Two days after Labour Day’s short breather, the weekend takes us by hand, beckoning us to relish the taste of freedom yet again. You’re probably feeling sluggish from camping at your office desk, so get the blood flowing with our list of upbeat activities scattered around town.
Step out in your most pulled together, statement-making threads for street fashion photographer Yvan Rodic’s (aka Face Hunter) meet ‘n’ greet at the H&M Singaporeon 5 May, 3-5pm , and you might be rewarded with a compliment from the man himself. The Swiss style maven will be in town to promote his new book, ‘A Year in the life of FaceHunter’, and will be styling a showcase of summer looks with H&M’s on-trend offerings. Having been named a fashion ‘power blogger’ by US Vogue and shot for fashion house like Giorgio Armani, seeing his effortless style in the flesh is an experience worth braving the crowd for.
From street style, we’re moving on to street art. Local urban artist Clogtwo, who has created graffiti murals and illustrations for heavyweight clients like OCBC and Formula One Grand Prix, will be launching a coffee table book ‘Machine Mouth’ and having his first solo art exhibition in one fell swoop at Phunk Studio Gallery (188-8 Tanjong Katong Rd) through 5 May (12-8pm). The book will be a wickedly packaged collection of 300 of his works, which often feature mythical and pop-culture fuelled icons designed to touch on pressing local issues. Also titled ‘Machine Mouth’, the exhibition will feature 100 original artworks spanning Clogtwo’s entire career, including original ink drawings, his infamous Hell Lotus series of sculptures, and some new works.
Want to see the world without leaving Singapore? Head down to the SingTel Experience Centrewhere you can explore city skylines of Paris, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro and Singapore via a ‘Minority Report’ style interface. All you have to do is just stand in front of the special 14-metre, 180-degree screen and you can zoom in and out of images and navigate to points of interest through intuitive swimming-style movements and binoculars-like gestures. You can also take a photograph of yourself superimposed on the city landscape and share them via social networks.
Stock up on limited edition tees at Uniqlo’s UT Pop-Up shop, which will include exclusive Andy Warhol and Star Wars designs, to-be-released pieces and a range featuring art from local designers and photographers. When you’ve bought a tee to match your personality, show it off by taking an animated portrait with UT’s camera app. Eight local bands that are being groomed by Noise Singapore, such as Sapporo Safaris and Godzilla, will be playing original jams throughout.
Dog lovers will want to hotfoot to the National Geographic Channel Free Pet Shop, where five dog shelters will be rounding up more than 100 cuddly and loyal mutts that need a loving home. While you’re playing with the potential canine companions, don’t miss the Singapore Special Dog Show where talented mixed breed dogs will be showing off tricks taught by their caring owners.
Taiwan’s popular mandopop music festival Spring Wave takes the reins at Gardens By The Bay this weekend. Landing outside of Taiwan for the first time, the little red dot’s headliners include Wu Bai, A-Yue, Jam Hsiao and more. When it gets closer to the witching hour, stay and sweat it out with DJ sets by trance legends ATB, Jochen Miller and Markus Schulz.
For more ideas on more things to do this weekend, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great weekend everyone and see you back here next week.