Five things to do this weekend (Oct 20-22)

This weekend is packed with cultural explorations, video games, and high-energy sports offerings.

Keola Cheah

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Published: 20 October 2023, 1:46 PM

Thinking you’ll have to spend the weekend loafing around on your bed? Well – Objection! 

Here are five things to do this weekend (Oct 20-22):

1. Get your game on at Gamescom

Legal legend Apollo Justice of Ace Attorney and Atomic Heart protagonist P-3 are just some of the characters gamers can make contact with at Gamescom Asia 2023.

This year’s edition will run until Oct 22 at the Suntec Singapore Convention at Exhibition Centre from 1pm to 8pm daily. 

Attendees can look forward to new releases and timed demos from gaming heavyweights like Capcom, Playstation, and Ubisoft. 

Other highlights include a meet-and-greet session with Honkai: Star Rail English voice actors, a cosplay fashion show, and retro arcade games.

READ:A breakdown of Gamescom 2023’s programmes


Those who can’t catch the event in person can look forward to a live show on Oct 22 from ‘Studio’, where gamers can catch video game sneak previews, trailers, and other extended content. PHOTO CREDIT: GAMESCOM ASIA


Tickets to the event begin at $19. 

2. Bite the (Metaphorical) Apple at New Eden

A display of nearly 70 contemporary artworks from 24 artists awaits art and science fiction lovers at the Artscience Museum’s new exhibition, which opens on Oct 21.

Titled New Eden: Science Fiction Mythologies Transformed, the exhibition aims to challenge the historically Western and male-dominated genre of science fiction through spotlighting Asian women.  


The Ways of Folding Space and Flying, 2015 by Moon and Jeon
The works displayed include contemporary artworks, film extracts, and historical artefacts. PHOTO CREDIT: MOON AND JEON


Tickets to the exhibition are available through the Artscience Museum’s website

Prices for standard admissions begin at $18. Tickets for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are priced at $16.

3. Gape at the gastronomical genius of the Qing Dynasty

History buffs can head on down to the National Library Board’s (NLB) seminar, Qing History Reading Club: Imperial Feasts and Everyday Meals

The programme will take place on Oct 21 from 5pm to 7pm at library@chinatown’s Programme Zone, and will be conducted in English.

At the event, attendees can learn about the Qing Dynasty’s cuisine and how it differed between class levels. Visitors can also chew on morsels of information about the origins of dishes like mapo tofu and kung pao chicken


The event will be led by speaker Heng Kang Wei, whose core research under his Master of Arts in East Asian Studies included the Chinese diaspora. PHOTO CREDIT: UNSPLASH/VINCENT GUTH


Tickets to the free event are available on NLB’s Eventbrite page.

4. Get your football kick

It won’t cost an arm and a liver to watch the Merseyside derby this weekend. On Oct 21 at Capitol Singapore Outdoor Plaza, Starhub will screen the inaugural Liverpool vs Everton match for free.

From 6.30pm onwards, event-goers can catch activities like stage games with prizes, a spray tattoo booth, a photo wall, and party snacks. 


The event will be hosted by sports presenter Ross Saparni. PHOTO CREDIT: FLICKR/CHOO YUT SHING


The screening will officially begin at 7.30pm. Seating for the free event will be on a first come first served basis.

5. Muse about society through dance at ‘Reflections’

Republic Polytechnic (RP) will be holding an arts festival titled Reflections from Oct 18 to Nov 4 at The Republic Cultural Centre Theatre.  

This year’s festival will be its 17th edition. Through its theme Co-Exist, the festival aims to explore Singapore’s diversity and inclusivity. 

This weekend, the dance concert MUSE XII: Where are we now? will be held. The concert will feature RP’s dance groups, such as RP Capoeira, RP Modern Dance, RP Style Groovas Crew, and RP Wushu.


The concert aims to “deconstruct the concept of harmony and examine the concept and scope of our coexistence.” PHOTO CREDIT: REPUBLIC POLYTECHNIC


Tickets to MUSE XII: Where are we now? are available on Ticketmaster. Prices begin at $10, with a $1 handling fee.

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