Five things to do over the weekend of May 20-21

Whiskey weekend comes to Singapore for the first time this weekend! Head down for some single malt on the rocks - they're perfect for a chill Sunday afternoon in equatorial Singapore. 

For those who are looking for a more family-friendly itinerary, National Gallery Singapore is holding the inaugural Children's Biennale. Read on for more exciting happenings in town!

1. Whiskey Weekend 2017

Photo courtesy: The Great Escape
Photo courtesy: The Great Escape

Be a part of Asia's first American whiskey festival. Swing by for some fine bourbon and rye, tasty American BBQ, craft cocktails and great fun in celebration of America’s native spirit!

What to Expect: A tasting bar featuring fine American whiskey, four of Singapore's famous American cocktail bars serving up tasty tipples, backyard BBQ from some of the city’s most loved American chefs, banging tunes and more...

When: May 20-21
Where: Golden x The Great Escape (Golden Mile Tower)
Entry: S$10-20

2. Creativity in Pulses: Voyage by Royston Tan

Photo courtesy: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Photo courtesy: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Helmed by award-winning director Royston Tan, Voyage is a spectacular musical and visual journey that explores Singapore Chinese culture.

Featuring familiar nursery rhymes and folk songs, coupled with the use of 3D projection mapping and holographic imagery synchronised with lights, each act will take audiences to a different dreamscape, where Chinese art forms and traditional values are presented with a contemporary touch.

When: May 21
Where: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Entry: S$38 

3. Urban Ventures Vol. 6

Photo courtesy: Urban Ventures
Photo courtesy: Urban Ventures

The Urban Ventures series celebrates music and art in public spaces. Head on down for free monoprinting workshops, live music performances, interactive artworks and a dance party! 

When: May 20-21
Where: Duxton Plain Park
Entry: Free

4. Children's Biennale

Photo courtesy: Trang Trong Vu
Photo courtesy: Trang Trong Vu

Themed Dreams and Stories, the inaugural Gallery Children’s Biennale inspires kids and families to use their creative imagination and explore immersive and interactive art showcases and activities.

Enjoy nine interactive installations spread across the entire Gallery, made by artists Yayoi Kusama, Mark Justiniani, teamLab collective, Tran Trong Vu, Vincent Leow, Ian Woo, Robert Zhao, Lynn Lu and Chng Seok Tin.

When: May 20-21
Where: National Gallery Singapore
Entry: $20 for non-Singaporeans

5. Pennylane at Esplanade

Photo courtesy: Pennylane
Photo courtesy: Pennylane

PennyLane is a Singapore band that has been performing in events and nightspots since 2010. They stand out with their infectious energy and powerful vocal harmonies. The band plays music from the ’60s to Top 40s, with their own interpretation.

The band will be playing songs from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, putting their own spin on them, as well as doing an entire set of retro songs!

When: May 20
Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Entry: Free

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.


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