The Weekend List: 15-17 Apr 2016

Say goodbye to boring weekends with our guide!

By Pamela Chow and Samantha Francis

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1. Celebrate Spring with contemporary Italian Cuisine

Inspired by nature’s best produce, Zafferano introduces a Spring Menu marrying contemporary Italian recipes with Spring’s seasonal ingredients.

Chef Marco dedicates the menu to two parts: ‘dal mare’ (from the sea) and ‘dalla terra’ (from the land), representing seafood from the Mediterranean seas surrounding the South, and the livestock from the mountainous grasslands of the North.

More information here.

 

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2. Indulge in a Thai seafood buffet

Just for the month of April, Aroy Jing Jing is offering its all-you-can-eat seafood buffet at just $23.90 per person.

The seafood buffet dinner, available Tuesdays to Sundays from 6pm onwards, will feature servings of fresh slipper lobster, flower crab, half shell, scallop, clam and mussel, tiger prawn, salmon, squid as well as delectable chicken and pork belly meat skewers, all ready to be grilled over an open flame barbecue.

More information here.

 

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3. Enjoy 1-for-1 premium pours

OverEasy’s Happy Hour Smackdown now happens every single day. It’s time to kick back with 1-for-1 drinks with the likes of Monkey 47, Yamazaki, Grey Goose, Hendrick’s Gin and more.

More information here.

 

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4. Get in on the next food craze a.k.a the cheese tart

PrimaDéli has launched the Lava Cheese Tart in two flavours: Original and Salted Yolk. Our top pick is the Lava Cheese Tart Original, which features a generous amount of delicious cheese filling in a buttery shortcrust pastry.

More information here.

5. Catch an intriguing play

“Inheritance” is a simple and moving story about the relationship between two sisters and their mother when nothing binds them together anymore.

Directed by seasoned theatre practitioner, Zelda Tatiana Ng, the play is an exciting new work by young writing talent Ellison Yuyang Tan.

More information here.

6. Check out this year’s best local published works

This year, the Singapore Art Book Fair presents the best in arts publishing, contemporary art books and zines at ArtScience Museum.

The fair runs throughout this weekend with a series of curated acts by Singaporean creatives.

More information here.

7. Grab Bosch products at 70 per cent off

Take your pick from a wide range of home appliances, power tools and even automotive products from Bosch for up to 70 per cent off.

Enjoy huge savings across all product categories such as food preparation tools, refrigeration, household cleaning and more, so you can maximise comfort for your home and day-to-day life at a steal.

More information here.

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8. Enjoy free bird shows at Ion’s new garden

Check out Ion Orchard’s outdoor event place, Ion2, which has transformed into a spring fashion garden complete with lush greenery, colorful flowers, motion-activated plants and two majestic larger-than-life white peacock topiaries.

Between 4.30pm and 6.30pm on weekends, you can also catch interactive bird shows featuring conures, cockatoos and macaws among others.

More information about the garden here and the bird shows here.

9. Get early bird tickets to the Singapore International Festival of Arts

Taking place from Aug 11 to Sep 17, this season of SIFA includes highlights like a large-scale public installation by Ron Arad, an innovative interpretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet performed in a suspended open-sided cube and a performance in bed produced by Fernando Rubio amongst others.

Early Bird tickets at Sistic are now available until May 8.

More information here.

10. Customise your own reed diffusers and ceramics

Gallery and Co is offering two handy workshops this weekend. You can experiment with raw materials and learn to create a natural reed diffuser with their very own customised scents; or mould your very own ceramic bowl, pick up basic pottery techniques and take your creations home.

More information about the reed diffuser workshop here and the ceramics workshop here.

11. Visit a world of tulips

The beloved “Tulipmania” returns to Gardens by the Bay, tracing tulips back to their roots in the ancient Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey), where it was first cultivated and served as inspiration for many Turkish songs, paintings and poetry.

Be dazzled by colourful “carpets” of tulips in the Persian-inspired floral display.

More information here.

12. Win a $100 gift card from IKEA

IKEA has launched an “Arrange It To Win It” contest, where participants have to arrange some of their messy items at home as neatly as possible and take a flatlay photo of them.

The most creative entries submitted by Apr 17 will win a $100 IKEA gift card.

More information here.

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