Weekend Guide

Dragons, art and Australia Day this weekend!

By Zaki JufriEvents - 25 January 2012 2:39 PM | Updated 10:18 AM

 Dragons, art and Australia Day this weekend!

If you can’t get enough of dragons, head on down to the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Currently ongoing exhibition, Imagine Dragons features an international collection of about 300 stamps and philatelic materials dating from 1959 that features dragons, including Singapore's 2012 Dragon Zodiac Collector's Sheet. You will be taken on a quest to explore the world of dragons. Legends of these imaginary creatures appear everywhere in the world and in Singapore the most common is the Chinese "long", which is made up of the elements of at least seven different animals.

To usher in the Year of the Dragon, Sentosa transforms into a whimsical world featuring floral creations and interactive photo opportunities inspired by legends and myths of the Chinese zodiac Dragon, as well as creatures such as dinosaurs and fairies. This eight day Sentosa Flowers showcase features 100,000 plants which includes some 800 species. Highlights include Dragon Living by the Sea, a massive floral dragon sculpture in the water fountain in front of the Merlion. 

Don’t miss this ground-breaking exhibition at 8Q at SAM. The Singapore Show: Future Proof features artworks by an exciting mix of young artists with innovative and original art practices within their disciplines. Their strong and consistent presence in the local and international contemporary art landscape has helped enliven the local creative scene and inspired the birth of numerous other self-taught artists in Singapore.

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For some booty-shaking action, head up to Ku De Ta where the sky-high club hosts another ediion of the Blue Velveteen Sessionsthis Saturday. On this night, house music legend Cevin Fisher helms the decks and those with a groove for house music will definitely love what’s on tap. Think house music the way you used to do it: sexy, soulful and groovy.

The Godfather of German techno Sven Vathreturns to Zouk to rock some mind-numbing and heart-stopping techno beats from quitting time till bedtime.

One of our favourite soul providers Pushin’On turnssix this Friday.This anniversary will see one of London’s First Lady of hip hop DJ Sarah Love turn up the juice at this shindig. Also helming the decks will be Funk Bastard, DJs Dave Code, Shellsuit, DJ Chunk and Pushin ‘On house band The Mighty Mighty which will be ripping out some live funk & soul. So hit up Blu Jaz Cafe.

For all of you from Down Under or just loves kangaroos, this Sunday is (still) Australia Dayand Tanjong Beach Club. The club is throwing a bash just for you. Aussie DJs Andrew McKay and Phil Simmonds will be holding court on the decks, spinning some funky beats and of course, what’s a Aussie party without the barbie?

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.