Who is excited for the opening of Singapore’s biggest nightclub? Elsewhere in the week, toast to craft beers as Freehouse turns three, dive into the magical world of Alice in Wonderland, and discover the local rockers that you’ve never heard about.
Mike HJ Chang: We Hesitate To Wash Ourselves in Muddy Water
Only one week left to check out this exhibition by Mike HJ Chang, the Taiwanese American artist known for his humorous and sometimes melancholic works. Displayed at the Telok Ayer Arts Club, We Hesitate To Wash Ourselves in Muddy Water consists of six mechanical devices attached to rail tracks and steel cables, which swing side to side and bounce off the walls in random sequences. His motivation? To highlight the support system of art and comment on the delirious hullabaloo that is Singapore Art Week — and in a sense, everything that is big, new, and exciting.
Freehouse turns 3: Ménage à Trois
Yes, it’s been a whole three years since the kickass people at Freehouse blessed us with 16 craft beer taps on rotation, together with an extensive bottle list from all over the world. Expect a huge party with a massive line up of beers, a special food menu, live DJ sets, and a whopping good time all day long. You’ll want to keep a look out for more details on the tap list — we hear there’s gonna be special Freehouse collaboration brews too!
RSD 2019: Hail Satan Records Showcase by The Barbershop Music
It’s Record Store Day, and the guys at The Barbershop Music are going to celebrate with a visual and aural retreat that’s downright blasphemous. Showcasing the best of the Hail Satan Records spectrum, be treated to performances by seasoned alternative rockers Satan!, Amateur Takes Control, and I Am David Sparkle. Of course, these cool cats know a thing or two about combining visual design with music — works by visual artists like KILAS, Speak Cryptic, and Djohan Johari will also be presented by this dastardly musical vanguard.
ArtScience Museum’s Alice in Wonderland
Be one of the first to experience the magical world of Wonderland in Singapore! Based on the iconic namesake works by Lewis Carroll, this groundbreaking exhibition follows Alice through the looking glass into an enchanted world of theatrical sets, interactive rooms, and downright impressive audiovisual art. This first stop in an epic global tour also sees original props from more than 40 films and over 300 artefacts ranging from first edition books and drawings to magic lantern projectors and puppets. As Alice says, “What an idea. A crazy, mad, wonderful idea.”
Marquee’s Grand Opening Weekend
Calling all party animals! Put on your dance suit and prepare for the opening weekend of MARQUEE, the famous nightlife brand that’s been a staple in hotbeds like New York and Las Vegas. The mega-club is set to literally take Singapore’s party scene to new heights with an enormous Ferris wheel and three-storey high slide. What’s more, the opening festivities begin with Grammy Award-winning DJ and producer Afrojack and the equally legendary Tiësto — once voted “Greatest DJ of All Time” in a fan poll. Early online sales are mostly sold out, but you’ll be able to score tickets at the door.