We’re making our way to work this Friday morning, feeling the most perky we’ve been this whole week. Only a couple of hours left between us and the sweet sounds of the weekend.
What will you be doing this weekend? We’ll definitely be stuffing treating ourselves to some great nosh, enjoying an evening of good quality Asian films and trying not to remember that the new work week begins in two days. Here are some things we recommend this weekend.
If you cringe every time a Chinese flick comes on (another Kung Fu film, what’s new?), you might want to attend the South East Asian Film Festival for a palate change. Spanning across three weeks, a total of 20 films created by Asian directors will be screened at the Singapore Art Museum. Vietnamese experimental short films will also be featured throughout the festival.
‘Postcards From The Zoo’ Trailer
Interestingly, one of the films curated for this year’s festival, ‘The Great North Korean Picture Show’, was directed by two of our very own. In order to create this documentary, James Leong and Lynn Lee, both Singaporeans, had to request for proper access to shoot at key locations in North Korea. The 80-minute film will shed some much needed light on aspiring actors living in “the world’s most secretive state”. For more of these films, you should head down before the festival ends this Sunday.
It shouldn’t be surprising when a food festival like Savour returns for a second run in our food-adoring country. What should be surprising is if you’ve not gotten tickets for yourself yet. This year’s showcase will include over 30 world-renowned chefs and a two-storey gourmet market all in one exclusive purpose-built, air-cooled venue and under one ticket.
The highlight will, of course, be on food that you’ll be able to devour during the festival. From delectable treats like chocolate brioche, to more hearty helpings like Kobe beef with foie gras sauce, it’s best to prepare your taste buds for a foodgasm. Savour will be held at the F1 Pit Building and Paddock grounds from 11 to 14 April.
Does an all-male cast prancing around in flamboyant suits and saying the wittiest lines excite you? Yes, we thought so. W!ld Rice has brought back Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of being Earnest for our entertainment. Kicking off from 10 April, director Glen Goei will recreate Wilde’s comedy about courtship, hidden identities, and the lowlights of high society, with his twist of all-male actors.
If this all sounds a bit iffy to you, don’t be so quick to brush it off. When it was presented in 2010, the production clinched three awards at the 2010 Life! Theatre Awards for Best Production, Best Supporting Actor (Chua Enlai) and Best Costume Design (Frederick Lee). Tickets start from $75.
Super 0 DJs
Forget visiting your old clubbing haunt this weekend, and pop in to Gillman Barracks this Saturday for home-grown festival Super 0 Season (S0S). Happening every Saturday in April, S0S aims to provide a platform for local, regional and international DJs to gather and party it up. Featuring several DJs who will be making their debut here during the festival, S0S has decided to put its focus on shiny, fresh talent from all over. For more information about S0S, click here for our preview guide.
Weekends aren’t just a respite for you, but for your pets too. Spend some much needed quality time with your furry ones this Saturday evening at the Pets Picnic by Jurong Point. For $18 dollars, you can bring your dog for an obedience class, indulge in some picnic food and treat those floppy ears to some live music. You will also learn how to make siew mai for your pups! They will be mighty glad.
We all love some good music. Especially when we’re talking about heart pumping electronic and house beats produced locally. Midnight Shift, who launched its record label arm last November, is set to tear Zouk apart this Saturday with its label showcase.
From 10pm til late, you can expect a whole lot of hip gyrating from the crowd as a string of DJs do what they do best – being effortlessly cool while sweating up a bass-heavy storm. Among those that will be spinning tracks that night is Deetron (interview here). Switzerland-born Sam Geiser was hugely exposed to jazz music as a kid, since his father was a jazz musician. His real passion however, was in Hip-Hop, and later on opened doors to his electronic music career. Other DJs who will be there that night include Eddie Niguel of Midnight Shift, Adrian Wee of Zouk, and Kaye of Darker Than Wax.
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.