Velveteen, Ku De Ta

Blue Velveteen Sessions with Grey Goose
All the way from New York City, Cevin Fisher’s back to set the club on fire – he’s one of the most prolific house music producers in the world and is the person behind anthems like The Way We Used To Do It, The Freaks Come Out and You Got Me Burning Up. Watch out for Stereolab DJ Stephen Day and veteran DJ Norman Chung to round off the party.
Date and time: Jan 28, 9pm until late
Venue: Skypark Marina Bay Sands, Ku De Ta Club Lounge
Tickets: $38. Log on to www.kudeta.com.sg for more.

The Collectors Show Chimera

The Collector’s Show: Chimera
Private art collectors from Europe to South East Asia have opened up their precious stashes for this exhibition, lending 28 pieces to the Singapore Art Museum for visitors to experience. The pieces chosen are diverse, with works by Japan’s Takeshi Murakami, Yayoi Kurama, Indonesian artist collective Tromaroma, Korea’s 2010 Venice Biennale representative Lee Yong Baek and more.
Date and time: Now to March 25; 10am-7pm on Mon-Thurs and Sat & Sun, 10am-9pm on Fri
Venue: Singapore Art Museum at 8Q
Tickets: $10. Log on to www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/exhibitions/details.php?id=91 for more.

Clipper Round The World Yacht Race

Clipper Round The World Yacht Race
For enthusiasts of every thing seabound, the yachters in this international race which began in the UK last year, will be making a stop in Singapore. Get a chance to meet the participants who’ve been braving the sea for months, take a tour of their yachts and even sign up for the next race – you don’t have to be a professional to join.
Date and time: Jan 29, 11am-2pm
Venue: Marina at Keppel Bay
Price: Free admission. Log on to www.clipperroundtheworld.com for more.

Global game jam

Global Game Jam 2012
It’s time to get your game face on. If you relish the challenge of working within a nail-bitingly short time limit and have video designing expertise, then you’ll want to participate in this competition where teams race against others from the rest of the world to create a new video game within 48 hours.
Date and time: Jan 27-29; Registration closes at 4pm on Jan 27 and at 12pm on Jan 28
Venue: Block 3E, Level 3, Exhibition Hall, Republic Polytechnic

Price: Free. Log on to globalgamejam.org/sites/2012/global-game-jam-singapore for more.

One Family Mexican Film Festival at National Museum

Una Familia De Tantas (One Family Among Many)
The National Museum’s film retrospective The Golden Age Of Mexican Cinema continues with this family melodrama/comedy. A strict and conservative father in the 1940s finds himself with a new vacuum cleaner, refrigerator and quite suddenly, a door-to-door salesman as his future son-in-law. How will he deal with it?
Date and time: Jan 29, 4.30pm
Venue: Gallery Theatre, Basement, National Museum
Tickets: $8. Log on to www.nationalmuseum.sg/FilmSheduleDetail.aspx?scheduleID=291 for more.

Huayi 2012: Whos afraid of Virginia Woolf

Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf
As part of Huayi 2012, a festival to celebrate Chinese culture and arts, Edward Albee’s classic play rife with marital conflict and verbal abuse between husband and wife gets infused with a different flavour as a talented Singapore cast and director tackle the play in Mandarin.
Date and time: Jan 27 & 28; 8pm and an additional 3pm show on Jan 28
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio
Tickets: $35. Log on to www.huayifestival.com.sg/2012/v_woolf/index.html for more.

Zouk

Zouk X DJ Mag Party
Singapore’s longest-running club is celebrating its 20th anniversary in style by roping in DJ Mag which is also turning 20. Since DJ Mag is every spinmeister’s journal of choice, expect the coolest lineup of DJs , including electronic music producer Omid16B, to play as you party the night away.
Date and time: Jan 27, 10pm until late
Venue: Zouk Club
Tickets: $25-$32. Log on to www.zoukclub.com/#/home/3687 for more.

Search and XPDC Live in Singapore

Search & XPDC Live in Singapore
To call them legends of Malay rock music would be appropriate as Search has been in the business for 30 years, released 20 albums, countless hits, and is still going strong. Performing for the first time with another famed band, XPDC, this concert is sure to make their fans very happy as they rock the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Date and time: Jan 28, 8pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets: $80 – $130 from SISTIC.

ION Orchard Transformers screening

Usher in the Year of the Dragon at ION Orchard
Embrace the Chinese New Year spirit with Utterly Art’s Tales of the Red Merlions exhibition at level four; Frank Tay’s red papercut merlions and more festive works will be exhibited at the ION Art Gallery. After which, head over to the ION Orchard main entrance for a free screening of Kung Fu Panda 2. The movie will be screened on ION Orchard’s giant LED screen.
Date and time: Jan 28, 10pm
Venue: ION Orchard main entrance and L4 ION Art Gallery
Tickets: Free. Visit www.ionorchard.com for more information.

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