SG Weekend: 21 unmissable things to do in Singapore May 6-8

From Cinco de Mayo celebrations to a free yoga session, here’s how you can spend your weekend.

Fri, May 6

Curate, Resort World Sentosa’s newest restaurant, features pop-up menus by Michelin-starred chefs from around the world. Its debut showcase features three Michelin-starred chef Massimiliano Alajmo of Italian restaurant La Calandre, who is known for dishes that focus on seasonal ingredients and molecular techniques.
Bringing together top films from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, the 2016 edition of the Singapore Chinese Film Festival encompasses 62 features, documentaries and shorts. On until May 8.
Be still, heart: Annie Leibovitz’s Women: New Portraits is in Singapore for a (free!) show at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. On until May 22.
Held at The Projector, Urban Fork is a collaboration between lensmen Phillipe Diversy and Bob Lee involving eight different 1960s Singapore buildings with the architect’s names superimposed into each photo. On until the end of May.

Sat, May 7

The popular Getai concert series returns with Getai Soul but this time, the heritage-themed music festival is leaving the gritty-chic rooftop of People’s Park Complex for the leafy surrounds of Pearl Hilly City Park. A total of 16 local and regional musicians will be performing jazz, soul and funk tunes including Charlie Lim & The Mothership, The Steve Mcqueens, Dru Chen and Tim De Cotta & The Warriors, with artists from Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan. On until May 8.
The first edition of Food, created by the same people behind the immensely successful A Design Film Festival, features films like Tasteology, Miso Hungry and The Birth of Saké. On until May 14.
Another year, another edition of Singapore Repertory Theatre’s beloved Shakespeare in the Park. This time, they’ll be doing Romeo and Juliet. Oh, and it’s the last one for the foreseeable future, so don’t miss it. On until May 22.
Jonathan Lim’s new show Getai – The Musical is part concert and part high energy theatrical production. Among the guest stars making appearances during the run are Sakura Teng and Zhuang Xue Zhong. On until May 29.
Voilah! French Festival continues with something for foodies and culture vultures alike. On until the end of May.
Singapore celebrates all things Mexican with an impressive line-up of fashionably late Cinco de Mayo events.
Part of the We Love Jazz party series, this edition celebrates swinging bebop and straight ahead. Expect big sounds, visiting Japanese bands and burgers by Wolf Burgers at this outdoor party.
Eyes to the Front is back with its Light Pool Party in the CBD’s fancy Sofitel So, with great drink deals and DJs Titus, Rocky Suave and Oliver Osborne.
After a successful run in January, Broadway hit The Illusionists is here for an encore. Expect a night of mind-blowing stunts and spell-binding tricks. On until May 15.

Sun, May 8

Give Mum a special treat at one of these decadent Mother’s Day brunches.
Join residents of Little India and the precinct’s migrant workers in this free outdoor yoga event at Hindoo Road from 7:45-9:30am. Lead by Nithiya N. of pop-up food series Brunch Bandits, this new yoga series will end with a vegetarian breakfast.
Like its name suggests, there is no stipulated fee for this pay as you wish yoga class held in Anahata Yoga, located at a back alley of Arab Street. There are two classes happening on the same day.
Oslo-based Singaporean artist Simon Ng’s Mysterious Skin is a series of abstract portraits combining bright colors with the contrast of the seemingly violent impasto technique. On until Jun 5.
Olympian sailor turned artist Charles Lim, whose work was at the Venice Biennale last year, brings his photographic show SEA STATE, exploring Singapore’s geopolitical and psychological relationship with the sea, to the CCA. On until July 10.
Art market organizer Togetherly and multi-label store Workshop Element have teamed up for a 17,000 sq. ft retail pop-up at Wisma Atria. WE x Togetherly features fashion, home, beauty and food products. On until the end of June.
Best known for her role in the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die, Jane Seymour stars in a production of the Noel Coward play The Vortex. On until May 14.
Celebrate more than a hundred years of films by the Gaumont Company at The Projector’s Sundays with French Cinema.