Weekend Guide

It’s Gonna be a WHOA! Weekend!

By Zaki JufriEvents - 22 November 2011 1:42 PM | Updated 2:29 PM

It’s Gonna be a WHOA! Weekend!

It’s going to be a weekend of family fun at okto's Weekend Hall Of Awesomeness (WHOA!) at The Max Pavilion at Singapore Expo (Nov 25-27, 11.30am-8.30pm). Be entertained by the various live shows, photo-taking sessions, obstacle courses and a DC superheroes exhibition. Rub shoulders with the stars of okto, such as the cast from Dream School and hosts from Knockout, Sheikh Haikel and Annabel Francis. Be the first to catch members of the all-new Mat Yoyo cast this Friday at 1pm and 4pm only at okto's WHOA!

Modern dance fans will surely will not want to miss Contact 2011. This year’s festival will see performances such as “Right Here 3 x 3”, a triple bill of works by choreographers from three Singapore dance companies - T.H.E., Frontier Danceland and Singapore Dance Theatre as well as Asian Emerging Artists (AEA) Series which features 12 dancers from countries including Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Other than the dance performances, dance enthusiasts can also take part in a new feature called Open Stage, which is like a dance version of an open-mic session as well as workshops and technique classes. Read more about the festival here.

The Yuletide may be weeks away but that doesn’t mean you cannot get into the spirit right this minute! Get on the Haagen-Dazs: Journey of Indulgence, a 45-minute ride in the heart of the city on board a Haagen-Dazs double-deck bus and indulge in a free flow of Haagen-Dazs ice cream, gourmet chocolates and bubbly champagne (until Dec 4, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm) . To experience this cool ride, all you have to do is spend a minimum of $50 (dine-in only, before service charge and GST) at any Haagen-Dazs cafe to receive two complimentary bus tickets.  Log on to www.facebook.com/HaagenDazs.Singapore to find out more.

She made waves during her stint as the vocalist for tres chic musical outfit Nouvelle Vague and now Melanie Pain is striking out on her own. Having released her debut album My Name in 2009, the indie pop singer is bringing folksy vocal prowess to Zouk this Saturday as part of the annual Singapore French Festival -Voilah!

The third edition of Sundown Festival features Taiwanese pop superstars Show Luo, Hebe Tian from girl group S.H.E, and crowd favourite Zhang Yun Jing. Visual kei Japanese rock band ViViD and Kpop boy band Teen Top will also be keeping you entertained with amazing performances.

If you’re in electronica, head down to the Esplanade this Friday for the Syndicate Sessions. Local music collective Syndicate will be unleashing a barrage of beats and stunning visuals. Performing a special live set on stage will be two of the Syndicate members Kiat and Max Lane. They will be joined on stage by turntablist DJ Koflow, jazz pianist Aya Sekine as well as Octover which is made up of electronic producer Jason Tan and vocalist Vanessa Fernandez. Rafi Dean and Brandon Tay, on the other hand, will be providing the visuals. Read more about the gig here.

One of the hottest female DJs, DJ Sophia Lin will be spinning some party rocking tunes at the Singha Full Moon Partyat Attica this Friday.

Riva Starr, the London based beatsmith’s blend of hard-hitting hits moves from mood to mood, genre to genre, but always leaving his cheeky, wobbly footprint on his tastefully done bootlegs and remixes work. From disco to folk and electro to Balkan, the Starr sound reverberates through his production. Check out the groovy one at Avalon this Saturday.

Deep and dark sounds abound brothers Alexander and Sebastian Schwarz’s repertoire. Collectively known as Tiefschwarz, the pair will be spinning at Zouk this Saturday.

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.