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5 things to do this weekend: 31 August - 2 September

5 things to do this weekend: 31 August - 2 September

Culture vultures

Text: Yimin Huang


Watch a dazzling ballet performance in the park, party on the rooftop of Golden Mile Tower, and enjoy award-winning Israeli films

SHOPPING | MAAD: Market of Artists and Designers 

MAAD only features original, one-of-a-kind works from artists and designers, from handmade crafts such as ceramics, artworks and accessories to literature. You can look forward to quirky surprises like temporary tattoos by fashion designer CF, badges of fantasy creatures created by Lasalle students Eko and Phi, and impressions of natural leaves on clay by local ceramic artist Davy Young.

31st August, 5pm till late at the Red Dot Design Museum

PARTY | Straight Outta Golden Mile

Hip-hop, funk, jazz and afrobeat are set to bring the house down at this block party. As Golden Mile Complex goes en-boc, it might be a good idea to visit Golden Mile Tower before it bites the dust too. Taking place at its iconic rooftop carpark, Straight Outta Golden Mile features an exciting line-up including MC SWTLKR, MZA and DJ Paulsilver.

31 August, 9pm to 3am at Golden Mile Tower

FILM | 26th Israel Film Festival

The Israeli film festival opens with a black comedy film Longing about a middle-aged bachelor that discovers an ex-girlfriend gave birth to his son 20 years ago, and he finds himself evaluating his entire life. Other films on the programme touch on topics as diverse as murder, espionage, war and secret romantic entanglements.

29 August to 2 September, 5pm to 8pm at The Projector

DANCE | Ballet under the Stars

Organised by Singapore Dance Theatre, this year's Ballet under the Stars marks the return of Singapore's most prominent outdoor dance event. Neo-classical works George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments, François Klaus' Midnight Waltzes, and Edwaard Liang's 13th Heaven will be performed this weekend. Take in the spectacle by chilling on picnic mats with finger food and a glass of rosé.

31 August to 2 September, 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Fort Canning Park

FESTIVAL | Beerfest Asia 2018 X Edition

Beerfest Asia will be offering more than 600 local and international beers including Eastern Craft from New Zealand, Pasteur Street Brewing Company from Vietnam and Singapore's own The 1925 Brewing Co. as well as limited edition Birthday Beers, created from a rare collaboration with breweries from all over the world. Let your hair down with music and beats by live bands and DJ Sivanesh.

30 August to 2 September, various timings at Gardens by the Bay

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