Scene & Heard: Singapore Art Week, PVT Cocktail and Champagne Bar, Romeo & Juliet and more

House Call
It wasn’t long ago that we were downing Champagne at the launch of glam bar The Mansion, so imagine our surprise when it was recently turned into PVT Cocktail and Champagne Bar (PVT is short for “Provocateur”). It’s basically the same bar, but under a different guise, with its period decor intact. It’s now managed by the folks behind Mink, with boutique liquors its main focus. If the parties at Mink are anything to go by, expect some pretty wild ones to take place. Log on to their Facebook page for updates.

Ring My Bell
On the subject of liquors, famed US bartender Jeff Bell from cool East Village joint PDT (Please Don’t Tell) will be heading to town sometime next month (rumoured to be February 13 or 14) for a guest bartending night. Expect Bell to whip up some mean cocktails at a location to be confirmed.

Love Makes the World Go Round
Two major stage productions based on the classic love story Romeo & Juliet will be put out just in time for V-Day. First up, Toy Factory’s lush retelling of the tale through period costumes and sets  and Singapore Dance Theatre’s dance interpretation. Not sure how to impress a date? Start with one of these.

Trick or Treat
Art is big in the city right now with Singapore Art Week taking place on January 13-19. Even more can be expected when the Trickeye Museum, the first in Southeast Asia, opens at Resorts World Sentosa later this year, which will feature fun, interactive 3D artworks. While not quite as high brow as regular museum pieces, they’re a fun and engaging way to view art. Stay tuned for updates.