Weekend guide (27-29 April): Singapore Chinese Film Festival, Yiruma concert, eco-run

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team

The last weekend of April sees a flurry of events taking place around Singapore, from the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s to taking part in a slew of activities at Keep Clean, Singapore! 2018. If you’re a sports fan or if you’re just looking to have a good time, there is an event for everyone.

Singapore Chinese Film Festival

(PHOTO: Singapore Chinese Film Festival)
(PHOTO: Singapore Chinese Film Festival)

Catch screenings of various Chinese films across multiple genres throughout the 10-day festival. Watch some of Hong Kong singer-actor Leslie Cheung’s most famous works as the festival screens his films in tribute to the actor, who dies in 2003. Enjoy talks from festival guests as they cover topics ranging from biographical documentaries to crafting one’s first feature film. Festival guests include Singaporean actor Choo Houren, Malaysia film director Saw Teong Hin and Cantonese cinema icon Chapman To.

When: 27 April – 6 May
Where: Various Venues (Check the festival schedule here)
Price: $13 per movie ticket

Netflix and Woof

(PHOTO: DogsTrust)
(PHOTO: DogsTrust)

Meet dogs awaiting their forever homes in this adoption drive event. Animal lovers can spend the evening by treating their pets to a caricature drawing and enjoying a picnic-style screening of ‘Benji’ together with their pets and family.

When: 28 April, 4pm – 9pm
Where: 50 Tanjong Rhu Place (near suspension bridge)
Price: Free

Yiruma Live in Singapore 2018

(PHOTO: Eventopia)
(PHOTO: Eventopia)

Korean pianist and composer Yiruma returns to Singapore for a one-night only performance, featuring signature classics such as ‘River Flows in You’ and ‘Kiss the Rain’. The musician is also set to play pieces from his latest album ‘f r a m e’.

When: 28 April, 8pm
Where: The Star Theatre
Price: $98 to $288 (excluding booking fee)

HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s

(PHOTO: HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens/Facebook)
(PHOTO: HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens/Facebook)

Witness the world’s top 16 rugby nations competing against one another here in Singapore. Be entertained with roving performers, face painters and fairground games at the site. Spectators may also attend the after-party for free.

When: 28-29 April
Where: National Stadium
Price: $25 to $750 (free entrance for children below four years old)

Income Eco Run 2018

(PHOTO: RunSociety)
(PHOTO: RunSociety)

The eco run advocates for environmental conservation and aims to encourage everyone to play a part in supporting the cause. Race categories include the 21.2km Half Marathon, the 10km Competitive, the 10km Mixed Team and the 5km Fun Run. Tickets for the 1.2km Kids Dash and the 800m Kids Dash categories are sold out.

When: 29 April, 5am – 10am
Where: F1 Pit Building
Price: $36 to $254

Keep Clean, Singapore! 2018

(PHOTO: LittleLives)
(PHOTO: LittleLives)

Spend your Sunday morning with the inaugural Public Hygiene Council (PHC) walk. Treat yourself to fun family activities at a carnival held at the end of the walk. The carnival will feature highlights such as life-sized playsets, stilt walkers and a farmer’s market. Take part in mass fitness sessions, including aerobics, Zumba and urban street cycling challenges. Attendees are also given the exclusive opportunity to meet with players from the Singapore Premier League as they enjoy the food and entertainment on offer.

When: 29 April, 9am – 12pm
Where: Timbre+
Price: Free

DBS Marina Regatta 2018: Eat Like A Champion

(File photo: AP/Vincent Thian)
(File photo: AP/Vincent Thian)

Learn how to prepare ‘Nasi Lemak’ and ‘Milo Dino’ from May Yim Schooling – the mother of Singaporean swimmer Joseph Schooling – as she cooks some of his son’s favourite dishes using healthy ingredients from the kitchen in the Road to Regatta.

When: 29 April, 3pm – 4.30pm
Where: Mahota Commune
Price: $15

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