A quick digest of the coolest happenings in Singapore.
Friday, April 26
Pushing forward its operating hours, NINETEEN80 opens earlier with chilled out sets played by DJs from around the world. Mexican DJ Sould Out kickstarts this early evening series with genres such as soul, funk, jazz, and disco with a Mexican twist.
6pm-9:30pm at NINETEEN80. $18.
View the works of Sha Ying as he showcases his black-and-white photos of Chinatown taken from 1995 to 2002. This project aims to show how the landscape of Chinatown has changed due to urbanization and social development.
Until May 12; Various timings at Objectifs. Free.
Chef-owner of Le Binchotan Jeremmy Chiam is launching a three-month dining program called Supper Special, in which Chiam will flex his creativity in the kitchen with new supper dishes every few weeks. As part of the program, he’ll also be doing a “Jeremmy and Friends” across three weekends (April 25-27, May 9-11, and June 6-8) in which Chiam will pair up with fellow chefs like Damian D’Silva to present collaborative dishes inspired by their different backgrounds.
Until June 30; 9:30pm–11:30pm at Le Binchotan. $35.
The Phantom of the Opera is here… in Singapore. So if you haven’t seen Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous musical about a disfigured musical genius who haunts the Paris Opera House and falls in love with a young soprano, you’ve got the next couple months to do so. And if you have, well, you can always relive the magic of “Think Of Me”, “The Music of The Night”, “Masquerade” and, of course, the titular track.
Until June 8; Various timings at Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands. $75-$205.
Inspired by Inch’s recent expedition to Antarctica, this performance will show how the local singer-songwriter ventured into scriptwriting. Her first ever full-length script, on display in a multi-sensorial presentation, features spatial and costume design and multiple scents.
Until May 4; Various timings at Home of TheatreWorks. $28-$48.
Saturday, April 27
This 10-hour affair offers unlimited cocktails, bubbly, and wine along with dessert and canapés. Be entertained by host and local drag queen, Mona Kee Kee, while you scarf down copious amounts of food and booze at the “R21 party.”
Noon–10pm. WOOBAR. $350.
Sample The Botanic’s new dishes and other classics by executive chef Shannon Binnie and his team, with a selection of plant-based dishes and vegan offerings alongside free-range and organic meat and seafood. There’ll also be cocktails and beats by DJ Ari.
Noon-4pm at The Botanic. $15 per person, $89 for 5-course menu.
Known for his signature gold bird mask and house-indie remixes, German-born producer DJ Claptone will be performing at the rooftop bar lounge for a night.
10pm-late at Cé La Vi. $38.
Fashion Revolution Singapore and TaFF (Textile and Fashion Federation Singapore) have partnered up to showcase the need for change in the way our clothes and produced and sourced. Take part in workshops and panel discussions or have a look at installations and exhibits at this event.
11am-8:30pm at The Cocoon Space at Design Orchard. Free.
Back for its third edition, the fest wants you to get fit with workouts by a line-up of international fitness stars. But if you can’t make it, look out for the #FitForGood pop-ups happening around the CBD area where all proceeds go to supporting families from Children’s Wishing Well.
8:30am–9pm at Marina Bay Sands. $88.
Watch Australian DJ Throttle spin remixes of 70’s disco and jazz with modern hip-hop and funk at this collaboration between Grey Goose and Bar Rouge.
10pm-late at Bar Rouge. Presale tickets $20, door sale tickets at $30; both include one drink.
Sunday, April 28
Step out of your Netflix coma and have a day out in the sun with fun activities paired with booze and tunes to dance to by The Ice Cream Sundays crew.
1pm–late at Tanjong Beach Club. Free entry.
Have pancakes 11 different ways with both sweet and savory toppings, then wash it all down with light, sparkling cocktails at this weekend brunch.
First seating: 11am-1:30pm. Second seating: 2pm-4:30pm at SIRI House. $65.