Introducing our mega list of all the exciting things to do in July 2019. Mark your diaries!
P.S.A: only six months to 2020. Some of us may already be counting the public holidays and planning a vacation for next year. Before that, let’s see what the month of July has in store, shall we? You’ll want to clear out your calendar as there’s just so much to do.
Things to do in Singapore this July 2019
Party: Yaeji presented by Collective Minds and Kilo Lounge
Party with Korean-American artist Yaeji as she brings her signature hip hop and house music and haunting vocals to Singapore for one night only. You’ll be bobbing your heads as lays down some smooth tunes throughout the night.
Yaeji presented by Collective Minds and Kilo Lounge, 9pm-1am, Kilo Lounge, 21 Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 088444
Party: San Holo presented by Collective Minds and Crowd CTRL
Dutch producer, San Holo brings his anthemic tunes as he collabs with DJs Lenard and Sayvere. We’re looking forward to singles like “worthy / lift me from the ground”, “Right Here, Right Now” and of course, the popular “Light” which hit over 100 million streams on Spotify, back in 2016.
San Holo presented by Collective Minds and Crowd CTRL, 10pm-3am, Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
Art: Start at Gillman Barracks
Get your culture fix at this three-day art and design fair at Gillman Barracks. From educational tours and engaging workshops to film screenings and art showcases, you’ll discover a whole new appreciation for the arts and the local arts scene, and even snag cool tips on how to curate art for your home. Take note that film screenings and workshops are ticketed.
Start at Gillman Barracks, 19 July: 4pm-10pm; 20 July: 11am-9pm; 21 July: 11am-8pm; Blk 9 #02-21: Art and Design Fair, Blk 7 level 1: Film Screenings
Eat: Great Indian Food Fest 2019
Don’t blame us for if your pants feel a little tight this month – we already warned you about the medley of food festivals July has in store. One more to add to the list is the Great Indian Food Fest. The 10-day fiesta will highlight Indian cuisine through various food trails, masterclasses, shared stories by hawkers at Tekka Market. Head to Campbell Lane to sample lesser-known and long lost dishes from the 60s. Want to learn a tip or two? Get some pointers from Sashi Cheliah, the winner of Masterchef Australia 2018 at his masterclass. The guided hawker food trail will highlight scrumptious dishes like appam, thosai, puri, tandoori chicken, mutton keema, and the list goes on.
Great Indian Food Fest 2019, 10am-10pm, Campbell Lane, Singapore
Eat: Advanced Dining by Telok Ayer Arts Club
20, 27 July
This is not your average dining experience. You can’t expect anything less from Telok Ayer Arts Club, anyway. This time, they’ve curated a special culinary experience in collaboration with Head Chef, Bertram Leong and artists Aiwei Foo and Wangxian Tan from The Picnic. Leave all food norms and dining standards at the door and be prepared for a mind-boggling three hours and a seven-course menu that’ll make you rethink the typical expectation of food, art and food art. Will you be turned off by the strange forms or break old habits surrounding local delicacies?
Advanced Dining, two slots: 1pm-3.30pm and 7pm-9.30pm, Telok Ayer Arts Club, 2 McCallum Street, Singapore 069043
Feast: Singapore Food Festival
Passionate foodies, it’s time to step out of your cave. The Singapore Food Festival is back this weekend and there’s quite a line-up waiting for you throughout the rest of July. Adopting the theme, ‘Savour Singapore In Every Bite’, eat your way through the coolest restaurant collabs, interesting culinary experiences, a vegan street food crawl, workshops, special menu items like buah keluak burger by Park Bench Deli and Candlenut, the world’s only Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Singapore Tea Festival and masterclasses by kitchen maestros. Diet can wait.
