Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (28 Feb - 2 Mar 2014)

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 28 February 2014 12:00 AM | Updated 5:17 PM

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (28 Feb - 2 Mar 2014)

Shopping:

Online retailer Zalora turns two, and to celebrate they are having a pop up store at a quaint space in Tiong Bahru Estate this weekend. Pop by the store after your weekend brunch or coffee in the area and shop the latest pieces from River Island and EZRA. There will be even be free cupcakes from Swirls Bake Shop, Chilean wines from Pengwine and organic cold-pressed juices from Joob.

Here’s a little trailer of what to expect

Art & exhibitions:

If like thousands of other Singaporeans, you battle rush hour on public transport every morning. The Ride Etiquette is about making public transport a better experience. Head down to The Substation Gallery to check out cool art work and interactive exhibitions inspired by the daily commute and pick up a “Good Commuter Kit”. We hear there are even free Zouk passes and a silkscreen booth where you can get plain t-shirts and tote bags customised. Event details here.  

One of The Ride Etiquette's campaign images

Over at SCAPE this Saturday, there's "Vi.bran.se: An interactive exhibition of local social enterprises". From trying out your hand at latte art, to food art exhibitions, the exhibition showcase lifestyle products and services from Singapore-based social enterprises (which are sustainable business that address social issues). Breakthrough Cafe for instance, provides on-the-job training for 12 reformed drug addicts. Read more about the project here

Music:

The inaugural Singapore International Jazz Festival is finally here. Tonight, Singapore jazz great Jeremy Monteiro, as well as crooner Natalie Cole play at the Event Plaza at Marina Bay Sands. On Saturday, catch the likes of India Arie and the James Taylor quartet while on Sunday, Roy Hargrove and Gregory Porter take the stage. There will also be free performances at various “festival stages” including Singapore’s very own Rani Singam and Michaela Therese. See the full lineup here.

India Arie who will be playing at the Singapore International Jazz Festival tomorrow night

Singapore rockers The Pinholes play at the Esplanade recital studio tonight. Known for channeling retro vibes with their music, the quartet promises to thrill the audience with ‘Singapura’-flavoured rock ‘n’ roll.  Also read our interview with the band.

Irish alternative-rockers And So I Watch You From Afar bring dynamic post-rock to Zouk tonight. Opening for them are Singapore’s very own sub:shaman. Bring extra cash because posters, vinyls, CDs and t-shirts will be one sale.

Punk rock veterans Taking Back Sunday play at Scape this Sunday, while it will be Singapore shoegaze band Obedient Wives Club’s first live show of the year at ‘Fresh Off the Float’ free kopitiam gig.

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.