This weekend's recommended things to do may cost a little more but what gives for a fabulous weekend! We are ready for this slightly expensive weekend - films, cooking class, a luxurious boating event - and well, a free exhibition!
1. Southeast Asian Film Festival
This is one of the most anticipated film festivals in Singapore. Into its fourth edition, it has a record of screening the most impressive work from around the region. It will run every weekend till early May and some films to look out for this weekend are Behind the Flickering Light, Aberya, Letters of Solitude and KIL! Tickets can be purchased here.
Southeast Asian Film Festival, Fri 11 Apr - Sun 4 May, Moving Image Gallery, Level 2, SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535.
2. Hands-On Cooking Class: Italian Pasta
What could be a more homely weekend than to learn how to whip up a few Italian dishes on a Sunday morning? At this Hands-On Cooking Class, if you give enough attention, you will pick up the little secrets from Peter Neo to making classic Carbonara and Aglio Olios as good as the celebrity chef himself! Peter has an extensive experience in Italian cuisine and even owns his own Italian restaurant. So sign up here if you haven't!
Hands-On Cooking Class: Italian Pasta, Sun 13 Apr, 11am - 2pm, The Eureka Cooking Lab, 8 Jalan Kuras, Singapore 57725.
3. The Art of Bhutanese Happiness: Impressions of Happiness
Impressions of Happiness is a joint exhibition by Bhutanese and Singaporean artists to showcase artworks that embody the concept of happiness.
As a Himalayan nation, the concept of happiness is central to Bhutanese belief and indicated in the country’s unique measure of success – its Gross National Happiness. This exhibition will definitely be an insight into the notion of happiness as practised by the Bhutanese. Admission is free.
The Art of Bhutanese Happiness: Impressions of Happiness, Sat 12 - Thu 17 Apr, 10am - 7pm, Chapel Gallery at Sculpture Square, 155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977.
4. Singapore Yacht Show 2014
The annual Singapore Yacht Show is back and this year it will be held at ONE°15 Marina Club at Sentosa Cove. It is the event of the year for all yachters and if you are in for a luxurious weekend with champagne, fine art, cars, jewellery and watches, do not miss this! Get your admission here.
Singapore Yacht Show 2014, Thu 10- Sun 13 Apr, 2pm, ONE°15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove, 11 Cove Drive, #01-01, Singapore 098497.
5. Bhoothnath Returns
Who doesn't love satires? Bhoothnath Returns is exactly a political satire that we all need. The film is set in a chaotic urban locality and features a fearless, street-kid. A ghost then takes on a corrupt politician by fighting elections against him. A Hindi Satire film? Sure, we are all in.
Bhoothnath Returns premieres in Singapore on Fri 11 Apr.
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