Your arty, party, foodie guide to this weekend in Singapore

It’s your last chance to catch Singapore Art Week, so head to the Singapore Conemporary Art Show, the Art Apart Fair and more. If you’re not into art, there are lots of parties (Gillman Barracks, the Courtyard X SAM and Bandwagon Riverboat) to get funky at. If art’s not your thing, stop by several flea markets and support local vendors.

Fri, Jan 22

Oh! Open House is having an interactive play, No Man’s Land, where you’ll be brought to a secret venue to solve a mysterious puzzle. You should have your tickets ready because it’s sold out.
The rooms of the 14th floor of Parkroyal on Pickering turn into a giant gallery when the seventh edition of the Art Apart Fair returns, with work by Singaporeans Tia Boon Sim, Phyllis Chong and Shi Lifeng.
Jack Tan explores Singapore’s obsessions through Japanese yokai (meaning monsters and demons) illustrations in Mythologies.
Dance the night away on board a Mississippi riverboat, with local bands like .gif, Cheating Sons, blankverse at Bandwagon Riverboat.
Our favorite art party is back at Gillman Barracks. At Art After Dark, work from local and international galleries like Arndt, Mizuma Gallery will be on display while Noise Singapore alumni will do their thing.

SAM x W Singapore: The Courtyard is on with W Hotel’s Woobar providing drinks and pub grub. DJs EJ Missy, Haan and Mr Has will be spinning, too.

There’s a Sake Samurai Dinner at Lewin Terrace, a four-course meal with four sake pairings.
Get to know local band 2Halfs at the Esplanade Concourse, where the synth band is trying out some acoustic sounds.
BooksActually is hosting Finding India in China, where Anurag Viswanath talks about his travelogue to China’s fringes.

Sat, Jan 23

It’s not too late to catch, the Singapore Contemporary Art Show, whichcarries work priced from $10,000 to $100,000. There are galleries from all over Asia and the world, and we’re particularly excited about Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, aka polka dot lady.

Part of Singapore Art Week, the upcoming Art Stage is worth checking out as it features work from 32 countries and 30 cities, along with a sculpture that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Dadaism. 

The fifth edition of the #TanjongGoodman fest will have exhibitions, an open house of artists’ studios and a Great Singapore Garage Sale. 

In case you missed Open Farm Community’s Social Market, there’s another farmer’s market at Loewen Gardens.

Go offline and head to Gumtree’s flea market. There will be truffle fries and gourmet coffee, as well as stuff from local blogshops.

Japanese rock back One OK Rock is playing today at Fort Canning Park. Expect tracks like “Mightly Long Fall,” “Cryout” and “Heartache.”

Local playwright Haresh Sharma and artistic director Alvin Tan are having a devising masterclass today, as part of M1.

There’s a Rilek One Corner party at Tanjong Goodman. Come for their Straya Day brunch and dance to music by Ce La Vi’s Brendon P and singer/songwriter Popo.

Fitness junkies, test your mettle at The Viper Challenge, a 10km obstacle with over 15 obstacles. If this sounds too crazy, you can volunteer, which gives you a voucher to train up for next year’s challenge for a month. 

Sun, Jan 24

The Local People X SAM market is on, with MatchayaSG and Midnight Baker hawking their food and beverages while Jamie Ong and Amanda Tee will be performing.

Ce La Vi’s Re:groove party is on, with Brendon P, Anand and Deepak doing what they do best with Latin American-inspired mixes. 

The local band Pixel Apartment is launching their debut album, The Grass is Greener, Now. Their sound’s a smooth mix of chamber pop, kalimba and electronic music in them, so check it out.