Welcome back! It’s our first Weekender of 2015 and we’re off to a roaring start! There’s plenty happening in our bustling city, from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats taking to the stage and an exciting Pongal celebration in Little India to an inspiring photography exhibition and more. It’s all here, in our Weekender…
One of the longest-running shows on Broadway and the West End, Cats is coming to Singapore. That’s right, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved smash-hit musical will be live on stage in the Little Red Dot. Time to head to Marina Bay Sands and enjoy a fantasy story filled with music, dance, props, amazing costumes and spectacular choreography. This is a classic musical masterpiece you won’t want to miss!
When: 9 January-1 February 2015, Tues-Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm
Where: Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
How much: $65-$165. Book your tickets by clicking here.
Festivities and colour
We love our multi-cultural metropolis with the rich diversity of festivals and celebrations it brings. Hot on the heels of ushering in the new year, is the traditional Indian harvest festival Pongal. Make your way to Little India this weekend for an extravagant celebration full of food, music, art, lights, fashion and fun. For full details of all the festival events, click here. Don’t forget to grab a bit of the festival’s namesake dish, pongal (sweet rice prepared in a clay pot with spices), which provides blessings for a rich harvest!
When: 10-15 January 2015
Where: Little India
How much: Free to attend!
Remix this biz
If you had a somewhat quieter Christmas break, then this weekend is the time to kick 2015 off with a bang! Dress to the nines and head to Kyo tonight, where remixing duo Psychemagik will be rocking the house. Having played at major festivals, clubs and gigs across the globe, these guys will have you busting your booty on the dance-floor till all hours. Party on, girls!
When: 9 January 2015, 10pm
Where: Kyo, #B1-02, Keck Seng Tower, 133 Cecil Street, Singapore 069535
How much: Ladies $20, Men $25, includes one drink.
Through the lens
Not simply limited to shutterbugs and photography fans, the 57th World Press Photo exhibition will be showcasing 151 award-winning photos by 53 photographers from 25 different countries. Take your time strolling through this fantastic outdoor exhibition, read about the stories behind the images and learn about the people who captured the iconic photographs. Every picture tells a tale!
When: 10 January-1 February 2015
Where: Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
How much: Free!
Musical movie magic
Featuring the best hits from Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Sherlock and more, the Orchestra of the Music Makers will be putting on a one-night only musical adventure of some of cinema’s most memorable tunes. Time to enjoy an evening of culture, music and fun!
When: 9 January 2015, 7.30pm
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
How much: $12-$38. Buy your tickets, by clicking here!
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