Things To Do This Weekend: 17 – 19 June

A four-day beer festival, music gigs and even more weekend markets. Here’s a low-down on the highlights this weekend.
1. Beerfest Asia 2016
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Cheers to the weekend with over 500 varieties of beers and spirits at the largest four-day beer festival in Asia. Ranging from well loved classics to unique craft creations and premium spirits, this is going to be every beer snob’s favourite event. Enjoy live performances from international tribute bands, local acts and stand-up comedians while you spend a night – or all four nights – in beer heaven.
Date: 16 – 19 June
Time:  6 PM (16-17 June), 3 PM (18 June), 2 PM (19 June)
Location: Marina Promenade
Admission: $25 – $117 (all tickets include 1 complimentary beer)
(more information on their website)
2. Journey to the End and Back
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This is not your usual indoor escape room in shopping malls, and neither is it one for the faint at heart. Journey to the End and Back is a large-scale, outdoor escape room game held at the super eerie Haw Par Villa. Players must solve riddles and challenges that revolve around the plot of a school excursion gone wrong. If you think you are brave enough to run through the Ten Courts of Hell solving haunting mysteries, this game is for you. Tickets are selling out, fastest fingers first!
Date: 18 June
Location: Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Road 118628
Admission: $25 per pax (max. 6 in a group)
(more information on their event page)
3. Buds Theatre: IN-HOUSE Series 2015
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Show your support for the local arts scene by catching two highly thought-provoking plays written by youth theatre members at Buds Theatre. ‘Hold On’ by Wisley Chow is a deeply evocative number that explores feelings of loneliness and isolation, while ‘The Heart is Only a Muscle’ by Narisha Ibrahim is one that touches on the painful stages of grief.
Date: 18 – 19 June
Time: 8 PM
Location: The Playtent, 180 Joo Chiat Road #02-01 427451
Admission: $15
(more information on their website)
4. A Rooftop Affair: Greyson Chance Live in Singapore
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Fans of Greyson Chance, you can catch him at an intimate rooftop concert this weekend. The American heartthrob who stole our hearts with his viral cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘Paparaazi’ is here to perform some of his new songs at myVillage, Serangoon Gardens. It has been a good six years since his overnight sensation, and the 18-year-old is no longer the baby-faced tween we used to know. Expect a deep, booming voice and heartfelt ballads penned by Chance himself. Apart from his set, edgy singer-songwriter Inch Chua will also be performing at the rooftop event.
Date: 18 June
Time: 630 PM
Location: myVillage, Serangoon Gardens
Admission: Spend a min. of $90 at myVillage and redeem a ticket or $160 for a pair
(more information on their website)
5. The Beast: Father’s Day Promotion
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It’s Father’s Day this weekend! Show extra love and appreciation for daddy dearest by taking him out for a hearty dinner. The Beast, a southern kitchen and bourbon bar, is having a ‘Dad Dines Free’ offer this weekend. For every three mains ordered, all dads will get a main course on the house, together with a complimentary mini beast bourbon bottle. You and your dad are in for a southern American feast – from mac & cheese burgers to southern fried chicken and bacon waffle sundaes. Note that this promotion strictly applies to reservations only, so remember to book in advance.
Date: 18 – 19 June
Time: 5PM onwards
Location: The Beast, 17 Jalan Klapa 199329
(more information on their website)
6. Flea Party
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If you are desperate to rid all the unwanted clothes lying stale in your wardrobe, then this mega flea market at Lucky Plaza is the perfect opportunity to rent a booth and sell them off. Or you could simply saunter in and indulge in a day of budget shopping, scoring pre-loved items without breaking the bank.
Date: 1 – 30 June
Time: 1 PM – 7 PM
Location: Lucky Plaza #06-48B (beside Jollibee)
Admission: Free
(more information on their website)
7. The Local People x National Heritage Board Art Market 
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Themed ‘Never Growing Up’, the upcoming weekend art market at Waterloo Centre is a collaboration between The Local People and The National Heritage Board. This activity-packed event includes face-painting, art workshops, quirky wall installations, live storytelling and music performances from local bands. A whopping 50 vendors will be setting up booths at the market selling everything from art pieces to gourmet bites and artisanal ice cream. Look forward to the movie screening at night to end the day on a super chill note.
Date: 18 – 19 June
Time: 5 PM onwards
Location: Art Space at 261 Waterloo Centre
Admission: Free
(more information on their event page)
8. Trip to Nursery + Create a Bouquet with Shop Wonderland
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Shop Wonderland, a café cum florist nestled in the heart of Haji Lane, is offering a hands-on experience for flower enthusiasts interested in basic bouquet making. It begins with a trip to the nursery, where you will be guided on how to purchase flowers and gain a deeper understanding of the different varieties and types needed to create the perfect bouquet. After you have picked out your flowers, you will spend all afternoon at the store learning the intricate techniques of creating a flower bouquet. No prior knowledge and experience is necessary; this is the weekend to learn a new skill.
Date: 18 June
Time: 10 AM – 6 PM
Location: Shop Wonderland, 37 Haji Lane 189230
Admission: $280
(more information on their event page)
9. Soak Out! Water Party at Universal Studios Singapore
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Park goers can now look forward to a special water parade at USS everyday, featuring entertainers and over 50 characters engaging in friendly water gun fights. (buy a water gun from the carts around the water fight area and you can join in the fun too) There is also the Soak Out After Party held from 6 – 9 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and selected nights. The park’s opening hours will be extended on these days and selected attractions will remain open all night  – jump on the popular Battlestar Galactica for a whole other experience.
Date: 13 June – 10 August
Time: 3 PM (water parade), 6 PM – 9 PM (after party on weekends and selected nights)
Location: Universal Studios Singapore
Admission: $74 (adult), $54 (child), $36 (senior) – normal park ticket rates
(more information on their website)
10. Carnival Market at ORTO
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This weekend is abuzz with markets, and the Carnival Market at ORTO is adding on to the list. This massive one will see over 50 stalls, including home bakers selling their fresh bakes and vendors dishing out local eats. Apart from shopping and eating, this market will also be hosting a prawning workshop and terrarium workshop – not the usual activities you would expect at a weekend market. Stay till night to soak up the good vibes with performances from a live band and ice cold Paulaner beer.
Date: 19 June
Time: 9 AM – 9 PM
Location: ORTO, 81 Lorong Chencharu
Admission: Free
(more information on their event page)
11. Tay Kewei Live at the Esplanade
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Soulful crooner Tay Kewei is back at the Esplanade this weekend for a solo show, seven years after the launch of her debut album. The Singaporean songstress currently has six regional and Japan-exclusive albums under her belt – expect to be serenaded with multiple hits across all albums.
Date: 18 June
Time: 730 PM
Location: Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive
Admission: $35 – $55
(more information on their event page)

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