With all the festivities downtown, Marina Bay does not forget to celebrate the all-time favourite Singaporean hobby—eating. This first and largest food truck fest will happen all the way into the new year, so get a (truck)load of both local and regional award-winning gastronomical delights.
Food Truck Fest happens 28 – 30 December, 5 – 11 pm / 31 December 4 pm – 1 am at Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza.
The year coming to an end naturally renders nostalgia, but rather than get sappy about it, LAVO is making the most of the memories with Flashback 80s and 90s. Also, think of it as the pre-party to all the new year countdown parties.
LAVO Saturday Soiree happens 29 December, from 10 pm at 10 Bayfront Avenue tower 1, Singapore 018956.
The colonial estate is joining in the spirit of revel with the festive edition of its social market. Perfect for those who prefer a cosier side to the weekend action, there will be 17 vendors across craft, food and of course, great live music.
Wheeler’s Market Festive Edition happens 30 December, 9.30 am – 6 pm at Wheeler’s Estate.
Dining is no longer as it used to be, but only in a good way. This time the interactive, theatrical dining experience ANDSOFORTH allows diners to immerse in the role of toys together with the Nutcracker on his quest, and enjoy a four-course inspired feast across multiple venues through it.
Marie & The Nutcracker happens 29 December. Location details will be released upon ticket purchase.
Why not close the year on a good note by doing some good? Giving sustainability the perfect platform, this plastic-free pop up is bringing more than 100 local food and beverage vendors, craft makers and other eco-friendly retail labels. And because sustainability is more than just a shopping spree, you can cultivate a lifestyle of consuming consciously through the workshops and group activities available.
LOOP happens until 31 December at Esplanade Park.
Perhaps fancy a tropical side to all the lights? Look no further from these 10 eclectic installations across our beautiful man-made shores at Sentosa. They’re not just great instagram backdrops, but a playground of sensory stimulation with spaces like ASMR Wonderland, live entertainment and a selection of bites.
Island Nights Sentosa happens until 31 December, 7 – 11 pm at Palawan Beach.
Singapore pioneered the first night safari in the world, and now we might just have the first illuminated nocturnal zoo experience. In collaboration with multimedia studio Moment Factory, see our local zoo in a new light after hours. The Avatar-like night walk is further enhanced by Creature Crew, or virtual animals roaming the space.
Rainforest Lumina happens until 31 December, 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm at Singapore Zoo.
Already on its fifth year in, this one needs no introduction. This year, be greeted by Asia’s tallest luminarie Christmas tree standing over 20m tall, get lost in a majestic mirror maze (again, biggest in Southeast Asia), and enjoy a dedicated light and sound show at Garden Rhapsody. Along with Blizzard Time and Festive Market, it’s gonna be lit.
Christmas Wonderland 2018 happens until 26 December at Gardens by the Bay.
Fans of Sobs? Or the guys from Forests? Cozy up this pre-Christmas weekend with them and other local acts under Middle Class Cigars as they celebrate a stellar year with live performances. As you know White Label Records has limited space, so rsvp and secure your spot. Oh, and score awesome band merch.
A City Without Snow happens 22 December, from 6 pm at White Label Records.
Special Christmas menu. Slideshow reunion jam. LKY1 karaoke. Free entry. Free booze (for the first bit at least). Oh, and all dogs are welcomed. This may seem like lazy writing, but need you any more reason to go?
Kult Kristmas happens 23 December, from 5 pm at kult kafé.
Welcome to Hard Luck Club. Where drama, pain, heartbreaks, bad-hair days, questionable decisions, bad hygiene, and even badder soundtracks, are celebrated. Otherwise known as 13 lucky years of EATMEPOPTART, let loose on the main dancefloor with electric anthems, or if you prefer, belt it all out at the rock and roll karaoke bar.
Hard Luck Club happens 22 December, from 10 pm at Stewords Riverboat.
You’ve already gave some amazing garments second life at the IMV Charity Market, why not do the same for your books? In the season of giving, come trade your preloved novels, or better yet, donate your children’s books to the “Sponsor A Reader” collaboration the bookstore has with Readable SG.
Book Swap Event happens 22 December, 2 – 6 pm at The Moon, 37 Mosque St, Singapore 059515.
To celebrate Christmas, habitat by honestbee is hosting more than 10 types of fresh oysters (from under $2), live Boston lobsters (which you can get Josper-grilled on the spot) and up to 300 craft labels. Wine lovers will be glad to know that there are masterclasses available too.
Lobsters, Oysters, Wines & Spirits Festival happens until 26 December at 34 Boon Leat Terrace.
What began in the basement in London’s Chinatown, inspired by New York nightlife, is now gracing Panamericana SG for one night only. Together with food by Burnt Ends and the guys at The DJ dispensary, get a taste of the genre and gender bending halcyon days of the vibrant discotheque. Entry by tickets only.
