Arts & culture
For this weekend only, only, catch the double-bill of Floating Bones at the Arts House. ‘Floathouse 1001’ by Cultural Medallion winner Han Lao Da depicts a dystopian future while ‘Dragon Bone’ by Quah Sy Ren explores a dream world. These Chinese language plays have been translated into English for the first time.
Veteran theatre actor Lim Kay Siu stars in 'Floating Bones' a double-bill of plays
While you’re at The Arts House, check out the Cats of the world photo exhibition, from 2 to 28 July where there are photos of furry felines by both amateur and professional photographers from around the world. There’s also the Saturday Purzaar Market from 11am to 6pm, where you can purchase kitty-themed paraphernelia and even cat food. Head here for more details.
Pick up hand-stamped kitty-themed pouches from Momshoo at the Purrzaar
For a spot of comedy, the men behind Whose Line Is It Anyway (the original British version) are back in Singapore this weekend. Comedians Stephen Frost, Andy Smart, Steven Steen and Ian Coppinger, will turn anything and everything the audience can think of into hilarious sketches, songs and comic dramas.
Dame Helen Mirren reprised her role as the Queen Elizabeth II for the West End production of ‘The Audience’ which was filmed at the famous National Theatre. Catch a screening of her performance, in high definition of course, at National Theatre Live at the Esplanade.
There may not be the traditonal fireworks, but you can still celebrate the Fourth of July with BBQ-ed goodness. Our friends at HungryGoWhere.com have put together 6 restaurants for American-style ribs. If you prefer your celebrations to involve treats of the sweet variety, here’s where you can get the best American-style pancakes.
Fluffy pancakes from Hatched feature in the list. Click through to see where else you can get your hands on this American staple.
Nightlife & parties
The Fourth of July weekend continues with Stars and Stripes over at Tanjong Beach Club. Besides the beats and the beach front view, there will be beer pong and beer sculling at this all-American party.
The Singapore International Jewelry Expo happens only this weekend at Marina Bay Sands.Buyers and retailers from all around the region will be on hand to trade, showcase and exhibit rare gems. A rare $12.5 million, 50.55-carat white diamond from DeGem, as well as a 5-carat pink diamond from Yuli (priced at $435,000) will be on show.There will even be lucky draws. Admission is free, but be sure to register as a trade visitor before heading down.
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.