Weekend Guide

A Celebration of Music & Dance This Weekend

By Zaki JufriEvents - 12 October 2011 5:49 PM | Updated 5:55 PM

A Celebration of Music & Dance This Weekend

Another weekend, another party, concert and performance that’s just waiting to be enjoyed. Whether you're a lover of S-Pop, blues, contemporary dance or electronic music, our selections of what to do after hours from Oct 13-16 will definitely sound like music to your ears.

Get up close and personal with local songstress Kit Chan as she presents one of her most intimate concerts yet--The Music Room Concert 2011.The home-grown singer, whose 18-year career has spawned best-selling hits such as ‘Liking You’ and ‘Heartache’, will do away with the fireworks and intricate costumes, opting for a more intimate acoustic performance instead.

Come experience the fiery passion of flamenco and Spanish dance in a triple bill, Sevilla/Madrid/Sevilla by Ballet Nacional de España (through Oct 13,8pm), an award-winning dance company known for its impressive productions and showmanship. Look out for 36 dancers, and eight guitarists and singers in performances choreographed by Spain's foremost artists -Mariemma, Fernando Romero's Caprichos and Antonio Canales.

Do your part for charity. Come together to help young cancer patients while being serenaded by the region's top artistes at Rays of Hope - National Cancer Centre Singapore Charity Concert 2011(Oct 18). Presented by the National Cancer Centre Singapore, artistes like Dick Lee, Dawn Yip, Hady Mirza and Taufik Batisah will be jointly performing under the direction of music producer Iskandar Ismail. They will be accompanied by the NAFA Orchestra and Chorus. Proceeds will be used to create a new fund to help pay for treatment for young cancer patients.

Music maestro Dick Lee returns on stage again for an encore performance of Adventures of Mad Chinaman(Oct 14-15).Journey with him as he takes you through his many escapades, adventures, trials and triumphs. Look out for some of Dick Lee’s most memorable hits which include Singapore’s best loved local hits like Rasa Sayang, Fried Rice Paradise, Home and many more.

Berlin techno dynamos Booka Shadereturns to the halls of Zouk. If you've got a jones for head-bobbing bits of minimal techno, Zouk can scratch that itch this Friday night (Oct 14).

Blues act Renegade Creationis set to the stage at TAB this weekend (Oct 14-15) as they dish out their unique brand of blues-y, rock vocal tunes and fiery instrumentals. Check out our interview with the band here.

DJ Darren Emersonspins the sounds that budge your bulk, ranging from house to techno and minimal tech, accompanied by live visuals at Avalon this Friday.

It seems that retromania is back and this time Fort Canning plays host to Funktionthis Saturday. Join Mel and Joe together John Molina and Krueger as they dish out the best tunes of the 80s and 90s under the stars.

For yet more things to do in Singapore, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great weekend everyone, and see you back here next week!