What's On in Singapore this weekend (May 13-15)

The Great Escape's reopening party, Savour Gourmet, Pesta Ubin and much, much more

From Pangdemonium's latest production to a French whisky tasting, here's how you can spend your weekend.

Friday, May 13

FESTIVAL

Esplanade’s first-ever Super Japan festival kicks off on May 13. Highlights include a performance by J-pop sensation Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (May 13), a big-band extravaganza by Blue Note Tokyo All-Star Jazz Orchestra (May 15), Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land (May 20-21) and many other food, art and performance events—both free and ticketed—over 10 days. On until May 22.

THEATER

Pangdemonium presents the Asian premiere of Falling, the story of two parents doing their best to raise two teenage children, one of whom has severe autism. Stars Tan Kheng Hua, Adrian Pang, Andrew Marko, Neo Swee Lin and Fiona Lim. On until Jun 5.

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.

MUSIC

Charismatic classical guitarist Thibault Cauvin performs as part of the Voilah! French Festival.

MARKET

Check out the Friday the 13th edition of creative pop-up marketplace MAAD at Red Dot Design Museum.

DANCE

Presented by Frontier Danceland as they celebrate their 25th anniversary, Sides 2016 presents three fascinating original works.

PARTY

The Great Escape celebrates its reopening in style with DJs Bhayology (of Tropical Temply dance-awesomeness) and Mr Assin (of Beats from Beneath fame) at the decks. Entry is free.

Electonic-pop quartet Disco Hue launches their latest EP Arcade at Dead Disco with supporting performances from The Summer State, Fzpz, The Neptune Waves and Yeule.

UK DJ James Zabiela makes his Singapore debut at Velvet Underground.

TICKETS

Balloting for tickets to Singapore’s 51st birthday party – the first NDP at the new National Stadium – and two preview shows begins today.

FILM

The Projector helps you embrace your triskaidekaphobia this Friday the 13th with screenings of 2015 film The Witch and 1999 Japanese horror classic Audition (shown uncut in Singapore for the first time). 

Don't miss your last chance to catch the first edition of Food Cine.ma. On until May 14.

FOOD

The Savour food festival's first installment features over 30 dishes from Singapore restaurants, priced between $6-12. On until May 15.

Saturday, 14 May

EXPLORATION

This year's Pulau Ubin Day is actually going to last five weeks. Pesta Ubin will include walks, cycling and kayaking expeditions, exhibitions, talks, demonstrations and opportunities to experience kampong life. On until Jun 12.

PARTY

Sunshine Nation's Electro Ball 2016—Shanghai Swing will have a 1920s theme, with electro-swing music, remixed Chinese melodies, dancers and photo booths at the Gatsby-chic The Black Swan.

Under the Bridge presents a microfestival featuring ten local parties across two stages.

OverEasy Orchard is the place to be as Moonbeats Asia Presents CLASSIXX with supporting act DJ KFC.

Head to Open Farm Community for a day of prosecco, BBQ favorites and 90s tunes at the Endless Summer garden party.

DRAG

The city's only drag revue Riot! has a new home at Clarke Quay, and Becca and her girls will be back there this month with more blush-inducing humor, surreal costumes and foot-tapping lip syncing numbers.

FOOD

Experience free flow brunch MEATliquor SIN style at EATs, BEATs & TREATs.

Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables and other food items at the Farmers’ Market at Loewen Gardens.

DRINK

Head to Tin Hill Social to discover your new favorite pink wine at Rosé Revolution Singapore 2016.

YOGA

Join the Pop Up Yoga community at their event at the VivoCity Rooftop.

SHOPPING

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.

ART

Contemporary art enclave Gillman Barracks hosts the latest edition of its Art Day Out! open house in conjunction with Singapore HeritageFest.

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.

MAGIC

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.

FILM

The European Union Film Festival is back for its 26th edition with a program of 30 films from 30 countries across Europe. Highlights include the Dutch epic Admiral, award-winning Ukrainian silent film The Tribe and Latvian documentary Ruch and Norie. On until May 22.

THEATER

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.

Sunday, 15 May

BOOKS

Spoken word poet Deborah Emmanuel spent six months without trial at a Singapore correctional facility (and six months at a halfway house) for drug offences when she was 19. Check out the launch of her memoir, Rebel Rites.

PARTY

London's Silent Disco is here for two nights, with its light-studded noise-cancelling headphones and three DJs spinning rock, disco and house while you sway in silence. The one at Kult Kafe (May 14) is sold out, but there's an additional party at CATO.

THEATER

Siti Khalijah Zainal & Judee Tan star in Meenah and Cheenah, series of sketches that celebrate unlikely friendships and uniquely Singaporean quirks. On until May 22.

Join Singapore's newest improv team Picard for a night of unscripted comedy.

DRINK

Get to know French whisky at this tasting hosted by La Maison du Whisky.

Drink good beer for a good cause at the Singapore Homebrew Charity Cup.

ART

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

This story originally appeared on SG the insiders guide to what's on and what's hot in Singapore. If you liked this story, you might also like 16 upcoming concerts in Singapore to get excited about.