Head online with exciting trivia nights, riotous revelries and more

Just a couple of months ago, dining out at restaurants and visiting museums would have been unthinkable. And while we still have a ways to go, we’ve overcome hurdles and have even emerged from the Covid-19 circuit breaker period with newfound virtual events, technological benefits and better hygiene practices. So make the most out of the new normal by enjoying digital revelries, trivia nights and even in-depth symposiums about heritage this August. Go on, catch a break—you deserve it.

MBS speakeasy-style lounge Avenue’s physical venue may be closed for the time being, but you’ll still be able to enjoy what the nightclub has to offer in the comfort of your own home with #AvenueAtHome: No More Monday Blues. Starring international DJ Ruckus who’s known for his open-format sets and performances at events held by designers including Louis Vuitton and Alexander Wang, tune into the hour-long event hosted on Avenue Singapore’s Facebook page from 9-10pm on Monday. Aug 17

Retro bar and club Nineteen80 is now part of the digital revolution with their very own virtual trivia night happening on Thursday night. From 8-10pm, answer a myriad of questions covering everything from aspects of ‘90s pop culture to general knowledge, among other topics in groups of two to five. A humble participation fee of $20 is required, but purchasing five cocktails or the Twin Bottles package will also earn you seats at the (virtual) table. Sign up here. Aug 20

Delve deep into the exploration of Asian archaeology thanks to the China and the Maritime Silk Road webinar hosted by the team at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM). Besides hearing from international scholars, curators and archaeologists, see four panels tackle a specific theme drawn from the ACM galleries and collections as well. Simply visit the event site for more details. Aug 21-23

TGIF Bazaars will be hosting its very first online marketplace event, and you are cordially invited to be part of the fun on Saturday afternoon. From 12-6pm, check out Somerset Zoom Market National Day 2020: eBusking edition, where you may sing, shop and celebrate the patriotic month of August. More information will be released soon, so just stay connected for more updates. Aug 22

If you have been keeping updated with the local literary arts scene, then root for your favourite authors and books at the upcoming Singapore Literature Prize 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony happening on Thursday evening. With a total of 52 works shortlisted in 12 categories across three genres Poetry, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction as well as four languages of Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil, the SLP 2020 will be held online for the very first time via the Singapore Book Council’s Facebook page and YouTube channel on 8pm. Aug 27

Continue celebrating our nation’s independence with The Arts House’s LumiNation 2020, where lesser-known narratives about Singapore are spotlighted. Happening across the entire month of August, view video projects by local creatives, partake in digital talks and even learn about a wide variety of important subjects. Through Aug 30

Having reopened its doors during the week of August, Lavo Italian Restaurant & Rooftop bar will be offering a delightful one-for-one promotion on cocktails and pastas. Available daily from 10pm-12am for pastas and 3-7pm for cocktails, be sure to post pictures of your dishes at the MBS restaurant and tag @LavoSingapore with the hashtag #LAVOLovesYou on Instagram. The top two creative entries will each stand to win a pair of tickets to the Italian bar’s popular Sunday Champagne Brunch. Through Sep 20

Have a peace of mind indulging in handcrafted dim sum delights at Pan Pacific Singapore’s Cantonese restaurant Hai Tien Lo and sizzling teppanyaki at Keyaki as both hotel locales reopen with updated hygiene protocols completely in line with the World Health Organisation’s guidelines. So in clean yet comfortable dining spaces, feel free to enjoy tasty bites that are sure to delight. Now open

It’s been a hot minute, and the beloved permanent exhibition Future World: Where Art Meets Science at the ArtScience Museum has been updated. And now that its venue has reopened, head down to see five new artworks, joining long-time favourites like Crystal Universe and Sketch Aquarium. There’s Proliferating Immense Life – A Whole Year per Year, 100 Years Sea [running time: 100 years], Enso – Cold Light and even The Way of Birds that’s a new occupant of section Sanctuary. Admission tickets to Future World will be offered at a 30 percent discount for Sands Rewards Lifestyle members; visitors are also encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets online to access the museum prior to their visits, limited to five tickets per transaction. Through Dec 31