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Five things to do over the weekend of Apr 7-8

This weekend, enjoy a stunning Carnatic vocal performance at the Esplanade Concert Hall by sister duo Ranjani-Gayatri. Or if you have a pet, bring your furry one to Pets Expo 2018 for a purr-fect day of fun for the whole family!

Check out the details, along with a list of other curated events below: 

1. Mithunam: A duet in Carnatic vocal

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Leading exponents on the Carnatic music scene today, Ranjani-Gayatri, the sister duo is known for their mastery over both Carnatic vocal and the violin. While they sing compositions in perfect synchrony, their individual styles are distinct and have been described as “earth and fire”.

Steeped in traditionalism and laden with vitality and emotion, the duo has travelled extensively, mesmerising audiences with a presentation format that has kept pace with the times and appeals to both seasoned connoisseurs and younger audiences.

When: Apr 7
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall
Entry: S$35

2. 'Oumuamua

Photo courtesy: Wei Yuet
Photo courtesy: Wei Yuet

'Oumuamua celebrates the idea that all living things exist to communicate – nature's affirmation that we are all inexplicably connected in this Universe.

Inspired by the first known interstellar object named “Oumuamua” (meaning “a messenger from afar arriving first” in Hawaiian) which passed through the Solar System on 19 October 2017, the concert will take listeners on a transcendental music journey into nature's hidden worlds on Earth and explores the interstellar connections of life beyond our planet.

With original music and sound design by award-winning composer-pianist Tze Toh, this project brings together the grandeur of film music, and a fusion of classical music with groundbreaking live collective jazz, carnatic and vocal improvisation, performed by an international, diverse group of musicians.

When: Apr 7
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio
Entry: S$20-35

3. Pet Expo 2018

Photo courtesy: Pet Expo FB
Photo courtesy: Pet Expo FB

Pet Expo 2018 returns for its fifth year! Pet lovers can look forward to another PAW-some year – There is a bit of everything for everyone, ranging from adopting a pet, educational talks, exciting competitions and contests to a myriad of pet products and services on display. 

When: Apr 7-8
Where: Expo Hall 7
Entry: S$5 per day

4. Xango Capoeira Group at International Friendship Day

Photo courtesy: Xango Capoeira FB
Photo courtesy: Xango Capoeira FB

Xango Capoeira will be performing at the International Friendship Day celebrations this Saturday! The group aims to use Capoeira as social integration tool, abolishing violence, discrimination and pre-conception, making friends and respecting all.

When: Apr 7
Where: Singapore Discovery Centre
Entry: Free

5. Zedd at Zouk

Photo courtesy: Zedd FB
Photo courtesy: Zedd FB

DJ-producer wunderkind Zedd will be landing on the Zouk grounds again on Apr 7 as part of his Echo Tour 2018.

Known as the mastermind behind a prolific slew of collaborators and chart-topping hits, the multi-instrumentalist has worked with the likes of Nicky Romero, Grey, Ariana Grande, Alessia Cara, Troye Sivan, Selena Gomez and the list goes on. A club and festival phenom raved for turning out dance floors with his thundering sets, expect to get blitz and go frenetic with signature tracks and high-octane remixes.

When: Apr 7
Where: Zouk
Entry: S$70-75

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