Bastille Day (or French Independence Day) isn’t till 14 July, but you can still celebrate a la Francais this weekend.
Throw it down French-style over at O Batignolles and Le Comptoir, where they’ll be celebrating with joint road parties. For $30, there’s free flow Champagne at O Batignolles, and then head over to Le Comptoir where there’ll be galettes, crepes and French electro disco till 4am. In keeping with French chic, the dress code is of course, ‘stripes’.
Over at Tanjong Beach Club on Sunday, 13 July, party beachfront with JBAG (made up of Jerry Bouthier and Andrea Gorgerino) from cult French electronic label Kitsune. With the party starting from 2pm and carrying on till late, it’ll be a fete to remember.
If you’re not the partying sort, you can still celebrate the anniversary of the Revolution with 10 French wines at $45 and under. Salut!
Meet former Arsenal centre-back and England player Sol Campbell right here in Singapore this weekend. He is in town to launch the new Puma Arsenal team kit, which is retailing at $99. The first 100 to purchase the new Home Kit from the ION Orchard Puma store (#B2-23) will get to be a part of the meet and greet session happening from 1.30 to 2.30pm this Saturday, 12 July.
It's the last two matches of the World Cup in Brazil, and you can catch the Germany - Argentina finals on 14 July (Monday morning) at the all new Sportshub. The match will be shown on a big screen in OCBC square from 1.30am, so you can also catch the World Cup closing ceremony. But from midnight onwards, there will be fun activities like foosball games, and even the chance to win tickets to the Juventus game at the National Stadium in August.
Music & nightlife
Aussie band Spartak meld electronica and indie rock to form intriguing, abstract pop. Armed with their latest EP ‘Five Points’, the three-man band will be playing a showcase at The Lithe Paralogue Studio this Saturday, 12 July at 7pm. Supported by the likes of Singapore’s very own Bani Haykal, .gif and Intriguant , it’ll be a night of lush soundscapes, vocal looping and all round great live music.
Hi-tek lo-fi from Canberra and Sydney-based Spartak
Stock up on clothes by local designers at ‘Percentile by *SCAPE’ this Saturday and Sunday. With discounts of up to 90%, you can pick up items from local retailers and designers such as Depression and Front Row. More information here.
This weekend get your hands on a new pair of Melissa shoes (or two) at the MDREAMS boutique at Wheelock Place, #B2-03. From Saturday, 12 July, the new Fall/Winter collection, ‘Melissa Nation” will be available in store. The Brazillian shoe brand will also be celebrating with a party from 12.30 to 2.30pm. There will even be a live Samba performance starting at 12.30pm, and cash vouchers will be given out.
Kids & family
Dum Biryani, available at the Hari Raya bazaar at Geylang Serai
We can’t guarantee it won’t be crowded, but head down to the annual Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar to soak in the atmosphere, buy some home décor, and most importantly feast on sinfully yummy foods. From Dum Biryani to coconut ice cream and even ice cream popiah, our friends at HungryGoWhere have even put together a list of what to eat at the bazaar.
For more ideas on more things to do this weekend, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great weekend and see you back here next week.