The Maine and The 1975 returns, the F1 season begins, and so much more

Groupies rejoice; besides The Maine and The 1975 returning to perform in Singapore this September, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Hans Zimmer and Swedish House Mafia will all be here at the F1 concerts to bring our city to a new high. And speaking of F1, brace yourselves for a wave of parties during the actual weekend. But don’t worry, there’ll also be plenty of markets, sustainable fairs and even a vegan festival to keep things wholesome this month.

DRINK
Thirsty Craft Beer Shop is back with their fifth warehouse sale at Lorong Bakar Batu. Go all out and get their flavourful beers, ciders and wines at wholesale prices. Some beverages will cost you as little as $2. Go nuts, people. Sep 2

FESTIVAL
Bring your best camera or smartphones and go on a photo-shooting spree at the Singapore Photography Festival 2019 held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 3. Some models will also be invited for you to work with too, at the Photogenies session. Sep 4

FOOD/DRINK
Foodies, time to head to Salt grill & Sky bar for their upcoming wine dinner, which will showcase the best of Australia and New Zealand. Find signature wines by New Zealand's most prestigious winemaker, Te Mata Estate, alongside dishes such as the Free Range Egg Pappardelle and the Geraldton Kingfish prepared by head chef Jake Kowalewski. Sep 4

FOOD/DRINK
Enjoy a Euskadi Experience at Basque Kitchen by Aitor as Singapore’s first Basque-centric restaurant will be presenting a five-course gastronomic journey that features the finest produce Basque Country has to offer. Find dishes like Smoked “Bonito del Norte” and Pigeon Rice, as well as curated wine pairings from Basque Country. Sep 4

GAME
In the mood to game but not virtually? Head to Play Nation’s Kickstarter Hits X Board Game Night, where board games like Throw Throw Burrito, Escape Plan, Endogenesis (a local game) and Exploding Kittens await. Sep 5

BOOK/FILM
If you missed literary genius Amanda Lee Koe’s The Delayed Rays of a Star book launch at Kinokuniya previously, catch her again at Shanghai Express Screening Feat. Wu Tsong Slays The Seduction, after the screening of both films of course. Sep 5

PARTY
Latin music lovers, time to get loco and dance to electronic Latin beats, courtesy of Portuguese DJ Jorge Monteiro, at Mentirosa. Thursday nights have never been this exciting. Sep 5

FOOD/DRINK
Head to Town Restaurant for their Oishii Japan dinner buffet promotion. Savour popular favourites and signatures of Japan, such as Chilled Cha Soba, Chicken Tonkatsu, Beef Yakiniku and more, at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore for a limited time only. Sep 5-15

DRINK
This September, Nutmeg & Clove will be inviting three international bartenders to pay tribute to the beloved whisky. In this collab with Glenfiddich, find Taiwan’s Kae Yin (Sep 5), Slovakian-born Marian Beke from London (Sep 9) and Tsuyoshi Mayazaki from Japan (Sep 19), at Nutmeg & Clove this September. Sep 5-19

FILM
Presented by The Projector, Singapore will finally see its first-ever Nordic Film Festival. Check out films from Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway, although none from Iceland made the cut. The festival will kick-off with dark comedy Hevi Reissu (Heavy Trip). Sep 6

PARTY
Get the party started this Friday night, with singer, songwriter, producer and remixer Kaskade, best known for his hits “4am” and “Last Chance”. If you missed his performance previously, here’s your chance to jam one out with him at our island's largest nightclub. Sep 6

PARTY
Hard-hitting electronic dance musicians, German Big Room DJ and producer duo Jewelz & Sparks have released records with Calvin Harris, Tiesto and Hardwell. Be in good hands when you party at Zouk’s Mainroom on Friday. Sep 6

PARTY
Netherlands duo Sick Individuals will be spinning some super sick music at none other than Pan Pac’s Bang Bang. Expect an all-new live “This is Sick” concept, created exclusively for their stage performances, which includes an immersive audio-visual experience, managed solely by the DJs. Sep 6

MARKET
Check Mercure Singapore on Stevens out on Saturday, as the hotel and The Expat Fairs will be holding a Sustainable September Fair at Winestone, which spotlights small businesses, artisans, and social enterprises with a common goal of sustainable living. Pick up ethical products and gifts for all seasons here. Sep 7

PARTY
Party people, get ready to glo-up at Hyperise Glow Ball at Altimate & 1-Altitude, featuring guest DJ Jay Santos from Manila. Come dressed in your best neon outfits and complete it with complimentary glow bracelets available at the door. Sep 7

