A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.
Friday, Oct 5
New York king of bootleg Morgan “The Sucklord” Phillips is coming to Singapore, and Kult Gallery will house more than 40 of his toys for sale. Ranging in theme from food and celebs to politics and porn, these art toys include new ones created for this show, as well as vintage works from the artist’s collection.
Until Nov 10; Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 2pm-7pm at kult. Free.
This three-day festival addresses the growing importance of dementia awareness and advocacy, featuring dementia as the theme in films, dance and music performances, exhibitions, workshops, and more.
Until Oct 7; 10am-7pm at National Design Centre. Free.
Bop to the beat of ’90s cheeseball classics by the likes of No Doubt, Destiny’s Child, Hanson, and Oasis, as DJ KiDG helms the decks for this throwback party.
8pm-late at OverEasy Orchard. Free.
Starring songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this musical takes you from a shoe factory in Northampton to the glittering catwalks of Milan, following the journey of shoemaker Charlie Price and drag queen Lola.
Until Oct 14; various timings at Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands. $65-$185.
For Oktoberfest, The Spot is whipping up dishes like pressed crispy pork knuckle, veal bratwurst, and chorizo pork sausage, to go with cold pints of Paulaner Munich Dunkel, Kronenbourg Blanc, and Asahi Super Dry.
Until Oct 5; Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 5:30pm-11pm at The Spot.
This second sale features products by Oakley, Ray-Bans, Komono, Bering, Rivieras, and Kusmi Tea, with discounts between 55 percent to 60 percent.
Until Oct 6; Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm at #05-05A, Ngee Ann City, Tower A.
This film festival dedicated to art returns with more than 30 feature and short films by local and international filmmakers and artists, divided into categories such as the stories of Southeast Asia and artists and their interventions on society. The opening title of the festival highlights the debut feature of local visual artist John Clang, a work called Their Remaining Journey, about three seemingly unrelated groups of people wading through personal loss and displacement.
Until Oct 28 at National Gallery Singapore. $10/ticket.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the English Afternoon Tea buffet at L’Espresso is offering up a selection of pastel pink savory and sweet treats, such as strawberry cheese cake, pink chocolate crunch dome, and a pink chocolate fountain. Every guest will also receive a pink ribbon pin worth $2, and the hotel will donate the value of the total number of pins given out to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Until Oct 31; Mon-Thurs 2pm-5:30pm, Fri-Sun noon-2:30pm & 3pm-5:30pm at L’Espresso, Goodwood Park Hotel. Adults $49-$52, children $30-$32.
This party in collaboration with Moët and Chandon kick starts the weekend with glasses of bubbly, plus beats by Bar Rouge’s resident DJs and views of the surrounding panoramic skyline.
9pm-late at Bar Rouge. Free entry from 5pm-10:30pm; $25 after 10:30pm, includes one drink.
This new buffet spread takes over Lime for three weeks, with char-grilled meats and seafood on the menu, including highlights such as wagyu beef cubes, pork belly char siew, and chicken tandoori.
Until Oct 21; daily 6:30pm-10:30pm at Lime, Parkroyal on Pickering. Adults $88, children $44.
Join stargazing sessions, check out live planetarium shows, and go on a tour to explore the night skies to learn more about stars, planets, and constellations throughout the week.
Until Oct 10 at Science Centre Singapore. Free and ticketed.
Saturday, Oct 6
The final edition of Beerkini Rocks for the year offers up rock music performances, beach games, and drink promos for you to get buzzed on the beach.
3pm-late at Bikini Bar. Free.
Be the first to take a peek at the Lush Christmas range, get to know local charities, and hear from guest speakers about human/animal rights at this event, where you’ll get a $10 Lush voucher to spend on skincare goods.
11am-6pm at Visual Arts Centre Singapore. $15.
The official launch of Breast Cancer Awareness Month consists of a 3.5km walk and 5km fun run, alongside an attempt to set a record for the most number of people in Singapore wearing a pink cap while dancing.
4pm-8pm at Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Square. $40-$50.
In conjunction with the Orchids of the Andes display at Gardens by the Bays Cloud Forest (on till Mar 24 next year), Ecuadorian band Sangre Criolla will be performing their style of traditional folk music over the weekend.
Until Oct 7; various timings at Cloud Forest & The Canopy, Gardens by the Bay. Entry fee required for Cloud Forest; Canopy performance is free.
The Substation’s new programme includes highlights like a runway show by drag queen Becca d’Bus, a theatre variety show produced by local actress Tan Kheng Hua, and an interactive experience for visitors to try its take on the Singapore Girl interview process for Singapore Airlines. Also look out for outdoor installations, film screenings, and panel discussions throughout the month.
Until Nov 4; various timings at The Substation. Free and ticketed.
The final street party for 2018 blends art, music, and culture, with the tunes of house, jazz, and disco from James Selva and crew, body marbeling, tarot card reading, and street performances, as well as pop-up food and drink booths by the likes of Sbagliato, Little Creatures Brewing, and Hendrick’s Gin. Also look out for the artisans’ market featuring Object Lessons Space, Musotrees Magazine, Ohleafsg, and more.
4pm-10:30pm at Temple Street. Free.
Sunday, Oct 7
Shopping, dancing, music, food, and drinks at this hybrid flea market-music-food and lifestyle event. As the focus is on providing entertainment and eats for the family, there will also be an arts and crafts corner for kids, hands-on workshops, and more.
11am-9pm at Cafe Melba. Free.
This all-day event features 17 fitness classes for you to work up a sweat, plus F&B booths for you to fuel up, a beauty zone for you to get massages, manicures, and makeovers, and an after-party with beats by DJ Krumbs.
10am-10pm at Suntec Convention Hall 403. $35-$55.