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Music Matters Live 2012
If you missed the Kpop Night Out on May 24, then head on down to Clarke Quay for even more live (and free) performances from international bands and singers. Or watch the live stream on Youtube at

Date and time:
Now to May 26, 8pm onwards
Venue: Various venues in Clarke Quay
Price: Free. Log on to for more.

Vocal Edge
Deke Sharon, a cappella singer/producer/arranger of American TV show The Sing Off, and local music expert Clement Chow have put together this concert featuring the best a cappella singers from the region.

Date and time: May 26, 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Venue: Joyden Hall, Illuma
Price: $25 to $30 from Log on to for more.


Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists
Having been called “the world’s best living musician” by The Times and “the greatest viola player of the modern times”, Yuri Bashmet certainly has earned the title “legendary”, making this one-night only show a must for classical music enthusiasts. He and his ensemble group, the Moscow Soloists will be performing classics like Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.

Date and time: May 25, 7.30pm – 9.20pm
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Price: $50 – $200 from SISTIC. Log on to for more.


Momentum 2012
The finale in this week-long showcase of dance organised by Republic Polytechnic will feature the best talents from our local schools and their modern take on Asian dance forms.

Date and time: May 25 & 26, 8pm – 9.30pm
Venue: The Republic Cultural Centre Theatre, Republic Polytechnic
Price: $10 from


Where It All Began
We’re sure you know the Singapore Art Museum used to be the home of St. Joseph’s Institution, but did you know the Peranakan Museum is where Tao Nan School used to be located? Trace the histories of both places with a guide who will also share personal stories not heard elsewhere.

Date and time: May 26, 10am – 11am
Venue: Singapore Art Museum and Peranakan Museum
Price: $3 – $5. E-mail with your name, NRIC, age, choice of tour and contact number.


Caring For Your Collection
You’ve just spent quite a bit on an antique piece of furniture or jewellery. The next step: learning how to care for it. This talk by The Heritage Conservation Centre and Peranakan home/museum The Intan will give useful tips on conserving precious artefacts you’ve purchased or passed down from your ancestors.

Date and time: May 26, 10am
Venue: The Intan, 69 Joo Chiat Terrace
Price: Free. E-mail your name and contact details to to confirm seats. Log on to for more.

In Conversation: Lee Wen
In conjunction with the ongoing exhibition of his works, there will be a discussion with performance artist Lee Wen and National Art Gallery curator Dr Adele Tan. Expect to delve deeper into Lee Wen’s life and works, and find out more about his inspirations.

Date and time: May 25, 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum
Price: Free. E-mail to register.

Singapore Food Expo 2012
You’ll find food, food and more food at this annual event organised by the Singapore Food Manufacturers Association, from health beverages to kueh pie tee. So remember to come on an empty stomach.

Date and time: May 25 – 29, 11am – 10pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 5
Price: Free. Log on to for more.

Yoga Movement
The most unique feature of this yoga studio, set up by local songstress Alicia Pan, is that it allows people to buy single lessons instead of being saddled with payments for expensive packages. It also donates a part of its proceeds of its Sunday Monster Hot class to ACRES, a wildlife conservation society — definitely a fitness studio with heart.

Yoga Movement is at 31A & 33A New Bridge Road. Classes start at $20. Log on to for more.

Song Joong Ki 1st Asia Tour Fan Meeting in Singapore
Since starring in the major South Korean drama series SungKyungKwan Scandal, Song Joong Ki has won over the hearts of women with his baby-faced looks and amiable personality. Get to check out his awesome skin in person (we witnessed it ourselves two years ago) at this fan meeting.

Date and time: May 26, 7.30pm
Venue: Shine Auditorium
Price: $58 – $118 from Gatecrash. Log on to for more.