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Your weekend edit: Support local artists, enjoy a smorgasbord of grilled meats and more

Get off your couch and spend your weekend at these exciting events we’ve cherry picked for you


We know, Britney’s concert is happening tonight and everyone we know is all psyched up to see her perform. Well, can we blame them? She is THE pop princess and you probably grew up with her. But if you did not manage to get any tickets, don’t sulk. We have picked out these equally exciting events for you (because I’m a slave 4 u) to indulge in over the weekend. So buckle up and get ready to have fun.

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Shine Festival 2017

This year’s Shine Festival is headlined by K-pop sensation Jessica Jung, alongside a great line-up of local artists such as The Sam Willows, Shigga Shay, Lin Ying and more.

So what exactly is the Shine Festival? It is a nationwide festival in Singapore initiated by youths, for youths, that aims to showcase and develop young talent. Other than concerts and live shows, there’s a whole slew of activities taking place. This year, the Shine Festival is happening along Orchard Road, from ION Orchard to *SCAPE. You can channel your inner Picasso with bae as you explore the Digital Canvas tunnel. Or let him know who’s boss by taking part in a gaming showdown and trashing him, of course. Feeling peckish? Check out the Insta-worthy food by the Food Truck Nation area.

Where: Along Orchard Road

When: Tonight till Sun, July 2, 2017


Downton Abbey The Exhibit

Are you a die-hard Downton Abbey fan? Then you should not miss the official Downton Abbey Exhibit at Marina Bay Sands Convention Hall. Go back in time to post-Edwardian England and relive your favourite moments from the series as you explore the various locations from the Emmy award-winning show.

Stroll from Lady Mary’s bedroom to the Great Hall before taking a peek at Carson’s pantry and Mrs Patmore’s chaotic kitchen, where you’ll get to go up-close with official artefacts. Plus, there are over 50 costumes worn by the cast on display, making this show a true mecca for any Downton Abbey fanatic.

Where: Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, S(018956)

When: Ongoing


Stars and Stripes at Tanjong Beach Club

We know, we are not in America. Truth is, we’re really using the Fourth of July as an excuse to party it up. Come Sunday, get dressed in red, white and blue for Tanjong Beach Club’s Stripes and Stars party. There will be copious amount of beer, complete with beer pong and battleshots to keep you entertained.

Be prepared to tear up the dance floor as well, as DJ Parrish James from the States takes over the deck to dish out hip-hop mash-ups  and all-American jams.

Where: Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, S(098942)

When: Sun, July 2, 2017


Rewind Shophouse Party

Are you all about  ‘90s West Coast hip hop the likes of Notorious BIG, Tupac, Mary J Blige and more? Then grab your crew and head on down to Blu Jaz Cafe this Saturday night for its Rewind Shophouse Party.

From 10pm onwards, you get to groove to smooth 90s R&B and hip hop as DJs Sha, Gravity and Alvin take over the decks. So grab all your 90s accessories and get in the mood, click ‘play’:

Where: Blu Jaz Cafe, 11 Bali Lane, S(189848)

When: Sat, July 1, 2017


USA Day Party

If Tanjong Beach Club’s Stripes and Star isn’t your kind of thing, maybe you’ll enjoy the USA Party Day hosted by Meatsmith, where there will be a mash-up of American Southern classics (read: fried chicken galore) and Chinese soul food (popular Chinese food found in America).

With guest chefs Chris Lin and Howard Lafour, you can expect bourbon cocktails and beers on tap. Here’s a little background on both of them: The former started early in the restaurant scene and has worked with David Chang at Momofuku Ssam Bar and Momofuku Ko before meeting Howard. The latter was born in Singapore and spent his first seven years here before he moved to Nebraska, worked in successful kitchens like Citronelle under French master chef Michel Richard and in Cypress under Craig Diehl. Then, the two met and started a joint venture; Q House.

With such an impressive kitchen resume, this Sunday’s meaty festival is one not to be missed for ‘carnivores’.

Where: Meatsmith, 167-169 Telok Ayer, S(068620)

When: Sun, July 2, 2017