Plenty of wine-related events await

Good news for wine lovers; an entire slew of wine-related events will be happening all across our tiny island this weekend. There’s Wine Fiesta, returning for its 12th edition at Grand Hyatt, Sun Wine Down by FOC Sentosa which will celebrate Mediterranean wines, a musical wine session that is More Than Music & Wine, and even Wine Discovery at Mandarin Oriental. But don’t forget the arrival of Canadian heartthrob Shawn Mendes, as well as some fun markets to drop by, for a wholesome end to the week.

MUSIC
Canadian heartthrob Shawn Mendes will return to Singapore as a newly-minted Grammy nominee for the gripping ballad "In My Blood", from his latest eponymous album. Two years have flown by since he last paid our shores a visit, and Mendies would have already marked their calendars to hear the 2018-released Shawn Mendes album live. Oct 4

FOOD/DRINK
Wine Fiesta returns for its 12th year at Grand Hyatt Singapore. This time, expect some gourmet dishes to accompany the fine wines presented. Executive sous chef Gregor Streun of the hotel has curated a special menu for wine pairings, so be sure to mark your calendars for an epicurean experience. Oct 4

PARTY
Beer enthusiasts, head down to 1-Altitude for their Erdinger Oktoberfest 2019, where an endless flow of beer and pretzels plus dips await. Don’t forget to bring your best buds, so you can all compete in a friendly stein hoisting or shuffleboard challenge; or just play some traditional Bavarian games together. Oct 4

PARTY
For unique renditions of party anthems, look to the Eclectic Duo, comprising DJ Dr1ft and Gillian. Bang Bang will be playing host to these international acts, so be sure to check them out for a cool party on Friday night. Oct 4

PARTY
Another exclusive party is coming to the Tuck Lee Ice Factory, and this time, it’s by the folks at Tiger Beer. They’ll be re-introducing their Tiger Crystal beer, through the Tiger Crystal Cold Ice Party that features a projection-mapping show, tunes presented by a supersonic sound system and the Tiger Crystal to be poured down a frozen ice luge. You’d better start sourcing for invites. Oct 4

PARTY
Kampong Boogie is returning to the shoddy but iconic Golden Mile Tower, for a Friday night rooftop funk-and-crunk sesh, Geylang-style. After 10:30pm, head back into The Projector for another round of partying. Oct 4

MUSIC
Get ready to mosh repeatedly as Skateboarders’ choice footwear company Vans will be hosting a series of concert sessions that’ll feature some underground hardcore favourites for a free, three-day celebration of aggresively expressive local music at Decline, starting this Friday. Oct 4

DRINKS
All are cordially invited to join a unique, multi-sensory experience exploring classical music and curated fine wines at More Than Music & Wine. Get to know the hidden affinities and stories behind the music as you examine the flavours and characteristics of various wines. You’ll also be guided by experienced musicians and sommeliers, so trust that you’ll gain some new, valuable insights. Oct 4-5

MARKET
The White Rabbit cream candy we used to know and love are making a comeback in the timely form of milk teas. Pop by Farmers and Chefs’ Crafters Market to purchase your White Rabbit sweet-infused milk tea concoctions and some fun merch, as well as some other trinkets and artisanal collectibles. Oct 4-6

EXHIBITION 
Check out street art pieces by French artist Jisbar Planche at the Jisbar Exhibition at SO/Sofitel Singapore. As an added bonus, on opening night, find champagne and canapes available alongside the displayed collection of artworks. Plus, a 3-course wine pairing dinner will be served at Xperience Restaurant. Oct 4-Nov 17

LITERATURE/MUSIC/DRINKS
Books, Bier & Musik will present an afternoon of bookswapping, networking and musical performances by award-winning musicians, mezzo-soprano Jade Tan Shi Yu and pianist Churen Li. If you’re wondering why its title has been deliberately misspelled, it’s because the event is also inspired by some celebrated 19th-century German authors and poets. Tickets come with a free drink too. Oct 5

EXHIBITION
Capture great moments at the Leica Playground on Saturday. Watch a live Covergirl photoshoot go down, find playbooths by Leica, Huawei and more; and check out some cool art installations and exhibitions, plus some interesting workshops. Food, drinks and live music can be expected too. Oct 5

MARKET
Markets are getting more innovative with each passing month. At Wheeler’s Estate, find live performances, food and music, in addition to the artisanal collectibles and trinkets that will be for sale. Come Saturday morning, you’ll even get an opportunity to stretch and tone at a yoga session. Oct 5

MARKET
Both humans and pets will be granted free admission into Canvas for their Sunset Pasar & Disco 2019, where the club will be transformed into a flea market. Rambunctious music will come courtesy of DJs like Muto Masahi and Jungirl, so you’ll definitely be in the mood to shop. Oct 5

PARTY
OG block party people Urban Ventures will be reclaiming the stretch at Keong Saik for their iconic throwdown involving food, drinks, art, music and even dance classes. Don’t miss their 12th escapade that’ll be a street carnival-inspired edition. Oct 5

DRINKS
Wine Discovery also returns for an annual celebration of great wines and charismatic winemakers. Held at the Mandarin Oriental, taste over 100 artisanal, boutique and top quality wines from all over the world. Oct 5

DRINKS
Happening at FOC Sentosa once again is the beach-and-wine experience, Sun Wine Down, where all can indulge in a great range of Spanish tapas to be paired with a series of Mediterranean wines. There’ll be live cooking stations as well as wine stalls, so it won’t be a typical seated wine dinner. Just come revel in the relaxing sunset, wine affair. Oct 5

PARTY
Hosted by performance art group Pop in Progress, Party In Progress: So High Jam will see a cool but no-frills party go down Bunkerbunker!! from 7pm till late. Hang out, have great drinks, and dance or jam to good music courtesy of DJ Fish. Oct 5

PARTY
Catch one of the biggest names in EDM since 2010 at Marquee on Saturday evening. Dutch DJ Nicky Romero will put you in the mood to groove with his chart-topping tracks like “I Could Be The One”, a collab with Avicii. Oct 5

MUSIC 
Step into live music and cocktail bar Cool Cats at The NCO Club and be enthralled by a Carribean-influenced jazz performance by music group GMX Trio, comprising Guy-Marc Vadeleux, Daniel Dantin and Jacobo Velez. Oct 5-6

DRINKS
Emulating elegance and style is popular homegrown restaurant PS. Cafe with their Sunday Wine Down session at their Martin Road outlet. Featuring wines from France, take a tour of the PS. Cafe retail range this weekend. Oct 6