5 things to do this weekend: 16 - 18 March

5 things to do this weekend: 16 - 18 March

Festivals galore

Text: Rachel Chan

Image: Boutique Fairs,
Michael Lee,
Danielle Tay,
Japanese Film Festival

Singapore Design Week 2018 comes to a close while Art Day Out! and Boutique Fairs return

SHOPPING | Boutique Fairs Singapore - The S/S 2018 Fashion Edition
If the thought of being engulfed in the heat and weekend crowd at Orchard makes you cringe, head down to this space instead. Spanning across 6000 square metres and featuring more than 200 vendors like Klarra and Collate The Label, it's a chance to discover a local indie label and look out for collections that will also launch exclusively fairs 2018

16 to 18 March, various timings, at the F1 Pit Building.

ART | Art Day Out! x Singapore Design Week 2018
Our pick of the highlights: Wallpaper*'s Handmade Retreat, where locally designed products are showcased to promote a healthy wellbeing, local designer Edmund Zhang's 'Squeezy Lamp' — a desktop LED application — and works from Studio Juju. 

The Store-y Room, Playeum Children's Centre for Creativity

17 March, 2pm to 7pm at Gillman Barracks.

PARTY | Speakeasy: One Last Dance
Before Artistry closes its doors at the end of this month, they'll be hosting their final Speakeasy with a lineup of some of the biggest names in the Singapore literature scene — expect to see Cyril Wong, Alfian Sa'at, Balli Kaur Jaswal and Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé. Math Paper Press will also be giving out 100 different titles as door gifts, while DJ Victor Shaqur will be there to spin the sadness away.

17 March, 8pm to 1am at Artistry.

ART | Design District Dialogue Holland Village
If you haven't checked out this design district yet, now's the time. Visit the now infamous replica artwork that everyone's buzzing about — 'TAKELAH' by local artist Jau Goh — where her original work, 'Midnight Gold Star Project', was missing one piece out of the 99 displayed when it was stolen during the event's district dialogue holland village

Till 18 March, 10am to 8pm (6pm on Friday) at 10 Jalan Kelabu Asap.

FILM | Japanese Film Festival 2018
Marking the 52nd anniversary of relations between Japan and Singapore with its 21st edition, the Japanese Film Festival returns with 16 movies. Highlights include Her Love Boils Bathwater by Ryota Nakano and the premiere of award-winning director Shinobu Yaguchi's Survival Family.
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Till 18 March, at the National Museum of Singapore.