Horse Meat Disco happens 14 December, from 10 pm at Panamericana SG.
Dogs. Christmas. And a lot more dogs.
Singapore Dog Festival happens 14 – 16 December at The Grandstand Outdoor Event Space.
Singapore Symphony Orchestra is orchestrating (ayy) a musical Christmas medley for the season. Along with special guest singer Mandy Dickson, it is the one concert that will put you in the festive mood and truly make it feel a lot like Christmas.
SSO Christmas Concert happens 14 – 16 December at Victoria Concert Hall.
If your response to the nearing festivities is #bahhumbug, W!LD RICE’s hilarious take on the Charles Dickens classic is for you. Directed by Hossan Leong with a local spin, the Christmast musical is about family, for families. Follow Singapore scrooge S K Loo on an entertaining, heartwarming journey to discover the reason for the season.
A $ingapore Carol happens until 15 December at Victoria Theatre.
Inherit pre-loved designer pieces from some of the most stylish wardrobes in town—at a fraction of the price, in the name of charity. It’s not just fashion and accessories, get gift ideas from The Paper Bunny, FrankSkincare products along with healthy snacks from Project Acai and Amazin’ Graze to fuel your shopping spree.
Charity Fashion Market happens 8 December, 1 – 6 pm at WeWork 8 Cross Street, level 18. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Grand Finale of a five-city tour, East Imperial Gin Jubilee is taking over the city with more than 20 partner brands and 40 participating bars. Aside from savouring the favourite cocktails of some of the most prestigious in the regional industry, Singapore will be the first to try East Imperial’s newest edition to the lineup—The Royal Botanic Tonic.
Gin Jubilee happens until 8 December across various venues.
Our October cover star Charlie Lim will be premiering tracks from his latest album, CHECK-HOOK, as well as re-imagined favourites from past discography in a fully-fledged headline concert for the first time in 3 years. Together with his superband The Mothership, the show will also feature special guests Weish, Yung Raja and Fariz Jabba among other prominent names in the industry.
Charlie Lim Live in Concert happens 7 December, 8 pm at The Star Theatre.
The Great Moscow Circus
The first time in over a decade, more than 45 worldwide circus talents of acrobats, clowns, jugglers, daredevils welcome us with literal breath-taking and death-defying acts. Anticipate the Wheel of Death, Motorbike Sphere of Fear and several other astonishing, high-octane performances under the mighty red and white big top tent. NOT TO BE MISSED.
The Great Moscow Circus happens until 9 December under the Mighty Big Top Bayfront avenue, Marina Bay Sands.
Dealing in all things street in celebration of fashion, art, toys and tattoos, read more about the streetwear culture convention here.
Culture Cartel happens 1 – 2 December at the F1 pit building.
LAVO is giving you the chance to live out your dreams as a Rockstar with a Queen themed party. Reminisce the peak of British rock music with DJ Ginette Chittick and music producer Eden Cai on decks. Come dressed as the legendary Freddie Mercury to enter for free and grab hands-on limited edition Bohemian Rhapsody merchandise. Gallileo Figaro – Magnifico!
LAVO Saturday Soiree happens 24 November, from 10 pm at 10 Bayfront Avenue tower 1, Singapore 018956.
Grilled meat and cold beer is a combination that can’t go wrong, can it? Throw in a dash of live music, smoke it up with a running fire pit, and you’ll have one epic barbeque experience. Enjoy a curated five-course pairing menu, roasts from Artichoke, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club and Sidecar, to name a few, or even enter a hottest spicy sausage eating competition.
Guinness Great Grill Out Festival happens 24 – 25 November, 12 – 10 pm at Kult Kafé.
Block party is not just a name here. Led by a motley crew of up to 36 showrooms, it’s a weekend of mini markets, workshops, design talks and exclusive deals at Tan Boon Liat Lifestyle. In the spirit of the season, a building-wide lucky draw would be held for four winners to walk away with SGD250 worth of cash vouchers.
TBLblockparty 2018 happens 24 – 25 November, 10 am – 6 pm at Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074.
L’armoire Midnight Rave
Discover rare archival pieces from the likes of Rick Owens, Boris Bidjan Saberi, Alyx Studio, and more at up to 80% off in this one-time only event. The avant garde multi-label store is compounding shopping with nightlife this Black Friday, plus giving away a number of exclusive pieces to a handful of lucky customers.
L’armoire presents Midnight Rave happens 23 November, from 9pm at Mandarin Gallery #B1-16.
After the smashing success of its first pop-up, returning for the second time round only means double the delicious. With chefs from the likes of Luke’s and Marina Bay Sands Hotel, your favourite burger event is availing what they do best, matched with ice cold Belgian craft beers by The Belgian After Work. If that’s not shiok, what is?
Shiok Shack Pop Up happens 24 November, from 4 pm at MOJO Singapore.
