Weekend Warrior: Sept 14-16

View of the night race. Photo: Smoke & Mirrors

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.

Friday, Sept 14

Brotzeit’s Oktoberfest

To celebrate the German festival, Brotzeit is cooking up dishes like stuffed pork belly, meter-long smoked sausages, oven-roasted pork knuckle, and beer-infused honey ribs. Also look out for a specially brewed Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier (from S$16) and live band performances, as well as parties on various dates throughout the next two months.

Until Oct 23 at Brotzeit outlets. 

Formula 1 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix

Besides watching fast cars zoom around the track, this year’s entertainment line-up includes names like Jay Chou, The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Martin Garrix, Dua Lipa, Simply Red, Joe Hahn of Linkin Park, and loads more. Plus, check out our list of best midnight ragers and swanky soirees this weekend.

Until Sept 16 at Marina Bay Street Circuit. Tickets from $268.

Raffles City x ActionCity: ArtToys Invasion

This public art toy exhibition features limited edition custom made ones designed by over 100 artists from Singapore and around the region. Highlights include previously released items that are no longer in production, famous Japanese collectible Daruma Club from Bandai, and the biggest collection of Dino from Singapore-based brand, Monster Little.

Until Sept 18; daily 10am-10pm at L1, Raffles City Singapore. Free.

Singapore Changing Landscape: An Expression in Chinese Ink by Fan Shao Hua

The China-born artist’s homage to Singapore depicts our country of the past and present, from old street scenes of Chinatown to the Singapore River to the civic district.

Until Sept 23; daily 11:30am-8pm at Goshen Art Gallery. Free.

Smoke & Mirrors F1 party

This rooftop bar’s F1 party offers you a track-side seat, complete with buffet nibbles and bottomless cocktails — minus the sweaty masses.

5pm-10pm at Smoke & Mirrors. $200/person, includes buffet spread and free flow drinks.

Tanglin Gin Pop-up Bar

Tanglin Gin’s first pop-up bar offers cocktails featuring the first gin to be distilled in Singapore, mixed by bartenders from Spiffy Dapper and Native Bar.

Until Sept 16, 4pm-midnight at L2, 10 Haji Lane. Free.

The Craftsmen Fair

More than 20 booths of art, craft, design, home ware, and fashion apparel feature at this retail market, where local musicians will serenade the crowds with Mando-pop tunes on Friday afternoon.

Until Sept 15; noon-10pm at Tanjong Pagar Centre. Free.


Saturday, Sept 15

Dan & Phil: Interactive Introverts

The YouTube duo bring their “Interactive Introverts” world tour to our shores, with an evening of rants, roasts, and battles to keep you entertained.

8pm at Kallang Theatre. $30-$200.

House of Vans Singapore

Art installations and bands rocking it out on concert stages aside, here’s where you can sign up for sessions like zine workshops, barista training, and mural design.

Noon-late at 5 Kadayanallur St. 

Mid-Autumn Celebration @ SCCC

The day’s line-up includes cultural appreciation talks, a mass escape activity, craft workshops, musical acts, a planetarium show, puppetry and opera performances, and a heritage trail in the CBD area.

10am-7:15pm at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Free.

Splash and Dash

Sample gins from around the world (based on Formula One drivers), with gin and tonics going for $12 (nett) at this pool party.

2pm-8pm at Wet, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove.


Sunday, Sept 16

Ice Cream Sundays: 2 Year Anniversary

Swing by Dempsey for an afternoon of funky beats, beers, spirits, and wines from a mobile bar, meats by Sidecar Sausages, and gelato popsicles by Popbar SG.

2pm-10pm at MOCA @ Loewen. Entry by contribution (pay what you want).

Sanchaya Sundays

This one’s a tad further afield, but if you’d like to escape from the F1 madness in Singapore for an afternoon, book a slot for yourself at The Sanchaya in Bintan. Launching today (and taking place every third Sunday), this brunch event features free-flow Bloody Marys and Pimms, with nibbles like cheese and bread, followed by heartier helpings of pastas and meats. You’re also free to use the resort’s pool and beach, or spend the rest of the day in the spa at discounted rates.

Every third Sunday at The Sanchaya. $225/person, includes return transport from Bintan ferry terminal, use of The Sanchaya’s pool and beach access, and 20 percent discount on all spa treatments.

Skai High Night Race Dinner

End off the F1 weekend with a classy dinner high up on the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford, starting with mini wagyu burgers and seared foie gras, and ending with desserts created by Chef Koo Jee, winner of the Singapore Pastry Cup 2017.

7pm-10pm at Skai. Adults $188, includes free flow wines, cocktails, and beers; children $88.

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