Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (19-21 Jun 2015)

By inSing EditorEvents - 17 June 2015 3:33 PM | Updated 1:42 PM

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (19-21 Jun 2015)

Musical tastemaker and beatmaker Leftoholds court at Kyo this Friday. Famed for his gloriously eclectic DJ sets, he switches effortlessly between genres, and is known for curating his own stage at Belgium’s anual Dour Festival. 

This weekend, catch Biomashup at the OPEN festival, a curtain-raiser of sorts for the upcoming Singapore International Festival of Arts. The performance by Cristian Duarte explores the history of dance with lots of movements and a live electronic soundtrack.

Learn the secrets of some of your favourite animated movies such as ‘Kung Fu Panda’, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and ‘Shrek’ atDreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition. Expect to see works of art, including original hand-drawn character sketches, 3D marquettes of locations and characters, and interactive displays that allow you to play with animation technology.

A tribute to the late movie mogul Run Run Shaw and the cinema empire he built with brother Runme Shaw

If you’re a fan of cinema, don’t miss ‘Run Run Shaw’s Factory of Dreams’ at the National Museum. The exhibition chronicles the development of the Shaw Brothers studios and highlights the driving vision behind the creation of the Malay Film Productions in Singapore during the Golden Age of the film industry. Don’t miss the screenings of more than 30 films from the Shaw Brothers catalogue.

Unwind with a sumptuous picnic spread at Fort Canning Park and enjoy an evening of dance at Singapore’s favourite outdoor dance event, 'Ballet under the Stars', featuring choreographic masterpieces by George Balanchine, Val Caniparoli and Singapore’s Goh Choo San.

Trace the evolution of Buddhism through Buddhist scupltures and paintings from the Indian Museum in Kolkata, Asia’s oldest museum. The exhibition, 'Treasures of Indian Art', is held at the Asian Civilisations Museum. See depictions of scenes from the life of the Buddha, and representations of bodhisattvas and the Buddha.

Avant Theatre's Quarters Teaser

Well, they say a picture speaks a thousand words but...here is our trailer! Join us at the HILARIOUS QUARTERS BLOCK PARTY!

Posted by Avant Theatre & Language on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Presented in Tamil, Malay and Hokkien (with English surtitles), ‘Quarters’ is a Singaporean play that is set in an employee quarters of the Public Utilities Board during a 1970s National Day celebration, where the multicultural residents learn to embrace Singapore’s melting pot of customs and cultures. Shows run this weekend at the Victoria Theatre.

Our favourite indie-music party Poptartturns 10 this Saturday. Head down to Kyo to boogie to indie favourites and other musical oddities dished out by DJs Weelikeme, Rah and Kid G. 

Johnny Eyeglass

The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan began this week. If you’re heading down to the annual Geylang Serai Bazaar, do check outRilek Jack Ramadhan Acoustic Sessions for a musical interlude. This pop-up gig at Singapore Post Centre’s outdoor plaza (10 Eunos Road) will feature 30 shows over four weekends featuring acts such as Johnny Eyeglass (19 June, 8.30pm), Soul & Dhol (20 June, 8.30pm), Windtree (21 June, 8.30pm) and more.

This Sunday is the International Day of Yoga and to celebrate this occasion, the Isha Foundation is holding free yoga workshops at three malls: Ion Orchard in the city, The Star Vista at Buona Vista, and JCube in Jurong. Register at this link.

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