This Grammy-nominated Sisters Grimm production mixes elements of Western ballet, contemporary dance and traditional Zulu song and dance to deliver a powerful and elevating experience. It features Grammy Award-winning South African choral legends, the Soweto Gospel Choir, as well as some of the best dancers in the world from the Royal Ballet and Rambert.
The national ballet powerhouse of France is pirouetting its way to the Esplanade Theatre as part of this year’s da:ns series. Follow the elegant flow, ethereal movements and impressive techniques of the world-class dance company as it takes you on a journey through awe-inspiring compositions by three legendary choreographers – William Forsythe, Jerome Robbins and Crystal Pite – in one seating. The legendary troupe doesn’t tour often, so don’t miss out when it finally stops by the region.
Let your imagination run wild at StoryFest. The annual festival celebrates the various styles, repertoire and cultural arts from Singapore and around the world through the power of storytelling. See the life of Frida Kahlo unfold through a special performance, catch a theatrical retelling of the ancient epic tale about the Sumerian king Gilgamesh, and sit tight for a night of magical myths from North America, Scotland, Brazil and Italy. Families can also gather around The Storyteller's Fire, immerse in Jungle Adventures, and indulge in a musical storytelling experience.
Roll up to the *SCAPE Playspace this June for this full-day music jamboree which sees an all-Singaporean line-up of music, dance, art and F&B. Hosted by Hirzi, Singapore's unapologetic prince of comedy, the fest features over 10 acts gracing the stage, including rapper Axel Brizzy, instrumental world music band Flame of The Forest, wildly eccentric The MadHatter Project, grunge-rock powerhouse Knightingale, and dance duo ScRach MarcS. Challenge your mates to exciting carnival games or take a breather at the village market which features local crafters and the freshest F&B brands in town.
Explore your artistic side at this family-friendly art festival held in Singapore's largest arts enclave, Goodman Arts Centre. Themed 'Music, Dance and Play', this one-day festival has over 20 different workshops ranging from music jamming programmes and interactive dance performances to storytelling sessions and chime-making workshops. There are also music and dance performances to enjoy in between workshops and an art and food marketplace to grab some bits, bobs and bites.
Get yourself a mystery tattoo at the ink station where tattoo artists Lionel Ng, Lee Wai Leng, and Yin are inking shoppers on a first-come-first-served basis. Otherwise, get a temporary but hyper-realistic tattoo from artists at Out & Ink, and a live tattoo showcase if you're not ready to go all out. All this is soundtracked with live music performances by The Moon House, Genesis Keefer and YanHui. There is also a live mural showcase by local urban artist, ARAIKREVA, and whimsical doodles by Paintinks by Melt to amp up the atmosphere.
Cé La Vi brings you Télépopmusik in celebration of Fête de la Musique, or World Music Day. Having played over 100 concerts globally, this French electronic music trio has gained recognition through hit singles and sold-out tours. Gear up for a night of partying as this sought-after group plays a non-stop mix of dynamic beats with local DJ JB joining them on deck.
Bringing a slice of NYC and London nightlife to Tuff Club this June is NYC party series Back To Life, special guest Preditah, and local heroes Kampong Boogie. Slap on your dancing pants and revel away into the night to some of the finest selection of club music, ranging from hip hop, house, grime and garage to R&B, UK funky and dancehall.
Brew, an original music initiative by Darker Than Wax and Papa Palheta, returns bigger than ever this June. A testament to how collaborations with arts, music and design can help drive sustainable businesses, this supersized block party edition sees quality staples of coffee, craft beers and delectable dishes on sale, as well as a visual projection of Jalan Besar's architecture by film production house Fourthree. There's also a music line-up for the day, featuring local artists, like Funk Bstrd and Rah, as well as special guest DJ Unos, hailing from Belgium.
Featuring over 50 breweries, brands such as KOSÉ, and other F&B companies, the seventh and largest edition of Sake Festival Singapore has loads to offer. You can sample more than 460 different sake and Japanese liquors, and fill your tummy with authentic Japanese dishes cooked up on the spot by well-known Japanese restaurants in Singapore like Yatagarasu, Nirai-Kanai, Kajiken and Kamoshita. An exciting programme – Wanko Soba Eating Challenge – where participants eat as many bowls of Wanko Soba within a time limit set and the one with the highest number of bowls eaten wins, also awaits you.
