the 14th edition

Calendar for the Month of December


What's Happening

1 (Wed)

It’s World Aids Day, and this year’s theme is ‘Women, Girls, HIV & AIDS’. This annual event is marked to remember AIDS victims around the world, and to reaffirm the dedication to fight it. Support this event by wearing a virtual red ribbon, which can be found here.


Pop princess turned married matron Britney Spears turns 23.

One of the world’s most loved fairy tales gets a Singapore twist. Watch Aladdin: The Magical Musical Pantomime and get to cheer the heroes on/boo off the villains as the drama unfolds. Till Jan 9 at the Jubilee Hall. Tickets at $45 and $55 from Sistic.

Watch Alexander the Great’s rise to power in the epic Alexander, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie and Jared Leto. It comes to a theatre near you.




Get ready for the hottest dance party to hit Sentosa’s Siloso Beach. The DJs gracing this year’s Zouk Out 2004 includes big names like Paul Van Dyk and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Tickets at $28 (from Zouk), $38 (till Dec 3) and $48 (at the venue). For more information, check out

Forget wearing your black, white or multi-coloured pair of shoes out. It’s Wear Brown Shoes Today Day, just the excuse to go shopping for another pair…


Challenge yourself to run the race of your life by taking part in the annual Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2004. For more information, check out the official site.

Hunky Goo Goo Dolls front man John Rzenik turns 39.





8 (Wed)



Searching for a movie gem? Check out National Treasure, starring Nicolas Cage, which opens at a theatre near you.




Taiwanese pop princess Jolin Tsai makes a stop in Singapore for her 1-night only concert, as part of her J1 World Tour 2004. At the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Tickets at $78-$148 from Sistic.

For a greater plethora of pop stars, check out the Jungiery Mega Stars Concert, which sees regional stars like 5566, K-one, 183Club and Cyndi Wang sharing the same stage for 1 night only. At the Singapore Expo. Tickets at $58-$128 from Sistic.

Former US presidential hopeful John Kerry turns 61.







15 (Wed)



Up for more partying? The good folks at Ngee Ann Poly’s Campus TV Station (CTV) has just the thing for you: the CTV Indulge Party. Happening at Rouge, the night includes upcoming CTV show previews, games, prizes to be won and special performances by Electrico, Pug Jelly, Alicia Pan and Trivalation. Tickets at $6 (before the 16th) and $8 (at the door). All profits go to The Straits Times Pocket Money Fund. Check out CTV’s site for more information.

The good-looking crew of Ocean’s Eleven is back for a brand new adventure in Europe. Catch Ocean’s Twelve at a theatre near you, and remember – ‘Twelve is the new Eleven’.

Chocolate lovers, here’s some good news: since it’s National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day, take the liberty to smother your food with chocolate! But for some true culinary excitement, UW invites you to try an interesting concoction at your own risk: chocolate-covered grasshoppers.


This local music veteran is no stranger to Singaporeans, especially since he was one of the 4 judges for the recently ended Singapore Idol. This year, Dick Lee celebrates his 30th anniversary in show business with a 2-night concert at the Kallang Theatre. His guest stars at life.stories, also the name of his 2-CD release includes ex-wife Jacintha Abisheganaden and Tanya Chua. Till Dec 18. Tickets at $38-$128 from Sistic.


Organised by Music For Good, Quiet: The New Loud celebrates the simplicity of acoustic music, with the likes of local and regional music acts like Electrico, Force Vomit, Shelley Leong and Kelvin Tan. At the Singapore Art Museum. Tickets at $16 from TicketCharge.

If you’re a big cookie fan, why settle on purchasing store-bought ones? Take things one step further on Bake Cookies Day and make your own! UW recommends checking out Cookie Heaven for a list of cookie recipe links.




On Games Day, put away your electronic and computer games and take out the good ‘ol board games! You can have just as much fun playing classic favourites like Monopoly, Taboo, Cluedo, Risk, and The Game Of Life with your family and friends.



22 (Wed)



Stephen Chow, Hong Kong’s King Of Comedy, returns to the big screen in Kung Fu Hustle. See if his wannabe-gangster character is able to infiltrate the notorious local street mob as the movie smashes its way into theatres.

No one likes to spend Christmas alone– but at least you have good company in Ben Affleck. Watch how his character gets through the season in Surviving Christmas, coming to a cinema near you.


If you have nothing to do on Christmas Eve, head down to *WOW!xmasrave to ring in Christmas. Promising to take Singapore’s rave scene to another level, the rave features local and international DJs like Singapore’s Yukun and Kennerve, and Holland’s Joyce Mercedes. For more information, check out the site. Tickets at $28 (from Nov 23 to Dec 3) and $38 (Dec 24) from Sistic.


The most wonderful time of the year has arrived once again. Since Christmas is a time for giving, why not do your part in giving to the unfortunate? A number of good causes you can help out include the Boys’ Brigade Sharity Gift Box and The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettling.







29 (Wed)



Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro return for more laughs in the sequel to 2000’s hit Meet The Parents. Meet The Fockers comes to a cinema near you – after this, you’ll be prepared for any kind of in-laws.


Ring in the brand new year on New Year’s Eve by heading down to where the party’s at! Check out various events like NYE at the Esplanade, Party On Singapore!, and The Nation’s Countdown 2005 (Sentosa) and have a smashing good time on the last day of 2004.

Here at The UrbanWire, we hope you’ve enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again next year!

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