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18 fun things to do in Singapore this week (Apr 24-28)

AKA how to tide over the week until the long weekend hits

By Dannon Har | Apr 21, 2017

  • 18 fun things to do in Singapore this week (Apr 24-28)
    Timbre+

Sad that it's a brand new work week? Hey, it ain't so bad this time as there is a long weekend (Apr 29-May 1) to look forward to, plus a ton of reasons to head out and drink over the weekdays with places like Timbre+, Manhatten at Regent Singapore and more throwing drinking events throughout the week. There are a few big musicals and theater shows happening as well, so go on and fill your calendars with this list.

Monday, Apr 24

DRINK
Timbre+ is having a month-long first anniversary celebration and on this final stretch of the party, Strongbow Week will be taking place with the cider brand launching their new Dark Fruit cider here. Be among the first to savor the blackcurrant and blackberry infused beverage in an urban apple orchard set up for the event. Apr 24-29

DRINK
Manhattan at Regent Singapore, officially the best bar in Singapore, is not resting on its laurels. For its third anniversary celebration, they are hosting celebrated bartenders Nikos Bakoulis and Vasilis Kyritsis from The Clumsies in Athens to bring you their brand of experimental cocktails and re-imagined classics. Apr 24

FOOD
Goodwood Park Hotel's annual durian festival returns, unfrazzled by the suspension and food poisoning cases last year, with all-time favorites like durian puffs and crepes and and new creations like a designer cakes shaped after the fruit itself. Through Jul 31

Tuesday, Apr 25


Goodwood Park Hotel

PARTY
Never knew about Koningsdag, the celebration of King's Day in the Netherlands? Never mind that. Just head on down to The Bank Bar + Bistro dressed in orange (it's their national color) for an hour of free-flow Heineken while enjoying traditional Dutch snacks and music at The Biggest Orange Party in Town. Apr 25

EXHIBITION
Calling all Harry Potter fans—if you’re in withdrawal after reading Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts, time to ooh and aah over some Harry Potter stamps, prop replicas, toys and other memorabilia from private collectors all around the world at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Through Jun 25

FOOD
The Coffee Lounge at Goodwood Park Hotel may be known for its Taiwanese porridge menu, but from now till May, satisfy your love for laksa as they create six decadent and delicious renditions using homemade rempah (spice paste), other high quality ingredients and garnished with daun kesum (laksa leaves). Think laksa with crab leg, laksa in claypot form, and the like. Through May 21

Wednesday, Apr 26


Giselle

THEATER
The world's oldest opera house, San Carlo Theatre of Naples in Italy, is bringing one of the oldest ballet performances in the world, Giselle, to the Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands for four nights only. Giselle tells the tale of forgiveness and betrayal against a haunting backdrop of vengeful, abandoned brides. Apr 26-29

DRINK
St Paddy and Singapore Cocktail Festival may be over, and you may be pining for another big-scale boozy event. This month, there’s the spring edition of 1855 The Bottle Shop’s now-famed Wine & Whisky Week happening at Suntec City on Apr 19-30. There’ll be more than 500 wines and whiskies, among them, varieties of Old World and New World pinot noirs, magnums from seven notable Bordeaux estates and award-winning labels from Australia, Spain and more. Apr 19-30

THEATER
Wild Rice has pulled all the stops for the Singapore adaptation of iconic musical, La Cage Aux Folles. Starring Ivan Heng in fabulous drag, the play is set in La Cage, a famous nightclub in Tanjong Pagar, which a conservative politician wants to shut down. Confusion and hilarity ensues when the son of the nightclub’s host decides to marry the politician’s daughter. Through May 13

Thursday, Apr 27


Tropicana The Musical

FOOD
Cooking Beats at Kilo Kallang is back for its third installment and this time, guest chef Mario Malvaez (former head chef of Super Loco) brings to the kitchen his take on Mexican cuisine inspired by his growing up years. Apr 27

DRINK
Why wait till Fridays to drink when you can do so at everyone's favorite Ann Siang watering hole, Drinks & Co., where on this special day, Simon Waghorn of Astrolabe Wines will be sharing about his label over two hours of free flow wines, canapes and fresh live oysters for just $50. The price even includes a bottle of Astrolabe wine to take home. Apr 27

THEATER
Revisit the swinging ‘60s with this sexy musical set in a nightclub on Orchard Road. Funny, bittersweet and brimming with nostalgia, Tropicana The Musical recreates Singapore from a bygone era. Through Apr 30

FOOD
Wine afficionados, this one's for you. Ferrer Family Wines, a collection of ultra-premium wines from Spain, is holding a one-night only special pairing dinner at La Ventana at Dempsey. Enjoy five kinds of wines paired with a seven-course dinner for just $128 per person. Apr 27

EXHIBITION
The photography series "Hong Kong Shop Cats" by Dutch visual artist and photographer Marcel Heijnen has garnered quite a following since 2016. This year, the exhibition will be held outside of Hong Kong for the first time, right here at Artistry. Through Jun 4

Friday, Apr 28


Taste

FOOD
Whole foods shopping enclave Taste is having a grand opening launch party and everyone's invited. For $50, you'll get to sample the store's range of cold cuts, grilled meats, cheeses, wines, beers, oysters and more between 5-7pm. A Taste Opening Ticket can be purchased on their site to be part of the launch. Or just go down unannounced and shop till your heart's content. Apr 28

COMEDY
Take a break from your daily grind and have yourself a weekend of laughs at Singapore Comedy Fringe Festival, with names like Harith Iskander, Jimeoin and Kumar taking the stage. Apr 28-30

BOOK
Major art events like the Singapore Design Week and #BuySingLit may have just passed, but you can continue your cultural pursuits at the annual Singapore Art Book Fair, which returns for its fourth year. This edition features over 40 exhibitors, including an entire section on women zines and return vendors like local photographer Robert Zhao. Apr 28-30

DRINK
If you thought a certain establishment’s all-day $6 French wines were off the charts, well, the open concept bar at Capitol Piazza, with their wide selection of beers, including 20 rotating international craft labels on draft and 80 different bottled craft beers, and otherwise known as Tap, has extended their generous, ongoing drink promo of pints of beers and wines going for $10 each, all day and all night long. Through May 1

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