Five things to do over the weekend of Aug 26-27

This weekend packs a punch for the adventurous ones... or not. As we enter the seventh lunar month, you might have seen the worship offerings along the streets of Singapore. Indulge yourself in some exciting and scary ghost stories this weekend!

On the other hand, you prefer a mindful slow weekend, take up the build-your-own-terrarium workshop at The Orijean. But that's not all – check out our list below, for there is sure to be something up your alley. 

1. Late Night Ghost Stories: SEVEN

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

What happens when the gates of hell open during the 7th month (also known to some as the Ghost Month) and two spirits—one an old soul and the other a younger spirit—want more than just a visit to the human realm?

An opportunity to return to the real world as a newborn is presented to the two spirits but with a catch—only one of them can return. See the duo battle it out with their knowledge and stories to outwit each other for that one chance. Who will the Higher Being choose?

When: Aug 26
Where: Esplanade concourse
Entry: Free

2. Onam Nite 2017 with KJ Yesudas and KS Chitra

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Come celebrate Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala, with the Singapore Malayalee Association (SMA), who mark their centenary in this special edition.

Catch one of Malayalam cinema’s most beloved singers Padma Vibushan Dr KJ Yesudas, fondly known as Gaana Ghandarvan. He is joined by the “Nightingale” Padma Shri Dr KS.Chitra, one of the most prolific singers in the Indian film industry. The evening also features the comedic stylings of leading Malayalam actor, Ramesh Pisharadi, and more.

When: Aug 27
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall
Entry: S$35-250

3. Late-Night Texting

Photo courtesy: Proletariat Poetry Factory Facebook
Photo courtesy: Proletariat Poetry Factory Facebook

From short plays to poetry, improv comedy to storytelling, come experience two nights of theatrical magic and textual adventures! All performances are FREE, and admission is first come, first served.

The programmes are part of the Singapore Night Festival.

When: Aug 26
Where: Centre 42, Bras Basah
Entry: Free

4. Cosentino: Anything Is Possible

Photo courtesy: Cosentino
Photo courtesy: Cosentino

Cosentino; the new David Copperfield.  "Anything is Possible" is packed with death-defying escapes that thrill, mind boggling illusions, never before seen magic that excites and cutting-edge street conjuring that twists your reality. 

It must be seen in order to be believed. 

When: Aug 26-27
Where: Marina Bay Sands
​Entry: S$45-145

5. Build your own terrarium workshop

Photo courtesy: The Orijean
Photo courtesy: The Orijean

Embark on a hands-on session to build a cube geometric terrarium from The Beginning Series. Learn how to select the right plants, design your terrarium and care for your new friend!

No worries if you do not have green fingers, just enjoy and have fun!

When: Aug 27
Where: Promenade @ Jalan Pelikat
Entry: S$68

Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

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. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.


How do you spend your time during Covid19 stay at home?

  • Watching movies and shows on Netflix, Aamazon Prime etc.
  • Physical activity, exercise, yoga, HIIT etc
  • Playing online games, PS4, X-box.
  • Reading books.
  • Making a list things you will do once this is over
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