Who said art has to be expensive? Well, plenty of people, but that’s why it’s great that it’s a different story here. Seasoned collector or first time buyer, this is an art fair where you can get hand-selected pieces in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Besides talks, tours, and the Gastro Park, look out for Seoul’s own Gallery Art Plaza.
Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2018 happens 16 – 18 November at F1 pit building 1.
It’s a playground for the senses with six unique attractions that promise to rekindle your childlike sense of wonder. Immerse in an emporium of exhibitions, tastings, and a series of wellness workshops while you jive to live music. A door gift awaits the first 300 to pre-register.
Sensorium Festival happens 17 – 18 November, 9 am – 9 pm at Funan Showsuite.
As the name suggests, it’s a megafest of highly local favourites. The self-proclaimed intergenerational event gives traditional in the likes of Muah Chee and Chilli Crab, as well as fried ice cream and salted egg fries for the millenials.
Let’s Go Jalan Jalan happens 16 – 18 November at Singapore Turf Club @ Kranji.
To celebrate the opening of Forty Hands coffee in East Coast, they’re throwing a so-not-hipster party with Mad Tapper craft beer, Brown Bag Wines, and vegan ice cream (definitely not hipster). Admission is free but RSVP for exclusive 40 Hands merchandise and great offers from party partners.
The Death to Hipsters Party happens 16 November, from 7 pm at Forty Hands East Coast, Singapore 428923.
Calling on the generation that can’t stop talking about the generation they were born in. Have a night dedicated to you and the best era of music (so sue me) with no cover charge and no guest list. Enjoy house pours and bottled beers at $10 and cop ‘90s gear from pop up store by Retro Gate.
This is The 90s happens 16 November, from 10pm at Intermission bar at The Projector.
It’s more than just the showcase, it’s the artistic practices behind. Spend an evening at a block party of multi-disciplinary arts, which includes catching the best of local film screenings, interacting with artists, and even a special, intimate look into the creative spaces or rehearsals in Studio Sessions.
Goodman: B-sides 2018 happens 17 November, 4 – 10 pm at Block B Goodman Arts Centre.
Already in its 34th edition, this year’s celebration of French cinema brings us a line up of close to 30 films spanning a wide range of genres, including a newly dedicated section to thriller and horror. From heartstring-tuggers to lighthearted comedies, there’s something for every film-lover.
French Film Festival 2018 happens until 18 November at various venues.
Headlined by velvety vocalist Yuna and NYC legends Interpol, the three-day music festival is for those who are ready to ease out of mainstream beats and into the indie music whirlpool. Back after a hiatus last year, this year’s acts cover from local darlings Sobs, nighttime indulgence Cigarettes After Sex and hit-makers Peking Duk.
Neon Lights 2018 happens 9 – 11 November at Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179618.
Part of the Leica Foto Festival Singapore 2018, the cult German camera brand is giving photographers and amaterus alike the rare opportunity to join in workshops conducted by Leica ambassadors and much more completely free of charge. Read more about Leica Playground here.
Leica Playground happens 10 – 11 November, 11am – 6pm at Wheeler’s Yard, Singapore 328781.
Celebrating the life that flows through Singapore, Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay transforms into a multi-event party ground. Participate in Halloween with a local twist, watch a live gameshow or movie screening, or shop at the LAH Bazaar. Look out for the LED kite show that turns the sky into a flourescent aquarium.
Singapore River Festival happens until 11 November.
There’s no shying away from a good drink. When it’s the debut of the exclusive limited edition Auchentoshan 30 year old Single Cask Release, it’s an arms open embrace. Indulge in 500 exceptional labels from over 20 countries, learn through a series of masterclasses with a lineup of experts, and possibly win a year’s supply of wines and whiskies.
1855 Wine & Whisky Week happens until 11 November at Suntec City.
Who better to helm a Mediterranean kitchen takeover than world acclaimed Chef Yossi Elad of Jerusalem’s Machneyuda and London’s The Palomar? With a menu of standouts like the Shakshukit, a market-like atmosphere with a live falafel station, new Israeli music, and a Seedlip pop up bar of bespoke cocktails, it’s pretty much the bar mitzvah we’ve never had.
A Taste of Jerusalem with Chef Yossi Elad happens 2 – 7 November at Wild Honey Mandarin Gallery.
As halloween comes to an end, here is your last chance to celebrate the dead. Back for its 4th edition, the event will feature a full day of music, a sumptious array of Mexican and Latin American food, Mariachi performances and dance workshops by talents from Mexico and Singapore. Get your tickets here.
Dia de Muertos Singapore 2018 happens 3 November, from 12 pm at F1 Pit Building.
How about a festival that isn’t held in excess? Featuring over 70 mindful brands, transformative talks, delicious healthy eats, organic booze, interactive art and games, this is where fun and social environmental responsibility go hand in hand. Don’t forget to get your tickets for the four transformative talks full of engaging, actionable insights that will empower and inspire.
