What's On in Singapore this weekend (May 27-29)

A regatta, three indie film options, three parties, a street party and a whole lot more

From shopping at pop-up markets, parties and yoga sessions to parties and ideas for exploration in both the arts and heritage, here are some ideas on how to spend this weekend.

Friday, May 27


Capitol Piazza’s glitzy heritage building is hosting Maker’s Market at its outdoor plaza for three days with local fashion labels, art work, music and baked goods.


Try the new self-led Bedok Heritage Trail if you’re up for some outdoor history lesson along a 15km route to discover  its early kampung beginning.


The Mexican Film Festival is wrapping up at The Arts House featuring films by contemporary female directors who’ve made a huge impact in their industry.  

The French Animation Film Festival returns for its 5th edition as part of Voilah! French Festival 2016.  On until May 29.


Specializing in all things offbeat, wild and wacky in the world of the arts, Flipside 2016 features shows like Time For Fun, Don't Explain and Metamorphosis. On until Jun 5.


Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Photography Winners Showcase brings us Mountain and Expanse presenting Marvin Tang and Lyn Low’s photographic exploration of the concept of the unknown journey. 


Local band Farrago is releasing new album Trilbly Hats and Sunflowers, with K.C. Meals and Sidewalk Swingers and Aya Sekine playing alongside them. 

Saturday, May 28


If you haven't yet seen Eva Tang's feel-good documentar about the musical Xinyao Movement, The Songs We Sang, you can catch it at The Projector this weekend. 


Shop, eat, enjoy music and take part in craft sessions without having to brave the heat or rain at the indoor OYAY Summer, a two-day summer-themed market at Wheelock.

It's finally time for the long-awaited Keong Saik Carnival, where the party street is closed to traffic, and there are tons of cultural activities, food and parties like the Caribbean Block Party and the Keong Saik Carnival After-party.  

Keepers is opening its new store next to Kapok at the National Design Centre (NDC). Head down there if you’re looking for a design-forward shopping experience.  

A fashion and food bazaar, The Ladies’ Souq Eid Special at Aliwal Arts Centre is showcasing local female designers and bakers so get ready for a whole lot of girl power.

Even if you don't care about sailing, soak in the urban pop-up beach, market, food tent along with other beach-related activities like biking and canoeing at the annual DBS Marina Regatta


Featuring local poets like Edwin Thumboo, Marc Nair and Lily Teo, attend the prelude to the National Poetry Festival with Reflections on Nature for an evening of poetry, dance and music. 


CÉ LA VI is turning it up with the kick-start to their Saturday daytime series: Noon to Moon: Electro Daytime with music by Wankelmut and special guest Kolour of Bangkok’s electronic music community. 


Try out a pop-up outdoor yoga session at Hong Lim Park by Urban Yogis. Remember to book in advance or you’ll end up having to watch them have all the fun. 


Take part in a morning of conscious living and working consciously with the Green Is The New Black pop-up event, a sneak peek into the upcoming festival. Expect talks by enlightened businesses and lots of networking.

Sunday, May 29


The annual World of Wines is hitting Sentosa with wine-tasting of over 200 wines from 20 wineries worldwide for two days(make sure you score an invitation for the second day).


Sign up to read or be an audience member at the LGBTIQA-themed edition of spoken word competition series Human Writes.


It continues! Pesta Ubin’s Birdwatching at Pulau Ubin is a three-hour nature walk for early risers, with a chance to glimpse globally-endangered birds.

Take part in a 4.7km route bike-ride around the Padang, Fullerton Road, Robinson Road and Shenton Way which will be closed to traffic from 7am-9am for Car-Free Sunday.


Head to Sentosa with your friends for the Social Sunday Barbecue, and catch up over a gourmet feast and free-flow wine and beer.

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.