Get those wallets ready as the Wheeler's Market hosts plenty of fun-filled activities, food options, live music and local brands showcasing their artisanal wares. Browse through the lot and snap up goodies from over 20 vendors including Wheeler's Estate Merchandises, Rouge Trinkets, Kikiko Organics, Mira and Pindemic.
Wag the Dog Theatre's ensemble returns to stage this summer with Paula Vogel's ground-breaking and critically acclaimed play How I Learned to Drive. Directed by Warren Baumgart Jr., this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama focuses on a young woman's experience of childhood trauma and her various attempts to steer to a safer path to adulthood. It also explores taboo themes which are brought to light and life with humour and sensitivity through Vogel's writing.
Saturday nights are meant for partying, so head along to Capital Zouk and catch trance music legends Simon Patterson and John Askew at the decks. Having released their own label and brand called Deep In Thought, expect high quality and emotive melodies that will get you busting moves on the dancefloor like there's no tomorrow.
Get grooving this Sunday evening with Lovebirds as he spins deep house and mid-tempo tunes at the decks of Cé La Vi. A solo project of Berlin resident Sebastian 'Basti' Doering, get ready to dance along to his mixes – a blast from the past with house steroid packing the room.
Head up the Marina Bay Sands for a soulful night as Sharma and DJ More spin a range of house mixes and feel-good beats. Go on this party journey with Sharma's four-by-four selections from tribal-laden house to emotionally-charged melodies and DJ More's signature dark and stormy progressive mixes.
Stretch your dollar for some retail therapy as GSS returns with the best deals and steals in the city. Cop everything from wardrobe staples to home furniture at up to 70 percent off the original retail price. The spotlight shines on local talent this year with participating up-and-coming Singaporean brands, designers and restaurants.
Take your loved ones to this year's Hari Raya Open House for a weekend of fun-filled activites, such as free craft workshops, cooking demonstrations, live music, and dance performances. Enjoy movie nights under the stars with the whole fam too, where a range of comedy films and Malay classics are screened.
From June 15 to 30, stretch your imagination at the world of TRANSPORTA: Gooey Oozy Madness! Embark on a multi-sensorial adventure at Gardens by the Bay where you can treat your senses to interactive light installations and jump around on trampolines.
Before catching Toy Story 4 in the cinema on June 20, keep the tots busy with heaps of activities at Gardens by the Bay’s annual kid jamboree. Let them run riot at the colourful world of Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story as the Supertree Grove transforms into a wondrous playland complete with carnival games inspired by Buzz, Woody and the gang.
As the saying goes – gotta catch 'em all. Close that Pokémon Go app and fulfill your dreams of being a Pokémon trainer IRL by surrounding yourself with over 400 Alola Pokémon – including a parade of dancing Pickachus – at Sentosa Cove Village. If you know your Jigglypuffs to your Wigglytuffs, this is one giant Pokémon bash you don't want to miss.
Admire and smell the roses as you stroll through this floral display set in a romantic European garden in the Flower Dome. Showcasing over 40 types that are rarely seen in this part of the world, look forward to exclusive roses brought in from English and French rose nurseries with storied histories, such as Princess Anne – a fragrant, deep pink rose named for British royalty – and Lady of Shalott, which bears the name of the classic Tennyson poem and produces stunning salmon-pink blooms. While at it, learn about the rich heritage and variety of this well-loved flower, including cultivars that do not resemble the conventional rose.
Experience the opulence and reverence of tradition and heritage as 29 stunning embroidered masterworks by China's foremost couturière, Guo Pei, awaits you at this exhibition. On display are her dramatic, sculptural gowns reflecting influences from growing up in Beijing surrounded by Chinese imperial art and mythology, as well as expressing her personal take on contemporary fashion and aesthetics. As this exhibition showcases a dialogue between historical and contemporary Chinese design, you can expect Guo Pei's creations to be juxtaposed with 20 Chinese art pieces in the Asian Civilisations Museum's collection too.
