18 things to see, do, eat and drink in Singapore this week (Dec 28-Jan 1)

New Year’s Eve countdown parties, a yummy food trail at Balestier and more parties on New Year’s Day—here’s what to check out this week. 

Mon, Dec 28

Nirvana Mind is holding another meditation session at Mindful Mondays at The Working Capitol.

You should have already signed up for the Balestier Heritage and Food Trail, where you’ll get to learn about the area’s historical sites and sample its good food.

There’s a wine pairing event, When Spice Meets Grapes, at Punjab Grill. There are only twenty seats available, so call in to make a reservation.

New Korean restaurant Seorae opens today, bringing its signature Korean galmaegisal (pork skirt) for meat lovers. See what to expect here. Also, check out our round-up of new places to eat and drink at in Singapore here.

Tue, Dec 29

It’s not too late to catch a pop-up of The Glenfiddich Gallery, where you can view personalized whiskies and see which one matches your taste.

Singapore’s only Beatles tribute band, The Day Trippers, will be playing at The Arts House’s Barbershop. Fingers crossed that they’ll play your favorite song from the Fab Four.

You can still catch a film screening of romance drama Carol at The Projector, in which a young woman meets the eponymously named protagonist, who is trapped in a marriage of convenience.

Wed, Dec 30

It is Canvas’ last Debrief of the year (a networking event held every last Wednesday of each month). Eugene Soh, a visual artist and programmer who had a TEDTalk, will be there.

If you’re not taking off on a long vacay, Cato is having a party called The Knock Off so you can blow off some steam. Catch DJs Shawn Livewire and Tyler Made.

Sculptor Miun is exhibiting her surreal and quirky floral sculptures at the K+ Gallery in an exhibition, The Marriage II

Thu, Dec 31

It’s New Year’s Eve, and we’ve got your back. Apart from the yearly, huge-deal Marina Bay Countdown party, we’ve put together a list of 21 other parties for you to check out.

Gibson’s having a Japanese-inspired nine-course New Year’s Eve dinner, so call ahead to make a reservation. They will serve sea urchin and sakura prawns, to name a few.

The last Women Inspiring Women event of the year is here. Go and meet your mentors before the year is out.

Check out Chua Ek Kay’s exhibition, After The Rain at the National Gallery. His work prominently features lotus ponds, rain and reflections, so you can zen out at this one. Wu Guanzhong’s Beauty Beyond Form is still on, and his work combines both Eastern and Western painting techniques.

Fri, Jan 1

If you’re still not too hungover from New Year’s parties, then check out Reunion at Kyo, where Godwin P, EJ Missy, Haan, Zig Zach and more will play house and techno.

Zouk’s Lincey and Hong will be playing EDM and electro tracks at Soundsystem, so go if you’re still in the mood to party.

If you’re not too hungover from last night, then kick off the year at a heady exhibition by heading down to OTA Fine Arts to check out works by artists Zai Kuning and Ay Tjoe Christine—the former deals with social concerns while the latter tackles her conflicting emotions.