Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (20-22 June 2014)

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 20 June 2014 12:00 AM | Updated 7:10 PM

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (20-22 June 2014)


The World Club 10’s Rubgy, which kicks off 21 and 22 June, has the honour of being the first major sports event at the spanking new National Stadium.

Rugby 10s, which has 10 players per side, is a fast-paced rugby game lasting just 20 minutes per match. The lineup features eight top professional club rugby teams from around the world, including London Welsh, Asia Pacific Dragons and The Blues - captained by former All Black rugby player, Piri Weepu. It's a full-day programme with 12 pool matches on Saturday and 12 knockout matches on Sunday.

There's also an amateur tournament which will have teams from Singapore and around the region, as well as music and activities for the family.

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Also at the Sports Hub this weekend are the World University floorball championships, which pits teams against each other at the all new OCBC Arena.

Kids & family

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Dangle above crocodiles at the Alive Museum

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids, there’s the ‘Alive Museum’ from Korea, where visitors become part of the larger-than-life 3D visual illusion art work on display.

Located at Suntec City mall, there are 70 photo spots where you can take pictures with the exhibits. Try creative action shots while jumping off a trampoline, or posing in a floating paper boat with your better half. We recommend you go with a group of friends for the most fun.

Entry is $25 for adults and $20 for children (3-12 years old).

For other ideas on what to do these school holidays, don’t forget to check out our June School Holiday Guide.

Music & nightlife

Breakdancers will be out in full force at the Red Bull BC One Cypher tonight at Wheeler’s Yard. 16 of the best from Singapore will compete in a series of breakdance battles for the chance to head to the finals in Paris, later this year. With DJ Koflow on the decks and all-star B-boy Ronnie Abaldonado on the judging panel, it'll be hip hop and breakdancing mayhem.

DJ, producer and the founder of Stones Throw records, Peanut Butter Wolf (Chris Manak), will be in Singapore this weekend for the screening of his documentary, ‘Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton’ at Kilo Lounge on Saturday, 21 June. The screening will be followed by an after-party with DJ Funk Bast*rd from record label Darker Than Wax - tickets and more info here.

Stones Throw is widely regarded as the label that broke ground in hip hop music with its indie sensibilities and has a fan base that include hip hop stalwarts like Kanye West, Common, Talib Kweli and Mike D.

On Sunday, 22 June, Peanut Butter Wolf will spin a set at The Training Shed at Labrador Park. It's free entry, and the party is from 3 to 10pm.

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Inch Chua launches her new book at Books Actually this Saturday

It's also the third and last weekend of the 100 bands festival, held at Kovan Hub. Singapore’s young and upcoming bands - Gentle Bones (Saturday) and Pleasantry, Anechois, Caracal, and Tiramisu (Sunday) - will be playing at this two-day long festival.

It's the time of the month again for Poptart, which returns to Zouk this Saturday and on the same day at Books Actually, Inch Chua will be launching her own book, a collection of her own writings, sketches and paintings. Called ‘Between the devil and the deep blue sea’, only a limited number of the books will be sold in Singapore. Inch will be performing alongside spoken word artists like Benjamin Kheng and Bani Haykal.

Arts & culture

An adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll House’, ‘Dear Nora’ by non-profit theatre group Our Company, reimagines the characters and adapts them to contemporary Singapore. Exploring superficial love in Singapore, the play stars Ethel Yap as the protagonist. The play runs from 18 to 22 June at the National Library Building.

Over at the Kult gallery, 35 Singapore-based female artists have come together for ‘Girls of the Underworld’, a one-off exhibition of illustration, graphics and contemporary art, centered around being raised in the age of Asian pop culture and mass media.

 One of Zanele Muholi's portraits from 'Legacies of violence- faces and phases'

As part of the Singapore International Festival of arts, award-winning photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi will be staging an exhibition of portraits of marginalized individuals from her home country of South Africa. Legacies of Violence - Faces and Phases

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.