Things to do this weekend: vOilah! France Singapore Festival, Perspectives Film Festival 2020, and more

Things to do this weekend: vOilah! France Singapore Festival, Perspectives Film Festival 2020, and more

Time for the weekend

Text: Cheryl Lai-Lim

Image: Perspectives Film Festival
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It's been quite a while since Phase 2 was 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, travel (virtually) to France and Venice, catch an indie film, or tuck into a special heritage-inspired meal.

EXPLORE | vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2020

Your name might not be Emily and you'd be hard-pressed to find a flight to Paris right now, but you still can channel your inner Parisian at this year's edition of vOilah! France Singapore Festival. The festival, presented by the Embassy of France in Singapore, takes on a hybrid format this year. With around 50 programmes surrounding French culture, education, science and lifestyle, the festival's opening coincides with the 100th anniversary of visits to Singapore by Georges Clemenceau, former French premier.

Happening from 22 October to 22 November. Click through for more information on festival's programmes.

FILM | Perspectives Film Festival 2020

Initiated in 2008, this annual student-led film festival shines a spotlight on indie films. For its 13th iteration, the festival will be held fully virtual for the first time following their partnership with The Projector Plus. The line-up includes eight award-winning international films reflecting this year's theme of 'Truth'. Ranging from introspective crime dramas to a documentary surrounding Internet meme Pepe the Frog, the festival is sure to keep you glued to the screen all weekend.

From 23 October to 1 November. To purchase tickets and learn more about the festival, click here.

MUSIC | Music for Everyone: Variations on a Theme

Dreaming of a holiday in Venice? Head there virtually through the Music for Everyone: Variations on a Theme show by interdisciplinary artist Song-Ming Ang. Commissioned by Singapore's National Arts Council for the Singapore Pavilion, the Venice Biennale show sees its return to Singapore with a mixture of physical works and digital programmes. Taking place at the National Museum of Singapore, journey through the exhibition with on-site guided tours, or partake in online panel discussions or even a performative lecture by Song-Ming Ang himself.

Happening till 8 November. For more information on the programmes, click here.

INDULGE | The Heritage Table: Kin x Kotuwa

Embark on a heritage journey lined with delicious offerings with The Heritage Table: Kin x Kotuwa. Local chefs Damian D'Silva from Kin and Rishi Naleendra from Kotuwa are joining forces to whip up a special 4-hands menu. For two nights only, indulge in heritage dishes consisting of bold flavours from Sri Lanka and Jaffna recipes. Highlights include Sri Lankan crab curry, dum-style Fish Bryani and spicy Lychee Achcharu.

Happening on 22 and 23 October. Click through for more information.

ART | Inside the Creative Space with Xie Ai Ge

Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at prestigious Chinese artist Xie Ai Ge's studio with Ode to Art's Inside the Creative Space programme. Launched during the Circuit Breaker period, the series allows art enthusiasts to connect and soak in the arts from international artists from the comfort of their homes. This week, you can discover more about Xie Ai Ge with an exclusive live conversation, as well as the opportunity to view new works and pieces that have never been displayed in Singapore.

Happening on 22 October. To register for the event, click here.