Things to do this weekend: Virtual trivial night by Nineteen80, learn how to make samosas, and more

Things to do this weekend: Virtual trivial night by Nineteen80, learn how to make samosas, and more

Weekend fun

Text: Janice Sim

Phase 2 might mean you're granted a free pass to head out, but there's the danger of brushing shoulders with the weekend crowd. Take it from us: there's always value in taking precautions and staying home — especially when virtual events are still in full swing. Here are the reasons to stay in this weekend.

Entertainment | SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW THE 80s? - Nineteen80 Virtual Trivia Night

Our inner Monicas are leaping for joy. Brothers Don and Mark Richmond will be hosting this Nineteen80 Virtual Trivia Night — with an arsenal of questions set in the 80s, running the gamut from pop culture to general knowledge. Gather two to five of your best, useful pals to form a team — you'll get a complimentary registration just by ordering a package of five cocktails. Sign up here.

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Food | Learn how to make samosas

As part of Singapore Heritage Festival 2020 — The Digital Edition, local cooking school Food Playground will school you on the traditional techniques of samosas. This beloved Indian snack requires a few tricks to master, so ready your apron and dough to get started in this virtual cooking class. Register here.


Art | Artscience on screen

Put your Netflix on hold, and #supportlocal. Here's a series of micro-commissoned films by a few of Singapore's most promising creators, that will debut on ArtScience Museum's ArtScience on Screen. Put together only with resources that were available on hand during the circuit breaker, expect creativity and innovation to shine through in these short films that only run for less than five minutes. Don't miss out on How Can I Tell I Miss You by Eva Tang and $alary Day by Madhavan Ram. Watch it here.

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Skills | Write from home workshops

Aspiring wordsmiths, heads up: The Arts House returns with its second edition of Write From Home Workshops, which will feature Chinese and Malay writing workshops. From July 3 to July 25, take this chance to find your voice with the help of Singapore's most prominent and respected writers. You could even tap on this year's backlog of challenging experiences to translate on paper by writing your own story. Singapore Literature Prize winner Melissa De Silva will conduct Step Inside: Documenting Our Interior Journey in an Unusual Time, from July 3 to July 5. On the other hand, the romantic in you will enjoy crafting a mini virtual love dictionary in Mandarin with award-winning Tan Chee Lay in An Epidemic Dictionary: Relaying A Truly Virtual Love Poem — happening on July 4.

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Entertainment | Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap

Brought to you by local theatre company How Drama, this 30-minute show will bring forth much-needed comic relief for anyone who needs it. Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap is a timely, playful rendition on teleworking, social distancing, and the pandemic at hand. Laughter is always the best medicine, after all. Here's a bonus feature: ticket holders for this show will get the power to decide which play (there are 15 in total) they want the actors involved to perform — by yelling it out on Zoom. It will come down to both the audience and actors to work together in order to put up as many plays within the 30-minute frame. Now available on a pay-as-you-wish system.

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