A block party, Singapore Night Festival, Baybeats and more

This weekend, expect a multitude of parties to go down all around Singapore, the start of the annual Singapore Night Festival and Baybeats, as well as some art and literary activities—thrown in just to mix things up a little. Soak it all in now, September is only a week away.

This Friday, the Visual Arts Centre will be hosting an Art Studio Open House with plenty of activities and workshops available for participation. Find a glass painting workshop where you can paint your very own wine glass, as well as a watercolour or acrylic painting art jamming session. Aug 23

It’s finally paying off to be a lady, as this Friday night, Cherry Discotheque will be granting all the girls free entry all-night long for their Super Cherry Affair, where a galore of pocket-friendly drinks and a generous dance space await. Aug 23

Party people Look Ma, No Hands! will be throwing their biggest party yet, in celebration of their initiative EmoNightSg’s third anniversary. This Friday, party alongside Baybeats Festival 2019, as EmoNightSg, held at the Esplanade Annexe Studio will be free-of-charge and open to all ages. Aug 23

Probably inspired by the wise words of legendary hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar, Marquee Singapore's Don’t Kill My Vibe will present a night of hip hop, trap and mash-up, all to help you get the weekend started right. Aug 23

At Hopheads’ High School Never Ends, attendance is compulsory. Jam to electronic dance pop tunes that’ll have you reminiscing your good ol’ school days, and maybe even more. Aug 23

New Zealand homeboys Nivin Sewpershad and James Brown of 54 South that now reside in Singapore will be dropping some beats at White Label Records for White Label Records & SGCR present 54 South (Fri, 23rd Aug). Get inspired by their love of Hip-Hop, House, Disco, Funk and Soul, that’ll also make for a good dance sesh on the floor. Aug 23

Join Johnnie Walker’s search party (quite literally) in finding the next national cocktail at The Search for Singapore's Next Iconic Cocktail. All seven creations from seven bars in Singapore including Jigger and Pony and Tippling Club will be fighting it out at Neon Pigeon for a chance to have their beverage crowned The Next Singapore Iconic Cocktail. Doors open at 7:30pm. Aug 23

Happening end-Aug is the highly-anticipated Singapore Night Festival, held within the Bras Basah-Bugis precinct. And returning for the second time since their first performance at Night Fest’s fifth edition is Fuerza Bruta, who will once again impress with their acrobatic and aerial acts. Aug 23-31

Feed your soul with gritty, grunge sounds of emo and metal, sultry indie shoegaze, laid back RnB beats, pure rock headbangers and all things alternative at the annual music festival, Baybeats 2019. Although the rock-fueled Powerhouse Stage has been closed to make room for the new Waterfront Theatre, two additional venues have been added, on top of the customary Arena, Chillhout Stage and Annex Studio sites. Aug 23-25

Singaporean-American novelist and recipient of the Singapore Literature Prize Amanda Lee Koe will be flying in from New York to hold a discussion about her new book, Delayed Rays of a Star. A story about womanhood and shifting political tides in the twentieth century, head to Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store to have your questions answered by the acclaimed writer. Aug 24

Feel like you’re not doing enough for the environment? This Saturday, Potato Head will be doing something a little different for their fifth anniversary, by hosting a beach clean-up session. And as a reward for your voluntary hard work and participation, they’ll actually be giving away limited edition key rings that’ll let you enjoy 10% off when you dine at Potato Head in the future. Aug 24

After their major block party Brew that happened in June, electronic music label Darker Than Wax and Chye Seng Huat will be collaborating once again to bring one back this August. Come Saturday night, see the popular coffee house transformed into a brew and beats party. Aug 24

Take it to the dancefloor at Zouk, as master house musician Moti will be bringing the party on this particular Saturday evening. Having released mega hits with musicians such as Tiesto and Showtek, you’ll be in good hands at One Dance Presents Moti, Supported by Hong. Aug 24

A farmer’s workshop by Mercure Singapore on Stevens, learn the ways of composting which helps regenerate delicate ecosystems with Composting 101. Learn various composting techniques, and even receive a starter compost bin to kickstart your composting journey, alongside some tips and tricks that’ll allow you to accelerate the breakdown process of your homemade compost. Aug 24

Don a Jungle-themed outfit and head to Marcello for Jungle Brunch X Bacardi, and treat yourself to 4 hours of free-flow Bacardi cocktails (like Jungle Juice), wine and beer, and a large buffet spread. Black Tropik will be lending his sounds to the restaurant for the day, while a face paint artist will be present to accede to all your artistic requests. Aug 24

A tropical party awaits at Don Ho - Social Kitchen + Bar’s Club Tropicana (Vol. 12) feat. Guber & Scotty, where aside from food and tropical cocktails, tropical beats will be served too. Don’t forget to get ready for the Club Tropicana Limbo Challenge, where two winners will be crowned, besides receiving a $50 Don Ho voucher each. Aug 24

Celebrating their anniversary this Saturday is Elbow Room, the original Drinks & Co. at Club Street, providing guests with a generous 20% off all drinks. Order up some artisanal spirits and wines, and nestle in a cosy spot with your gang to enjoy the night. Aug 24

Get rad and then wrecked at Total Recall Presents Lincey + The Dinosaur, which pays tribute to the yesteryears with smash hits from the ‘90s and ‘00s. Gather your homies and practice your dance moves before hitting the dance floor for this one. Aug 24

After Potato Head's sustainable clean-up sesh, wind down at their new Sundown Sundays. It’ll kick off 5pm sharp at their jungle rooftop that’ll be turned into an open-air garden and tiki bar. Find tropical cocktails ($12) and mouthwatering sliders (from $8) too. Aug 25

Free Tae Bo + Yoga X Swap To Save is an interesting one. Enjoy Tae Bo (a total fitness workout incorporating martial arts) and yoga, before swapping some new clothes. Registration for the swap sesh is limited to just 30, so if you want to sweat then swap, you’ll need to sign-up quickly. Aug 25

UDD, formerly known as Up Dharma Down, is a Manila-based band that will soon arrive on our shores for the fourth time, to play a fantastic gig at Timbre+ alongside two up-and-coming indie bands, AOUI and Maude. Feel free to order up some good nosh and just groove to the chill tunes. Aug 25