Things to Do This Weekend: 27th to 29th May

As we approach the last weekend of May 2016, we see a significant number of events happening over the weekend kick-starting the long awaited June school holidays, including the annual DBS Marina Regatta, food expositions, book fairs and more. Here are some events happening this weekend (27th to 29th May) that you can check out and spend some quality time with your loved ones.

1. Singapore Food Expo 2016

Photo: Singapore Food Expo
An annual food exposition organised by Singapore Food Manufacturer’s Association, the Singapore Food Expo is one of the most popular food events held in Singapore each year. This year, the expo showcases an array of food, beverages, cookware, condiments and more, where visitors can discover, taste and purchase items at attractive prices.
Date: 27th to 31st May 2016, 11am to 10pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 4
Admission: Free
More information on their event page 

2. Keong Saik Carnival 
8keongsaikPhoto: Keong Saik Carnival
Happening along the iconic Keong Saik Road, the inaugural Keong Saik Carnival is a street market and live music and culture event showcasing live art installations, visual projections, pop up cocktail bars and more. Engage in a blast from the past with the 60’s music as well as the freshest soul, disco, house music from Asia.
Date: 28th May 2016, 12pm to 10:30pm
Venue: Keong Saik Road
Admission: Free
More information on their Facebook page 

3. Starving Artist Fair
Photo: Starving Artist Fair
A bi-monthly festival of independent comics, illustrations, toys, talks and workshops, the Starving Artist Fair is an incubation programme for comics entrepreneurs where they learn about marketing and gain exposure through events. Pop by to support your favorite local artists, illustrators and creators who will be selling original comics and related artworks and merchandises.
Date: 28th May 2016, 12pm to 9:00pm
Venue: *SCAPE, Level 5 SCAPEmedia Hub
Admission: Free
More information on

4. Asian Festival of Children’s Content 
Photo: National Library Board
Asia’s largest festival for children’s books and stories, the Asian Festival of Children’s Content aims to celebrate and promote the creation and appreciation of children’s book and content, with a focus on Asian themes. With a number of conferences, seminars, workshops, book fairs and more, the unique event provides an opportunity for writers, illustrators, publishers, teachers, as well as parents and children to learn and discover more about children’s literature.
Date: 28th to 29th May 2016, 9am to 12.15pm
Venue: National Library Board Singapore
Admission: Free
More information on their event page

5. Green Is The New Black Pop-Up
Photo: Green Is The New Black Pop-Up
A preview of the conscious festival – Green Is The New Black Asia, slated to happen later this year – the pop-up aims to offer highlights of the mega event. Gathering the most conscious brands, businesses, influencers and people under one roof, event goers can expect to learn directly from some of the most forward-thinking people in fashion and sustainability in Singapore, connect with trendsetters and influencers, and at the same time, discover brands as well as their life-changing products through various talks, workshops and marketplaces that will be held on the 28th May 2016.
Date: 28th May 2016, 9:30am to 3:00pm
Venue: The Working Capitol, 1 Keong Saik Road
Admission: Free (except for some workshops and talks)
More information on their event page 

6. Farmer’s Market @ Central Singapore
Photo: Farmer’s Market @ Central Singapore
Back for the second time, the Farmer’s Market @ Central Singapore will be setting up booths at the Enabling Village this Saturday, where more than 10 vendors will be selling organic produces such as specialty coffee, honey, nut butter and more. Other activities include the Upcycling Booth, where participants can support the green movement by turning used items into something new, as well as performances by local acoustic band Saturdate.
Date: 28th May 2016, 4pm to 7pm
Venue: Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru
Admission: Free
More information on their event page 

7. OSIM Sundown Marathon 2016
Photo: OSIM Sundown Marathon 2016
The annual night marathon held in Singapore, OSIM Sundown Marathon needs no introduction. Back for the umpteenth time this year, the marathon features 4 different race categories – 5km, 10km, half marathon and full marathon.
Date: 28th May 2016, 8pm
Venue: F1 Pit Building
Admission: SGD $35++
More information on their event page

8. 5th French Animation Film Festival
Photo: 5th French Animation Film Festival
Happening for the 5th time in Singapore, the French Animation Film Festival explores a few animated films and movies across the 3 day span of the event. Event goers can look forward to catching The Little Prince, as well as enjoy free 3D-printing and stop motion workshops presented by the event organizers.
Date: 27th to 29th May 2016, various timings
Venue: Alliance Francaise de Singapour
Admission: SGD $13++
More information on their event page 

9. PlaystreetsSG @ Singapore River
Photo: PlaystreetsSG
An initiative that converts the street into a giant playground to encourage more physical activity, Play Street aims to help individuals develop active habits by preventing sedentary lifestyle. The first ever Play Street in Singapore comprises of face-painting, chalk art as well as group games – fit for both the young and old. 

Date: 28th to 29th May 2016, 4pm to 7pm
Venue: Caseen Street, in front of Singapore Tyler Print Institute
Admission: Free
More information on

10. DBS Marina Regatta 2016
Photo: DBS Marina Regatta
Singapore’s biggest water sports fest by the bay is back once again this year. DBS Marina Regatta 2016 will feature activities including dragon boat races, yoga by the bay, sailing, as well as Southeast Asia’s tallest inflatable water slide. Other than that, a collective of emerging homegrown talent and up-and-coming artists will also be part of this year’s DBS Marina Regatta.
Date: 28th May to 5th June 2016, 11:00am to 10:00pm
Venue: The Promontory @ Marina Bay
Admission: Free
More information on their event page

11. Social Sunday Barbecue
Photo: Social Sunday Barbecue
Reminisce the good old days and catch up with old friends and neighbors, or network with new friends and mingle – end your month of May with a bang at Social Sunday Barbecue, where a sumptuous gourmet barbecue feast and free-flow wine and beer will be available.
Date: 29th May 2016, 6pm to 10pm
Venue: ONE°15 Marina Club, Boaters’ Bar
Admission: SGD $38
More information on their Facebook page 

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