Weekend guide (17-19 February): Tiësto @ Zouk, The Roar of Singapore

Whether you’re a couple looking to spend some quality time together or a bunch of friends looking for some entertainment, this weekend has something in store for you. Indie film aficionados, boxing fanatics, history buffs and avid runners will also be well served.

1. Ep!c Presents Tiësto @ Zouk Singapore

Photo: Zouk Singapore

Singapore’s most iconic nightlife venue will be playing host to one of the biggest names in the dance music scene this coming weekend. Tiësto has been named as the number one DJ by Rolling Stone magazine and voted as “the greatest DJ of all time” by Mixmag. He has an extensive track record of hits and has even received a Grammy award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. Get your party shoes on and head to Singapore’s hippest nightlife venue to catch this opportunity to meet the man himself.

When: 17 February
Where: Zouk Singapore
Price: $55

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2. The Roar of Singapore

Photo: Ringstar Management

The inaugural event for Ringstar Management, The Roar of Singapore, a championship boxing event brings together four Universal Boxing Organisation (UBO) titles up for grabs, making it the biggest UBO event in history. Featuring some of the best fighters from Singapore, Indonesia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the night will see 14 fights. Boxing fanatics are in for a treat as the event is headlined by Canada’s light heavyweight champion Ryan ‘The Real Deal’ Ford.

When: 17 February
Where: Singapore Foo Chow Association
Price: $100 (standing tickets)

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3. Urban Ventures X House of Noise

Photo: LOPELAB

Transforming Keong Saik Road into a jam-packed street music party, the event features 21 homegrown musicians from Noise Music Mentorship 2016. Highlights of this street party include DJs Oliver Osborne, Brendon P and Sivanesh, a street bazaar and face painting. Also, there will be plenty of activities along the street to keep you entertained, from pole-dancing to an assortment of cold brews by Populus and, of course, plenty of music to groove to.

When: 18 February
Where: Keong Saik Road
Price: Free

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4. Relay for Life 2017

Photo: Singapore Cancer Society Relay for Life Facebook

Want to get in shape while giving back to society? Relay for Life 2017 offers just that. Organised by the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS), the inaugural event aims to raise $800,000 to fund various SCS services and programmes. Relay for Life brings the community together to celebrate the lives of  cancer survivors while commemorating the lives of those who lost to the disease. It features a unique concept that stretches overnight for 17 hours with three key moments: the Survivors Lap, the Luminaria Ceremony and the Fight Back Ceremony.

The Survivors Lap will see cancer survivors kick off the event, while the Luminaria Ceremony will happen after dark with lighted candles illuminating the stadium to commemorate the lives of those who lost their battle against cancer. The Fight Back Ceremony will conclude the event in the morning by celebrating the continuing battle against cancer. The overnight event will also feature performances by the likes of Nathan Hartono, Singapore’s homegrown talent who was the first runner-up in Sing! China Season 1.

When: 18 – 19 February
Where: Bukit Gombak Stadium
Price: $15 – $25

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5. Battle for Singapore

Photo: Battle for Singapore Facebook

Aside from Valentine’s Day, this week has another important date – the Fall of Singapore (15 February). This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Singapore, and to commemorate this date, National Heritage Board alongside with Museum Roundtable (MR) experts have compiled a series of World War II-themed programmes, tours and talks. These activities aim to showcase the different aspects of Singapore’s WWII history and to highlight the importance of resilience and unity in protecting our motherland.

When: 16 February – 12 March
Where: Various locations
Price: Varies

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6. Family Funfest 2017

Photo: Rise & Shine

A perfect retreat for the entire family, this three-day event features fun activities, games and contests for children and parents alike. While kids are at play, parents can take this opportunity to look through some education booths. Highlights include over 30 fun games and activities, a bouncy castle, a magic show, a best-dressed juniors contest and free goodie bags.

When: 17 – 19 February
Where: Marina Bay Sands Expo Halls A & B
Price: Free entry ($5 per child to participate in games and activities)

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7. Swedish Film Festival 2017

Photo: The Projector

Back for its second edition, the Swedish Film Festival features five contemporary works of Swedish master Roy Andersson, including the highly anticipated “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch on Reflecting Existence”. Other films to note during the three-day festival include “Nice People”, “We Are the Best” and “World of Glory”. The festival is a collaboration between The Projector, the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore and the Swedish Institute.

When: 16 – 19 February
Where: The Projector
Price: Varies

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8. Majestic Market 

Photo: New Majestic Hotel

This pop-up weekend bazaar celebrates the 10th anniversary of the New Majestic Hotel from 17 to 19 February. Local vendors will be putting their items up for sale in a 1928 conservation shophouse at the Hotel, thus reviving the Bukit Pasoh neighbourhood. Fusing culture, design and history, the bazaar aims to have visitors of all ages and from all walks of life come together in a setting that’s uniquely Singaporean. Items on sale will reflect Singapore’s rich heritage.

When: 17 – 19 February
Where: New Majestic Hotel
Price: Free

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9. Choking Hazard: An Exhibition About Toys

Photo: kult

Looking for something offbeat this weekend? Then you may want to consider this toys exhibition. Inspired by overconsumption and mass production, the exhibition showcases the works of 30 artistes who dismantled toys and combined them with new objects to form some unique creations. Visitors can even have a go at assembling their own creations from the line of pre-loved toys that will be available at the event.

When: 17 – 18 February
Where: Kult, 11 Upper Wilkie Road

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10. Biggest Grandest Baby Fair in Asia

Photo: Biggest Grandest Baby Fair in Asia Facebook

Head on down to Marina Bay Sands this weekend for some baby shopping at the largest baby fair in Asia. Featuring an array of items for babies and kids, this event is going to spoil parents for choice. Click here for great deals and vouchers for the event.

When: 17 – 19 February
Where: Marina Bay Sands
Price: Free

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11. Mirror Walk with Perception3

Photo: Singapore Biennale

Want to know what goes on in an artist’s head? What inspires artists to create? This event promises to answer these questions for you. Join Perception3 and industry professionals in a casual outdoor walk as they examine, question and respond to spaces that mirror the themes of the Singapore Biennale 2016 while sharing personal stories and knowledge. Sites to be visited include the former National Library and St. Joseph’s Institution.

When: 18 February
Where: Singapore Art Museum
Price: $8

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