5 Things To Do In Singapore This Week: 23rd To 29th September 2019

This week, it’s all about the partying (though really, when is it not?). Singapore’s booziest F&B industry party, The Bar Awards, returns to Zouk with free-flow cocktails and bartending pop-ups. On the musical side of things, party DJs EATMEPOPTART are throwing us a delirious club rave, while there’s a lineup of fresh-faced indie musicians at SCAPE. After all that hard clubbing, have a vegan cleanse with Singapore’s first-ever Vegan Festival.

Reimagine A Clockwork Orange with Teater Ekamatra

Unsettling in its depictions of youth crime and state punishment, Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange is a timeless glimpse into the violent undercurrents which underpin many societies − possibly even our own. Singapore arts company Teater Ekamatra brings us a bold local adaptation of Burgess’ cult classic, in Malay no less (with English subtitles). The setting? A repressive state where most citizens live in complacent stupor − save its restless, angry youth. Expect lots of explosive drama that hits close to home.

A Clockwork Orange by Teater Ekamatra will run from 25 to 29 September 2019 at Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981. Tickets are priced at S$35 via SISTIC.

Feel The World Beneath Your Feet with EATMEPOPTART

Party masterminds EATMEPOPTART are blessing us with another night of buoyant jams and mad moshing. In The World Beneath Our Feet, resident DJs weelikeme and KiDG will set the house alight with their wild blends of indie rock, punk, and electro sound. This blowout will have you dancing till you’re dizzy, and way beyond.

The World Beneath Our Feet by EATMEPOPTART is happening on 27 September 2019 from 10pm to 4am, at Phuture, 3C River Valley Rd, #01-06 The Cannery @ Clarke Quay, Singapore 179022. Single tickets are priced from S$18, while ‘Gang of 4’ tickets are priced at S$64.

Party With Bar Talents at The Bar Awards Singapore

Now in its sixth year, The Bar Awards Singapore 2019 is back to celebrate the best and brightest of our thriving bar scene. Head down to Zouk for the Bar Awards Party this Sunday, and find out which of your fave watering holes will claim the crown of Bartender and Bar of the Year. This exclusive party features free-flow cocktails and great nosh, plus the chance to clink glasses with movers and shakers of the bar industry.

In the run-up to the Bar Awards, there’s also a slew of talks and pop-ups to whet your thirst. Glean fascinating F&B insights at Bar Talks, with sharing sessions hosted by industry experts such as Hong Kong’s ‘Sake Samurai’ Elliot Faber and Adam Hrapko of the Zuma restaurant group. It’s also prime time to go barhopping − between 25−28 September, some of our region’s finest bartenders will be doing guest shifts at bars including Neon Pigeon, Jigger & Pony, and 28 Hong Kong Street.

The Bar Awards Singapore 2019 is happening from 25 to 29 September 2019 at various locations around Singapore. Check out the event calendar here.

The Bar Awards Party will happen on 29 September 2019 from 7pm, at Zouk, 3C River Valley Road, #01-05 to #02-06 The Cannery @ Clarke Quay, Singapore 179022. Tickets are priced at S$35 via Eventbrite, and S$40 at the door.  

Eat Vegan at the Singapore Vegan Festival

Yummy bakes by Well Dressed Salad Bar & Cafe, one of the festival participants

Whether you’re a diehard vegan or simply vegan-curious, find your tribe at Singapore’s very first Vegan Festival. This plant-based foodie fest will be a haven of food samplings and cooking demos by Singapore’s growing vegan community. An array of market stalls will showcase a world of options for you to live the good vegan life − from dairy-free bakes to almond cappucinos, vegan wines, and more. Don’t forget to check out the panel discussions, where experts will bust common vegan myths and share tips on nourishing your body.

The Singapore Vegan Festival is happening on 29 September 2019 from 11am to 8pm, at Raffles City Convention Centre, 252 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179103. Tickets are priced at S$12 per morning or evening session. 

Catch Indie Crooners at SCAPE Music Day Out!

Local indie band Pleasantry

Show some love for our local indie artists at SCAPE this Saturday. It’s an all-day fest of speeches and showcases by creatives in the scene − head down to the DIY Conference to hear from practitioners about making it in the music industry, then hop over to the Music Market to dig through some old-school vinyl. As dusk falls, indie outfits like Amateur Takes Control, Cadence, Pleasantry, and Sun Eater will be rocking the stage.

SCAPE Music Day Out! is happening on 28 September 2019 from 10am to 11pm, at *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978. Entry is free.

Top Image: The Bar Awards Singapore 2018 after party at Smoke & Mirrors

Jolene Hee

Jolene has a major sweet tooth and would happily eat pastries for all meals. When she’s not dreaming of cheesecake, she can be found in the dance studio, working on craft projects, or curled up with a good book.