Two days of merrymaking

Desiree Pakiam
Going Out – By Day

Great drinks, live performances and a balloon parade — they're all yours to enjoy this 5-6 May weekend.

Books & Beer
Mingle with fellow bookworms over drinks — and swap up to 10 books for second-hand ones — at Ardent's Café Bar. For more information, visit 6 May, 4-7pm.

The YouTube Stars
You've seen them on YouTube — now you can finally watch them perform live. Catch David Choi, Tiffany Alvord and Jason Chen from the US, Ana Free from the UK, Joseph Vincent from the Philippines, and local talent Clo as they belt out cover songs and original tunes for one night. 5 May, 7-10pm. The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, RWS. Tickets at $73 each.

Dragon Fire Championship Boxing Event
Raring for a good fight? Just leave it to the professionals. World Boxing Association featherweight champion Chris John, contender Shoji Kimura, and other international boxers will be battling it out at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands. 5 May, 7:30-11:30pm. Tickets start from $53.

Maifest 2012
Welcome Spring with Maifest (pronounced "May-fest"), a festival that dates back to medieval times and is widely celebrated by German communities around the world. Go to Clarke Quay Central Fountain area to enjoy May-pole dances and band performances. 5 May, 7-11pm.

Sentosa Balloonza
The parade at the Merlion Plaza will be an entertaining sight, with colourful balloons, costumes and sculptures to commemorate Sentosa's 40th anniversary. 5-6 May, 11am-7pm.