The decibels are going up a few notches this weekend as a slew of exciting concerts, parties and performances are all lined up for you.
Retro madness returns this Saturday with the second edition of Retrolicious. Belinda Carlisle, Bananarama and The Human League will headline this year’s outdoor concert. The concert will also feature a wide range of activities under The Retro Village banner, so dust off those leg warmers, neon shirts, shoulder pads and head down to Fort Canning Park this October 8.
Asian superstars abound at t42he Singapore Indoor Stadium this October 7. This year’s edition of the Loud Festival will see Taiwanese pop icon Jay Chou performing on stage alongside acts such as Sodagreen, Landy Wen and Cindy Yen. Certainly the Asian artiste of the moment, the 32-year-old Chou was recently nominated for seven Golden Melody awards. The Green Hornet actor is known as undisputed Taiwanese king of R&B recently celebrated his decade long career in showbiz with the magnificent “The Era” World Tour that performed to full capacity in shows all across the globe.
San Franciscan party rockers Bootie (made up of duo A+D) returns for a second gig on October 6, this time at Avalon. Hit up the club if you want to jack your body to bootie shaking mash-ups and other assorted shenanigans tossed up by the mad pair.
Turbo mash up don Sinden swings by Zirca for a one-night only gig this October 8. Renowned for his genre-blending DJ sets, his DJ career sees him criss-crossing the globe turning clubs on their heads with his fresh, eclectic sound. Don’t miss this one.
Urban grooves and moves hit the beach this Saturday as local collective Them.sg and Wavehouse Sentosa hosts The Street Dance Handbook. Curated by Radikal Forze leader, Felix Huang, this party promises to showcase street dance cultures like hip-hop, breakdance, popping, locking and reggae. What’s a party with moves without the grooves? Local soul providers The Pushin ‘On Crew will provide the funky beats.
More good times and great music can be had at Blu Jaz Café this October 7 as it hosts the monthly Good Times. DJs Krumbs, Intrigue and Race* keep the funk flowing while a group of young-professional types booze and schmooze in the quirky confines of this Kampong Glam drink spot.
Add some colour to your weekend and head down to Zouk for Dr. Marten’s First Exhibitionon October 7. Thi exhibition will mark the launch of the twenty pairs of Dr. Martens 1461s that were designed by Phunk Studio, Jahan, Caracal, Syndicate, Shinichi Osawa, Leftfoot, Ownmuse, Jasmine Tuan (from Blackmarket), Darker Than Wax, Earn Chen (from Surrender), etc. The twenty pairs of shoes will also be up for auction at Ebay Zouk, with all proceeds going to the club's adopted charity - Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Mosey down to Lasalle’s ICA Gallery The first review of a major painter in Singapore, Ian Woo: A Review, 1995 – 2011offers insight into the development of Ian Woo's practice as an artist since his graduation 15 years ago. Throughout his practice, we see the exploration of space and colour that seems to defy gravity and challenge the borders of the canvas itself.
This weekend also marks the start of the Da:ns Festival. The festival will feature a mix of local, regional and international productions showcasing some of the best talents today across varied dance genres from classical to contemporary. Get up close and feast your eyes on the diversity of performance styles, as well as getting hands-on experience via participation in workshops of all levels across a wide range of genres from Flamenco to K-Pop music video dance. Read more about Da:ns Festival here.
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.