Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (24-26 Jan 2014)

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 24 January 2014 12:00 AM | Updated 3:55 PM

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (24-26 Jan 2014)

The wait is finally over. Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction at the ArtScience museum opens this Saturday. Get up close and personal with dinosaurs and their massive replicas as over 600 million years of their history is laid out over two floors of museum space.

There are special exhibition talks, only on this weekend.

Exhibition Talk - The Paleontological Camera

(25 January 2014; 2.30pm to 4pm; held at Expression Gallery, Level 4 of ArtScience Museum)

Curator Dr. Patricia Vickers-Rich and artist Peter Trusler talk about their collaboration to bring to life visuals from as far back as 600 million years ago through their “paleontological camera”.

Exhibition Talk – The Origins of Dinosaurs

(25 January 2014; 5.30pm to 6.30pm; held at Expression Gallery, Level 4 of ArtScience Museum)

Learn about the fascinating origins of dinosaurs through an illustrated talk presented by Dr. Oscar Alcober, Director of San Juan National Science Museum.

Keeping with the dinosaur theme, you can personalise your Melissa jelly shoes at ‘Dinosaur in my garden’ this weekend. Bring down your shoes to the MDREAMS boutique this Saturday, 25 January, where local artist MessyMsxi will be on hand to help you customise them with paint and stencils. Purchase a pair in store during the event and you’ll be able to get them customised by the illustrator herself. 

Get cute dinosaur camouflage prints painted on your Melissa shoes and stand out from the crowd

There are two sessions- 2pm to 3.30pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Slots are limited, so be there early to sign up for a spot.

The original 'Jersey Boy' Frankie Valli, will be performing at the Star Vista tonight. He'll be singing some of his greatest hits, including this one: 

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons with 'Who loves you'

Keeping in the musical vein of things, Ming Bridges will be having a showcase for her English album 'Morphosis' at Timbre @ Gillman. More details here

Read also: Singapore singer Ming Bridges in love with ‘cross-country’ living

The hipsters of Singapore will unite at the much-anticipated Laneway Festival this Saturday. In its fourth installment, the likes of Chvrches, The Jezabels and Singapore's very own Vandetta will all be playing across three stages at Gardens by the Bay. Before you head done here’s some essential reading on the music, food and drinks available. If you haven’t already gotten your tickets,what are you waiting for?

If that's not enough to keep you occupied, there are also parties. On Saturday, Club Kyo hosts London-based electronic producer Max Cooper, while Zouk sees German DJ-Producer Sven Vath on the decks. 

Grab a couple of mates and gather round the barbie because it’s Australia Day this Sunday! Our friends at HungryGoWhere have a list of 10 Australian restaurants to dine at. Alternatively you could head down to the Australian International School where they’re hosting the Great Australia Day BBQ. There’s no need to RSVP. Just pack a picnic and join in the fun. 

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.