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Upcoming Concerts and Festivals
Keep up with the latest concerts and festivals compiled in this list!
Future World and Digital Light Canvas Refresh 2022
From Nov. 26, ArtScience Museum’s permanent exhibition, Future World: Where Art Meets Science, as well as Digital Light Canvas by teamLab at The Shoppes, will reopen following extensive redevelopment works to reveal artworks that invite visitors to experience these dynamic spaces in a new light.
From 26. Nov at the ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Sole Superior 2022
After two years, the event all sneakerheads in Singapore look forward to, Sole Superior returns for a physical event on Nov. 26. This year’s event will be held at underground nightlife spot, Drip.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite and start from S$10.
Happening on 26. Nov, From 1pm to late at Drip, 100 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238840
Christmas on a Great Street
The great Christmas light-up on Orchard Road returns again for the festive season. Take a stroll down the busy shopping precinct to catch the twinkly lights, light projections on shopping malls and maybe catch some buskers in action singing carols.
From Nov. 12, 2022 to Jan. 2, 2023, all along Orchard Rd
Eat with dinosaurs in a Jurassic-themed dining hall
Jurassic Nest, is Singapore’s first dinosaur-themed food hall with 18 hyper-realistic gigantic dinos including the T-rex, Velociraptor and Brachiosaurus. Also calling the food hall home are 4 Michelin-recognized brands like Hawker Chan, Tsuta, Bismillah Biryani and Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang.
Jurassic Nest, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Rifle Range Nature Reserve
Located along Rifle Range Road, the park is also the site of the former Sin Seng Quarry, which ceased operations in 1998. The area covers approximately the size of 123 football fields and visitors can embark on more than 7 km of trails and boardwalks – each offering a different experience.
Maroon 5 returns to Singapore
The band kicks off their Asia tour in Singapore and is set to serenade audiences with familiar chart-topping tunes.
Happening on 28. Nov, 8pm, Singapore National Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr, Singapore 397629
Night Safari presents: The 4 Tasmanian Devils
A new gang of mammals has arrived in Singapore! The four Tasmanian Devils — Crumpet, Snickers, Jesse and Panini — are now accepting visitors after a four-year journey of trying to get them to the city-state.
The Devils were brought over with help from Australia’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania under the Save the Tasmanian Devil Programme, where they help care for Devils with Devil Facial Tumour Disease, a highly contagious transmissible cancer that results in large facial tumors.
Get your tickets now to meet the small but feisty creatures up close!
Night Safari, open 6:30pm to midnight (Last entry at 11:15pm) at the Wallaby Exhibit, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Wild Rice presents: Pinocchio
Local theatre house Wild Rice will be premiering its Pinocchio play from Nov. 17 to Dec. 24.
Directed by Pam Oei, the approximately 2 hour-15-minute family-friendly musical is a reimagination of the classic children’s novel. It explores why we sometimes can’t help but lie.
Tickets start from S$30.
Wild Rice, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre in Funan, 107 North Bridge Rd, Level 4, Singapore 179105
‘Aging Singapore’ by Jose Jeuland
These elderly Singaporeans with unique hobbies and personalities are being spotlighted in a photography exhibition at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore from now till Dec. 14.
Photographed by French documentary and commercial photographer Jose Jeuland, Aging Singapore will document stories from local elderly and prove that Singapore having an aging population is not all bad.
Admission is free and the exhibition is open 24 hours.
East Garden Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
‘Superheroes vs Supervillains’ by UltraSuperNew x Kult Gallery
UltraSuperNew Gallery and Kult Studio & Gallery are having joint exhibitions where they will face off with each taking the side of Superheroes and Supervillains.
The artworks are created by local and international artists in the form of prints, paintings, figurines, NFTs, textiles, and more.
Both exhibitions are within walking distance from each other.
For more information, you can check out their website.
Till Nov. 27 from 12pm to 8pm at 168 Tyrwhitt Road and 409 Race Course Road, #03-01A.
