Firing off the blocks for what should be an electrified weekend is The Gathering at Fort Canning Park, a new live music series. Its very first multi-artiste line-up features Belle and Sebastian, Caribou, Temples, Tune-Yards, Real Estate, How to Dress Well and Singapore acts Charlie Lim and Pleasantry.
Clockwise from top left: Temples, Belle and Sebastian, Charlie Lim, Pleasantry to perform at Fort Canning Park
Don’t have a date on Valentine’s Day? Focus your energy on beautiful things and people anyway. Attend the Artistik Workshop at SoloStep Studio, which is specially designed for advanced beauty and fashion photographers, and you may just meet someone special there, who knows.
If you would rather take in the sights with your partner, head to Wave House Sentosa for its Valentine’s Day by the beach special, where you may dine under the stars and feast on a delectable array of culinary selections.
Sky-dining with the Singapore Flyer | Photo: Singapore Flyer
Or take Valentine’s Day dinner to new heights with dinner on the Singapore Flyer. Book the entire pod for $1,800 nett for guaranteed privacy (well, except for an in-flight butler), a five-course meal with wine pairing or a bottle of Moet and Chandon champagne, a bouquet of roses, and Flyer Lounge access.
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Another Valentine’s Day special available on 13, 14 and 15 February is a four-course meal ($396.60 per couple, in a shared capsule) on the "Wheel of Love". The menus offer braised lamb, Pacific creme snapper, and baked chicken as options for the mains, while the dessert is chocolate cheese truffles with peanut butter compote.
For those with children, start Sunday with an hour's workout at Family Fun Zumba in City Square Mall.
Plenty of gallivanting to do at night, the first stop being the second instalment of The Henderson Project: ‘The Revolution will not be televised’ on Friday, where musicians will be firing off on all cylinders, including the blistering seven-piece live act ‘Lazy Habits’.
UK band Lazy Habits to perform as part of The Henderson Project at Henderson Industrial Park
One of the godfathers of UK garage, Todd Edwards, will be in town Friday to showcase his hypnotic collage of cut-up samples at NoPartyHere’s latest offering at Kyo. Having remixed before with Daft Punk, Phoenix, Justice, Hot Chip, Klaxons and a host of other musical heavyweights, the Grammy winner will leave you clammy from all the dancing that night.
Catch Todd Edwards at Kyo
Next up is San Francisco-based DJ and producer Max Vangeli, who has a weekly podcast and radio show which is syndicated in 35 countries as of 2013, and who has plans to start his own music label. Catch the ambitious man at the all-too-familiar Jiak Kim Street, home to 'Zouk SoundSystem' on Friday night.
Blu Jaz Cafe will help with temperatures on Saturday with 'The Fever', the latest hip-hop/R&B/funk party in Singapore that happens every second Saturday of the month.
Another group of DJs rounding up the night-scene offerings on Saturday are Osunlade and Paul Johnson, who will be fiddling with the decks at popular haunt Kyo. Expect these house-music stalwarts to help you embrace their cross-genre appreciation and encyclopaedic music knowledge while you soak it all in this weekend.
For a break from the party crowd, catch host artiste and comedian Becca D’Bus and her three other hilarious drag queens (Noris, Mona Kee Kee, Galaxia Birch) busting a few lines with their dulcet tones at 'Riot!', happening in Tab restaurant-bar on Valentine's Day. Making your date laugh will not be so tough after all with this option.
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