L'Off Weekend Guide

by L'Officiel Singapore
We've got your weekends planned with a lowdown of the hottest happenings on the Little Red Dot – from Epicurean Market to Singapore Night Festival 2017 and Foo Fighters live in concert
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Epicurean Market 2017
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Epicurean Market 2017

Epicurean Market 2017

Marina Bay Sands' annual gastronomic event returns for its fifth year with even more gourmet delights from world-class Michelin-starred chefs. This year's edition sees the return of the ever-popular Farmer’s Market – plus other highlights to kick things up a notch. Visitors can look forward to the Singapore Street Food experience set in a traditional two-storey shophouse, the Kampung Bar (featuring cocktails inspired by local cuisine), an exciting lineup of masterclasses led by industry experts, and the chance to run shoulders with renowned chefs Tetsuya Wakuda (Waku Ghin), Nancy Silverton (Mozza), David Myers (Adrift), Ralph Scamardella (LAVO), John Kunkel (The Bird Southern Table & Bar) and David Thompson (Long Chim).

11 to 13 August, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre Halls A, B & C

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Bulgari SerpentiForm

Bulgari SerpentiForm

Epitomising seduction, rebirth and transformation, the serpent has long been intertwined with jewellery house Bulgari. Come 19 August, guests will get to witness how the versatile motif has inspired the world of jewellery, art, design, fashion, and photography at Bulgari's SerpentiForm. The exhibition will showcase ancient jewels, antiquities, and contemporary artworks by Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, and Joan Miró (amongst others) and culminate with a stunning display of Bulgari's own Serpenti archive collection dating back to the 1950s.

19 August to 15 October 2017, ArtScience Museum 

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Films At The Fort – Hidden Figures
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Films At The Fort – Thelma & Louise
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Films At The Fort

Films At The Fort

Craving some fresh air and ambience while watching your favourite films? An evening at Films At The Fort is just what you need. Presented by Casillero del Diablo and the creators of Sunset Cinema, Singapore’s premier open-air cinema event combines film with gourmet food and wine in the beautiful natural amphitheatre of Fort Canning Park. On the roster is a selection of award-winning films, cult classics, and new releases such as Thelma & Louise, Baywatch, Grease, Top Gun, Hidden Figures, and many more.  

3 to 20 August, 7.30pm, Fort Canning Park

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Cirque Du Soleil KOOZA
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Cirque Du Soleil KOOZA

Cirque Du Soleil KOOZA

Cirque Du Soleil returns to Singapore this July with KOOZA, a new production which pays homage to their roots. The KOOZA story follows "The Innocent" who represents the child within us all, as he takes a journey of self-discovery through a kingdom of eccentric characters. Combining spectacular acrobatics and jaw-dropping feats with the art of clowning, the spectacular show features an international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, singers, and actors from 19 different countries.

12 July to 20 August, beside Marina Bay Sands

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Singapore Night Festival 2017
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Singapore Night Festival 2017
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Singapore Night Festival 2017

Singapore Night Festival 2017

The iconic annual night festival is back – this time, it's celebrating a milestone decade of heritage, arts and culture in the Lion City. Set to the theme of ‘Ten Magical Years’, this year's edition promises to be bigger, brighter, and louder with interactive art installations, video projections, and street perfomances by roaming musicians and magicians in the Bras Basah/Bugis district. 

18 to 26 August, 7.30pm-12am, Bras Basah and Bugis

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Bastille – Live in Singapore

After an unforgettable sold-out show at The Coliseum in 2015 and a rousing performance at the F1 Singapore Grand Prix lineup in 2016, Bastille returns to raise the roof at The Star Theatre. Catch the British indie pop act – made up of frontmat Dan Smith, keyboard player Kyle Simmons, bassist Will Farquarson and drummer Chris 'Woody' Wood – as they perform their chart-topping hit songs such as ‘Pompeii’,‘Good Grief’ and ‘Send Them Off!'.

Monday 14 August, 8pm, The Star Theatre

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Yayoi Kusama (© Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore, Victoria Miro, London, David Zwirner, New York)
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YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow

YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow

Discover the creative vision of one of the world’s most influential artists at Life is the Heart of a Rainbow, an exhibition by Yayoi Kusama. Taking place at National Gallery Singapore, this is the first major survey of her work in Southeast Asia, focusing on the immersive and expansive nature of her paintings, sculptures, videos and installations from the 1950s to the present. Step into her infinity mirror rooms, explore the development of her intricate nets, dots and pumpkin motifs, and encounter new paintings in which the artist continues to push artistic boundaries.

9 June to 3 September, National Gallery Singapore

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Cigarettes After Sex

Cigarettes After Sex

Hosted by Secret Sounds Asia, the dreamy ambient pop collective Cigarettes After Sex will perform live in Singapore at the Capitol Theatre. Led by songwriter Greg Gonzalez, the Brooklyn-based group’s one-night performance comes shortly after the release of their long-awaited debut studio album last month.

Thursday 17 August, 8pm, The Capitol Theatre

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Le Syndrome Ian By Christian Rizzo, ICI-CCN Montpellier – Singapore International Festival of Arts 2017
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Guilty Landscapes III By Dries Verhoeven – Singapore International Festival of Arts 2017
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Henrico's Farm (Ang Saka Ni Henrico) By Lav Diaz – Singapore International Festival of Arts 2017

Singapore International Festival of Arts 2017

As the premier national performing arts festival, SIFA aims to inspire people through different performing art forms both locally and internationally. This year’s festival revolves around the theme of Jane Bennett’s definition of enchantment; based off her book 'The Enchantment of Modern Life'. Set across various venues island wide, you’re sure to be ‘enchanted’ by intriguing indie films, art installations, and dance performances. Key figures participating in this year’s festival include producer Jeffrey Tan, cartoonist Sonny Liew, theatre-maker Edith Podesta, choreographer Daniel Kok, with productions by Pangdemonium, Nine Years Theatre, K. Rajagopal and more.

28 June to 9 September, various locations

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David Hockney: A Matter of Perspective

David Hockney: A Matter of Perspective

STPI Gallery continues its 15th anniversary celebrations and pays homage to one of Britain’s most celebrated living artists with David Hockney: A Matter of Perspective. The exhibition of 36 carefully selected works will explore how Hockney continues to push the boundaries of print techniques and investigate the one intrigue which defines his entire prolific career: perspectives.

1 July to 3 September, STPI Gallery, 41 Robertson Quay

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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters – Live in Singapore

20 years after their last concert here, the American rock legends – fronted by Dave Grohl – will return to Singapore for an epic, one-night concert at the National Stadium. It's about damn time.

Saturday 26 August, 8pm, National Stadium

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Beerfest Asia 2017
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Beerfest Asia 2017
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Beerfest Asia 2017

Beerfest Asia 2017

Whether you’re an avid beer guzzler or an aspiring microbrewer looking to rub shoulders with leading players in the industry, Beerfest Asia is where you ought to be. With 30 live music acts, countless beer workshops to sign up for and of course, 50 different brews for your tasting pleasure, this four-day beer extravaganza is a definite can't-miss.

17 to 20 August, Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore

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