New places to eat at, a local film screening and a latte art competition to check out this week.

Can’t believe the weekends flew by so fast! But it's okay, because Christmas is here, which means festive menus to try at renowned establishments, exciting and thought-inducing art exhibitions and a few markets to check out, just in case you're still panicking over not having any gifts to bring for your Christmas party.

Monday, Dec 19


Christmas light up at Orchard Road.

MUSIC
If you're having the Monday blues, head over to Blu Jaz Cafe as there will be a jazz performance. Showcasing two local musicians, Amanda Cheong and Ernest Tan, they'll be chase your blues away with their exquisite jazz tunes. Dec 19

EXHIBITION
Open your mind at How It Feels, an exhibition happening at the Gillman Barracks that showcases abstract paintings in attempt to connect to the audience on an emotional level. The works are done by six Indonesian artists, Made Wianta, Pupuk Daru Purnomo, Faizal, Dipo Andy, Yoga Mahendra and R. Yuki Agriardi. Through Dec 23

MARKET
Asia's first Kickstarter brick-and mortar store We The People are extending their reach further with a Christmas pop-up store at Millenia Walk, showcasing Kickstarter-funded products that'll work great as gifts (yay last minute shopping miracle). They've also teamed up with Korean retailer Soozip, to bring you a slew of handmade jewelleries, knick knacks and designer goods. Dec 19-25

FESTIVAL
Get into the festive mood the next time you walk down Orchard Road, as the annual display of light fixtures, glowing reindeers and sparkling stars are now hanging over the roads and sidewalks of the busy street. This year, check out the five unique and interactive installations along the Orchard stretch. Through Jan 2

Tuesday, Dec 20


JAAN

DRINK
There is going to be a latte art competition of sorts at d'Good Cafe where 32 baristas from Singapore and Malaysia will compete to emerge as the champion. Seats are limited so come in early to catch the action! Dec 20

EXHIBITION
A second solo exhibition by TeamLabFlutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders which showcases an interactive digital installation that spans the entire gallery and immerse both wall and floor with projections. Every viewer will experience a different response as the displays continuously changes. Through Dec 22

FOOD
Bird Bird and Wolf Burgers are coming together for an epic culinary collaboration at Ann Siang Hill, aptly named Wolf On The Hill. There will be a slew of sinful delicacies like doritos crusted chicken burger, candied bacon chips and milkshakes that have been spiked with alcohol. Through Dec 31

FOOD
One of our all-time favorites, Michelin-starred French restaurant, JAAN and Chef Kirk Westaway will not disappoint with their Christmas-inspired dishes, like the majestic oyster with artichoke royale and Osetra caviar and venison saddle with celeriac ribbons. Go for their seven-course at lunch. Through Dec 31

Wednesday, Dec 21


Greyhound Cafe

FOOD
The highly talked about cafe from Bangkok, Greyhound Cafe has finally opened its doors to Singapore. Dig into their signature dishes like their fried chicken wings and Thai green curry with chuck toast. Dec 21

FOOD
Osaka's oldest premium tempura restaurant, Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh has finally arrived in Singapore. Get yourself a lunch or dinner set, which comes with kakiage, rice, miso soup and of course, their light yet crispy tempuras. Dec 21

EXHIBITION
Open a door to Israel is a multi-sensory exhibition consisting of nine “curiosity doors”, each leading to a large LED screen with interactive videos, games and libraries showcasing Israel’s vibrant culture and heritage. Through Dec 23

EXHIBITION
Here's one we hope won't get an IMDA intervention: local film producer and artist Bhavna Shivayogimath will be exploring themes of female identity, self-expression and sisterhood at her first-ever exhibition, The Topless Liberation FrontThrough Jan 8

Thursday, Dec 22


Fat Cow

FOOD
Froyo establishment Yogurtland, which seems to be the infamous Kardashian clan's choice of yogurt after being spotted in an outlet, has landed in Singapore. Go nuts as you can choose from a selection of eight flavors (rotates every three weeks) and top it with four types of sauces and over 33 different types of toppings, ranging from fruits to chocolates. Dec 22

FOOD
Chic, modern bistro, The Marmalade Pantry has specially created seven new dishes from appetizers to mains and desserts this festive season. Start off with their roasted pumpkin salad with kale and feta cheese, go for the braised beef cheek with truffle mash for mains and end with the chocolate & orange tart to complete your night. Through Dec 30

FOOD
Don’t shy away from Fat Cow, especially when it comes marbled in some high quality imported beef at this famous meat atelier. Head Chef Fukashi’s festive eight-course winter dinner set includes premium winter season ingredients straight from Japan—perfect if you want a break from the whole turkey and sides thing. Through Dec 31

EXHIBITION
Calling all Harry Potter fans—besides the relatively new Cursed Child book and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them film to look forward to, you can now complete your fandom with a bunch of Harry Potter stamps, prop replicas, toys and other memorabilia from private collectors all around the world that'll be on display at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Through Jun 30, 2017

Friday, Dec 23

FILM
Part of the Meet me in the City - Journeys through Singapore in film classics, where they will explore nuances of Singapore through classic Singaporean films, there is going to be a screening of the local film, Eating Air. You will also get to meet the directors of the film, Kelvin Tong and Jasmine Ng to boot. Dec 23

PARTY
Revelers, it’s Friday and that means Leftbank at CATO. Known to bring in local and international DJs, this week, Stephen Day who spins at CE LA VI will be joined by DJ Muddy and Deen, and they will be helming the decks and spinning techno tracks. Dec 23

MUSIC
Local experimental band, L.A.B will be performing for the second last time before they go on a hiatus. Head down to Montreux Jazz Cafe and unwind with some good food and music. Dec 23

MARKET
The Local People and Chijmes are bringing you an art market, perfect for those who still have not done their gift shopping. Expect vendors like Holos Watches selling classic timepieces, Project Sooku's beaded necklaces and Dona Plant Base's cute and chic apparels made from recycled items. Dec 23-24

FESTIVAL
The Singapore Biennale is still on btw! This fifth edition of the contemporary art exhibition, titled “Atlas of Mirrors”, will showcase 58 different artwork presentations from 60 artists (10 of which are Singaporean) and three art collectives who were shortlisted based on their past work and art practices by creative director Susie Lingham and a bunch of museum and associate curators. Through Feb 26

EXHIBITION
Avengers fans, hold on to your hearts. Come to the Science Centre Singapore as the Marvel's AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibition has arrived. The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, the interactive sensory exhibition will let you pretend you're a recruit at The Avengers headquarters, and send you on a behind-the-scenes journey about all your favorite characters, like Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, Black Widow, and Ant-Man. Through Mar 5