10 things to do this weekend

10 things to do this weekend

1 CELEBRATE STAR WARS

May 4, which falls on Monday, is commemorated as Star Wars Day by fans worldwide. The date is a pun on the iconic phrase "May the Force be with you".

This weekend, fans can turn up at the annual Celebrate The Force event at Suntec City. It is organised by arts and entertainment company FlabSlab. Admission is free.

Highlights include appearances by members of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion (fan organisations dedicated to the wearing of replicas of Star Wars costumes).

Visitors can take pictures with them with a donation to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Fans are encouraged to dress up in themed costumes, and merchandise and collectibles are available for sale.

When: Tomorrow, 11am to 8pm, Sunday, 11am to 6pm
Where: Suntec City, East Atrium (between Towers 3 and 4)
Admission: Free
Info: www.facebook.com/events/ 419518608225307/

2 DINE IN THE DARK

For one night, hold back from taking pictures of your food before you tuck in. For a novel dining experience, head to Nox, Singapore's only "dine in the dark" eatery.

For about 90 minutes, diners rely on all their senses except their sight to have a meal in pitch darkness served by blind or visually impaired waiters.

Food shutterbugs, don't fret - diners will be presented with pictures of their dinner afterward.

Inspired by modern European cuisine, menus can also be tailored for those with dietary restrictions or allergies.

The restaurant is open for group bookings during lunch. And yes, you eat in the dark too.

When: Monday to Friday, 6pm to late, Saturday, 5pm to late, Sunday, 5 to 11pm (last reservation 9pm)
Where: 269, Beach Road
Price: $88++ a person for prix fixe dinner Info: www.noxdineinthedark.com

3 VISIT AN EXHIBITION

Catch this exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci before it closes.

The groundbreaking works of the most celebrated artist and scientist of all time are presented for the first time in South-east Asia.

Original masterpieces, such as 13 pages from his Codex Atlanticus and three paintings by the School of da Vinci, are on display.

With five contemporary art installations and exhibitions comprising the themes of mathematics, technology, natural science, architecture and music, there is something for everyone.

When: Till May 17, daily from 10am to 7pm, last admission at 6pm.
Where: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands
Prices: $10.50 to $19 (for local residents); $15 to $25 (for tourists)
Info: www.marinabaysands.com/museum/ davinci.html

4 MEET A COMIC ARTIST

Featuring works from 40 local and foreign artists, the Singapore Original Comics Festival 2015 runs till the middle of the month at the Central Public Library.

It is divided into four categories - SG50 comics artworks, comics covers, illustrations and children's comics.

The original artworks on display range from the whimsical to darker styles.

A highlight is the SG50 commemorative comics anthology, Our Months Together, which chronicles milestones in Singapore's development and uniquely Singaporean idiosyncrasies.

There will also be three free workshops and talks this Sunday, including a speech and drama session based on Carol Fernandez's novel A Grateful Heart and talks on cosplay by local cosplayers.

Registration is necessary on the National Library Board website.

When: Till May 17; workshops and talks are on Sunday, noon to 3.30 pm
Where: Level B1, Central Public Library, 100 Victoria Street; workshops are held in the Multi-Purpose Room
Info: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary/

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