Music and clothes are the two preoccupations that hamper my resolve to live life more simply. As far back as I can remember, I was whirling about the house in a frou frou number, dancing with my pint- sized friends to music, both real and imaginary.
Needless to say, decades later watching the Sex and the City series for the first time was a veritable dream – the outfits, the shoes, the friendship, the outfits. With Sex and The City 2 hitting the screens again, clubs are capitalizing on the franchise’s allure with several events.
Get Carried Away with your girlfriends at Stereolab on Thursday May 27. From 10.30pm to 12am, only the sexiest and most stylish ladies in their most glamorous will enjoy complimentary fresh strawberries, sparkling Bellinis and Cosmopolitans. Be one of the fabulous four lookalikes of the night and watch SATC Gold Class style, bop to the free soundtrack as you cradle your complimentary bottle of Moet during a one night stay at the Pan Pacific Singapore – VERY SATC.
Sex and the City 2
The following Thursday, June 3, Carrie on with Moët & Chandon at the preview of Jimmy Choo’s Autumn Winter 2010 and after party at New Asia Bar from 9pm. The event is by invitation only but Elegantly Wasted Members are allowed to sign in three guests each, just RSVP on the event facebook page.
Some other ladies have managed to take their love of clothes to another level. For three nights, Thursday to Sunday May 30, the Arts Festival presents The Mobile Sewing Company at VivoCity, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Both lady tailors/ entertainers from the Netherlands, they create original pieces of art on the spot using clothes from audience members. Leveraging audience participation while making a green statement, participants are asked to power the antique sewing machines by riding two classical Dutch Bikes as their clothes get transformed
On Friday, make the most of your Vesak Day public holiday by getting yourself into the great outdoors and attending the Soft Launch Party of Tanjong Beach Club from 4pm till late. Bespoke cocktails, yummy eats, massages, fire displays, nine DJs and pool side dancers await to entice you. ‘Like’ Tanjong Beach Club's Fan Page and click ‘Attending’ for free flow sangria from 4pm - 6pm.
For big names in dance, a DJ who knows something about making the most of the sunshine (judging by his perpetual tan), Bob Sinclar brings his Born in 69 Tour to Zouk’s main room with his commercial crossover anthems like World, Hold On, Love Generation and current single I Wanna with Shaggy on guest vocals.
Tanjong Beach Club
Indie heads have Beat! Monthiversary to count on with regulars Ginette Chittick and Joe Ng ripping Brit Pop/indie rock tunes on Friday May 28 at Home Club. Turn up in boots to get in free, and enjoy Red Square Vodka on the house between 11pm to 12am. The following night, Indie makes way for drum & bass and dubstep with special guest, UK’s Alix Perez, hailed as one of the leaders of the 'nu-skool' and credited as putting the soul back into drum and bass. DJs Kiat and Home Club’s Ming (its his birthday at midnight!) play support, ensuring it will be a night to remember.
If you’re interested in craft and design, wake up and watch Handmade Nation, a debut feature film by Faythe Levine at The Art House. Five screening take place throughout the day, starting from 10.30 am with the last at 8pm on Saturday May 29. It documents the new wave of art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of America.
At night, Saturday May 29 has some audaciously diverse options. Boy George, the androgynous pop icon with a diverse and memorable 30 year career will dazzle Zirca, while the musician, producer and composer, Nitin Sawhney, fresh from his acoustic performance at the Esplanade the night before turns DJ at Supperclub, with a set of Asian Breakbeat, drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep and soundscapes from 10.30pm.
Also on Saturday, the chi-chi, expat-friendly choice is no doubt B-Yond’s pre-summer Sundown party, this time hosted at the new restaurant, Krish, at Rochester Park. As always B-Yond parties are by invite only, to get on the guestlist and enjoy complimentary dinner canapés throughout the evening RSVP via the Facebook page or at www.apesnap.com/event/sundown for VIP table reservations. If the dress-code smart-elegant, ‘jackets gentlemen, highest heels ladies’ sounds like hard work, you might want to give this a skip as The Rake Magazine and Luxury-Insider.com will be Official Media Partners covering the event.
On Sunday, Azzura launches a new monthly party, ‘3D’ with Zig Zach happening on the last Sunday of every month. First up on 3D’s featured DJs list are the theloveaffair duo, EJ MISSY & ARTIHC this Sunday May 30.
I’ll leave you with a mix by The Eye Of Eden, a young DJ who has been industriously working on fortnightly mixes to make your Friday more soulful, check it out here,
Isn’t the weekend that much more splendid when there’s a public holiday? Thank you Buddha, Happy Vesak Day and Namaste everyone.
About Tracy Phillips
An accomplished marketeer and trendspotter, Tracy Phillips has helped shape Singapore's nightlife, music and popular culture landscape for over a decade.
Instrumental in developing the local nightlife scene, she maintains a passionate soft spot for promoting artistic expression and channels this into creative pursuits for institutions, brands and artists via her consultancy, Present Purpose. Her latest project is Camp Pong, a 7-week long pop up urban social club involving Ping Pong, music & good times at *Scape from 29th May to 18th July.