A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.
Friday, May 17
An examination of the complexities of colonialism in the past, present, and future, this play questions how decolonization can happen in a world that continues to thrive on colonialism.
Until May 26; 3pm or 8pm at The Necessary Stage Black Box. $28-$36.
The month of May, which is also known as the Flower Moon, is apparently the best month for wine bottling. So Drunken Farmer’s celebrating it with $10 drinks all night long, a “Meltdown” workout by Haus Athletics, and a beginner-friendly night yoga class. Of course, the natural wines will be flowing freely, too.
6pm-late at Drunken Farmer. Free entry.
The aquarium welcomes World Oceans Day with its Ocean Fest set to the theme of “The Noisy Ocean,” to raise awareness on ocean soundscapes and the negative effect of sound pollution through installations, musical performances, and more. Highlights include a percussion showcase, audio-visual exhibits, and talks on how best to protect manta rays.
Until June 30 at S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa.
The new Cloud Forest display features almost 1,500 orchids of more than 58 species and varieties divided into categories such as “sweet floral” and “spicy floral,” which you can breathe in by getting close to the blooms on show. Also look out for five “fragrance boxes” housing a revolving line-up of orchids with scented notes like pepper, tom yum, and even bubble gum.
Until Sept 22; daily 9am-9pm at Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay. Admission fees apply.
Zouk’s taking advantage of the long weekend to throw a trio of parties, starting with Brohug kicking off the festivities on Friday, followed by R3hab and his brand of electronic grooves on Saturday. Oh, and since Sunday’s the eve of Vesak Day, the party continues with everyone’s favorite nostalgic night, Mambo Jambo, featuring DJs Jeremy Boon and Leonard T behind the decks.
Until May 19; 10pm-late at Zouk. Various prices.
Saturday, May 18
Hosted by Brunch Bandits, Siri House’s weekend farmers’ market features wares from 15 local producers and craftsmen. Besides attending workshops on soap making and learning about Singapore’s edible flowers and weeds, you can browse through the selection of bakes by bread yard, tropical jams from Straits Preserves, greens and herbs from Savoure, locally harvested honey by Nutrinest, and loads more.
9am-5pm at Siri House. Free entry to market; workshops from $60.
Featuring jazz mentors and the young musicians of the Jazz Association Singapore Youth Orchestra, the evening’s repertoire highlights the themes of the Gershwin musical, Porgy & Bess, with classics such as “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty ‘O Nuttin’.”
7:30pm at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. $35-$75.
The three-day carnival includes a sale of Philips products with discounts of up to 60 percent, educational talks, cooking demonstrations, a pop-up “sleep experience center,” and more.
Until May 20; 9am-6pm at Philips Apac Center. Free entry; pre-registration required for some talks/activities.