New day, new things to do. Singapore is nothing short of amazing, with plenty of live concerts, art exhibitions, theatre shows, pop-up markets, food events and family-friendly happenings dotted around the city to keep you busy. Need some inspiration for today? Here are some of our favourite events to get you started.
Plan your week and weekend from Thursday to Sunday in advance with our handy guides. Filling next month's dates already? Check out the best things happening in the Lion City each month.
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Not just for hypebeasts – celebrate the diversity of street culture with the best of street brands, purveyors and talents from Asia and around the world. Look forward to interesting discussions, interactive exhibitions, engaging workshops, and other cool activities. Plus, you get to meet New York’s street art heroes Crash and Stash in the flesh.
Geek out with fellow gamers and cosplayers at this mega pop culture event. Making an appearance is three-time New York best-selling artist Mark Simpson (aka Jock) who’s known for the Batman: The Black Mirror series, comic book artist and penciller Greg Capullo, and pop surrealist Tara MacPherson.
Enliven your Orchard experience with an all-new roving pop-up concept, NAO (Night at Orchard). Happening every first weekend of the month along the stretch between ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City, expect a showcase of talents across fashion, arts, dining, and music. Highlights include culinary offerings by popular brands like Old Chang Kee and Michelin-starred restaurant Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, shopping options with the likes of up-and-coming brands such as oasis:skin and Indigo Culture, and busking performances from NoonTalk artiste Gavin Teo, One Moment of Glory winner Jill-Marie Thomas, and popular indie acts like Codie Loh, Raphael Leong and Yeo Ming Jun.
Clear Light marks Australian artist Ian de Souza's debut showcase in Singapore after more than four decades of practicing art. The Malaya-born artist spent his early years in Singapore and Malaysia under colonial British and Japanese rule before moving to New South Wales at the age of 16. He then toured the world as a musician, performing alongside pop icons such as the Bee Gees before becoming a full-time artist in 1980. In this homecoming exhibition at The Private Museum, de Souza showcases his latest series of paintings which explore his contemplations on life, and a revisit of his Eastern heritage, spirituality, and harmony.
Back for its second edition, the Nordic-Asia Christmas Festival brings the finest food and artisanal products from the Nordics. Check out a selection of curated aged cheese, handcrafted chocolates, festive ham and many more. The festival brings a touch of the Nordic nature to Singapore’s Christmas and you can expect simple, lush and beautiful decor.
Do good, feel good – Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is taking over the Coliseum with an exciting carnival that's open to all. Support the great cause while indulging in tasty, trendy treats, traditional bites and cool SRC merch. Bond with the little ones through a first aid sesh and fun public workouts.
Something is sizzling atop Marina Bay Sands this December. Gather your amigos for CÉ LA VI and Latinada's sundown soirée Sky High Rumba on December 8 where the fiesta fires up the dancefloor from 5pm until midnight. High on Latino energy, the evening shindig is a celebration of Latin American food, music and culture. Sink your teeth into South American, Central American and Caribbean dishes specially whipped up by four Latin chefs including OLA Cocina del Mar's Daniel Chavez, TONO Cevicheria's Tamara Chavez, Preludio's Fernando Arevalo, and Kilo Collective's Joshua Adjodha. Then shake your hips like Shakira to the spicy salsa and Latin-pop cuts spun by Havana Social Club and CÉ LA VI's resident DJs – all against the stunning city skyline as the sun sets. Block out your Sunday for a tropical evening and do the conga at Sky High Rumba. RSVP online to receive complimentary entry. Table reservations can be made via phone or WhatsApp at 6508 2188 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Time Out Singapore in partnership with CÉ LA VI
Cluny Court is rolling out the red carpet for Santa Claus this festive season. During the weekends, share your wishlist with ol' Saint Nick and grab a selfie with him while you're at it – after all, he only comes 'round once a year. And if you're looking to snap the picture-perfect Christmas family photo à la the Kardashians, there are professional photography sessions available on selected weekdays. The festive fair is also loaded with a myriad of miscellaneous Christmas items to bag. From party dresses to furniture, you can count on this festive fair to get you more than ready for Christmas.
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of their hit debut album Reach for the Sun, The Dangerous Summer is dropping by Singapore to revisit the album in full. And it's not just that either – the Maryland three-piece is also performing tracks off their latest release Mother Nature.
Get ready for a night of headbanging as iconic prog metal outfit Opeth dominates the stage for one night only. The Swedish metal heroes recently released their thirteenth album In Cauda Venenum, an engaging, panoramic and intense piece of work with the ability to charm all metal fans – especially live.