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Things to do this weekend: We The Fest, Beyond the Label Fest, Singapore Archifest 2020, and more

Things to do this weekend: We The Fest, Beyond the Label Fest, Singapore Archifest 2020, and more

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Text: Cheryl Lai-Lim


Image: Instagram | @we.the.fest
Image: Instagram | @archifest

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 an agglomeration of festivals with diverse themes, or gear up for a free-spirited beer run.

PARTY | We The Fest 2020

You might not be able to fly to Indonesia for We The Fest this year, but you still get to vibe your heart out from the comforts of your humble abode. Held annually in Jakarta, the eclectic fiesta takes on a virtual non-ticketed rendition for 2020 thanks to the pandemic. Despite the virtual format, the festival is still keeping its mainstay themes of music, art, fashion and food. Expect a virtual extravaganza with a setlist comprising Lewis Capaldi, Oh Wonder and Masego.

Happening on 26 and 27 September. Check out the full festival line-up here.

CARE | Beyond the Label Fest 2020

Show your support for mental wellness with this 2-day virtual festival hosted by Beyond the Label, a campaign founded by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) to advocate against mental health stigma. From workshops to dialogue sessions, the festival is packed with activities like Tabata workouts, laughter yoga, creative journaling and more. Plus, groove at a concert hosted by Benjamin Kheng and inch, featuring performances by local artists Kit Chan, Stefanie Sun and more.

Happening on 26 and 27 September. Register for the workshops here. Explore the full event here.

DRINK (AND RUN) | SoleMates Beer Run

Running through a scenic route along the Marina Bay waterfront sounds exhilarating enough. The only thing that can top that off is ice cold, refreshing beer along the way. Organised by Singapore's first Mexican container bar and restaurant Chimi's and in collaboration with F&B establishments Le Noir Marina Bay Sands and L'Entrecôte Customs House, this panoramic run around the Bay area is peppered with pit stops for a beer refuel. Definitely the type of motivation we need for the run.

Kickstarting on 27 September, and all following Sundays till end December after. To register for your beer run, click here.

ART | Singapore Archifest 2020

The annual architecture festival is back, with over 100 online and offline programmes this year. The theme this year, "Architecture Saving OUR World", surrounds the idea of new sustainable architecture designs to benefit our ecology and humanity. With a mix of physical and virtual events including online exhibitions, physical pop-ups, virtual forums and workshops, there's something for everyone whether you're a building enthusiast or experienced architect.

From 25 September to 31 October. Click through to learn more about the festival.

DISCOVER | Peatix Online Event Festival 2020

The inaugural Peatix Online Event Festival will host 12 individual shows this year. Presented by event platform Peatix, the programme roster includes art, music and workshops of all kind. Learn basic capoeira and beatboxing, enjoy a tarot workshop or a comedy show, and soak in some music with acts like Liver & Lung and Masia One.

Happening on 26 September. To get your festival pass, click here.

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