A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.
Friday, May 10
Bar Rouge’s first-ever sneaker night sees an evening of hip hop beats provided by DJ Rattle and Mr. Boo, plus urban apparel vendors such as Slickies and Freshly Pressed Socks, and hourly giveaways after midnight. There will also be a sneaker cleaning station to keep your kicks looking fresh, courtesy of Jason Markk.
6pm-late at Bar Rouge. $25 after 10:30pm.
Back for its 29th edition, this film festival will showcase 27 contemporary films from 27 countries in Europe. Films such as Norway’s The Wave, Hungary’s The Whiskey Bandit, and Italy’s Magical Nights will be screened.
Until May 19; Various timings at National Gallery Singapore. Various prices.
This Game of Thrones whisky pop-up at Changi Airport’s T3 departure hall is holding regularly scheduled tastings of the GoT whisky collection served neat, on the rocks, or in cocktails, which are then paired with small dishes meant to complement the characteristics of the House of Westeros that represents each scotch (so, for instance, you’ve got House Stark with associations of cold weather and being stoic and hardy, which is paired with the spiced, rich and malty Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost). Or you could just get your Iron Throne selfie on, and then bounce.
Until May 28 at Changi Airport’s Terminal 3 departure hall. Various prices.
Visitors can rest their bodies and minds at this event, which will also include group meditation classes led by coaches using crystals and sound healing. There will also be an array of card readings and a variety of “healing sessions.”
Until May 12; 11am-8pm at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Free entry.
As part of its second anniversary, Lulu’s will host a sultry casino-themed event (think 007 films) with games such as giant-sized dice and playing cards. There will also be a UV backdrop of a Diamond Spade, amongst other photo ops. As for entertainment, international performing artist Michael Bellemene will take the stage alongside burlesque dancers and local drag queens Mona Kee Kee and Becca D’Bus.
Until May 11; 9pm-late at Lulu’s Lounge.
Sample cocktails shaken up by headlining bartenders from names on the list of World’s 50 Best Bars and Asia’s 50 Best Bars lists when the festival returns this weekend. There will also be bar tours, live musical acts, and bites to nibble on.
Until May 18; 4pm-11pm at Empress Lawn. Free entry.
Launching its fifth seasonal pop-up store, this showcase will display original To Tokyo merchandise alongside bilingual street magazines on Japanese fashion, culture, and food that are only distributed in Tokyo.
Until July 31; 10:30am-8:30pm at Orchard MRT Xchange. Free entry.
Saturday, May 11
One-Michelin starred restaurant, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, will be hosting Argentinian mixologist of Florería Altantico for one night, where he will be shaking up four new creations to try.
8:30pm-late at CUT by Wolfgang Puck.
Back for its second year of King Pong, this party beckons you to gather around and watch or participate in a grueling game of beer pong, where winners win prizes and losers pay the price of ($60) for each round lost.
5pm-late at OverEasy Orchard. Free entry.
With his distinctive vocals and well-rehearsed choreographies, Jordan Chan will be performing for one night here in a show that he hopes will inspire his fans to do a self-reflection and “stop being angry.”
8pm at Resorts World Convention Centre, Resorts World Ballroom. $88-$188.
Cé La Vi’s Silent Disco party will see three DJs each spinning a different beat — partygoers can choose from three genres to bump to: EDM bangers, rock anthems, or Top 40s.
10pm-late at Cé La Vi. $45-$50.
The second edition of this farmers’ market brings in more than 90 new and recognizable names in the clean and green lifestyle movement, including farmers and growers, artisanal food brands, and homegrown F&B eateries. There’s plenty to do and see, with local produce on display, cooking classes in session, snacks for you to sample, and a kids’ corner with interactive activities.
Until May 12; 10am-8pm at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 403. Free entry.
Sunday, May 12
Treat your mom to halal Thai food at Blue Jasmine, which will be serving up dishes such as Gai Tai Naam, soups, salads, and curries — best of all, diners will get to overlook the skyline of one of Singapore’s oldest heritage neighborhoods.
From noon to 2:30pm (lunch) and 6:30pm to 10pm (dinner) at Blue Jasmine. $52++ (adults) and $26++ (children 6 to 12).
Have a three-course meal in the “countryside” where dishes such as eggs Benedict, sustainable seafood tagliatelle, and US Prime short rib are on the menu. You can also try Summerhouse’s “edible garden city salad” that’s made with greens straight from its own garden.
11:30am-3pm at The Summerhouse. $60.
The restaurant on the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford serves a three-course menu for Mother’s Day, with creations such as asparagus with Iberico ham and ponzu, lamb loin with smoked eggplant, and buckwheat noodles with black cabbage, truffle, and sesame.