather crafts, home decor, jewelry, and loads more.
Until May 20; 1pm-7pm at L4, Suntec Convention Hall 403. Free.
Watch the sun go down with DJ/producer Jonna’s house, disco, techno, and funk beats in the backdrop.
5pm-10pm at CÉ LA VI, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3.
For the first time, eight-year-old artist Simonet Valencia Montijo will present 14 original artworks on pen and paper in collaboration with her mother, Mexican curator and artist Bettsy Garcia Montijo.
Until May 20; Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-2pm at The Substation. Free.
The story of a woman who spirals out of control after losing her job and her home follows her journey of striking up an unlikely friendship with a man, and asks the audience questions of the marginalized in society and their disadvantaged status.
Until June 3; Wed-Sat 8pm, Sat-Sun 2:30pm at The Necessary Stage Black Box. $28-$36.
Surrounded by live music and even a magic show, this wine festival features wine tasting sessions, wine master classes, carnival games, and even a blind tasting competition.
Until May 20; 2pm at Tanjong Pagar Centre, L1 Urban Park. $98.
Sunday, May 20
The weekend may be almost over at this point, but you can still make the most of it with kebab and shawarma dishes by the chefs of Meatsmith, Burnt Ends, Meta, and El Tardeo.
Noon-11pm at Meatsmith Little India.
Music and fashion mix it up at this Sunday market with house tunes, pastries by local bakers, designs and crafts by homegrown brands, and roast meats from the riverside restaurant itself.
Noon-10pm at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. Free.
Besides watching Wes Anderson works like The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Darjeeling Limited, Moonrise Kingdom, Bottle Rocket, and his latest, Isle of Dogs, you can also check out a bake-off at The Projector this weekend, where the treats will go on sale, with part of the proceeds to be given to Animal Lovers League.
1pm-4pm at The Projector.