Get the scoop on all the fun things to do this weekend in Singapore!
Our city is bursting with fun activities – from cool cafes, bars and restaurants, to exciting things to do in December. We’ve got Christmas on our minds, you can tell because we’ve already started playing Christmas music in the office. We’re almost prepped and ready to order a turkey too! Psst: if you’re feeling lucky, how about entering our Christmas giveaway? Make the most of your weekend with our top things to do in Singapore.
Things to do this weekend in Singapore
1. Dine: Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse’s festive menu
If you need help picking a place to head to for a festive dinner, how about taking a look at Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse’s latest menu? This steakhouse presents a delectable festive line-up all month. Start with a seasonal appetiser of bruschetta topped with spicy pork nduja, stracciatella basil, and Amalfi lemon (delish). Then move on to plates of risotto with scamorza cheese or a raviolo with wild mushrooms, mascarpone, and topped with parmigiano reggiano. The highlight? A special tenderloin chateaubriand that’s great for sharing. Hopefully, you’ll have room for the zabaione gratin, which is a sweet treat made with winter berries, marsala, and pistachio biscotti.
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse’s festive menu, 26 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238970
2. Nightlife: Ritual 030: Henrik Schwarz, Raaj, and James Selva
8 December, Friday
For its last party of the year, Blackout Agency is pulling out all the stops. Closing off a strong year of events, expect a Ritual club night like no other. This series of parties has been running since 2016 and is a fan favourite amongst nightlife veterans around Singapore. Talents like Gerd Janson, Ivan Smagghe, Manfredas, Radio Slave, Interstellar Funk, and Kornel Kovacs have graced the decks to bring their beats to us. This time, we’re joined by internationally renowned producer and composer Henrik Schwarz who’s known for his eclectic musical approach to sound design. Tickets are still available, so be quick and snag yours!
Ritual 030: Henrik Schwarz, Raaj, and James Selva, #01-06, Ikigai Izakaya, 20 Upper Circular Road, Singapore 058416
3. Things to do: Jazz by the Cove
How does basking in the sunset to the soothing tunes of jazz sound? Because it sounds fantastic to us. This weekend, be captivated by soulful ballads and energetic grooves that’ll unfold within Sentosa Cove. Opening night features jazz-blues brothers, Jeremy Monteiro and Alberto Marsico, and Malaysian singing sensation Sheila Majid who’ll mesmerise you with her jazzy vocals. You can also catch Singapore’s jazz aficionados, Sax in the City and Duncan McKee’s Trio with Sinclair and the Jazzkids. But for us, we’ll be waiting for Miss Lou, Alemay Fernandez, and Michelle Poh to showcase their vocal prowess.
Jazz by the Cove, Sentosa Cove, 1 Cove Avenue, Singapore 098537
4. Exhibition: Mars: The Red Mirror
Take a trip through 12,000 years of culture, art, history, and science focusing on the planet Mars that ranges from ancient times to the present day. This exhibition is arguably one of the most comprehensive historical and cultural exhibitions about the Red Planet. It features over 300 objects, including significant historical artefacts, rare manuscripts, films, and contemporary works of art. Oh, and let’s not forget the authentic Martian meteorite on display. Space lovers, you won’t wanna miss this.
Mars: The Red Mirror, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
5. Arts & culture: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
When was the last time you stepped into the movie theatre? If the answer is “before Covid”, you better make a beeline for The Projector and catch this heartwarming stop-motion flick on the big screen. Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall talking seashell living with his grandmother and pining for his family members, who had disappeared due to mysterious circumstances. A documentary filmmaker decides to help Marcel out, kicking off a new adventure for our little shell. If you’re a fan of Everything Everywhere All At Once, you’re going to enjoy this. Just be sure to have tissues with you. When you’re done with the movie, head to the craft station to create your own Marcel to take home.
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, multiple locations including Golden Mile Tower and Cineleisure
6. Things to do: Queenstown Hawkerfest 2023
In celebration of the Queenstown estate’s 70th anniversary, the neighbourhood will be hosting its first-ever Queenstown Hawkerfest! This festival celebrates the diverse heritage, community, and legacy of its hawkerfare. Be on the lookout for four curated hawker events across five of Queenstown’s iconic hawker centres. This includes ABC Brickworks, Margaret Drive Food Centre, Mei Ling Market, Tanglin Halt Market, and Alexandra Village. The QT Hawker Heritage Trail will take you on a trip down memory lane. Gather ‘round and explore the hawker centres to learn more about the history of hawker culture through a gastronomic experience.
Queenstown Hawkerfest 2023, multiple locations within Queenstown
7. Things to do: Irvin’s pop-up
Our favourite local snack brand has announced a fun pop-up at Jewel Changi Airport. If you need to stock up your snack drawer, this is your sign to visit the pop-up. We can’t wait to score ourselves bags of salted egg fish skin crisps. While you’re there, test your luck with the iconic Irvins spin wheel! Stand a chance to win snacks and exclusive merchandise, including salmon egg salmon skin, enamel pins, and plush keychains.
Irvin’s pop-up, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
8. Event: Singapore Comic Con 2023
9 – 10 December, Saturday – Sunday
To lovers of all things fantasy and comics, we hope you’ve scored your tickets to this weekend’s Singapore Comic Con. It’s the biggest celebration of Western and Asian pop culture we’ve seen. From toys and collectibles to even esports and cosplay, you’ll find all sorts of things going on. Come dressed up (or not, we’re not judging) and snag yourself some new collector’s items or art prints while keeping an eye out for performances at the main stage.
Singapore Comic Con 2023, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
9. Arts & culture: Singapore International Film Festival 2023
The largest and longest-running film event in Singapore is back! For those who aren’t familiar with this icon in our arts calendar – our city’s cinemas will be graced with some groundbreaking Asian cinema. It’s known for its dynamic programming and commitment to developing a vibrant film culture. This year’s 34th edition presents a diverse selection of 101 films from 50 countries in several categories. Catch nominated films for the Asian Feature Film Competition and Southeast Asian Short Film Competition, movies by local directors, and spotlights for audacious works within contemporary cinema.
Singapore International Film Festival 2023, multiple locations including Shaw Lido, Golden Village, The Projector, and more
10. Things to do: Chaos Lab
The latest attraction to hit our shores is a wacky lab-themed experience led by resident “mad scientist” Dr. Splat. Chaos Lab is a family-friendly interactive laboratory filled with a series of interactive stations. True to its name, expect the little ones to go mad over the gravity wall, DIY slime station, immersive neon room, and more! Keep in mind that this creative theme park is only around for a short period of time, so take the opportunity to bring the kids out while you still can.
Chaos Lab, Terminal 2, Changi Airport, 80 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819642
11. Things to do: Rollermania 3.0 presents Singapore’s first pop-up retro skate rink
A full carpark level transformed into a retro skating rink? Yep, you heard it right! Take a trip back into the 70s and get the thrill of rock and roll right here in Singapore. Plaza Singapura has completely decked out what was once a dreary old carpark into a disco wonderland full of neon lights and funky music. Lace up and skate away to rock and roll, Swifties, TikTok, and K-pop hits. Haven’t skated a day in your life before? Drop by this weekend to catch skating veterans Nick, Faith, and Chuan who will be around to host quick lessons so that you’re not falling all over the place.
Rollermania 3.0 presents Singapore’s first pop-up retro skate rink, Level 7, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
Pack this weekend with all the fun things to do in Singapore!