13 things to see, do and eat this weekend in Singapore (Jun 12-14)

Head to Pulau Ubin for a day or join in on an early morning rave. Here’s how to spend the weekend in Singapore.

Fri, Jun 12

San Francisco DJ Giraffage will spin his dreamy synth-pop sound for the first time ever. Tunes will come from his debut album Comfort, as well as mixtapes like Needs. But if clubbing isn’t your thing, head to SingJazz Club’s Tropical Explosion with Miles Cleret. There’s Latin American, Caribbean, funk, reggae and jazz music by British DJ Miles Cleret, as well as locals like Kusto and Kostas.

Sick of late night raves? Well this Zespri x Morning Gloryville party starts at the crack of dawn. There will be a breakfast bar, yoga sessions, backrubs and a refresher station with products by Aesop for this pre-work party.

Three days of French DJs at Loof, The Black Swan and Tanjong Beach Club starts today. French Cartel brings in Kartell, Crayon and Cezaire who will take turns to spin melodic French house music. Don’t miss the huge closing party at Tanjong Beach Club on Sun, Jun 14.

O Batignolles celebrates its third anniversary with a week-long party full of cheap French wines, a dedicated French wine fair, deals on bottles and lots of cheese. Don’t forget to head to the French bistro this weekend.

The People’s Park Complex rooftop concerts are back with Getai Holidays. Happening each weekend, this edition sees Blankverse and Tim De Cotta playing sets at Lepark.

Sat, Jun 13

The largest LGBT picnic is here again. Pink Dot will feature more rousing speeches, live music acts, DJ sets and lots of pink. Don’t forget to pack those picnic baskets.

Zouk debuts Dance x Lush 99.5FM presents Kaleidoscope where the focus is on local acts. On the lineup is Singaporean vinyl collector and DJ Reiki, as well as popular duo, .gif who are known for their indie-electronic music.

It’s your last day to catch the Singapore Comedy Fringe with 30 regional and international stand-up acts, including local acts like Kumar and Sharul Chenna.

A retrospective exhibition for Chinese experimental Chinese ink artist Qiu Deshu, The Art of Fissuring, featuring works with vivid colors on torn rice paper, opens today.

Sun, Jun 14

Chijmes has a new Sunday series. Salsa Sundays is a free workshop by JJSalsaRengue where you can learn basic salsa moves while grooving to tunes by a Latin band.

The second edition of the Great Singapore Sale has 30 stalls selling both used goods and handmade items like jewelry, paper crafts and even Japanese kimonos. 

After a 12-year hiatus, the annual Ubin Day is back. This two-day fest involves a biryani feast, guided walks, cycles around the island, kampung games and a kayaking tour.