5 things to do this weekend: 11 — 13 May

5 things to do this weekend: 11 — 13 May

Art attack

Text: Rachel Chan

Image: Billy Ma,
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European Union Film Festival

Shop for pre-loved items at Pasar Glamour 2018, attend the 28th European Union Film Festival for some artsy films and check out pop illustrator Billy Ma’s artworks on Singapore

PARTY | GrooveTop
Drink and party away with a view at this R&B rooftop party. Featuring local DJs Kenneth Francis and Krumbs, they will be spinning a mixture of genres from soul to funk. Affordable beers and cocktails will also be available alongside barbecue treats. If your alcohol limit knows no bounds, try out their drinking tournament for the top prize of a $500 Adidas voucher. Here's another excuse to drink in broad daylight.

12 May, 3pm to 10pm at 21Moonstone.

SHOPPING | Pasar Glamour 2018
Hosted by local actresses Pam Oei, Janice Koh and Petrina Kow, this charity event is back for another year, selling pre-loved items from local celebrities and designers. With proceeds going to three charities — Daughters of Tomorrow, Arc Children's Centre and W!ld Rice's Gift of Theatre programme — expect some fashionable goodies from Anita Kapoor, Narelle Kheng and Ong Shunmugam among others.

12 to 13 May, 11am to 7pm at the National Design Centre.

BOOKS | Ponti by Sharlene Teo
The highly raved about novel by London-based Singaporean author Sharlene Teo will finally be hitting our shores. Join Teo for a reading of her debut coming-of-age novel, Ponti, which also won the Deborah Rogers Writer's Award and will be translated into six languages.Ponti by Sharlene Teo

13 May, 2pm to 3pm at Read To Teleport.

FILM | 28th European Union Film Festival
With films from 24 European countries making an appearance during the festival, treat your inner movie connoisseur with genres ranging from comedies to thrillers. Catch films such as Malta's Love To Paradise about a difficult courtship between an American tourist and a Maltese artist, and Bulgaria's Monkey, about two step-sisters learning how to cope with their comatose father.Monkey

Till 20 May, at the National Gallery Singapore.

EXHIBITION | Merci Marcel x Billy Ma Art Exhibition
See a different side to Singapore and other countries through the eyes of Taiwanese artist Billy Ma in this exhibition. Known for his striking pop art illustrations, his Sexy Sin City Series features three tongue-in-cheek artworks (keep a lookout for Tiong Bahru and Haji Lane) about Singapore's struggle to cultivate creativity. Ma's illustrations will also be on sale.
Merci Marcel x Billy Ma Exhibition

Till mid-June, at Merci Marcel.