Singapore Food Festival, 12-28 July, various locations islandwide
Watch: Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities
6 July onwards
You’ve not seen anything until you’ve witnessed Cirque du Soleil’s spellbinding shows. Not only does it set the bar really high, but you’re also immersed into a world of acrobatic acts. Cirque du Soleil drops by Singapore for its most acclaimed touring show, Kurios and you can be one of the firsts to catch it. Celebrating the greatest inventions of the 19th century, step into the works of an ambitious inventor and forget everything you know about the laws of time, space and dimensions. Rest assured, you will be #mindblown.
Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities, various timings, 6 July –18 August, Under The Big Top, Bayfront Avenue, Beside Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Experience: The [Not-So] Convenience Store
7 June – 31 July
Here’s one way to get on board for plastic-free July. Drop by The [Not-So] Convenience Store that, at first glance, looks like an old-school 7-eleven store from the 80s. Enter the shop and it’s a completely different ball game. Instead of meal-on-the-go and drinks you’ll find sustainable alternatives, zero-waste products and solutions to lead a zero-waste lifestyle. Think everything from reusable cups and cutlery to deodorant bars and menstrual cups. Located at the newly opened Temasek Shophouse right in the heart of Orchard Road, the pop-up store is actually an exhibition to raise awareness about our inherent waste problem.
The [Not-So] Convenience Store, Weekdays: 8am-9pm; weekends: 11am-5pm, Temasek Shophouse 28 Orchard Road, Singapore 238832
Concert: Bazzi: Live in Singapore
You may not be familiar with his name but we can bet our last dollar that you’ve heard his hits in the club. This pop sensation is coming to Singapore for the first time ever to perform earworms like ‘Mine’ and ‘Beautiful’ and many more chart-topping numbers. So bring your grooviest dance moves along; it’s going to be one helluva night.
Bazzi: Live in Singapore, 8pm, The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617
Experience: Andsoforth presents – The Wonderland Cabaret
19 – 20 July
It’s a dinner party you can’t miss. Go down the rabbit hole and rub shoulders with Alice and the gang for Andsoforth’s outrageously fantastic variety show. You’ll meet celebs, dance with a drag queen, sing with the wonder band and even get to participate in a game show. All shows include a four-course meal and a tipple.
Andsoforth presents – The Wonderland Cabaret, other dates are sold out, 7.30pm-10.30pm, secret location
Watch & feast: National Day Parade Rehearsals with Smoke & Mirrors
It’s our favourite time of the year: fireworks galore! Smoke & Mirrors is giving you a sweet treat. The rooftop bar is making the most out of its strategic location atop the National Gallery by offering a local dinner buffet while watching the fireworks display during the National Day Parade rehearsals. Tuck into dishes such as bak kut teh, signature peking duck, wok-fried prawns with Singapore style chilli with deep fried bun, crispy fried soft-shell crab with salted egg yolk, Hainan chicken rice, laksa noodles and cheng tng. Choose among the first and second rows of the outdoor terrace or relax indoors at the lounge.
National Day Parade Rehearsals with Smoke & Mirrors, dinner buffet from $90, 6pm-9.30pm, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, 178957
Watch: Aladdin the Musical
21 July – 1 September
A whole new world will unfold before your eyes, magic carpet and all. Brought to us from the producer of The Lion King, we’re expecting nothing but an awe-inspiring rendition of Jasmine and Aladdin’s story. Don’t miss singing along to your favourite classics like “Friend like Me” and “Arabian Nights”!
Aladdin the Musical, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018973
Art: Merci Marcel x Juls Art Exhibition in Tiong Bahru
French restaurant and lifestyle boutique Merci Marcel, will be opening its doors at the Tiong Bahru outlet to local artist, Juls. Take a seat and enjoy her abstract artworks – that explore the art of mark-making and automatic drawing – over a selection of 100 wine choices and cheese from boutique suppliers in France. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Merci Marcel, 8am-11.30pm, #01-68, 56 Eng Hoon St, Singapore 160056
Concert: Death Cab for Cutie: Live in Singapore
This American alternative rock band sure loves Singapore and we love them right back. Playing for the third time on our island, Death Cab for Cutie will be performing for one-night-only at Esplanade Theatre. The eight-time Grammy-nominated band will bang out their biggest hits, the words to which we all know and love. Get ready to sing along to ‘Soul Meets Body’, ‘Tiny Vessels’ and ‘The Sound of Settling’.
