Five things to do over the weekend of October 7-8

From Swapaholic to film festival, this weekend is offering an array of other fun activities such as a pool party, family festival and a diamond exhibition. Pick your choice from the list below.

Painting with Light: International Festival of Films on Art
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1. Painting with Light: International Festival of Films on Art

You can expect films on art, artist and restores classics at the inaugural movie festival hosted by the National Gallery Singapore. It invites viewers to discover films that explore a diverse array of subjects, from the 20th century's most visionary manifestos on art to the timeless beauty of South East Asian classical art forms; from the explosive energy of the avant-garde to the powerful influence of censorship bureaus. These cinematic stories lay bare the passion and humanity of artists, museum workers and industry professionals, and testify to the transformative power of art. 

When: October 7 to 29, at 12:00 am
Where: National Gallery Singapore
Entry: SGD8 to SGD10

Poster courtesy: Facebook page of the event

2. "I'm Proud of You" - A Champion Family Festival

Singapore's largest indoor carnival comes to the Expo Hall. This special children's day invites parents to bring the little ones along to ride a real pony, take on six unique inflatable obstacle courses, be entertained by jugglers, stilt walkers, magicians and marvel at the delights of the night sky with the Starlab Planetarium and so much more!

When: October 7 and 8, at 12:00 am
Where: Singapore Expo
Entry: SGD26.60 to SGD48

Swapaholic at Marina Barrage
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3. Swapaholic at Marina Barrage

Swap, don’t shop – that’s what Swapaholic at Marina Barrage is all about. This clothing and accessory swap allows you to declutter your closet and refresh it with items from other swapaholics’ closets – all without money changing hands. In this way, you get new items in an economical and environmentally sustainable way.

When: October 8, at 4:00 pm
Where: Marina Barrage
Entry: Free

Friends with benefits Lemonade
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4. Friends with Benefits presents Lemonade

In celebration of Singapore’s endless summers, Lemonade makes a splash with its cheeky pool party – this edition featuring Darker Than Wax's Daryl C, Toppings from Ice Cream Sundays, plus Cats on Crack. Brace yourself for an afternoon that’s equal parts zesty and tropical – and make sure to stick around to catch the sunset while lounging poolside.

When: October 7, at 3:00 pm
Where: Grand Park Orchard
Entry: SGD15 to SGD20

JeweLuxe Singapore
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5. JeweLuxe Singapore 2017

There is good news for diamond lovers. JeweLuxe will make your eyes sparkle if your love for diamonds is crystal clear. Under the unassuming tent at Ngee Ann City is a curated showcase of rare and iconic jewellery pieces, eyewear, vintage timepieces and handcrafted bags - those flushed with cash can make purchases on JeweLuxe's e-commerce marketplace.

When: October 6 to 15, at 12:00 pm
Where: Ngee Ann City
Entry: Free

Garima Kapil
Garima Kapil – Senior Writer

Garima Kapil has around five years of experience in the field of writing and editing. Specialised in writing, performing proof-reading and text editing functions along with content ideation; she has worked with leading e-commerce and as a freelancer. She writes on lifestyle, news, telecom, travel, education, healthcare, immigration, along with other subjects required as a full-time writer and freelancer. 


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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