Five things to do over the weekend of Aug 18-19

This weekend, soak in the buzzing atmosphere at Esplanade Waterfront or head to The World's Loneliest Bookstore for a unique immersive art exhibition. 

Check out the details (and more curated events!) below:

1. Baybeats Festival

Photo courtesy: Baybeats
Photo courtesy: Baybeats

Of course Baybeats takes the limelight this weekend. It's the biggest local music festival of its kind held annually. 

This year, Baybeats expands its music language to include hip hop and rap, which are rarely presented at the festival.

When: Aug 18-19
Where: Esplanade
Entry: Free

2. The World’s Loneliest Bookstore

Photo courtesy: Gillman Barracks
Photo courtesy: Gillman Barracks

Held at Block 7 Gillman Barracks, The World’s Loneliest Bookstore is an immersive exhibition featuring various artworks of different mediums by various artists.

The exhibition explores what it might be like when our universe finally decides to take us into it’s own arms and when we, from dust formed, are to dust, returned. It also serves as a celebration of art and love of literature, and most poignantly as a reminder that the loneliness we face as individuals is something experienced by so many others. 

When: Aug 18-19
Where: Block 7 Gillman Barracks
Entry: Free

3. GIIS Smart Campus Open House

Photo courtesy: GIIS
Photo courtesy: GIIS

The digitally-savvy GIIS SMART Campus features new age learning, where technology joins hands with facilities carefully designed to give students the best academic and extracurricular benefit in their learning journey.

The smart features include Virtual Classrooms, data analytics in sports, labs to teach Innovation, Robotics & Entrepreneurship, safety features like facial recognition system. Meet the team and learn how the new SMART Campus can benefit your child’s learning journey.

When: Aug 18
Where: GIIS Smart Campus (Punggol)
Entry: Free

4. DigiMuse Presents

Photo courtesy: National Museum of Singapore
Photo courtesy: National Museum of Singapore

DigiMuse Presents unveils the awarded projects from the inaugural DigiMuse Open Call that bring to life the possibilities of blending history, art and technology.

Visitors can discover hidden stories and learn more about the fascinating artefacts at the National Museum of Singapore through a wide range of prototype projects. These include new experiences in immersive reality, dynamic conversations enabled by artificial intelligence, and more.

When: Aug 18-19
Where: National Museum of Singapore
Entry: Free

5. Spanish Fantasia 2

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Take a musical trip to Spain with The Philharmonic Winds in Spanish Fantasia 2, a concert to mark the 50th anniversary of relations between Singapore and the Kingdom of Spain.

Conducted by maestro Luis Serrano Alarcon, The Philharmonic Winds will perform music from the ballet El Amor Brujo by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. Sharing the stage with the wind orchestra are dancers from Flamenco Sin Fronteras, in a choreography by the Flamenco company’s artistic director Antonio Vargas, one of the world’s leading flamenco dancers and choreographers.

When: Aug 19
Where: Esplanade
Entry: S$15

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