25 things to see, do, eat and drink in Singapore this weekend (Dec 4-6)

The first weekend of December is packed with fun parties, an indie pop gig, and a cool theatrical dining experience. Artsy people can also look forward to the We Can! Arts Fest and an intellectual discussion about women in local lit. Dive in.

Fri, Dec 4

Singapore: Inside Out and Syndicate features Southeast Asian bands like Octover, The Inner Galaxy, and ChaChaChina. Expect some hip-hop and electronic tracks at this event.

10 local chefs will showcase their interpretation of Singaporean fare at this pop-up, Singapore Take-Out. There’s laksa, chili crab and beef rendang. Mmmm.

Vatos Urban Tacos is opening this weekend at 36 Beach Road. Have some yummy Mexican-Korean fusion grub, like fajita burritos with kimchi fries, there. 

The Indian Invasion Comedy features four of India’s stand-up comedians like Kunal Rao, the co-founder of the East India Comedy YouTube channel, Sorabh Pant, Aditi Mittal and Sanjay Manaktala.

Andsoforth’s latest interactive dinner is The Auction, where you have to bid for the night’s grand prize, Golden Cup, at a blackmarket auction—all while you eat a delicious five-course dinner. The event location will be revealed 24 hours before the dinner commences. 

The Sticker Lady SKL0 is hosting a barter market. Check out what to exhange with the event’s vendors on Facebook before heading down to support this initiative.

Known for his ethereal tracks, one-man act Perfume Genius returns to Singapore after Laneway. Tickets are $65 at the door so head over to TAB at Orchard Hotel if you’re too lazy to book online.

DJ collective Darker Than Wax will be spinning at Blu Jaz Cafe in Beats and Beyond, alongside resident DJs, Funk Bstrd and William J. Look out for the special guest DJ duo Cervo from UK music website Banana Hill.

There’s a Baile Del Alma party going on tonight, so get to know Bachata and Kizomba music from the Dominican Republic and Angola, respectively. Free admission for December babies.

Overeasy Orchard is having an opening party with pole dancers, beer pong and 80s arcade games. 

Get some Christmas gift ideas at the Dream x Bloesem Stock Up! Christmas Market. There will be craft beers from The Great Beer Experiement and beauty and skincare products by The Beauty Candy Apothecary and Mmerci Encore.

Sat, Dec 5

The Hard Rock Cafe is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Singapore, and they’re throwing 25 parties from now through 2016. The night’s tunes are by DJ Anand from Ce La Vi, with live music from the band Mantravine. 

The Single Cask opened a couple months ago at Chijmes, and if you haven’t been down yet, here’s a good reason to: Ian Mcwilliam of Scottish distillery Glenfarclas will be doing three tasting sessions with just 15 seats each.

Meatliquor has rolled out an anti-brunch series, and the only slot left is today—this is your last chance to gorge on mac and cheese, buffalo wings and gunpowder shrimp (and Champagne for an extra $30). 

Kilo is cool enough on its own, but a night time market there just sends us over the edge. Sunset Pasar will have lots of stylish pre-loved goods, local singers, performance poets and artists taking the stage at the open mic event. 

Check out the fifth edition of Rendezvous with French Cinema , with over a dozen comedies, documentaries and dramas. The big highlight this year is Palme d’Or-winning Dheepan, in which a Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger flees to Paris. 

There’s a Magpie Reading Club: Breakfast Edition, where like-minded people chow down on the most important meal of the day and swap magazines. Everyone gets a free copy of the quarterly food journal, Lucky Peach.

There will be two tea workshops at the Lupicia x Keepers Playtime event, so head down to know more about different iced and Japanese brews. 

Overeasy at Fullerton is hosting UK DJ Zimmer. Expect reworked tunes from legendary rockers Rod Stewart and Tina Turner, as well as some original tracks.

Youtubers EdhoZell, JinnyBoyTV, Leenda D. and WahBanana will be chilling at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Go get a selfie with them.

Sun, Dec 6

If you haven’t signed up already, you probably shouldn’t wing the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore. But you can still line the route from Sentosa Gateway to East Coast Park to cheer the runners on. 

Swing by Rally, an arts festival by anti gender-based violence organization We Can!, where the Singapore Art Museum’s gallery and Glass Hall are taken over by performances, dance, spoken word, exhibitions and more. Don’t miss the UN Women’s Super Heroes workshop that celebrates female superheroes in comics. 

The Gajah Gallery is also showcasing the work of Malaysian abstract painter Sabri Idrus in a solo mini-exhibition at their new location, the Tanjong Pagar Distripark. His work is all about abstraction (think Jackson Pollock) and explores the techniques of painting and print-making. 

Feminists, head on over to the Bodies, Books & Boundaries event where local female writers discuss hot button gender issues.

Get to know indie enclave Tiong Bahru at this heritage walk —the two-hour excursion starts at the Tiong Bahru CC Admin Office.