It's a rainy weekend today and we hear that it's crazy out there with the rain and the crowd. Here's our best picks on activities for the weekend, we'll try to get away from the hustle and bustle!
1. Watch Ilo Ilo
We finally won Best Feature Film at the Golden Horse Awards! Is this a dream? Nope.
This reminder is more for the benefit of those who have not caught the independent home-grown small film that made it big time. After spending your entire life watching Hollywood blockbusters, it'll do your soul wonders by watching this local film and travelling down memory lane as it takes you back to the late 1990s.
When we watched it, we felt like we time-warped back to primary school again (and had tonnes of assessment books waiting for us - the horror).
Here's the showtimes for you.
2. Public Garden Christmas Markets
Public Garden’s Christmas Market continues this weekend, Sat 7 - Sun 8 December.
Expanding on its Christmas Market last year, which happened only for one weekend, the team brings together Singapore’s independent and outstanding vendors in various industries together in one space. Do your best Christmas shopping within TripleOne Somerset Level 16, where the market takes place. Taking over a vast and vacant office space in the heart of town, the venue is convenient and scenic, with views of Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer in the distance.
You'll be able to beat the crowd while getting the best products from Singapore's creative retail and design scene. Artisanal jams, gourmet coffee and cakes and baked goods are available on the spot or for takeaway.
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec, Public Garden Christmas Markets, TripleOne Somerset, Level 16. Nearest MRT: Somerset. 1-7PM.
3. 10th Fly By Night Video Challenge 2013
It's the tenth year of Fly by Night Video Challenge!
Established in 2003, by filmmaker Tan Pin Pin and film curator Yuni Hadi, FBN became the first 48 hour video event in Singapore. Aimed at aspiring film-makers, it will take place from 6 - 8 Dec.
Film entries with three minutes or less with the specified theme from the organizers will be accepted from teams of 4 people. It has to be produced within the weekend, with a time limit of 48 hours. Judging and screening will be held at Filmgarde, with the top 10 winners announced on the spot. Prizes include $300 cash with a pair of movie vouchers.
More details here.
4. Telok Ayer Day
Wow! Who knew neighbourhoods had a 'day'? While we're not sure if there's a Tampines Day or a Woodlands Day, here's the deets on Telok Ayer Day.
In celebration of the new Telok Ayer MRT Station, you are invited to explore the neighbourhood with activities such as food, music, beauty, health and shopping.
Do arm yourself with an umbrella as it's the monsoon season now.
Refer to above map for retailers who are participating with special promotions, you can click here for full details.
5. Checkpoint Theatre's Associate Artist Play Readings
Checkpoint Theatre’s Associate Artist Scheme nurtures the work of theatre-makers Lucas Ho, Faith Ng, Joel Tan and Shiv Tandan.
Across four evenings in the intimate setting of the Arts House Play Den, the Checkpoint Theatre Associate Artists will present dramatised readings of works-in-progress as they continue to be developed for production.
Two different programmes, spread across 4 days, include full-length plays and selections from the Associate Artists monologue project. For full details, visit this page.
Admission is free of charge so simply register online.
Venue: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane Singapore 179429
8 – 9 Dec 2013, 8 pm, Play Den, Normal by Faith Ng; The Monologue Project, Midnight Surcharge by Lucas Ho, That Daniel by Joel Tan.
10 – 11 Dec 2013, 8 pm, Play Den, Our Lady of Lourdes by Joel Tan, The Monologue Project, A Language of Our Own by Faith Ng, Past Perfect by Shiv Tandan.
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