A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.
Friday, Sept 28
The annual festival’s 12th edition revolves around the theme of “Design for Life”, with the usual industry conference, exhibitions, tours, talks, and more.
Until Oct 10; various timings at various locations.
Presented by the Philippine Embassy, this showcase features visual, literary, and performing arts by 25 Filipino artists.
Until Oct 9; Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-6pm at #02-07 Great World City.
Visitors will get to shop a collection of craft and small-batch spirits and beers from across the globe, and participate in carnival games for a shot at winning themed boozy prizes.
Until Oct 31 at DFS, Changi Airport.
The classic Halloween event returns with five haunted houses, three live shows, and two scare zones, all set to the theme of Infinite Fear. Highlights include pontianak horrors, vampire secret rooms, cannibal tribes, zombie laser tag, and a Stranger Things haunted house.
Until Oct 31; various timings at Universal Studios Singapore. $58-$68.
The 25th edition of Japan Food Matsuri spotlights Kyushu, Okinawa, and Hokkaido, with live cooking demonstrations by Japanese chefs, an “izakaya” indoor dining experience, sake and whisky pairings, tea-making sessions, and more.
Until 14 Oct at Takashimaya Square, B2 Food Hall.
This film fest spotlights action, drama, and horror flicks by Malaysian filmmakers, including titles like You Mean the World to Me, Nasi Lemak 2.0, Mrs K, and Haunted Hotel.
Until Sept 30; various timings at Screening Room, The Arts House. $10-$12.
Check out the latest Nikon products, browse through a photo gallery showcasing works by 24 photographers, and attend talks by guest speakers on various photography genres.
Until Sept 30; 11am-9pm at Plaza Singapura Atrium. Free.
This production takes you back to 1964, where pianist Cosmé McMoon chronicles the real-life musical career of Florence Foster Jenkins, the socialite who produced a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall despite being unable to carry a proper tune.
Until Sept 29; Fri 8pm, Sat 4pm & 8pm at KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT. $45-$59.
Visitors will get to sample 24 wines at the Sentosa restaurant by the beach, plus nibble on Mediterranean small plates. DJ Suren will be spinning. Bit of a hefty price of admission — don’t bring the non-wine-drinking friends to this one.
6pm-late at FOC Sentosa. $127.12.
Sample food by celebrity chefs at this food festival, with a line-up that includes Dylan Jones from Michelin-starred Bo.lan and “topless baker” Matt Adlard, as well as pop-up concept kitchens (Tastes of Siam and Festa Italiana), masterclasses, wine tasting sessions, and more.
Until Sept 30 at Resorts World Sentosa. $30-$288.
Bid farewell to the rooftop carpark disco that is the Great Escape this weekend, with a funk, soul, hip hop, and house party on Friday, and a free ice cream soiree on Sunday.
9pm-late at Golden x The Great Escape. Free entry before 10pm; $15 after.
Saturday, Sept 29
Tom’s Palette turns 13, and it’s hosting an all-you-can-eat ice cream buffet with the Down Syndrome Association (Singapore). All proceeds will go to the organization’s running of programs and activities, and yes, you’ll get to try the legendary chee cheong fun flavor.
Noon-1pm at Tom’s Palette. $35.
A celebration of the 40th anniversary of the film that gave us boogie-worthy hits like ‘Summer Nights’, ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’, and ‘You’re the One that I Want’. Modern-day greasers and the people who love them — this one’s for you.
9pm-late at Nineteen80. After 10pm $18, includes one house pour; free entry for those dressed in theme.
Tropical pool party with cocktails, light bites, and the beats of reggae and dancehall. The event also doubles up as a music video shoot for artist MAS1A’s second single ‘Oh Na Na!’, so if you’re an IG-obsessed type, then you’ll want to dress your summer best ’cause you’ll be caught on camera.
2pm-11pm at One Farrer Hotel, pool side. $15, includes one drink.
Say goodbye to Kilo at its Kallang location and walk down memory lane with the crew who’ve seen the place through the last seven and a half years. Each ticket includes free flow small bites for two hours and two drinks.
7pm-late at Kilo Kallang. $70.
Learn about organic wines and sample a variety here, complemented with a cheese platter, from the restaurant’s sommelier.
5pm-7pm at Merci Marcel Club Street. $75.
Before Singapore’s undefeated fighter Muhamad Ridhwan takes on former world champion Paulus Ambunda from Namibia, the boxing ring will see ‘The Mean Machine’ Keng Fai from Malaysia battle with Abdelelah Karroum from France, while his fellow Malaysian ‘Miracle’ Mirage Khan dukes it out with Jonathan Taylor from New Zealand.
5:30pm at Sands Expo and Convention Centre – Hall E & F. $50-$2,500.
The craft sake festival brings over 200 varieties for tasters to try, along with masterclasses by sake sommeliers and brewers for sake enthusiasts to engage with.
Noon-6pm at UE Square, Skylight Atrium. $35-$45.
Okay, it’s not quite Shake Shack, but we’ll take it. Look out for classic cheese burgers and cheesy loaded fries on the menu, which features nothing above $16.
4pm-midnight at Jekyll & Hyde.
The bake-off returns this year with the theme of ‘Asian Icons’ for architect and design firms in Singapore to build edible versions of classic landmarks in Asia — out of cake. Baking, architectural design and engineering… it’s the intersection of geeking out over food and science, y’all.
Noon-3pm at The Hive Carpenter.