During the Singapore River Festival, the three Quays (Clarke, Boat and Robertson) transform into a hotbed of art installations, theatrical performances, flea markets, food stalls and music. These programmes are meant to celebrate the river’s heritage, but seriously, that’s not all you’ll be there for. Keep your eyes peeled for the artful lights and sounds that surround the buzzy grounds.
Fancy a glass (or five) of wine? Dress to the nines and flounce to Wine Lust. Across the month of August and various award-winning restaurants, indulge in the convivial dining experiences while soaking in the anecdotes and knowledge shared by different wine-makers. This year's edition sees the introduction of three new lifestyle destinations – Alkaff Mansion, Riverhouse and Outpost – joining the likes of The Garage, The Summerhouse, Monti, and Stellar at 1-Altitude.
What better way to discover a new pool of talent than at the city’s annual alternative music festival? Baybeats returns to the Esplanade with brand new faces and sounds from Singapore and around the region like indie-rock outfit Stopgap, metal band Rudra, and rapper Aklo.
Expect plenty of interactive light installations scattered across the arts and heritage district of Bras Basah and Bugis at this year’s Singapore Night Festival. This year’s theme zooms in on ASEAN, featuring commissions and collaborations with local and regional artists. As always, feast your eyes on a kaleidoscope of kinetic visuals projected onto the facades of buildings in the vicinity as you soak in the atmosphere.
Alaska 5000 has been slaying non-stop since her RuPaul’s Drag Race debut in 2013, with more on-screen action, a music career, a world tour, and even winning RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2. Book an evening with the queen as she charms you with her witty banter, over-the-top performances and catchy singles.