It’s the weekend again and that means a host of hair-raising events and parties for you to get jiggy with it. This week we’ll see a diverse mix of activities such as hip hop parties, burlesque performances, plays and more.
Come celebrate hip hop with the best DJs this island has to offer in this one-night-only party-- One Night Only: Hip Hop Hooray (Oct 22). You can expect a night of non-stop music and partying, and be entertained by 8 DJs including Andrew Chow, Koflow and XG. So if you are a fan of hip hop, R&B and good tunes, this is one night you do not want to miss!
The Roktober! Party (Oct 20-23) is a celebration in spirit of Oktoberfest with a local touch. There will be specially-created Roktober! menu, stage games and more. Patrons can also enjoy local live band performances from bands including The Marilyns and Cheating Sons. The Bronze-finals and finals of the Rugby World Cup 2011 will also be screened 'live' at Roktober!
German noisemaker Alexander Ridha AKA Boys Noize’s post-electro punk continues to gain converts. From David Lynch to N.E.R.D, Spank Rock to Scissor Sisters, his list of collaborations and remixes grows at a frantic pace. Get ready for a mixture of classic acid, unclassifiable beats, techno bite and underground daring at Zouk this Oct 21.
Cointreau & Dita von Teese
Things get smokin’ on Saturday (Oct 22) as burlesque/fetish star Dita Von Teese performs live at Zirca. Renowned worldwide for her astounding performances featuring her elaborate signature props and opulent costumes, Dita Von Teese is the international queen of Burlesque and a muse to fashion designers worldwide. With the ability to bring pin-up imagery to life, Dita allows admirers to relive the golden age of femme fatales and glamour girls, while gracing the pages of fashion magazines and starring in events held around the world.
The King of New Age music, the shaggy-haired Yanniconsidered one of the greatest composers and musicians of our time, and a musical phenomenon that has crossed social and racial borders, returns to Singapore (Oct 21, Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre) to delight us with his captivating tunes that mesmerized us back in the 90s.
Friday also sees the next edition of Heineken's long running Green Room parties. Redux: Project Green Room will host dubstep iconoclasts Jamie Woon and Ikonika at 15 Stadium Link (near Old Kallang Airport). Expect smooth electronic textures amid an exciting backdrop of visuals frenzy at this party. Get on the list at hgr.com.sg/redux
Adapted by Tim Kelly and directed by Susan Penrice Tyrie, The Hound of the Baskervilles (through Oct 22) is a modern adaptation of the classic tale of Sir Henry, heir to the Baskerville fortune and family curse. A fanged killer beast stalking the misty moors will be Sir Henry's downfall. Only Sherlock Holmes, with the help of Watson, can solve this mystery and stop the beast from striking again.
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!