Weekend Guide

What’s up for the weekend?

By inSing.com EditorEvents - 18 August 2010 9:00 AM | Updated 14 September 2010

What’s up for the weekend?

If you’re not tired out yet from National Day and YOG, you’ll definitely be exhausted by the time this weekend is over with so many exciting things going on.

Baybeats 2010

Alternative music lovers have much to rejoice over this weekend, with the return of the ninth edition of Baybeats. The monster lineup features over 50 free performances by 36 acts from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines, Indonesia, China/Hong Kong, Brazil, Canada, and USA. Best part of this? Everything is FREE! Yes – you heard us, three days of free non-stop performances down by the waterfront is definitely music to the ears.

Check out our preview guide to Baybeats here.

Friday to Sunday, August 20 to 22 only, at the Esplanade. Free.

Fried Rice Paradise

Journey back to Singapore in the 70s with Singapore’s beloved musical, which returns with a dramatic makeover in story, music and an all-star cast. Written by Dick Lee, the musical features some of Singapore’s leading stage and singing sensations Taufik Batisah, Sebastian Tan, Lim Yu Beng, Denise Tan and local legend Rahima Rahim. Centering around a girl’s ambitions to turn her mother’s fried rice recipe into a bestseller, this is one home run you won’t one to miss.

Until September 5, at the Esplanade Theatre. Tickets from $60 to $100 (standard evening).

HeritageFest 2010

Running from now to August 22, HeritageFest culminates in a spectacular three-day finale over the weekend in the Arts and Heritage district of Singapore. Featuring a myriad of non-stop activities such as four music concerts with local and regional artistes, a jumbo food fair to whet appetites, open houses to museums and a whole list of children’s activities and programmes, this is guaranteed to be a weekend of family fun.

Read our preview guide to the festival finale here.

Until Sunday, August 22 only, at various locations.

Mikuni Shimokawa concert

If you’re a fan of Japanese animation series ‘Full Metal Panic’, you’ll not want to miss sweetheart celebrity Mikuni Shimokaway perform its theme song live. Here for her debut appearance in town, she’ll be performing with her full band – flown all the way over from the land of the rising sun.

Sunday August 22 only, at Movida, St James Power Station. Tickets at $93.

Air Doll screening (Japanese Film Festival)

Continuing in the vein of all things Japanese, don’t miss out on this strange, whimsical tale of an Air Doll that comes to life and falls in love with a video store clerk. Fantasy and reality gets tumbled up together in a film that possibly only the Japanese can pull off convincingly.

Saturday August 21 only, at the National Museum. Tickets at $11.

If you’re not tired out yet from National Day and YOG, you’ll definitely be exhausted by the time this weekend is over with so many exciting things going on.

Baybeats 2010

Alternative music lovers have much to rejoice over this weekend, with the return of the ninth edition of Baybeats. The monster lineup features over 50 free performances by 36 acts from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines, Indonesia, China/Hong Kong, Brazil, Canada, and USA. Best part of this? Everything is FREE! Yes – you heard us, three days of free non-stop performances down by the waterfront is definitely music to the ears.

Check out our preview guide to Baybeats here.

Friday to Sunday, August 20 to 22 only, at the Esplanade. Free.

Fried Rice Paradise

Journey back to Singapore in the 70s with Singapore’s beloved musical, which returns with a dramatic makeover in story, music and an all-star cast. Written by Dick Lee, the musical features some of Singapore’s leading stage and singing sensations Taufik Batisah, Sebastian Tan, Lim Yu Beng, Denise Tan and local legend Rahima Rahim. Centering around a girl’s ambitions to turn her mother’s fried rice recipe into a bestseller, this is one home run you won’t one to miss.

Until September 5, at the Esplanade Theatre. Tickets from $60 to $100 (standard evening).

HeritageFest 2010

Running from now to August 22, HeritageFest culminates in a spectacular three-day finale over the weekend in the Arts and Heritage district of Singapore. Featuring a myriad of non-stop activities such as four music concerts with local and regional artistes, a jumbo food fair to whet appetites, open houses to museums and a whole list of children’s activities and programmes, this is guaranteed to be a weekend of family fun.

Read our preview guide to the festival finale here.

Until Sunday, August 22 only, at various locations.

Mikuni Shimokawa concert

If you’re a fan of Japanese animation series ‘Full Metal Panic’, you’ll not want to miss sweetheart celebrity Mikuni Shimokaway perform its theme song live. Here for her debut appearance in town, she’ll be performing with her full band – flown all the way over from the land of the rising sun.

Sunday August 22 only, at Movida, St James Power Station. Tickets at $93.

Air Doll screening (Japanese Film Festival)

Continuing in the vein of all things Japanese, don’t miss out on this strange, whimsical tale of an Air Doll that comes to life and falls in love with a video store clerk. Fantasy and reality gets tumbled up together in a film that possibly only the Japanese can pull off convincingly.

Saturday August 21 only, at the National Museum. Tickets at $11.