Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (15 -17 August 2014)

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 15 August 2014 9:00 AM | Updated 5:36 PM

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (15 -17 August 2014)

Arts & culture

If you’ve driven past MBS recently you might have noticed the big white tent set up. The big top is home to Cavalia, a spectacular live show with horses, riders, acrobats, and entertainers from all over the world. Dubbed as “Cirque Du Soleil with horses”, it’s a breathtaking performance – we highly recommend it.

Catch spectacular feats performed with and on horses at Cavalia

Returning with an eclectic line up of artists, music, theatre and dance acts, the Aliwal Arts Night Crawl features acts from in and around the Kampong Glam community. One of the highlights is live graffiti painting, done virtually with Epson projectors. Catch it tonight at the Aliwal Arts Centre from 6pm till late.

For some throwback theatre action, there’s 80’s rock ‘n’ roll jukebox musical ‘Rock of Ages’ over at Resorts World Sentosa. inSing even caught up with some of the cast. For some 70’s Singapore flavour, there’s Dick Lee’s  musical ‘Hotpants’, starring Joakim Gomez, Tabitha Nauser and Denise Tan, among others. ‘Hotpants’ also marks the Lee’s 40th anniversary in showbiz. He was also the brains behind beloved musicals like ‘Beauty World’ and ‘Fried Rice Paraside’.

In light of the tragic death of actor Robin Williams, there will be a tribute screening of ‘Good Will Hunting’ at the Screening Room this Saturday at 6pm. Arguably one of his most memorable on-screen roles, it will be a chance to celebrate his life as one of Hollywood’s finest comedians. More information here.

Sports

There’s plenty happening at the Sports Hub too.

No doubt, the biggest draw this Saturday,16 August, is Italian club Juventus FC vs a Singapore Selection, made up of the Lions XII as well as a few S-League players. It’s going to be a star-studded line up of Juve players, including the likes of Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo. As the first match at the spanking new National Stadium, it’ll be a historical kick off for sporting events at the venue. Tickets are still available. 

Catch a star-studded lineup of world class players at the Juventus FC match at the National Stadium this Saturday. Kickoff is at 6pm

Also catch the Singapore Darts Masters or a Singapore Slingers basketball game at the Singapore Indoor Stadium at the Sports Hub this weekend.

Music & nightlife

It’s going to be a music-filled weekend.

On 15 and 16 August, catch the IGNITE! Music festival over at Republic Polytechnic. Some of the brightest sparks in Singapore music will be taking the stage, including the failsafe The Sam Willows, the always enterainting 53A, and the funk-rock stylings of Charlie Lim. Also among the performers are Shigga Shay, who last rapped at the National Day Parade and indie darlings Pleasantry.  Last year’s festival reportedly drew 14,000 people so head down early to get a good spot.

One of Singapore’s most acclaimed and intriguing bands, The Observatory, release their sixth album ‘Oscilla’ at the Substation this weekend. With new members Cheryl Ong and Yuen Chee Wai on board, it marks the band’s first album wihtout the prolific Bani Haykal. Catch the band live at the album launch tonight and tomorrow night (15 and 16 August). It’s also your chance to get vinyl pressings of the record as well as merchandise.

Tour highlights 3B: Oscilla (Excerpt) from The Observatory on Vimeo.

On Saturday, 16 August, catch the Vixens of Vinyl at monthly vinyl-only night over at Loof. This all-women edition features Debbie Chia, Jean Reiki, Lisa Cunico and Casie Lane and quintessential dance floor records.

For more ideas on more things to do this weekend, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great weekend and see you back here next week.