5 Things to do This Weekend
1) Noise Singapore 2016 Festival Exhibition
The Noise Festival is a celebration of local creativity, something that tends to be overlooked in our academics-driven society. Featuring original works by the youth in Singapore, the festival comprises a series of exhibitions and concerts to be held at the Capitol Piazza and Esplanade. The first in this series is an exhibition of original artworks including photography, music creations, and commissioned installations based on the theme ‘Uncharted’. The Festival Exhibition will be on from 13- 31 August at Capitol Piazza. If you’re an art enthusiast, be sure to swing by and show our local young artists some support. For more information, visit noisesingapore.com
2) Perseid Meteor Shower
If you are a sucker for star gazing, you’re in luck. This weekend just so happens to be the zenith of the annual Perseid meteor shower, and according to experts it is going to be even more incredible than usual. The Perseid meteor shower is an annual occurrence that takes place when the Earth crosses path with debris left behind by the Swift-Tuttle comet. Our planet plows through the cloud of fragments, causing the broken up pieces of the comet to strike our atmosphere at about 124,000 miles per hour. The result is a spectacular celestial fireworks display. For more information about how to view this natural display on your own check out spacedex.com. If you’d rather join fellow stargazers, swing by West Coast Park’s Grand Lawn between 11.55pm and 6.30am on 12 and 13 August.
3) Films at the Fort
Taking a date to the cinema is all well and good but sitting on a picnic mat in the middle of a park, watching a movie under a blanket of stars makes the whole experience that much more romantic. If you’re looking to take your significant other out for a special night, grab tickets to watch a movie at Films at the Fort this weekend. The open-air cinema takes place once a year at Fort Canning, screening movies every day for almost a month. Check out the movie schedule here. Tickets may seem a little steep at 33 bucks each but it’s all about new experiences!
4) Singapore International Festival of Arts
The celebrated national performance arts festival is back yet again, and with performances from theatre, dance, music and more, it hints the be bigger than ever. One of the highlights of this festival is a dark, razor-sharp comedy called The Last Supper, written by Egyptian independent theatre director and playwright Ahmed El Attar. The play centres on a well-off Egyptian family and their vapid interactions as they gather around to break bread. Hilarious yet thought provoking, audiences may find themselves being able to relate to the characters of this performance. The Last Supper is on from 11- 13 August, 8pm. For information on other performances, visit sifa.sg.
5) Epicurean Market
Calling all foodies! From today till 14 August put a hold on your healthier diets and indulge in some mouth-watering nosh at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre’s Epicurean Market. This little piece of culinary heaven will feature everything from refined cuisine by newly-awarded Singapore Michelin-starred restaurants to wine and whisky from a smorgasbord of vineyards and distilleries. For the first time ever, the Epicurean Market will be hosting a selection of premium masterclasses dubbed the Sands Signature Series. Veteran wine enthusiasts and newcomers alike are invited to learn a thing or two about terroir from the best in the business.