Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (30 Aug – 1 Sep)

By Kevin HoEvents - 30 August 2013 12:30 PM | Updated 05 September 2013

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (30 Aug – 1 Sep)

We hope you didn’t break any bones at Metallica or cry too much at our selected film showcases last weekend. But if you can’t get enough of all that, leave it to us to spoil you more with this weekend’s choices. We’ve got you more concerts, more artistic showcases, more Night Festival, and even more cosplaying babes. Did we just get your attention? Here we go!

“Dale!” That’s the one word you’ll be ushering the weekend in with Mr. Worldwide himself Pitbull. Known for his sharp suits, bald goateed mug, and aggressive rapping style, the Latin-raised rapper has in the past decade evolved from club-filler to global icon. Sing along to his influential hits like ‘DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love’, ‘On The Floor’ and ‘Give Me Everything’, and you know you’ll be swaggering away to one happy weekend.

Yup, Pitbull sure knows how to party. And so will you.

And while we’re on the topic of songs which heavily revolve around partying and alcohol, help yourself to a serving of Absolut Canvas, an art installation which innovatively makes use of the iconic shapes and fonts of Absolut Vodka bottles. Dip your senses into a myriad of colours and designs, as you’re left intoxicated by the ingenuity of these works of art. Of course if that doesn’t put you in a high, feel free to hit the pop-up bar serving uniquely prepared Absolut cocktails.

Absolut Canvas is an exhibit of the Singapore Night Festival 2013, which also happens this weekend. Click here for more details.

In celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, why not immerse yourself in the annual Pesta Raya Festival, the Malay festival of arts? Featuring a vibrant line-up of traditional and contemporary Malay artistes presenting works of dance, theatre, and music, this is a festival that will inspire you in more ways than one.  There will also be Wau-making workshops and a traditional Malay games corner, so come down and jalan jalan (have a look around), you’ll never know what you might find.

Looking for giants in the sky? Here's a good place to start


As the magical Mary Poppins put it, “Let’s go fly a kite, up to the highest height!” That’s some advice you can ever be too old for. So if you feel like sending something soaring, grab yourself a kite and glide down to Grand Flying Days, the third act of NTUC Income Kite Festival Singapore. Teddy bears, giant squids, and massive dragons, you’ll find them all sharing one sky at this family event.

But if you’d rather see some flying people instead, then hold your breath for the adrenaline-pumping acrobatics of Korean martial arts comedy group JUMP. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, JUMP tells the story of an eccentric family that’s obsessed with martial arts, from back-flipping off 10-foot walls to swinging nunchuks, whilst doing it all in a slapstick comedic manner, Just remember, don’t any of this at home.

We repeat, don't try this at home!

While some of us jump in the air to scale walls and chop wooden blocks, others simply jump to the music. And who better to throw you in a jumping frenzy than French DJ/producer Francois K? Showing the world that age means nothing, the almost-60-year-old New York resident dabbles in a sonic variety of house, reggae, drum & bass, and dubstep. As long as you love grooving to music, Francois has something for every one of you.

But don’t be ashamed if kawaii anime music’s more your kind of thing, we’re proud geeks ourselves. So whether you’re into anime, manga, video games, or toys, celebrate your inner geek (with thousands of others) at Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2013. And of course, this kind of festival comes complete with cosplayers! So get your cameras ready for cosplay celebrities Aza and Vampy Bit Me as they dress up as your favourite superheroes and villains. Who said geeks don’t get lucky?

Vampy Bit Me as Psylocke (left) and Aza as Milla Maxwell (right). Want to know more about them? Click here, you know you want to

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.