We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming with these concerts, parties, restaurants, sports events, art shows, new stores and more. Remember to catch that break!
Wake up. Work. Go home. Repeat – enough with this routine, we say! Quit being a robot, and disrupt your daily grind with these offbeat and unique things to do in Singapore. Because all work and no play makes Jane a dull dame, right? We’ll be updating this round-up weekly, so watch this space!
Perk up at this coffee festival
Sip your way through cuppas at the Singapore Coffee Festival, and check out the festival’s other attractions like barista competitions, workshops, and demonstrations. And because live music is absolutely essential for any festival, visitors can expect a selection of live local music acts as well as live art performances.
Shop street style at Dempsey’s latest addition
Dover Street Market has finally opened its doors at Dempsey Road! Founded by Comme des Garçons designer, Rei Kawakubo and her husband, this fashion playground includes art-meets-fashion installations and over 10 exclusive collections to shop, including Nike, Gucci, Comme des Garçons and many more. Here are five must-see spaces to explore!
Dover Street Market Singapore, Block 18 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249677. Opens 11am-8pm daily.
Celebrate National Day in five cool ways
Packed with an exciting line-up, including an exhibition, installation, stickers and more cool all-Singapore things to check out, here are five cool ways you can celebrate National Day with Uniqlo at its Global Flagship Store in Orchard Central and elsewhere this weekend!
Uniqlo, 01-01 to 04/23 to 25,02-01 to 06/26 to 32/K1 to K5,03-01 to 05/27 to 33/K1/K2, 181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896. Opens 11am-10pm daily.
Party with this local indie band
Touted as one of Singapore’s top indie-rock bands at the moment, M1LDL1FE (FKA Take Two) officially opens the curtains on its new chapter and persona with an EP launch party in a gritty location. Known for their bouncy guitar licks reminiscent of Two Door Cinema Club and Last Dinosaurs, the quartet now unveils an electronic aesthetic that’s sounding as fresh as ever.
Get your rave on at this unexpected venue
It’s not often you get a dance party at The Esplanade, so this pop-up rave’s a proper treat. UK powerhouse, Ben Pearce, makes his return to our shores thanks to the promoters behind Collective Minds. With his seminal house hit, “What I Might Do”, Pearce rose through the ranks in the blink of an eye, winning the hearts of not just punters, but industry elites like Simian Mobile Disco, Claptone, and even Giorgio Moroder.
Collective Minds present Ben Pearce, 4 August, Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive. Singapore 038981. $20 (advance), $30 (door).
Catch this enchanting display of dance
Get your creative juices flowing at the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) with a hypnotising display by Christian Rizzo – le syndrome ian. Feel the rhythm as you watch nine dancers on stage, moving differently in accordance to the tempo that switches back and forth from start to finish.
le syndrome ian (as part of SIFA 2017), from 24-26 August, at 8pm, SOTA Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
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