Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (24-27 Jan 2013)

By Azim AzmanEvents - 24 January 2013 5:03 PM | Updated 11:51 AM

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (24-27 Jan 2013)

It’s weekend again! Last weekend’s gloomy weather might make most of you homebodies so make sure you make it up by having a blast this weekend. And what do you know, we just have some recommendations for you, aren’t we a thoughtful bunch?

Fans of Taiwanese Mandopop rock group, F.I. R have probably been gearing up for this concert for some time already; for the rest of us, they are coming back after a three year hiatus. The band which brought us tunes such as ‘Unlimited’ and ‘Atlantis’, will be performing at the Max Pavillion this coming Saturday. Prepare for a night of glam rock as band member Real takes up the role of musical director.

Zhang Huan’s ‘Berlin Buddha’ 
Another monumental piece, this subversive installation involves two Buddha sculptures facing one another. One remains still, while the other crumbles as the floor underneath it trembles. Yet another hypnotic look at the forces of religion and mortality today.

Happening on from 24-27 Jan, Art Stage Singapore promises to be the art event of the year. Billing itself as an art event which supports Asian contemporary art in the global contemporary art marketplace. Even if you are not in the market for some art (as most of us are) they are some really interesting installations. Some of these installations are being seen in Asia for the very first. The Berlin Budhha (see above) for example, features a giant buddha cast in ash that will disintegrate throughout the length of the event.

Also see: 5 must-see works at Art Stage 2013

You budding green thumbs out there listen up, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is having a talk this Saturday. It aims to show the public the research efforts that they are currently carrying out.  They also hope to be able to educate the public about why there is anurgent need to conduct plant exploration, collection and scientific study, even in Singapore. It’s on a ‘first come, forst served’ basis so do register your interest early!

Steve Aoki & Laidback Luke ft. Lil Jon - Turbulence

For you party animals, there is no bigger name performing in Singapore this weekend than Steve Aoki. Performing for one night only at Avalon, he will bring his brand of electronica to our shores. Some say he is one of the reason why house and electro is so popular today, others say he is a one man party army. We don’t really care, we are just glad that we have another reason to party.

Pardon our accents but, a mighty  G’day to our Australian readers. This Saturday is Australia Day, a day when Australians and non-Australians celebrate all things Down Under. Tanjong Beach Club, the beach club in Singapore’s party appendage is holding its own celebrations. So be prepared for a day of beers, firing up the barbie and all round good fun.

Do you want your child explore and cultivate his or her’s inner writer? There will be a creative writing workshop at Clementi Public Library. This workshop aims to let your child explore the female voice in their writing. Conducted by Language Arts Teachers of Nanyang Girls’ High School, participants will be able to express fully their inner voice at the end of the workshop. Recommended for female students between the age of 10 and 14, it is a free workshop with only registration required.

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.