Things To Do This Weekend (21 – 23 October)

October is almost ending, which means the hectic year is slowly coming to a close. Take time off busy work schedules and indulge in this weekend’s exhibitions and workshops that will excite the art buff in you. If that’s not enough, look forward to two weekend markets, or step out of your comfort zone and take part in a film making competition.
1. Women in Photography Exhibition


For the second year running, the annual Women in Photography Exhibition is being held to showcase the works of prominent female photographers who have made prominent impacts in their field. These 18 photographers come from all over the world, and their works allow the audience to see life through their lenses, shedding light on issues in their societies – ranging from domestic struggles, to observations of communities, to universal stories of humanity and empathy. There is also a Women in Film exhibition for those who prefer motion pictures, and the screenings can be found here.
Date: Ongoing till 20 November 2016
Venue: Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film
155 Middle Road
Singapore 188977
Time: Tuesday – Saturday, 12PM to 7PM / Sunday, 12PM to 4PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)
2. Cartoons Underground 2016


Touted as Singapore’s first and largest independent animation festival, Cartoons Underground celebrates the achievements of maverick animators over the past 5 years. You can look forward to outdoor screenings of rare, award-winning animated films by directors from Annecy, Hiroshima, Fantoche and Edinburgh international film festivals, with UV stage lighting and projection mapping. Twenty short films curated by award-winning independent local animator, Tan Wei Keong will be showcased alongside the international acts.
Date: 22 October 2016
Venue: kult kafé
Emily Hill
11 Upper Wilkie Road
Singapore 228120
Time: 6PM – 11PM
Admission: Free, but sign up for tickets here
(more information here)
3. 48 Hour Film Horror Project Singapore


If you’re a film enthusiast and are up for a challenge, this is it. The 48 Hour Film Project will stretch you and your creative capacity thin, as you and your team are tasked to write, shoot and edit a horror movie within the span of a weekend. If you’re not inclined towards the production aspect of film, you can attend the screening of the films on the 30th of October. The winning team stands to win $1000 for their efforts, on top of prizes from sponsors like Sony, Singapore Film Society and Cathay Photo.
Date: 21 – 23 October 2016
Venue: *SCAPE Gallery
2 Orchard Link
Singapore 237978
Time: Kickoff on Friday at 8PM, dropoff on Sunday at 9.30PM
Admission: Registration fees starting at $198
(more information here)
4. Green Is The New Black 2016 


At Asia’s 1st “conscious festival”, all aspects of the event focus on raising awareness of what we put in our bodies and expose ourselves to. Listen in on talks by leading change makers and thought leaders in Asia to improve your mind and the way you work. There will be workshops where you get hands on and dirty, learning about urban gardening, building gardens and wellness. At the marketplace, you can find 50 conscious brands from fashion, lifestyle, food and beauty, accompanied by live local music. This is definitely a festival the health and earth-conscious individual would not want to miss.

Date: 22 October 2016
Venue: Hotel Jen Tanglin
1A Cuscaden Road
Singapore 249716
Time: 9AM – 9PM
Admission: Free, but certain events are ticketed
(more information here)

5. Tanjong Goodman Weekend Market


Though the Tanjong Goodman Weekend Market might appear catered to children, it most certainly isn’t. Drop the kids off at some of the workshops or performances, and pop by the farmer’s market, garage sale or have a cup of coffee at the food bazaar. There will also be a charity picnic pop-up special in support of the Singapore Children’s Society, with entertaining activities for young and old alike.

Date: 22 – 23 October 2016
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre
90 Goodman Road
Singapore 439053
Time: 10AM – 6PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

6. The Makers’ Festival at Centrepoint


Rarely do we come across any more artisan handmade goods with the influx of factory-produced items, much less do we have the opportunity to see the creative process behind it. The Makers’ Festival will house 30 different professional makers and over 35 different technology demos, workshops and do-it-yourself activities for an eye opening experience. A range of products including fabric handbags, ceramic housewares and nut butter will be up for sale, while workshops like Steampunk Notebook Making and Hologram Making are still available for signing up. Others are already fully subscribed so do register quickly.

Date: Ongoing till 30 October 2016
Venue: The Centrepoint
176 Orchard Road
Singapore 238843
Time: 10AM – 10PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

7. Urban Kampung


Take part in a night of cultural immersion, where you can get to know more about the Malay-Muslim way of life through food. At Urban Kampung, 8 satay vendors will compete to be voted as crowd favourites, and every ticket entitles you to two sticks of satays from each stall. Food is not limited to only satays, of course, and you can expect an array of Malay fusion cuisine like nachos with permaisuri sauce and gula melaka scones. On top of that, sit in on Malay cultural talks and performances to understand more about the etiquettes and taboos of the community. There will also be traditional games, and a photobooth where you can try on beautiful hijabs, baju kurungs or sarongs.

Date: 22 October 2016
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Walk @ Esplanade Park
Connaught Drive
Singapore 179682
Time: 5PM – 9PM
Admission: Tickets at $25
(more information here)

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