The weekend is back! And like always, we’re never short of parties and gigs. Whether you're a lover of Salsa and Latin Jazz or alternative and German techno, our selections of what to do after hours during will definitely sound like music to your ears
Spice up your Thursday evening (Sep 1) at music and salsa dance workshop Latino Salsa Thursday at Clarke Quay. Groove to the beat of Latin band Adrenalina's music which is an infectious blend of Latin salsa, jazz and reggae. Also, be serenaded by the band Ireson, which consists of Mexican pianist Alina Ramirez and bassist/guitarist Mario Lopez.
Groove to the beat of the (Japanese) drum! Catch Japan's elite martial drummers, Drum Tao (through Sep 3), in an exhilarating performance of drums, dance and martial arts. This world-famous production blends the ancient traditions of taiko drumming with contemporary Japanese choreography. Expect to be moved by the powerful and intensely physical performance by these 14 drumming maestros.
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe raised a ruckus when he announced that he was performing in the London version of this controversial play. Helmed by Goh Boon Teck and starring Brendon Fernandez and Ethan Chia, Equus (through Sep 3) is a moving yet inextricably disturbing piece which tells of a young man who blinded six horses with a metal spike, and how this incident influences the people around him as they struggle to come to terms with his horrific actions. Check out our interview with lead Ethan Chia.
17 years and still going strong! Zouk’s Velvet Underground celebrates its 17th anniversary this Friday (Sep 2) and its taking you back to the Roaring Twenties! Come dressed in your flapper best and get down to the cool grooves of the club. German DJ and producer Fritz Kalkbrenner. Kalkbrenner is best known as a vocalist, having sung for everyone from German techno DJ Sascha Funke to to his brother Paul Kalkbrenner (who was just here for a gig a few month ago).
The Singapore Art Museum goes tres chic this weekend for the second weekend of the Voyage Night Festival. Catch French nightclub Le Pompon for a one-night only Parisian art party (Sep 2) featuring Le Pompon's all-star Pain O Chokolat creative collective, Young Guns' Manare and beatboxer Tez alongside local jock Has.
Party in style at the Sport B. Plugged Asian Music Festival this Friday. Held at Zouk, the cool French label celebrates Asian talent in this Singapore edition of the much-anticipated music series. On the line-up are Bear Culture and Monster Cat, two up-and-coming bands you should your ears peeled for. Besides the live concert, there will be a pop-up live music photography exhibition, with artistic photos from previous PLUGGED concerts in Taiwan on display, and 3 different limited edition tshirts will be showcased that same night, designed in collaboration with emcee for the night Rozz from FM 98.7, venue partner Zouk, and world renown sneaker guru SBTG.
For more inspiration on more rockin’ 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!