What to get up to this weekend

Weekend fun

  • 05.11.2021

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Welcome to the new normal. That is, if you’re vaccinated. Now that dining out and heading to the gym is permissible, it’s safe to say that there’s plenty of exciting stuff coming up. To spice up your weekend, we’ve gathered some things that you can do. This week, indulge in a Deepavali spread; immerse yourself in some Shakespeare and more.

EAT | Shake Shack at Westgate

Cult-favourite fast food franchise Shake Shack has opened its first ever outlet in the west. To celebrate the new launch, Shake Shack has created a limited time only menu featuring black truffle items. This includes a Black Truffle Burger, Black Truffle Chick’n Shack, and more. So if you’re craving something apart from their signature classics, you might want to make a trip down to Westgate this weekend.

Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, #01-20, 608532
Opening hours:  (Sun-Thur) 10am – 10pm,  (Fri-Sat)  10am – 11pm

VISIT | Singapore Writers Festival

Back for its 24th edition in a hybrid format, we say you should indulge your inner bookworm and enjoy the diverse line-up of programs inspired by the theme of ‘guilty pleasures’. Be it historical romance or mystery, it proves an apt time as any to deep dive into your literary faves. The festival hopes to encourage frank conversations and opinions — provocative or not — that allow for a greater love of reading. 

Click here for more information and to book your tickets.

FEAST | Deepavali spread at StraitsKitchen

Celebrate the festival of lights this weekend with a magnificent spread. Where and how, you might ask? Well, The StraitsKitchen is offering a special lunch and dinner buffet prepared from Chinese, Malay, and Peranakan kitchens this Deepavali. From tandoori chicken to Australian lamb shank briyani, it’s safe to say you’ll be in for a real treat. And to wrap the whole meal up, you can also indulge in some local desserts like pulut hitam, kuehs, and more.

10 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt Singapore
Click here for more information and to make your reservations.

WATCH | The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

London’s longest-running comedy has now reached our shores. Sure to have you in stitches, watch as three actors weave their wicked ways though all of Shakespeare’s 37 comedies, histories, and tragedies in one 97-minute sitting. If you didn’t enjoy reading literature for school, this may very well change your mind and make you give him a second chance.

Click here for more information and to book your tickets.

VISIT | Baybeats

With the pandemic disrupting the bulk of music festivals, you may just get a hint of it with the return of Baybeats. Back for its 20th edition, the alternative and indie music festival has a line-up of hybrid events. So grab some friends and head on down to Esplanade to catch some beats for a taste of those long, fist pumping music festivals of the past. 

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Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive, 038981
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