Jolting the weekend into life is the much anticipated St Patrick’s Day Street Festival that will be enveloping the entire Boat Quay area in dance, music and all-round merrymaking this weekend.
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If green isn’t your colour of choice, pick something else from your wardrobe when Kyo presents Kenny Dopeon Friday. The Grammy-nominated genius has been known to capture his audiences with his awesome fusions of house, hip-hop, latin, jazz, funk and soul, reggae and the like.
Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez, Boiler Room London DJ set
The same night over at Canvas, The Bronx is happening, a themed night that draws inspiration from the Big Apple’s music and culture. DJs Ko Flow and Shawn Livewire take to the decks.
On Saturday, German DJ Thomas Gold, whose breakout remix of Adele’s ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ surpassed the 15 million mark in 2011, will be at Zouk. And the mythical DJ and producer Claptone will be playing at Velvet Underground. Be sure you have your stamina with you. Claptone played 200 shows in 130 cities on six different continents in just one year.
Claptone playing a rapturous set in Brooklyn, New York in 2014 | Photo: mostlyjunkfood.com
If you’re feeling that Singapore DJs deserve your attention more than anything else this weekend, head on down to V1.0 at Kyo where a host of them such as DJs Haan, Zig Zach, EJ Missy, Godwin P and Norman C will be serving up rounds of whirlwind house and techno tunes – just in time before the basement club is closed temporarily for a makeover.
For those who like to work their eyes more than their ears, consider joining the excursion that will have you going, "Oh! Joo Chiat", touring the district and discovering its historical past. Held over three weekends (14-29 March), the art walkabout will set up shop across seven spaces, including conserved shophouses, designer houses, a secret garden, a leftover artist studio and a hotel in Joo Chiat. One of the highlights is an 8m lifeboat in a secret backyard. 'S.S. Nimby', presented by Randy Chan, Fiona Tan and Zenas Deng, houses about 20 objects, borrowed from residences in Joo Chiat.
On Sunday at *Scape, be inspired by photographer Stefanie Djie, a resident of New York City who also runs a magazine. She will share her thoughts on to develop taste and style as a visual artist.
Fashionistas will want to be at Flea and Easy x Zoukidisco. The club’s first flea-market of the year is arguably the best shopping event around. There will be music and shoppers will love the thrill of finding a good bargain among the apparel and accessories.
The familial vibes continue at Sunday at the Training Shed, where along with music by DJs Ramesh and Gonzo and Shellsuit, there will be live art by Ceno2, Zero, Sheep, Pedmons – all to be streamed live by The Spaced Out Show channel. Children will have a DIY cardboard playground and chalkboards to keep their wandering minds occupied.
For more additions to this comprehensive weekend, check out our splendid events calendar!