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Opening of the National Gallery Singapore
Let the countdown begin: just one more week and the National Gallery is, at long last, set to fling open its doors. In celebration of the momentous event, the museum is offering free entry to exhibitions for the first two weeks: Siapa Nama Kamu? at the DBS Singapore Gallery and Between Declarations and Dreams at the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery. On top of that, there are over 20 free events taking place in or around the Gallery. If you have time to check them all out, we recommend you do so – the full list of events can be viewed here – but if not, here are the top five happenings you should head over for. Entrance to the Gallery during the Opening Celebrations is free but you'll still need a ticket.
Singapore: Inside Out
The showcase, curated by architect and artist Randy Chan, highlights local Singaporean artists across a spectrum of disciplines. The showcase, having travelled to Beijing, London and New York City has finally made its way back to Singapore. Read our interview with Brandon Tay, one of the artists who will be participating in the exhibition.
At this two-day music festival, you'll be treated to one of the most eclectic line-ups to ever hit our shores. Saturday: CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers, Daughter, Kiasmos, Nouvelle Vague, The Field, Shugo Tokumaru, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Mr Scruff, Sun Kil Moon, Bo Ningen, Blackalicious, Songhoy Blues, Kid Koala, Hanging Up the Moon and Lost Weekend. Sunday: Damien Rice, Flight Facilities, Ride, Ratatat, Rachael Yamagata, Mercury Rev, RÜFÜS, Viet Cong, MOCCA, Jacques Greene, Julia Holter, Gengahr and Bennett Bay. Look out also for a diverse range of arts activities including dance, theatre, comedy, a circus sideshow, cabaret, workshops, and literary and visual arts performances, by over 140 renowned local and international artists. Highlights include stunts by The League of Sideshow Superstars, sets by comedians Vivek Mahbubani and Liam McDonald, and a drag revue by the glamorously outrageous Becca D’Bus and her RIOT! crew.
Love You Long Time Open Party
Get acquainted with Ann Siang Road's two coolest new openings at this street party. Bjorn Shen's Bird Bird and Cang Lai's Fat Saigon Boy put on sampler portions of their respective signature dishes ($5-$10) at this over-the-counter, kerbside-seating party, with dishes like mini bahn mi, bun thit nuong cold pork noodle salads, Thai-style fried chicken wings and seafood nugget sliders to snack on.
With its programme spread over two days, and its brands, masterclasses, pop-up bars and rare whisky experiences over two floors of The Capella Singapore, the 2015 edition of the city's most serious (and seriously fun) learning experience packs even more punch.
Social Market at Open Farm Community
Park somewhere else when you get to Open Farm Community on November 28 and 29. The grounds around the produce-forward restaurant hosts 25 vendors peddling grown-in-Singapore produce, baked goods, açai bowls and artisanally made jams by brands like Casse-Croûte, Momoco and Edible Garden City. Roving food truck Kerbside Gourmet also rolls up into OFC's hood to feed picnickers, and the antsy of pants can squeeze a bit of exercise in at the outdoor yoga and spin classes by CruCycle on site. If drinking is on your weekend agenda, stick around for a Tiki Takeover pop-up with tunes by DJ XG, cocktails and tapas happening 'til sunset.
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