23 things to see, do, eat and drink in Singapore this week (Jan 11-15)

This month is shaping up to be a busy one, with The Comedy Club’s first international show of the year, the Singapore Motor Show, and the M1 Fringe Festival happening this week. You can also chinwag at the latest art exhibitions to prep (or brace) yourselves for Singapore Art Week.

Mon, Jan 11

Brendon P. is playing funk, soul and house tonight at Ce La Vi’s Dysko Monday.

Local electronic band Canvas Conversations will play a free gig at the Esplande today. Check them out if you haven’t already.

SAM director Susie Lingham talks about what went on behind the scenes of creating each piece of work at the 5 Stars: Art Reflects on Peace, Justice Equality, Democracy and Progress Director Tour.

Tue, Jan 12

Gordon Ng, the startup founder of Talenox, is having a Social Entrepreneurship Sharing Session where he’ll talk about the basics of starting one’s own business.

Comedy Masala opens today, with funny man  Nick Coppin, who performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival taking the spotlight. Expect some commentary on life in Europe vs Asia.

If you’re craving for some hearty Korean stews, it’d be good to check out Masizzim at its new Orchard outlet.

Wagyu beef lovers can also check out Portico Prime, an offshoot of European restaurant Portico.

Wed, Jan 13

The M1 Fringe Festival is back, with this year’s theme being Art and the Animal. Check out a play about a mousedeer, a cheeky dance titled “Doggy Style” and a thought-provoking discussion, “When Bitch meets Butch.” More highlights here

Pooja Nansi is hosting Speakeasy, a monthly spoken word showcase, this time centered around the theme of animal instincts. 

Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar is having a Ladies’ Night, where free-flow prosecco is available after 4pm after spending $25.

If prosecco is not your thing, KPO Cafe and Bar is also offering Ladies’ Night; the first 50 women who flash a coupon on their FB page get a free martini.

The Comedy Club is presenting their first international show, with Mary Bourke from Ireland, Prince Badi from Somalia/the UK who performed with Louis CK.

Thu, Jan 14

SPRMRKT and Articulate Consulting are launching Zane Fix’s first solo exhibition in Singapore, “My Tokyo State of Mind.” There are pieces inspired by pop art and Japanese culture, as well as beers by Eastern Craft. Find out how to RSVP to the opening party here

The Singapore Motor Show will be dedicated to all car related things, ranging from vehicles, to products and services. But the highlight of this event is famous stunt driver Russ Swift, who will be giving driving exhibitions at this show.

Check out Ho Chee Lick’s 385 sketches of Singapore’s temples and areas of worship that show the different religions of Singapore in Homage to the Faithful.

Fri, Jan 15

The Atelier Auction is showcasing paintings, sculpture, photographs and prints at Art Carnival Night, with lots of wine and talks by some of the artists. Art investors, take note. 

Check out paintings and ceramics inspired by artist Belinda Fox’s travels to Vietnam and Myanmar in “Balancing The World.” 

Hyperrealistic artist Keng Lye is launching an exhibition at K+; expect beautifully rendered pieces of fish swimming in containers.

It’s the first TGIF Pub Crawl of the year is here. Participants get free shots at every bar and happy hour offers all night long.

Local designers like Afzal B. Imram, Colin Seah (of Ministry of Design) and Karyn Lim show work inspired by alchemy at the Singapore Art Museum. These design pieces first appeared at La Triennale di Milano back in April 2015.

Travelling from the British Museum, check out the curator’s tour from the Treasures of the World exhibition. Get to know the stories cool artifacts like a “cursed” mummy that was rumored to have sunk the Titanic.

Pick out cute trinkets at the The Local People X SAM Night Market, with cool crafts by indie local labels.

General Assembly, a company with lots of cool tech-related courses ranging from coding to data analytics, is having an open house. See if you’d like to learn to code and network with the people in tech.