Weekend guide (11-13 August): G.E.M. Queen of Hearts World Tour, Show Luo Crazy World Tour

Gabriel Choo

It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you like to do – there’s something for everyone this weekend. If you dig concerts, festivals, parties, plays, races or even animal fairs, be sure to drag your lazy self out of the house for one of these events.

Highlights this weekend include world tours by G.E.M. and Show Luo and the Epicurean Market:

1. G.E.M. Queen of Hearts World Tour

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Hong Kong-based singer G.E.M. is finally performing in Singapore this weekend as part of her “Queen Of Hearts” concert world tour! With organisers adding a show due to overwhelming response, G.E.M. hopes to spread the message that we each have the power to control our hearts and become the “Queen or King of Hearts’.

When: 12 to 13 August 2017, 7pm
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Price: From $128 (via sportshubtix)

2. Show Luo Crazy World Tour

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Show Luo fans rejoice! It’s finally the weekend he will be performing in Singapore! Prepare to get trapped in ‘complete automation’ as the concert is set to a fantastical theme. The 38-year-old will be singing a total of 40 songs across all his albums, as well as take on several roles for the concert including the music producer.

When: 12 August 2017, 8pm
Where: Resorts World Ballroom, Resorts World Convention Centre
Price: From $88 (via Sistic)

3. Singapore Really Really Free Market 50

(Photo: Singapore Really Really Free Market (SRRFM)‎, Singapore Really Really Free Market 50/ Facebook)

Yes, everything here is really, really free. The temporary market aims to share resources and show everyone that there are more sustainable and loving ways to live. So come share your second-hand stuff such as books, CDs and toys to others who need them! You can also share your special skills such as tarot-reading and nail painting.

When: 13 August 2017, 2pm to 6pm
Where: Maplewood Park (beside Blk 138, Lorong Ah Soo)
Price: Free, of course

4. SG Film Movies Live

Singapore film composer Alex Oh. (Photo: Esplanade)

Singapore film composer Alex Oh will take you on a journey through different film genres such as horror, romance and drama within a 30-minute music performance. Be drawn by the evocative scores played live by an eight-piece orchestra to action-filled excerpts from the original films.

When: 11 to 12 August 2017, 7pm and 8pm
Where: Esplanade Concourse
Price: Free

5. Epicurean Market 2017

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The Epicurean Market is no ordinary food and wine fair, visitors can sample famous signature dishes by celebrity chefs and taste one-of-a-kind cocktails. This year’s exciting lineup of masterclasses will also impress with their enhanced culinary skills. You’ll learn the secrets of the world’s top chefs and leave ready to impress your family and friends.

When: 11 to 13 August 2017, 12 noon to 2am
Where: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Halls A, B & C
Price: 3-day pass from $38 (via MBS tickets)

6. Illustration Arts Fest 2017

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The Illustration Arts Fest is an artist market featuring a string of activities including talks, portraits drawing screenings and drawing lessons. Expect to see different illustrators and artists growing their niche and perfecting what they do. Get ready to be amazed at the wonderful things they can do with their art.

When: 12 to 13 August 2017, 11am to 5pm
Where: LASALLE College of the Arts
Price: Free

7. The Fever Hip-Hop & RnB Party

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50 Cent, Dr Dre, A$AP Rocky, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Salt n Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Drake… If these names mean everything to you, The Fever Hip-Hop & RnB Party has got you covered! Get ready for a night of partying to the best of popular old-school, hip-hop, RnB and Reggae, with current favourites in the mix as well.

When: 12 August 2017, 9.30pm to 3am
Where: Blu Jazz Cafe, 11 Bali Lane
Price: Free before 10pm

8. Lemonade Pool Party

(Photo: Bar Canary)

Cool down by the pool amid tropical vibes secluded right in the heart of Orchard Road with Lemonade, a pool party that will add a refreshing twist to your weekend buzz! Featuring Jamie React, Max Verrier, I.M.X and DJ MOre, the party indeed has the perfect backdrop to your afternoon poolside, making a splash as the cheekiest pool party in town!

When: 12 August 2017, 3pm till late
Where: Bar Canary, Grand Park Orchard
Price: From $15 (via friends with benefits)

9. Mega One Stop Baby Fair

(Photo: Baby Land – The One Stop Baby Fair/ Facebook)

Daddies and mummies would love the Mega One Stop Baby Fair. Partnering with Mothercare, the fair features a slew of baby products such as cots, car seats, strollers, bags and toys coming from over 50 brands. Expect lots of unmatched deals and crazy clearance offers! You can check out all the star buys here first.

When: 11 to 13 August 2017, 11am to 8pm
Where: Singapore Expo
Price: Free (excluding purchases)

10. In Loving Memory by Zora Smith

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In Loving Memory by Zora Smith is a yet another play performance by Method Productions. Here’s a short synopsis: “In 1996, a young woman revisits her childhood bedroom. In what was supposed to be a normal day, she is instead confronted with buried memories and… an unsuspecting visitor.”

When: 12 and 13 August 2017, 8pm
Where: Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity
Price: $10 (via ticket tailor)

11. Open Air Cinema Club: Screening of ‘Lion’

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Can’t get over the experience of watching films in an air cinema from last weekend? Fret not! Singapore Open Air Cinema Club will be bringing the best classic cinema experience in the open air as well. Garth Davis’ brilliant feature film debut, Lion, will be screened, with each ticket coming with a complimentary snack and soft drink.

When: 11 August 2017, 7pm to 10pm
Where: The Hive Singapore
Price: $10 or $19 (via peatix)

12. SSO Chamber Series: For the Emperor

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‘SSO Chamber Series: For the Emperor’ sees two nights of string quartets fit for a king, by Haydn and Mozart and pinnacles of the Neo-Classical era. Move along to the central hymn from Haydn’s Emperor Quartet and Mozart’s Prussian Quartets which was written with the Prussian King’s interest in the cello in mind.

When: 11 to 12 August, 7.30pm
Where: Victoria Concert Hall
Price: From $20 (via Sistic)

13. MotoSurf World Cup Singapore Exhibition Race

(Photo: MotoSurf WorldCup Singapore Exhibition Race 2017/ Facebook)

Get excited, JetSurf SEA is bringing the MotoSurf WorldCup to the region for the very first time! The exhibition features various riders from Europe and Asia including the champions of the 2016 men’s and women’s season. There will also be a launch party featuring international DJs Showtek, Otto Knows and Ivy.

When: 11 to 13 August 2017, 2pm to 6pm
Where: Ola Beach Club, Sentosa
Price: From $11.40 (via eventbrite)

14. Shape Run 2017

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Singapore’s first women’s race returns! Apart from the usual family fun run and relay race, there will now be a competitive individual category of 5km and 10km as well. The race pack includes a bib, race Tee, crop top and goodie bag. Racers will also get to take part in the SHAPE Run carnival and get a finisher medal after the run.

When: 13 August 2017, 6.30am to 11am
Where: Kallang Practice Track
Price: From $40 (registration required)

15. PerrOlympics & Strays of Singapore 2017 

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It’s the time of the year again where you can bring your fur-kids to a shopping mall right here in Singapore! Join six animal (cats & dogs) welfare groups in finding the perfect home for these fur-kids! Expect fun filled activities, competitions and even a mini pet expo! You can also get an additional sample dry dog food pack once you register.

When: 11 to 13 August 2017, 11am to 7pm
Where: The Star Vista Main Atrium
Price: Free (registration required)


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