Things to do this weekend: Sam Lo x Volkswagen, #Swap4Earth Festival, SeaShorts Film Festival and more

Things to do this weekend: Sam Lo x Volkswagen, #Swap4Earth Festival, SeaShorts Film Festival and more

Weekend delights

Text: Cheryl Lai-Lim

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, marvel at a car like no other, get sustainable with an eco-friendly festival, and engross yourself in remarkable Southeast Asian films.

ART | Sam Lo's art showcase

Riding along Volkswagen's month-long campaign #VWPurpose, is Sam Lo. Whose work in the arts scene to make a difference, break boundaries, and basically what we would dub essential. Their canvas of choice this time? The Tiguan R-Line — inspired by the community's role in shaping and inspiring their growth. Get up close with this one-of-a-kind vehicle, where you'll find the works of Lo's friends: typography artist theregularjo, graffiti HAS J, and contemporary artist SPAZ.

VW Campaign

From 12 September to 2 October. To visit the showroom, sign up here.

RECYCLE | #Swap4Earth Festival

Go green virtually this weekend with #Swap4Earth, an online eco-conscious and social good festival. Expect virtual talks, live performances, workouts, conscious workshops and more at this two-day event. Participate in swap activities like swapping clothes, books and plants to give your old belongings a new life. Beyond a social experience, the festival aims to help the sustainability community to swap ideas and habits for an environmentally and socially sustainable Earth.

From 12-13 September. Register for the programs here.

WATCH | SeaShorts Film Festival

An annual event that showcases trailblazing Southeast Asian films, SeaShorts Film Festival has always been traditionally held in Malaysia. This year, in light of the pandemic restrictions, the regional film festival has shifted online for the first time. You can enjoy short films and premieres from pioneering Southeast Asian directors that explores the future narrative of the region, all in the comforts of your own home. The film festival will also feature masterclasses, Q&A forums and workshops, all of which will be streamed live.

From 12-20 September. To get your festival pass, click here.

ART | Planet or Plastic?

ArtScience Museum has partnered with National Geographic for its first exhibition since re-opening after the circuit breaker period. Exploring the global plastic waste crisis, Planet or Plastic? aims to educate and raise awareness on the destructive impact and repercussions of plastic pollution. With more than 70 thought-provoking images and videos, go back in time from the invention of plastic in the mid-1800s to the present day where everything is seemingly constructed with plastic. The exhibition also highlights ways to reduce consumption of single-use plastic, and how to reuse and recycle plastic products.

From 12 September to 28 March 2021. To purchase tickets to the exhibition, click here.


Immerse yourself in orchestral music all whilst luxuriating at home with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra's digital season, SSOPlayOn!. This month, bask in SSO first violinist Zhang Si Jing's Intimate Moments recital where she will play chamber works from the likes of J.S. Bach, Paganini, Kelly Tang and more. This special heart-to-heart setting will provide an intimate and personal experience for classical music lovers.

From 12-26 September. To purchase tickets for the concert, click here.

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