Death Cab for Cutie, Esplanade Theatre 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Concert: Cross-over X Sam Kim: Sun And Moon Concert
Korean American artiste Sam Kim is playing in Singapore for the first time ever and you’re in for a real treat. Fun fact: the multi-talent artiste, who participated in the third season of the talent show K-pop Star, released his first EP at just 18 years old.
Cross-over X Sam Kim: Sun And Moon Concert, 7.30pm, Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
Wellness: Honeycombers presents, Live Better: a day out with Pure Yoga & Pure Fitness
Craving some much-needed ‘me’ time? Look no further than this event we’ve curated for you. Live Better, Singapore’s coolest wellness event is back for another round of fitness classes and inspiring talks. Select from yoga (UPDATE: yoga is now sold-out!), pilates or a Body Attack class brought to you by Pure Yoga and Pure Fitness; along with talks about sound alchemy meditation with Yin Ling Ng and conscious eating with Aisah Sutton of Pure Yoga. After a satisfying workout, burn more calories by shopping at the wellness marketplace, featuring vendors like Shake Farm, My Pure Earth, Diadem Candles and Onlewo. All proceeds will be donated to Club Rainbow (Singapore) – a non-profit charitable organisation supporting children with chronic illness.
Live Better: a day out with Pure Yoga & Pure Fitness, tickets are sold at $10, 10am-1pm, Oasia Hotel Downtown, 100 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079333
Eat & Play: Foodie Nation by Design Orchard and The Local People
Eat, shop, play and repeat at Design Orchard and The Local People’s Foodie Nation. The event will be filled with live performances by local acts, tasting by local faves and cool art activities including organic temporary tattoo sessions by Out and Ink Temporary Tattoos and balloon and badge-making workshops.
Foodie Nation by Design Orchard and The Local People, 1pm-10pm, Design Orchard, 250 Orchard Road, Singapore 238905
Experience: Singapore Cat Festival 2019
Where our crazy cat ladies and gents at? Rejoice cos’ the Singapore Cat Festival is back. Expect all things feline – right from cat food, treats and accessories to pampering your queen or king; adoption drives, meet and greets with the most adorable local and pedigree kitties, and even cat care sharing sessions. Cats are allowed at the event but make sure to keep them in safe travel carriers.
Singapore Cat Festival 2019, 11am-9pm, Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City, Singapore 237994
Shop: Actually Affordable Artist Market
You don’t have to break the bank to own an art piece or two and the Actually Affordable Artist market is here to prove it once again. Rub shoulders with local and regional-based artists like SheenuStudio, Yamini Naik, Letchmy Ganapathy, Chirashi Bomb and Danielle over hearty roasts and groovy beats, and take home affordable art from $300 and below.
Actually Affordable Artist Market, 2pm-7pm, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, Singapore 338987
Talk: HoneyTalks is back!
En route to being your own boss and have a gazillion questions on your mind? You’re in luck as our latest edition of HoneyTalks brings you success stories that will inspire you to achieve your goals. Our panel includes Winnie Ong of the fashion commerce site, Young Hungry Free; Amy Bell, who manages an online butcher called The Meat Club and Daniel O’Connor, co-founder and lead organizer of the popular Ice Cream Sundays party series. Make sure to stay for the networking sessions where you’ll be treated to a free glass of vino and unlimited helpings of a vegan spread.
