What to do this weekend
The Dark Knight Trilogy Retrospective
Are you a Batman fan? Would you be willing to sit in a movie theatre for more than ten hours? Then you have to go for this movie marathon organised by Shaw Theatres, where all three critically-acclaimed films from the Batman trilogy will be screened.
Date, time and venues: Sept 1, 10am at Lido IMAX, 10.30am at JCube IMAX
Price: $50. Log on to www.shaw.sg/imax/buytickets.htm for more.
It stands for Singapore Toys Games and Comic Convention, or in short, the funnest convention you’ll ever attend. There’s loads in store, from exclusive toys, watching a DJ battle between DJ Zanio (from ZANEEDS!) and DJ haLRu (MONOMIND) to meeting the Japanese illustrator behind animes like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, TOUMA who’s responsible for the popular character Knuckle Bear, and design team Devilrobots.
Date and time: Sep 1 & 2, 10am - 8pm
Venue: Halls B & C, Level 1, Sands Expo Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands
Price: $15 for one-day tickets, $25 for two-day tickets. Log on to www.singaporetgcc.com/home for more.
New School Schmick
The Butter Factory’s beloved Bump room and its hip hop stylings are getting a revamp. Featuring fashionista Arissa Cheo’s venture Carte Blanche X, photographer Stephanie Er (pootsville.com), designer Linda Lim (White Antler) and the club’s own DJ crew, AOS, it’s sure to be a headbangingly fun night.
Date and time: Aug 31, 9pm ‘til late
Venue: Butter Factory
Price: $23 for women, $25 for men. First 200 selected club goers get in free. Log onto www.thebutterfactory.com/2012/08/27/new-school-schmick-the-revamp-of-bump/ for more.
Project Inspire 2012: 5 Minutes to Change the World
Watch a young changemaker win $25,000 from the Women’s Empowerment Grant via the live webcast of the Project Inspire finals at the INSEAD Auditorium. The nine finalists have been flown in to pitch their potentially world-changing ideas to a panel of business leaders and social entrepreneurs. You can also vote for your favourite on the website to win the People’s Choice Awards.
The webcast will broadcast on Aug 31 at 9am. Log on to www.5minutestochangetheworld.org for more.
Angels & Demons
Are you a good girl or bad? Choose to go as yourself, an angel or demon, or dress up as your alter ego to fit in with the other creatures of the night at this exclusive theme party.
Date and time: Aug 31, 10pm ‘til late
Venue: Pangea, South Crystal Pavillion, Marina Bay Sands
Price: Unavailable. Log on to www.pangaea.sg for more.
Social Night Out
Single and eligible women, here’s where to go this Friday — Covelli Bistro and Wine Bar. The modern Italian restaurant is hosting the fifth anniversary party for dating agency Clique Wise. Meet and mix with other singles and who knows, you might find your white knight.
Date and time: Aug 31, 7pm - 9.30pm
Venue: #B2-11/22, Orchard Central
Price: $5 cover charge for first drink. Log on to www.covelli.com.sg for more.
A High 5 Celebration
AMK hub is celebrating its fifth anniversary with plenty of activities — a taiyaki (a Japanese snack) baking workshop from Sept 1 to 9, taiko drum performances and more. And if you’re in the mood, catch a heartwarming display of 5,555 taiyaki (a Japanese snack) get put together on Sept 1, 12pm, with sales going towards The Woodbridge Hospital Endowment Fund.
Date: Aug 31 - Oct 7
Venue: AMK Hub
Price: Free. Log on to www.amkhub.com.sg/happenings/events.php for more.
SingTel F1 for Everyone
It’s almost September and you know what that means — F1 madness. Start revving up your excitement for the big event with this two-day party. There’s a simulator challenge where you can pretend to be an F1 driver, a live telecast of the F1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix, a go kart race where you compete to win tickets to the F1 night race in Singapore, and the crowning of the top three SingTel Grid Girls.
Date and time: Sept 1 and 2, 10.30am - 9.30pm
Venue: Big Splash, East Coast Park
Price: Free. Log on to www.facebook.com/singtel/app_469657649730374 for more.
INCASE Pop-Up Store
Apple geeks, head on down to this pop-up store by Apple accessories store INCASE for exclusive discounts (up to 60 per cent off on clearance items) and deals, including a mini bag priced at $89 but filled with $232 worth of products.
Date and time: Now to Sept 3, 12pm - 9pm
Venue: 118A Arab Street
Price: Free. Log on to goincase.com for more.
Goodman Arts Centre Open House
Spend two days exploring various facets of the arts as the centre throws opens its doors to visitors. Expect demos of wheel throwing, clay animal-making, discussions on topics like the value of art today, video installations and much more.
Date and time: Sept 1 & 2, 10am - 6pm
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road
Price: Free. Log on to www.facebook.com/events/276593942444791 for more.
The Singapore Lyric Opera Puccini's Manon Lescaut
This Italian opera tells of the love story between Manon and her poor lover, Des Grieux, who elope to Paris to escape the clutches of Geronte, the Treasurer General who wishes to have Manon for his own. A materialistic woman, Manon leaves Des Grieux for the jewels and riches that Geronte provides, but soon finds that jewels alone are not enough to fill a lonely heart. When the desperate lovers are reunited by Manon's brother, Lescaut, Manon's inability to leave her wordly desires behind leads to her being exiled and named a thief.
Date and time: August 31, September 1, 3, 4 at 8pm
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Price: $25 - $130. For more information, visit SISTIC.
Sentosa Big 40 Carnival
Sentosa celebrates its 40th birthday bash with the first ice playground on a beach, a video and fireworks display at the Merlion, and a buskers' festival! Come dressed for fun and join the street performers around the island.
Date and time: September 1, 10am till late
Venue: Islandwide on Sentosa
After 60: New Focus New Meaning
This free health talk will touch on nutrition in your golden years, taking care of your back, managing knee and shoulder pain and other topics which will concern you as you age.
Date and time: Sept 2, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Venue: #02-01, 482 Serangoon Road, Mind and Body Centre