Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (26 - 28 September 2014)

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 26 September 2014 11:00 AM | Updated 4:49 PM

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (26 - 28 September 2014)

Music & nightlife

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Pop-rock classical quartet is bringing the 90s back in Vogue

Soul chanteuse Michaela Therese is on a mission to bring power back to Singapore through a lyrical journey of local music over the decades. She’ll be doing songs by the old greats Zubir Said and Gingerbread, as well as the new breed of Singapore bands – Caracal, Weish and Pleasantry. Catch her tonight at 9.30pm at The Esplanade Recital Studio.

Classical music gets a 90s spin with pop-rock string quartet Vox. In the aptly named ‘Before The Internet Ate Our Brains’, the foursome will be taking over Zouk on Saturday night. From Spice Girls and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers to mash ups of Nirvana and Schubert, Radiohead and Prokofiev, it’s time to get your 90s on.

You might remember him as the young firebrand from last year’s Zouk Out. Spaniard Danny Avila is back at Zouk tomorrow night for an EDM overload from one of the youngest DJs to ply the circuit.

On Sunday, head over to Aliwal Arts Centre for the sixth edition of the Lit Up Festival, a multi-disciplinary arts festival. From spoken word by Sekaliwags, uplifting funk by The Good Life Project, alternative rock by Monster Cat and even a flea market, it’s music, art and theatre all in one place.

Arts & culture

Nobel prize-winning Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Gitanjali’ is reinterpreted for the stage by Haresh Sharma and The Necessary Stage. In Gitanjali [I feel the earth move], expect everything from traditional Odissi and modern contemporary dance to ethereal music and pure theatre in this production that celebrates diversity.

From 26 September to 11 October, celebrate Singapore’s urban environment over at Archifest.  Open to everyone from architects and students to members of the public, there’s something for everyone to explore over the two week festival. Sign up for the various architours, which includes trips to Tiong Bahru estate, NUH Medical Centre and even Lucasfilm and Disney’s Sandcrawler building. More information here.

Fitness

Join the walk against breast cancer with The Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Walk 2014, this Saturday at Gardens By The Bay. 

In the evening, head over to Sunset Bay Garden Bistro for a spot of sunset yoga and Bossa Nova. The 90-minute session is suitable for all-levels of yoga enthusiasts and is themed to relaxing bossa tunes. You even get a class of Mojito de Granada after the session.

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.