ART/EXHIBITION
A line-up of aero-related programmes by ArtScience Museum awaits, as they commemorate the launch of the Museo Aero Solar, a large flying sculpture made entirely of recycled plastic bags at Marina Barrage. Make your own plastic wind sock, then march with your creation and finally create your button badge, all at the Marina Barrage. Sep 7

PARTY
Spend a Saturday at Lazy Beatz’s Secret Beats Pool Party, at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore. Groove to the latest beats till sunset, while enjoying cocktails and a dip in the massive infinity pool that comes with a hot tub. Sep 7

MARKET
Swap your old favourites for other preloved closet pieces at swap flea Swapathon. You’ll get to update your wardrobe, all in the name of sustainable living. Sep 7

MARKET
Check out Urban Farm & Feast for fresh ideas and even fresher produce. Spreads of goods by local farmers and vendors are readily available for selection, besides some urban farming interactive workshops and screenings. Sep 7

FESTIVAL
E-retailer Zalora will be hosting a fashionable festival that combines fashion, beauty and music, come Saturday. Find themed rooms for photo-ops, a TikTok challenge that’ll give you a chance to win some Zalora loot, and great music at Zalora Fashion Festival. Sep 7

PARTY
Singapore’s first crayfish party has arrived with bucketloads of crustaceans, music, and crayfish-inspired accessories. Those who just can’t get enough of crayfish can continue celebrating their love for the seafood at Crayfish X Kampong Boogie Takeover the following day. Sep 7-8

EXHIBITION
Showcasing a series of Peranakan-inspired artworks is local artist and celebrated fashion designer Benny Ong with Putting On The Kebaya, at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. This September, celebrate the Peranakan culture through this unique exhibition. Sep 7-30

FESTIVAL
Returning for a series of Latin-themed events, Latinada 2019 will officially begin at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club with Domingo Tropical, a Latin-inspired mini street-food festival, before ending with an elaborate 5-course dinner at Bochinche. Sep 8-16

MUSIC
The Japanese House, aka Amber Bain, will be in Singapore for an already sold-out show, bringing her experimental and impressive sounds. She’s even played in arenas across the UK with labelmates The 1975, who will also be in Singapore this month. Sep 9

PARTY
Back for its 20th year, Swiss Club’s OktoberFest will be kicking off a huge Bavarian party, ahead of the actual OktoberFest, but we’re not complaining. More details will be released on their Facebook page. Sep 11-15

MUSIC
Widely-adored American rock band The Maine tours the globe with their seventh album You Are Okay under their belt, as they make a pit-stop in Singapore this September. Catch them at Far East Square’s The Pavilion as they make their return to our sunny shores. Sep 12

PARTY
At Ce La Vi Friday night, find DJ Puffy, champion of Red Bull Music 3Style 2016, who will be showcased during this special evening. Dance to his vibrant and infectious Caribbean-inspired mixes. Sep 13

PARTY
Presenting one of Germany’s most highly-regarded house music producers is Escape 56 Feat. Henrik Schwarz Live. After almost 10 years, Henrik Schwarz will be back in Singapore to perform his unique live show. Escape 56 will also be kicking-off the F1 season on Friday night, so anticipate a night full of fun. Sep 13

FESTIVAL  
Longstanding music festival Music Matters Live will return for its annual run this September, with six nights of international musical highlights. 50 artists are set to take on 10 venues in Clarke Quay, such as Vancouver soul reggae musician Buckman Coe and Israeli electro-pop producer-singer songwriter Totemo. Sep 13-18

FOOD/DRINK
From Floating Donut and Monti comes A Monti Exclusive: Lux Dining Experience on the waters, this mid-September. Tuck into Monti’s delectable Italian cuisine while admiring the Marina skyline away from the coast. Yes, there’ll be cocktails too. Sep 13-22

PARTY
Ah, another music party at Kilo Lounge by Collective Minds. This month, check out Breakbot & Irfane as they take their guests on a musical journey with funk, disco and more. Sep 14

PARTY
Tanjong Beach Club’s signature Barefoot Tiki Nights returns with its third edition, bringing a sunset dinner, a DIY beauty bar and some tropical beats by Orio at this beach party. Sep 14

PARTY
In need of a hardstyle party lately? Cherry Discotheque and Hard Ascension has got you covered. Go hard or go home on Saturday night at Heart4Hard. Plus, there’ll be a cake cutting sesh as it’s also Hardstyle’s fourth anniversary. Sep 14

