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  • Writer's pictureNatalie Ho

โœจ๐ŸŽ‰ TGIF: This is Where You Should Go For Weekend Fun!

As the Mid-Autumn Festival draws closer, more exciting events are coming up over the weekend. Get ready for some adrenaline filled date ideas up ahead!

1. Esplanade's Free Music Series

Photo Credits: Esplanade

Looking for free concerts near central? Esplanade has been rocking out with not one but two music series! Singalong with local musicians for Red Dot August as the month celebrating our independence comes to an end. This weekend, it includes exciting performances by Shazza & Friends on Saturday and Altoduo on Sunday.

Photo Credits: Esplanade

Want something a little different? This weekend marks the end of the Rocking the Region programme, with spacedog spacecat and Megumi Acorda on Saturday and Pebble and Grrrl Gang closing out Sunday. There's something for everyone at Esplanade this weekend!

๐Ÿ“… Until 31 Aug (Red Dot August); Until 28 Aug (Rocking the Region)

๐ŸŽซ Free admission

๐Ÿ“ Esplanade

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Click here to find out more!

2. Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2022

Photo credits: Chinatown Festivals Website

As Mid-Autumn Festival inches closer, we'll start to see some elaborate light shows coming up. The Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival officially had their light up and opening ceremony this evening, but that's not to say that there isn't anything else to look out for! The first of the weekend shows lined up for the festival starts tomorrow and Sunday, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Kreta Ayer Square. Look out for cultural performances to gawk at, from Chinese Mask Changing to dialect song performances.

Photo credits: Chinatown Festivals Website

Watching the performances make you hungry? Head down to the food fair at Smith Street for a wide array of food ready for your consumption! Explore the first ever food fair at the festival and be ready to unload some money at its 16 street food vendors.

๐Ÿ“… 26 August - 10 September

๐ŸŽซ Free admission

๐Ÿ“ Chinatown

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Click here to find out more!

3. Giant Vans Shoebox Pop-Up

Photo credits: Singapore Night Festival Website

The two year wait for the Singapore Night Festival is finally over! With its return comes the Giant Vans Shoebox Pop-up, which will have live drawing by local visual artists that would be projection mapped onto the setup.

Want to join in on the fun? Saturday is the last day to do so! Decorate the SK8-HI and let your creativity flow. If you're feeling confident, join Vans' giveaway and stand to win a pair of the classic shoes!

๐Ÿ“… 26 August - 4 September, after 7.30pm

๐ŸŽซ Free admission

๐Ÿ“ Bugis Junction L1, Bugis Square, outside BHG

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Click here to find out more!

4. Mid Autumn Festival at Gardens By The Bay

Photo credits: Gardens By The Bay Website

The festivities have found their way to Gardens By The Bay as well! Find lantern displays at one of Singapore's most iconic attractions, including the king of the birds in Flight to the Phoenix and beautiful flowers at Colourful Blossoms. Be ready to snap some pretty Instagram photos or, if the time is right, BeReal updates!

Photo credits: Gardens By The Bay Website

Want something with more pizzazz? The weekend brings exciting live stage performances at the Supertree Grove Lawn and Floral Clock. These including performances by Drum Feng, Tok Tok Chiang's Chinese opera, and LED Diabolo & Twirling!

Feel like sitting down and learning something new? You can join the Korean culture workshops this weekend, here you learn to make Korean lanterns, coasters and paper art!

๐Ÿ“… 17 Aug - 11 Sep, 6.00pm - 10.00pm (Light up after 7.00pm)

๐ŸŽซ Free admission

๐Ÿ“ Gardens By The Bay

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Click here to find out more!

5. ICBC National Basketball League Division 1

Photo credits: Singapore Basketball Centre Facebook

Basketball fans rejoice! The ICBC National Basketball League has returned for its 2022 season. This Sunday will shape up to be an interesting one as all ten teams will be playing! For just $4 a ticket, you can enjoy the dayโ€™s matches.

Be prepared to roar as current and former national athletes play against each other. What are you waiting for? Get your tickets at the Singapore Basketball Centre! Check out the league schedule here.

๐Ÿ“… 24 August - 9 October

๐ŸŽซ $2, $4 $10

๐Ÿ“ Singapore Basketball Centre

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Click here to find out more!

Gear up for adrenaline and excitement this weekend!

with Love,

The Dateideas Team ๐Ÿฅฐ

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