HoneyTalks: Like a Boss, tickets are sold at $35, 7pm-9pm, The Hive, 36 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059915
Eat: Lawry’s the Prime Rib celebrates 20 years
Can you imagine that it’s been 20 years since Lawry’s the Prime Rib’s served its first dish? The renowned restaurant for prime roasts is celebrating the milestone with a special menu. The anniversary four-course menu ($119 per pax) comes with a glass of pinot noir or sauvignon blanc the original spinning bowl salad, foie gras and Japanese oyster, and a choice of the signature USDA roasted prime rib, quarter cajun roast chicken, USDA prime beef tagliatelle pasta or pan fried halibut. Sweeten your meal with tiramisu or puff pastry with Haagen-Dazs ice-cream.
Lawry’s the Prime Rib, 333A Orchard Road, #04-01/31 Mandarin Gallery, Mandarin Orchard Singapore 238897
Culture: Visit So Gelam Gallery
The back alleys of Kampong Glam come to life with Gelam Gallery, Singapore’s first outdoor art gallery. Hop over to Muscat Street right next Masjid Sultan for gorgeous artworks by local artists.
Posted by Honeycombers on Friday, 5 July 2019
Need a dose of culture in your system? Visit Gelam Gallery, Singapore’s first outdoor gallery at the back alley of Muscat Street, featuring the artworks of 30 local artists. We recently visited the streets ourselves and couldn’t help but gush over the original artworks and murals by local artists. The video above explains it all.
Aliwal Arts Night Crawl, Aliwal Arts Centre, 1pm-10pm, 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918
Music: Jazz up your July
1 – 31 July
Jazz enthusiasts are in for a treat as Esplanade transforms into a toe-tapping mecca for groovy jazz acts. Get ready to rediscover the roots of jazz and explore new horizons through exciting shows by up-and-coming jazz pianist Shai Maestro and his trio; a sultry performance by Tierney Sutton and her band, performing songs from their new album Screenplay; toe-tapping afro-Cuban jazz by Cuban duo Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martinez; Kyoto Jazz Massive’s 25th Anniversary Party and more.
Jazz in July, Esplanade – Theatres on The Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive Singapore 038981
Feast: Wickedly delish baby back ribs
1 July – 31 August
We love a good plate of baby back ribs around here so we won’t turn this one away. Meat lovers, gather ‘round for a scrumptious selection of fall-off-the-bone tender sticky sweet ’n’ sour pineapple baby back ribs, Thai peach Sriracha baby back ribs; chipotle and Jack Daniel’s bourbon baby back ribs and Hoisin glazed baby back ribs at Crossroads Cafe.
Juicy Gourmet Baby Back Ribs, from $38++, Crossroads Cafe, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238865
Eat: The 50 Cents Fest 2019
The 50 Cents Fest is back for a fourth edition at Chinatown Food Street. This time, it spotlights Hokkien heritage, the largest dialect group in Singapore. Feast on over 50 varieties of rice dishes, noodles, soups, desserts and snacks from over 40 vendors. And the highlight of the event? Everything is priced at a humble $0.50 to $3.00. We got an exclusive first look and our top picks are the melt-in-your-mouth fantastic kong ba bao (braised pork belly bun) by the iconic Beng Hiang restaurant, ngoh hiang, ang ku kueh and Buddha Jump over the wall – a flavour-packed broth made with chicken, seafood, abalone and fish maw. Block your whole day as there are plenty of activities, bingo and nostalgic arcade games for all ages. Finally, look out for a hidden restaurant, a cool concept built specially for the festival.
The 50 Cents Fest 2019, 11am-11pm, Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street, Singapore 058935
Culture: The Peranakan Festival
Put on your best nyonya kebaya and get ready for buah keluak overload – The Peranakan Festival is back for a third run, featuring a massive lineup including a gala dinner, a baba Nyonya literary festival, special promos for halal Peranakan cuisine, masterclasses, a pop-up exhibition, a bazaar, workshops and cultural talks. It begins with the much-anticipated gala dinner featuring the crème de la crème of the Peranakan dining scene. 11 celebrity guest chefs including Aziza Ali, Devagi Sanmugam, Damian d’Silva, Elizabeth Chan, Liza Kassim will be serving up a delectable 13-course dinner. Don’t worry if you can’t make it for the gala; there are plenty of events to keep you cultured all through the next couple of months.
