Five things to do this weekend (Aug 19-21)
Lots of exciting sights including the return of the Singapore Night Festival!
Make the most of your weekend by checking out a cool exhibition or tuning in to some good music.
Here are five things to do this weekend (Aug 19 to 21):
1. Learn more about the paper offerings industry at Haw Par Villa
Ever wondered about the significance of paper offerings in Chinese festivals and how they’re made?
You can head on down to Haw Par Villa for an exhibition showcasing the contributions of the Yeo Swee Huat Paper Agency to Singapore’s vanishing trade of paper offerings.
Titled End of an Era – The Legacy of a Vanishing Trade: Yeo Swee Huat Paper Agency, the exhibition falls under the line-up of Haw Par Villa’s Spirits Festival commemorating the seventh lunar month.
It is located at the Cloud Pavilion next to the Culture Courtyard and will run till Dec 3.
2. Stream BLACKPINK’s new single ‘Pink Venom’
The wait is finally over! K-pop sensation BLACKPINK has returned after almost two years with their pre-release single, Pink Venom.
Released on Friday (Aug 19) at 12pm SGT, the song marks BLACKPINK’s first full group comeback following their debut full-length album THE ALBUM, released in October 2020.
YG Entertainment has also said in a statement that Pink Venom is the company’s most expensive music video yet.
3. Relive the ABBA era at Sands Theatre
Dance the night away to familiar tunes like Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen and Money, Money, Money at Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA, a concert with a live backing band, costumes, theatrical lighting and effects.
Showtimes are at 8pm on Friday and Saturday and 3pm on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased through Marina Bay Sands’ website.
4. Check out this year’s Singapore Night Festival
Look forward to an exciting line-up of art, heritage and cultural experiences such as light installations and performance stages at the Singapore Night Festival (SNF) 2022, opening this weekend.
Returning after a two-year hiatus, this year’s SNF will take place across the Bras Basah Bugis precinct.
You can view the full list of activities at SNF’s website.
5. Catch Singapore shorts at ArtScience Cinema
Show your appreciation for our local arts scene and catch films like Tiong Bahru Social Club and anthology series like 667 at the ArtScience Cinema.
Titled Imaging Paradise, the film programme offers audiences a peek into the little-seen past of Singapore’s rich tapestry of stories.
To view all showtimes, you can check out ArtScience Cinema’s website.