It’s the first weekend of the New Year and we pick up where we left off last year, recommending you the best bits to do during the weekend from around the island. If one of your resolutions this year was to not waste another precious weekend doing laundry and shopping for groceries, you have definitely come to the right place. For the family centric to the music centric we have got it covered.
Head over to the Substation for a documentary on skateboarding. Titled ‘Feel at home’ and commissioned by Transit Skateboard, this film is their first skateboard film and it is a must-watch even if you don’t skate. The film takes a cerebral look at skateboarding and how skaters use the sport to connect with their urban environment, wherever that may be. It is a one-time screening at the Substation so make sure you don’t miss it.
Start your weekend with some drum and bass goodness at Zouk. Netsky and High Contrast will be performing their brand of mind-numbing drum ‘n’ bass which has put them on the map in Europe. High Contrast has been chosen by chosen by BBC Radio 1 as one of their Essential Mix of the year, the Welsh DJ has gone on to remix songs for names such as Adele andUtah Saints. Belgian DJ Netsky is fast becoming one of the biggest drum and bass acts in Europe. His melancholic and uplifting mixes have seen him remix hits for Swedish House Mafia and Rusko.
For those of you inclined to a walk down memory lane, head on over to the National Library.They are currently displaying letters that Sir Stamford Raffles wrote to the first Marquess of Hastings, Francis Rawdon-Hastings. Made available by the very generous people of the The Bute Collection at Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, Scotland, this exhibition will only be for a limited period. Gain insight into the mind of Raffles as he explored the new world in search of new lands for colonial conquest.
Singapore only walk-about art exhibition returns this year. Entitled, ‘Oh! Open house’, this year , it will be held at the Marina Bay financial district in the offices of big financial players in the island. It promises to challenge the official narrative of the area being the heart of Singapore’s financial activities with its carefully curated and wide ranging art exhibitions.
Alliance Francaise is currently holding an exhibition about that comments of man’s inextricable situation with his environment. Entitled ‘Dustbunnies’, the exhibition explores the themes meaning, freedom, escapism, quotidian and mortality. Adding to the exhibition’s eclectic theme, the works are by the art collective Almanic, a group of psychiatric patients who met in art therapy. The art on display is the work done during their rehabilitation efforts.
By now, you would have already know how much we love flea markets and the revelation that the first Sunday of the month is blessed with one has left us jumping off the walls. Held at *Scape for two consecutive Sundays (6 and 14Jan), kick off your year with a weekend of ecclectic shopping this month at probably the first flea of the year.
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.