Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (23-25 May 2014)

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 23 May 2014 12:00 AM | Updated 3:44 PM

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (23-25 May 2014)

From free live music around Clarke Quay at Music Matters, to the return of the Affordable Art Fair and the rare opportunity to witness a Bluefin tuna cutting ceremony, here’s what to check out this weekend.

Food & drink

This Saturday, witness a Japanese master chef slice a 60kg bluefin tuna into delicious slices of ruby red sashimi right in front of you in a “cutting ceremony”. The tuna is flown in from Nagasaki, Japan and will be handled by Takahiro Ishida is a master with more than 15 years experience serving kaiseki, or Japanese haute cuisine.

The sliced, farm-bred Bluefin tuna will be sold at a special promotional price of $26.80 per set (usual price $50) during the event, and is limited to 2 sets per person, each comprising 2 pieces ootoro nigiri (known as the kobe beef of tuna); 2 pieces chutoro nigiri (medium fatty tuna); 1 piece akami nigiri (tuna); and 2 pieces teka maki (tuna roll). Head down to the main atrium of Jurong Point shopping centre from 3pm. Admission is free.


Head down to the Goodman Arts Centre for a 90-minute Zumba masterclass with Jaime Farfan tonight, or check out the World Belly Dance Festival that runs till 24 May , where belly dance professionals from all over the world will be competing, as well as conducting classes.

Arts & culture

At the National Museum Singapore, there are two free photo exhibitions running simulataneously. Sebastiao Selgado’s black and white photo exhibition, ‘Genesis’, explores the finite nature of the natural universe, while 'We: Defining Stories' - A photo exhibition is an opportunity for everyone to revisit some of the more significant events in Singapore’s history.

Waura Indians in the Upper Xingu region of Brazil's Mato Grosso state. © Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas images

Saturday, 24 May, also marks the start of Masak Masak: My childhood at the National Museum. Other than familiar playgrounds and larger-than-life versions of familiar games, there will also be special film screenings. Admission is free, and the exhibition is suitable for children aged 3 to 7 years old.

It’s also the last two weeks to check out Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction at the ArtScience museum. With over 400 fossil pieces and interactive exhibitions, this is definitely one for any dinosaur-lover.

The Affordable Art Fair returns to the F1 Pit Building from 23 to 25 May. Whether you’re an art lover, a seasoned collector or a first-timer, art pieces remain accessible, ranging in price from $100 to $10,000.

Here’s a handy guide on what to expect

Music & nightlife

Singapore has played host to musicians and music industry insiders from all over the world this past week at Music Matters. Get in on the action with the free live performances around Clarke Quay at Music Matters live.

It’s ‘Made in Singapore’ all Friday night long at Paulaner Wirsthaus, with an all-local line up including Gentle Bones, Mark Bonafide, Ming Bridges and Sezairi.

On Saturday, catch the experimental sounds of India’s Dualist Inquiry (Clarke Quay fountain stage), indie rock from the UK’s Boxer Rebellion (Aquanova), disco and funk with Korea’s Sultan of the Disco (China One) and Singapore’s very own genre-bending Sub:shaman (Fern & Kiwi). For the full schedule, head here

For more ideas on more things to do this weekend, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great weekend and see you back here next week.