Nightlife Singapore: Best Events & Gigs on Dec. 21-27, 2023
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Nightlife Singapore: Riot! Balls December, Plus 9 More Hot Events 

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Another weekend in Singapore is upon us and this spells for a jam-packed schedule of concerts and gigs, happy hour and cocktail nights, fresh raves, and club nights you must not miss. We saved you the stress of planning your weekend and week ahead with our rundown of the best nightlife events.

To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Singapore to see what’s best in store for nightlife and partying in the city from this Thursday to next Wednesday.

1. CÉ LA VI Presents: Melanie Ribbe

Label owner of Agape Muzik DJ Melanie Ribbe is set to ignite the dance floor at CÉ LA VI with her tech-house prowess. Her musical journey traces back to her formative years, where a collection of cassette mixtapes ignited her passion, which led her to secure residencies at Ibiza’s hottest clubs. She was also able to release a debut album called “Dance Again.”

This event is exclusively open to revellers aged 21 and above. For table reservations, you may contact +65 65082188 via WhatsApp or through email at [email protected]. Dress code and club rules apply.

When: 10 PM till late, Dec. 22

Where: CÉ LA VI Singapore, Level 57, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue

How much: S$38-S$48 via Peatix

2. Galneryus Tour 2023 The Rising of the New Legacy Pt.1 

Japanese power metal band Galneryus is gearing up for their first-ever performance in Singapore. Hailing from Osaka, the band comprises of Syu (guitars), Sho (vocals), Taka (bass guitar), Yuhki (keyboard), and Lea (drums).

Despite changes in the lineup, the new members seamlessly carried the torch, treating fans to major releases like "Union Gives Strength" in 2021 and “Between Dread and Valor” this year. The band will share the limelight with Mandarin contemporary rock star KERR.

When: 6:30 PM-10:30 PM, Dec. 22

Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive

How much: Starts at S$88 via BookMyShow

3. Oye Santa Santa Oye

Have you been on the naughty or nice list this year? Well, the verdict is in — Santa's gearing up to celebrate the holiday season in Bollywood style at the Oye Santa, Santa Oye party this Friday!

Make sure you deck yourself out in your snazziest red and white Christmas outfit to join Santa Claus groove to electrifying Bollywood Bhangra beats. For VIP packages and other details, feel free to call or message +61 483952024 on WhatsApp.

When: 10 PM, Dec. 22

Where: Hard Rock Café, 50 Cuscaden Road #02-01

How much: Starts at S$25 via Eventbrite

4. Santa's Single Social by GaiGai x Party Singapore

Up for a Christmas bar crawl with a twist? Santa's Single Social party is the place to be! This exclusive shindig is strictly for singles aged 21 and older who are ready to mingle. Consider this your golden ticket to a laid-back, get-to-know-each-other session at not one but two awesome bars in one night.

Moreover, there’s a secret party up your sleeves to keep those love sparks flying. Each ticket is a sweet deal, treating attendees to a Jager bomb shot, a slice of pizza to keep you fuelled, and an entrance to the club where the real magic unfolds. Get your ticket here.

When: 7 PM-10 PM, Dec. 22

Where: Quay House, 51 Circular Road (five minutes walk from Raffle Place MRT Exit G)

How much: S$30

5. Jingle Beatz

Spice up your Christmas party plans with another dose of Bollywood vibes happening this week. Jingle Beatz will feature British Indian singer Hemina, keyboardist and artist from Mediacorp’s Vasantham channel Elliyas Farid, and resident DJ at Bollywood Night Club DJ Alvin.

Get ready to dance to your favourite Bollywood tunes, savour appetizing grub, and enjoy refreshing drinks. For the full scoop on Skyfall’s menu, go here.

When: 5:30 PM-11:30 PM, Dec. 23

Where: Skyfall Rooftop Restobar, 50 Telok Blangah Road, #11-00

How much: S$45-S$65 via Eventbrite

6. Jeff Chang Continuum 2.0 in Singapore

Taiwanese singer and actor Jeff Chang, also known as the “Prince of Love Songs,” will be serenading his fans in Singapore this coming Saturday. His world tour concert, "Continuum 2.0," is a celebration of his remarkable 30 years in the music scene, featuring a collection of songs that capture the essence of love and youth.

Some of the anticipated tracks that Jeff will be performing are "Love is Like Tide," "Too Much," "I Can't Resist Your Face," "Faith," "No Other," "Narrative," and "Just Got It," to name a few.

When: Dec. 23

Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk

How much: S$128-S$328 via Ticketmaster

7. Riot! Balls December 2023

Add a dash of drag magic to your Christmas festivities where flamboyant wigs and bold makeup celebrate self-expression. Make sure to secure a front-row seat at Singapore’s only regular drag revue — RIOT!

Helmed by Singapore's reigning drag royalty, Becca D’Bus, the RIOT! Balls is a queertastic ballroom brimming with unparalleled glamour and entertainment, featuring a stellar lineup of drag queens and talents, including Jo Jo Sam Clair, Kak Nina Boo, Lychee Bye, Sapphire Blast, and Unique Glow.

This spectacular show is reserved for those aged 18 and above, ensuring an evening of unbridled vivacity and adult-friendly flair.

When: 10:30 PM-12 AM, Dec. 23

Where: Hard Rock Café, 50 Cuscaden Road #02-01

How much: S$15-S$45 via Peatix

8. Zouk Singapore Presents DJ Gammer

English music producer and revered UK hardcore icon DJ Gammer, who is known for his musical versatility and high-energy sets, will take command of the decks at Lion City's most established nightclub, Zouk Singapore.

With his EP "The Drop" amassing an impressive 20 million global streams, DJ Gammer continues to push boundaries and explore different musical realms, seamlessly transitioning from dance music to experimental genres like dubstep and trap.

When: 10 PM-4 AM, Dec. 23

Where: Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery

How much: S$35-S$75 via Zouk Club

9. Heavy Skankin Nite

Craving heavy beats and a high-energy party? Slip into your finest dancing shoes and join the most mind-blowing ska extravaganza, Heavy Skankin Nite.

Whether you're a seasoned skanker or just curious about this music genre, Heavy Skankin Nite is the place to be. The artist lineup includes Johny Comes Lately (Malaysia), Hacktick! (Malaysia), El Magnifico (Indonesia), Murder by Ska, and SEVENTY3.

When: 5 PM, Dec. 23

Where: Nineteen Eighty Studios, 361 Joo Chiat Road, #03-01

How much: S$25 via Eventbrite

10. Starry Connections Rooftop Party

Starry Connections Rooftop Party
Photo by Website/Eventbrite

This nightlife event is where the stars align for an unforgettable singles’ celebration and a farewell party, bidding adieu to the past year and ushering in new beginnings.

Set against glittering city lights, this rooftop soiree is the perfect night for reflection and connection. It's where you can welcome the possibilities that the coming year holds.

When: 7:15 PM-9:15 PM, Dec. 27

Where: Skiver Sky Bar, 52 Chin Swee Road, Level 16, The Seacare Hotel Singapore

How much: S$45.08 via Eventbrite

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