Five things to do this weekend (Jul 15-17)
Lots of sweet treats to enjoy this weekend!
Beat the heat with indulgent drinks and desserts or spend some quality time with friends and family at art exhibitions!
Here are five things to do this weekend (Jul 15 to 17):
1. Check out SAM’s newest art exhibition inspired by Chinese opera and science fiction
From Jul 15 this year to Jul 31, 2024, a new art exhibition inspired by Chinese opera and science fiction titled Wayang Spaceship will be presented as part of The Everyday Museum – the Singapore Art Museum (SAM)’s newly launched long-term public art initiative.
Created by Singaporean artist Ming Wong, Wayang Spaceship is a site-specific work presented as a reimagining of a mobile Chinese opera wayang stage.
Situated prominently with the Singapore seaport as its backdrop, Wayang Spaceship seeks to reflect upon the intersections between the island’s cultural forms borne from migration and contemporary technology.
By day, the work seemingly remains dormant but at around 7pm each evening, the spaceship is activated through an array of light, sound and moving images, evoking the colours of Chinese opera scenes and costumes, conveyed through the figure of the scholar-warrior.
The exhibition is located at the rear entrance of SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark.
2. Treat yourself to Starbucks’ annual Shiok-ah-ccino series
Showcase your National Day spirit with Starbucks Singapore’s annual Shiok-ah-ccino series!
This year, there’s the Intense Chocolate Gao Shiok-ah-ccino which is a blend of dark and milk chocolate, topped with chocolate whipped cream, and the Intense Coffee Gao Shiok-ah-ccino, blended with Starbucks’ coffee roast and espresso complemented by chocolate chips, finished off by the Shiok! chocolate topper and wafer.
Both drinks start at $8.20 each for a Tall cup. They are available to order in-store, via Starbucks Delivers and Mobile Order & Pay, as well as via GrabFood, Foodpanda and Deliveroo.
3. Get inspired by an experimental contemporary fashion showcase at ACM
Opening on Friday (Jul 15), the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) presents #SGFASHIONNOW 2022, the latest experimental contemporary fashion showcase where Singapore fashion takes centre stage.
Presented in collaboration with LASALLE College of the Arts’ (LASALLE) School of Fashion, and the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF), the experimental showcase explores how each designer navigates the fashion space using their own language of draping.
In conjunction with the experimental contemporary fashion showcase, members of the public can look forward to a series of student curator tours, interactive activities, and workshops focusing on fashion, craft, and design – available online and on-site.
4. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with Museum of Ice Cream
In celebration of National Ice Cream Day (NICD) on Sunday (Jul 17), Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) will offer a limited time only NICD Sundae made with three scoops of ice cream – all covered in strawberry and chocolate sauce, whipped cream and topped with pink cherries.
Besides this, there will also be a 90-minute multisensory masterclass for you to create your own custom fragrance at Scents & Scoops.
General admission tickets for Sunday start at $42 for adults, and are free for children aged two and below. Tickets are available at tickets.museumoficecream.sg.
Museum of Ice Cream Singapore is open Thursday to Sunday and is located at 100 Loewen Road.
5. Get your hands on Mighty Jaxx’s limited-edition Shaquille O’Neal collectible
Local collectibles brand Mighty Jaxx has just released a limited-edition Shaquille O’Neal collectible to add to its Mighty All Stars basketball collection.
Commemorating the legendary athlete, the collectible features him in his signature dunk style as he leaps through the air.
It retails at US$349 (S$487) and customers can now purchase it on the Mighty Jaxx website.
It is only available in Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.