From a pop-up fragrance atelier and crafting sessions with master perfumer Douglas Little atelier to a scent-based dining experience, Sansiri is hosting something mega at Siri House Dempsey.
Calling all diehard Godzilla fans! Celebrate the return of the king of monsters on the big screen with a trip down to this special exhibition. Witness Godzilla in all his shapes and forms on display, where over 500 Godzilla Sofubi toys including rare ones like the DesuGoji series from renowned toy manufacturer, Marmit, are featured. Also, don't miss the unboxing session of exclusive items from a private collection, courtesy of Mr Jeran who owns one of the largest private Godzilla Sofubi collections in Southeast Asia. Catch special guest Kazumitsu Akamatsu, president of Marmit, gracing this event too.
Keep your little ones busy with fun educational programmes at Apple. Led by Apple Creative Pros, kids of all ages are encouraged to explore their creativity through hands-on projects ranging from coding to art and design. They can create a track with GarageBand, design a dream park with iPad, program robots, and direct their own movie. There's also a one-off event series to look forward to – the Little Big Ideas. The young 'uns can discover new skills in art, photography, coding, writing and more.
Yim Maline's first solo exhibition in Singapore sees 12 mixed media works comprising eight wall-bound cardboard and paper works, and four tissue paper sculptures. They reflect and revolve around life in motion, the cycle of birth and rebirth, living and death. Gaze at her creations as she introduces her unique 'decomposition' aesthetics of amorphous and biomorphic shapes and forms across various mediums which effectively encapsulates her reflections on the interconnectedness of all matter.
Take a gander at a series of new drawings and puppet sculptures by Indonesian artist Iwan Effendi, including faces that appear in an almost unemotional and reserved state, giving room for his characters to project and express their narratives to viewers in countless of creative ways. As a visual artist, Iwan brings puppetry characters to life with their individual narratives and emotions. Intrigued? Witness him and Ria Tri Sulistyani take the stage with their puppet characters on June 8.
Featuring a sand-filled lounge, palm trees, canabas, food and drinks, and an outdoor cinema, Bugis Junction and Bugis+ is the place to be for all the summer vibes. Unwind with a delectable selection of party foods ranging from Western and Japanese to fusion, cooked up by highly-raved The Swag Social, Rollet, and Doughboys. Then splash some cash at retail booths Havaianas, Fresh by Grace, and Vintagewknd. Don't miss the outdoor movie screenings of Marvel Cinematic Universe blockblusters, including Avengers: Infinity War, and family-friendly films like Beauty and the Beast – note: movie passes are available on a first-come-first-served basis. And on weekend evenings, be serenaded under the stars by talented homegrown musicians Benny and Allie.
Delve further into Singapore’s past with a two-part showcase at the historic Fort Canning Park. Time Traveller is a cinematic experience that takes you through 700 years of history with five multimedia shows. While Pathfinder is a free-and-easy experience that presents Singapore’s journey from past to present through eight interactive pavilions and installations.
Join in the family-friendly bash as the museum launches its new interactive guide, Get Curious!. For the whole month of June, the museum invites you to explore the fascinating worlds of the land, sea and forest, jump around in its bouncy castles, discover old toys and share your stories. There are also character tours, film screenings and engaging workshops to create your own masterpieces.
Travel back in time to the Cretaceous period and solve the mystery behind the elusive Australian polar dinosaurs. Get your little paleontologist started at seven thematic, multi-sensorial zones, introducing the science of fossilisation. Engage with everything from holographic mapping to augmented and virtual reality environments.
Beat the summer heat at Adventure Cove Waterpark's Splash Bash where a whole slew of thrilling activities – think exciting riddles and physical challenges at the Adventure River and Bluewater Bay, and participating in a water-filled battleground to win attractive prizes – await you. Need to update the 'gram with pictures to commemorate this day? Don't miss the whimsical photo zone featuring larger-than-life decorations of tantalising ice cream cones, icy popsicles and an ice-cream see-saw.
