Weekend Guide

4 Minute, Eric Carle and some serious bling this weekend

By Wei Wen SngEvents - 12 July 2012 10:01 AM | Updated 10:52 AM

4 Minute, Eric Carle and some serious bling this weekend

K-Pop girl band 4 Minute will be performing at the STAR Concert this weekend. Photo: Internet

Is your weekend empty? It isn’t anymore with this slew of events that we’ve lined up for you.

Happy birthday to the Straits Times. To celebrate its 167th birthday, you’re invited to a Straits Times Appreciates its Readers (STAR)party on the 15 July! Boys Like Girls is headlining the event, alongside Singapore Idols Taufik and Hady, as well as K Pop group 4 Minute and artiste Tanya Chua. Besides that, there’s also a carnival where you can feast on all sorts of lovely local foods, or get your caricature drawn all at the scenic Gardens by the Bay. Tickets go for $67 for Straits Times Readers and $75 for the general public.

Highlights from the first Flux Takeout Show at The Rabbit Hole. Photo: The White Rabbit / Facebook

Art bugs take note. Loof has brought back The Flux Takeout Show(14 Jul), where you can interact with works of art, the art-making process and the artists themselves! You can even create your own pieces of art, via rubber-stamping and silk-screening. Adding to the mix is DJ Wolfram, who’s bringing his trademark colourful, diverse style with him. Groove worthy dance floor sessions guaranteed. Sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday evening.

Highlights from previous Eric Carle productions

Eric Carle has enthralled children for generations, with his enchanting tales like ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me’. Now, Mermaid Theater will be breathing life into these characters with their incredible visual effects. Kids will love be enthralled by their use of shadow puppetry and of ‘black lights’ that enable the puppets and props to seem as though they’re alive. It’s definitely something that families can enjoy together. Standard tickets range from $20 to $30, and there are family packs going for $85 and $103.

All that glitters may not be gold, but it can also come in diamond, platinum and silver right? From 11am to 8pm on Saturday and 11am to 7pm on Sunday, come to Marina Bay Sands for Singapore International Jewellery Show. Back for its eighth year, this year’s jewellery show promises to show you only the most exotic and dazzling. There will also be exhibitions inspired by various cultures and heritages. Come, at least we all know that looking is free.

If you’re looking for a unique buy, you might want to hang out that the international cultural fiesta flea market(14 Jul). This year’s cultural fiesta is going to be huge, and it’s expected that there will be 1000- 2000 participants. Come, bring your friends and chill at the Lawn @ Marina Bay. If you’re not one for shopping, there’s going to be spread of food for all to enjoy inspired by. Best of all, it’s going to be held from 5- 10pm, so you can definitely beat that sweltering heat. All this for the entry price of $5. Isn’t consumerism great?

Annie opens in Singapore this week at the Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre through 5 August. For those too young to remember, the musical is a Broadway classic written in the 1970s, detailing the heart-warming rags-to-riches story about a young orphan named Annie. It’s a great day out with the family, so don’t miss this. Read our review of Annie here.

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.