Events in May 2013

Warriors and Witches

This is Shakespeare, but not as you know it. The Bard’s classic play Macbeth gets a Chinese opera make-over in this Hokkien version, Warriors and Witches. Adapted by the Jade Opera Troupe and scripted by noted Chinese director and scholar Dr Chua Soo Pong, this different take on one of the world’s most famous plays is a must for Shakespeare aficionados and Chinese opera fans alike. Don’t be afraid if you’re Hokkien skills are not up to scratch as Mandarin and English subtitles will be displayed.

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When: 03 May 2013 – 04 May 2013

Where to go: Chamber @ The Arts House

Glass Anatomy – The Musical

Based on the massively successful 1980s Taiwanese film Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing?, this is Chinese musical theatre at its most extravagant. 12 years in the making, the producers have gathered the best talent from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Argentina and Singapore to create a massive spectacle that’s not to be missed. Starring in the show is Mandarin pop sensation Ding Dang in her first leading role whose take on all the classic music from the original film is sure to blow the audience away.

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When: 03 May 2013 – 12 May 2013

Where to go: Esplanade Theatre

Audi Fashion Festival 2013

Back for 2013, the Audi Fashion Festival is one of the respected and celebrated fashion shows in Asia, with showcases of new collections from some of the world’s top fashion houses. The Audi Fashion Festival prides itself on being the only fashion festival in the world that provides up-and-coming designers a chance to share the stage with some of the world’s most revered and respected designers. If you’re passionate about fashion or if you just love nice clothes, check out the Audi Fashion Festival and all the parties that come with it.

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When: 15 May – 19 May 2013

Where to go: Tent@Marina Promenade

Azealia Banks

Part of Audi Fashion Week, this gig really deserves its own mention. One of the most divisive figures in the music scene today, Azealia Banks is more known for her Twitter beefs against pretty much everyone. Now you have a chance to put that aside and see why she gathered so much buzz in the first place as she brings her electrifying live show to Singapore for the first time.

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When: 17 May 2013

Where to go: W Hotel, Sentosa Cove

One Way to Ibiza

piano-mar2013The world famous island of Ibiza, known for being the world-wide clubbing Mecca comes to Singapore for one night only in May. Sentosa Island seems like the perfect fit for an Ibiza-style party as residents of Ibiza’s top nightclubs get ready for a night of Balearic beats under the stars and on the sand of the beautiful Siloso Beach. This is a great chance to get out of the sweaty nightclubs and to party outside in the tropical air.

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When: 18 May 2013

Where to go: Mambo Beach Club Sentosa, Siloso Beach

Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web really needs no introduction. Published in 1953, generation after generation of children have grown up with this timeless classic. Bringing it to the stage for two days only is the same company that staged sell-out productions of Fantastic Mr Fox and James and the Giant Peach. The production is fun and engaging and a great way to get kids away from the TV and smartphone and to teach them an appreciation of theatre and literature.

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When: 18 May 2013 – 19 May 2013

Where to go: Kallang Theatre

‘Allo ‘Allo Live on Stage

The classic 1980s BBC comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo is brought to life on stage for the first time in Singapore. Set during the Nazi occupation of France, the show was massively popular during its 85 episode run from 1982 to 1992. ‘Allo ‘Allo has existed as a stage show since as early as 1986, with the current production having been around since 2009. Perfect for old and new fans alike, don’t miss your chance to experience classic British comedy live.

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When: 22 May 2013 – 25 May 2013

Where to go: DBS Arts Centre

Singapore Social

After proving to be the perfect venue for Laneway Festival, Gardens by the Bay looks poised to overtake Fort Canning as the ultimate outdoor live music venue in Singapore. Two back-to-back concerts will be taking place in these lush surrounds this May and they should not disappoint. Two separate concerts are taking place with each one sold separately. The first concert features Grammy winning R 'n' B sensation Ceelo Green, internet phenomenon Psy and up-and-coming girl group Blush. Saturday’s concert is the main event as US rock juggernauts Aerosmith play their first ever show in Singapore. 43 years after forming and with over 150 million albums sold; do not miss these Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers on their only Singapore date.

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When: 24 May 2013 – 25 May 2013

Where to go: Gardens by the Bay

The Art Of The Brick

The ArtScience Museum’s massively popular Lego exhibitions finally comes to a close in May after having been extended to the 26th. A true “hands-on” experience, The Art Of The Brick lets you explore the world of Lego the best way you can: by playing with it. A major highlight is getting to make your own 15 second stop-motion animation. This is your last chance to visit this majorly successful event so make sure you don’t miss out.

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When: Until 26 May 2013

Where to go: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands

Singapore Food Expo

Being in a country world renowned for its amazing food can be a little overwhelming so what better place to take it in than at a food expo? With free entry and a massive selection of food you’ll be rolling all the way home after a day of gourmet indulgence. Located at the massive Singapore Convention and Exhibition centre, make sure you skip breakfast as you’ll be spoilt for choice during your day of feasting.

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When: 30 May 2013 – 3 June 2013

Where to go: ArtScience Museum

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