14 awesome things to eat, drink and do this weekend in Singapore (May 22-24)

It’s almost time for the weekend, and there are no less than 14 essential events to pencil into your calendar.

Fri, May 22

You know you’re getting old when Zouk celebrates its 24th anniversary. The stalwart nightclub transforms into a huge playground complete with mascots, crazy colors and DJs District 0, Matthew and Hong spinning.

For Shut Up and Pass the Cocktail, Mars Bar hosts a cocktail tasting session that involves the four cocktail taste profiles: sweet, savory, salty and tangy.

For the launch of their radio station, Darker Than Wax hosts a showcase with Japanese-American jazz guitarist Go Yama for a night of groovy, soulful but beat-heavy music.

Sat, May 23

Tanjong Beach Club’s popular outdoor party Full Steam Ahead reboots as an all-day indie-disco festival with DIY coconut bikini booths, tarot card readings, yoga sessions and music by LouLou Players, Joakim and Aeroplane.

Serbian-Australian DJ Dirty South spins hits from his latest album With You at Zouk. The two-time Grammy-nominated DJ will play hits like “Eyes Wide Open” and “Walking Alone”.

Under the bridge of the Rail Corridor, Off the Rails sees artists from Australia, Singapore and Malaysia creating murals while DJs Attagirl, Reiki and the New Stream Brass Band take turns to curate tracks all afternoon.

Chinatown Complex’s new tapas bar Lepark has a Car Boot Sale where you can sell your new or old items while sipping on craft beer and nibbling on Asian-inspired tapas.

Breezy French creperie O Comptoir celebrates its first anniversary with with free-flow rose for two hours, a French DJ playing catchy house tunes and a dedicated photobooth. Make sure to come dressed in white.

Japanese disco meets Indonesian funk at Waradise Garage Victory Tour. The Tokyo party brings a playlist involving soundtracks from Japanese B-movies, TV commercials and theme songs from pro-wrestlers for your dancing pleasure.

It’s time for a throwback with huge ’90s boyband Boyzone. While there are only four of them left (minus Steven Gately) they’ll still be tugging at heartstrings with songs like “No Matter What” and “All That I Need”.

Sun, May 24

Artichoke’s Bjorn Shen and Chef Tim Ross-Watson have a friendly face-off at Bangkok Jerk-Off. While Tim cooks up Caribbean classics like jerk chicken and BBQ ribs, Bjorn will be dishing out his new school Thai food like som tum and pork belly.

Five Singaporean musicians, forming quintet Take 5, get together to play Finnish and Norwegian chamber music pieces from the likes of Jean Sibelius and Christian Sinding. 

Chef Shen Tan cooks up a Mod Sin storm at her Shen-sational Brunch with dishes like bak chor mee pasta and shendol with gula melaka.

Indonesian indie rock band Lightcraft is performing at Crazy Elephant tonight at 7:30pm, as part of Music Matters Live.