The Conscious Festival by Green is The New Black happens 3 – 4 November, 11 am – 7 pm at PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel.
Before you scroll through to see where you’d like to celebrate this ghoulish event, let us help with foolproof costume ideas for you. You’ll even get to win some fine Champagne Cognac in the process.
All events happen on 27 October, from 10 pm.
How out of touch are you if you haven’t heard of the biggest sneaker and streetwear convention in Singapore? We’re kidding. But not really. Here’s what to expect from Sole Superior’s sixth year this weekend.
Street Superior happens 27 – 28 October, 12 pm – 10 pm at Pasir Panjang “A” Power Station.
Good vibes indeed. We like to think Multiple GRAMMY® Award winner, platinum selling artiste Jason Mraz is making this only stop in Asia this year for us. It may not necessarily be the case, but I just want you to have it all. Here’s to the good times we’re gonna have.
Good Vibes with Jason Mraz happens 27 October, 8 pm at National Stadium.
Has it been a decade of sustainable water supply? This feat is definitely worth a full-blown carnival. Enjoy from 100 food and craft vendors, live band, dance, and sand art performances, as well as a river cruise along Marina Reservoir to the Floating Platform to learn how the magic happens. Did we mention the fireworks at the end?
Marina Barrage 10th anniversary happens 26 – 28 October at Marina Barrage.
It’s not a gentleman’s club. Neither is it an artist’s workshop, nor a private clubhouse. It’s all that rolled into one dynamic space. From CARRÉ DISCO to CARRÉ PARK and even CARRÉ-OK, that’s just a taste of the full-day, whole-weekend tribute to the beloved Hermès silk square. Make sure to check out the on-site atelier where you can witness carré designers and artisans create in real time. Complimentary shuttle services are available from Liat Towers and Plaza Singapura taxi stands. Admission is free, but register to join for priority access.
Hermès Carré Club happens 19 – 21 October, 11 am – 8 pm at 3 Lady Hill Road, Singapore 258672.
Well, this is technically not in Singapore, but it’s just under an hour away. Upgrade your Sunday brunch with free flow rosé wine and beer, DIY Pimms and Bloody Mary stations, and unlimited à la carte dining. For the first time in the colonial estate’s history, The Sanchaya welcomes day guests to enjoy the world-class spa, get active with croquet or archery, or simply relax by the gorgeous pool and beach areas.
Sanchaya Sundays happens 21 October at The Sanchaya Bintan. For reservations, call +62 770 692200.
If the world is better with wine for you, head down the Bay to taste over 25o wines arranged by Light, Medium, Full-bodied and paired with gourmet treats prepared by renowned chefs. Compare a full-bodied Barossa Shiraz next to its full-bodied kindred from other regions and expect expert-led classes and stories from an esteeemed host of winemakers.
Wine Fiesta 2018 happens 19 – 21 October at The Fullerton Bay Hotel.
Here’s your one-time chance to meet the top designers and craftsmen of Singapore who create bespoke or limited edition designs. Spanning fashion to furnishings, learn more about their inspiration and get the opportunity to commission pieces exclusive to you.
Singapore Designer Trunk Show happens 19 – 21 October, 11 am – 7pm at Keepers@National Design Centre.
Audi Brand Experience
The first of this scale within the region, Audi will be revealing exciting innovations for the future, spotlighting more than 3o cars in the driving showcase. See the arrival of the brand’s range of full-size models, namely the Audi A6, A7 Sportback, A8, Q8 and the Audi e-tron, the brand’s first fully-electric SUV. Tickets start from $9.
Audi Brand Experience Singapore 2018 happens until 14 October at Marina Bay Sands’ Expo & Convention Centre.
Lose yourself in a Dance Dance Revolution dance-off or battle it out in a game of Bishi Bashi with your pals. Challenge the claw machines, or the Hi-Striker to earn yourself free drinks. Then groove to beats reminiscent of bygone club nights with Dj Tang. Entry is free but register early to secure valuable game tokens for the throwback night ahead.
Arcade G Session happens 11 October, from 7 pm at Hotel G Singapore.
The SkyBar atop Marina Bay Sands transforms into an island paradise with tiki-inspired cocktails, specially curated menu and infectious exotic beats. Soak into the sunset with rich Polynesian flavours mixed into Tropic Thunder, Passion Mojo and Tanqueray Smash cocktails, complete with life-sized Tiki Toss game, rhythmic beats and tropical island vibes.
TIKI-LAH happens 12 October, from 4 pm at CÉ LA VI.
Underground music fans rejoice. The newly minted record store is collaborating with one of Japan’s leading record labels. Curiously also concieved as a record store, Jazzy Sport is bringing its original music producer Grooveman Spot for a two-day event supported by Bongomann, Drem and Intriguant amongst other local taste makers.
Jazzy Sport pop-up happens 12 – 13 October at White Label Records.
