Weekend guide (17-19 August): Singapore Night Festival, Maker Faire, Baybeats

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team

Here are Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore’s picks of some of the top activities this weekend, which include a night festival, a DIY and technology event, and an alternative music festival.

Singapore Night Festival

(PHOTO: Visit Singapore)
(PHOTO: Visit Singapore)

Explore Singapore’s heritage, arts and culture at this special night festival. Visitors can look forward to seeing interactive light installations displayed on the facades of buildings and can also take part in events held at cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Singapore, Peranakan Museum, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Philatelic Museum, and The Substation.

Visitors can also enjoy live street and music performances by local and international artists during the festival.

When: 17-25 August, 7.30pm to 12am
Where: Bras Basah/Bugis heritage precinct
Price: Free

Singapore Science Festival: Maker Faire

(PHOTO: Singapore Science Centre)
(PHOTO: Singapore Science Centre)

The largest DIY and technology event in Singapore, Maker Faire comprises over 300 booths featuring hands-on activities, projects and tools that will introduce visitors to the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) fields.

Themed “Hello World, A.I. you ready?”, the Singapore Science Festival explores the possibilities of artificial intelligence (A.I.) and its influence on everyday life, giving visitors a glimpse into the future. The festival will run till 8 September.

When: 18-19 August, 10am to 6pm
Where: Level 3, Our Tampines Hub Community Hall
Price: Adult – $15 (2-Day Pass) and $10 (1-Day Pass), Children – $8 (2-Day Pass) and $5 (1-Day Pass) (purchase tickets here)

Singapore Bike Show

(PHOTO: The Singapore Bike Show/Facebook)
(PHOTO: The Singapore Bike Show/Facebook)

Aimed at promoting safe riding and cycling, this bike show will showcase models and designs of motorcycles, bicycles and e-bikes from all over the world. The event will feature motoring accessories, gadgets, apparels, lubricants and the latest in vehicle models.

Visitors can watch live stunt performances by several international stunt riders such as Julien Welsch from France, and Hiroyuki Ogawa from Japan. Visitors can also win prizes by taking part in a timed cycling activity, the Power Sprinter Challenge.

When: 17-19 August, 10.30am to 7.30pm
Where: Hall 5, Singapore Expo
Price: Free

Baybeats

(PHOTO: Baybeats Festival/Facebook)
(PHOTO: Baybeats Festival/Facebook)

Celebrating the alternative music scene in Singapore, this annual music festival provides a platform for emerging artists from around the region to showcase their talents to a wider audience. The festival will feature music from a wide array of genres including pop, electronic, punk, folk and heavy metal.

When: 17-19 August (check the schedule here)
Where: Esplanade Theatres on the Bay
Price: Free

(Re)Collect: The Making of Our Art Collection

(PHOTO: National Gallery Singapore)
(PHOTO: National Gallery Singapore)

Explore over 120 art works – past and present – at this exhibition, which reveals the story behind the creation of the National Gallery Singapore’s National Collection in the 1960s. The exhibition dives into how the collection continues to evolve even today. Artists whose works are featured include Lim Yew Kuan, Latiff Mohidin, Navin Rawanchaikul, Georgette Chen and S. Sudjojono.

When: 11 May – 19 August, 10am to 7pm (Saturday to Thursday), 10am to 9pm (Friday)
Where: Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery B & C, National Gallery Singapore
Price: Free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, $20 for non-Singaporeans

Films at the Fort

(PHOTO: Films at the Fort/Facebook)
(PHOTO: Films at the Fort/Facebook)

Film buffs, you’re in for a real treat. An open-air alternative to the mall cinemas in Singapore, this event will screen several popular Hollywood films. These films include The Disaster Artist, A Quiet Place, Blockers, American Animals, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

When: 16-19 August, 7.30pm
Where: Fort Canning Park
Price: $29.80 (purchase tickets here)

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