5 things to do this weekend: 8 - 10 September

5 things to do this weekend: 8 - 10 September

Music matters

Text: Adibah Isa

Image: Film Development Council of the Philippines

Catch local musicians reimagine classic Singapore songs, join a grown-up PJ party and watch an old Filipino film that screened at Venice Film Festival

BOOKS | BooksActually Pyjama Party
There's no better way to welcome a weekend than lounding in your jammies and a good book, or two. Join the folks at BooksActually by turning up in your favourite pyjamas for a 20% discount. The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. will happily dish out some tea as well.

8 September, 10am to 8pm at BooksActually.

FILM | Asian Restored Classics 2017
The second weekend of this film festival returns with the Asian Film Archive presenting four restored films from Asia: Ring of Fury (1973) from Singapore, Santi-Vina (1954) from Thailand, Tiga Dara (1956) from Indonesia, The Emerald Jungle (1934) from Myanmar and Genghis Khan (1950) from Philippines — the latter was actually a contender in the main section of the Venice Film Festival in 1952.

A still from Genghis Khan

8 to 10 September at National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre.

MUSIC | Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay
10 local classics get covered by contemporary musicians for The Great Singapore Replay, which invites the likes of Debbi Koh, Umar Sirhan, Jasmine Sokko, Theodora, JAWN, Shak'thiya Subramaniam, The Betts, Spacedays and .gif to reimagine proudly Singaporean tunes. In line with this heritage fest, join eraser cup and chapteh challenges with generous helpings of kacang puteh.


9 September, 4pm onwards at Clarke Quay Central. 

MUSIC | Music Matters Live 2017
Music definitely matters, more so when it's in support of local and regional artists. Music Matters returns in association with Apple Music to bring over 40 up and coming names from more than 10 countries. See Singapore's M1ldl1fe, Tabitha Nauser, Sam Rui, MAS1A and more.

Tabitha Nauser

9 to 12 September, from 3pm at CHIJMES.

MUSIC | Dashboard Confessional Live in Singapore
The emo indie rockers are back, this time with the full band in tow. Allow Chris Carrabba to catapult you back to your tormented teenage years, with hits like 'Screaming Infidelities', 'Stolen', 'Hands Down' and of course, 'Vindicated'.

9 September, 8pm at D'Marquee, Downtown East.

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