Jim Beam Highball pop-up bar
It’s highball heaven at Clarke Quay. It’s exciting to get the chance to make your own, but if you just want to enjoy your drinks without lifting a finger, the highball draft machine churns out über-fizzy Jim Beam highballs in six fruity flavours. Pair that with signature dishes from Kushikatsu Tanaka, Ras, and Hooters, and get a free chip to redeem a game session with each purchase. Then be rewarded with more highballs when you win!
Jim Beam Highball pop-up bar happens until 13th October, 6 – 11.30 pm at Clarke Quay fountain.
With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Need we say more?
Kinky Boots happens 5 – 14 October at Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands.
It’s hard to find excuses not to work out when there’s the first ever experiential fitness party happening this weekend. The glow-in-the-dark event invites all in on three simple steps: PUSH your limit with the dynamic workouts, POWER yourself from nutritious F&B partners, and PARTY the night off as a well-deserved reward. Tickets start from $55.
PUMA Train #24seven happens 7 October, 10 am – 10 pm at Suntec Convention hall 403.
Feast like a king on Bier Knacker Sausage, Rotisserie of Pig Belly and Thueringer Snail Sausage. Barcycle your way through The Oval fueled by beer. Immerse yourself in traditional German beer games, dance and music. It’s as German as you can get, just don’t forget to go dressed in white and blue!
Oktoberfest Carnival happens 6 – 7 October, from 5 pm at Wildseed Cafe & Bar @ The Summerhouse.
One of highest clubs in Singapore will be presenting the tallest champagne tower in the city. Togther with high octane beats of resident all-star DJs, unparalleled panoramic urban skyline, it’s a good night to get ‘high’.
Bar Rouge x Moët & Chandon: The Highest Pour happens 5 October, from 9pm at Bar Rouge, Swissôtel The Stamford.
It’s been four whole decades since the OG of movie musicals took the world by storm. Pink Ladies, beauty school dropouts and Greased Lightning fans, come dressed for complimentary entry. Step it up all the way and you might just win two bottles of Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial for Best Dressed.
Grease Annivesary Theme Party happens 29 September from 9pm at NINETEEN80.
Trust us, the four-day gastronomy event is one to be in the know about so you can make an informed decision on which to attend (we say all). Celebrity chefs, world-class bartenders, esteemed wine masters. There’s a lot happening so we’ve broken it down for you here.
The GREAT Food Festival happens 27 to 30 September at Resorts World Sentosa.
The happiest 5k on the Planet returns with a new superhero-themed tour. In other words, the perfect excuse to run with the batman mask you bought for last year’s halloween that’s collecting dust in the closet. Yes, that’s oddly specific… but do register soon as tickets are selling out fast.
The Color Run: Hero Tour happens 29 September, 4 pm at Palawan Green.
We don’t need to tell you the phenomenal musical’s accolades. You don’t need to know it’s winner of over 70 major international awards, or more than 90 million people around the world have seen it. It’s Lion King. Revisiting our shores since seven years ago, Disney’s beloved film is a spectacular experience that will redefine your expectations of theatre.
The Lion King Singapore happens until 23 September at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands.
They’re not Singapore’s largest craft festival in name only. There’s local and regional beer, handcrafted spirits and brewers masterclasses. All perfectly accompanied by bites from Vatos Urban Tacos, and artisanal retail on the weekend. If you’re more of a slow Sunday folk, go for the family-friendly Sunday Brunch. Tickets start from $20.
Craft Singapore happens 21 – 23 September at 30 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069114.
Nothing spells theatre like Shakespeare’s Globe. Catch one of the three playwright’s most popular plays scheduled—Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice and The Taming of the Shrew, or go with the upheld traditions of unpredictability where the choice of play falls into your hands in the Audience Choice shows.
Shakespeare’s Globe happens until 22 September at SOTA concert hall.
Art After Dark needs no introduction as it celebrates its sixth anniversary in its largest birthday bash yet. Old and new fans can look forward to precinct-wide art from ongoing and upcoming exhibitions, live music, good food and a great time.
Art After Dark happens on 21 September, from 7 pm at Gillman Barracks.
There’s much to see and do at this space with over 500 international food and retail vendors. Launched not only to empower young enterprises but also to inspire visitors through leading entrepreneural workshops, showing up is both an opportunity to enjoy yourself and support the cause.
CMYK happens 20 – 23 September, 3 – 11 pm at Bayfront event space.
Fret not even if you didn’t get your tickets to the race, there’s still plenty to do for the biggest event this month. Rev up for the concert line up, or sit back and enjoy the view from above.
Formula 1 2018 happens 14 – 16 September at Marina Bay Street Circuit.
The guys responsible for hungover Mondays are finally celebrating their second birthday, back with crowd pleasers FUNK BSTRD, Toppings and Bongomann. Cover charge for tickets are pay as you please, so be generous, and make the most of it.
