Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (15-17 Jan 2016)

By inSing EditorEvents - 13 January 2016 12:38 PM | Updated 12:38 PM

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (15-17 Jan 2016)

A prominent name in the Singapore stand-up comedy scene, Joanna Sio brings the laughs to Kilo Lounge this Saturday. A sharp observer of life and obscure personal problems, she will show you some motherly love with a wicked twist.

From deep house beats and tech choons to downtempo affairs, Dutch DJ Lindo Martinezhave been spinning dancefloors into a frenzy across the globe. This Friday, Martinez headlines Kyo for its Rewind Fellowship flagship.

This year’s M1 Fringe Festivalsees artist and performers answering the call of the wild with theme ‘Art & Animal’. Catch theatre, dance and interdisciplinary works like ‘The Chronicles Of One And Zero: Kancil - which mines an old Malay fable about a mousedeer and is one of four local works commissioned by the festival - to the dark comedy of ‘Hyena Subpoena’, a spoken word performance which deals with societal issues using zoological allegories.

The world’s biggest magic extravaganza The Illusionistsreturns to Singapore. This mind-blowing spectacular showcases seven brand-new, world class Illusionists handpicked from across the globe. Catch people like Yu Ho-Jin (‘The Manipulator’), Dan Sperry (‘The Anti-Conjuror’), Jeff Hobson (‘The Trickster’), escapologist Andrew Basso, Ben Blaque (‘The Weapon Master’) and daredevil Jonathan Goodwin. 

For the first time in Asia, a rare collection of Andy Warhol polaroids of the world’s biggest actors, artists and fashion designers from the 70s and 80s, will be on display here. Andy Warhol: Social Circusnot only demonstrate the Pop Art icon’s influence as an artist and society figure, but also inspire the large-scale portraits he is best known for. 

If you’re a movie buff, you won’t want to miss State of Motion. Organised by the Asian Flm Archive, this bus tour takes you to the filming locations of classic Cathay-Keris horror movies like ‘Sumpah Pontianak’ (1958) and Chinta Kaseh Sayang’ (1965).

You’ve probably seen them on your commute to work but how much do you know of them? ‘Art in Transit Tour: North East Line’ lets you discover the installations and murals by top local artists displayed at MRT stations along the North-East Line. The tour starts at Dhoby Ghaut station and ends at Outram Park station.

Get a peek into Singapore’s possible future at the Future of Us exhibition. Here you can get a glimpse of how Singaporeans can live, work, learn and care in the future in an immersive and multi-sensory experience.

Steve McCurry

Don’t miss The Iconic Photographs, an exhibition ofone of the most awarded and recognized documentary photographers Steve McCurry's iconic works from the last 30 years.

Catch up on new Singapore music by young musicians and bands here at Esplanade’s All Things Newseries of gigs. Discover homegrown music from the likes of singer-songwriter Keith Soo-Tho, jazz act Octaves, Indian rock trio The Akshara Collective and electronica act sub:shaman

Check out our events calendar for many more ongoing events and series around our bustling little island!