Doraemon exhibition lands at National Museum of Singapore
One of Japan’s beloved characters is having an exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore from Nov. 5 till Feb. 5 next year with 40 contemporary artworks from 28 contemporary artists.
The works are sectioned into different areas. Original manga drawings are specially shipped from the Japanese creator’s museum in Japan, and contemporary artworks by respectable artists (both Japanese and local) show their own creative interpretation of the robot cat.
There’s also a popup cafe selling Dorayakis and a merchandise store selling all things Doraemon.
Till Feb. 5 2023 at National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897, open 10am to 7pm daily (last admission at 6:30pm)
Avatar: The Experience in Gardens by the Bay
The alien world of Pandora from James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi film Avatar has taken over the Cloud Forest in Gardens by the Bay from now till March next year.
It’s only a month till the film’s sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, premieres and in the meantime, go through an immersive walkthrough featuring animatronics, suspenseful soundtracks and interactive spaces through five different zones.
Till Mar. 31, 2023 at Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, #03-02/03, Singapore 018953, open 9am to 9pm daily (last admission 8pm)
Yun Nans Stonepot Fish opens at Northpoint City
Yun Nans is opening a new restaurant serving Stonepot Fish at Northpoint City on Nov. 5.
The dish, which is powered by high-pressure steaming and boils in minutes, drew a four-hour-long queue when it first opened in China.
The pots are imported from Yun Nan and made of natural granite to pressure steam the freshly slaughtered fish in the broth in less than six minutes.
Yun Nans Stonepot Fish, open 11:30am to 10pm daily, Northpoint City, #01-103 (South Wing), 1 Northpoint Drive, Singapore 768019
Seijo Ishii pop up opens at Isetan Scotts
Japanese supermarket chain Seijo Isjii is having a pop up from Nov. 4 to 17 selling 42 specific items selected out of over 10,000 in their inventory.
These include items from its original house brands – Seijo Ishii and Seijo Ishii desica.
The supermarket currently operates about 200 stores in Japan.
350 Orchard Rd, Shaw House, Singapore 238868
Coravin Pivot Wine Preservation System
A nifty wine device by global wine tech company Coravin Inc. lets you keep your still wines for up to a month.
So no more fussing over finishing that bottle of wine because the brand’s latest invention Coravin Pivot preserves still wines using Argon gas.
The device is now available in all 1855 The Bottle Shop outlets.
Haidilao employs robots at new Northshore Plaza outlet
Yes, we’re not kidding. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Chinese hotpot chain has leveled up with robotic arms made to pick and serve guests the ingredients they ordered.
Open 10:30am to 4am daily at Northshore Plaza, 407 Northshore Drive, #01-01 Northshore Plaza I, Singapore 820407
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Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice opens at Vivo City
The famous Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice is now serving its hearty plates at its first stand-alone mall stall in VivoCity.
A new menu item exclusive to the outlet is a Sharing Platter for two. Their food is still served on red hawker plates with a traditional interior. There’s also a large display window boasting its array of piled-up food like its fried pork and chicken chops, prawns, braised pork and chap chye (mixed vegetables).
Open daily from 10am to 10pm at VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585, B2-23A.
Sentosa Food Fest
Sentosa is having its very first Sentosa Food Fest from Oct. 21 to Dec. 31 for all foodies to gorge on 10 consecutive weeks’ worth of food in line with Sentosa’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.
The Sentosa Food Truck Fiesta (Nov. 18 to 27) will then take place after the GrillFest and will be screening movies by the beach and catering supper.
The Craft Beer Jamboree (Nov. 25 to Dec. 4) will make sure everyone is hydrated with local and international craft beers.
More food programs and activities including cooking and sustainable farming workshops will also be available.
Entry is free. For more information, check out their website.
