A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.
Friday, Nov 30
The film festival screens more than 100 films from 44 countries throughout its 12-day run, spotlighting local filmmakers, Asian cinematic legends, iconic movies from Thailand, Malaysia, and the UK, as well as newly-released feature titles from around the globe.
Until Dec 9 at various venues.
This massive Japanese pop culture event, apparently Southeast Asia’s biggest, returns to our shores with anime showcases, concerts, exclusive merch, cosplay celebs, and more.
Until Dec 2; 10am-8pm at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, L3-4. Tickets from $15 for one-day pass.
Asia’s largest gin festival comes back to Singapore after touring the region with a week of events including masterclasses, bar collabs, tastings, and more.
Until Dec 8 at various venues.
Explore the Palace of Versailles in this digital exhibition that delves into French art, culture, and history from the 17th century to present day. Displayed across Ion Art and Ion Sky, the showcase takes you from the works of art in Versailles to virtual views of the palace rooms.
Until Jan 6, 2019; 10am-10pm at Ion Art & Ion Sky. Free.
Suffian Hakim — the man behind hilarious blogposts-turned-novel Harris Bin Potter and The Stoned Philosopher — has a new book: The Minorities. Celebrate with him and other guests from the local literary scene at his book launch party, and find out more about him in our late-night stroll at Choa Chu Kang cemetery.
7:30pm-10pm at WeWork, 60 Anson Road. Free.
Back again for its third year, Singapore-based Etsy craft makers will be showcasing their work and putting ‘em up for sale.
Until Dec 1; 12pm-8pm at Capitol Piazza, 11 Stamford Road. Free.
Singapore turns Global Giving Day into a full blown Giving Week, celebrating the spirit of volunteerism and ethical goodness. Members of the public are welcome to drop by The Good Hubs across the country, featuring flea markets, blood donation drives, circus acts, food fairs and other fun stuff — all in the name of supporting non-profits, charities, and social enterprises.
Until Dec 2 at various venues. Free.
Saturday, Dec 1
This street culture convention showcases artworks, toys, tattoos, and fashion from Asia and beyond, with brand displays, art exhibitions, installations, panel discussions, workshops in beatboxing and fashion customization, graffiti performances, and more.
Until Dec 2 at The F1 Pit Building. $20/one-day pass, $30/two-day pass.
Wine Connection’s first Wine Fair features 40 wine producers showcasing their wines. Visitors will get to sample over 100 varieties and purchase their favorite bottles.
Until Dec 2 at Capital Square. $20.
This year’s one-day bash is set to the theme of “The Interplanetary Voyage”, with a futuristic stage that’ll see names like Timmy Trumpet, Jeffrey Sutorius, KSHMR, Galantis, DVLM, and W&W perform, alongside fringe activities like roving entertainers, a food village, and a pop-up VIP dinner.
7pm-8am at Siloso Beach Sentosa.
Say hello again to the indie-folk singer who’s played in Singapore so many times that she might as well be a permanent resident. With her new EP Porch Songs, she’ll be playing an intimate show in lieu of a big concert.
7pm at Esplanade Annexe Studio. $88-$218
Sunday, Dec 2
This outdoor party features food bites and talks, as well as music by the likes of Funk Bstrd, Beatroot Ensemble, Daniel Haaksman, and Gabriele Poso.
2pm-11pm at Fort Canning Park, Fort Gate. $35.