13 things to do in Singapore this weekend

From local album launches and vinyl parties to whole hog roasts and a coffee-only meal, there are tons of events to go to this weekend.

Fri, Apr 24

Loof hosts another crazy party with Portuguese DJ RAC who has had No. 1 remixes at Hype Machine charts 30 times. He’ll be playing a set full of remixed songs by Phoenix, U2 and Foster the People.

Local instrumental progressive and post-rock quintet In Each Hand a Cutlass debut their new album, The Kraken, at this concert and album launch. 

Book yourself a seat at Kumar’s newest comedy show, Kumar Stands Up for Singapore, where he’ll be charting Singapore’s journey from swampy beginnings to the bustling metropolis of today.

Hatch Theatrics’ new Malay-language production Hawa tells the story of Siti, a recent convert to Islam, who has been tasked to make funeral arrangements for a close friend. 

Sat, Apr 25

Buy, sell or trade your vinyls and music merchandise at Kilowax x Beat Bodega. There will also be an outdoor vinyl system that doubles up as a party, too.

But if clubs are more your thing, Alex M.O.R.P.H plays a trippy trance set at Canvas. Expect a string of hits like “An Angel’s Love” and “Sunset Boulevard”.

Aussie instrumental post rock band Sleepmakeswaves performs for a one night-only show full of tunes from their new album, Love of Cartography.

Kilo After Dawn has a BBQ block party where there will be lots of local art stalls by The Wit and The Will and The Local People and the kitchen roasts a whole hog. Plus, you can stick around for their after party, After Dark, at Kilo Lounge.

Two good options for film buffs at indie cinema The Projector. Arty types should catch National Gallery, an oddly compelling documentary about the stories and people behind London’s most significant arts institution. For trashy fun, the theater is inaugurating its Bad Movies series with John Carpenter’s 1986 action failure Big Trouble in Little China, starring Kurt Russell as a truck driver turned hero.

Sun, Apr 26

Boutiques at The Pit Building host a weekend edition of their market with over 120 independent labels like Kala Pata Gifts, Elverd Designs jewelry and Indi Nyah candles. This time also sees a chill-out lounge with food from Violet Oon’s Kitchen. 

Sample French artisan cheeses from La Petite Boutique at this free cheese tasting session. And what goes better with bread and cheese than wine?

Group exhibition Looping Loopholes opens. Three Indonesian artists present an all-video and sound exhibition that gives viewers the sense of being in a total loop.

Spiffy Dapper’s Dapper Coffee collaborates with Chef’s Lab for a five-course coffee menu with all-new techniques and kooky drinks. Just expect it to be as raucous as Spiffy is at night.