24 things to see, do, eat and drink in Singapore this week (Oct 19-23)

It’s the start of yet another week, but there’s plenty to take the pain away. There’s the Rum Jam, the 23rd Israel Film Festival, a Halloween movie marathon and a German buffet. 

Mon, Oct 19

The ION Art Gallery’s Observations of the Ordinary Chow 3 exhibition showcases the work of photographers Chow Chee Yong, ND Chow and Stefen Chow, who you might remember from our playgrounds story.

Get rid of Monday blues with a yoga session at The Working Capitol.

Learn how to pair Australian wines with wagyu beef, roast chicken, pork collars and many more dishes at the Australia VS The World tasting.

Tue, Oct 20

Hopeless romantics, you will certainly have the time of your life at Ghost the musical.

Suit up: fancy Bangkok shop Tailor on Ten is having a bespoke pop-up at Club Street so you can look dapper, too. 

Singapore artist Tay Bak Chiang’s Blue White Vermilion solo exhibition opens today, with work drawing inspiration from Chinese ink paintings. 

If you have a new and expensive camera, you may want to learn how to use it at this class for beginners.

Wed, Oct 21

Chow down on pork knuckles and German beer at the Stammtisch Singapore German-All-You-Can-Eat Buffet.

The exhibition, Our Island, Our Sea – an ocean away, shows how fishing debris has impacted Australia.

Victoria Cattoni‘s first solo show in Singapore showcases abstract work that explores love, loss and beauty.

Feminists, the 23rd Israel Film Festival opens today, and screens films focusing on women’s issues.

Thu, Oct 22

Steve Aoki
is playing at Zouk again. 

Stuff your face at Oishii Japan’s annual food fair with seasonal produce and delicacies.

Catch two short films by local Malay filmmakers at CITA: Sepatu Merah Converse & Salam Aid & Fitri. The latter is about a father who tries to quit drugs for his son.

Expect American humor with stand-up comedian Daniel McGrath, or head to the Comedy Cafe to hear from three emerging comedians.

Fré Ilgen, author of ARTIST? The Hypothesis of Bodiness, is having a book signing and talk. There may be a cerebral discussion about why art is necessary (in case you need convincing).

The Cooking with Indian Spicebox teaches you how to make some Deepavali dishes like halwa, chaat and puri aloo.

Fri, Oct 23

$100 Gourmet
brings chefs to Colin and Joris to cook up a six-course feast at the restaurant Pollen, while chef Daniel and Joris will cook up a similar meal at The Disgruntled Chef. Lunch and dinner options are available.

The first ever Rum Jam opens today, with the launch of new rums and the global rum ambassador, Ian Burrell, showing you how to pair your food with rum.

The Golden Village Horrorthon is screening the latest scare flicks, like The Visit, Crimson Peak and Goosebumps, so bring your significant other for comfort.

Tomas Saraceno‘s immersive installation at the CCA leads you through a web-like labyrinth with spiders. Creepy. 

Balik Rumah features work by Australian-Peranakan artist Jennifer Lim, which explores her connection to Singapore.

The WTA Finals open today; watch your favorite lady tennis players duke it out for the championship.