Skip a severe case of #FOMO from missing out on these hip happenings of patriotic festivities and aural pleasures
MARKET | Singapasar Jump into the forthcoming National Day's revelry spirit by soaking in the best of all things Singapore, from the literary treasures of BooksActually to the mango sticky rice and Peranakan dessert kampong kuah ice cream swirled by Tom's Palette. 29-31 July, 4pm at National Design Centre. For more details, click here. MUSIC | Tegan and Sara The Canadian twins have achieved impressive accolades in their 20-year career, from being Academy Award nominees to sharing the stage with pop's top dogs Katy Perry and Taylor Swift (not concurrently, of course, heaven forbid). Live in Singapore for the first time, prep yourselves to some of their genre-bending hits here before chanting along tonight.
29 July, 8pm at The Star Performing Arts Centre. For more details, click here. MUSIC | Garden Beats Festival This one's for you, party punters. The likes of melodic house god Bakermat and Dutch '80s disco-glossed trio Kaak & Smaak will get you swaying in your spruced-up Coachella-esque gear. And if festival dressing is not your forte, the good folks at Vaniday are primed to paint your face vibrant or arrange flowers in your hair.
30 July, 1pm at Fort Canning Park, Fort Gate. For more details, click here. FILM | Local Film Showcase: 13 Little Pictures Over 5 weeks, The Projector will screen films of homegrown filmmakers who are part of the burgeoning directorial collective, 13 Little Pictures. Kickstarting the week is Liao Jiekai's sophomore feature of three intertwined love stories set on the idyllic St. John Island and the blinking cityscape in As You Were. Feast your eyes on the beautiful imagery and find your heart swelling in pride for the surprisingly scenic metropolis that is none other but ours.
30 July, 2.30pm at The Projector. For more details, click here. ARTS | Aliwal Arts Night Crawl: Night Market Unearth eclectic trinkets at The Local People's night market and trawl the trails of batik's intricate cultural history with Arts House CEO, Lee Chor Lin. If you're the hands-on sort, the Batik Boutique lets you linocut your own tote bag with the curlique motifs. 30 July, 5-11pm at Aliwal Arts Centre. For more details, click here.