A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.
Friday, Sept 20
Gillman Barracks’ seventh birthday bash features live performances, interactive arts experiences, F&B pop-ups, the Singapore Art Museum Mini Mobile Museum, and plenty of exhibitions to explore.
7pm-late at Gillman Barracks. Free entry.
As Ion Orchard celebrates its 10th anniversary, it’s bringing in performers from Bandaloop, an American dance company known for its vertical dance showcases, to perform on the mall’s media façade over three weekends evenings.
Every Fri-Sun, 7pm, 7:45pm & 8:30pm until Oct 6 at Ion Orchard’s outdoor space by the entrance.
Learn from Grandiflora founder Saskia Havekes as she teaches you how to make a floral vase arrangement at this workshop. Beverages will be served as well, and participants get to bring home their creations.
Until Sept 21; Fri 2:30pm-4pm, Sat 11:30am-1pm at Culina at Como Dempsey. $350/person, includes vase arrangement to take home.
Besides the main trackside action and the concerts, this year’s F1 weekend will see plenty of parties at club lounges, rooftop spots, and even on the streets. From swanky soirees like Amber Lounge and The Podium Lounge to sandy shindigs at Tanjong Beach Club, check out our list of F1 raves for 2019.
Until Sept 22; various timings, locations, and prices.
Taking over art space Deck, this weekend event features performances by Charlie Lim and Coming Up Roses on Friday, as well as a live tattoo pop-up and music by Ice Cream Sundays and Revision Music on Saturday. Other highlights include food and drinks by Gravy Baby and Bunkerbunker, a showcase of portraits and stories from local innovators, and more.
Until Sept 21; Fri 6:30pm-10pm, Sat noon-10pm at Deck. Free entry with registration.
My Japanese Beauty Pop-up Store
This beauty pop-up along Orchard Road is hosted by Shiseido brands Anessa, Senka, and Tsubaki, in collaboration with Watsons. Expect to see Shiseido Museum artefacts from Japan, including first-gen products, high-tech elements triggered by footsteps to display sound, music, and animation, customized collagen tea, and interactive product discovery installations.
Until Oct 20; weekdays 11am-9pm, weekends 11am-10pm outside Takashimaya. Free entry.
For Octoberfest, Shake Shack is offering a $30 Beer Passport that comes with three pints for you to pair with its menu classics. Choices include the citrusty, slightly bitter ShackMeister Ale and the sweet caramel malt flavored Brooklyn Lager by Brooklyn Brewery, the Summer IPA by Archipelago Brewery, a medium-bodied hoppy brew, or the Respect Porter, with layers of espresso coffee, dark chocolate, rich malt, and caramel.
Local acoustic duo Jack & Rai will be there on Sept 21 and 28 to provide the tunes, while singer-songwriter Jarvis will perform on Sept 20 and 27 in the evenings.
Until Oct 2 at Shake Shack.
This dark comedy follows four women on a bachelorette night as tension and tempers break down the group through the course of the evening.
Until Sept 22; Fri 8pm, Sat-Sun 3pm & 8pm at Centre 42. $40.
To celebrate International Paella Day, FOC Pim Pam is organizing a live traditional Valencian paella cooking session by chef Javier. Also look out for a live band playing Spanish tunes all night long.
6pm-late at FOC Pim Pam.
Saturday, Sept 21
Find out more about the lesser-known stories of Singapore’s history 200 years before the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles at this exhibition, which is part of this year’s Bicentennial commemoration. The journey starts in the East Indies in the early 17th century, and features more than 220 artefacts.
Until Mar 29, 2020, at National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Galleries, Basement Level. Free entry for Singapore citizens and PRs.
As bookstore café The Moon celebrates its first anniversary, it’s hosting an open house this weekend, with teas, tattoo sessions, music performances, and tarot readings.
7pm-midnight at The Moon. $15-$30.
Here’s a twist on your regular pilates and yoga sessions. The Marina Bay event turns the workout into a rave, with UV paint and black lights. Participants have to bring their own yoga mat, and they’re encouraged to wear white or bright neon outfits.
1pm-5pm at Passion Wave @ Marina Bay. Passion Card members $15, non-members $30.
Recharge from the F1 shenanigans at this sky high brunch, where you’ll get to feast on unlimited plated dishes, seafood on ice, a chocolate fountain, and free flow champagnes, wines, cocktails, and beers. Buffet dishes include sashimi, steak and chips, spiced seafood hash, pork belly, and more.
Until Sept 22; 11am-2pm at Skai. $258/person.
This commemorative affair supports persons with dementia and their families, with a carnival of activities, snacks, and “edu-tainment” booths. There’ll also be a movie screening, a playback theater performance, and a panel discussion with dementia advocate and activist Kate Swaffer.
11am-4pm at *Scape. Free entry.