The Peranakan Festival, 7 June to 31 July, 11am to 6pm, Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879
Eat & drink: Sunday Sessions at Little Creatures
If you need a damn good reason to trek all the way to the CBD on a weekend, this might be it. Spend Sunday like the Aussies at this Club Street bar with booze, tunes and good vibes only. Bringing Australian Sunday Sessions to our island, expect live music from Christo Alexander & Friends, DJs, a Sunday roast and all-day $8 lane brews.
Sunday Sessions at Little Creatures, 3pm – 11pm, 6 Club Street, Singapore 069469
Maduro’s 1819 Tuesdays & Tiara Friday Club
Every Tuesday & Friday
Maduro, the newest listening lounge in town, has made it a mission to make live music, jazz and classical a bi-weekly affair. Making Tuesdays come alive, Maduro’s weekly 1819 Tuesday sessions will set the stage (literally) for the next generation of musicians who are more experimental in their art. And Tiara Friday Club will see some of the best local chanteuses and crooners working magic with first-call musician counterparts. Read all about Maduro here.
Maduro, 40C Harding Road Singapore 249548
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Eat: Mauri Tippling Club Takeover Dinner with Chef Mauricio Bombini
Transport to Bali via Tippling Club as Chef Maurizio Bombini, the owner of Bali’s Mauri Restaurant helms the kitchen for one night only. The menu is inspired by his Pugliese origins (a region in southern Italy) and offers a six-course menu with dishes such as Seppia; burrata with raw cuttlefish, lemon and caviar, 24 months Parmigiano Reggiano ravioli, Capesante; Hokkaido scallop with artichoke and kaffir lime and Costata di Wagyu. Opt for the drinks pairing for a complete and satisfying meal.
Mauri Tippling Club Takeover Dinner, S$195.00++ per pax for a six-course menu; S$280.00 ++ per pax for a six-course menu with drinks pairing, Upstairs at Tippling Club, 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088461
Party: Game On! At The Quay
4 – 6 July
Brace yourselves for a carnival at the Quay! We’re talking mini golf, arcade games, teas and tipples. Get ready to kick some putt ‘cos Holey Moley will be giving out golf passes and visors. Head to Pong Singapore for a game of digital beer pong that lets you compete with players across the globe in an immersive audio-visual gaming experience. In the mood for nostalgia? Throw it back to old school arcade games like Puzzle Fighter and Bishi Bashi at Level Up. And it doesn’t stop there – score complimentary tokens with HeyTea, win prizes at Chupitos Shots Bar and more. Get all the deets Clarke Quay’s Game On! At The Quay here.
Clarke Quay’s Game On! At The Quay, 4 to 6 July 2019, 6.30pm till late, Fountain Square, 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024
Party: Celebrate local at Tiger District Party
Wear your #localpride on your sleeve at Tiger beer’s first-ever Tiger District Party. Enjoy a night of local food, music and the nation’s freshest local beer. Fuel up with Nam Seng wanton mee, Ah Lock tofu and other signature local dishes that will, of course, pair perfectly with a cold bottle of Tiger. Groove to the beats of local R&B funk and soul band, Astronauts and songstress, Abby Simone.
Tiger District Party, 5pm-10pm, Bunkerbunker, 120A Prinsep Street, Bugis Singapore 187937
Concert: 5566: Live in Singapore
Now, this is a blast from the past. We fondly remember the craze over this Taiwanese boy band back in the 2000s. After 17 years, they’re back for another exciting concert, just like old times. Even though Sam Wang has to skip this due to conflicting schedules, we’re positive that Tony Sun, Jason Hsu and Zax Wang will rock it out like old times.
