The boys who gave us radio-friendly rock hits like “Ocean Avenue” and “Only One” are grown up and back with a more mature outlook in their eighth studio album Southern Air, which was put together after lead singer Ryan Key’s introspective sojourn to the American East Coast.
Now on to a band which is all the rage now, Brits The Wanted have been stealing the hearts of girls and grown women with their good looks, catchy songs, and flirty ways (we quote band member Nathan Sykes in a RazorTV interview: “Singapore girls give the best hugs”). Go ahead, scream your head off when they make their first full-length concert debut here in Singapore.
Date and time: Sep 16, 7.30pm
Venue: Max Pavillion, Singapore Expo
Price: $98 - $128 from SISTIC.
The Comedy Club Asia September Show
Who’s up for some good laughs? The Comedy Club Asia brings in award-winning and critically lauded acts like India’s Papa CJ (who’s made it to the top ten on Last Comic Standing) and UK-based Australian Ro Campbell who was named Scottish Comedian of the Year in 2010, to help you chase the blues away.
Smack My Beach Up X Evian Live Young
The last instalment of this groovy series features some hard-hitting DJs at the decks, including guests from the Matteblacc collective, who mix up hip hop, funk and R&B and Loof mainstay DJ KFC. Dance crew Radikal Forze Crew will impress with their moves.
Date and time: Sept 16, 2pm ‘til 12am
Venue: Tanjong Beach Club
Price: Free. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/311696158929249/. Call 6270 1355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
#BettrWeek Coffee Crawl
This might be our idea of heaven -- a weekend sampling coffee from specialty cafes. Organised by social enterprise Bettr Barista Coffee Academy, the crawl will start with the place of your choice and continue with a free cup of the recommended brew at each stop. The price includes a coffee pocket guide, and a directory of all the independent cafes in Singapore. Plus, proceeds will go towards the academy’s 12-week training programme for underprivileged women.
Date and time: Sept 15 - 16, 10am
Venues: 40 Hands, Jimmy Monkey Cafe and Bar, Liberty Coffee, Smitten Coffee and Tea Bar, The Broers Cafe, Bettr Barista Coffee Academy
Price: $25. Register at http://shop.bettrbarista.com/bettr-week-2012. Log on to https://www.facebook.com/Bettrbarista for more.
Swimwear Makeover with Silvian Imberg
Shopping for a swimsuit or bikini must be the most stressful experience on earth. But the stylists from luxury European label Silvian Imberg are here to revamp your swimwear wardrobe with tips on flattering styles to choose. There will also be 20 per cent off on all items and a free beach bag and sun care product with each purchase.
Date and time: Sept 14 - 16, 10am onwards
Venue: B2-68 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Price: Free. RSVP with your name and contact no. to email@example.com or call 6220 4082.
Saturday Purrzaar Market
In conjunction with the Cats of the World Photo Exhibition, this one-of-a-kind cat flea market features all kinds of goods related to kitties, from totes inspired by cat-themed books, cat-shaped cushions and of course, accessories for your beloved feline.
Date and time: Sept 15 and 22,
Venue: The Arts House
Price: Free. Log on to http://www.gattidelmondo.blogspot.sg/ for more.
The Midnight Garden: Velvet Underground’s 18th Anniversary
Expect a magical experience as Velvet Underground turns legal on Sept 14. Come in your tea party best to celebrate the lounge’s 18th birthday where it’ll transform into a whimsical secret garden, complete with flora and fauna.
Date and time: Sept 14, 12am
Price: $25 for women, $32 for men. Log on to http://www.zoukclub.com/#/home/4147 for more.
da:ns Festival 2012: Footwork -- Breaking
Here’s a chance to fulfil those dreams of becoming a breakdancer, without having to commit to gruelling and possibly dangerous moves full-time. The Footwork series also features plenty of other classes for you to dip your feet into the pool of dancing like jazz dance and Argentine Tango.
Date and time: Sept 16, 5pm
Venue: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Price: $12 from SISTIC. Log on to http://www.dansfestival.com/2012/footwork.html for more.