Five things to do this weekend (Oct 2-4)

From Chinese to Mexican films, this weekend is gearing up to be one for film buffs!

Gabriel Choo

Published: 2 October 2020, 9:25 PM

Time flies and we are already into the last quarter of 2020!

Film buffs will especially love this weekend as there are plenty of film events. If film is not your thing, there are also other activities to consider spending your precious weekend doing.

Here are five things to do this weekend (Oct 2 to Oct 4):

1. Donate some money for a good cause


The President’s Star Charity is back for its 20th instalment. PHOTO CREDIT: MEWATCH


The annual President’s Star Charity is back with its 20th instalment!

With the current COVID-19 pandemic affecting many livelihoods, it is all the more important to spread the love around and believe that you can make a difference.

This year’s show will be hosted by Diana Ser and Fauzie Laily, with performances by Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi as well as Mediacorp celebrities such as Zoe Tay, Pierre Png, Elvin Ng and Felicia Chin.

You can catch the show this Sunday on MeWatch and if you want to do your part by donating, you can do so here.

2. Watch some Chinese films


The Singapore Chinese Film Festival is back for its eighth edition. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL


The Singapore Chinese Film Festival is back for its eighth run, and this year’s event is slightly different as it incorporates both online and in-cinema screenings.

The festival will showcase over 30 different films including ‘Bamboo Theatre’ and ‘Our Time Machine’.

The films will be screened at Filmgarde Bugis+ and streamed on Shaw KinoLounge.

Check out the list of films to watch and book your slots here.

3. Watch some Mexican films


Catch the Mexican Film Festival 2020 at The Projector this weekend. PHOTO CREDIT MEXICAN FILM FESTIVAL


If Chinese films aren’t really your thing, you can try watching Mexican ones at this year’s Mexican Film Festival.

Taking place both online and in-cinema, viewers are in for a treat as some movies, such as Esmeralda’s Twilight, are only screened in Singapore.

Check out the viewing schedule here.

4. Learn more about Planet Earth


Learn more about humanity’s relationship with the planet we live on at the ArtScience Museum. PHOTO CREDIT: ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM


In another film event, the ArtScience Museum will be holding ArtScience on Screen: Earth Watch, a series of screenings that highlight humanity’s relationship with Planet Earth.

Viewers will get to think more about the role we play in the Earth’s future as well as be captivated by some sci-fi goodness.

Book your tickets here.

5. Spend a day at Marina Bay Sands


Take advantage of the special attractions promotion at Marina Bay Sands and give yourself a treat this weekend. PHOTO CREDIT: MARINA BAY SANDS


Marina Bay Sands is having a three-for-one special attractions promotion for all Sands Rewards Lifestyle members. If you aren’t a member yet, do sign up here.

You can get to enjoy the view from the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck without worrying about burning a hole in your pocket with 70 per cent off ticket prices.

You can also take a Sampan Ride along the Canal at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and marvel in an immersive digital art installation.

More information can be found here.

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