Ttiptoe down a flight of steps on Friday to underground party haven Kyo, for its next edition of Singapore Island Culture Club night. DJ Aldrin will be serving up tantalising mixes, with a nod towards Singapore’s creative stock, as fluorescent flamingos preen freely in the basement.
Flourescent flamingoes surface in an underground "island" | Photo Credit: SICC + Non/Aligned
On Friday as well, playing at a bigger arena that is The Coliseum at Hard Rock Hotel in Sentosa is Christina Perri, who is already making fans fawn over her new album titled ‘Head or Heart’, in case you are still holding on to ‘Jar of Hearts’ from back in 2011. Expect performances of the new material at the concert.
Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts
Don’t miss this year’s Chingay parade as part of this year's Chinese New Year celebrations, spread over two days on Frday and Saturday. It will feature more than 1,000 performers from 15 countries, with the theme, 'We Love SG'. Look out for a warrior dance from Rwanda and stilt-walking performances from Malaysia.
This weekend is your last chance to check out the annual Chinese New Year carnival River Hongbao. Just a hop away from the Chingay festivities, this year’s highlights include tightrope walkers, more than 60 handcrafted lanterns featuring Singapore landmark icons, animals from the Chinese zodiac, and a 18m-tall figure of the God of Fortune.
If you prefer to have your heart rate go up and feel your temples pulsing, head over to watch some wrestling on Friday, as Singapore Pro Wrestling hosts Prove 3.0. Happening at the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Association (at Toa Payoh Lorong 3), these event features fighters The Statement and Trexxus in a tag-team match-up against Hong Kong’s Nitman and Hoholun. Also appearing are Singapore wrestlers The Eurasian Dragon, “Singapore Strong Style” Luqman Adam, The Ladykiller, Abang Wrestling and Taibarian.
Watch grown men manhandle each other at Prove 3.0 | Photo Credit: SPW
On Saturday, SuperFreq your weekend further by heading back to Kyo, where DJ Just Be, also known as Matthew Benjamin, will be spinning. He first emerged in the UK’s electronic dance scene in the late '80s and soon found himself holding a 14-year residency at London’s iconic club ‘The End’, which marked the start of his travels on the international circuit. Expect a bit of everything (genre-wise) from him even as his roots are firmly etched in turntablism and hip-hop.
Over at Zouk, hang out with Sick Individuals on Saturday night for some thumping good fun. Check out the group's SoundCloud page in anticipation of what they adoringly call House music.
For those who are a bit more hot-blooded and enjoy listening to Shakira’s ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ now and then, head on down to Bumbo Rum Club’s grand opening on Saturday. You will thank us for nudging you there. There will be plenty of salsa and samba dance performances to go around, and there is a chance for you to get your hands on a gigantic five-litre concoction of homemade, infused rum.
The good vibes continue on Saturday and Sunday with Lepark Sessions Vol. 1 at People’s Park Complex, featuring bands such as The Steve McQueens, .Gif, Taj and Disco Hue. There will be 45-minute sets from 3pm onwards on both days, so pack those picnic mats and baskets. Doors open at 2.30pm.
For more ideas on good vibes this weekend don’t be shy to get on the comprehensive events calendar here.