25 things to see, do, eat and drink in Singapore this week (Nov 16-20)

This week is great for theater nerds, with Beauty World, the international premier of Battlefield, and Wild Rice’s pantomime, The Emperor’s New Clothes. But there’s lots else, too.

Mon, Nov 16

Buona Terra is having A Gastronomic Journey with dishes like their pan seared turbot and charcoal grilled tuna cheek, among other dishes. It costs $478 for two and comes with a bottle of wine.

The nerdy-cool Large Hadron Collider exhibit is in town, with an interactive display of what goes on at the mysterious CERN in Switzerland, responsible for the discovery of the so-called God Particle.

Check out the Star Wars exhibition at Changi Airport. There is an X-Wing and a TIE fighter at the departure halls of Terminal 2 and 3, respectively.
If you haven’t been already, chase away the Monday blues at Vanity, new home of Manhattan’s former moustachioed head bartender Ricky Paiva at boutique hotel South Beach Quarter.

Tue, Nov 17

Michael Chiang and Dick Lee’s Beauty World is in full swing, with Jeanette Aw returning to the stage with veteran Janice Koh. In this production, a naive girl comes to the cabaret in search of her father.
Tony and Emmy award-winning director Peter Brook once famously turned the epic Mahabharata into an equally epic stage production. In the international premier of his follow-up Battlefield, he takes the apart the story’s final scene.
The Alliance Francaise Singapour is screening the Singapore premier of Les Gazelles. In it, a woman breaks up with her boyfriend, deals with the stigma of singlehood and discovers that it really isn’t so bad.

Wed, Nov 18

Local band Dru Chen Trio is playing at The Black Swan and will cover hits from Jeff Buckley and D’Angelo and Maxwell. The band will also play some of their original songs. 

Irish comedian Martin Mor is in town for some laughs. Catch him at The Irish Times at CHIJMES.

Blow off some mid-week stress at Zouk’s TGIW party, with four different DJs serving up pop, hip-hop, electro and big room house.

You can still catch Cirque du Soleil‘s acrobatic production Totem.
BooksActually turns 10, so head down to The Substation to wax nostalgic about the bookstore’s evolution from its previous locations.
Well-known in entrepreneurial circles, Jon Yong Fook is giving a talk about how he managed to start a business while traveling in this edition of Founder’s Drinks November.

Thu, Nov 19

Beaujolais winemaker Dominique Ferraud is here to talk about this brand of wine and shows you the different types of food to pair with it at the Beaujolais Nouveau Launch.
It’s World Toilet Day, so the comedians from Thirsty Thursday are holding a show to raise funds in support of sanitation around the world. Entry is $15 with a drink.
Lost City 3 opens at the Chan Hampe galleries with artists like Hong Sek Chern and Geraldine Kang showing pieces that reflect on urbanism and the environment. Bring your intellectual friends to this one.
ArtScience Late is doing a production that is part installation, part dance with Spooky Action, (At a distance II), that explores how pairs of particles interact with one another.
Drag queen Becca D’Bus is hosting a special edition of Riot with famous-ish Katya, who was awarded Miss Congeniality at the seventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Other queens like Gina Gemini and Mona Kee Kee will make an appearance, too.
Lepark is hosting Le Yuan, an event to promote local Chinese musicians. The band Wong Tau Foo will be playing to drum up some excitement for their EP, which will be out in the near future.
The Cat Cafe is hosting a Feline Fun event for singles. Go meet a sensitive, cat-loving partner here.

Fri, Nov 20

Wild Rice’s cheeky Christmas pantomime, The Emperor’s New Clothes, opens today. In it, an emperor wants to celebrate his country’s 50th birthday with an extravagant National Dress Parade. 
Part of Kalaa Utsavam 2015, Tamil-language play Adukku Veetu Annasamy is being staged at Esplanade. Once a beloved radio play, it centers around a family moving out from the kampongs into a housing estate. 
Club Kyo
is hosting its final party of the year, and this time, it’s called Modern Love. Cats on Crack will be spinning some cheeky and sexy beats here.
Co-working space Workcentral is having its oepning party today. Meet your future trendy start-up partners here.
Arcade Fire fans, catch the Singapore premier of Kalil Joseph’s intimate, impressionistic and dance-in-your-chair fun documentary Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes, about the making of the indie band’s most critically acclaimed album.