Things to do this weekend: iShopathon, Eatmepoptart, Pocket Gardens Surprise and more

Things to do this weekend: iShopathon, Eatmepoptart, Pocket Gardens Surprise and more

Here comes the weekend

Text: Yong Le Man

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. For this week, listen to Mozart with the SSO, take a visit to Gardens By The Bay, and join EATMEPOPTART for one last salvo.

Music | EATMEPOPTART Classics

For close to 15 years, resident DJ-duo weelikeme and KiDG — better known as EATMEPOPTART — has been spinning up indie-rock hits on the dancefloor, providing an alternative to the mainstream EDM and hip-hop you'd typically hear. Clubs and live music performances have been suspended ever since the circuit breaker was introduced  and the local music, entertainment and nightlife circles have been hit hard. With a heavy heart, EATMEPOPTART will be streaming their last live show on Twitch before going on an indefinite hiatus after months of fighting on. If you're a long-time popette, or you already dance to indie hits alone in your bedroom, tune in at 10pm on Aug 28 to join the duo for one last dance — for now.

Things to do | Pocket Garden Surprise

Since its opening in 2012, Gardens by the Bay has seen close to 50 million visitors, treating us to breathtaking sights of the Singapore skyline and serving as a  home to countless numbers of exotic flora and fauna. Moreover, they always take the chance to spice things up. Take a closer look  from 31 Aug to 27 September with mini garden displays that rotate every fortnight as part of the Pocket Gardens Surprise in the Flower Dome. From now till 13 Sep, treat yourself to an Out of Africa display, featuring the "Tree of Life" — aka African Baobab — and the world’s largest tree aloe, Aloidendron barberae.

Music | Mozart & Stravinsky: Music on the Air

On 29 Aug, Join the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in welcoming their new chief conductor, Hans Graf, as he conducts a classical music emsemble set to serenade home audiences on Sistic Live, with the famous compositions of Mozart, and Stravinsky, who was claimed as "Mozart's Continuer". Tune in for a myriad of pieces in Classical and neo-Classical tradition, including the SSO's rendition of Mozart's Serenade in E-flat, and Adagio & Fugue in C minor, as well as Stravinsky’s Apollo and Octet.

Shopping | iShopathon by iShopChangi

Ever since the circuit breaker, it's been hard for us to exercise some good old-fashioned retail therapy. Fret not, it has been well worth the wait. From now till 11 Oct, experience Changi Airport's first-ever seven-week shopping marathon on their e-commerce platform, iShopChangi. expect weekly time-limited deals on top of tax and duty-free online purchases across nearly 9,000 electronics, beauty products, alcohols, and gourmet items.

Art | The Lucky 8th

Celebrating their 8th birthday, Fin Crafted Goods (Fin) — a project from husband-wife duo Fahmy and Erliana — is throwing an art exhibition at their space in Bishan aptly titled The Lucky EighthIn collaboration with local line art illustrator Alex Lim, aka The Slim Lim, the exhibition is set to take over the label's studio space where all 18 pieces of artwork are displayed from now till Aug 30. Don't try your luck (pun intended) — make sure you RSVP online before you head down.