Ice Cream Sundays 2 Year Anniversary happens 16 September, 2 – 10 pm at MOCA@Loewen.
If debauchery is the word to describe what goes down at Lulu Lounge every event, you can expect a double dose for F1 weekend with addictive cocktails and Australia’s leading burlesque showgirls The Sugar Duchess and Fifi Fontaine.
Va Va Vroom Weekend happens 14 – 16 September, 9 pm to 6 am at Lulu Lounge.
A madhouse of art, ideas, and performances colliding in one space, the very first signature event kicks off with a panel discussion before unfolding into a slew of performances. Delving into issues of local landscape and cultural heritage, the lineup will be accompanied by mahjong, calligraphy and nostalgic games.
SAD: Going, Going, Gone…??? happens 1 & 15 September, 6 pm–12 am at The Substation Theatre & Gallery.
35 emerging acts. 18 countries. 13 years and going. If you’re the one in the group who discovers music talents before they become mainstream, Asia’s premiere independent music festival is a must. Including closing with the Singapore edition of Liquid Nights at Zouk, it’s a full showcase of promising performances not to be missed.
Music Matters Live 2018 happens 7 – 12 September at Clarke Quay.
Foodpanda is throwing a pop-up block party with over 20 vendors spanning music, fitness, and the best of Singapore’s food and bar scene. Match bartenders behind 28 Hong Kong Street with bites from Park Bench Deli—plus absolutely free entry— for a weekend of fatally amazing combinations.
BITES & VIBES happens 9 September, 12 – 10 pm at Amoy Street.
Consider yourself an amateur photographer or not, the SIPF is for all. In its sixth year, talks, workshops, and exhibitions dive into intimate realms and broader narratives connected by the multiplicity of human experiences in Like You, Me, Everybody Else.
Singapore International Photography Festival happens 6 – 9 September across various venues.
Three words—rooftop carpark discotheque. It’s a night of funk, soul, groove, tropical, world music, afrobeat, hip-hop, house and disco from a lineup of local bar scene’s choice DJs, USA’s Casie Lane of Parental Control, and DOOMPH’s Jean-Baptiste all the way from France.
The Great Escape presents Kampong Boogie happens 7 September, from 9 pm at Golden Mile Tower level 5.
In continuation of The Botanist Residencies Series that took Singapore’s bar scene by storm earlier this year, Hisatsugu Saito of Bar Trench and the newly-opened Ars & Delecto will be in town for a guest bartending stint. It’s two nights only, so seize the chance to try the exclusive 10 drink menu inspired by the seasons and co-created by Gibson’s own bartenders.
The Botanist Residencies happens 31 August & 1 September at Gibson Cocktail Bar.
From London to Los Angeles, this annual Thai food fest makes its final stop right here in Singapore. If you’re a fan of the cuisine, get excited for 24 key dishes from eight notable local Thai restaurants. There will be food booths, live music, and of course, Chang beer.
Chang Sensory Trails 2018 happens 31 August – 1 September, 4 – 10 pm at The Lawn @ Marina Bay.
Held among the permanent design concept exhibition, expect to see crafts in mediums of cermaics, literature, art, and accessories. The one night only market avails free entry into the museum and the chance to engage and support original works and their skilled creators.
MAAD: Market of Artists And Designers happens on 31 August, 5 pm – 12 am at Red Dot Design Museum.
Created to provide a platform for local artisanal and music talents, Wheeler’s Estate is hosting its first weekend bazaar with the best of the restaurant, cafe and bar bites. Shop, eat and chill amidst the white colonial backdrop and acres of lush greenery.
Wheeler’s Market happens 1 -2 September, 9 am to 6 pm at Wheeler’s Estate.
Back for its tenth edition, the mega event brings you over 30 live entertainment acts, beer workshops, and most importantly, more than 600 beers to try. The culinary accompanimant doesn’t pale in comparison with a wide variety ranging from famous local names to well-loved indulgences.
Beerfest Asia 2018 happens 30 August – 2 September at The Meadow @ Gardens By The Bay.
The 11th edition of the signature light installations along our arts and heritage district is back to turn building facades into interactive sights. Experience a new light after dark with Night Lights and many other cool programmes in the line-up.
Singapore Night Festival 2018 happens 17 – 25 August along National Museum of Singapore.
Kick your shoes off and shuffle your feet on the sandy dancefloor by the sea. Presented by Tanjong Beach Club and Fat Fish Familia, come dressed in your Hawaiian best and hula to tropical beats. Dig into a sunset dinner of fresh coastal cuisine before showing your moves against the wavy palm trees and glowing neon lights backdrop.
Barefoot Tiki Nights happens 25 August at Tanjong Beach Club, Sentosa.
