9 Things to eat, see and do this weekend

To eat

1. Indulge in an international gourmet fair

Treat yourself to flavours from almost every corner of the globe at the Epicurean Market, and taste how some cuisines have reinvented the gastronomical experience altogether! Highlights include celebrity chef restaurant booths including headliners such as Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, Tetsuya Wakuda’s Waku Ghin and David Myers’ Adrift.

More information here.

2. Go cafe-hopping with NOM’S

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Can’t get enough of all day brunch and artisan coffee? Here’s a great deal for you cafe lovers. NOM’S is Singapore’s first ever café-hopping membership card, entitling you to great discounts at popular local cafes such as Bloomsbury Bakers, Carpenter and Cook and Café de Arteastiq, as well as selected cafes in Johor Bahru.

And we’ve got a great deal to get you started! Get your hands on a one-year membership for just $5 (usual price $15) when you use the code “WeekenderxNoms” during checkout.

More information here.

3. Enjoy classic Filipino cuisine at only $5

Street-Foods

Known for its volunteer-based pop up dinner parties which bring together local as well as migrant communities through a common love for food, Culture Kitchen is back with a Fillipino-themed dinner on 16th August at Artistry cafe. Come on down and enjoy Fillipino street food while learning more about their culture, all at just $5.

More information here.

To see

1. Green toy soldiers dressed up as Chinese terracotta warriors

Is the memory of the National Day Parade still fresh in your mind? This exhibition will put a playful twist on that! Local pop artist Justin Lee, recipient of the Mont Blanc Yong Artist World Patronage award in 2006, creatively moulded army action figures into cheeky 0.75m-tall displays. You can view them for free at this exhibition!

More information here.

2. A piano made out of Gilette razors

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes something wacky like a piano powered by razors. You’ll even get to hear the piano in performance at 12pm. Curious about how this might turn out? So are we.

More information here.

3. Dance and rap battles at Singapore Street Festival 2015

Feel young again (or even younger) when you catch the talented youth of Singapore duke it out in their best street performances! From the sporty action of parkour, street football and kendama to artistic rap and street graffiti, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and appreciate. Singapore’s art scene is flourishing!

More information here.

To do

1. Learn how to write beautiful fonts by hand

How do you add personal flair to your Instagram photos, campaign material or even party invites? By showing off your calligraphy skills! Join this one-day workshop by Chia Tjong from C For Calligraphy and your friends will be fawning over your newfound penmanship skills.

More information here.

2. Engage in a NERF quest and win vouchers

If you have kids who love NERF guns, pick up an “Unlock Your Achievements” activity booklet. Help them complete simple tasks to get stickers, which the kids can exchange for NERF vouchers to reward themselves! This campaign will run from now till Aug 31 and is open to children aged eight and above.

Find out more information here.

3. Sketch your favourite places in Singapore and be showcased

Join Urban Sketchers Singapore and express your own interpretation of your favourite Singapore spots! Your artwork will be showcased at the finale event, SG Heart Map Festival@Float, in November. Sketching materials will be provided. This weekend (Aug 15), they will be meeting in the Civic District so head on down there and get drawing!

More information here.

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