The year might be winding down, but our nightlife scene is only amping up. Party animals, you’ve got a spectacular midweek rave by Ed Banger Records to look forward to, followed by an epic weekend blowout by Bar Rouge Shanghai. If you’re looking for a quieter time, Evening Chants has crafted us a meditative night of music. And of course, how could we miss out the biggest event on the epicurean calendar?

Wine and Dine at Epicurean Market 2019

Yep, ’tis the season for every epicure’s favourite extravaganza. Epicurean Market kicks off on 13 December with a slew of wine-and-dine events hosted by MBS’ stable of award-winning restaurants, including CUT by Wolfgang Puck, KOMA, and db Bistro & Oyster Bar. But these are just an amuse-bouche for the feasting proper – a gourmet marketplace of over 60 signature dishes from Black Tap, LAVO, and other culinary hotspots. For the first time, there’ll also be an Epicurean Bar shaking up specialty cocktails from MBS’ leading mixologists. That’s not all – get your Christmas shopping done at the Festive Market, with a whole array of craft spirits and gourmet goodies up for snagging. Check out our full guide here.

Epicurean Market 2019 is happening from 13 to 15 December 2019 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Exhibition Hall A – C, Level L1, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956. Two-day passes for 14 & 15 Dec are priced at S$49. Epicurean Events on 13 Dec are priced separately.

Shimmy The Night Away with Bar Rouge Shanghai

Few nightlife spots in Singapore are more glam than Bar Rouge Singapore, but things get even hotter this Saturday with Bar Rouge Shanghai’s party takeover. The OG club is bringing us its iconic blend of dazzling spectacles and electrifying beats, all the way from trendy Bund. With Shanghai resident DJ Keint in the house, you’ve got one wild and groovy night ahead.

Bar Rouge Shanghai‘s The Original party night is happening on 14 December 2019 from 9pm onwards, at Bar Rouge Singapore, L71 Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178882, p. +65 9177 7307.

Admire Upcycled Collectibles by petit h

The little sister label to Hermès, petit h breathes new life into waste objects from the main atelier. In this futuristic workshop, offcuts such as excess leather and zippers are transformed into exquisite treasures – from luxe button-and-silk bracelets to fluid salt shakers. Stopping over in Singapore for the month, the petit h travelling exhibition shows off a whimsical range of vegetation-themed pieces, each unique thanks to its heritage of sustainable upcycling. All collectibles are up for purchase, so act fast before the exhibition closes this week!

The petit h exhibition is happening from now till 15 December 2019 between 10.30am–8pm daily, at Hermès Liat Towers, 541 Orchard Road, Singapore 238881, p. +65 6933 3222. Entry is free. 

Get Your Rave On with Ed Banger’s Zouk Takeover

You know it’s gonna be a bangin’ evening when Ed Banger hits the decks. Come Thursday, the music label legend will get the Zouk dancefloor sizzling with their signature blend of electro, house, and funk. The all-star roster of the night includes Justice, Busy P, Cassius, Breakbot, Irfane, and DJ Mehdi – all set to make your midweek extra spectacular.

Ed Banger Takeover by Collective Minds x Zouk is happening on 12 December 2019 from 10pm onwards, at Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022, +65 9006 8793. Phase 1 and Phase 2 tickets are priced at S$55 and S$65 respectively via Eventix, while tickets at the door are priced at S$80.

Enjoy Quiet Hours of Mesmerizing Music

Quiet Hours is #notyouraverageconcert – as the name suggests, contemplative listening is encouraged during the performances. Some sets even take place in complete darkness – all the better for you to sink into musical meditation. This Saturday’s debut show in the series will feature mixed instrument ensemble K口U and ambient sound artist Feston, along with DJ sets by Daniel Peters and Ricks Ang of KITCHEN. LABEL.

Evening Chants: Quiet Hours is happening on 14 December 2019 from 7pm to 12am, at a location as yet undisclosed. Entry is by donation at the door. 

Top Image: Ed Banger Records