Get ready for Singapore Night Festival’s return and many unique dining experiences

This week, self-proclaimed foodies, brace yourselves for plenty of gastronomic experiences; art lovers, get out there for what might be the biggest Singapore Night Festival yet; and ladies, get your girl gang ready for a variety of Ladies’ Nights. The rest of you, kick back with some trivia and comedy nights, as well as parties with great jams.

FOOD
Coming together to provide a tantalising dinner is chef JP Anglo of contemporary Filipino restaurant Sarsa Kitchen and Candlenut’s chef Malcolm Lee for a special Candlenut x Sarsa Kitchen Four-Hands Dinner. Be in for a treat at the culinary collaboration where you can expect distinct Peranakan and Kabayan flavours. Aug 19

FOOD/DRINK
A lesser-known region in Italy, Abruzzo is not only home to Unesco heritage sites, it’s also a place for great food and drinks. Hosted by Ferrari Food + Wine and Etna Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Italian Summer in Abruzzo: Wine Dinner will pay homage to the Italian region with wines of Farnese and great dishes from Etna. Aug 19

COMEDY
Prepare to laugh till your sides ache, as host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah will be in Singapore for two stand-up comedy shows. We hope you’ve gotten your tickets, as they’ve all been sold out. Aug 19

FOOD/DRINK
A Yamagata Sake Dinner at Chopsuey Cafe? We’ll see you there. Limited to just 33 seats, the Yamagata Prefectural Board and Chopsuey Cafe will collaborate for a sake dinner sesh that’ll allow all to discover great sakes from the region, paired with a delicious 6-course meal. Aug 20

MUSIC
Pop singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin will be taking the stage at The Pavillion to play his first concert in Singapore this Tuesday night. Catch the musician best known for his single “Let Me Down Slowly” while he’s on his Caught In The Middle world tour; there might still be a ticket or two left. Aug 20

DRINK
Display your knowledge and love of whisky at American Whiskey Embassy - The WhistlePig Special, held at the Manhattan Bar, which houses some of the rarest whiskeys, including some by celebrated Vermont-based whiskey producer WhistlePig. Get the opportunity to sip on great pours like the WhistlePig Straight Rye 10, 12 and 15 years, as well as the 14-year Boss Hog. You’ll also be treated to tasty bar bites, a craft cocktail, a welcome drink and a boozy milkshake. Aug 21

COMEDY
Improvs may be daunting, but not for mere audiences. This Wednesday night, bask in comedic gold at well-loved local comedy club The Merry Lion, as Eclectic Bison Productions will be putting on a show, right there on the spot. Aug 21

DRINK
Free-flow Prosecco awaits at Lavo Singapore’s Wednesday Ladies’ Night. At just $30, gather the girls for an unforgettable Prosecco party from 6-9pm at the restaurant and bar, which also sees a great view, 57 storeys high. Aug 21

FOOD
Another foodie collaboration finds its way to Amoy Street’s Bochinche, where Bochinche and Drunken Farmer’s Argentinian Meat and Wines will take place. At one corner, find chef Fabrice displaying his prowess with fire, cooking up tasty Argentinian meats (Rib eye, sirloin and filet); and in another, duo Eduardo & Phil with their presentation of two wines that’ll make for fantastic pairings. Aug 21

HEALTH
Rethink your usual Ladies’ Night party affair at Muse Fitness Club, where their Ladies’ Night is completely different than what most are used to. Learn the fundamentals of Muay Thai from former professional fighters and experienced instructors from Thailand. Also, pick up some basic self-defence skills and sweat it all out at this 90-min workshop. Participants will also score some exclusive goodie bags containing products and vouchers. Aug 21

PARTY
The Wednesday Ladies’ Night continues to Thursday, at Kilo Lounge, with Ladies Night with Drem & Fadille, where you and your girl gang can jam to some of the freshest tunes from all genres, including dancehall and trap. All ladies will also receive a complimentary cocktail from 11pm-1am. Aug 22

MUSIC
Coming straight from Melbourne and onto our sunny shores is Aussie metalcore band Alpha Wolf, with plenty of hard-hitting hits from their latest record Fault, which has surpassed more than a million streams on Spotify. Live in Singapore for the very first time, their stop here is part of their Asia tour. Aug 22

DRINK
A one-night only showcase, this year’s edition of Margaret River On Tour will feature unlimited tastings of over 80 different wines to be paired with complimentary canapes by acclaimed Margaret River chef Evan Hayter of Arimia Winery & Restaurant and Grand Hyatt Singapore. Good music, a new photo exhibition and unique travel experiences are also promised, so head down to Grand Hyatt hotel to discover Australia's great South West. Aug 22

PARTY
Before the Singapore Grand Prix 2019 season kicks off, score tickets to Heineken’s exclusive Pre-Race Party that feature the legendary Flume. From now till Aug 21, take part in an augmented reality ticket hunt and be one of the 1,000 winners to get double passes to the event. Aug 22

PARTY
Jam out to good tunes provided by Mark Hope, a guest DJ who will be helming the decks at Nineteen80 bar. A once a month feel-good sesh, Wax & Jam preserves the art of vinyl spinning with funk, soul, disco, jazz and more. Aug 22

TRIVIA
Put your common knowledge skills to good use at Queer Trivia Night with Preetipls, the third in a new series of monthly social gathering for the LGBTQ+ community and allies. Presented by Two Queens and Prout, and hosted by Youtube sensation Preetipls, expect lots of laughter, wallet-friendly drinks and plenty of fun. Time to team up with friends for a chance at winning exclusive prizes worth $200. Aug 22

PERFORMANCE
Life Circuit is an ongoing project and two-day audiovisual experimental performance by the collective Inter-Mission, which will be presented at Lee Kang-So’s Disappearance, Bar in the Gallery (1973), at the National Gallery Singapore. It’s also held in conjunction with Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990s. Aug 22

FOOD
Celebrate your love for the world’s smelliest fruit with other durian lovers at Durian Feast: Free Flow Durian. At 85 Soho @ Boon Lay, a durian feast and lesson awaits, including premium and exotic ones such as the Mao Shan Wang and Red Prawn. Aug 22

PARTY
Don’t be fooled by DJ Boring’s stage name. He’s the man behind lo-fi Youtube hit “Winona” and will be touring Europe in September, following his visit to Singapore. Expect the Aussie-born and London-based DJ to perform rhythmic jams and melodic sounds that’ll shake things up on the dance floor. Aug 22

ART
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

MUSIC/PARTY
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

PARTY
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

FESTIVAL
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