Things to do this weekend: Check out Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom, visit Singha Food Fest, and more

Things to do this weekend: Check out Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom, visit Singha Food Fest, and more

Weekend fun

Text: Emily Heng

Image: Instagram | @gardensbythebay

Phase 3's been introduced — and so, more and more of our favourite eateriesbars, 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, we're getting indulging in a Thai food fest, splashing our cash at a French Market Festival, and more.

EXPLORE | Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom

Artwork © Chihuly Studio

Another week, another exciting new exhibit to look forward to from Gardens by the Bay. This time, the focus is on renowned American glass sculptor, Dale Chihuly, who has brought over 25 stunning large-scale installations to our sunny shores. This marks the artist's first garden exhibit in Asia; a "miraculous feast of colour, light, and form" that is sure to make a wonderful addition to your Instagram grid. And while it only officially opens its doors come 1 May, sneak peeks are available from Friday. Get in on the action, stat.

Located at Flower Dome and Cloud Forest within Gardens by the Bay from 23 April.

EAT | Singha Food Fest

Get some good grub this weekend by registering your interest in Singha Food Fest — a self-proclaimed "decentralized food festival" spread across 17 Thai restaurants around the island. Essentially, this means specialised menus at all participating establishments comprising a food dish and beer. Ordering it earns you "Singha points", which can be used to redeem more beers; Food Fest vouchers; and puts users in the running to win the grand prize: a 2D1N stay at Andaz Singapore. Being rewarded for chowing down? Sign us up.

Located at various locations island-wide. More information can be found here.

CULTURE | Am I Old Comedy Show by Sharul Channa

The show makes a triumphant return for one night only. A hilarious monologue developed from Aware's Elder Care Report titled "Make Care Count," it details comedian Sharul Channa's personal experience with ageing through the character Savitri Channa, who finds herself alone for the first time after 68 years after her mother passes away. Expect tears, laughter, and lots of insight — especially from the panel discussion after the performance.

Located at Drama Centre Theatre, Victoria Street, #03-01 National Library Building, Singapore 188064 at 24 April, 8pm.

SHOP | So Chic French Market Festival

Halt your second rewatch of Emily in Paris, please. Instead, indulge in all things à la française at So Chic's festival, which aims to celebrate the French culture through a variety of workshops, shopping, and dining options. From pastry making to personal styling, there's an ideal activity for just about everyone — including those looking to blow their hard-earned cash, we might add. Fashion labels that are partaking in the revelries include By-Bea, AsFall, Sceona, and more.

Located at The Pantry, 16A Dempsey Road, Singapore 247695 from 22 — 24 April.

CULTURE | Strike! Digital Art Festival 2021

Singapore's first digital theatre festival utilises platforms such as Telegram, TikTok, YouTube, and more to showcase the works of seven indie theatre groups. This includes performances by Attempts, Bound Theatre; Impromptu Meetings; Patch & Punnet; Spacebar Theatre; The Runaway Company; and The Second Breakfast Company. The best part: it's all for free. Quality entertainment at your fingertips, indeed.

Register here.