Small Tables serves up Ipoh goodness
Enjoy Ipoh flavors while watching the hustle and bustle of the chaotic Orchard. A new cafe situated along the sidewalks of Orchard is serving up 26 dishes that include signature Ipoh dishes and the almighty white coffee.
Try the Ipoh Curry Mee, the Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun or go crazy with the Whole Fish Otah and the meaty platter that has barbequed pork and crispy roasted pork belly.
Open 11:30am to 10pm Monday to Thursday; 11:30am to 11pm Friday and Saturday; and 11am to 10pm on Sunday, 9 Scotts Road, Pacific Plaza, #01-09/10/11/12, Singapore 228210
Local skateboarding school to open indoor skatepark
Por Vida Skateboarding is opening an indoor skatepark on Oct. 1 in the basement of GR.iD Mall on Selegie Road. Skaters of all ages and skills can hone their skills or learn at the 6,708-sqft space equipped with mini ramps, quarter pipes, rails and many more.
Open daily 10am to 10pm at 1 Selegie Road (GR.iD Mall), #B1-11 Singapore 188306
XM Studios unveils 1:30 scale Batcave
To celebrate Gotham’s superhero, Kitchener Complex’s XM Studios has unveiled its Batcave with new statues alongside exclusive DC collectibles and merchandise.
The Batcave features incredibly detailed replicas of the Bat Armory, Bat Computer, Trophy Room and more.
Open 11am to 8pm daily at XM Studios, Level 3, Kitchener Complex, 809 French Road.
MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing at ArtScience Museum
A colorful exhibit aimed at normalizing conversations about mental health issues has arrived from Melbourne to ArtScience Museum.
MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing has 24 interactive installations from contemporary artists, scientists, makers, and designers all around the world that touch on weighty topics like addiction, anxiety and suicide.
Tickets are S$21 per adult and S$18 for Singapore residents.
Till 26 Feb. 2023 at ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974, open 10am to 7pm daily, last entry at 6pm. For more information, head over to their website.
Jurong Bird Park’s A Flight To Remember
Jurong Bird Park is moving out soon and they have a line up of activities for guests before its big rebranding next year.
The 20.2-hectare park, home to 3,500 birds across 400 species, is offering trails and will be recreating the park’s old cuckoo clock tower and Panorail.
Till Jan. 3 at Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill, 628925. For more information, head over to their website.
Korean street food stall-inspired Daejim opens at Tanjong Pagar
Several cuts of meat, raw beef and soy marinated crabs for the more adventurous, and soju cocktails are just some of the many things offered at Daejim.
The restaurant, inspired by traditional Korean pojangmacha aka street food stall tents spread across South Korea, hopes to bring people together with their love for Korean cuisine.
Open daily from 12pm to 3pm for lunch, 5pm to 2am for dinner at 4 Craig Road, Singapore 089664
Immerse yourself in a series of candlelit classical concerts performed by string quartets, oriental strings and pianists at various iconic locations.
For the latest updates, ticketing details and the full lineup, check out their website.
Patricia Piccinini: We Are Connected
These hyper-realistic sculptures might give you the creeps but Australian artist Patricia Piccinini vows that her works share a mutual loving connection between humans and animals.
Now at ArtScience Museum, Piccinini’s bizarre creatures explore a future where hybrids exist cohesively for the better rather than at an expense of other species.
The over 40 works are exhibited throughout six sections of the space in sculptures, installations, videos, and collages.
Till Jan. 29 at the ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974, last entry is at 6pm.
Nothing is Forever: Rethinking Sculpture in Singapore
National Gallery is presenting its first major sculpture exhibition in 30 years with an interesting set of art including tombstones from Bukit Brown cemetery and a morbid interpretation of Sir Stamford Raffles that encapsulates sculpture’s history and evolution in Singapore.
Till 5 Feb 2023 at National Gallery Singapore’s Ngee Ann Kongsi Concourse Gallery and The Spine Hall, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Level B1 Basement Concourse in the City Hall Wing.