PARTY
Kinou's first anniversary party promises a whole lot of fun with brand new cocktails at just $15, and free tapas. You’ll also stand a chance to win free passes to the F1 podium lounge or a magnum of Champagne when you purchase Jagermeister shots. Have fun. Sep 14

FOOD
Get even cheaper prices on some of the best hawker food at Tiong Bahru market. Simply collect some used plastic bottles, exchange them for coupons at WWF’s booth, and use them at the hawker stalls. And if you bring a reusable container, you’ll get to enjoy an additional one-dollar off too. Sep 15

EXHIBITION
Unless you’re a die-hard trekkie, you’ll greatly enjoy this year’s edition of Sentosa Sandsation. See sand artists bring to life characters like Yoda, Rey and Darth Vader, as well as Chewbacca and Boba Fett; attend sand sculpting workshops and catch free movie screenings, all at our island’s favourite beach. Through Sep 15

MUSIC
UK sensations The 1975 is back in Singapore this September to stage yet another concert at The Star Theatre. We’ll definitely be expecting songs off their new record, Notes On A Conditional Form. Sep 16

MUSIC
Universal Music Group is presenting its first-ever Music Is Universal at Zouk, which will see an evening of tunes by artists like up-and-coming American musician Jeremy Zucker, homegrown singer-songwriter Charlie Lim and London-based duo Oh Wonder. The event is by invite-only, so we hope you’re well-connected. Sep 17

MUSIC
Closing this year’s Music Matters Live is Zouk’s Liquid Nights which will return this year following a sold-out show last year. Alan Walker and R3hab will be headlining the show this year, so expect yet another sold-out show. Sep 18

FOOD/DRINK
If you’re a tenant, landlord or someone looking for potential housemates within the LGBTQ+ community, look to Prout’s Meet Your Next: Housemate, the first in a series organised by the app, to help members of the community live in a safe space. Enjoy dinner and wine, and pick up an exclusive customisable tote bag available at the event too. Sep 19

SPORT/MUSIC
Get ready for a whole weekend of racing action at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019, as well as musical entertainment from Swedish House Mafia, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Gwen Stefani, Fatboy Slim and so many more. Sep 20-22

PARTY
Italian restaurant Monti is lining-up an all-encompassing range of events this September, and here’s another. To coincide with the F1 Grand Prix weekend, they are joining FOMO in putting on White Affair: A Dinner and Dance series, with a live screening of the race and DJs who will be deck duty too. Sep 20

PARTY
Get the F1 (day one) after-party started at Marquee as DJ Ruckus presents an exciting mix of hip-hop, electronic dance music and urban hits. This is only the beginning. Sep 20

DRINK
During the F1 weekend, find a terrace promotion at Level33, which consists of free-flow drinks for $138. Get house-brewed beers, house wines and soft drinks from 6-10pm, and order up some nosh from their social menus to accompany those beverages too. Sep 20-22

PARTY
Get an unobstructed view of the city and the Grand Prix night race from above, at 1-Altitude. The ninth edition of The Circuit will include fun, race-themed activities, tunes from international DJs, and beverages from the bar. Sep 20-22

PARTY
Catch Sporty Spice Melanie C, Raleigh Ritchie (aka Grey Worm from Game of Thrones), Daniel Jones of Savage Garden and The Cuban Brothers at The Podium Lounge as they headline the lounge’s Grand Prix after-parties during the F1 weekend. The stars will be ready for their close-ups. Sep 20-22

PARTY
Part of Ce La Vi’s Singapore Race Week parties is Singapore Race Week: Babey Drew (USA), where Grammy-winning Babey Drew will take the stage and the party to the next level. With his signature explosive mix of Electro, House and Dubstep, the Atlanta-based DJ is also the official tour DJ for Chris Brown and the Kardashian's go-to DJ. Sep 20

PARTY
Find a feel-good party at Nineteen80 during the F1 weekend, as there’ll be a major throwback party on Friday and Saturday, that’ll remind you of days that were once filled by playtime with Hot Wheels. Sep 20-21

FOOD
Iberico pork gets its own menu here at The Fullerton Bay Hotel’s La Brasserie. For just over a week, indulge in rich-flavoured pork through dishes such as the Argentina Spice Crispy Fried Iberico Ribs, Tender Spice Braised Iberico Pork Cheek and Iberico Truffled Pork Cordon Bleu with Emmental Cheese. Sep 20-29

PARTY
Lavo is back with round two of their Party Brunch, and this time, it’ll be an F1 weekend edition party brunch. Get free-flow Perrier-Jouet champagne, house wines, house pours, beer and a whole variety of Italian mains and seafood. This is not one you should miss if brunch is your favourite mealtime. Sep 21

