After last week’s three day week, this week must have felt like an eternity. No worries, the weekends are around the corner which we always talk about. Don’t worry though; we have some suggestions to make this coming weekend a tonic for the unbearable pain that was this week. Enjoy.
If you’re a social media addict, this is the perfect week for you to tweet, post, like and instagram till your thumbs go sore. Social media week 2013 is a week-long event which explores all aspects of the social media phenomenon. As with anything social media, this event is not all work and no play. They have two events which celebrates the intersection of social media and music.
On Thursday, there will be a discussion panel discussing how social media has affected the music business. The panel will be made up of music industry professionals and local musicians like Inch Chua and Dean Chew from Darker than Wax. Another session which should interest those in the industry would be the Deezer artist workshop. Conducted by the head of artists marketing from music demand website, Deezer, Pierre Niboyet, it promises to be an informative session for those in the music business.
The organizer has also planned a sneaky little after party planned for the event. Even we don’t know the details of the event. All we know is that the clues will be revealed closer to the date but only if you follow the hashtag #SMWSGsecretgig and retweet and share posts from @SMW_SG and FB. So follow these hashtag to find out the latest clues and you might earn yourself a free pass! We heard they are flying in artists especially for these events so if you do get passes, tweet about it!
Speaking of phenomena, the phenomenon that is Running Man will be coming down to our sunny island. Not the entire cast of the Korean variety show of course, we think they are busy running somewhere else, but Sparta Kim Jong Kook. He will be having two meet-and-greet sessions on the 22 and 23 February. The beefy star will also be performinghit songs ‘Lovable’ and ‘One Man’. Get your tickets now.
What is Chinese New Year without Chingay? This year’s theme will be about the strength of the human spirit in the face of life’s many challenges. Entitled ‘Fire and Snow’, it will be held over two days at the pit building from the 22-23 February. This year’s highlights include performances from various cultural groups in Singapore and a finale which features 1000 performers carrying torches and transforming the route into an ocean of fire.
Alexander Ridha – better known as Boys Noize, the ultra-popular electro and techno star whose DJ sets are often considered as technically flawless as any the genre has to offer takes over the decks at Zouk on Saturday with Hong laying down the opening set.
Those of you of the artistic inclination, local art collective Vertical Submarine will be having a workshop where they will show participants how they as a group analyse art. Their trademark wit and humour will be on display as they tease out of the various aspects of art.
Theatre lovers, Theatre Ekamantra is called staging an original play called ‘Tahan’. Featuring the likes of local talents like Rizman Putra, Tan Shou Shen and Farah Ong. Written and directed by Irfan Kasban, it follows “Adil” as he enlists in the police force to serve his National Service. The audience will see how Adil is force to re-learn some of the doctrines instilled into him during his basic training as he encounters everyday situations involving actual 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 everyone and see you back here next week.