Experience the smooth delivery of well-penned verses by Grammy-award winner Chance The Rapper live. Lauded by both critics and fans, the rapper stays true to his craft and remains an independent artist by avoiding major record labels that want to sign him. Note: Coloring Book is the first streaming-only album to receive a nomination for, and win, a Grammy.
Watch Chance The Rapper live on 25 August at Zepp BIGBOX Singapore.
You may keep up with the latest chart-toppers, but are you woke enough to indulge in local and regional music? If you are, firstly, stay woke. Secondly, bring your friends to join you for this year’s collective of the best of the alternative music scene in and around Singapore.
Baybeats 2018 happens 17 – 19 August at Esplanade Theatres on the Bay.
Come to terms that it’s eternal summer here and make the best of it with an afternoon of beats, sips and slides. Enjoy Aperol Spritz at just $10 and complimentary access to WET®, but RSVP online by tomorrow for an additional welcome drink.
Summer state of mind happens 18 August, 2 – 8 pm at W Singapore Sentosa Cove.
Fitness junkies, how would you like to win a full set of the latest footwear launched by Reebok worth more than $1000? Simply pick from a series of pylometric and agility challenges, and even if you don’t win the grand prize, you will still receive a Reebok t-shirt and a 30% discount card.
Reebok Flexweave Challenge happens 18 – 19 August, 2 – 6 pm at Velocity @ Novena Square.
There are many perks to watching a film outdoors. Sure, it may not be as pristine, but with the open breeze and natural dark backdrop of night, not to mention the freedom to sit or lie any way you want. Do you still need convincing??
Films at the Fort happens until 19 August, 7.30 pm at Fort Canning Park.
Cointreau’s Singapore Sling
Once again, the French orange liqueur is back, this time to celebrate the nation’s 53 years of independence. Symbolic of cultural diversity and heritage, six bartenders hailing from different corners of the world have been invited to put their own spin on our uniquely Singaporean cocktail.
Cointreau’s Singapore Sling happens until 31 August at Antidone, Caffe Fernet, Elixir Bar, Publico, Summerlong, TESS Bar & Kitchen.
You might have had a crazy one last night. Why not continue the national celebration over the weekend with the best views, DJ Dynamix and Fadille? Wave your flags, paint the town rouge, and MAJULAH SINGAPURA.
National Day Weekend happens 9 – 11 August at Bar Rouge, Swissôtel The Stamford.
Colony Clothing brings long-established Osaka brand Ring Jacket and its signature pieces to us in this trunk show, which will be accompanied by an European array of suiting cloths including Vitale Barberis Canonico, Loro Piana, and Holland Sherry. Key fashion figure Mr.Sasamoto will also be present to recommend fitting styles.
Ring Jacket Trunk Show happens 10 – 11 August, 11 am to 8 pm at UE Square #01-37.
You msut be living under a rock if you’ve not heard of Esquire’s inaugural event. It’s an understatement to say there’s plenty to do. From panel discussions to intimate workshops, evening parties with BINGO and Open Mic Night, admission is free. Free food, free drinks, and a wealth of entertainment—all you have to do is register.
Esquire Shophouse 2018 happens 3 – 5 August at 13 Duxton Hill.
BANG BANG is celebrating its fourth anniversary by throwing the wildest pyjama party. Revel in a decandant pillow fight, balloon drop, and stunning laser show by entertainer extraordinaire Mickael Bellemene. First 100 guests receieve complimentary Belvederes and the chance to score bottles of bubbly when you come dressed in your best sleepwear!
BANG BANG’S Epic Pillow Fight happens on 4 August, from 10 pm at Pan Pacific Singapore.
It’s 10 days of over 100 brands in art installations, retail and food pop-ups. Hosted by champions of the local scene, k, and co-curated by founder Carolyn Kan and Project XIV founder SKL0, this five-storey block party is a one-stop for the best of what Singapore has to offer.
Keepers Playground of Infinite Happiness happens until 5 August at National Design Centre.
We’ve had Hendricks cucumber day, now celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Magarita. If you’re a fan of the refreshing classic, head to notable bars Mitzo, Employees Only, Lucha Loco, One-Ninety at Four Season among the few for a series of festive soirees, pop-up tastings, contests and more renditions of the Cointreau concoctions.
Margarita Loves Cointreau happens until 31 July at various participating venues.
As a celebration of Basilico’s 10th anniversary this year, you can enjoy Basilico’s three-course semi-buffet dinner with a choice from the 10 best dishes of Basilico since its inception a decade ago. Complete the dining experience with a selection of 20 wines from the regions of Marche, Liguria, Emilia and Toscana.
Basilico Basilissimo: Best of 10 Years happens until 31 July, 6.30 pm – 10 pm at Regent Singapore Hotel level 2.
If FIFA 2018 was not enough for you, you still have until end of this month to enjoy soccer fever with 2018 International Champions Cup. Catch Arsenal, Atlético de Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain in three matches starting from the 26th.
