Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (21-23 March 2014)

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 21 March 2014 5:01 PM

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (21-23 March 2014)

From hanging out with Barney and friends to breakdancing at Radikal Forze Jam, here are some of the events happening this weekend. 

Activities for the family

It’s a double dose of fun and laughter for children this weekend. Super-dee-duper! From 20 to 23 March, join Barney as he makes his Singapore debut at Barney Live Show: Birthday Bash. He will be joined by BJ, Baby Bop and Riff.

Over at Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove, catch your favourite Disney princesses and characters, including Simba, the Seven Dwarves, Peter Pan and The Mad Hatter, as they skate and twirl to sprinkle stardust memories on you. This runs till 23 March.

Need to pick up a new iron or steamer? The Tefal Linen Care Fair runs from 20 March to 30 April, and top-of-the-line products are going at heavily discounted prices. There is a free gift of a travel organiser bag with every purchase of $50 and above. The promotion is on at all leading electrical and department stores and supermarkets, including Courts, Best Denki, Harvey Norman, Takashimaya, Tangs and OG.

Music & nightlife

Bollywood singer Sunidhi Chauhan brings her enviable repertoire of Bollywood hits to The Esplanade tonight, while guitar maestro Steve Vai takes the stage at the Star Performing Arts Theatre in Buona Vista. This will be the multi-Grammy winner’s third time in Singapore and one lucky fan is getting the chance to jam with him live on stage.

At Home Club, drink in the works of Singapore musicians at its Identite: Blue Hour Sessions tonight. Indie darlings Pleasantry are releasing their second EP, ‘Inhabit’, which explores string arrangements and features guest vocals. Don’t miss this.

Pleasantry's heartstring-tugging track 'Near and Dear'

West-Londoners White Lies ooze cool Britannia with their post-punk indie rock. They're in Singapore for their first full-length concert on Saturday. Expect arena anthems such as 'Bigger Than Us' and their massive debut single 'Death', alongside new offerings from their latest album, 'To Lose My Life'. 

Over at Zouk on Saturday, indie music night ‘Poptart’ celebrates its ninth birthday with keyboard  dream pop band Au Revoir Simone headlining. Dress code: "Never lose that feline!"

Arts & culture

Asia’s largest street dance festival Radikal Forze Jam 2014 is celebrating its 16th anniversary. From 21 to 23 March, catch B-boy, hip-hop and freestyle battles over at the glass pavilion of Far East Square. There’ll be world-class dancing, banging tunes and an international crowd to start a party.

Check out the first in inSing's series of MRT neighbourhood guides with Telok Ayer. Find everything from vinyls to out-of-print books and we lead the way for you.

Over at the Jurong Regional Library, you may browse through videos, pictures and even publications from the Singapore Memory Project. Check out an interactive wall that shows Singaporeans’ favourite playgrounds and nostalgic dating spots. Contribute your own multimedia pieces to the project if you are inspired. Jurong Regional Library is open from Monday to Sunday, 10am to 9pm.  

 

An interactive media wall at Singapore Memory Project's exhibition, Jurong Regional Library

What's brewing the week ahead

25 March (Tuesday): Official pre-party for 'Bruno Mars The Moonshine Jungle Tour'. More details here

26 March (Wednesday): 'Bruno Mars The Moonshine Jungle Tour'

The swoon-worthy Bruno Mars will be in town to spread his brand of catchy doo-wop, funk and R&B vibes, complete with his backing band, ‘The Hooligans’. Put on your dancing shoes, people.

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.