Our picks this weekend include a highly-anticipated indie festival, an up and coming local band set for stardom and a story-telling competition
ARTS | The Grand Slam
For the first time ever, Story Slam Singapore will be holding a story telling competition among eight of their favourite storytellers. Featuring Becca D'Bus, host of RIOT!, Singapore's monthly Drag Revue!, hear the best of Singapore's slams over the past two years with almost 200 stories.
29 January, 8pm at Esplanade Recital Studio. For more details, click here.
MUSIC | St. Jerome's Laneway Festival 2016
A fixture on the Singaporean calendar, Laneway began in 2004 in Australia and has thus been the biggest indie music festival on the island. Held at the breezy Gardens by the Bay, this year's edition attracts an eclectic mix of local acts, including Cashew Chemists and Riot !n Magenta, as well as international icons such as CHVRCHES, The 1975 and Grimes.
30 January at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, starting at 10am. For more information, click here.
MUSIC | Stopgap | All Things New
To end off Esplanade's ‘All Things New' series celebrating new local artists embarking on a new chapter of their musical journeys, Stopgap will be featuring their debut album Totems. The rock band will also be covering a few songs with diverse styles.
31 January, 6.30pm to 7.30pm and 8pm to 9pm at The Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. More details can be found here.
SHOP | Breeze Bar Vintage Flea Market
For those with a penchant for all things vintage and retro, this flea market is more than just your typical bazaar. There will be a vinyl exchange, so bring along your 7" 12" Singles, EPs, LPs to exchange with other kindred spirits. The Passersby will also be there to spice up the old-school vibes, from 1pm to 6pm.
31 January, 1pm at Breeze Bar. More information can be found here.
FILM | Swedish Fim Festival 2016
The inaugural Swedish Film festival, presented by The Embassy of Sweden, The Projector and The Swedish Institute will be screening a myriad of Swedish dramas, documentaries, short films and comedies this weekend. If you're completely clueless about it, here are three highlights we picked for the festival.
28 to 31 January, starting at 8pm at The Projector. To find out more, click here.