THE COSMO WEEKEND GUIDE (20 JAN – 22 JAN)

20 January 2012 (Friday)

Eat: Arbite

This little bistro tucked away in Serangoon Gardens may be a tad out of the way, but the quality of food makes the drive worth it. Plus, UOB cardholders get a fab 1-for-1 set lunch deal too (only available from Tuesdays to Fridays, from 11.30am-2.30pm).

Venue: 66A Serangoon Garden Way, Tel: 6287 0430
Opening Hours: Tues to Fri, 11.30am – 10.30pm; Sat & Sun, 11am – 10.30pm

Drink: Loof

Every Monday to Saturday, enjoy 1-for-1 cocktails and house pours from 5pm to 8pm at this eccentric, playful rooftop bar. When it rains, you’ll get two drinks for the price of one!

Venue: #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, 331 North Bridge Rd, Tel: 6338 8035
Opening Hours: Mon to Thu, 5pm – 1.30am; Fri to Sat, 5pm – 3am; Sun, 5pm – 1.30 am

Play: Giselle by Paris Opera Ballet

The world renowned Ballet de l’Opera national de Paris (Paris Opera Ballet) makes its highly-awaited debut in Singapore with a beloved classic. Tickets available at Sistic.

Dates: Jan 19-21
Venue: Esplanade Theatre, Tel: 6828 8377
Time: Jan 19 to 21, 8pm; Jan 21, 3pm

21 January 2012 (Saturday)

Eat: Marriott Cafe

Best known for its extensive buffet offerings, the newly renovated restaurant now includes an open kitchen, and multiple live cooking stations. Be sure to check out the succulent slow roasted meats as well as the large selection of oysters, snow crabs, crayfish and prawns.

Venue: Singapore Marriot Hotel, 320 Orchard Road
Opening Hours: Daily, 6am to 10pm

Drink: Praelum Wine Bistro

At this month-old drinking hole, the wines are dispensed by two Enomatic machines. You’re given a charge card that you insert into the machine, then grab a glass and just press a button; intoxication on tap. Very cute indeed!

Venue: 4 Duxton Hill, Tel: 6238 5287
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 12 noon – 3pm; Sat, 5.30pm – 12 midnight

Play: Chinese Performance Arts at VivoCity

Since Chinese New Year is right around the corner, why not bring your family members to Vivo City to check out these exciting Chinese cultural performances? It includes acrobatic kung fu demonstrations, lion dances and many song and dance routines. Admission is free.

Dates: From now till January 29
Venue: VivoCity, Tel: 6377 6860
Time: 6.30pm and 8pm

22 January 2012 (Sunday)

Eat: Breez Bistro Bar

You and your BFF would love the casual ambience at the Grand Mercure Roxy’s spanking new facilities. A must try at Breez Bistro would be their juicy and tender steaks!

Venue: Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel, 50 East Coast Road, Tel: 6344 8000
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 11am – 12pm; Sat & Sun, 11am – 1am

Drink: Gari Bar

For the first time, Italian craft beers are available in Singapore. Come try a bevy of Italian craft beers from artisanal brewers, all available at $38 a pop.

Venue: 36 Purvis St, Gari Bar, #01-02, Tel: 6837 1468
Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs, 6pm – 12 midnight; Fri to Sat, 6pm – 1am

Play: Chinese New Year Eve @ MINK

Usher in the Year of the Dragon at exclusive club Mink! According to party organisers, “the insane party heat will leave you breathing fire by the end of the night.” This is one party not to be missed! Cover charge is $28 with one drink.

Date: 22 January
Venue: Mink at Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore
Time: 11pm to 5am

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