Take the kiddos on an art adventure through National Gallery Singapore. This year’s Children’s Biennale features 11 interactive artworks by local and international artists. Let your little hitmakers create their very own tunes at Chance Operations or embark on an experiential journey across time and space at Stardust: Soaring Through the Sky’s Embrace.
Jason Lim's solo exhibition is a visual presentation of his 10-day residency at Kjerringøy Land Art Biennale in northern Norway last August. The programme saw him use his body as a prop to showcase natural materials found along Kjerringøy's unique coastal-alpine landscape. Now he channels these depictions into a series of photographs and a video piece, reinterpreting and reassigning new meaning to them. Examine your own views of life, mortality and nature as you check out the thought-provoking works of this Singaporean artist.
It's claws-galore at Lime Restaurant as Lobsterfest returns by popular demand. Shellfish lovers can indulge in a medley of tantalising lobster dishes which features lobsters au natural – think a whole Boston lobster alongside live prawns, black mussels and golden clams – and grilled lobsters drizzled with sauces like sambal and Thai hollandaise. Look forward to lobsters cooked in a variety of Southeast Asian flavours too, such as lobster with Singapore chili sauce and baby lobster laksa noodles. If you want to try something new, get yourself a plate of the roti john with minced lobster meat and braised lobster with ginger and onion.
Curated by Zaki Razak, Repeat, Repeat, Repeat; revising the phenomenon of printing marks the second edition of The Private Museum's Guest Curator Series. This group exhibition features works of printmaking in different forms by seven artists including Miguel Chew, Weixin Chong, Mona Choo, Urich Lau, Nadiah Oh, Shin-Yong Park and Shih Yun Yeo. As you gaze at their works on display, understand how each of them revisits and redefines the history of printing through exploring an array of techniques and elements, which includes a range of topics like urban culture in the digital age, science and spirituality, robotics and ink, as well as biblical art.
Enliven your Orchard experience with an all-new roving pop-up concept, NAO (Night at Orchard). Happening every first weekend of the month along the stretch between ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City, expect a showcase of talents across fashion, arts, dining, and music. Highlights include culinary offerings by popular brands like Old Chang Kee and Michelin-starred restaurant Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, shopping options with the likes of up-and-coming brands such as oasis:skin and Indigo Culture, and busking performances from NoonTalk artiste Gavin Teo, One Moment of Glory winner Jill-Marie Thomas, and popular indie acts like Codie Loh, Raphael Leong and Yeo Ming Jun.
Be the star of your own fairytale with Andsoforth's latest immersive theatre production. Bring your childhood dreams to life at 22 experiential rooms decked with Instagrammable backdrops. Trek the desert with Ali Baba, fall down the rabbit hole with Alice, slide down the beanstalk with Jack, go under the sea with The Little Mermaid and more. Not only does your Instagram feed get a load of feeding – you can refuel at the dedicated rest area, Wonder Foodland, where meals are freshly prepared by Farm Appetit.
Stop and smell the beautiful orchids like Phalaenopsis bellina and Maxillaria tenuifolia at Gardens by the Bay's newest orchid display in the Cloud Forest, Scentsational Orchids. Learn about the different scent each type produces, and take in the sweet and intense fragrance of the massive floral display.
Delve into the world of food packaging in Singapore, dating from the early bottling and canning factories in the late 19th to early 20th centuries to the light industries in the 60's and 70's when food was manufactured in factories. Prepare to feel a sense of nostalgia as the kid-friendly exhibition showcases old-school products, tracing the evolution of packaging technologies and the design identities of local food brands. Kids can have a go at the interactive points where they can learn about eco-friendly practices. With rich artifact collections and compelling tales from key players who have helped shaped Singapore's complex food packaging history, ranging from producers and designers to retailers and consumers, the exhibition also explores the future of packaging and how we can reduce our environmental footprint.
