What to do at the ArtScience Museum - and elsewhere in Singapore - this weekend (that doesn't involve Netflix) [nid: 231075]

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Now in its third year, the super-cool Singapore Art Book Fair (SABF) opened last night and will be running over this weekend, until Sunday 17 April, at the Art Science Museum.

Organised by Tiong Bahru’s charming local bookshop, Books Actually, this annual festival boasts the best in Asian arts publishing, with contemporary art books and new publications that will only be released this weekend. Get set to mingle with 34 local and international exhibitors, ranging from art collectives and design studios to book publishers from Vietnam, Thailand, and the UK. You can also take part in artist talks, film trailer screenings and workshops.

Named “Cabinet of Curiosities”, this year’s theme explores human curiosities and our desire to collect. So go collect some memories over the next few days!

Log onto www.singaporeartbookfair.com, check images on instagram #SABF2016



There’s no denying it, French culture comes with its own chic style, fabulous pastries and some of the best wine ever. And seeing as it’s a 12 hour flight away from Singapore, from 15 April to 31 May, France is being very kind and coming to us!

Voilah! is the annual French festival in Singapore, showcasing the best of the country’s creativity with over 40 bespoke programmes covering culture, arts, science, cinema and food.

The event is set to start with a ‘ballet-bang’, opening with the Luminéoles Ballet where giant LED light birds will dance around the sky over MBS. Yes. Really. Other highlights include photography exhibitions at Gardens By The Bay, a Gourmet Picnic to the soundtrack of French classical music at the Botanic Gardens, and 50 restaurants, bars, hotels and retailers around our Red Dot offering promotions and special events as part of the celebration. Tres bien indeed.

For the full schedule visit www.voilah.sg



Since Timbre Group’s latest food and beverage venture, Timbre+, opened two weeks ago, it has gone off the scale. The 24,000 square ft. gastropark is home to 35 F&B partners – 14 restaurants helmed by chef-owners and F&B entrepreneurs, two stalls run by new-generation hawkers and the rest being traditional mum-and-pop hawker stalls. Think of it as an upgraded urban food hall, filled with restaurant-grade food, casual eats, a self-service bottle shop serving boutique and less mainstream beers, an art space and home for live entertainment.

Colourful shipping containers and eight authentic 70s and 80s Airstream trailors (shipped from the US) are retrofitted as the restaurants, which adds a completely unique character. The Singaporean urban arts collective, RSCLS, worked on suspended containers to create 3D canvases, and resident musicians The Common People, Sweatshop Jam, Supersonic and OK Ready! perform live from Wednesday to Saturday nights.

It’s the kind of place you’ll want to stay ALL weekend.
Timbre+ is at the JTC LaunchPad@one-north at 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent. Open Monday to Saturday, 6am till late.