Things to do this weekend: Admire a pastel-coloured installation, shop at Hygge Marketplace, and more

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You’ve heard the news: Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) is here, and we can finally dine in with more friends. But that doesn’t mean we should let our guard down, though — restrictions are still in place. To spice up your weekend, we’ve picked a bunch of exciting things you can do either online or offline. This week, visit a unique art installation; savour tasty desserts at a durian feast; and more.

SHOP | Hygge Marketplace

More than 20 brands have gathered for Hygge Marketplace; a weekend event organised by local homegrown athleisure brand, Revive&co. The two-day affair welcomes all to enjoy the warm spirit of community whilst supporting local businesses. Shop from an assortment of fashion accessories and home products; enjoy delectable bakes on-site; and strike up conversations with up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Much to discover, indeed.

Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Rd, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469. 17-18 July. Click here to get your free tickets.

EXPERIENCE | Downtown East’s Wave Hello

Marvel at Downtown East’s latest art installation. Wave Hello, created by Space Objekt and Aeropalmics, features a quirky geometrical design where pastel-coloured waves intertwine with one another. In the evening as the sun starts to set, the installation will change from pastels to striking neon hues. Wave Hello invites visitors find joy in discovering unexplored spaces and open ourselves up to new perspectives. In short: time to whip out your cameras to spruce up your Instagram feed.

Downtown East, Open Plaza Level 1 (infront of D’Marquee). From now to 31 July. Click here to read more.

EXHIITION | The Families, Out of Law

The Families, Out of Law is a bold group exhibition that questions the meaning of family in today’s context. The display — which includes paintings, an installation, and photographs — explores different types of families, such as those who are underprivileged. It also spotlights refugees, the LGBTQI+ community and immigrant families who are often pushed out of medical, educational, housing and social benefit realms and essentially rendered invisible in the very society we live in. Check out the works, of which are created by acclaimed artists: Eduardo Enrique, Iqi Qoror, Leonard Suryajaya and Nguyen Quoc Dzung.

Hatch Art Project, 7 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168644. From now to 14 August. Click here for more details.

EAT | Durian Feast at The Line

Foodies, this one’s for you. Dig into a slew of decadent desserts infused in durian flavour available at The Line’s international a la carte buffet selections. The wide range of dishes include durian pandan roulade, durian chocolate charlotte, roti jala drizzled in durian sauce and more. You can also expect a free flow of premium mao shan wang and hong xia (red prawn) durian.

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350. From now to 6 August. Click here for more information.

MUSIC | The Jazz Room

If you’re a fan of jazz music, tune into Esplanade’s Jazz in July, a livestreamed programme that features a myriad of performances by over 40 Singapore-based bands. From breezy Brazilian jazz to experimental free jazz, popular standards and original tunes, you’ll be able to treat your ears to a bevy of imaginative possibilities that the music genre has to offer.

From now to 19 July. Click here for the exact dates and timings of the performances.