Sweaty Festivals, Cool Fleas & Indi Films



Music aficionados rejoice… Baybeats is back. This annual 3 day Asian rock festival filled with sweaty, mosh-pit fun celebrates the music you don’t hear on the radio… Expect a diverse array of acts from folk to hardcore to post-rock. This is the best platform to discover your new favourite band, so ready your festival survival kit, ‘cos it’s going to get messy.

When: Fri 19 Aug – Sun 21 Aug 2011

Where: The Esplanade see www.baybeats.com.sg for more details.


Fred Perry’s music initiative is back with Subculture – The Fourth Gig. An evening of fine music provided by well-rounded line up of homegrown musicians, Cheating Sons, The Pinholes, Vanessa Fernandez and Poptart, served with delicious cocktails for all to enjoy, Fred’s Punch, (courtesy of 42Below) wear your Fred Perry tips with pride and expect priority.

When: Thu 18 Aug, 9pm-2am, register for guest list.

Where: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street

Paper Boats

It’s been one sangria-filled year since we first set our flip-flops at Tanjong Beach Club’s sandy strip! Yep TBC is turning one and they want to thank all us beach bums for our unwavering love come sunshine, moonlight or r-a-i-n with their first anniversary party. Book in for the anniversary dinner $98++ per person for 4 courses with complimentary cocktail & a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne for a table of 4.

When: Sat 20 Aug, 3pm-3am

Where: Tanjong Beach Club, p. 6270 1355 or e. book@tanjongbeachclub.com


Real Life

Catch real life at the 4th Singapore Indie Doc Fest. Featuring both Singapore and international documentary films, the 2011 edition features more honest portrayals of life moving before a camera. From how art speaks louder than violence, the meaning of motherhood, emerging musical trends challenging cultural identities to the perils of global and economic change – expect some thought provoking stuff.

When: Thu 18 Aug – Sun 21 Aug 2011

Where: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street.

Public Garden

Free spirit retailing prevails at Public Garden, a monthly flea market featuring a mix of 100+ vendors, including Singapore’s best independent businesses and creative individuals. Participating vendors include BooksActually, The Little Dröm Store, Dustbunny Vintage, pupilpeople, MessyMsxi and Casual Poet.

When: Sat 20 Aug, 1-7pm

Where: The Hall in Old School, 11B Mount Sophia. See website for more details.

Rock Out

After rocking Singapore last year with their sell out concert, the award winning American band Paramore are back. The band took the world by storm with 2005’s All We Know is Falling, 2007’s Riot and 2009’s Brand New Eyes. Touring with them are special guests,The Swellers, an American punk rock band from Michigan.

When: Sun 21 Aug 2011, 8pm

Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium, See official website midaspromotions.com/

Move & Groove

Strap on your dancing shoes for some exciting workshops at the newly launched Mosaic Dance at their open house. Pick up some new moves, try your hand at the selection of dances, and learn how you can incorporate fun and fitness into your lifestyle through dance. You might even learn a move or two.

When: Sun 21 Aug, 2-6pm. $5 per workshop.

Where: Mosaic Dance Open House, 520 North Bridge Road, Wisma Alsagoff Building, L5 (Opposite Toast Box at Bugis Junction), p. 6884 5440, e. info@mosaicdance.com.sg