PUBLISHED April 12th, 2020 06:00 am
Happy hour at home? No problem. Liquor up your lockdown with a virtual bar by drinks giant William Grant & Sons, or show off your tipple trivia at Trouble Brewing’s quiz night. There’s lots brewing up on the arts front this week too − a global rave by pop legends, a theatrical watch party, and even a virtual design fest.
Tipple Thursday with 1887 Virtual Bar
Shake up your quaran-tini life with the coolest virtual bar in town. The spirits giant behind iconic brands like Monkey Shoulder, Glenfiddich, and Hendrick’s Gin, William Grant & Sons’ 1887 Virtual Bar will feature weekly guest shifts by Singapore’s beloved watering holes. For last week’s inaugural shift, Shin Gi Tai head bartender Sam Wong showed us how to whip up some of his signature tipples; in the coming weeks, expect familiar faces from Nutmeg & Clove, Tess Bar, and more. Our local bars are suffering thanks to COVID-19 shutdowns, so be sure to show your love by purchasing a digital cocktail − WGS will match your donation dollar-for-dollar!
Get Your Jam On ‘Together At Home’
We might have to keep our social distance for now, but music still unites us all. A virtual concert curated by Lady Gaga and Global Citizen, One World: Together At Home brings together some of the biggest stars in our music cosmos. We’re talking Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, John Legend, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and much more. As of now, this star-powered rave has already raised US$35 million to support COVID-19 aid efforts round the globe. Tune in for an unforgettable bash right in your bedroom.
Test Your Tipple Trivia with Quarantine Quiz Night
Missing your regular pint with friends? Singapore microbrewery Trouble Brewing is bringing the bar buzz to you with a weekly quiz night. Round up your beer-swilling buddies to form a team, and order up fresh brews from Trouble Brewing’s online shop (using the code PUBQUIZ gets you 10% off!) With 62 teams slugging it out for the very first quiz night last week, you’re in for one tough and tipsy fight.
Catch A SingLit Play Virtually Together
Streaming flicks in your PJs is great, but half the fun of a theatre show comes from sharing the laughs, doesn’t it? To recreate that communal theatre experience, The Necessary Stage is hosting an online watch party. The play we’re catching? Haresh Sharma’s Those Who Can’t, Teach − a hilarious SingLit classic that’ll have you waxing nostalgic about your school days. Don’t miss out on the live post-show dialogue with this renowned playwright, director Alvin Tan, and cast members as well.
Explore Cutting-Edge Design with Dezeen
Trendsetting goes online with Dezeen’s first-ever Virtual Design Festival. This iconic design magazine has curated a stellar lineup of art and culture from creatives, brands, and institutions all over the world. Groove out to the eclectic sound of Beatie Wolfe and Rosey Chan, catch cutting-edge shapes with industrial designer Ron Arad‘s exhibition, and tune in to Earth Day videos by The Met’s curator Beatrice Galilee.
Dezeen’s Virtual Design Festival is happening from 15 April to 30 June 2020. All content will be free, no registration required.
Top Image: Hendrick’s Gin