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Fans Of Food, Art And Music: Here's A Local Festival To Check Out This Weekend

Singapore-based design studio Lopelab will kickstart its sixth edition of Urban Ventures this coming weekend from 19-21 May. If you’re up for an evening filled with music performances, art activities and a wide variety of mouthwatering food options to choose from, then you have to drop by Duxton Plain Park and watch how it transforms into a more vibrant and youthful space through this exciting event.

Unlike its previous installation in February where the main focus was on Singapore’s hottest up-and-coming musical talents, the latest edition is now catered to art lovers.

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The highlight of the event? The brains behind illustration studio Paintinks by melt, Melissa Tan, together with businesswomen Irina Chuchkina and Monica Maestre will be decorating a plain pedestrian underpass with their artworks. Melissa will be transforming one side of the underpass with a mural, drawing inspiration from the popular “Secret Garden” colouring books, while Irina and Monica  will install a global art project dubbed as “Before I Die” on the wall which allows the public to share their personal aspirations on the wall (yes, you can actually write them down on the wall itself with the chalk provided).

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The event will also feature a variety of other fringe activities such as urban walking tours, yoga classes, salsa dance sessions and of course, performances – and not just any performances, the organisers have partnered up with revered DJ collective Darker Than Wax for a night filled with heart-thumping beats and groovy tunes for ultimate alfresco vibes.

With such an exciting event coming up, we just had to curate a list of fun, artsy buys for you to wear this weekend.

#1: Metal Ribbon madras goatskin and calfskin clutch, $3,360, Prada
What we love: the hints of green and yellow prints that make for subtle color-blocking. #2: Velvet top handle, $4,340, Prada
The unexpected print will definitely appeal to all Picasso fans. #3: Cactus Small Holly leather top handle with leather appliques, $690, Kate Spade New York
The cute appliques on this top handle lend a youthful and fun appeal. #4: Spandex boots, $1,430, Balenciaga
For maximum pop of colour, this booties will definitely do the trick. #5: Embroidered satin with fume crystals, $4,540, Gucci
Pair this statement boots with our selection of leather jackets to channel western vibes. #6: Anna Sui silk-jacquard shirt, US$567 (S$791), www.net-a-porter.com
Opt for this slouchy shirt if you’re up for a more relaxed and casual look. #7: SIlk-blend skirt, $765, Carven
With a flowy silhouette and abstract prints, this statement skirt is perfect for day to night looks. #8: Peter Pilotto polyester-blend skirt, $2,668, www.farfetch.com
Here’s something for all the girly girls to wear. #9: Resin and metal brooch, price unavailable, Chanel
Attach it to a shirt or even a tote bag to up the fun factor of your look. Like this? Check out everything you need to know about Lo & Behold Group’s first ever festival, the coolest parties in May you don’t want to miss and all the coolest cultural events you need to check out in May.