Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (28-30 March 2014)

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 28 March 2014 12:00 AM | Updated 29 March 2014

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (28-30 March 2014)

This weekend, you can do everything from meeting the cast of ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2’, to racing in OCBC Cycle Singapore.  You could even head down to Tanjong Beach Club for a Thai-style “full moon party”. Read on for more details.

Activities for the family

This weekend, you can celebrate Earth Hour with Spider-Man himself. Andrew Garfield, alongside Emma Stone (who plays love interest, Gwen Stacy) and Jamie Foxx (who plays the villain, Electro) are all in Singapore already as ambassadors of Earth Hour’s global campaign.

Read also: Cast of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ thrills fans in Singapore

The cast will all be present at The Float @ Marina Bay on Saturday to help switch off the lights across Singapore’s Marina Bay skyline. Earth Hour, which encourages citizens worldwide to save energy and conserve resources by switching off lights, will take place on 29 March this year from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

 

There’s even going to be a ‘sustainable dance floor’ where as you dance, the floor lights up and charges a huge LED battery. When it reaches 100%, your photo will be taken and posted on Energy Floor’s facebook page.

Over at City Square Mall, you can celebrate an Epic Earth Hour, complete with a free screening of the movie ‘Epic’. You can even trade in your electrical and electronic waste (e-waste), such as mobile phones, computers, and television sets,for goodies.

Keeping with the environmentally-friendly theme, the 6th annual OCBC Cycle Singapore takes place all this weekend. Catch competitors across 12 different categories, starting at the F1 Pit Building.

Saturday (29 March) will host some fun activities such as The Tricycle Ride (100m or 150m), The Mighty Savers Kids Ride (5km) and The Junior Challenge (30 minutes), as well as The Ultimate Foldies Challenge where you can see Singapore’s fastest and best-dressed foldable bicycles. Sunday (30 March) is the main event, when almost 10,000 cyclists are expected to come out in full force for races across Singapore.

Music & Nightlife

Over at the Esplanade tonight catch ‘Stripped’, where four female singers from the Singapore music scene, Catherine Yeo, Sarah Ismail, Lily Anna Nuris and Sheila De Niro, share songs from their repertoires and share personal stories about womanhood.

On Saturday, revel in Singapore’s only “full moon party”,  ‘Full Steam Ahead’ at Tanjong Beach Club, styled after the infamous ones that happen on Koh Panghan in Thailand. It’s a non-stop party from 4pm to 4am, with a whole host of DJs –including KFC, Avneesh, Zushan, Tyler Made and Serena Chen, to keep you entertained.

While on Sunday night, the titans of Bollywood music, Vishal and Shekhar play at the Esplande Theatre. The duo who are behind the music of more than 50 Bollywood hit films, are bringing along singer Neeti Mohan for their concert.

Arts & Culture

Part one of Dick Lee’s “Family Trilogy” debuted in the form of play, ‘Rising Son’. Set against the backdrop of the Japanese occupation, it tells the coming-of-age stories of his father, aunt and a Japanese army lawyer next door. Showing until 12 April at the DBS Arts Centre.

Read also: Shows that embrace the Singapore Soul

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.