Weekend Guide

TGIF: Your Weekend Guide (31 May-2 Jun)

By Cherylene ChanEvents - 31 May 2013 10:15 AM | Updated 10:32 AM

TGIF: Your Weekend Guide (31 May-2 Jun)

Lo and behold – another blessed weekend creeps up upon us. Before you scurry to the nearest bar for TGIF drinks, remember that “Eat With Your Family Day” happens this Friday. For those of you in the dark, everyone is encouraged to knock off at 5pm to have a heart-to-heart catch up at the dinner table with their loved ones. While you dine, make it a point to share this handy list of things to do this weekend with the family. Who knows – you might find yourselves planning a grand day out together. 

Enjoy an evening of homegrown music at Syndicate Subsessions, an on and off gig series that gives young, emerging talent a leg up. This weekend’s edition showcases the ethereal sounds of live-looping one-woman wonder Weish, dream pop quintet Pleasantry, who will be accompanied by electronic producer Fauxe. Visual artist Brandon Tay will be conjuring hypnotic visuals to suit the music.

The Singapore Dance Theatre celebrates its 25th anniversary with a gala performance that revives the most popular pieces from the Company’s past seasons. Revel in dancers’ poise and grace as they leap and pirouette through acts like ‘Sleeping Beauty’, Goh Choo San’s ‘Beginnings’ and George Balanchine’s ‘Serenade’. The audience will also be treated to a special perfornmance of ‘Don Quixote Pas de Deux’ by principal dancers from the Australian Ballet.

Appreciate music from a visual standpoint at Tim Wakefield’s ‘Soundwaves’ exhibition. The British artist has mapped out the soundwaves of iconic songs from the likes of The Killers, Sir Paul McCartney and Abba, turning them into colourful and dynamic abstract works of art. The musicians whose songs have been depicted have also added their signature and a handwritten lyric to the artworks, making each a prized possession for audiophiles and art collectors alike.

Fritz Kalkbrenner - Facing The Sun by suol

Another wily night out awaits at Zouk this Saturday. German electronic maestro Fritz Kalkbrenner, brother to the famous DJ Paul Kalkbrenner, returns to unleash a simmering stream of spacey, disco-dusted groove.

Head down to the MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands for the time of your life as Johnny Castle and Baby Houseman show you some ‘Dirty Dancing’. A picture perfect adaptation of the 1987 hit movie, fans of the movie will discover that the musical remains true to the film; dialogue, costumes and music are all replicated faithfully, with the exception of a few added scenes.

Bring your kids and your excitable inner child to Kite Giants – Big and Wondrous, a community-driven kite flying festival where giant and dazzlingly elaborate kites from around the world will be fluttering in the sky. Spot everything from stingrays to butterflies and birds amongst the clouds and be amazed at the stunt kite displays by teams from Indonesia, Singapore and the US. Pack along your own colourful kite to join in the fun. 

Singapore-born polar bear Inuka has a brand new home at the Singapore zoo.  Modelled on his natural environment in the Arctic, it features a pool, waterfall and ice cave. The 2,700 sq m (29,000 sq ft) pen is four times the size of Inuka’s previous home and has two more exhibits that house Inuka’s new neighbours: raccoon dogs from Japan and wolverines from Russia. The enclosure is part of the zoo's new Frozen Tundra exhibit which opened on Wednesday. Zoo admission charge: $14 (child), $22 (adult).

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.