A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.
Friday, Sept 6
The 10th edition of this fest looks at the theme “Diversity”, with about 150 speakers participating in more than 90 sessions over four days.
Until Sept 8; various timings at the National Library. One-day pass $60-$80; all-access pass $200-$260.
The art fair’s fifth instalment presents the works of 200 established and emerging artists from across the globe, with prices starting from $1,000. Expect to see works by the likes of Le Doo-Shik, Park Jin-Woo, Romero Britto, David Gerstein, Chang Ching, Made Wiradana, and more.
Until Sept 8; 1pm-8pm at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore. Free from 1pm-3pm; $10 after 3pm.
What does dementia sound like? The festival’s second edition focuses on sound, in the forming of hearing, as people with dementia have a reduced ability to discern sound. Activities include virtual reality mind tours, hands-on workshops, medical forums, dance performances, and more.
Until Sept 8; 11am-9pm at National Design Centre.
This new menu offers a three-course Italian meal starring 24-month-old prosciutto di parma cooked and presented in various ways. Expect dishes like homemade pappardelle with pork ragout and crispy prosciutto or angus beef cheek with celeriac puree and prosciutto di parma.
Until Sept 10; 5:30pm-9:30pm at Xperience Restaurant, So Sofitel Singapore. $60/person.
German big room DJ/producer duo Jewelz & Sparks will take the decks at Zouk for one night with their electronic dance beats.
10pm-late at Zouk. Men $45, ladies $35.
The world’s smallest chef returns for a two-hour dining journey following Marco Polo across the Silk Road. Taking place at mezza9’s wine cellar from now till the end of the year, the six-course meal features 3D digital projection mapping, music, and props, and you can choose to add on wine and champagne pairing packages as well.
Until Dec 30; noon & 6pm at La Cave, Grand Hyatt Singapore. Menus from $188.
The first ever Migrant Workers Photography Festival features 12 images by 12 finalists over three categories: Landscape and Nature, People and Culture, and Places and Architecture.
Until Sept 15; Tues-Sat noon-7pm, Sun noon-4pm at Objectifs, Lower Gallery. Free entry.
Skirt’s meat grill meets Veramonte’s organic wines in this three-course meal that offers dishes like pan-seared scallops and crispy chicken wines paired with chardonnay, and grilled lamb chop paired with cabernet sauvignon.
Until Sept 10; 6pm-10pm at Skirt, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. $120 for food, $160 for food and wine.
This fitness and charity initiative seeks to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore’s training, education, and therapy services for those living with cerebral palsy. All you gotta do to get involved is take 10,000 steps a day for 28 days, and you can choose from swimming, cycling, and other activities.
Until Sept 30. Registration $25/person.
Saturday, Sept 7
This edition of the environmental conservation initiative will be held at Coney Island, with activities such as coastal clean-up, tree mulching, and habitat enhancement. There’ll also be a guided trail around the island’s flora and fauna.
8am-3pm at OBS Reception and Activity Centre.
The hour-long walk around the civic district brings you to some of the city’s coolest public art pieces with two character guides: a historian and a bohemian art specialist.
Sept 7-8 & 28-29; various timings at National Library Building, The Plaza. Free entry.
In conjunction with Mid-Autumn Festival, this event offers a mix of Chinese poetry and chamber music that explore the landmarks and landscapes of Singapore.
Until Sept 8; Sat 7:30pm-9pm, Sun 5pm-6:30pm at Play Den, The Arts House. Free, with registration.
This fair hosts more than 20 businesses that support fair trade, needy communities, and green initiatives. Expect to see fair-trade organic produce, environmentally-responsible home décor, and more.
12:30pm-7pm at Winestone.
This annual event features heritage trails around the Balestier area, guided tours of the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s galleries, mooncake tastings, lantern-making workshops, storytelling sessions, concert performances, and more. Also look out for the lantern installation by local artist Lee Yun Qin, a luminescent outdoor piece consisting of more than 250 stalks of sustainable, glow-in-the-dark flower sculptures.
Until Sept 8; 10:30am-9pm at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. Free entry.
The Zalora Fashion Festival blends fashion, beauty, and music with its interactive rooms curated by partner brands Calvin Klein, Adidas, Vans, Nars, and Skin Inc. DJ Linda Hao will be there to provide the beats, and the retailer’s in-house labels will be showcasing their new collections.
Noon-9pm at Deck.
Sunday, Sept 8
The second edition of this Latin American food festival sees chefs from Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and more come together for a myriad of meals. Start off with Domingo Tropical at Camp Kilo, with Latin street food, followed by a traditional Chilean barbeque at Kilo Kitchen, taco varieties at Ola Cocina Del Mar, Cuban Night at Tono Cevicheria, and loads more.
Until Sept 16 at various locations and prices.