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TGIF!: Your weekend guide (5-7 April)

By Debbie NgEvents - 04 April 2013 9:55 AM | Updated 10:21 AM

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (5-7 April)

After stepping out of the long Easter weekend, this week might feel like a drag. Hang in there; you’ll be able to kick off those office heels relatively soon. In the meantime, here are some things you can look forward to this weekend.

Arm yourself with a pillow and your least wrinkled PJs, for the International Pillow Fight Day this Saturday, 6 April. Initiated over seven years ago, people around the world have been celebrating annually and this year, it has finally made its way to our shores. Just last year, big groups of people gathered in 115 cities across 39 countries around the world, to (well, what else) hit each other with pillows out of pure fun. So drag your friends out this Saturday and fight to the death, pillow style. The venue will be announced 48 hours before the event, so keep your eyes peeled on the Pillow Fight SG Facebook page.

Get in touch with your inner bespectacled hipster with MAAD Pajamas 2013 happening this Friday, 5 April. Strangely, the event has nothing to do with beds, sleep or bedroom slippers. You can expect original works such as art, design and craft, creative services like photography and design, and art installations. It is essentially a creative splash of artistic individuals coming together for a night of exposure, discovery and booze. Local musicians will be delighting your ears as you cruise around booths. With dreamy electro-rock elements from The Analog Girl and The Pinholes’ rock ‘n’ roll meets funk lineup, you’re in for an interesting night.

The River Safari has finally opened its doors! The river-themed animal wildlife park is the newest addition to the Wildlife Reserves Singapore's portfolio of parks, which includes the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park. The 12ha park houses one of the world's largest collection of freshwater animals. It opens daily from 9am to 6pm.

Singapore’s events calendar has been jam-packed with music festivals this year – and we’re not one to complain. Coming our way this Saturday, the Big Wig Music Festival will be serving up a diverse mix of sounds on a platter. The lineup includes internationally acclaimed artists like Pharoahe Monch, The Pharcyde, and The Cuban Brothers, just to name a few. Big Wig is also presenting a slew of homegrown acts such as Wicked Aura, Kevin Lester with DJ Koflow, and Pushin’ On Crew. The unexpected blend of artists makes the first edition of this festival a must-watch.

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In conjunction with the premiere of the third season of Emmy award winning drama Game Of Thrones, HBO Asia will be holding an art exhibition at the Luxe Art Museum starting this Saturday. A first of its kind in Asia, the exhibition will feature three local designers, namely kittozutto, PHUNK and Roy Poh, who have been asked to each produce a Game Of Thrones series-inspired poster. Poster art company Mondo will also showcase its poster series collection for Game Of Thrones, featuring works done by artists like Craig Drake and Richey Beckett. The full range of art pieces will be auctioned, and all proceeds will be donated to The Design Society scholarship for design students.

Arty feat. Chris James - Together We Are (Whiiite Remix) by Arty Official

If you’ve had a painfully tiring week, let it all hang loose at Zouk with Transfix presents Arty with Hong this Saturday. Russian DJ Arty (Artem Stolyarov) has been spinning tracks all around the world, from prestigious clubs to massive festivals. The 23-year-old is ranked #28 on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, and has a long, successful road ahead of him.

A Made Up Sound 00X - Ahead b/w Endgame by 2562 / A Made Up Sound

Gilman Barracks will be transformed into party central this Saturday with the first edition of the Super 0 Season series of parties. Held over four Saturdays, this underground party marries art, music, design and multimedia. The debut edition will feature DJs Dean Chew, British electronica artiste Space Dimension Controller and Dutchman 2562 who will be dishing out futuristic dubstep.

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.