Things to do this weekend: #VWithPurpose with Edible Garden City and Beng Who Cooks, Gardens by the Bay Light Up, and more

Things to do this weekend: #VWithPurpose with Edible Garden City and Beng Who Cooks, Gardens by the Bay Light Up, and more

Weekend fun

Text: Cheryl Lai-Lim

Image: Instagram | @javan

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, enjoy the festivities as celebrations for Mid-Autumn goes into full-swing, catch a Mexican film, and dance your heart out with an all-female DJ party.

SNACK & LEARN | #VWithPurpose: Urban Gardening & Feed our Purpose

Wrapping things up on Volkswagen's month-long campaign #VWithPurpose are hawker owners Jason and Zhen Long from Beng Who Cooks, and Bjorn Low, the co-founder of Edible Garden City. At the showroom, you can spy the hawkers' car of choice, the Golf, which has been helpful easing the load of mass deliveries for the needy. Pre-order and grab a sandwich roll at the same time to help support their community efforts. All proceeds will go to the Beng Who Cares Foundation to help feed those in need. Whilst you're there, soak in everything you need to know about the benefits of urban gardening. With an edible plant installation in the boot of a colourfully-designed Passat, Edible Garden City will provide you a stimulating educational experience through plants and cars. Have a go at growing your own microgreens with a complimentary pack of chia seeds available on 19-20 and 26-27 September.

VWithPurpose Beng Who Cooks

Feed our Purpose is only on 19 September, from 11am to 3pm. Urban Gardening will be held on 19 September to 2 October. To visit the showroom, sign up here.

REMINISCE  | Mid-Autumn Festival Light Up

Kicking off the celebrations for the fast approaching Mid-Autumn Festival is the annual Gardens by the Bay Light Up. Six lantern displays, ranging from rat lanterns to an apricot flowers, will be lit up across the Gardens. Other on-site programmes include traditional performances, lantern quizzes, and a snowskin mooncake demonstration. An array of virtual programmes will also be made available online in light of the pandemic.

From 18 September to 4 October. Check out the full range of programmes here.

MARVEL | Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival

Another major Mid-Autumn celebration on our island is Chinatown's annual Mid-Autumn Festival. For the first time, the opening ceremony for the event will take place virtually due to COVID-19. This year's theme is 'family', illustrating Singaporeans uniting together as a family to overcome hardships. Catch 700 sculptured lanterns along the streets of Chinatown, and other programmes like an online escape room, a virtual lantern paining competition and a 360 virtual tour through aerial photography.

For more information on the programmes, click here.

WATCH | Mexican Film Festival

The Embassy of Mexico in Singapore has partnered with The Projector, an indie cinema in Singapore, to launch the Mexican Film Festival 2020. Five Mexican dramas that encapsulates the Mexican tradition, culture, and spirit have been selected for the Festival. Four of them will be made available via limited screenings, whilst a sole drama, Esmeralda's Twilight, is available for rent so that you can watch comfortably from your sweet abode.

From 17 September to 4 October. To purchase tickets, click here.

MUSIC | F for Fantastic

F is also for Females. An online event heralding Singaporean women in electronic music, F for Fantastic will take place via livestream. The four hour event is hosted by Roz Pho and will feature a line-up of locally-famed DJs from different genres. There will also be special performances and interviews with each artiste. So get ready for a dance party in your living room.

Happening on 19 September. Click here to learn more about the event.