Nightlife Singapore: Sunda Festival, Plus 9 More Hot Events
September 27, 2023
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. XPDC ‘Legacy Continues’ Concert 2023
Malaysian rock band XPDC members Ary, Zua, Jeff, and Amy will be playing live in the Lion City to pay tribute to their dearly departed bandmate Mael. This night promises a nostalgic musical journey, and fans can look forward to hearing classics like “John Jenin,” “Kabus Semalam,” “Nafisa,” and more. Sharing the spotlight with them is the talented five-piece band Kristal, hailing from Malaysia as well.
When: 8 PM-11 PM, Sept. 27
Where: The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore
How much: S$55-S$155 via Sistic
2. 5 Of A Kind Street Art Festival 2023
This three-day extravaganza celebrates urban culture with a smorgasbord of street dancing, music, food, fashion, and art. The 5 Of A Kind Street Art Festival (or 5OAK) showcases homegrown and international talents through dance competitions, workshops, exhibition battles, live mural paintings, F&B offerings, and more.
For aspiring professional dancers out there, this festival is a golden opportunity not to be missed. Acky (Japan), Brother Bin (Korea), Canarus (USA), Chihiro (Japan), KrazyBonez (Taiwan/Canada), Niako (France), Bryan Lee, Racheezels, De.lyt, Joey, Locking Kai, Ryezal, Saywan, and Sean & True Color$ will be leading workshops that will help you elevate your skills and passion to new heights.
When: Until 9:30 PM, Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Where: D’Marquee, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore
How much: Starts at S$27.29 via Eventbrite
3. ‘Man With A Mission World Tour 2023 ~Wolves On Parade~’ in Singapore
If you're a fan of Japanese rock music and an enthusiast of anime and manga, chances are you also love Man with a Mission, better known as MWAM, the half-man, half-wolf band.
Originally from Tokyo, the MWAM members’ stage names consist of Tokyo Tanaka, Jean-Ken Johnny, Kamikaze Boy, DJ Santa Monica, and Spear Rib. The group is known for being the voice behind the theme songs of hit anime shows such as “My Hero Academia” and “Demon Slayer.”
When: 7:30 PM, Sept. 29
Where: Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road, Singapore
How much: Starts at S$88 via book my show
4. Oktoberfest at Singapore Swimming Club (SSC)
SSC members are in for a scrumptious treat with traditional Bavarian delights, including mouthwatering pork knuckles and a delectable assortment of wurst. To quench your thirst, the club will be serving up authentic German wheat beer from Erdinger, available at just S$40 for five 50 centiliter-mugs of pure Oktoberfest bliss.
But here's the best part – while this event is an exclusive privilege for SSC members, non-members are welcome to join! All you need is an SSC member to register on your behalf. To secure your spot, simply click on the registration link here. Prost!
When: 6 PM-11 PM, Sept. 29
Where: Grand Ballroom, Singapore Swimming Club, 45 Tanjong Rhu Road
How much: S$78 per person
5. Sunda Festival
To unite musicians and creatives alike from across the Asia-Pacific region, Singapore-based events collective Ice Cream Sundays and Hong Kong-based creative agency FuFu Creative have joined forces to produce the Sunda Festival.
This independent music and arts festival is set amidst the city-state’s lush scenery, where DJs, bands, electronic acts, and visual creatives can showcase their talents. In addition to art and music, there will also be workshops, immersion therapies, panel discussions, field games, and more activities for all ages.
When: 1 PM-4 AM and 10 AM-11 PM, Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Where: Sarimbun Scout Camp, 70 Jln Bahtera, Singapore
How much: S$61-S$118 (Excluding other fees)
6. Mosaic Music Series: Subsonic Eye – All Around You
Alternative-indie band Subsonic Eye will be having an exciting launch show to celebrate the release of their highly anticipated studio album “All Around You.”
This event marks the first time the quintet will perform “Yearning” live. The song was inspired by “embracing organic energy” blended with post-punk dynamism. Alongside "Yearning," fans will be enthralled by songs like "Bug In Spring," "Performative," and "J-O-B," among others.
When: 7:30 PM, Sept. 30
Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore
How much: S$28 via Sistic
7. World Sake Day Global Kanpai Party
Sweet and fruity or dry and earthy? No matter your preference for sake flavour, you are invited to join the “biggest kanpai party for World Sake Day (WSD)” in Singapore this coming Sunday. Here, you can savour grilled meats, seafood, ramen, sashimi, or an assortment of sushi at Ka-EN Grill and Sushi Bar.
Each ticket is eligible for an entry to the party, two servings of sake by the glass redeemable at Mini Sake Bar, a limited edition WSD Global Kanpai Riedel glassware, a limited edition WSD Ochoko cup and complimentary sake, and a S$10 Ka-EN Grill & Sushi Bar voucher. For more details, visit this link.
When: 4 PM-8 PM, Oct. 1
Where: Capitol Outdoor Plaza, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore
How much: S$30-S$135
8. Swiss Club Oktoberfest
Swiss Club, one of the oldest historical clubs in Singapore, will kick off a weeklong celebration of Oktoberfest. The event will include a blend of traditional tapping of the barrel ceremony, non-stop live music, indulgent feasting and drinking, magic shows, and games.
As for the culinary delights, its Oktoberfest menu includes cherry tomato with pesto, German potato salad, cucumber salad with dill and sour cream, beef goulash, and more. Get your Frühschoppen Oktoberfest tickets here.
When: Until Oct. 1
Where: Swiss Club Singapore, 65 Bukit Tinggi Road
How much: S$25-S$45
9. Hotdogs & Hazys + Meet the Brewer from Behemoth Brewing (NZ)
Fancy some quality craft beer? Look no further! Wash away Monday blues with this evening session brimming with delightful hazy beers, and hotdogs, and chat with Andrew and Hannah Childs, founder and brewer of Behemoth Brewing from New Zealand.
For the uninitiated, Behemoth Brewing was founded in 2013 and has since crafted more than 350 unique variants, including Mandar-lorian Mandarin Hazy IPA, Hopportunity, Good Morning Vietnam, and more.
When: 7 PM-10 PM, Oct. 2
Where: Binjai Park, Bukit Timah, Singapore
How much: S$15 via Eventbrite (Beer Tasting Only)
10. Lee Jong-suk ‘Dear. My With’ Fan Meet in Singapore
Known for his versatile acting skills, South Korean actor Lee Jong-suk is set to make a stop in Singapore as part of his “Dear. My With” fan meeting tour. Jong-suk catapulted to stardom with his roles in the K-drama series “Pinocchio,” “While You Were Sleeping,” “W: Two Worlds,” and “I Can Hear Your Voice,” to name a few. Following Singapore, he will also make his way to Macau and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
When: 8 PM, Oct. 4
Where: The Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore
How much: S$128-S$248 via Sistic
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