Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your Weekend Guide (30 Jan - 1 Feb 2015)

By Shah NairEvents - 28 January 2015 10:41 AM | Updated 5:19 PM

TGIF!: Your Weekend Guide (30 Jan - 1 Feb 2015)

One of the more effervescent personalities to grace Singapore’s entertainment scene, Hossan Leong is taking teh stage for his solo comedy show, ‘Hossan-Ah!’, where he will is expected to discuss issues pertaining to why “our soldiers don’t even have to do chin-ups to be combat fit”, among others. Get set for a rib-tickling time. 

Voted one of the top 10 plays of 2009 by The New Yorker, the Singaporean version of “adult creative drama” class, ‘Circle Mirror Transformation, is directed by Tracie Pang, who is working with a talented cast that include Adrian Pang (her husband), Daniel Jenkins, Neo Swee Lin, Nikki Muller and Selma Alkaff. 

German DJ and producer Moguaiwill be at the decks in Zouk with his mammoth discography-gawkers in tow, and the relatively cheap admission fee is a big draw. If you can’t wait to get immersed in preparation for Saturday night, check out his monthly radio show through the week on the electro-house stream of Digitally Imported Radio.

On Saturday, Kyo is opening its decks to DJ Hugo Marti, a native from Barcelona (Spain) now based in Bali. Having launched his new record label Briza Music in 2013, and supported by international acts such as Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Luciano and the like, the DJ is looking to widen his horizons. He is accompanied by Dj Zig Zach, also well known for his Muay Thai skills in the international hit reality TV series, 'The Contender Asia'. What he does by night is just as impressive, so catch these two as they aim to keep their head-bobbing audience enthralled all the way till the wee hours.

Offbeat events space The Mill (5 Jalan Kilang) teams up with art collective WeJungle and the charity, One, to host Color Rave: Paint out Poverty (31 Jan | 2pm-11pm | $8, $12, $18). The event will feature music from Tom Shellsuit, Mugic Soundsystem as well as art from Singapore artists Jason Lim, RSCLS and Ee Shaun. There will also be pop-up stalls from food shop A for Arbite, athletic-wear shop Lululemon and Artisty.

‘This is Spinal Tap’

If you love music and movies, head down to alternative cinema venue, The Projector (#05-00 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Rd), for ‘The Battle of the Bands. This 10-day film run will feature movies such as the Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night', Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, ‘This is Spinal Tap’ and more. Screenings are held from 31 Jan to 8 Feb 2015.

Watch a movie under the stars this Saturday at The National Museum's movie series, 'Under The Banyan Tree’. The free screening this round is ‘The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie’ (8pm), a movie by the late Spanish director Luis Bunuel, about three well-to-do couples who try and fail to have a meal together. Take along a mat and a picnic basket filled with your favourite treats and chill out.

'Cats' the musical has been flicking its tail at its audience since 1980, telling the story of a tribe of cats who gather for the annual Jellicle Ball. The production is now playing at Marina Bay Sands, featuring a cast and a crew of more than 50 people. Don’t leave it to the last show on 1 Feb to catch the vivacious felines on stage. Check out our review of the musical here.

If you prefer to hear cats purring, not singing, then we point you to Singapore's first cat museum. Work your way to the top floor and find yourself in the company of the nine resident cats, all of whom are named after Hollywood stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker etc.

And finally, for those gearing up for Chinese New Year, festivities will kick off with an official llght-up and opening ceremony in Chinatown, featuring a goat theme to mark the upcoming Year of the Goat, conceptualised by the Singapore University of Technology and Design. From 6pm to 10pm on 31 Jan, watch as New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street are brightened up with colours and sounds. 

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.