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Things to do this weekend: Baybeats 2.0, Jurassic World Café, Art After Dark: Above & Beyond, and more

Things to do this weekend: Baybeats 2.0, Jurassic World Café, Art After Dark: Above & Beyond, and more

Make way for the weekend

Text: Cheryl Lai-Lim


Image: FilmGarde Cineplexes
Image: Instagram | @baybeats

It's been quite a while since Phase 2 was 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, eat at a Jurassic-themed café, catch a Spanish film, or explore Singapore's indie music scene.

MUSIC | Baybeats 2.0

After their first-ever digital edition earlier in August, Baybeats is returning for an unprecedented second time this year. In accordance to social distancing measures, the indie music festival has decided to launch a combination of both online and onsite programmes. Special two-way livestream events will take place with acts like TheLionCityBoy and indie rock band, Astreal, whilst an initiative introducing homegrown talent to the Baybeats family is in the mix as well. With an exciting line-up and special programmes, Singapore's indie music scene is about to get even hotter this November.

From 6 to 8 November. To view the full festival line-up, click here.

DEVOUR | Jurassic World Café

Fans of Jurassic World as well as budding palaeontologists will have their fill (in more ways than one) at the new Jurassic World Café. Located at ION Sky, this experiential café and retail experience contains menu items inspired by the movie franchise. Expect dinosaur-themed dishes like Volcano Curry or Brachiosaurus Chendol, alongside a life-sized model of Blue, the famous velociraptor from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

From 6 November to January 2021. Click here for more information.

FILM | Spanish Film Festival 2020

Whilst trips to Barcelona or Madrid remain on the back-burner for now, you can explore the country on-screen at the Spanish Film Festival. Held at FilmGarde Bugis+ in partnership with the Embassy of Spain, the festival features some of the very best Spanish films. The festival will open with Boi, a dark comedy film starring local actors Adrian Pang and Andrew Lua.

From 5 to 15 November. To view the film line-up, click here.

ART | Art After Dark: Above & Beyond

The flagship open house event by Gillman Barracks is back again this year — with one key difference. Themed Art After Dark: Above & Beyond, this special edition will feature both online and offline events. Occurring over two weekends, visitors can explore contemporary art from Singapore and beyond with varying art activations like live art making, online film screenings, panel discussions, and docent tours.

From 6 to 15 November. Learn more about the programmes and view the time schedules here.

FILM | Doctors Without Borders Film Festival

Lend your support and gain insight to the trials faced by aid workers with at the Doctors Without Borders Film Festival. Organised by the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), the virtual event will showcase three different documentaries. Each critically-acclaimed documentary will shed light on humanitarian crises around the world, allowing one to truly appreciate the work of aid workers.

Happening from 6 to 8 November. For more information on the festival, click here.

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