Five events to be at this weekend: 12 - 14 June

Five events to be at this weekend: 12 - 14 June


Text: Varsha Sivaram

Image: Marc Nair
Image: The Comedy Club Asia
Image: Roche Musique
Image: Giraffage

Gigs, art, and stand-up comedy are in store for you at the end of this workweek

1. Moonbeats Asia x Kyo present GIRAFFAGE Live
The good folks at Club Kyo always know how to throw a good party, and tonight it'll be with Giraffage. Charlie Yin (the man behind the renowned act) will be spinning some of his signature downtempo tracks — it's the perfect end to a busy week. His EP No Reason has been on heavy rotation, and we can't wait to hear earworms like Chocolate and Tell Me in all their live glory.

12 June, 8 to 10.30pm, at Club Kyo. More details here.


2. 'Paper' Exhibition
Visual art and paper used to be inseparable, but they've been spending some time apart lately. 'Paper', the group exhibition at ShanghART Gallery, reunites the pair by celebrating the versatility of paper as a medium. From the use of watercolours to firecrackers in the artworks, this exhibition errs on the side of the unconventional.

Till 19 July, 11am to 7pm, at ShanghART Gallery. More details here.

Untitled, Li Shan (2006)

3. Singapore Comedy Fringe Festival 2015
If you're familiar with the local stand-up comedy scene, you'll know The Comedy Club Asia like the back of your hand. Home to stand-up heavyweights such as Kumar, they're celebrating both local and international performers at the Comedy Fringe Festival this year. With sold out consecutive shows at last year's run, don't expect anything short of high-quality humour. See some familiar faces, get acquainted with new ones, and laugh the stress away this Saturday and Sunday.

Till 13 June, at 7.30pm & 9.30pm. More details here.

Singapore Comedy Fringe 2015

4. The French Cartel: A Three Day Roche Musique Event
From electronic music label Roche Musique comes the holy trinity of up-and-coming French DJs: Le Crayon, Kartell, and Cézaire. From Cézaire's slick, deep funk sounds to Le Crayon's brighter, poppier tracks, The French Cartel is your best bet for diverse tastes. There's a show by each musician over three days, so take your pick and get partying.

12 to 14 June, more details here.


5. Summertime in the Park @ OC by Bandwagon
If you're having some local music withdrawals after House of Riot's mind-blowing gig on 6 June, fret not. Curated by Bandwagon, see acts like the indie-rock band Stopgap and pop vocalist Gareth Fernandez take the stage at Orchard Central. Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for melodic rock group Monster Cat — it'll be their last performance for a long while.

13 to 14 June, more details here. 

Monster Cat