2018 International Champions Cup happens until 30 July at National Stadium.
Food. Glorious food. Partake in our national pastime with Sentosa’s 1km long food street across its party beach. Part of the Singapore Food Festival 2018, the feast features the island’s F&B operators alongside Singapore’s recognised second-gen hawkers. Sea breeze, live music, and great food, it’s where you would want to spend your weekend.
Sentosa GrillFest happens every weekend until 29 July at Siloso Beach.
In its fifth consecutive year, this Chinatown food street event is bringing back 1930s colonial Singapore. The multi-sensory journey indulges you in cultural fares introduced by early immigrants from as low as 50 cents. Visitors will also virtually see the iconic ’30s samsui ladies, coolie workers and opium smokers among the streets.
The 50 Cents Fest happens until 28 – 29 July, 11 am – 11 pm at Smith Street, Chinatown.
With the constant removal of historic landmarks and altering of our cultural landscape, these films are a form of silent demonstration. Catch four indie films from across the continents at one space (including one nine-hour documentary, if that’s what you’re up for) spotlighting cities at the hands of its people.
On the Block: Film Fest Weekend happens 27 – 29 July at The Substation Theatre.
Fancy a proper laugh? Back for its third instalment, this one-night only live show is set to have you in stitches. With Comedy Central’s selects Sugar Sammy, Aiko Tanaka, Esther Ku, Hung Le, Dwayne Perkins, and Ahmed Ahmed, show up for a stand up of off-limits jokes of diversity.
Comedy Central Stand Up, Asia! happens 13 July, 8:30 pm at Victoria Theatre.
If you’re not a cat-lover, feel free to skip this passage. And reflect on your poor life choices while you’re at it. If you are a cat enthusiast however, rejoice that for the first time, felines are getting a share of the spotlight. It’s an indulgence of local and international product vendors, educational talks, workshops, and of course, adorable felines.
Singapore Cat Festival happens 14 – 15 July, 11 am to 9 pm at Leisure Park Kallang, Level 1 atrium.
Sundays just got a lot more chill with this casual hang out at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. A passion project of DJ Zig Zach and Jade Amar, expect good ol’ House music, artisanal bakers and crafters, interior decor and fashion accessories all in one place. Oh and did we mention the hearty roasts from Camp Kilo Charcoal Club? It’s gonna be a great Sunday.
Sunday Social Market happens on 15 July, 12 – 10 pm at 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, Singapore 338987.
The tenth edition of this anticipated event featuring the best local vendors and performers is no small venture. Underground Market? ✔ DJ Sets? ✔ Yoga On The Streets? ✔ Artisan workshops? ✔ With all that’s in the lineup, street party must just be a humble name for a festive celebration of art, music, and culture.
Urban Ventures X Street Party happens 7 July, 4 – 10:30 pm at Temple Street.
Liquor lovers are not short on options this year, with yet another alcoholic festival happening this Saturday. The Japanese brother of Soju is the star of this showcase with over 450 labels from 45 breweries all over Japan. The largest in Southeast Asia, it’s your best bet at bagging seasonal and premium sakes along with limited edition artisanal table ware.
Sake Festival Singapore 2018 happens 23 June, 1 – 6 pm at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Didn’t get your fill at Ultra? Here’s another iconic annual music festival to be at. Celebrating the best of the Asian entertainment scene, you can enjoy the vibrant diversity of rising regional talents, headlined by our very own THELIONCITYBOY and Shigga Shay.
Sundown Festival happens 24 June, from 6 pm at Siloso Beach Sentosa.
Catch this highly-anticipated showdown between no. 11-ranked Donald Cerrone “Cowboy” and the rapidly rising British star Leon Edwards “Rocky” at the Octagon®. The fight card will also boast athletes from around the world and next generation MMA icons.
UFC Fight Night Welterweight Bout happens 23 June, 3 – 8 pm at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
We shouldn’t even need to mention this high profile annual music festival because you should have already gotten your tickets. If you need any more incentive, the third edition’s lineup sees Afrojack, DJ Snake and Nicky Romero amongst the few headliners to grace the mainstage.
Ultra Singapore 2018 happens on 15 – 16 June at 1 Bayfront Avenue.
Drinking? For a good cause? God must exist. Or at least the guys who created this clever global charity event. You have more than 80 bars to choose from to enjoy the classic Italian aperitif, and where better than Italian craft cocktail bar Marcello. Do try head bartender Palmira Bertuca’s Limonegroni, exclusively concocted for this annual event.
Negroni Week happens until 10 June at various participating venues.
It’s the ultimate #supportlocal event with 12 famous hawkers, dishes at $2 and beers for as low as $3. Not only do you get cheap yet amazing food with live music performances, all proceeds will go into funding future opportunities for hawker culture.
Tiger Street Food Festival happens on 8 June, 5 – 10:30 pm at Open Field @ Tan Quee Lan Street.