Surround yourself with flora atop National Gallery Singapore. As part of the gallery's Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission series, Sea State 9: proclamation garden by Charles Lim Yi Yong transforms the space with herbage found in reclaimed areas such as Changi, Tuas and the Southern Islands. Besides showcasing the biodiversity of flora in Singapore, it also shines a light onto the city's history of land reclamation. The garden is considered a work in progress, so expect the exhibition to evolve as the plants grow day by day.
Fall down the rabbit hole at ArtScience Museum’s latest exhibition. Immerse yourself in this playful and interactive exhibition based on Lewis Carroll’s timeless story of Alice and her adventure through Wonderland. Developed by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (AMCI), this immersive showcase makes Singapore its first stop as part of its global tour. Suitable for all ages, it invites visitors and families alike to take a trip through the looking glass into the enchanted world.
A project initiated from a conversation between Belgian curator Philippe Pirotte and Jakarta-based artist Ade Darmawan, along with Zac Langdon-Pole, Shubigi Rao, Lucy Raven, and Melati Suryodarmo, this exhibition reflects on Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s book Arus Balik. Translates as “turning of the tide”, the exhibition takes the novel as a starting point and expands on perspectival shifts in geopolitical, cultural, social, religious, and natural spheres. This exhibition acts as NTU CCA Singapore’s response and contribution to this year’s nation-wide bicentennial commemoration that reflects on Singapore’s history.
Take a glimpse into what a Peranakan family’s domestic life was back in the 20th century at this eye-opening exhibition by NUS Baba House. The Baba House was established as a conservation project with the intention of mobilising research and study into a range of disciplines. Teaming up with the Peranakan Association of Singapore, this project has since afforded a range of perspectives relating to the building’s history. The interpretative display on the first and second floors is showcased as an identifiably Peranakan home with artefacts that typify early 20th century Straits Chinese materials and social histories, as well as the contemporary perspectives that may complicate them. This exhibition brings together artefacts, artworks, video and audio recordings, and textual sources that examine the myriad ways in which the Peranakan identity is constructed.
Teaming up with Ikkan Art Gallery, Miaja Gallery is proud to present digital artworks by teamLab as part of its permanent installation. An art collective based in Tokyo, teamLab is widely known to create art that transcends boundaries. Feast your eyes on Waves of Light, a digital artwork consisting of computer-generated waves that are expressed as a continuous body of water, creating a new experience between humans, nature, and art. Inspired by nature, life cycles, and the infinite movement of particles, the artworks showcased in this gallery tell stories that resonate deep within the human essence.
Journey further into Southeast Asia – past and present – as the Asian Civilisations Museum opens three new permanent galleries Ancestors and Rituals, Christian Art and Islamic Art, along with new items on display in the museum's Trade galleries that explore the artistic exchanges within Asia and the rest of the world. The Ancestors and Rituals gallery shines its spotlight on a diverse range of Southeast Asian artefacts that reflect the barter of ideas and cultural interactions among various tribes and communities in the region. The Christian Art gallery exhibits intricate works of cross-cultural art created in Asia that are dedicated to the religion. The Islamic Art showcases the wealth of artistic traditions that arise from the expansion of Islam in Southeast Asia. As part of Southeast Asia in the World, the museum is also hosting a new series of trails that provide visitors an understanding of Southeast Asia's role in the world through beautiful illustrations by local artist Muneera Malek.
Delve deeper into the world of Chinese cartoons in Singapore and discover the correlation it has with the 1911 Revolution in China. Early Chinese cartoonists captured China at one of its lowest points in the late 19th century through satirical sketches, which then served as an activist for the revolutionary political movement against the corrupt regime, ending imperial rule in China. This transpired into the first Chinese cartoons appearing in our local newspapers representing political and social commentary. With over 150 Chinese cartoons, artefacts and images, trace the history as you get warp into the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.
For a night of drinking, dining and dancing by the beach, look no further than this exciting dinner by Michelin-starred chef Nandu Jubany. Held at FOC Sentosa in collaboration with HungryGoWhere, this one-night-only event sees Tanjong Beach transform into a Spanish oasis on August 4 from 6pm to 9pm, just in time for a pre-National Day celebration with a delectable menu cooked up by Chef Nandu Jubany.