Wondering how to kick back and relax this weekend after a hectic first week of school?
Here’s three amazing events around town involving food, dance, and a multitude of potentially Insta-worthy shots for you to spice up your weekend with.
Popup Bistro @ SAM with The Street Food x The Local People
If you’ll be heading down to the Singapore Art Museum as Singapore Art Week kicks off this weekend, head over to SAM at 8Q to check out Pop Up Bistro, a food festival brought to you by The Local People and The Street Food SG which launches this Friday, 18 January, until 17 February. Savour many delicious and IG worthy street foods brought from all over Singapore into one place!
Some interesting offerings to look out for include 24K Gold Durian Ice Cream ($10) by Golden Moments and colourful (Instagrammable) beverage bottles by KECHA’s Beary Bottle.
Expect many other fun activities throughout the whole event, including live music and a Lifestyle and Retail Market from 7-14 February. And since it coincides with the Singapore Art Week from 18-27 January, you can enjoy the multitude of exciting art programmes with delicious food in your hands.
The event is closed on 23, 26 January and 4-6 February.
Visit the festival’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/352804671952654/
More information on the Singapore Art Week programmes at SAM can be found at: https://www.artweek.sg/events/art-week-at-sam
For all those who missed Artbox last year, the popular flea market from Bangkok is back this January with Eatbox, a food festival by Artbox starring 50 of the most exciting local and regional F&B brands.
Experience the unique shipping container-style stalls and the vivid array of urban art and Insta-worthy displays that fans of Artbox will be familiar with. Head down to Downtown East D’Marquee from 3pm – 11pm from 18th – 20th January for a weekend filled with tasty food and fun!
Check out food stalls selling everything from laksa ($5) from Pandan Garden Fishball Noodles to Broti’s Thai milk tea (~$4), or the addictive arcade and game machines scattered around the venue. Also, don’t miss the chance to take some cool snapshots in authentic vintage automobiles with the incredible Kombi Rocks Photo Booths!
Other star attractions include Bira 91 with freshly-brewed craft beer from India ($35 for 5 bottles), and deliciously tender Australian beef torched in front of you by Beef Bro Singapore ($7.90 for their signature beef cubes).
Entry is free, but don’t come empty-handed or you’ll leave with an empty stomach too!
More information at: http://www.artbox.sg/eatbox/
Aliwal Urban Art Festival
If food isn’t your thing, why not check out the vibrancy of street culture at the Aliwal Urban Art Festival. Experience the city’s thumping urban heartbeat with the sixth annual edition of this festival. Drop by to witness the lively and energetic displays of youth subculture and urban art in Singapore, featuring numerous exciting showcases, performances and competitions. Even try your hand at drone flying or mini-skateboarding in some of the exciting workshops! And guess what – it’s absolutely free! Expect a vibrant array of graphic art, skateboarding, dance battles and streetwear sales as you catch the contagious good vibes there!
Don’t miss this highly-anticipated annual event, one of the most unique art festivals in town. Head down to the Aliwal Arts Centre at Kampong Glam on 19 January from 4pm till late to catch a taste of the action!
Visit the festival’s website for more details on each exciting highlight: https://www.aliwalartscentre.sg/events/aliwal-urban-art-festival-2019/