It’s never a dull weekend in Singapore if you know where to look, and that’s where we come in. Whether you’re looking for a show to untangle your office-tied legs, or a touching dose of nostalgia to revitalize your outlook on life, or maybe even a new electronic device to show off to your colleagues next week, we’ve got you covered.
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So in case you haven’t heard, Jay Chou’s coming back to Singapore. *cue screams* Whether he’s melting us with his uncontested musical talent, kicking cronies in ‘The Green Hornet’, or simply stopping us in our tracks with his trademark gaze, the King of Mandopop is showing no signs of slowing down with his latest Opus Jay 2013 World Tour. With a reputably winning formula for extravagant concerts, you’d best get your tickets before they’re sold out!
But if you’re looking for a more intimate gig and you love prancing to strawberry fields, then head down to Artistry this Friday (8pm) for a free show paid in tribute to The Beatles. Thanks to the Fab Four, the concept of eight days a week has become less of a nightmare but instead a tune to which we all cheerfully hum through the long and winding road. Artistry has invited over a dozen local artists to share their own renditions of Sgt. Pepper’s finest. With acts ranging from veterans Jack & Rai and The Pinholes, to rising songbirds Jonathan Meur and Yuji Kumagai, drop down for a nostalgic evening of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.
And while we’re reliving our childhood memories, why not dip your palate into a taste which we’ve all feasted on growing up? Well if you like to makan on your pandan, then feel free to indulge in this locally loved treat at the Pandan Cake Flea. Offering more than just complimentary mouthfuls of this humble delicacy, there will also be remote control race car competitions and stalls to satisfy the shopper in you. Whether you’re looking for an event for the family, or just to stuff your stomachs silly, you’re welcome to visit the Pandan Gardens in a delectably different light.
Still feeling playful? Well Canadian bubble artist Fan Yang certainly does, whose achievements include 18 Guinness World Records and encapsulating 100 people inside one single bubble. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love bubbles? A child at heart, let Fan Yang share his love for bubbles with you at his Bubble Legendary Show, a 90-minute extravaganza including feats showcased previously in New York and Las Vegas. If you’ve been feeling like your bubble’s been burst lately, here’s an opportunity to throw all your worries away and pretend you’re a kid again.
And speaking of kids, we didn’t forget about them! If you’re looking to spend some quality time with the young ones, then head down to the ACE! Festival specifically designed to inculcate the arts in children from an early age. Two of our picks include the plays ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’. If you remember the happy chills which once made you shiver with delight hearing these stories as a kid, you can be sure that your kids of your own will be in for a similar treat as they are mesmerized by catchy songs, interactive elements, and puppets!
But in case you’re all work and no play, or you find your play in your workspace, then visit The PC Show 2013. With 22 years under its belt, this year’s installment promises to be no less thrilling with fresh brand goodies and overflowing bargains. Perfect if you feel like your computer’s been lacking some boost in its juice, or if you wish to spice up your working space with something new. Gotta head down early for this one to beat the mad queues!
So now that you’re happy with your haul and have tucked the kids to bed (if you have any), it’s time to slap on the dressy goods and drop by Zouk for a dash of techno courtesy of Chris Liebing. Kick-starting his career in a small club in Frankfurt in 1991, Liebing has elevated his status from a fresh techno resident to a world-class producer, radio host, and mastermind behind German techno label CLR. Hailed as one of the pioneers of the digital age of music, you can be certain that he knows every single trick in the book like the back of his hand. And how to make you groove till the sun rises.
And over at Avalon, the London duo of Shingai Shoniwa and Dan Smith, more notoriously known as Noisettes, hit our streets with their electrifyingly soulful brand of indie rock. Acclaimed all around the world for their eccentric yet classy performances, Noisettes are one sophisticated act that will get you dancing even in your finest of suits and highest of heels. These wild young hearts will be opened by YouTube starlet and harpist Tanya Philips, as well as Singapore’s very own Monster Cat who’ve been making waves of their own in the US and Japan.
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.