Things to do this Weekend (9 June – 11 June 2017)

June beckons yet another exciting weekend with activities that will remind you of the holiday mood which has yet to sink in. EDM fans are blessed this weekend as they party at Ultra for two full-fledged days while those who’d prefer doing something with less adrenaline involved would be pleased to know that there are two flea markets in store for them this weekend.

1. Ultra Singapore


The most highly anticipated music festival, Ultra is back again this year. For the EDM-crazed, you can be sure to expect a weekend filled with non-stop dancing and raving. Spanning over a period of two adrenaline-filled days, Ultra will feature legends of the EDM scene such as Steve Aoki, Hardwell, Tiesto and Dash Berlin, just to name a few. Regional acts such as hip hop artist Rich Chigga and local favourites, Sam Rui and Jasmine Sokko will also be taking the stage. Don’t forget to stay hydrated even when you are too occupied with experiencing a euphoric high that only Ultra can bring.
Date: 10th June 2017 and 11th June 2017
Venue: Ultra Park
1 Bayfront Ave
Singapore 018971
Time: Evening – Late

Admission: Tickets can be purchased here
(more information here)

2. Yayoi Kusuma: Life is the Heart of Rainbow


Does the Japanese lady with the electric red, bob-cut hair, look familiar to you? This eccentric looking lady, Yayoi Kusama, was named as one of the Top 10 Living Artists of 2015 and her works will be exhibited at the National Gallery from this weekend onwards. The Yayoi Kusuma: Life is the Heart of Rainbow exhibit is where you can view how she explores and experiments with how Art can be immersive and expansive. For those who already hold interest in her Art, delve deeper into her creative vision through her multi-medium Artworks which dates from the 1950s to present. Definitely keep an eye out for the infinity mirror rooms where you can explore the intricate nets, dots and pumpkin motifs, it will be hard to miss.

Date: 9th June 2017 till 3rd September 2017
Venue: National Gallery
1 Saint Andrew’s Road #01-01
Singapore 178957
Time: Sunday – Thursday 10AM to 7PM, Friday & Saturday – 10AM to 10PM
Admission: $15 for Singaporeans/PRs ($10 for concession holders)
$25 for Non-Singaporeans ($20 for concession-holders)
Free for children 6 years and under, local and locally-based students and teachers, persons with disabilities and one caregiver.
(more information here)
3. Makers’ Parade


Makers’ Parade literally stays authentic to its name with craft makers parading together to sell their handcrafted items at the first level of School of The Arts in a flea-market event. Be sure to support local start—ups, brands and designers as they display a plethora of handcrafted goods from unique jewellery, natural beauty products, affordable art products, food items and more. Undoubtedly, there is a satisfaction in buying these items and knowing that they are highly unique and one of a kind (Fun fact : Makers’ Market is a strong supporter of self-designed products and will not allowed the sale of secondhand or pre-loved products!)
Or, if you are a budding designer with nifty fingers which were gifted to bless the world with your handicraft, this event would be a good platform for you to sell your items. Though this weekend’s booths have all been snapped up, do keep a lookout for future events by Makers’ Parade where you can display your craft.
Date: 9th June 2017 till 11th June 2017
Venue: SOTA, School of The Arts Level 1 and along Prinsep Street and the walkway along Kim Korean BBQ
1 Zubir Said Drive
Singapore 227968
Time: 1PM till 9PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

4. Katong Square Lifestyle and Vintage Market

This is definitely one for the old souls or for those who have been searching high and low for that vintage collectible that you can’t seem to find. With yet another flea market that beckons you, the Lifestyle and Vintage Market and Katong Square will have 20 booths available for you to scour through vintage items such as watches, jewellery, haute couture, vinyl records and more. You may just find that rare Beatles vinyl that you can play on repeat – unlikely but one can dream.
Rustic collectibles aside, the market will be carnival-styled where fine food awaits you as you take a break from your hunt for treasure.
Date: 9th June 2017 till 11th June 2017
Venue: Katong Square
86 East Coast Road
Singapore 428788
Time: 1PM till 10PM

(more information here)

5.The Lo and Behold Group Festival –  Electroball: The Gold Age of Hollywood


The Lo & Behold Group Festival is the festival of dreams for adults wishing to escape from the mundanity of their daily routines as the festival features over a month of parties and feasts for you to take a break from the heaving responsibilities of an adult. What better way to escape from these responsibilities than to experience (or re-experience) what it’s like to be a fun-loving and reckless youth that know’s how to let his/her hair down.
This weekend will be your chance to be transported back to the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood days in the 1920s and 1930s. Hosted at The Black Swan, it will surely be a glamorous one with the event covering over three floors and featuring a multitude of performances such as live electric swing, showgirl coquetry, silver screen drag queens and more. Better dig in your closets for that silvery, sparkly, flapper/dapper-like dress or suit that you never had the opportunity to wear because what’s a Hollywood-themed party without some dressing up?
Date: 10th June 2017
Venue: The Black Swan
19 Cecil Street
Singapore 049704Time: 8pm – LateAdmission: $55 for a regular ticket which includes 1 drink
$65 for door sales
(more information here)
6. Screening of Frankenstein by National Theatre Live

National Theatre in 2011 and then becoming an international broadcast sensation, Frankenstein will be screening at the Esplanade.
Directed by director of Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle and based on the novel of Mary Shelley, Frankenstein tells the story of Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque-looking creating and casts him out into the cruel world where the creature meets cruelty wherever he goes. This shapes him to be increasingly more vengeful as his tracks down his creator and strikes a terrifying deal with him. The pressing issues of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are weaved into this classic tale.
Screening for one day only, Frankenstein features a star studded cast with the beloved Benedict Cumberbatch from BBC One’s Sherlock as the Creature and Jonny Lee Miller from Trainspotting as Victor Frankenstein.
Date: 10th June 2017
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981Time: 12:30PM- 3:30PMAdmission: Tickets can be found here
(more information here)

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