No time for a pit stop – zip to the Grand Prix, catch the concerts, pop by for tipples and sip on some culture. Chop chop!
Get your speed on
That’s right, we’ve zoomed right into racing season. No time to wonder how September got here so fast – you still got a few days to plan your F1 weekend down pat. Brace yourself, there’s a lot going happening on and off track. For starters, this nifty little guide to everything Formula 1 will answer all your Grand Prix related Qs. From the most insane parties you can’t afford to miss to the best luxe hotels for a staycation.
Go loco at the concert
The Singapore Grand Prix concert always slays. The biggest music acts in the world will be making their way down to our island and you’ve got to be front and centre for this three-day concert. Day one starts off with Mandopop titan Jay Chou who’ll also collab with home girl and jazz vocalist Joanna Dong. Saturday starts off with on the brightest side with Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers. And one-half of Brit rock band Oasis, Liam Gallagher, will also take the stage dropping tracks from his new album As You Were. EDM manics, hold onto your horses – Martin Garrix will reign on Sunday. Dua Lipa will be there too belting her chart toppers. Nope, we’re not done. There are several international acts taking the stage over the course of the weekend. Get all the deets here.
Get nostalgic at The Substation
Now here’s a night of nostalgia, conversations around culture and old-school fun. The second and final installment of SAD: Going, Going, Gone at The Substation will get you thinking. It kicks off with a panel discussion on The Epitome of Racial Harmony, with speakers Dr. Caroline Chia, Fauzy Ismail, Dr. Anitha Devi Pillai and Kevin Martens Wong delivering talks in their mother tongues. Also expect a reading from Boey King Cheng’s Change Alley, an auction of local nostaliga plus board games, calligraphy and mahjong throughout the night. 6-11pm, $15 or $25 with two free drinks.
SAD: Going, Going, Gone at The Substation; 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
Listen and learn about the crafts
If you love the crafts or like collecting traditional crafts from around the world, this event is right up your alley. Drop by The Green Collective after work this Friday for a talk by Jaron Soh of Artisan & Fox, an online ethical crafts marketplace. Listen to his stories about empowering artisans as well as preserving their traditional craftsmanship that might soon be forgotten. Also catch a short but powerful documentary that follows a group of Bangladeshi women who freed themselves of poverty with the power of craft.
The Green Collective, OneKM mall #01-26/27 Singapore 437157
Party like it’s a birthday
Ice Cream Sundays dropped on the party circuit two years ago and has been responsible for many hungover Mondays. To celebrate their anniversary, the party collective is hosting birthday bash. Head out to Museum of Contemporary Art at Dempsey for a chilled out shindig complete with their signature house, disco, funk and soul music. A mobile bar at this outdoor space will serve up booze and for the forever hungry, Sidecar Sausages will be there with handcrafted artisan sausages as will Popbar SG with gelato popsicle.
Ice Cream Sundays: 2 Year Anniversary, Museum of Contemporary Art, 27A Loewen Road, Singapore 248839
Did somebody say fried chicken?
We’ve proclaimed our love for this little French bistro Summer Hill (famous for its poulet roti), but we’ve got some info that’ll have you sprinting to Clementi. Wear your stretchy pants and schedule a totally-worth-it cheat day – Summer Hill’s fried chicken is officially going to be on the menu on a special Sunday each month! Brined overnight and bathed in buttermilk and happily coated in flour, the birds are fried and seasoned in butter, lemon and herbs. And there’s green chilli cornbread, cheesy zucchini bake and hot sauces on the side that’ll keep you going back for seconds and thirds.
Summer Hill, Block 106 Clementi Street 12, #01-62, Singapore 120106 (Sunset Way); p. 6251 5337
Let the games be gin
Gin lovers, raise your hands and your glasses. Tanglin Gin, a Singapore based gin distillery, is hosting its very first pop-up bar this weekend. If you’d rather spend your time talking and tasting gin instead of watching F1 cars zoom by, this is where you need to be. Chill with the founders, sip on funky gin-based cocktails made by Spiffy Dapper and Native Bar’s bartenders and have an overall laid back time.
Tanglin Gin Pop-up, Above Bergs Burgers, 2nd Floor, 10 Haji Lane, Singapore, 189203
Between Love and Death: Diary of Nobuyoshi Araki
Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is in full swing and there are several awesome exhibits to see. For starters, check out Nobuyoshi Araki’s exhibit Between Love and Death featuring 118 images that delve into his relationship with his wife Yoko. You’ll see how they trace universal emotions of love, death and sentiments in diary-like display. Even the images taken after her passing are reminders that death is on the other side of life, as well as love.
Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF), 222 Queen Street, #02-02 Singapore 188550
Pick a pooch and paint
Wanna learn a skill whilst proclaiming your love for the puppy-kind? Illustrator Melissa Tan can help. Drop your plans to vegetate at home and pick up a paint brush – this local illustrator will teach you how to illustrate and watercolour the cutest pomps, poodles and pugs!
Dogs Watercolour Illustration Workshop with Melissa Tan, Overjoyed, 89 Short Street B1-08, Singapore 188216
When you like to move it, move it
Big on bachata? Chances are you’ve grooved to Dani J’s music and loved every minute of it. On Saturday, don’t waste any time and sashay right down to Scape for a live concert by the Spaniard and some crazy dancing!
Dani J – Live Concert Singapore, Scape, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
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