19 things to see, do, eat and drink in Singapore this weekend (Oct 9-11)

There are lots of fun parties this week, like Mabuk Market and the opening of Butchers Club. Check out the local film screenings and a music showcase by the city’s female musicians.   

Fri, Oct 9

Argentinian tango dancers Pablo Sosa and Mariela Maldonado are performing in this sexy showcase.

ION Orchard has transformed some parts of the mall into a Fashion Playhouse, where people can try on clothes and take selfies with optical illusions.

The bi-annual Xiao Za Bor showcase promotes the work of local female musicians like Inch Chua and Esther Lowless.

Classic music geeks shouldcheck out Singapore’s 6th Flute Festival, where prize-winning flautist Sébastian Jacot will give three performances.

Take your mom and sing along to the hits from Mamma Mia and The Phantom of the Opera at Beyond The Barricade.

The highly anticipated Clarke Quay burger joint, Butchers Club, launches their opening with a street party with lots of booze. 

Newish cavernous Chinatown resto Cato is having a party with DJs Anand CE LA Vie, Weekend Mac from the UK and gifs from Ryan Ben Lee.

Sat, Oct 10

If you’re single, you may want to try picking up archery and a date at this Bows & Arrows event.

Beer fans, we give you: the Oktober Fest Pub Crawl.

The dance party Fat Fish Presents: African Island will play reggae, hip-hop and old school rap.

Take your A-game and a stack of business cards to this networking event for professionals at City Hall’s SkyLounge.

Get to know what emerging local filmmakers are up to at this Singapore Stories screening. Check out films about Singapore’s oldest housing estates and another one about battling birds along Orchard Road.

There’s also another film showcase at Scape, featuring the films November and Last Trip Home by Shane Lim and Han Fengyu respectively. 

A capella instructor Martin Karnolsky is performing at the International A Capella Festival today.

Sun, Oct 11

Mabuk Market‘s boozy brunch market opens today at Keppel Bay. There are homemade trinkets to buy and decadent food options.

Indie fans of The Garden should probably head to 50 Lorong 17 Geylang for their showcase.

Have a picnic at the Botanic Gardens and listen to the NUS Symphony Orchestra play.

If you haven’t seen the Dr Dre/NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton yet, check it out at The Projector today. They’re also screening the gut-wrenching Kazuyoshi Kumakiri film Watashi No Otoko (My Man), about a post-tsunami friendship between a young girl and a distant male relative

Kamil Haque is conducting a workshop for aspiring thespians at Acting 101; beginners are welcome.