16 things to see, do, eat and drink this weekend in Singapore (Aug 21-23)

Pop-up stores, local food at the park and the beginning of the Singapore Night Festival. This weekend is looking packed already.

Fri, Aug 21

Happening over two weekends, don’t miss the opening night of the Singapore Night Festival, which is full of stand-up comedy shows, drag queens and live music.

Pinacotheque hosts Your Night @ The Museum where you’ll get to participate in a treasure hunt (yes, there are prizes) while enjoying drinks and food from their F&B outlets. 

Head to energetic dance performance Meeting-Melting by two Japanese dancers, or go for something more traditional at Samarpana, which celebrates classical Indian dance.

Catch bike-related films like Clean Spirit at Bicycle Film Festival. There are art installations and bike parties happening, too.

Book yourself a spot at The Karl Experience, a theatrical pop-up dinner by Andsoforth. To keep the mystery going, you won’t find out the location until 24 hours prior, too.

LongPlay’s Hendrickx x NoPartyHere series continues with more ’50s to ’70s vinyl music by Lily’s Rose and gin cocktails. 

Sat, Aug 22

Major hip hop festival Summerdaze is back and this time, the lineup includes Arrested Development, Fat Joe and Detroit-based Slum Village.

Potato Head Folk collaborate with Neighborhood, a Japanese streetwear clothing line at Three Buns x Neighborhood. The month-long pop up store has cocktails, burgers and clothes for purchase.

Aussie DJ duo New World Sound bring their euphoric house tunes to the floor at Zouk for the first time ever.

The Canon Photomarathon challenges shutterbugs to go around town to capture the best possible photo under different themes.

In conjunction with the Night Festival, Objectifs hosts Film/Music. There will be a performance by Intriguant and screenings of music videos all night.

Sun, Aug 23

There’s a cool pop-up happening in Kampong Glam and it’s between the two newest residents of the hip hood. Meat curing restaurant Fifth Quarter and cocktail bar Fresh host Old Skool Flavas where you’ll get to drink beers and BBQ food.

Last chance to catch nostalgic local films made between the ’50s and ’70s at Spotlight on Singapore Cinema. On show today is Ninaithale Inikkum, an Indian rom-com. If you’re more into blockbusters, head to Films at the Fort which is showing rags-to-riches boxer flick, Rocky, tonight.

Makan in the Park at Fort Canning has free samples of Singapore’s iconic dishes like satay, kueh pie tee and laksa. There’s also a local food market with booths by the likes of Straits Preserves, GSH Conserves and Citizen Pop.