Weekend Warrior: July 13-15

Sentosa Grillfest. Photo: Sentosa

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.

Friday, July 13

Buns ‘N’ Roses

This new Friday night series by the bay unleashes old school bangers and indie, alt, and psychedelic rock with fun fringe stuff like beer pong battles and inking sessions by the people from Sailor Jerry.

9pm-late at OverEasy Fullerton. Free. 

CÉ LA VI x Le Du

CLV’s executive chef Joey Sergentakis will be joining forces with Chef Ton of Bangkok’s Le Du, which is currently ranked at 14th place on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, to present a five-course lunch and seven-course dinner menu of modern Asian and modern Thai cuisine for one weekend.

Until July 14; noon-3pm or 6pm-11pm at CÉ LA VI. 

Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! Live

Get your funny bone tickled by the likes of Aiko Tanaka, Dwayne Perkins, Esther Ku, Sugar Sammy, and Hung Le at this stand-up event.

8:30pm at Victoria Theatre. $88-$108. 

Composition – Rules Within Objects

This exhibition with planning collaborator Motohiro Tomii focuses on imagination, creation, shapes, and forms, with “sculptures” of everyday products used in a different way than their original purpose.

Until Aug 26; daily 10am-10pm at Open Muji, Muji Plaza Singapura. Free. 

Happy Ever Laughter – Standup Comedy Madness!

Dream Academy’s fourth edition of this local stand-up comedy event pits 12 of Singapore’s top comedians against each other on the stage, with Irene Ang, Koh Chieng Mun, Selena Tan, Sebastian Tan, Suhaimi Yusof, and Kumar battling Alaric Tay, Judee Tan, Sharul Channa, Fakkah Fuzz, Preetipls, and Rishi Budhrani.

Until July 29; Tues-Sat 8pm, Sat-Sun 3pm at Capitol Theatre. $60-$140.

Mutatis Mutandis: Abstract Painting Exhibition

A group show by five NAFA Fine Arts Certificate Programme alumni, this exhibition explores the connections between shapes, forms, lines, and colors, with an aim of detaching from the conventional representations of physical objects.

Until July 15; 11am-8pm at The Arts House, Gallery II. Free. 

Sentosa Grillfest

The second edition of this food street by the beach offers a 1km-long row of 21 F&B vendors from within and beyond Sentosa, hawking dishes such as salted egg yolk chicken and laksa mentai soft shell crab rice bowls. There’ll also be fairy lights, roaming performers, and local acts like The JumpStart, Pam Khi & The One Boy Band, and AnchorBlanc to keep you entertained.

Until July 29; every Fri-Sun at Siloso Beach. 

Singapore Food Festival

This year marks the festival’s 25th, with loads of food events as usual, including the likes of STREAT (July 13-14), the two-day pop-up featuring traditional and modern takes on local classics by hawkers and chefs; Park Bench Deli collabs (July 15 & 29) with Roast Paradise and Rumah Makan Minang; Curry Day by Old Chang Kee (July 27-28); a Hawker Spotlight on Amoy Street Food Centre (July 20); Singapore Restaurant Festival (July 1-Sept 30) and more.

Until July 29; various timings at various locations. Free and ticketed. 

Weis Sorbet Shack

This one-month pop-up at Orchard by Weis Sorbet features flavors like Australian Mango, Refreshing Lemon, and Summer Berries, with scoops going for $3.50 for a single and $6.50 for a double.

Until Aug 12; daily noon-10pm at open area outside Ngee Ann City. 


Saturday, July 14

Cake Club

Stuff your face with cake, cake, and more cake at this sweet tooth event, with everything from lava cakes to galaxy cakes.

Until Aug 26; noon-9pm every Sat & Sun at Glasshouse, #03-03 Marina Square. Free.

Noise Mayhem: Art Innovators in the Digital Age

This talk on how digital technology can be used as a medium in the arts features speakers like Eugene Soh and Debbie Ding.

2pm-4pm at Function Room 3, Drama Centre, National Library Building. Free with pre-registration. 

Retrospect: 90s Throwback Night

Get nostalgic with ’80s and ’90s anthems at Avry, with DJs spinning everything from pop hits to guilty pleasures.

11pm-late at Avry. $20 before midnight, $35 after midnight; both include one drink. 

Singapore Cat Festival

The first ever cat festival in Singapore features educational talks, sharing sessions with cat owners, an adoption drive, and a market of offerings from local and international cat product vendors.

Until July 15; 11am-9pm at Leisure Park Kallang, L1 Atrium. Free.


Sunday, July 15

Hello Kitty Run

The famous character’s 5km fun run returns with Hello Kitty-themed everything, from the finisher tee to the medal.

8am at The Promontory @ Marina Bay. $60.

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