Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your Weekend Guide (6-8 Feb 2015)

By Shah NairEvents - 04 February 2015 12:12 PM | Updated 12:14 PM

TGIF!: Your Weekend Guide (6-8 Feb 2015)

Those who like to start off the weekend exclaiming “Where's the party!” may head down to Velvet Underground, where Parallel presents DJs Nicole Moudaber and Zushan on Friday night.

Moudaber was once touted by the legendary Carl Cox as the most underrated DJ in DJ Magazine, which undoubtedly propelled her up the charts after that. She regularly serves up an awesome palette of house, from deep house to tech house. The versatile DJ Zushan, who just recently picked up residency at Zouk Singapore, accompanies her for the night.

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A poster of Kyo's 'Poptart' night | Photo: Kyo

Over at underground club Kyo, DJs Weelikeme and KiDG, also known as Poptart, are expected to offer its usual dose of pop, punk, alternative, post-rock, twee, electro, rock and Brit pop to partygoers on Friday.

On Saturday, Timbre has a 'Saturday Social BBQ'. Activities on the side for children include music performances and face painting, and there are play areas to keep them busy while the adults find some time to wink at each other.

On Sunday, musicians from the Timbre Music Academy Collective will gather at Timbre @ The Substation. They are Melvin Wong (bass) from EIC/Jack and Rai, Rene Hombre (guitars) from Shirlyn and the UnXpected, Lin Hanrong (drums) and Surath Godfrey (vocals and guitars) from Reverie, as well as Mang Irama (vocals and guitars) from Goodfellas, and they will perform an endless stream of classic rock and pop. It is free admission from 9pm to midnight. Beat that for a Sunday night.

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Floral art and arrangement at Mad Nest's 'What She Gave to Me' | Photo: Mad Nest

For the singles and the ready-to-mingles, check out the Chocolatey Oozing Experience Workshopatthe Science Centre on Saturday, where you get to learn more about chocolate and get to make a chocolate molten lava cake and a light fluffy chocolate mousse.

If you’re single and not really ready to mingle, try the Capoeira workshop on Friday, happening at The Substation on Armenian Street, where Capoeira master Ousado will be imparting some of the knowledge on this Brazilian art form that combines martial arts and dance. He has had 36 years of experience in the bag.

For those who want some parent-child bonding, go for the hands-on workshop series 'What She Gave to Me' on Saturday at Mad Nest on East Coast Road. A number of well-known floral artists and their partners will be there instruct you on how to make your own bouquets, and planting your own tomatoes and herbs. You would be pleased to know that 10 per cent of all registration fees go to Nature Society (Singapore), the chosen charity by the organiser.

If your body is in no mood for strenuous activity, consider allowing just your eyes and ears to get a treat at the 'Modern Hieroglyphics #2'party by club-and-art gallery Canvas and record label Darker than Wax. Modern Hieroglyphics is an art-and-design publication covering art, music and fashion, and the party is to mark the launch of its second issue, which features the work of Singaporean artist Clogtwo.

Another offering for those artistically inclined is Maad (Market of Artists and Designers), the longest running marketplace for handmade goods in Singapore. This art-design-craft market has been a platform for those who enjoy creating, designing and innovating, and there is also space for homegrown musicians to perform, in its musical segment called 'Maad Sounds'.

When all else fails to perk you up this weekend, turn to Bill Burr. The comedian first gained recognition for his recurring role on the second season of TV’s 'Chapelle’s Show', with a comedic style that is likened to that of a rant, which will definitely endear him to Singaporeans.

Check out our events calendar for many more ongoing events and series around our bustling little island!