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What are some new and exciting things to do in Singapore this weekend?

Whether you’re hanging out with your friends, planning a date, or indulging in some well-deserved alone time, we’ve got you covered. From the temporary pop-ups and new art exhibitions to new trending cafes and more, there’s definitely something for everyone. If you’re tourist seeking to bypass the usual tourist attractions this weekend, stay on.

What are the best things to do in Singapore this weekend?

1. SIFA 2024

Moby Dick. Photo: SIFA 2024 Singapore International Arts Festival, one of the largest art festivals in Singapore
Photo: SIFA 2024

Don’t miss one of the largest art festivals in Singapore.

Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2024 unveils its 2024 lineup with the theme “The Anatomy of Performance – They Declare”.

SIFA celebrates the diversity, inviting not just local artists, but international ones by providing a platform for different voices and perspectives to mingle.

This year’s art festival features five local commissions and seven international presentations exploring post-Anthropocene futures and artificial intelligence. Among which, highlights include local production Suara / Oro Rua and international artwork Sun & Sea and Moby Dick.

Tickets starting from $20 are available on the SIFA 2024 website, alongside the full programme list.

SIFA 2024

Date: 17 May-2 June 2024

Location: Across Singapore

2. Borealis at Gardens by the Bay

borealis gardens by the bay northern lights in singapore
Northern lights in Singapore

You no longer have to go to Lapland to chase the Northern Lights.

Gardens by the Bay has just launched Borealis, a free aurora light show at the Supertree Grove. The night skies 2ill be lit up in hues of blue and green, accompanied by atmospheric music by French composer Guillaume Desbois. To enhance the immersion of the light show, even the wind, humidity and temperature changes.

Admission to Borealis is free.

Borealis at Gardens by the Bay

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Show timings:
Monday: 8-8:30pm
Sat-Sun: 9-9:30pm

3. RollerMania 4.0

RollerMania 3.0 from last year. Photo: The X Agency

Travel back to the 90s this month as RollerMania 4.0 returns bigger than ever.

The highly-acclaimed roller skating pop up will be relocated to Clarke Quay this year, as part of a bigger event — Xperience. It is a 10,000 sqft funhouse which comprises carnival games and claw machines, as well as Singapore’s first White Rabbit Pop-up Cafe.

Tickets to RollerMania 4.0 starts from $24 per person for two hours. You can also sign up for professional skating lessons from $35 per person.

RollerMania 4.0

Date: 3 May-31 July 2024

Location: 3 River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Block B, #01-01, Singapore 179024
Opening hours: 12-10pm

4. Olafur Eliasson: Your Curious Journey

olafur eliasson your curious journey art exhibition
Photo: SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark / Instagram

Explore the groundbreaking travel exhibition Olafur Eliasson: Your Curious Journey, the first major solo showcase in Southeast Asia dedicated to the Icelandic-Danish artist’s work.

Delve into Eliasson’s exploration of embodiment, perception, and climate action through diverse mediums like light, wind, and water. 

Witness ephemeral phenomena and experience invisible elements of our environment brought to life in artworks such as Beauty and Adrift Compass. Eliasson and his team prioritise sustainability, reducing the exhibition’s carbon footprint and showcasing artworks that reflect his environmental concerns.

Early bird tickets are available at SAM website until 9 May 2024 with price starting from $12 per person.

Olafur Eliasson: Your Curious Journey

Date: 10 May-22 September 2024

Location: SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

5. Small MUJI Exhibition

Free MUJI art exhibition at Plaza Singapura to visit this weekend
Sweet Suite Room

Discover Tatsuya Tanaka’s first exhibition in Singapore, Enjoying Everyday Items, at Muji’s Plaza Singapura store. Tanaka, known for his playful miniature artworks, turns everyday objects into intricate scenes. Watch how he transforms Muji items to life in 16 captivating artworks, some inspired by Singapore landmarks. 

Catch the Small MUJI Exhibition for free while you shop, running from 26 April to 25 June 2024. 

Small Muji Exhibition

Date: 26 April-25 June 2024

Location: 68 Orchard Rd, #01-10 to 22, Singapore 238839

6. vOilah! France Singapore Festival

vOilah! France Singapore Festival, cultural things to do in Singapore this weekend
Photo: vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2024

Get ready for the return of vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2024, running from 25 April to 26 May 2024. Dive into a dynamic lineup celebrating the rich tapestry of French culture, including cinema, music, arts, lifestyle, sports, education, science, and gastronomy.

Some highlights include Tartuffe: The Imposter, a modern and comic adaptation of Molière’s masterpiece, and Piaf! The Show, a popular musical as tribute to the iconic French chanteuse Edith Piaf. 

Be sure to check out the admission and timeline for the events programmes at vOilah! Website.

vOilah! France Singapore Festival

Date: 25 April-26 May 2024

Location: across Singapore

7. European Film Festival 2024

European Film Festival films
Photo: European Film Festival 2024

This year’s 33rd edition of European Film Festival (EUFF) will be screened at The Projector, from 25 April to 25 May 2024. The festival features 24 films from 24 European countries. 

Notable highlights include the Bolero and 125 Years Memory (Ertugrul 1890). Each movie will be aired for a limited time only with a standard ticket priced at $16 per person.

European Film Festival 2024

Date: 25 April-25 May 2024

Location: The Projector, Cineleisure

8. HeritageFest

Singapore HeritageFest returns this month! Aiming to celebrate the history, conservation and repurposing of Singapore’s architecture, here’s all you can do at CHIJMES and The Capitol under this cultural event.

Indulge in an afternoon tea before embarking on a guided tour, sketch various iconic monuments in the area, strike a post on the red carpet at Capitol Theatre, and more.

The full programme list is available on their website, alongside the location and prices.

Singapore HeritageFest

Date: 1-26 May 2024

Location: CHIJMES and The Capitol

9. Naruto: The Gallery

Naruto The Gallery at Resorts World Sentosa
Photo: Resorts World Sentosa

Celebrate Naruto’s 20th anniversary at Universal Studios Singapore with Naruto: The Gallery. Explore six zones featuring storyboards and the journey of Naruto.

Discover a miniature Konohagakure, witness renowned Japanese animation artists’ exclusive works, and enjoy a 7-minute multi-screen theatre showcasing Naruto’s final battle with Sasuke.

Shop official merchandise and taste Ichiraku ramen at Naruto: The Gallery Café in KT’s Grill. Naruto: The Gallery is located inside Universal Studios Singapore, hence to enter you will need to purchase the USS tickets priced starting at $83 for adults and $62 for children aged 4-12 years old.

Naruto: The Gallery

Date: 28 March-30 June 2024

Location: Universal Studios Singapore
Opening hours: 10am-7pm

10. Sentosa Sensoryscape

Lookout Loop at Sentosa Sensoryscape
Lookout Loop. Photo: Sentosa Development Corporation

Sentosa Island welcomes a new attraction.

Sentosa Sensoryscape offers Insta-worthy backdrops that combines nature, architecture and technology through six gardens, each centred around one of six senses: sight, touch, hearing, taste, scent and imagination.

From 7:50pm onwards, the gardens are enhanced with light shows and digital floor projections, completely transforming the look and feel of each garden.

Sentosa Sensoryscape

Location: 3 Siloso Rd, 098977
Opening hours: 24 hours

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