It has been a rough week for all with the unfortunate return of the haze along with the recent cases of the Zika virus. Nevertheless let’s not allow this to dampen our much-deserved days off. With some extra precaution, here’s a list of what’s buzzing in Singapore over the weekend that’s sure to keep you entertained.
TOMGIRL is a pop/rock duo consisting of Singaporean, Cherie Ko, and Ted Dore a Singapore/Australian musician. You might sense a Bonnie and Clyde portrayal in their music video ‘’Darker”, giving you an idea of the attitude they are going for (think heavy strumming and dark leather jackets). They are launching their album on 14 September and performing at the Mosaic Music Weekend at the Esplanade. Make a date.
Need some serious stress-busting? Forgive the cliché, but we hear laughter is the best medicine. This hilarious 70-minute show is a tongue-in-cheek stand-up roast of Singapore. The act consists of terrible dancing, surreal animation, outrageous one-liners and a parody of songs. 100% historically correct and 100% politically incorrect.
Performing at McGettigan’s, Clarke Quay, The Malt Room, 3 Sept – 26 November 2016, tickets at Sistic
Quaich at South Beach (Bar/lounge)
Here’s a cool stylish lounge bar serving over 500 types of renowned whiskeys with a funky Whisky light glass shelf as a backdrop. Specially customized sampling sets of whiskey are designed for your palate, guaranteeing an excellent dram. Needless to say, if you’re heading there with your mates, make sure you’re not the designated driver.
(From top: Rangers Valley 300 day Grain fed Black Angus- Petite Tender ($50), Cape Grim Grass fed Black Angus- Ribeye ($65), Mayura Station Full Blood Wagyu 9+ -Tri tip ($65).
Your hunt for a carnivorous fix ends right here. Dedicated to the upper cut, serving excellent quality grass-fed Australian Beef with a well selected variety of Asian and Western cuisines is what these guys do best. This is where you want to bring that special someone for a celebration or indulgently reward yourself with some serious grub. Located at 10 Dempsey Hill, it’s hard to miss.
Singapore International Festival Art (SIFA)
If performance arts is your thing, In the Mood for Frankie and The Return of La Argentina are two hauntingly mesmerizing shows you want to catch. Celebrated choreographer and dancer, Trajal Harrell will be making his Asian debut in these.
Date: 1, 2, 3 September
Time: 8pm & 9:30pm nightly (50 mins, no intermission)
Ticket: $35 (inclusive of free admission to The Return of La Argentina)
Matteblacc&MEATliquorSIN present Peachfuzz
Come September 3rd, MEATliquor and Matteblacc will have you chomping into sloppy cheeseburgers while you groove to nostalgic R&B and Hip Hop tracks from the 90s. It will feel like you’ve stepped onto the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. If this sounds like a great way to spend your Saturday night, be sure to swing by Peachfuzz. Their hard-to-resist BIG MAN’S COMBO MEAL (a Cheeseburger, Fries, Beer and a Whiskey chaser all for $25++) is a steal.
California Dreaming Brunch
Sit back and enjoy the weekend from the top of MBS’s Spago’s terrace lounge as it launches its first brunch party. Take in the panoramic views while savoring sumptuous signature buffet creations and live stations. Free-flow Champagne, specially prepared cocktails, and a Bloody Mary station will not let your spirits down. DJ Patrick Oliver will add to the mood with music to chill.
4 September (Sun), 12pm – 5pm
Singapore Repertory Theatre presents Art
If human behavior and complexities in relationships intrigues you, then don’t miss this. Written by Yasmina Reza, it has been performed around the world and has won many awards, including the Tony Award for Best Play (USA), and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play (UK). It was last staged here by SRT in 1998. Starring in this adult comedy are our very own local stars Gerald Chew, Lim Yu Beng and Ramesh Panicker. Tickets at Sistic.
Design Film Festival
The Design Film Festival is proud to present eight brilliant artistic films starting from 3 September to 11 September, at the Capitol Theatre (3&4 September) and Shaw Theatre, Lido (9-11 September). It will not only appeal to art enthusiasts but casual moviegoers too. Dressmaker, The First Monday In May, We are X, are a few movies to look out for. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t put this off. Tickets at DFF.
Esplanade da:ns festival and The Projector bring to us two independent films worth watching this weekend. PINA by Wim Wenders (3 September, 8 pm) and OUR LAST TANGO/ UN TANGO MAS by German Kral (4 September, 7:30 pm) give us an insight into dance artistes’ personal and professional lives. Tickets at The Projector.