Kids & family
The beloved musical ‘Sound of Music’ comes to the stage from now till 10 August at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre. Join the von Trapps (some of the children are Singaporean!) and Maria as they serenade you with ‘Do Re Mi’, ‘Edelweiss’ and other well-loved classics.
The Singapore Heritage Fest 2014 returns this weekend for it’s 11th year, and runs from 18 to 27 July. One highlight from this weekend’s programme is a classical Indian dance workshop at Bhaskar’s Arts Academy on 19 July, where participants will get to learn dances from both North and South Indian in a space formerly occupied by the Japanese national school in the 1920s. There will be a second session next Saturday, 26 July. Spaces are limited, so sign up early.
Head over to the official Singapore Heritage Fest portal for full details on what else is happening all around the island, this weekend and next.
Arts & culture
The refurbishment of the Victoria theatre and concert hall took four years
The newly refurbished Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall is having its open house for this this weekend only. On 19 and 20 July, be among the first to discover what’s new at Singapore’s oldest performing arts venue. Enjoy special performances by the T’ang Quartet, Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir and various theatre, music and dance groups. There will also be special guided and self-guided tours. More information available here.
The Screening Room is celebrating Belgian National Day this Saturday, 19 July, with a commemorative screening of Academy Award-nominated ‘Bullhead’.
The film, which follows a cattle farmer from the Flemish region of Belgium who is addicted to anabolic steroids and his tangles with the mafia. Spaces are limited, so call 6221-1694/6532-3357 or email email@example.com to make your reservations now.
Nightlife & parties
One half of the power duo behind French fashion and record label Kitsune, Gildas Loaec himself will be gracing the decks at Zouk tonight for Kitsune Club Night. Responsible for signing acts like Digitalism, Two Door Cinema Club and Simian Mobile Disco, this Frenchman is no pushover on the DJ console himself.
This Sunday, catch Chicago post-rockers Russian Circles at Zouk. Back in Singapore after just two years, they return with new material off album ‘Memorial’.
If you’re looking to snag a job scaring hapless visitors for 13 nights, why not audition for a scare acting role for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights by Resorts World Sentosa. If you get the job, it’s a rare chance to see grown men cling to their girlfriends when scared!
Scare actor hopefuls, both young and old, are invited to bring their ghoulish and gruesome best to the auditions this Saturday and Sunday, 19-20 July, 10am to 7pm at SCAPE, Level 5.
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.