With Monday, 28 July being Hari Raya, it’s going to be a long weekend break. Whether you’re getting the ketupat and kuih tarts ready at home, or you’re taking a breather from a long week at work or school, there’s are parties, concerts and even a farmers’ market to check out this weekend. Read on for more ideas.
Kids & family
Head back to nature with the Bolly Jolly Farmers’ Festival this Hari Raya weekend (26 to 28 July, 11am to 4pm). Celebrating local produce, young entrepreneurs and brands, the festival will showcase both fresh and artisanal produce, including organic vegetables, home made banana cakes, tapioca chips, nut butters and sprouting kits.
There will also be a shuttle bus with pick-ups from Kranji MRT station to Bollywood Veggies and back. (From Kranji MRT Station (berth 3) – 9.30am, 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm . From Bollywood Veggies – 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm, 5.15pm.)
On an unrelated "Bolly" note, pick up some Bollywood moves at Esplanade’s ‘Footwork’ series this weekend. The class is designed for beginners, so it doesn’t matter if you’re a youth or a senior citizen.
You can even head down to the Singapore Sports Hub at Kallang, which has just extended the free usage of its facilities until 17 August. You can even book your own lane at the FINA-approved and Olympic-sized lap pool.
Use the lap pool at the OCBC Aquatics Centre at the Sports Hub for free until 17 August (Photo: AFP/ Stefanus Ian)
Arts & culture
The Laramie Project, restaged by the Singapore Repertory Theatre’s youth arm, The Young Co., examines the destructive nature and realities of hate crimes and bullying. The play chronologically recreates some of the scenes that lead up to the murder of Matthew Shepard, whose story inspired this play, but also incorporates news reports and material from interviews with over 200 residents from Laramie, Wyoming where the incident took place. Catch the play this weekend, on 25 and 26 July.
Pack a picnic basket and mat for a free movie under the stars this Saturday, 26 July at 8pm at the National Museum of Singapore. As part of their ‘Under the Banyan Tree’ film screening series, this Saturday’s feature film is Stanley Kubrick’s iconic ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.
With all the entertaining you’ll be doing at home this Hari Raya, perhaps it’s time to pick up some new kitchenware. Corelle Snapware has introduced a new range of dishes that can be use to serve and even store food. These stackable containers can even even be used for baking.
Pick up some new kitchenware from Corelle this weekend
As part of their promotional launch, the Snapware is retailing between $13.90 to $23.90 for it’s regular open stock designs, while the new range sets cost $29 for a 4-piece square set and $39 for a 6-piece rectangle set. This offer is only valid at promotional shows from July to September, one of which you can catch this weekend at TANGS Orchard and TANGS. More information here.
It’s also the last few days of the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar. Pick up new curtains, clothes, kicks and decorative lights, stock up on kuih tarts or just soak up the electric atmosphere at this annual night market. Have you checked out HungyGoWhere’s gallery on what to eat at the bazaar?
Music & nightlife
Anirudh, the youngest music director-composer-singer combination from India will be holding his first ever concert in Singapore this Saturday. Singapore’s very own Shabir and rapper Lady Kash, as well as UK R&B crooner Arjun will join the lineup for this one-night-only concert party. There’s even a mosh pit so you can get in the thick of the action.
Anirudh, the man behind the viral hit Tamil song ‘Why this kolaveri di’ is playing in Singapore this Saturday
Get jacked this Sunday, 27 July at Tanjong Beach Club when year-old DJ night Jack’s Hit takes over Smack My Beach Up. With 13 of the finest homegrown DJs (incuding Ming, Kurt Ctdk and Darren Dubwise) dropping everything from summery house to tropical bass and cool disco edits over 10 hours, it’ll be a cocktail-fueled Sunday of revelry. There’s no excuse not to go, especially since Monday is a public holiday.
For more ideas on more things to do this weekend, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great weekend and see you back here next week.