Five things to do this weekend (Jun 23-25)

Carnival games, live music and esports await you this weekend.

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Published: 23 June 2023, 3:44 PM

Spend the end of the week enjoying live performances, games and art with this weekend’s lineup of events and pop-ups!

Here are five things you can do this weekend (Jun 23 to 25):

1. Indulge in good food and music at Gastrobeats’ final weekend

With Gastrobeats 2023 being down to its final few days, it could be a good chance to drop by and indulge in its many food options and live music acts one last time.

Located at the Bayfront event space, it features 50 food vendors that serve a variety of cuisines like Italian and Mexican, local artist sets and giant inflatable play zones. The large-scale lifestyle event is a good place to bring family and friends over the weekend for a day of good vibes and good food.


Gastrobeats 2023 is open from 4pm to 11pm. PHOTO CREDITS: INSTAGRAM/@GASTROBEATSSG


Visitors can expect live performances from local acts like Jack & Rai, A-list and OneLove over Gastrobeat 2023’s final few days.

General admission to Gastrobeats 2023 is free. Tickets to enter the inflatable play zones are available for purchase at Pelago, with prices ranging from $17 to $29 each.

2. Check out all things artsy at Art Affair

Want to collect some cute stationery or art pieces? This art market and sticker rally event might appeal to you.

Held at Maker’s Market at Suntec City from Jun 23 to 25, Art Affair visitors can browse through art prints, stickers and other trinkets made by 60 different artists and brands.

All participating artists and brands will also be participating in a stamp rally event. After purchasing any item from their booth, artists will provide a stamp for visitors to collect. With every three stamps collected, a random sticker sheet can be redeemed.


There are a total of eight sticker sheet designs for Art Affair visitors to collect. PHOTO CREDITS: INSTAGRAM/@ETGOESSHIBAEEE


Art Affair is held from 11am to 8pm, and entry is open for all.

3. Watch the showdown at the inaugural Olympic Esports Week

Esports enthusiasts can head down to Suntec Convention & Exhibition Halls 401 to 406 to support Team Singapore and watch the Olympics Esports Series finals play out from now to Jun 25.

A total of 14 Singaporean athletes will be present alongside more than 100 international players to compete in Esports final matches in Just Dance, Fortnite, Virtual Taekwondo and more.

There are also show matches for teams to go head-to-head in Esports such as Rocket League and Street Fighter 6.


Members of the public can also participate in free-to-play zones sporting games like Gran Turismo, Just Dance and Street Fighter 6. PHOTO CREDITS: FACEBOOK/ALVIN TAN 陈圣辉


Tickets for admission are available for purchase at Sistic. Prices range from $10 to $15 for a single day pass, and $20 to $30 for a three-day pass.

4. Support a drug-free cause while having fun at DrugFreeSG Carnival

Wish to spend your weekend having a good time while also supporting a good cause? Feel free to pop by Our Tampines Hub to do just that!

The annual DrugFreeSG Carnival is back from Jun 24 to 25, and is organised by the Central Narcotics Bureau in commemoration of World Drug Day. Visitors can help raise awareness on drug abuse and the benefits of a drug-free life, while also enjoying live performances, movie screenings and carnival games over the weekend.


There is also be a lucky draw held for each day of the carnival, where visitors can stand a chance to win a Polaroid camera, a Dyson fan or tickets to Universal Studios Singapore PHOTO CREDITS: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU


The DrugFreeSG Carnival will be held from 11am to 8pm, and admission is free.

5. Shop for Japanese themed fashion pieces at pop-up event Konbini

A curated range of J-fashion clothing, accessories and more from 24 local small businesses will be popping up for sale from Jun 24 to 25.

Visitors can stop by and get themselves vintage clothes and streetwear. These include lace dresses, camis, flare jeans and more to choose from.

For the first 30 people per day that follow Konbini’s Instagram page and collect a card full of stamps from vendors, they can redeem a free tote bag and A5 art print as well.


Other items available at the pop-up event include handcrafted resin pieces and Jagua tattoos. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@KONBINI_SG


Konbini will be open from 12pm to 7pm at 102E Pasir Panjang Rd, #08-08 CITILINK Warehouse Complex. Admission is free.

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