Live it up this long weekend with our handpicked guide to what’s on between May 27 to May 30.
Indulge in Singapore’s favorite national pastime in the air-conditioned comfort of spanking new malls and old haunts alike. Now spanning a whopping two months, the Great Singapore Sale involves almost every store in Singapore, with discounts of up to 70 percent. Best to start early!
From Saturday to July 25, islandwide.
One of the most established androgynous music icons of our time, Boy George needs no introduction. Set to hit our shores for a one-night-only performance at Zirca, expect hits from his impressive list of collaborations including dance heavyweights such as Erick Morillo, Deep Dish, and Faithless, as well as from his compilations which include Galaxy Weekender, Ministry of Sound’s Dance Nation and the Annual albums.
Read the interview with Boy George here!
Saturday only, at Zirca. Tickets at $38.
Back for the second year, Asia’s only mass night running event rallies the crowds for an even bigger night than last year’s turnout of a whopping 11,000. There’s a new start and finish point, and changes to the route means there’ll be even more challenges. Photographers might want to check out the corresponding photo-taking contest here.
Saturday only, at the Changi Exhibition Centre. Register at the website.
Singapore’s first ever pop-up Ping Pong bar counts among its organizers our very own columnist, ‘Night Owl’ Tracy Phillips. Go now before it becomes impossible to get a table – for where else can you combine ping pong play with groovy tunes spinning in the background? Top it off with a well-stocked bar, and you’ve got yourself an interesting mix. There’s even a Camp Pong Championship, if you think you’re good enough.
From Saturday to July 18, at *SCAPE building.
Watch Shakespeare’s famous tragedy the way you’ve never seen it before, through the eyes of Korean playwright and director Tae-sook Han. Lauded by critics for successfully merging classical western playwriting and traditional Korean shamanistic culture, Han’s Lady Macbeth combines movement, text, object manipulation and live Korean percussion music.
Saturday and Sunday only, at the Esplanade Theatre. Tickets from $36 to $50.
This site-specific performance by Swiss-German theatre collective Rimini Protokoll focuses more on working with ‘real people’ instead of actors to investigate little-known and much ignored aspects of their work and lives. Audiences are taken on a simulated journey from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, where the truck drives around recreating a unique 3D road movie experience.
Until June 12, at the Esplanade Carpark. Tickets at $36.
Don’t miss the world premier of this incarnation of Danse Siamoise by Pichet Klunchun, the celebrated Thai dancer, exactly 100 years after it was first performed at the Paris Opera by Vaslav Nijinsky. Credited as the inspiration behind the ‘Orientalism’ art movement, this performance will also feature the original score by composer Christian Sinding.
Wednesday and Thursday only, at the Victoria Theatre. Tickets from $20 to $50.
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