24 things to see, do, eat and drink in Singapore this week (Jan 25-29)

Recovering from Singapore Art Week, or glad that it’s over? There’s always lots to do apart from oohing and aahing at local art. There are a few music showcases, new bars and restaurants to check out, and tastings paired with craft beer, too. 

Mon, Jan 25

Check out the K+ curatorial space to see Keng Lye’s Alive Without Breath II: Creature Comforts exhibition, in which the painter renders hyper-realistic goldfish and guppies in lovely but claustrophobic bowls and jars.

Canadian sound artist Crys Cole and indie synth musician duo Yuen Chee Wai & Vivian Wang (who are both members of avant rock group The Observatory) collaborate in the cc vvv showcase. Expect to hear synth music created from everyday objects.

If you still haven’t gone, you should really check out Decathlon, which sells the OXELO Town 9 Easyfold Scooter and 95,000 different types of equipment.

Zen out at The Working Capitol at this meditation session by Nirvana Mind.

Tue, Jan 26

The Vamps are in town, so fans of this upbeat Britpop band should go see them play. Expect songs like “Can We Dance,” as well as “Wild Heart” and “Last Night.” 

It’s Australia Day, and the chefs at The Hangar are having an all-you-can-eat barbecue with giant shrimp and lamb. Mmmm.

The 1925 Restaurant is having an Oyster and Oyster Stout Pairing Night, with bivalves flown in from US and France, paired with Brew by numbers provided by Applehops.

The Hong Kong Beer Co. is having a tasting with snacks from Cook & Brew. Beer heads, unite.

There’s a Mexican Street Food pop-up party at  31 Bar & Kitchen. What’s on the menu is a secret, but we’ll cry if there’s no carnitas.

Learn about Singapore films in this crash course, Singapore Film: What Is It? at Objectifs. It touches on the film 7 Letters and themes like nostalgia and displacement.

Wed, Jan 27

Artistry is hosting Fuze Night, where local change makers will talk about how they are making a difference. This month’s talk is about how stories can change the world and features Crystal Goh, a singer who had previously lost her voice.

Try some Cantonese(ish) cuisine at Empress, which is located at the newly refurbished ACM. Go for the King Prawn Dumpling in Supreme Broth.

Wong Hongyi is giving a series of talks titled, Discussing Singapore Cinema: Talks on Singapore Cinema. Get to know local filmmakers and the themes in their work.

Thu, Jan 28

At the inaugural Swedish Film Festival features Trespassing Bergman in which famous filmmakers and actors (like Ang Lee) discuss the iconic director’s impact on their work.

There’s a poetry slam session titled, “To Whom It May Concern” at Blu Jaz cafe. Aspiring poets, sign up for this spoken word showcase here.

The Singapore Committee for UN Women is hosting latest session of their bimonthly book club. The novel in focus is “Blood of Flowers,” about a young 17th century girl with an amazing gift for making rugs. 

To rub shoulders with slightly more corporate or entrepreneurial feminists, try this LGBT-friendly networking mixer, Allies Night, at The Exchange.

The SoGal network for female entrepreneurs is launching today. Go meet your next business BFF here.

Joanna Sio the first lady to be awarded the runner up at the HK International Comedy Competition in 2012, is here to perform. She’s previewing her Fringe World Show, titled, “No Boyfriend, No Fries!“.

Fri, Jan 29

Usually a fixture at Artistry, Story Slam Singapore is upgrading to a bigger, sexier venue for its big Grand Slam, where eight storytellers pit themselves against one another.

The Company of Cats’ monthly mewsic sessions features actress/songwriter Ethel Yap, who will be playing original tunes influenced by Lisa Hannigan and Ray LaMontagne. 

Oh! Open House is having an interactive play, No Man’s Land, where you’ll be brought a secret venue where you’ll have to solve a mysterious puzzle.

You should check out Lucca’s Trattoria for some Italian, including breaded chicken escallops in creamy gravy and the bistecca.

Grab some friends to chill at Oxwell and Co.‘s new rooftop bar, with some gin and tonic and cocktails.

The Singapore Latin Festival starts today, so learn how to dance at the workshops or marvel at the pros at the competitions.