This week – if you’re still in Singapore – we’re seeing a whole lot of Christmas festivities (including the return of Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay). Otherwise, there’s a booze and seafood extravaganza to look forward to, and a one-of-a-kind comedy night that also features fine dining.
Here’s something for fans of experimental music. New initiative, Playfreely, returns with a robust lineup of genre pushing musicians performing over three nights of transcendent rhythms and sounds. Be prepared for the likes of Singaporean indie-electronic duo [.gif], sound-scape designer and musician Koichi Shimizu (Bangkok), founder of avant-garde music label 2pi Records, Li Jianhong (Beijing) with his free improvisation guitar music, and more.
Invisible Bodies will be happening from 12 — 14 December 2018, Wednesday — Friday 8pm, at The Projector, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, Singapore 199589. Tickets from $25 a night, available here.
Stand Up, Asia! Live at W Singapore
Fine wine, fine food…comedy? Yes, you read that right. Have a good laugh while enjoying a three-course dinner menu ($90++ per person, additional $40++ for wine pairing) at SKIRT. Let local comedy icons – Netflix star Fakkah Fuzz and Sam See from Channel 5’s comedy panel OK Chope! – entertain you with a range of slapstick jokes and snarky insults in this special comedy night event that might have you spitting good wine in hilarity (but please don’t, really).
Stand Up, Asia! will be happening on 12 December 2018, Wednesday 7pm, W Singapore Sentosa Cove 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374. For reservations, please call p. +65 6808 7278 or email email@example.com .
Lobsters, Oysters, Wines & Spirits Festival
Has there been a more heavenly combination than fresh oysters and chilled wine? We think not. Come down for a feast of grilled Boston lobsters at $19.90 each or select from over than 10 types of fresh oysters starting from $1.70 each. Shop from up to 300 craft labels of spirits such as Melbourne Moonshine Company and Brass Lion Distillery, or learn more about alcohol at a wine or spirit masterclass.
Lobsters, Oysters, Wines & Spirits Festival will be happening from 8 December — 26 December 2018, on selected days 11am — 9pm, habitat by honestbee 34 Boon Leat Terrace, Singapore 119866. Tickets available here.
Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay
Returning for its fifth edition this Christmas is Singapore’s biggest yuletide fair, Christmas Wonderland. There’s plenty to see and do for the whole family; have a spin on magical carnival rides or around a skating rink under the night sky, enjoy a walk-through of the European-style Festive Market or simply soak up the magical festive atmosphere at the Supertree Grove, where you can take a photo with luminarie sculptures and play with “snow”!
Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay will be happening from now till 26 December 2018, Mon — Sun 4pm — 11pm, Gardens by the Bay 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953. Tickets available here.
The Great Escape presents Misshapes: The Resurrection
Down in the dumps over the closure of The Great Escape earlier this year? Good news, the beloved rooftop bar has been given a new lease of life at Shaw Towers. In line with the revival theme, music hosts DJ11, Sham, and Baba Crucified from Misshapes, will be playing a choice selection of dancefloor classics and nostalgic anthems across genres of Punk, 80s synthpop, Shoegaze, and everything in between in the band’s unofficial comeback party.
Mishappes: The Resurrection will be happening on 14th December 2018, Friday 9pm till late, 100 Beach Road Shaw Towers #11-00, Singapore 189702. Entry is free.