Labour Day is almost at your door, but for now the glorious weekend awaits. Rather than having a sleepy day in, fill your spare time with these effortlessly fun activities that will have you facing the coming week with a smile.
Feed your brain with visual candy at Strip 2013, a joint exhibition featuring three Filipino photographers. Each focusing on still life portraits, the photos capture the form of objects in a new abstract context. Here, Corrine de San Jose camouflages objects painted with monochrome flowers against similarly patterned backdrops, Rachel Rillo plays with light falling on surfaces painted with white acrylic, and Wawi Navarozza presents a sculptural installation captured in photographs. Take your time to let the visuals seep into your conscience.
Being a Good Samaritan is easy when you get to have a good time doing so. The charitable folks at Food For Thought will be organising a Garden Movie Night at their glass bistro in the Botanic Gardens to raise funds for Mongolia’s street kids. The chosen film of the evening, ‘The Cave of the Yellow Dog’, is a touching award-winning Mongolian-German drama about a nomad girl who is forced to leave her canine best friend. Each ticket comes with a delicious set meal.
If you’re a sucker for love stories, American playwright Rajiv Joseph’s play ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ is one that will intrigue. Told in eight vignettes, the play follows the lives of Kayleen (Tania Mukherjee) and Doug (Musa Fazal) as they get emotionally bumped and bruised while growing up, until they eventually find each other.
Memory lane comes bearing trinkets and treasures at this flea market at myVillage, a quaint shopping space in Serangoon Gardens. Stalls will be laden with vintage clothes, nostalgic toys, handmade crafts and more.
Our to-do list wouldn’t be complete without a spin on the dancefloor. This weekend, English trance and big beat veteran Paul Oakenfold holds court at Zouk’s main room with heady soundscapes and dance anthems. For a change of pace, duck into Velvet Underground for Poptart, where resident DJ Weelikeme and partners in crime Jah and Jinmart will be churning out recklessly happy indie, alternative and Brit rock tunes.
For more ideas on more things to do this weekend, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great weekend everyone and see you back here next week.