Weekend Guide

Be awed by music & magic this weekend!

By Zaki JufriEvents - 15 February 2012 10:36 AM | Updated 11:17 AM

Be awed by music & magic this weekend!

Don’t miss checking out the various performances at this year’s M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2012. We are especially intrigued by Singapore(until Feb 19) by The Necessary Stage. In this performance, The Necessary Stage looks at themes of migration, harmony and identity, delving into Singapore's history and the psyche of the people by bringing historical characters to life. Watch as factual and fictional characters merge with real and imagined events to create a theatre that makes the impossible possible. 

Put some magic in your life this weekend with The Illusionists (through Mar 4)! Renowned masters of the sleight of hand, Dan Sperry, Brett Daniels, James Dimmare, Phillip Escoffey and Andrew Bass perform a special show at the Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre.  Each one of them is armed with a categorized trick up his sleeve; it’s going to be an unexpected show. Check out our interview with the “Anti-Conjuror” Dan Sperry here.

Head on over to SCAPE Warehouse for some J-pop fun! Catch SDN48 (Saturday Night 48) for their final performance in Singapore on February 17 (tickets $50 from www.akb48.com.sg). For the uninitiated, SDN48 is a Japanese idol girl group created and produced by Yasushi Akimoto. They are the ‘older sister’ group to the massively successful AKB48. Their debut song GAGAGA was a hit in the Oricon singles weekly charts. Catch them at their last concert in Singapore!

Culture vultures should head down to the The Singapore Airlines Theatre, LASALLE College of the Arts for the very tres chic play called Cyrano De Bergerac(through February18). An iconic French play set in 1640 Paris, Cyrano De Bergerac revolves around Roxanne, a beautiful and witty woman who has passion for poetry. A man, Cyrano is in love with her but deems himself too ugly to declare his feelings. Instead, he gives his poetry to Christian, a handsome man whom Roxanne is in love with, in order to preserve her happiness.

For more action on stage, don’t miss Spring Awakening! This Tony and Olivier award-winning musical explores teenage spiritual and sexual awakening through rock music. The cast of its first Singapore incarnation features an awesome line-up of people such as Nathan Hartono, Julia Abueva, Eden Ang, Rebecca Spykerman, Dwayne Tan and Seong Hui Xuan. Raeza Ibrahim, Rachel Marley, Kluane Saunders, Erwin Shah and Rayve Tay.

   John Digweed & Nick Muir - '30 Northeast' by Bedrock Records

Take a trip down to Avalon this Friday as one of the pioneers of progressive house music John Digweed holds court behind the decks.  His list of achievements is groundbreaking to say the least. Highlights of which would be the first proper dj mix compilation ("Renaissance", done with Sasha), being the first British dj to hold a residency at what was then the world's most well known club in NYC (Twilo, also with Sasha) as well as having remixed music by Danny Tenaglia, Underworld, Quincy Jones and New Order.

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