The former England player will be in Singapore this weekend
Kick off the countdown to the 2015 SEA Games at the SportsHub from 4 to 8pm tonight. We hear that there will be fireworks and a laser display, so head down to the waterfront area to catch all the action. More details at sportshub.com.sg
Kids & family
It’s the last chance for the kids to enjoy their break before the school holidays come to an end. Other than our June school holiday guide, which is chock full of suggestions, here are some other options.
This weekend catch teams from school across Singapore battle it out at the National Education Gaming Championship. Using simulation training software (also used by the army), the game will test the students’ gaming and decision-making abilities. Also get a chance to see SAF weaponry featured in the game up close. The event is free and open to the public. More information here.
Nurture your child’s dreams of becoming an astronaut by booking a slot at the Space Invention Camp. Other than LEGO-robotics and inventing tools to solve challenges, it will be a fun learning experience for kids aged 6 to 12.
The last IKEA sale for the year happens from now till 6 July. Stock up on classic IKEA pieces – storage solutions, decorative pieces, space-saving options - at special promotional prices. The sale is happening at both IKEA Tampines and Alexandria. More details here.
Explore biodiversity and historical relics at the Labrador Nature Reserve
From a coast-side walk to art galleries and dining options, there’s something for both parents and children in our MRT neighbourhood guide to Labrador Park.
Now in its sixth year, celebrate the freedom to love at Pink Dot at Hong Lim Park this weekend. Wear pink and join in the celebrations, including the traditional forming of the pink dot with all other attendees. DJ Aldrin, Broadway Beng and Dim Sum Dollies will be providing entertainment too. If last year’s Pink Dot is anything to go by, it will be a joyous occasion.
Music & nightlife
Singer, producer, DJ and multi-hyphenate Vanessa Fernandez AKA Vandetta is playing a solo show, Late Nite:Evolution by Vandetta, at the Esplanade tonight. As one of only three local acts at this year’s Laneway Festival, Fernandez is familiar with flying the flag for Singapore music. Armed with her nifty looper and stunning vocals, she’s a one-woman band. Expect reimagined songs and original numbers off her ‘Vandetta’ EP.
Queens of K-Pop 2NE1 are returning to Singapore with their ‘All or Nothing world tour’, this Saturday. Singaporean ‘blackjacks’ will be out in full force to catch the original girl hip-hop group from Korea. Expect fireworks, Harley Davidson motorcycles and slick dance moves from CL, Minzy, Bom and Dara.
Three days, four stages, and 36 bands. From folk and electronic, to post-rock and hardcore, it’s a sampling of fine Singaporean and regional talent from tonight through Sunday at Baybeats 2014. The girl to watch, Weish, from .gif will be playing this weekend too. Full schedule is available here.
Zouk x Mixmag presents German trance duo Cosmic Gate, one of dance music’s most enduring partnerships are playing at Zouk this Saturday. Who knows, it might just be the last few months of shows at Zouk.
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.