Festivals and events happening this weekend
It’s carnival frenzy this weekend and there’s no better way to end the month with a bang – explore the massive Artbox, challenge yourself at the highly-anticipated DBS Marina Regatta, and relive your childhood memories at Cartoon Network’s Animate Your Life Festival!
1. Artbox 2018: Oasis
Back again for it’s 2nd edition in Singapore that’s 3 times bigger than last year’s, you can say that Artbox is almost like a hipster Chatuchak – there’ll be over 400 stalls available, with all sorts of quirky knick-knacks for sale, photo-worthy food, and a chill dining section decorated with beach umbrellas, artificial grass, and hammocks.
Of course, there’ll be plenty of fairy lights around, and unlike its weekend market counterpart, you can expect live performances by local musicians and a colourful foam pit filled with pool floats for you to hop on as well – bring a change of clothes just in case!
Address: Bayfront Event Space, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
Date & Time: 25th – 27th May & 1st – 3rd June | 3PM – 11PM
2. Toruk: The First Flight
Source: Cirque du Soleil
Well-known all over the globe for their beautifully elaborate sets and acrobatic choreography, the award-winning Cirque du Soleil is back in Singapore with Toruk: The First Flight, their latest act that’s inspired by Avatar!
Set 3,000 years before the film’s timeline, the show follows three friends, Ralu, Entu, and Tsyal, who enlist the help from the great Toruk to save the Tree of Souls.
They’ll be in theatres for just a week from 24th May – 3rd June, so make sure you don’t miss your chance to get transported to the world of Pandora!
Address: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691
Date: 24th May – 3rd June
Ticket Pricing: $98 – $188
3. DBS Marina Regatta
Fitness fans, the highly-anticipated DBS Marina Regatta is finally here, and besides the adrenaline-pumping dragon boat matches, you’ll be able to challenge yourself with a “Ninja Warrior”-like obstacle course, enjoy free fitness and yoga classes, and try your hand at the creators market’s workshops!
Nathan Hartono challenging last year’s Battle Bay Extreme. Source: DBS
Known as Battle Bay Extreme, it’s Southeast Asia’s first large-scale, high-intensity obstacle course that includes the infamous Wipeout bouncy balls, a six-foot wall, and inverted ladders.
Workshops on latte art and making your own superfood snacks and acai bowls will also be available, but here’s the highlight – DBS Live Fresh Cardmembers will be entitled to a 2-hour long sneaker customisation session with internationally-renowned sneaker artist, Mr Sabotage! Seats are limited, so book yours ASAP.
One of Mr. Sabotage’s works. Source: @mr_sabotage
4. Cartoon Network Animate Your Life Festival
For those of you who are young at heart, head down to Singapore’s very first 16-day Cartoon Network-themed festival! Featuring the adorable characters from We Bare Bears, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, and Ben 10, the Cartoon Network Animate Your Life Festival will have carnival games, a giant maze, bouncy inflatables, and first dibs on the world’s first Cartoon Network-themed cruise.
For more details on the festival, read our article here! Tickets can be purchased here.
Address: Bayfront Plaza, Gardens by the Bay
Date & Time: 26th May – 10th June | Mon – Thurs: 3PM – 9PM, Fri – Sun: 3PM – 11PM
Ticket Pricing: $18 (Adult) | $15 (Student) | $12.50 (2 – 12 years old)
5. Lion City Youth Jazz Festival 2018 Finale Concert
If you’re passionate about jazz music, book yourself a seat at the Lion City Youth Jazz Festival Concert 2018, where there’ll be performances by international jazz bigwigs such as 5-time Grammy award-winning Trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker.
The first half of the concert will showcase jazz arrangements of famous tunes from Singapore and our regional neighbours, while the latter half will pay tribute to legendary Trumpeter Miles Davis!
Plus, for those of you who are a huge fan of Brecker, he’ll be conducting a workshop at LASELLE on 25th May, from 5.30PM – 6.30PM. Tickets are going for just $20, so sign up here!
Address: School of the Arts Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
Date & Time: 26th May | 7.30PM
Ticketing Price: $35, $60, $95
6. Picnic After Hours: Silent Disco
Source: Picnic SG
Partygoers, Picnic is hosting their very first disco party this Saturday and they are partnering with Silent Disco Asia! Groove to 3 different DJs playing simultaneously on separate channels on your headset, with the latest chart-topping hits playing on the green channel, head-banging rock and indie songs on the red channel, and blood-pumping electronic and EDM tunes streaming on the blue channel.
Only 300 tickets are available for sale and each includes 4 complimentary house pours, beer, or wine, so book yours early before they’re all sold out!
Note: You have to be above 18 years old to attend the event.
Address: Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877
Date & Time: 26th May | 10.30PM – 2AM
Ticketing Price: $45
7. Goodwood Park Hotel’s Durian Fiesta
The hotel even sells adorable ceramic durian-shaped bowls! Source: Goodwood Park Hotel
Durian lovers, rejoice! Goodwood Park Hotel’s annual Durian Fiesta is back again till 22nd July, and there are 4 new durian creations made with pure D24 pulp on top of their usual durian offerings, which includes the D24 White Chocolate Raspberry Dome, D24 Coffee Glaze, and D24 Fried Kataifi.
D24 Coffee Glaze. Source: Goodwood Park Hotel
Feast away to your heart’s content at their Dessert Buffet as well, which now has exclusive durian pastries like the D24 Mini Egg Tart, and a durian pancake live station.
Order your durian desserts here!
Address: 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221
Date & Time: 30th March – 22nd July