Weekend Guide

Ballet under the stars, cabaret and parties this weekend

By Wei Wen SngEvents - 18 July 2012 11:43 AM | Updated 12:10 PM

Ballet under the stars, cabaret and parties this weekend

Life’s not all about fun and games. From the 20 to the 29 July, The Substation will be holding an exhibit called DepartingtheDeparted. Featuring thousands of handmade porcelain flowers, this installation is meant to inspire reflection on life’s deeper issues, such as mortality and departure.

On a lighter note, head down to Illuma on 22 July to watch belly dancers from the world all over shimmy their way to the top of the ShineYouthFestivalBellyDancingcompetition. Aimed at bringing this exotic dance to the masses, you can even sign up for classes on the 21 and 22 July.

It’s going to be pirouettes and pointed toes at the Fort Canning Park, as the Singapore Dance Theatre reprises its much loved BalletUnderTheStars. This year, it’s a mix of classic and contemporary ballet, featuring four enthralling works. Tickets sell for ($32), so pack a picnic basket, bring along your loved ones and experience a magical evening at the Fort Canning. From

 Lelisirdamore takes on a new spin under the direction of Goh Shu Ming. A comedic opera centreing the love story between Nemorino and Adina, Donzietti’s 1835 classic will delight all who watch it. It will be held at LaSalle College of the Arts’ Singapore Airlines Theatre, 20 to 22 July, tickets go from ($20- $100).

Attention all party animals. TheZoukSoundsystem is now switched on. DJs Eclipse and Hong promise to whip the dance floor into shape, so be prepared to sweat. Entry is $32, with 2 free drinks.

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Finally, the cage opens this weekend. From the 20 July to 4 August, W!LD Rice will be bringing LaCageAuxFolles into The Esplanade. The 11 Tony Award Winning Broadway musical will tickle audiences to no end, as the heart-warming tale of a family struggling to stay together despite conflicting beliefs unfolds. Tickets go from ($35- $95). Check out our preview video here.

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.