Get in everyone, we’re going shopping. And to the park, a party on the street, the museum, a musical and more.
It’s a mix of events we have lined up this weekend, from hunting some beests to shopping for healthy and fresh produce, but you have to promise one thing to us: to get out of the house and out there into the city!
It’s block party time!
Urban Ventures are back to their street partying ways again this July. For one day only, Temple Street will be transformed into a bustling district featuring art, music and culture. You know the drill – there will be a medley of street performances, salsa dancing under the stars, yoga on the streets, street food from vendors like Brotzeit and HVRST and a steady flow of beats from DJs. There will also be an underground market where local celebrities will be selling their apparel at a steal.
Urban Ventures x Street Party, 7 July, along Temple Street
Walk where the wild beests are
You’ve probably seen the structures in action through the videos online but come and see them in the flesh at the ArtScience Museum. Artist Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests (Dutch for ‘beach animals’) blur the lines between art, science, engineering and performance. Get up close and personal with 13 large-scale Strandbeests in the gallery, from the most recent Strandbeests to ‘fossils’ of past beests including the Animaris Siamesis, which is the largest Strandbeest in the exhibition and measures 10 metres in body length and weighs over 240kg.
Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests, 30 Jun – 30 Sep, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Someone’s having a birthday…
Your favourite park in the fringe of the city is celebrating its three-year inscription anniversary as a World UNESCO Heritage site. As a treat, there will be a series of everything heritage from tours by staff and volunteers, concerts and performances, food trails, plant sales and free entry to the National Orchid Garden. Let’s get out of the house this weekend!
Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival 2018, All weekend, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Get in on the circle of life
Hakuna Matata! Our all-time favourite musical is back and we can’t wait to sing along to the soundtrack again. If it’s your first time, get ready to have your expectations of theatre redefined. Catch Simba, Scar, Pumba and your other favourite characters as you relive your childhood. This majestic night will definitely be a unforgettable experience, get your tickets pronto! Pssst we watched it already and thought it was really, really good.
The Lion King, from 27 June, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
It’s a farmer’s market kind of weekend
Sprout isn’t your ordinary farmer’s’ market, this inaugural event celebrates sustainable agriculture, urban farming and of course, a range of good and clean food. It’s also where you could learn a thing or two about urban farming, healthy cooking at home and attend some live demo cooking sessions.
Sprout, 7-8 July, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Out and about in Singapore
He’s photographed some greats like Madonna, Beyoncé, Kate Moss and J.LO before but celebrated photographer Leslie Kee’s most recent project might be much more compelling. He will be displaying new portraits of 150 LGBTQ individuals as part of his ‘Out in Singapore’ project (a continuation of his previous ‘Out in Japan‘ photo series) that aims to depict the rich diversity of the LGBTQ community in Singapore. Recognise anyone?
Out In Singapore, 7-22 July, Intermission Bar at The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
So you need some drama in your life?
Since 2006, this event has been celebrating contemporary Singaporean local theatre through the development of new and original local writing and now it is on it’s sixth edition. Expect more well-written productions such as Press Gang, which talks about journalism and the role of media, while and When The Cold Wind Blows is a poignant story about Singapore’s military service. With both plays on real issues close to the heart, which one will you choose?
The Singapore Theatre Festival 2018, 5-22 July, Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940
Show your pride at The Projector
The Projector gets in on all the Pink Dot action as well and will be screening films to mark the celebrations. For those who can’t attend the actual main event, the cinema doors will always be open to you. Catch four wonderful stories on adulation, acceptance and most importantly, on being human. Bring your loved ones, your family, your community… it’s time to share the love!
Pink Screen, 7-22 July, The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Shop ‘till you drop
No It’s time to bring the credit cards out for some swiping action. It’s our favourite time of the year: the Great Singapore Sale. Who cares about needs when the GSS is all about what you want! Need some help on shopping deals? Check out our guide to our GSS faves to get you started.
Great Singapore Sale, whole month, various locations
Immerse yourself in some outdoor theatre
Written by award-winning playwright Jean Tay, Chinatown Crossings explores the rich heritage of the area in the form of a site-specific theatre performance. Get acquainted with Kunalan – an Indian man who grew up in a Chinatown shophouse in the 1960s – as well as the feisty landlady’s daughter Ting Ting and his domestic helper and surrogate mother Fong Cheh. Explore the nooks and crannies around the neighbourhood, experience the inside of a shophouse, witness some of the lost and forgotten practices of this colourful community and even relive the olden days through a soundscape.
Drama Box presents: Chinatown Crossings, All month, 48 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059207