Things to do this weekend: A virtual music festival, Arts in Pasir Ris neighborhood, and more
Phase 3's been introduced — and so, more and more of our favourite eateries, bars, and attractions have opened up their doors to customers. With that being said, bigger events still remain on hold. Not to fret though. This week, experience your first ever virtual music festival, take a look at art murals around Pasir Ris neighborhood, and more.
MUSIC I Hydeout: The Prelude
For the first time ever, Hydeout will be hosting their much-anticipated music festival virtually. Get ready for an immersive online rave featuring performances set against stunning backdrops. The star-studded lineup include big names such as Rita Ora, Tinashe and Martin Garrix. In short: an event perfect for music lovers who want to indulge in a night of partying in the comfort of their own abode. What's not to love?
From now till 25 April. Find out more here.
FUN I Asian Asian Civilisations Museum's Caravanserai
With the March holidays coming right up, why not ring in the celebrations by heading down for a fun-filled Sunday at ACM Caravanserai? This colourful event will be held on the lawns of the museum, and allows for local artists to showcase their unique craftsmanship with arts and craft booths. There will also be artisanal workshops and programmes for the young and young-at-heart to get hands on at the kaleidoscopic pop-up. Indulge in a carefree afternoon of shopping, eating and craftwork.
From 13 March to 21 March. Find out more here.
ART I Arts in your neighbourhood: Pasir Ris
Easties rejoice — the highly-awaited Arts in Your Neighbourhood will be heading to the East side this year, meaning you'll be able to get your fix just by walking through Pasir Ris. The simple everyday spaces, void decks and parks you would've been used to will now feature art murals as you embark on a visual arts walking trail through the district. For a more immersive experience, you're also welcome to create your own pinhole images at the pop-up interactive installations at Pasir Ris park, as well as join in the fun in a digital choose-your-own-adventure story game. Think Singapore Art Festival meets Pasir Ris, with White Sands Shopping Centre illuminated by a fancy light projection display.
From 11 to 28 March. Find out more here.
EAT I Cookie & Cuddle Cafe
Due to Singaporeans' love for furry animals, cat cafes have all been all the rage lately. However, there's now a newly opened dog cafe at Little India for those of you with a fond affection for dogs as well. At Cookie & Cuddle cafe, not only will you be able to have fun cuddling and stroking adorable doggos, you'll also be able to satisfy your sweet tooth with their array of desserts and pastries, most notably their Doggyaki, a French Bulldog-shaped taiyaki, with Soybean and Japanese Red Bean that is best enjoyed with a scoop of refreshing ice cream and steaming hot expresso.
Located at 432 Race Course Rd, Singapore 218678
CULTURE I Francophonie Festival
For French fanatics, it might seem a bummer that you can't travel to the much-loved country this year. However, do not despair, for Vive la France — the annual Francophonie Festival — is back with activities and programmes that celebrate the French language and the francophone culture. Given that the festival made their debut on International Women's Day, it's also dedicated to empowering women around the world too, as the festival aims to use the mediums of film, food, art and music to explore the theme of gender equality. There will be free movie screenings, food tastings from well-known chefs serving up delish French cuisine, insightful talks and webinars as well as art exhibitions by French artists.
Available till 30 March. Find out more here.