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TGIF!: Your weekend guide (8-10 May 2015)

By inSing EditorEvents - 06 May 2015 2:30 PM | Updated 5:44 PM

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (8-10 May 2015)

Our favourite creative market returns this Friday, so load up on original crafts and design, or have your portraits drawn at MAAD Pyjamas 2015 at the Red Dot Museum. Artistes Masia One and The Irietones, Alicia Pan, King Kong Jane, and The Steve Mcqueens head the entertainment line-up. 

'Awanaitsumorino, Genkidene' by Japanese rock group Scandal

Another Friday night party may be had on Sentosa Island: Rock out with Scandal at The Coliseum in Hard Rock Hotel. These Japanese rocker girls played street shows until they were finally talent-spotted and they have since recorded theme songs for hit anime series. 

Whip out those picnic mats and baskets and head down to Fort Canning Park for the annual edition of 'Shakespeare in the Park'. This year’s play is ‘The Tempest’, the tale of an exiled duke who can command fairies and monsters alike, but cannot escape the island in which he is trapped until his betrayers arrive via a shipwreck.

Dutch techno hero Secret Cinema, aka Jeroen Verheij, showcases his uplifting and funky ways behind the decks at the latest instalment of Velvet Underground’s longstanding 'Parallel' night.

Don’t miss 'No Sex, Please – We’re British', a madcap play that revolves around a young couple who sends an email order for glassware, only to receive a package full of adult movies, sex toys and even "party girls", threatening their sanity and the young husband’s career at the bank. 

Over at the Esplanade Theatre, check out 'It Could Have Been', the first ever Singapore fusion of theatre and comic Chinese cross-talk playing this weekend. The show, starring Chinese stage regulars Johnny Ng and Sun Ya Huan, takes you on a tour through the good and bad times of Singapore.

Heritage buffs may want to take a tour through the oldest part of Chinatown via the Telok Ayer Heritage Trail. Learn more about the district, which is known for its temples, clan associations and the Nagore Durgha.

Local act .Gif performing at rooftop restaurant Lepark in Chinatown

While in the area, head to the rooftop carpark at People’s Park Complex for another event by the Singapore HeritageFest. 'Getai Ethnica' promises live music from the likes of Vandetta and Cashew Chemists, DJs from the Qilin Group, pop-up street food vendors, and a film screening of ‘The Story of Kong Ngee China Wife'. 

'I Am Hardwell United We Are 2015 Live at Ziggo Dome'

The “world’s number 1” DJ Dutch progressive house jock, Hardwell, returns to Singapore to perform at The Meadow in Gardens by the Bay this Saturday. The 27-year-old producer, whose real name is Robbert van de Corput, was ranked the world's top DJ by electronic dance music bible DJ Magazine the last two years. Known for anthems such as ‘Call Me a Spaceman’, ‘Apollo’ and ‘Dare You’, he last played here to a 8,000-strong crowd at Fort Canning in 2013.

The National Museum is screening a host of films as part of the Singapore HeritageFest this weekend. Catch classic movies from the Shaw Brothers including ‘Temple of Red Lotus’, the hilarious classic Malay film ‘Bujang Lapok’, and more.

Check out inSing's events calendar for many more ongoing events and series around our bustling little island!