Five things to do over the weekend of May 6-7

This weekend is a trip down memory lane, as Singapore Heritage Festival comes to Little India with a myriad of exciting performances, revisiting the past of this cultural emclave. 

Local independent record label KittyWu turns 10 this year - if you like indie music, be sure to catch their anniversary concert featuring six alternative bands from Singapore and beyond. 

Alternatively, for the ones who love quirky stuff: world renowned mentalist Nicolai Friedrich comes to Singapore for the first time - join him for a mind-boggling night at Esplanade! 

1. Singapore Heritage Festival

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Singapore Heritage Festival will be focusing on programmes in Little India this weekend - of which the biggest highlight is the Ramayana Extravaganza, one of the performances celebrating the second anniversary of the Indian Heritage Centre.

When: May 6-7
Where: Campbell Lane
Entry: Free

2. Nicolai Friedrich - The Best Mentalist of The World

Photo courtesy: AGP World
Photo courtesy: AGP World

Do you believe someone can read your mind? NICOLAI FRIEDRICH can.

NICOLAI FRIEDRICH will be performing in Singapore for the first time ever to enthrall his audience with his mind-bending skill. Witness the magic and be part of an amazing family entertainment experience. It will be a mixture of visual artistry, fantastic comedy and fascinating mental magic.

When: May 6
Where: Esplanade Theatre
Entry: S$38-118

3. Gillman Barracks History & Heritage Tour

Photo courtesy: Gillman Barracks FB
Photo courtesy: Gillman Barracks FB

Presented by Friends of the Museums (FOM), this tour traces the rich heritage and history of Gillman Barracks.

Uncover the site’s past and present. Learn about its establishment as a British Military base and then as a training ground for the Singapore Armed Forces. Discover the nostalgia of Gillman Village and learn about its present-day life as a destination for contemporary art. Explore the existing buildings and experience the lush natural scenery, hear the anecdotes of days past and contemplate about what is no longer there.

When: May 6
Where: Gillman Barracks
Entry: Free

4. Celebrating 10 years of KittyWu

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Independent music label KittyWu Records celebrates its decade in music with a music showcase featuring 6 of the most exciting alternative acts in Singapore (and Kuala Lumpur!).

This mini festival also includes an Art & Merchandise market and promises to have something for everyone.

When: May 6
Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio
Entry: S$25 online, S$40 at the door

5. The Shanghai Jazz Club

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

The Shanghai Jazz Club recreates the golden years with renditions of Chinese classics by the likes of Zhou Xuan, Yao Li and more. Escape to the ’50s with the group, who present evergreens from this glorious decade.

The Shanghai Jazz Club is fronted by Singapore singer-songwriter Dawn Wong, and features Nicholas Lim (piano), Felix Phang (double bass), Lee Lin Chow (drums), Daniel Wong (trumpet), and Gavin Goh (tenor saxophone).

When: May 6
Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Entry: Free

Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.


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