Jam parlour at Loof

The Jam Parlour
Ditch your usual Saturday night clubbing plans and head for a casual event with no dress code or cover charge. The idea behind The Jam Parlour is discovering new talents behind the decks with a different guest DJ at every edition, meaning your ears are always in for a different treat.
Date and time: Sept 29, 9pm until late
Venue: #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Roof Top, Loof
Price: Free. Log on to www.facebook.com/events/533857419963073 for more.


Space ink

Space and Light in Contemporary Ink Works
Hear Frederic Berger-Cardi, scientist/artist, speak about the play between these two elements in both Western and Eastern ink art. Berger-Cardi has studied ink painting under the established local artist Lim Kay Hiong, and presented his own work in various exhibitions in Singapore and America.
Date and time: Sept 29, 3.30pm
Venue: 82 Cairnhill Road, Art Forum
Price: Free. Log on to http://www.artforum.com.sg for more.


“Bid Me a Cover Look” Fashion Auction
Ever walked past a boutique and wanted to buy something straight off the mannequin? Here’s a cute take on that notion. Six “live” mannequins will be modelling pieces at 313@Somerset’s atrium, and you can bid on those which catch your fancy. Psst, the bids start at discounted prices so you might be able to grab a bargain.
Date and time: Sept 29 – 30, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm
Venue: 313@Somerset
Price: Free. Log on to www.313somerset.com.sg/en/Whats%20On/Promotions/SEP%2012%20-%20Cover%20Model for more.


They’ll Love In My Shadow // Poptart
We guarantee there’s no way you’ll not be dancing (things do get a little crazy) at this once-a-month blowout, featuring an eclectic mix of alternative music by resident DJs weelikeme and Jah & Jinmart.
Date and time: Sept 29, 10pm – 4am
Venue: Velvet Underground, Zouk
Price: $25 for women, $32 for men. Log on to www.facebook.com/events/435373019831056/?ref=ts for more.


Wonder years

The Wonder Years
This under-rated “realist pop-punk” band from Pennsylvania has been quietly honing their craft to perfection, winning audiences over with their dedication and of course, good music. Their 2011 album Surbubia I’ve Given You My And Now I’m Nothing was their most successful, securing a place on the Vans Warped Tour and demonstrating their ability to sing about what’s real, what sucks and what’s good about growing up tuned to angry, moving melodies.
Date and time: Sept 28, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: TAB, Orchard Hotel
Price: $35 – $45 from apesnap.com/event/thewonderyears. Log on to www.tab.com.sg/2012/08/the-wonder-years-live-in-singapore/ for more.


Public garden

Public Garden
The flea market with a difference is back. You can expect lots of fun discovering new local talents/entrepreneurs who are committed to being original and creative. There will be food vendors too, meaning you can taste some delicious homemade goodness while shopping.
Date and time: Sept 29 – 30, 1 – 7pm
Venue: Level 1 atrium, MICA Building
Price: Free. Log on to www.facebook.com/publicgarden for more.


Yin Yang yoga

Help Anna Yoga Series
Violence against women aged 15 to 44 causes more deaths and disabilities than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined. It’s this shocking statistic which drives UN Women Singapore’s Help Anna Campaign, and its partnership with Hom Yoga. Join this yin and hatha yoga session to take a stand against this pervasive issue and help raise awareness about it.
Date and time: Sept 29, 1 – 2.30pm
Venue: Hom Yoga Raffles Place
Price: $35 for UN Women and Hom Yoga members, $40 for public. Log on to www.facebook.com/homyogasingapore or call 6438 0103 for more.


Avenue q musical

Avenue Q
The Tony award-winning musical follows college grad Princeton finding his way through New York with a band of misfits. And with songs like “Everybody’s a Little Racist” and “The Internet is For Porn”, this is definitely not your usual furry puppet show.
Date and time: Now to Oct 7; 8pm on Tues – Fri, 2pm & 8pm on Sat & Sun
Venue: Grand Theater, Marina Bay Sands
Price: $55 – $340 from SISTIC. Log on to www.marinabaysands.com/Singapore-Entertainment/Shows/Avenue-Q for more.


Moonfest mid autumn festival

Moonfest 2012
There’s more to the Mid-Autumn Festival than mooncakes — it’s a celebration of Chinese culture and ancient tradition. Join in the festivities at the Esplanade where activities include a windmill-making workshop, Chinese chess and performances of humorous crosstalk (xiang sheng) and interpretations of famed literary pieces like Dream of the Red Chamber by opera troupes.
Date: Sept 28 – 30
Venue: The Esplanade
Price: Varied. Log on to www.moonfest.com.sg/2012/moonfest/ for more.


Nanta scene

Nanta (Cookin’)
It’s a “cooking” comedy; with chefs who can make music out of knives and other common kitchen items. Nanta (Cookin’), Korea’s longest running musical returns to Singapore this September for a five day-run at Marina Bay Sands. The premise: A stern restaurant manager abruptly brings his nephew, an amateur chef, to the kitchen as the newest member of the team. To add to the chaos, these four cooks now have to whip up dishes in time for a wedding banquet, fast. Find out more about this musical in our story here.
Date: From now to September 30
Venue: Sands Theatres, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Price: From $48; visit www.marinabaysands.com/ticketing for more information.