Since 5566: Live in Singapore, 7.30pm-10.30pm, doors open at 6pm, Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore 500038
Party: Summerlong x Decker Barbecue Presents “Red, White & Blue” Party
Summerlong will be joining hands with Decker Barbecue for a belated fourth of July celebration. The theme of the party? American barbecue. Feast on a selection of juicy ribs, grilled steaks, chicken wings, deviled eggs and mac and cheese. There will also be an exotic Eastern Mediterranean-inspired menu with a Southern twist, in true Summerlong fashion.
Summerlong x Decker Barbecue Presents “Red, White & Blue” Party, 5pm-10pm, 60 Robertson Quay #01-04, Singapore 238252
Party: San Fermín Alley Party
Jiak Chuan Road transforms into a fully-fledged Spanish backstreet as Esquina channels the ‘Running of the Bulls’ festival as part of its Alley Party. Munch on tapas bites by Head Chef Carlos Montobbio and Esquina’s culinary team; along with guest chefs Aitor Orive of Basque Kitchen by Aitor and Sujatha Asokan from Botanico at The Garage. Guzzle down Estrella Galicia beer and Esquina’s modern and classic sangria, along with plenty of red wine. Now, that’s what you call a party!
San Fermín Alley Party, 3pm-10pm, Esquina, 16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267
Shop: Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market July Edition
Once again, everyone’s favourite lifestyle and vintage market is back. There’s everything – vinyl records, fashion, mystic crystals, gothic gifts, home decor and more – yep, lots to satisfy all types of collectors. Block out the whole day, we foresee a day’s worth of tête-à-tête with craftsmen and vintage connoisseurs and a full entertainment line-up of the best DJs in town.
Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market July Edition, 4pm-10pm, Katong Square, 86/88 East Coast Road, Singapore 423371
Eat: Good Ol’ Days
Take it back to the kampong days at The Coliseum for an evening of live getai performances, free-flow food and drinks. Bring your appetite for a feast of fresh fruits such as mangosteens, rambutans, a variety of durians and street food.
Good Ol’ Days, The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, 6pm-7.30pm, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Experience: Guided tour of Kampong Gelam
12 –14 July
This one extra special. Monster Tour’s free guided walks have put a smile on many faces but this edition takes you beyond the prettiest sightseeing spots and into an outdoor art gallery. The Gelam Gallery, touted as Singapore’s first outdoor gallery, is home to works of 25 artists from various backgrounds and inspirations. Sign up before the spots fill up!
Guided tour of Kampong Gelam: GSS Experience Kampong Gelam & Gelam Gallery, Masjid Sultan Front Entrance (Gate 5) 3 Muscat Street Singapore, Singapore 198833
Watch: Ballet Under the Stars
12 –14 July
It’s back! Catch the opening weekend of the 24th edition of Ballet Under the Stars presented by Singapore Dance Theatre. Don’t forget to bring your picnic mat and basket filled with snacks for an evening of enchanting and contemporary performances.
Ballet Under the Stars, Fort Canning Green, Singapore
Watch: Three Fat Virgins Unassembled (3FVU)
10 – 14 July
How has female identity in work, education, marriage and parenthood changed over the years? Or has it even changed at all? Witness four talented women Chanel Ariel Chan, Munah Bagharib, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai and Zelda Tatiana Ng, along with director Grace Kalaiselvi as they give a modern spin to the hilarious 1990s play, Three Fat Virgins Unassembled, directed by Ovidia Yu.
Three Fat Virgins Unassembled (3FVU), various timings, TheatreWorks Singapore, 72-13, Home of TheatreWorks, Mohamed Sultan Road Singapore 239007
Concert: Jesse McCartney: The Resolution Tour Singapore
Remember earworms like ‘Beautiful Soul’, ‘Leavin’ and ‘She’s No You’? Yaas, this former teen heartthrob is going to take you down memory lane with his first-ever concert in the city. He’ll also be singing some new hits from his 2018 album In Technicolor. We’re counting down the days!
Jesse McCartney: The Resolution Tour Singapore, Gateway Theatre, 3615 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159461