Weekender Guide Singapore: See, Do, Eat on Oct. 21-23, 2022
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The Beat Singapore’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Oct. 21-23, 2022

Ahh, another weekend is upon us and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in the city! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Singapore’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do this weekend—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings, to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss. To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Singapore to see what’s best in store for the weekend.

1. Papa CJ’s at Lemon Stand Comedy Club

Tired of slaving away at work these past days? Boost your happy hormones and get loads of fun as renowned Indian stand-up comedian Papa CJ headlines two shows this weekend! With multiple awards under his belt, Papa CJ has held more than 2,000 performances across the globe, including New York’s Broadway and the Sydney Opera House. A ticket to the show entitles you to a full bar of beverages, complimentary popcorns per table, and a night of laughter. Check out The Lemon Stand’s website to lock in your tickets.

When: 8 PM, Oct. 21-22

Where: The Lemon Stand Comedy Club, 12 Queen Street 01-02

How much: S$50

2. ‘A Minion’s Perspective Experience’

Bring the little ones closer to the world’s most adorable talking yellow beans at Universal Studios Singapore’s (USS) “A Minion’s Perspective Experience.” Since this pop-up event is happening just outside the USS, you don’t have to buy the theme park’s tickets to enjoy the “Despicable Me” experience. The venue is divided into eight themed zones, featuring Gru’s lab, digital walls, a mini theater, and more. Kids will enjoy doodling their own creations and joining the interactive games, while adults will be spoilt for choice when it comes to snaps and posting for the ‘gram. This is the pop-up event’s first stop in Southeast Asia after its successful stints in Shanghai, Taipei, and Seoul. Check out Klook Singapore to get your tickets.

When: Now until Jan. 2, 2023

Where: Resorts World Sentosa Waterfront, 8 Sentosa Gateway

How much: Starts at S$30

3. SIPF Open Call Showcase

Immerse yourself in a different world from the vantage point of 19 international artists as they bare their take on certain issues through photos, videos, installations, and other mediums at this year’s Singapore International Photography Festival’s (SIPF) Open Call Showcase. From works based on personal encounters to abstract visuals drawn out from the artists’ perceptions of their surroundings, this showcase will open a “pathway into a complex world.” All works were reviewed and selected by a portfolio jury, which includes curator and executive director of Museum of Contemporary Photography Natasha Egan and Tate Modern senior curator Yasufumi Nakamori.

This exhibit is part of the SIPF’s biennial gathering, which opened in Sept. 16 and is organised by nonprofit group DECK. This year’s theme is “Future Known as Unpredicted.” For festival passes and more information, click here.

When: Now until Oct. 30

Where: Peace Centre, 37 Emerald Hill

How much: Price varies

4. IHC’s Diwali Open House Festival

The Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) has lined up an array of activities for its biggest celebration of the year — Diwali Festival (also known as Deepavali)! From Oct. 1 to Nov. 14, you can participate in various events, such as a mini light-up installation, cooking demos, money packet giveaways, and craft workshops. Secure your seats as most events have limited slots. Check out IHC’s website for the full schedule and to register.

When: Now until Nov. 14

Where: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane

How much: Free

5. Guilt Free Food’s Goodies

Time to bring out your whisk and put on your chef’s hat as Far East Malls brings Baker X @ Orchard Central, a project that allows aspiring baker-entrepreneurs to experience what it’s like manning a physical outlet so they can also scale their business. They will be allowed to work in a baking studio and café for free where they can whip up and sell their goodies for two to six weeks. For this month’s edition, it’s Guilt Free Food’s time to showcase their products from Oct. 10 to 23. Get a taste of their best-selling signature rolls available in various flavours, such as classic glaze, salted caramel, and peanut butter, as well as their jumbo-sized cookies! Aside from satisfying your sweet hankering, you’ll also be supporting a homegrown entrepreneur’s dreams!

When: Now until Oct. 23

Where: Baker X @ Orchard Central #04-29

How much: Price varies

6. Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore O-fest

It’s never too late to enjoy the last drops of Oktoberfest with Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore’s all-inclusive free flow of booze! Get the VIP O-fest experience complete with delicious food, refreshing beers, wines, spirits, Schnapps, and a door gift.

When: 6 PM-10 PM, Now until Oct. 31

Where: Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore, 9 Raffles Boulevard #01-01 Millenia Walk

How much: Starts at S$175 per pax (minimum of four people)

7. ‘Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep’

Classical music artist Margaret Leng Ten will take us on a journey of “loss, despair and the inescapable passage of time” through “Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep,” a sweeping performance that combines recorded and spoken text, images, and piano. Musician Erik Griswold will also lend his expertise and join the New York-based Singaporean pianist onstage. Check out Esplanade’s website to book your tickets.

When: 8 PM, Oct. 21 / 3 PM and 8 PM, Oct. 22

Where: Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade

How much: Starts at S$36

8. SuperPark’s Super Spook 2022

Leave the trick-or-treating to the kids and get a load of thrills and scares instead with SuperPark’s Super Spook! Get lost in a Haunted Horror Maze and get ready for some spine-chilling encounters in the themed bouncy castle. If you don’t like dressing up for the Halloween, but are still interested in getting your share of spooky fun, this event is for you. Keep in mind that this adventure is recommended for visitors aged 18 and above.

When: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM and 8 PM-10 PM, Oct. 21-23 and 28-30

Where: SuperPark Singapore, 3 Temasek Boulevard Suntec City Mall, #02-477 (North Wing)

How much: Starts at S$45

9. Silent Disco in the Sky

Forget about nightclubs with techno music blasting off the speakers. Silent Disco Asia is in Singapore to give you a night of dance and music like no other. Partygoers will be given headphones integrated with LEDs so they can groove as the three DJs spin their own vibe. The LED lights will change their colours into red, green, or blue depending on the type of music you’re listening to. Sounds like loads of fun? We think so, too. Visit Pelago to score your tickets.

When: 10 PM-2 AM, Now until Nov. 5 (select nights only)

Where: Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, Level 56, Tower 3, Marina Bay Sands

How much: Starts at S$50

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