18 things to see, do, eat and drink in Singapore this week (Jan 4-8)

It’s the New Year and here’s hoping for a great start! There are parties, Chinese New Year tastings (it’s never too early!), comedy sessions and more. If you want to take better care of yourself, there are also yoga sessions and a program that teaches you to be mindful. Have a look:

Mon, Jan 4

Ce La Vi is having a disco night, DYSKO, with Brendon P. There are also nu-disco, funk, house and soul.

It’s your last chance to check out the Star Wars X-Wing and TIE Fighter at Changi Airport.

Tue, Jan 5 

Catch feminist film Suffragette (with Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter) or Carol (an Oscar shoo-in starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as doomed 1950s lovers) at The Projector

Part of Moonbeats Asia, Com Truise is playing “mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk” at Kyo. Come for songs like “Norkuy” and “Komputer.”

Wed Jan 6

Talk Cock Comedy is having their first show of 2016. The website hasn’t disclosed names yet, but you’ll have to go for some mid-week laughs.

Vegetarians can taste the Chinese New Year menu of Eight Treasures. All they have to do for this one is register for the meal with their Open Rice ID.

Get rid of some mid-week stress with the Laugh After Work yoga session at the ACM.

Thu, Jan 7

Fu Lin Men Dou Lao is having a steamboat tasting only for seven people, so go satisfy your monsoon season cravings. 

Big-deal classical music composer Zubin Mehta takes the stage with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, playing work by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky for the orchestra’s 80th anniversary.

Japan’s company of drummers and martial artists, Drum Tao, is making their way here. Expect a mix of traditional taiko drumming and choreography at this one.

Ethos books is launching 3 by Krishna Udayasankar, an alternative retelling of how Singapore was founded.

Check out Undescribed, this exhibition of work by six emerging photographers curated by Singapore photography it-boy, Robert Zhao.

Fri, Jan 8

Loco X Milkcow is having a free ice-cream day. Treat yourself.

Yum Cha is hosting a tasting for its Chinese New Year takeaway menu that has barbecued suckling pig. Year of the Goat comes early!

The Loolalang bazaar will be at the Aliwal Arts Centre, with headscarves, jewelry and more.

If you’ve missed the previous Laugh OK Please Best of Indian stand-up comedy sessions, the first one in 2016 is here. Aditi Mittal and Karthik Kumar are among the four comedians to take the stage.

There’s a Singapore Business Startups series where you’ll learn how to market and price your products, among other workshops. Go forth and network.

If your new year’s resolution is to cope with stress better, the eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 Week Programme may help.