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POP HITS REIMAGINED AS OLD-TIME CLASSICS
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Live in Singapore
YOUTUBE sensation Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox is back after a sold-out show at Kallang Theatre last year and will be playing in much-bigger premises so nobody has to miss out this time.
Known for its imaginative re-arrangement of current Top 40 hits in old-fashioned musical styles like swing and big band, the group has chalked up nearly 530 million YouTube views and played to packed houses around the world, including a recent 75-city European run.
Despite the busy schedule, Bradlee, the founder and mastermind behind the group, continues to release a new video every week and shoots them in his own living room.
The band's doo-wop remake of Miley Cyrus' We Can't Stop has over 16 million views while its version of Radiohead's Creep was named one of the Nine Best Viral Cover Videos of 2015 by People magazine. Even multi-Grammy winner Lorde is a fan of the group's cover of her hit single Royals.
Prepare to step back in time for what Bradlee calls "the most sensational 1920s party this side of The Great Gatsby".
By Dylan Tan
- Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Live in Singapore takes place at The Star Performing Arts Centre on Sept 23 at 8pm. Tickets from S$108 to S$158 are available at Sistic and at the venue's box office
Cocotte X Morsels Collaboration: Wine & Sake Dinner
ENGLAND meets Japan in a wine and sake dinner next Monday evening as two local chefs come together for their first collaboration dinner.
Anthony Yeoh of rustic French restaurant Cocotte will be making dishes inspired by his recent trip to the UK, while Petrina Loh of fusion restaurant Morsels will be doing dishes inspired by her trip to the Japanese countryside.
This five-course dinner consists of dishes such as uni cremeaux with beet and apple tartare and pulut hitam crackers, a "salt beef bagel" made with cured beef tongue and a citrus-curry glazed brioche, a "mos burger" made with wagyu chuck, onigiri hash and tomato relish, and a cheese tofu dessert with rosemary-charcoal saltine and chilli lime jam.
By Rachel Loi
- The Cocotte X Morsels Collaboration dinner runs on Monday, Sept 26, with seatings at 6.30pm, 7.30pm, and 8.30pm. The location will be at Cocotte, 2 Dickson Road. It costs S$108++ per person for food only, and S$168++ per person for wine and sake pairing. Call 6298 1188 or visit http://restaurantcocotte.com for reservations or more information
THIS local Mandarin musical centres on seven characters struggling with various problems such as grief, autism and blindness. Meeting one other at a barter shop to try and exchange items for things that they don't have, they gradually realise the value of their imperfections and emotional scars.
Innamorati means "young lovers" in Italian, but the musical is more about loving oneself than a romantic partner. This is reflected in the Chinese title of the musical, which is wei er, meaning "only two" - a reference to an individual and his flaws.
The musical stars Jacky Chew, Stella Seah, Sunny Yang, Sugie Phua, Wong Jing Lun, Ann Lek and Chriz Tong, and is presented by Toy Factory Productions.
Innamorati was staged in 2014 with songs by singer-songwriter Eric Moo. But in this remake, the actors have written their own songs and added more dimension to their characters.
By Helmi Yusof
- Innamorati Two plays at Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, from now to Oct 2; 8pm (Tuesday), 3pm and 8pm (Wednesday to Saturday), 3pm (Sunday), no shows on Monday. Tickets from S$52 from Sistic
THE theme is food, fashion and art this weekend at foodpanda Singapore's first-ever Rooftop Revelry festival which will be held at the tapas bar Lepark in People's Park Complex.
This one-day event will feature food and cocktails from eateries such as Keith Crackling Roast, Oppa Chicken and Chicken Up, MEATliquor, and Shiberty Bakes, while other edibles such as cold pressed juices from Flashjuice and even flavoured popcorn (sour cream and chives, anyone?) from King Corn SG will also be on sale.
Food and drinks aside, there will also be a bazaar with independent pop-up stalls selling clothes and arts and craft items like Endllxly, Craft Assembly, By Invite Only, and Goddess GG.
Entertainment is provided by live local bands or DJs, and even manicures and pedicures by online beauty treatment portal Vaniday.
The arts aspect will come in the form of a contemporary panda art display that is a result of a nationwide art competition for aspiring designers to recreate foodpanda's mascot. Short-listed designs will be exhibited during the festival and later auctioned, with proceeds going to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
By Rachel Loi
- Rooftop Revelry runs on Saturday, Sept 24, at Lepark, People's Park Complex rooftop (Level 6), from 5pm to 9pm
INSTAGRAMMER Yafiq Yusman (@_yafiqyusman_) captures symmetrical shots of Singapore buildings, showcasing the country's architecture from a unique prespective.
For one day only, Yafiq will give a crash course in how best to take architecture photos. His "How to Take Kicka** Architectural Photos on IG" is one of the many free workshops and exhibitions that are part of this year's Archifest.
Now in its 10th year, the annual architecture festival not only celebrates Singapore's urban environment but also sets the stage for a wider discussion about our city, spaces and life.
Many of the activities will be held at the Archifest Pavilion, designed by DP Architects.
The Pavilion, which is worth a visit in itself, is built entirely of construction-site materials - safety netting suspended on a frame of steel scaffolding.
The gigantic technicolour urban sculpture plays on the interaction of multiple primary colour layers that overlap to create a playful pavilion, offering a respite from the hectic city life right in the centre of the Central Business District.
Archifest is organised by Singapore Institute of Architects and Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects.
By Tay Suan Chiang
- Archifest 2016 is on till Oct 9 from 9am to 7pm at Archifest Pavilion @ Raffles Place Park, above Raffles Place MRT Station. For a full list of activities, see www.archifest.sg