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Lion of a Weekend

Happy Birthday Lion City!

Majulah Massive

Fireworks, gaudy costumes and awesome displays of military superiority… or mojitos, sangrias and Singapore’s finest sons pumping the tunes… it’s your choice! Say ‘Majulah Massive’ at TBC with DJs KFC, Brendon P & Has on the decks.

When: Tue 9 Aug, 11am-11pm

Where: Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, p.6270 1355

Nation Pride

Hit the 10-day art-meets-retail installation that celebrates all things Singaporean at PARCO next NEXT. From fashion, music, art and photography to food and spa, this specially curated display celebrates Singapores 46th birthday with style.

When: 6 to 15 Aug 2011, 10.30am to 9.30pm, see fb page (facebook.com/PARCOMarinaBay)

Where: The Great Hall, Millenia Walk

Made in Singapore

Another national pride event, flea fanatics will enjoy the buddy entrepreneurs and local artists designs at the Made in Signapore Flea Day.

When: Sat 6 Aug – Tue 9 Aug 2011, 12-7pm

Where: Marina Barage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951, see facebook page for details

Sizzling Salsa - Sponsored Listing

Be charmed by the sultry voice of the talented Angela Vargas and the infectious sounds of Latino rhythms from Martin Elias Reyes in the second session of the Latino Salsa Thursday at Clarke Quay. Pick up some sexy salsa moves at the free dance workshops and enjoy great 1-for-1 dining deals, a sure bet to spice up your week.

When: Thu 4 Aug 2011, 730-10pm, free.

Where: Clarke Quay, see http://www.clarkequay.com.sg/musicseries/lst.html

Lotus Lingering

If you haven’t already checked out the ArtScience Museum, here is your perfect incentive. The Lotus-shaped museum has just dropped their prices for all Singaporeans, PR and Employment Pass holders (to approx $15 adults and $8 kids). Check out the impressive Dali Mind of a Genius exhibition or the Van Gogh Alive exhibition for a touch of culture this long weekend.

When: open 10am-10pm daily

Where: ArtScience Museum,10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore, p.6688 8868

Shifting Shapes

Bridging the gap between ground-breaking art forms and unconventional art spaces, check out the 3rd installment of Shapeshifters. Aiming to groom aspiring artists, it involves a mentorship program to pair up local tertiary students with celebrated local artists to collaborate on the theme of What is Cool?. Zirca residents will also be mentoring local amateur DJs providing music for this 3 day event.

When: Over 3 Days: Mon 8, Tue 9 & Wed 10 Aug 2011

Where: Grooove at the Cannery, Clarke Quay, see website for more details.

Curious Collaboration

The guys from A Curious Teepee are collaborating with the talented team from The Naked Finn (aka the clever guys from the former Klee) for their first pop-up culinary event. Expect high quality Japanese fusion dishes and bespoke cocktails served nightly.

When: Tue Aug 2 – Oct 31 2011. Tue- Thu 6-11pm, Fri & Sat 6-1am

Where: A Curious Teepee, 2 Orchard Link #02-24, Scape, 237978

Singapore Short Cuts

Check out a selection of the best films entries from the 8th Singapore Short Cuts. Screening over two weekends, catch five artistic films on Saturday afternoon, a perfect creative outlet for a sleepy Saturday.

When: Sat 6 Aug, 2pm

Where: Gallery Theatre, Basement, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897

Porky Pigs

Each August in France a festival is held to honour the humble swine, La Pourcailhade Festival (aka The Pig Festival). And now we can celebrate it too… with Cocotte’s La Pourcailhade Festival. Expect pork specials, French beer, bacon infused cocktails and last but not least A Pork Sausage Eating Contest…!

When: Mon 8 – Sun 14 Aug 2011

Where: Cocotte, 2 Dickson Road S209494 p. 6298 1188