What’s On This Weekend: 17 to 19 August

Published on 16 August 2018

Wish this weekend were as long and relaxing as the National Day weekend just past? Make it happen. Stretch out your weekend fun by exploring the outdoors. Sup on gourmet food and wine while you watch an award-winning film under the stars at Fort Canning Green. Or get lost in the otherworldly beauty and genius of fantastical beach creatures at ArtScience Museum. We’ve got you covered for the great outdoors this weekend:


Films at the Fort (till Sunday)
Films that tickle and thrill, including the award-winning movie, The Disaster Artist (2017), starring James and Dave Franco, will play at this outdoor cinema on Fort Canning Green. Pack your own picnic basket, or pick up food and wine from a pop-up stall by gourmet food purveyor, The Providore.

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Ding Yi at Botanic Gardens: Recollecting Melodies (Sunday)
Reminisce about your favourite theme songs from local TV and movie productions such as Little Nyonya and I Not Stupid (2002) in this free performance by home-grown Chinese chamber music group, Ding Yi Music Company, at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

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Visual Arts

Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests (till 30 Sep)
Science meets art in the spectacle of Dutch sculptor Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests. The large-scale, wind-powered machines, made of humble materials such as plastic piping and bottles, were created to push and pile sand on beaches to form natural barriers against flooding. The graceful movements of the skeletal machines imbue them with a magical life-likeness that promises to leave visitors in quiet awe.

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Wanderlust: Create a Journal & Learn to Travel Sketch (Saturday and Sunday)
Make your next holiday a mindful one by trying your hand at live sketching. The Art Of A Sudden team of illustrators will show you the ropes in this workshop that will take you on a jaunt through Chinatown. Bonus: you get to make new friends through the class, and reward yourself at the end of it with a complimentary slice of cake and drink at The Social Space cafe.

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Singapore Night Festival (till 25 Aug)
The popular annual Festival, well-loved for its mesmerising light installations, is back with a difference. Creative collaborations between artists, engineers, designers and architects promise a fresh experience of the arts in Singapore’s arts and heritage district. Don’t miss the spell-binding display of wave energy transmission at the reflection pool above Bras Basah MRT. The work is by the Singapore-based lighting design and technology company, Max Lab. Be sure to also slip into the back alleys of Armenian Street to see local street art brought to life with motion sensors and light by the architectural consultancy firm, Arup Singapore.

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