Five things to do over the weekend of April 8-9

A wide array of activities await you this weekend in the sunny island of Singapore.

Indulge in snacks from all over the world at the World Snack Fair 2017, or browse through unique art works by local artists at the Art + Design Market. Alternatively, join in the farewell party for Red Dot Museum along Maxwell Road, which is known for its eye-catching red hue - it will be restored to its original off-white colour. 

Here are the details to our picks for this weekend:

1. World Snack Fair 2017

Photo courtesy: Danny Choo
Photo courtesy: Danny Choo

If you love food, you wouldn't want to miss this. Snacking is very much celebrated at this three-day fair.

Get your munch on with over 500 brands from around the world to choose from. And once you’ve stocked up on your snack stash, get a taste of Tokyo: try your luck at an ichiban kuji (sure-win lottery) game booth, gape at the elaborate costumes of celebrity cosplayers or pop by the maid and butler café for some dessert. 

When: April 8-9
Where: Suntec City Convention Centre
Entry: Free-$29

2. Rachna - A Creation In Kathak

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Brought to you by Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society in collaboration with Esplanade, Rachna is a solo Kathak recital by Rajendra Gangani. Rajendra Gangani is one of the most brilliant exponents of the Indian classical dance form Kathak today. Endowed with a magnetic stage presence and a complete command over his art form, Rajendra Gangani is a rare artist who gives his art new directions.

When: April 9 
Where: Esplanade
Entry: $25-40

3. So Long Red Dot

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The iconic Red Dot Traffic building bids farewell with the final edition of MAAD Sounds!, featuring live performances from rising homegrown acts JAWN, Wolf&Moon, General Lee and Laneway alum, T-REX.

There'll also be various pop-up booths from local artists and designers offering original products like crafts, jewellery and artworks. Resident DJ Minimal Simplicity will be spinning a night's worth of dance tunes. 

When: April 7
Where: Red Dot Museum
Entry: Free

4. Art + Design Market

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Hosted by BooksActually, this art and design weekend market features a variety of homegrown brands and creatives setting up booths. Look out for local book publishers Epigram Books and Math Paper Press, music record label Middle Class Cigars, and fine stationery and gift brand My Sweet Scarlett.

As you shop for quirky finds and handcrafted knick-knacks, don't forget to refresh yourself with Kaki Kopi Geng's menu of coffee and mocktails.

When: April 8-9
Where: The Substation
Entry: Free

5. The Universe and Art

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Have a glimpse of humanity's fascination with the universe at this exhibition, jointly curated and organised by Mori Art Museum and ArtScience Museum.

Featuring artefacts from the Asian Civilisations Museum, it is divided into four sections. You'll get to peruse historical religious texts on the cosmos and learn about the birth of astronomy. You can also explore new astronomical advances, black holes and dark matter, as well as questions about alien life, robotics and the future of mankind through artworks.

Finally, view and ponder about art pieces that are specifically designed to be flown and exhibited in space. 

When: April 8-9
Where: Marina Bay Sands
Entry: $17

Author
Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Writer

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. 

Sometimes she writes with light. 

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