Christmas weekend guide 2012: National museum

Free entry to the National Museum
Here’s a good reason to finally catch the amazing exhibition Dreams & Reality: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing and Photography from the Musee D’Orsay – the National Museum is offering free entry to all its exhibitions and galleries on Christmas. We say get there early to avoid the crowds.
Date and time: Dec 25, 10am – 5pm
Venue: National Museum
Price: Free admission.

Christmas weekend guide 2012: Alvin

Alvin and the Jazzmunks
As their rather cute name suggests, musician/music teacher Alvin Ang and his band will be performing your favourite holiday tunes as jazz numbers. Now all you’ll need are snow and a hot cup of hot chocolate for it to truly feel like Christmas.
Date and time: Dec 23; 7.30pm, 8.45pm, 10pm
Venue: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Price: Free. Log on to www.esplanadesingapore.com/whats_on/programme_info/otw_alvin_and_the_jazzmunks/index.jsp for more.

Christmas weekend guide 2012: Alley Talk

Alley Talk
Taking over from the Jazzmunks this weekend at the Esplanade are Alley Talk, made up of local bar performing veterans Samantha Tan and Clarence Yeo and Super Band alumni Shawn Kok. Head on over after Christmas dinner for a good time under the stars.
Date and time: Dec 24 – 25; 7.30pm, 8.45pm, 10pm
Venue: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Price: Free. Log on to www.esplanade.com/whats_on/programme_info/otw_alley_talk/index.jsp for more.

Christmas weekend guide 2012: Beat

Beat’s 5.6th Birthday
Beat has become an institution for clubbers looking for an alternative place to rock out and we don’t think any place other than this funky club would celebrate 5.6 years of playing indie rock music on Fridays. Local bands I Am David Sparkle and Monster Cat will play before Beat mainstays Ginette Chittick and Joe Ng spin the decks.
Date and time: Dec 23, 10pm to late
Venue: Home Club
Price: $15, including one standard drink. Log on to www.homeclub.com.sg/featured/4032 for more info.

Christmas weekend guide 2012: Space 13

Space 13
What do we feel like doing especially during the year-end holidays? Shop, of course. Before doing your late-night rounds at the major shopping centres, check out this flea market for quirkier and cheaper finds.
Date and time: Dec 24, 2pm – 8pm
Venue: *Scape
Price: Free admission.

Christmas weekend guide 2012: Ku-de-ta

A Gold Dust Christmas
There are plenty of Christmas countdown parties to choose from this weekend, but the view for this one is pretty unbeatable. Plus, the promise of pretty people at this It-club/bar might mean you’ll spot an Abercrombie model or two.
Date and time: Dec 24, 9pm ‘til late
Venue: Ku De Ta, Marina Bay Sands North Tower
Price: $48, including a glass of champagne. Log on to www.kudeta.com.sg for more.

Snow Ball: A Christmas Eve Party in Bump

Snow Ball: A Christmas Eve Party in Bump
For a younger, more energetic crowd, stop by Butter Factory’s hiphop arena Bump. It’ll be hosting DJ Stanley and beatboxer Dharni for eager party goers to welcome Dec 25 in style.
Date and time: Dec 24, 10pm ‘til late
Venue: Butter Factory, #02-02/03/04 One Fullerton
Price: Unavailable. Log on to www.thebutterfactory.com/category/event for more.

Christmas weekend guide 2012: Home

Home
Support these budding young actors as they take on the heavy topic of home ownership in Singapore – see what they think of it and the solutions for the housing crunch in this play.
Date and time: Now to Dec 23; 6pm, 8pm
Venue: Play Den @ The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane
Price: $20 – $30 from www.bytes.sg/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=246.

Christmas weekend guide 2012: Catmasutra

catmaSutra – Seventh Heaven
Are you a cat lover? Then you’ll take to this exhibition of irresistibly cute “cat art” by local artist Paul Koh. And if any of the prints take your fancy, you can purchase iPhone, iPad covers, pillows, tote bags and more from the artist’s website.
Date: Now to Dec 24
Venue: Utterly Art, 229A South Bridge Road
Price: Free admission. Log on to www.catmasutra.com for more.

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