21 things to see, do, eat and drink in Singapore this week (Oct 12-16)

Sorry the weekend is over, but make school nights count with these exciting gin pop-ups, film festivals, DJ gigs, networking nights and other fun stuff happening around Singapore this week.

Mon, Oct 12

Catch the new Pangdemonium comedy, Chinglish, in which an American business deal tries to close a deal in China. 

For something much heavier, the Singapore Committee for UN Women will screen Awakening – Empowering Women Through Microloans, followed by a discussion.

Meet new people and let Adam Houlahan teach you to market your brand using Pinterest.

Tue, Oct 13

Alexander Stein from The Library will introduce you to his three gin new cocktails at the Monkey 47 pop-up.

Learn to shoot proper food porn from pro photographer Rina at the Table Photo & Food Photo Class at Lewin Terrace.

Masochists, sign up for the Earn Your Armour Challenge as instructor Royston Wee puts you through burtal drills fit for an MMA fighter.

Wed, Oct 14

Malaysia’s answer to Norah Jones, crooner Yuna is back in town with her sultry tunes.

Indian art fiends, check out the book launch of Baroda: A Cosmopolitan Provenance, followed by a talk about the burgeoning art scene in this small Indian town.

Psychologist Anoushka Beh and marketer Andrea Edwards will be at the Life By Design networking session.

Bloggers, learn to develop your own personal brand with this Career Camp.

Thu, Oct 15

Halloween comes early at the Scumscope Alternative Film Festival. The premiere film is a biopic about H.R. Geiger, set designer of the film, Alien.

Not into Hollywood blockbusters? Catch seven international films at Perspectives Film Festival, which also begins today.

Who rule the world? Gurlz. Meet them at this networking session for women only.

Singlit bookworms, good news; Books Actually is having a 20% sale.

Find out how to jazz up your images in this Adobe Lightroom workshop, or learn the basics of Illustrator at another.

Choreographer Joavien Ng collaborates with local artists this art and literary showcase that explores tragedy in everyday life.

Fri, Oct 16

The Singapore Heritage Film Showcase is screening its eight shortlisted films from the competition they held this year.

Zouk‘s resident DJs Hong and Lincey take the stage with electro and EDM beats.

Dance your Friday night away at this Rumba Flamenca workshop.

If dance isn’t your thing, try your hand at Latte Art or learn how to make coffee in this barista appreciation tour.