It’s not mandatory to participate in F1-related events and activities; there are plenty of other exciting things to do this weekend. Below, we’ve compiled a list of alternative parties, shows and even a fun run to head to, where you won’t have to pretend to enjoy—or even understand—what formula racing is all about.
Lucky for theatre enthusiasts, the first production by Singapore’s newest theatre troupe is happening this weekend. Catch The Jugular Vein, which sees four female friends trying to enjoy a hen’s night, which just keeps going wrong. Not to be missed, this dark comedy is funny, riveting and very telling, all at once. Sep 19-22
Celebrate arts precinct Gillman Barracks’ seventh anniversary, at their signature open-house event, Art After Dark. This Friday, look forward to live performances, interactive art experiences and installations, as well as music by funk-reggae band MMLD, jazz sextet D’Jantan Djogets and experimental music producer Fauxe. Delectable food and drinks will also be available, courtesy of F&B pop-ups like The 1925 Brewing Co., Xiao Ya Tou, Fishball Story and Penny University. Sep 20
If you’re into comics and superheroes, this one’s for you. Race to the finish line while celebrating your love for the bat in this Batman-themed marathon. Choose between the 8km and 4km, and receive some fashionable accessories to don during your run, including a t-shirt or singlet depending on the length of your race, a Batman mask, a cape, a medal, as well as a race bib. They’re all yours to keep after the run, and the first 2000 registered participants will even be entitled to a limited edition fanny pack. Sep 21
Staging a fashion and music party of sorts is British label Fred Perry, at independent art and events space Deck, come Saturday. From 12-10pm, enjoy a radio session stream by Singapore Community Radio, get inked with exclusive flash tattoo designs, party to music by Homegrown party collectives Ice Cream Sundays and Revision Music, and finally grab bites by graphic designer-turned-chef, Gravy Baby. And don’t forget to check out portraits and stories gathered from local icons and artists, all bound by a single, iconic Fred Perry shirt. Sep 21
Held at Singapore’s favourite rally spot, Hong Lim Park, SG Climate Rally will be a 3-hour programme highlighting the troubles surrounding climate change. But don’t worry, it isn’t as boring as it sounds. There’ll be some face-painting and postcard-writing sessions as well as a solidarity picnic, in addition to talks and other engagement activities. Sep 21