MARKET
Camp Kilo Charcoal Club regular Sunday Social Market will be hitting up the roast joint for another wholesome day of music, food and shopping. There'll be good ol' house tunes, artisanal bakes and crafts, home decor, fashion accessories and of course hearty roasts courtesy of the restaurant. Sep 22

PARTY
Close your race weekend off with a blast at Bar Rouge, as they offer a star-studded line-up of local DJ veterans. Party all-night long with Kenneth Francis, Styluxtakut, Rattle, and Fadille on Sunday night. Gear up for a six-to-six party. Sep 22

PARTY
Spend the race weekend frolicking under the sun at Tanjong Beach Club. Race through a round of Flip Cup or Jenga with your best buds while DJ Andrew M puts you in a good mood with some sunny good beats. Sep 22

EXHIBITION
The ArtScience Museum’s next big showcase is a whimsical one sure to be a hit with all audiences. Leading us all through the rabbit hole is Wonderland, which celebrates all the intrigue of Lewis Carroll’s timeless universe, and invites you to step through the looking glass for an immersive museum experience. Our guide to the exhibition here. Through Sep 22

MUSIC
Bringing the beat to Wheeler’s Estate on Wednesday night is 5-piece band 53A, covering all of Maroon 5’s greatest hits. There’ll be so much to love about this one. Sep 25

PARTY
Brace yourselves as things are about to go down at Marquee on Friday night, thanks to hair-flopping and body rockin’ duo Sunnery James and Ryan Maciano. They’ll be pushing the boundaries with their tribal sounds and dance music, so don’t miss out on the fun. Sep 27

THEATRE
In celebration of satirical musical comedy Urinetown’s 20th anniversary, local theatre company Pangdemonium will be staging Greg Kotis’ iconic, Tony Award-winning play, officially bringing their 2019 production season to a close. Sep 27-Oct 13

MUSIC
Highly-acclaimed Japanese 4-piece instrumental rock band Mono will be in Singapore this month as part of their annual world tour, performing tunes from their latest well-named album, Nowhere Now Here. Sep 27

MARKET
Pasar Glamour, a pop-up market that sells preloved quality garments and accessories in an effort to encourage sustainable fashion consumption while supporting local charities, will be held at the National Design Centre late-September. Net proceeds will be donated to charities that support women and children from disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as the arts. Sep 27

HORROR
Be the first to experience new frights at Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights when they return for their ninth edition in September. With five haunted house, two scare zones and two special shows, the night will be promisingly eerie and filled with fright. Sep 27-Oct 31

PERFORMANCE
Popular Buzzfeed-turned-Youtuber crew The Try Guys will finally arrive in Singapore. Look to them for a night of interaction, experiments and laughter, during their Legends of The Internet tour. Sep 28

MUSIC
Back for its fifth procession, Morbid Metal Festival 2019 will delight metalheads with a killer line-up of metal bands like Finland’s Blood Chalice and Taiwan’s Desecration. Careful with this one though; it’s definitely not your usual Neon Lights/Ultra type. Sep 28

FESTIVAL
Sake lovers, time to head to Singapore’s largest craft sake festival, returning this September with over 200 sakes to try from. There’ll even be masterclasses conducted by sake sommeliers and brewers at Sake Matsuri 2019, so mark your calendars now. Sep 28

MARKET
Here to eradicate the misconceptions of a vegan lifestyle is the Singapore Vegan Festival, where there'll be something for every plant enthusiast. Don’t forget to sign-up for cooking demos by international chefs to pick up a few tips about vegan cuisine. Sep 29

EXHIBITION
Another massive exhibit over at the ArtScience Museum is Floating Utopias, an exploration of the hot-air balloon and how its (literal) ascension has impacted our world. Come discover its storied history through over 40 artworks, including eight large-scale air-filled sculptures. Through Sep 29

EXHIBITION
The glittery Ion Orchard is celebrating its 10th birthday, and everyone's invited to partake in a celebration of awesome food deals and plenty of Insta-worthy moments at their pop-up Kaleidoscopic Playhouse. Expect a mirror room built using almost 300 reflective surfaces, free for all to enter and snap away. Through Sep 30

EXHIBITION
Those with an inclination toward all things grotesque and morbid will be thrilled with The Parkview Museum's contemporary art exhibition. Revel in the dark fantasia that is Disturbing Narratives, which encompasses an estimated total of 60 art pieces, including installations, videos and paintings. Through Feb 8