Things To Do This Weekend (24 – 26 March 2017)

You’re in for a gastronomic treat this weekend with a variety of fine dining events at the acclaimed World Gourmet Summit featuring a stellar cast of celebrity and Michellin-starred chefs, or kick back and chill out at Camp Kilo Charcoal with some hearty grub and great music. Get your heart rate up at Silent Disco at i Light overlooking the CBD and spectacular installations, or breathe in the fresh morning air at Botanic Gardens as you get into downward dog at Pop Up Yoga.

1. After Dawn: BBQ Block Party


Have yourself a night of revelry by the riverside, surrounded by music, hearty food, games and a specially curated artist market at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. In collaboration with The Local People, they are bringing in local artists and designers, and some will be holding creative workshops for patrons to participate in at the artist market. Look out for My Grandmama’s Secret (Energy healing through crystal & herb therapy and personalised oracle card readings), Tinkerwerx (3D fashion accessories), Freckled Daisy (handmade jewelry) and more.

Date: 26 March 2017
Time: 2PM – 11PM
Venue: Camp Kilo
66 Kampong Bugis #03-01
Singapore 338987
Admission: Free

More information here.

2. Pop Up Yoga at Botanic Gardens


Gather with like-minded people and gear up for a day of yoga in the crisp morning air at Botanic Gardens. Classes are based on Hatha Yoga, but teachers will expose you to different styles along the way. Just bring along a mat, a bottle of water and a positive attitude to spread good energy around. Pop Up Yoga is an initiative by Urban Yogis, to allow more in the same community to meet in quirky places, inspire and sustain each other in the path to leading a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Date: 26 March 2017
Time: 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Venue: Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road
Singapore 259569
Admission: $8, tickets available here.

More information here.

3. Earth Hour 2017


Join millions around the world in a symbolic gesture for climate change by switching off their non-essential lighting for an hour. For this year’s Earth Hour, WWF-Singapore is hosting Singapore’s first ever sustainable marathon, the 5KM Earth Hour Run, which starts as the city dims its lights in solidarity against climate change. There will also be the Earth Hour movement at the F1 Pit building where local artists like Shigga Shay, Inch Chua and Dru Chen will be putting on a performance for all event goers. There will also be a Night Market Festival before the performance, with merchandise up for grabs and fun activities to learn more about sustainability.

Date: 25 March 2017
Time: 8:30PM – 9:30PM
Venue: Singapore F1 Pit Building
Republic Boulevard
Singapore 038975
Admission: Free

More information here.

4. Children’s Festival at Gardens by the Bay


An event that will not only excite the young ones, Gardens by the Bay is transforming into a dino wonderland with multi-coloured dinosaurs taking over the Supertree Grove. Fun fringe activities like a dinosaur egg hunt around the park, craft workshops to create your own fossil and dinosaur-themed terrariums are surely something you don’t get to participate in often. Look out for exciting performances, creative crafts, workshops and fun-filled carnival rides and games as well.

Date: Ongoing till 2 April 2017
Time: 9AM – 8PM daily
Venue: Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Dr
Singapore 018953
Admission: Free

More information here.

5. Silent Disco @ i Light Marina Bay


With i Light 2017 coming to a close, end it off with a party surrounded by enthralling light installations. Silent Disco Asia is bringing a pop-up nightclub to Marina Bay, where each party-goer is given a headset that is connected to three different channels they can choose from. Each channel plays a different genre of music, from electronic house and EDM music, indie rock anthems, to hip-hop, you no longer have to leave the music up to the DJ.

Date: 24 – 26 March 2017
Time: 8PM – 11:5oPM
Venue: Marina Bay City Gallery
11 Marina Blvd
Admission: $25, tickets available here.

More information here.

6. With/Out

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With/Out is an interpretation of Paddy Chew’s monologue, conceptualised by performance and moving-image artist Loo Zihan. In 1999, Paddy Chew made waves in the local art scene with his docu-theatre monologue, Completely With/Out Character. It was an account of his experiences as the first Singaporean AIDS victim to come out to the public. Paddy passed away a few months after the end of the production. With/Out uses archived content and new material created by Loo Zihan, in collaboration with award-winning performer Janice Koh to showcase a multimedia experience that not only preserves the memory of Paddy’s monologue, but also relates it to our contemporary experience.

Date: Ongoing till 26 March 2017
Time: –
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio
Admission: From $17.

More information here.

7. World Gourmet Summit Singapore 2017


This year is Singapore’s World Gourmet Summit’s 21st anniversary, having been introduced in 1997 to bring Singapore into the international culinary spotlight as a destination for fine dining. At this gastronomic event, some of the world’s best celebrity and Michelin-starred chefs come together to allow patrons to try a plethora of their finest creations. There will also be themed masterclasses for the discerning individual who hopes to elevate his/her palate and culinary skills a notch.

Date: Ongoing till 16 April 2017
Time: –
Venue: Various
Admission: Various

More information here.

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