Things To Do This Weekend In Singapore (4th – 6th May)

Festivals and parties in Singapore

It’s the start of the month, and it’s an exciting one at that – we’ve got a Star Wars festival, cocktail festival, 3-day Zouk party, and the return of Shakespeare in the Park and Sunset Cinema to look forward to this weekend!

1. Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You Festival

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It doesn’t matter if you’re part of the Resistance or the Dark Side – put aside your differences because Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You Festival is back again for its 2nd edition!

Held over 2 days at the F1 Pit Building, the celebration of the epic saga will feature activities like movie screenings, a costume fashion parade, a guest appearance by 501st Legion founder Albin Johnson and his pink R2-KT, and craft workshops.

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Highlights include the Star Wars Run, a friendly 5.4km marathon where you can choose to run either on the Light Side or the Dark Side. Music, light projections, and a stunning firework display will be available en route, and a 10km run is available for seasoned runners as well.

Each runner will receive a Run Pack with exclusive Star Wars merchandise, including a T-shirt and either a Yoda or Darth Vader tote bag and picnic mat, depending on which side you run on.

Registration has been extended till 3rd May, so sign up ASAP if you want to get your hands on those goodies!

May the 4th Be With You Festival
Address: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975
Date & Time: 4th May: 3PM – 11PM | 5th May: 11AM – 11PM

Star Wars Run
Address: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975
Date & Time: 5th May | 5PM
Ticket Pricing: $50 – $85

Website

 

2. Singapore Cocktail Festival: Festival Village

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It’s not every day that you get to taste cocktail mixes from the best bartenders around the world, but that’s precisely what you can do at the annual Singapore Cocktail Festival, which has $12 festival cocktails, bar-hopping tours, and cocktail workshops.

The 10-day booze bonanza will feature 25 of the best bars in Singapore, with local favourites such as Operation Dagger and Smoke and Mirrors, and 9 of the best in Asia, including Bangkok’s Bamboo Bar, and Bali’s Night Rooster.

There’ll also be 20 artisanal spirits tasting booths and 15 celebrity guest bartenders at the event, including Lukas Kaufmann from 28HKS, and master mixologist James Estes from Skullduggery!

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Other highlights include the Asia Bar Battle, henna painting, free gentlemen shaves by We Need A Hero, a silent discotheque, and delicious grubs like Wagyu Beef Cubes and Mentaiko Corn Cup.

Tickets can be purchased here, with the most basic one entitling you to a 3-piece SGCF Cocktail Set (worth $50), and an SG Cocktail Passport (valued at $15) that allows you to get exclusive discounts for 45 Signature Cocktails from bars all around Singapore from 4th – 13th May.

Address: Festival Village @ Empress Lawn (In front of Victoria Concert Hall)
Date & Time: 4th – 6th May | Fri – Sat: 4PM – 1AM | Sun: 4PM – 11PM
Ticket Pricing: $28 – $50
Website

3. Peroni Sunset Cinema

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Film buffs, up your outdoor movie experience with Peroni Sunset Cinema, the largest open-air cinema event in Singapore! Held by the seaside, audiences can expect a live DJ set pre-film as you watch the sunset and dig into dinner and drinks – their menu includes freshly shucked oysters and rice bowls.

The list of films includes both award-winning and new release pictures like Breathe, The Post and Shape of Water, and audiences can rest assured that you’ll be getting top-notch audio quality despite being outdoors – everyone will be given noise-cancelling wireless headphones upon entry!

Things To Do This Weekend (4th - 6th May)8The Peroni Sunset Cinema is a silent cinema event. Source: Peroni Sunset Cinema

Make sure you book your tickets early though, because the inaugural edition of the Peroni Sunset Cinema sold out last year, and this year’s tickets are already selling fast.

Check out the list of films here!

Address: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942
Date & Time: 2nd – 14th May | 5PM – 10PM
Website

4. Shakespeare in the Park: Julius Caesar

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If you’re into the arts, Shakespeare in the Park is back again! Yes, it’s that time of the year once more, and this time we’re treated to a modern rendition of the classic political thriller, Julius Caesar.

Set against a backdrop of current global affairs, the play will have elaborate and spectacular stage design, costumes, and acting –  the role of Julius Caesar will be played by “theatre royalty” actress-director Jo Kukathas.

Get your picnic mats ready and book yourself a spot here!

Address: Fort Canning Park, River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
Date & Time: 2nd – 27th May | 7.30PM
Website

5. Coco Game Center

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We’re no stranger to haute couture giant Coco Chanel, and true to their status, they’re holding one of the largest beauty pop-ups in town that’s arcade-themed. Known as the Coco Game Center, the pop-up will have actual arcade game consoles that have been converted into booths for trying out their latest summer-inspired Cruise 2018 Makeup Collection. Real games will also be available for you to challenge your friends with, and according to their official website, you’ll need an hour to fully explore the space!  

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The pop-up will only be around in Singapore for 9 days before moving on to Japan and South Korea, and best of all, admission is free. Priority entry will be given to those with online reservation, so don’t forget to register beforehand here!

Address: #02-01, The Luxe Art Museum, 6 Handy Road, Singapore 229234
Date & Time: 28th April – 6th May | 11AM – 9PM
Website

6. Beerkini Rocks

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Fans of rock music, get your rock on at Beerkini Rocks, the quarterly beach party at Sentosa that has beach games and live performances by popular local rock and alternative bands, including O.K. Ready! and Rock Rosettes.

Guests will be able to enjoy the usual Beerkini Rocks drink offers like a supersized glass of Heineken beer (U.P. $17) going at just $10 for early birds, and as an added bonus, more special booze prices are also available in conjunction with celebrations for Cinco De Mayo! Think Tequila shots for only $5.55.

Address: Bikini Bar, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099000
Date & Time: 5th May | 3PM – 11.30PM
Website

7. Zouk 27th Anniversary: Space Oddity

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Partygoers are in for some intense merrymaking at Zouk’s 3-day celebration for its 27th anniversary! Themed “Space Oddity“, tickets for Day 1 is already sold out, but that doesn’t mean that the fun’s over – you can still purchase walk-in tickets for day 2 and 3!

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Day 2 will feature UK trance star Ben Nicky, who’s racked up a repertoire of performances at music festivals all over the world, while Day 3 will have resident Zouk All-Stars Hong, Matthew, and Jeremy Boon taking over the club with their signature EDM club bangers.

Plus, tickets will include 1 complimentary house pour!

Note: Email earl@zoukclub.com or WhatsApp Zouk’s Reservations Administration Team at 9006 8793 to check if table reservations are still available.

Address: Zouk Singapore, The Cannery, 3C River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
Website

Space Oddity with Ben Nicky (Day 2)
Date & Time: 4th May | 10PM – 4AM
Ticket Pricing: $35 (Ladies) | $45 (Men)

Space Oddity with Zouk All Stars (Day 3)
Date & Time: 5th May | 10PM – 4AM
Ticket Pricing: $30 (Ladies) | $40 (Men)

8. Dua Lipa Live in Singapore 2018

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With hits like New Rules and IDGAF, singer-songwriter wunderkind Dua Lipa is finally here in Singapore again for a full-blown concert! Fans will be able to catch chart-toppers from the British artist at Dua Lipa Live in Singapore 2018, who is also the youngest female singer to hit 1 billion views on Youtube.

Tickets are selling fast, even after the show has been upgraded to a larger venue to accommodate the overwhelming demand, so make sure to book yours quickly!

Address: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617
Date & Time: 4th May | 8PM
Website

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