What to do this weekend

ASEAN Museum Director’s Symposium: Film as a Language of History
Film buffs will cherish the experience to speak with filmmakers and experts from the region. The two-day symposium is packed with talks, screenings of intriguing films followed by Q&A sessions with the directors, and forums to discuss the link between history and film.

Date and time: Jan 13 – 14; 9.30am – 6.30pm
Venue: Gallery Theatre, National Museum
Price: Free admission. E-mail nhb_nm_cinematheque@nhb.gov.sg to register. Log on to www.nationalmuseum.sg/EventDetail.aspx?id=314&cat=8 for more information.

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Foster The People
No doubt, the hipster favourite Pumped Up Kicks will be the most anticipated number at this band’s show on Saturday. The song, about an outcast at school plotting to shoot his peers, has become the tune of 2011 and propelled Foster The People to instant fame and a world tour promoting their album Torches.

Date and time: Jan 14, 8pm
Venue: Fort Canning Park, Fort Gate
Price: $85 – $95 from SISTIC. Log on to www.fosterthepeople.com for more information.

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Jam Hsiao World Tour 2012
Who would have thought a few appearances on singing talent show One Million Star in 2007 would have resulted in music awards, a duet with A-mei and two successful tours? It’s a testament to Jam Hsiao’s one-of-a-kind vocal talent and quirky charisma.

Date and time: Jan 14, 8pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Price: $88 – $168 from SISTIC. Log on to www.unusual.com.sg/ for more information.

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Art Stage Singapore
It promises to be like the Lollapalooza of art fairs, with the best galleries and artists showcased over four days. We’re looking forward to seeing the works of famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, the kawai’i anime characters of Murakami protege MR. and taking part in the Gao Brothers’ performance piece where volunteers hug for 15 minutes before coming together in a huge group hug. Don’t miss out on the talks by art experts on contemporary art in South East Asia too.

Date and time: Now to Jan 15; 2 – 9pm on Friday, 12 – 9pm on Saturday, 12 – 6pm pn Sunday
Venue: Halls D, E, F, Marina Bay Sands Convention and Exhibition Centre
Price: $30 for one-day pass. Log on to www.artstagesingapore.com/ for more information.

What to do this weekend

We witnessed the allure of FTISLAND at the first-ever Sundown Festival in 2009 — a unique mix of requisite K-pop idol good looks and musical talent (they play their own instruments and write their own material) which will be amped up at the band’s first solo Singapore show.

Date and time: Jan 15, 6pm
Venue: The Max Pavillion, Singapore Expo
Price: $28 – $198 from SISTIC.

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Simple Plan
We remember them as the band who provided the soundtrack to our teenhood — remember I’m Just A Kid, Addicted and I’d Do Anything? And they’re still going strong with their most recent album Get Your Heart On! and their first full-length concert here.

Date and time: Jan 15, 8pm
Venue: Fort Canning Park, Fort Gate

Price: $109 – $121 from SISTIC.

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Speak Out
Whether you’ve only just started penning down your own poems or are an experienced hand, there’s a spot for you here at this poetry slam. Poems in all languages are welcome.

Date and time: Jan 13, 7.30pm
Venue: Earshot Cafe, The Arts House, 1 Parliament Lane
Price: Free. Log on to www.theartshouse.com.sg/event_details_2012.php?id=2012-3 for more information.

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The People’s Party
The indie acts performing hail from all parts of the world — Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and our very own Singapore talents. But they have one goal in common, to play great music for you. Look out for Metronomy, a four-piece electronic pop  group whose album The English Riviera was nominated for the Mercury Prize last year and The Jezabels, a pop-rock act made up of four Sydney girls -whose debut effort Prisoner went gold in Australia.

Date and time: Jan14 – 15, 3 – 10pm
Venue: *SCAPE

Price: $108 for one-day pass, $178 for two-day pass from SISTIC. Log on to www.untitled.asia/2012/01/tpp-s-2/ for more information.

What to do this weekend

Terry Fox Run 2012
Run or walk for a good cause this weekend. In remembrance of the late Terry Fox, an athlete and activist who went on a cross-Canada run to raise awareness and funds for cancer research after he was diagnosed with cancer himself and had to have his right leg amputated, proceeds will go to the Singapore Cancer Society’s research program.

Date and time: Jan 15, 7am
Venue: Playground @ Big Splash, 902 East Coast Parkway
Price: $25 at www.canadians.org.sg/shop.htm.

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Singapore Music Forum
Local music has come a long way, with more avenues for musicians to perform and show off their talent. But there’s still room for improvement. This forum will bring together industry insiders like singer Inch Chua, and co-founder of Timbre Group, Danny Loong, as well as music lovers who want to share their thoughts on how Singapore’s music scene can bloom.

Date and time: Jan 14, 10am – 1pm
Venue: The Arts House
Price: Free. Log on to www.facebook.com/events/178718645558581/ for more information.

Six concerts, three art shows, two sales and a charity run await you this weeken

Her Glass Slipper Megasale 2012
With special buys from only $9.90, you’ll get steals of shoes and bags from your favourite brands like Kenneth Cole, Bruno Magli, Marc Jacobs, Repetto, Tous, Her Glass Slipper, DKNY, Charles Jourdan, Alegria, Michael Kors, Beverly Feldman, Christian Lacroix, Reaction and more! Enjoy up to 83% off shoes and bags!

Date and time: Jan 13 – 15, 11am – 8pm
Venue: Orchard Hotel, Level 2, Rosewood Room
Price: Free

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Goldheart Clearance Sale
Start the year with magnificent blings and contemporary jewellery designs from Goldheart Jewelry! Goldheart members and UOB card members enjoy an additional 10% discount! Whether you are shopping for new jewellery for the Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day or simply looking for new contemporary pieces to add to your jewellery collection, the Goldheart Clearance Sale is not to be missed!

Date and time: Jan 13 – 16, 11am – 9pm
Venue: International Building, 360 Orchard Road #01-18
Price: Free

Vanessa is a freelance writer and can be found at thesewingwriter.tumblr.com.