Look forward to virtual arts festivals, walking food tours and Wine Lust 2020

September has arrived in the blink of an eye. And while the world may still be at a crossroads, it's always good to take a breather by checking out interesting virtual festivals, art exhibitions and other exciting happenings in Singapore. Below, find 13 exciting things to do this month, including film showcases, dining events and online arts experiences.

ARTS/FESTIVAL

Annual arts festival Silver Arts is going digital this 2020, presenting a slew of fun, online programming while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the older folks attending the event. Enjoy family-friendly initiatives including feel-good concerts, musical performances and workshops for all ages. Sep 1-13

DRINK/FESTIVAL

Month-long wine extravaganza Wine Lust by the 1-Group returns this year with six of the F&B group’s multi-concept venues taking part. There's a bottomless prosecco brunch at Monti, five-course Spanish wine pairing dinner at The Alkaff Mansion, wine tasting event at The Garage, and lots more happening. See the full list of experiences here. Sep 1-30

MUSIC

Tune into TGIF Music Station: SCCC x YES 933 by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC), taking place over just two days this month, with a refreshed format since July. Sing along to live performances and check out lunchtime pop-up concerts for a midday respite, or even interact with your favourite artistes in real time on the centre’s Facebook page. Sep 4,18


About Endlessness

 

ARTS/FILM

An integral part of the annual Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), Singular Screens has returned at the Oldham Theatre to present seven powerful films including dark comedy satire About Endlessness, Last and First Men, a film that walks a fine line between documentary and science fiction, as well as Cemetery, which combines 10 years of field recordings and soundscape. Curated by the Asian Film Archive (AFA), these movies are also available on demand during its showings in Singapore. Sep 4-Oct 4

FOOD/DRINK

Iconic rooftop destination Ce La Vi will be going local once again with their pop-up dining event, Sky High Hawker II. Look forward to meeting an all-women line-up of Singapore’s most innovative chefs including Janice Wong, Eugenia Ong and Petrina Loh, while tasting their exclusive signature dishes. Entry is complimentary; make your reservations here. Sep 5

HOME/GARDENING

Join gardening experts Ang Wee Foong and Yeoh Yi Shuen in a discussion about horticulture at NParks’ second edition of Gardening with Edibles, a Facebook live show on tips and tricks on transplanting, landscaping and more. The duo will also be speaking about native edibles and addressing your burning questions regarding home gardening; additional information available here. Sep 5

ARTS/FESTIVAL

At the first digital edition of the Indian Heritage Centre’s CultureFest, expect to celebrate the diversity of Indian arts, culture and heritage in Singapore through the lens of epic literary work Ramayana. Also look forward to traditional and contemporary cultural performances, panel discussions, workshops, story-telling sessions, cooking demonstrations and art installations; more information available here. Sep 5-18

FILM

Catch the upcoming, highly-anticipated BTS feature film Break The Silence: The Movie, which spotlights the sensational K-pop group's first international world tour. With more screenings added following an overwhelming demand for tickets, be sure to secure slots here to get a behind-the-scenes look at all the members of the acclaimed boy band. From Sep 10

PARTY

Returning to keep you occupied at home, Marquee Singapore’s One Live series will feature a performance by Dutch DJ duo Dubvision, an international music act known for their progressive and electro house tunes. Simply head over to Twitch between 10pm to 11pm to tune into the hour-long live set; even feel free to chat with the musicians if you are a registered Twitch user. Sep 10

FOOD/DRINK

Join Singapore’s favourite food delivery service Deliveroo as they offer a walking food tour to relish gourmet experiences across our sunny island. Find out how nutritious your poke bowl is at Haakon, Poke Theory and Shake Farm; or undergo a blind croissant taste test at Tiong Bahru Bakery before learning to create latte art at Forty Hands. Get your tickets via Eventbrite here. Sep 12-13

FESTIVAL

Celebrate the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival over tea and mooncakes while learning about the history of Chinese customs and traditions thanks to the first-ever virtual Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival. Held via the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s Facebook page, get excited to partake in fun initiatives including cooking classes, storytelling sessions and interactive craft demonstrations. Sep 14-Oct 11

PARTY

Avid patrons of swanky speakeasy-style lounge Avenue Singapore at MBS, get excited to party in your humble abode thanks to #AvenueAtHome: No More Monday Blues which returns on Monday via their Facebook page from 9-10pm. A virtual soiree headlined by New York City based DJ Mel DeBarge, this is your chance to invite your friends over to chase away those weekday blues. Sep 21

ARTS/EXHIBITIONS

A new series of exhibitions by 12 local art institutions and independent arts spaces have been launched in support of the local arts community. Titled Proposals of Novel Ways of Being, check out works by over 170 local artists and cultural workers through programmes and offerings across various venues in Singapore, including The Substation, National Gallery Singapore and ADM Gallery. Through Feb 2021