MELISSA KOK, BOON CHAN AND ANDY CHEN RECOMMEND
AN EVENING WITH THE ASIAN ALL-STARS POWER QUARTET
Gardens by the Bay kicks off its year-end festivities with a string of performances this weekend, starting tonight with the Asian Jazz All-Stars Power Quartet led by Jeremy Monteiro (second from left). The special guest is Junji Delfino, dubbed Malaysia's First Lady of jazz.
Where: Supertree Grove, Gardens By The Bay MRT: Bayfront When: Nov 8, 7 and 8pm Admission: Free
SINGAPORE HIT AWARDS 2014
The Mandopop awards organised by MediaCorp radio station Y.E.S. 93.3FM is now in its 19th edition. Look out for a diverse line-up of artists, including Taiwan's Aaron Yan, Malaysia's Jess Lee, China's Li Ronghao and home-grown acts such as Stefanie Sun, Kelly Poon and Kenny Khoo. Sun's Angel's Fingerprints has already been named Y.E.S. 93.3FM Pick of the Pops Top 10 Most Popular Hits. And she could well pick up more awards at the ceremony tonight with her comeback album Kepler.
Where: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre Level 6, Hall 601 - 604 MRT: Esplanade When: Nov 7, 7pm Admission: $38 to $118 available from Sistic.
SATURDAY ORIGINAL SESSIONS: CADENCE
Local band Cadence describe their music as "fast and loud, or slow and yearning". A better description would be melodic emo post-punk with catchy guitar riffs.
Where: Hood Bar And Cafe, Bugis+, 05-07, 201 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis When: Nov 8, 8pm Admission: Free
NOPARTYHERE PRESENTS NOMAD SERIES: PART III FEAT JON HOPKINS
English producer Jon Hopkins creates pretty, atmospheric music that leans towards experimental electronica. He has produced and contributed to albums by some of the music's best acts, including Coldplay, Brian Eno and David Holmes, and earned a Mercury Prize nomination with his 2013 record Immunity.
Where: Canvas Singapore, B1-01/06, 20 Upper Circular Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Nov 7, 10pm till late Admission: $28 for women and $35 for men (includes one standard drink)
THE CATHAY'S UKULELE PARTY
Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Kalei Gamiao will be performing at this event showcasing the fun little four-string instrument that is gaining popularity around the word. In addition to other performances by local acts, hobbyist ukulele players will be pitting their skills against one another in the Uke Got Talent open-mic session.
Where: Outdoor atrium at The Cathay, 2 Handy Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Nov 8, 4 - 8.30pm Admission: Free