Start the year with six-piece Aussie band Fairchild as they headline the iconic club night, Identite at Home Club. Having played at Music Matters in 2013, the boys have since gained a following, and even received airplay on Lush 99.5FM. They return with indie rock that’s guaranteed to get your feet tapping, or even better, dancing.
Identité 11.8 – ‘Faith is why I'm here today and faith is why I made it through’ | Featuring Fairchild (Aus) and Deon (Singapore) on 3 Jan, 8-11pm, with tickets at $12.
FAIRCHILD with 'Dancer' off their debut EP, 'Burning Feet' (prodcued by Catherine Marks, who also mixed for Interpol, Foals and White Lies)
Belfast duo, Bicep (the men behind famous music blog ‘Feel My Bicep’), descend on Club Kyo on 3 Jan with their unique brand of house music that harkens to the good old days, but also shows where they intend to take the genre. Not to be missed,Club Kyo: Rewind feat. Bicep. The next night, catch Rotterdam-based DJ and producer Tapirus (Charlton Ravenburg) at Club Kyo: Forward feat. Tapirus. As his profile puts it, “his deeply musical and sophisticated manifestations speak of transformation and elevation. If you ever chance upon an encounter with the mystical Tapirus, hold still, hush and listen to his stories”. Intriguing.
The Singapore edition of Freedom Film Fest is back on 4 January , with a collection of free screenings of documentaries and short films from all over the world centred around freedom, justice and human rights. The line up includes ‘No Fire Zone’, about the final months of the Sri Lankan civil war and ‘Flickers’ from Myanmar, which follows the setting up of a film festival by a former political prisoner with the help of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. There’s also an accompanying alternative art and book festival, by independent publishers and artists. More details here.
Tickets available here
The first ever Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night in Singapore takes place on 4 Jan at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The fight card pits Belgian Tarec Saffiedine against Korean Lim Hyun Gyu.
For a change of pace, why not check out the Singapore Biennale? We have a handy guide on 10 things to see at the Singapore Biennale.
This weekend there's a Curator Tour. Join the Singapore-based curators on tours of selected artworks that focus on, and examine specific themes from this Biennale on 5 Jan, 2.30pm to 3.30pm ($15).Tickets available at Singapore Art Museum, The Peranakan Museum, National Museum Singapore and SISTIC.
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.