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23 awesome things to do in Singapore this post-F1 week (Sep 18-22)

Visit a couple of exhibitions, catch a few films and eat a few things this sobering week after an octane-fuelled weekend

By Adam Kerr | Sep 15, 2017

  • 23 awesome things to do in Singapore this post-F1 week (Sep 18-22)
    Zouk Singapore. Photo credit: Zouk Singapore

Rubber has burnt, roads cleaned and barricades taken down. The lights are out for this year’s F1 season and Singapore sighs with relief. Dust yourself off and pick yourself back up this week with some low-key (we all know how fun and debaucherous the weekend was) and soul-enriching exhibitions, film screenings and the start of RWS’ Great Food Festival.

Monday, Sep 18


Lucy Rose

CONCERT
After the F1 weekend, slow things down with English indie folk singer-songwriter Lucy Rose. With three studio albums under her belt, she’ll be screening the accompanying documentary to her latest album, Something’s Changing, at her Lucy Rose Cinema Tour at The Projector. Sep 18

EXHIBITION
Singaporean visual artist Juls presents her first solo show Automarktic—an ongoing investigation of marking patterns, strokes and techniques presented in what basically look like large-scale doodles on crack. But there is method to her madness; the 10 featured pieces, done on mediums ranging from marker to paint, are created by automatic drawing (hence the exhibition name) and through observation. Through Sep 23

ART
Looks like it's Silver Seniors September, as Silver Arts, Singapore's only festival dedicated to the well-being of seniors, returns for its sixth edition with a line-up of performances involving more than 80 veteran artists, senior talents and art groups. Through Sep 24

FOOD
The popular Singapore Restaurant Month is now a full-fledged festival, thanks to the Restaurant Association of Singapore bringing together more than 200 chefs who will be preparing a locally-inspired dish at their respective eateries for the very first Singapore Restaurant Festival. Through Sep 30

Tuesday, Sep 19

FILM
Ahead of co-working space The Hive's inaugural Shorties film festival in Nov which will spotlight the local filmmaking scene, they'll be screening a series of films that they love in the coming weeks. This week, catch the hilarious New Zealand comedy-drama film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which follows a boy and his foster father who become stranded in the New Zealand wilderness, causing the authorities to go on a manhunt to look for them. Sep 19

MUSICAL
Touted as "Broadway's greatest dance musical", the international award-winning West Side Story comes to the MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands for a limited season. The musical is highly inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, but set in the '50s against the backdrop of a rivalry between two gangs in an Upper West Side neighborhood in New York. Through Sep 24

EXHIBITION
The Tao of Lee Kuan Yew exhibition features 14 artists from six countries and 94 artworks from private collections. The pieces have been curated to examine the dichotomy between art and politics, and Asian values—topics near and dear to Singapore’s most revered man. Through Sep 24

EXHIBITION
Robots have invaded the ArtScience Museum and everyone’s invited to take a peek at what the future of cybernetics, artificial intelligence and genetic modification might look like at the HUMAN+: The Future of Our Species exhibition. Come with an open mind as you interact with life-like humanoids and find out how robots are already living among us. Through Oct 15

Wednesday, Sep 20


"Something Nothing" by Chen Sai Hua Kuan, at The Substation's "Discipline the City" exhibition

TALK
It’s 2017, and if you think women don’t have what it takes to be in the tech industry, you’re on the wrong side of history. Check out this year's Women in Tech conference held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, where women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the Asia-Pacific region conglomerate for a series of panels, keynotes and more. Sep 20

FILM
This year's Spanish Film Festival Singapore will take place at The Arts House, screening four light-hearted films like Mi Gran Noche (My Great Night) and Felices 140 (Happy 140 Years). Admission is free, and you might even stand to take home a bottle of Spanish wine or cava courtesy of Tapas Club. Sep 20-23

EXHIBITION
The Substation asks all the tough questions with Discipline The City, a three-act exhibition exploring the politics of space, control and access in Singapore, through a series of experiential installations from local and international artists. Be prepared to leave disillusioned and wondering: who really owns the city? Through Sep 24

Thursday, Sep 21


A dish by L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon. Photo credit: Resorts World Sentosa

FOOD
An inaugural collaboration between Resorts World Singapore and SAVOUR, the Great Food Festival brings together the region’s best culinary and lifestyle trends, with over 100 signature dishes and 300 desserts from Michelin-starred and award-winning restaurants. Happening at Resorts World Sentosa, the three-day festival comprises complimentary celebrity chef masterclasses and hands-on workshops too. Sep 21-24

THEATER
There may not be Shakespeare in the Park this year, but in its place a viable alternative has sprung: Shakespeare in the Garden, with a tongue-in-cheek version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set against the picturesque Black & White House Garden in Alexandra Park. Picnic fare and blankets still very much welcome here. Sep 21

WELLNESS
About time you pull yourself together, especially after the debauchery of the F1 weekend. Head over to The Lawn@Marina Bay for a yoga class led by Urban Yogis' Amy Yeo. Remember to bring your own mat and bottle of water. Sep 21

THEATER
Catch 60 thespians go against each other for the winning prize of $30,000 at this year's Singapore Monologue Slam, happening at *SCAPE Gallery. And if you’re game, register now and put on a great show for all to see. Sep 21-24

EXHIBITION
Topshop and Topman are getting hands-on with their creativity this fall, with interactive multimedia installations to present two key AW17 trends. Housed in dedicated rooms, each brand will showcase two trends through a mix of style, art and interactive media. Sep 21-24

EXHIBITION
Objectifs presents yet another joint exhibition, this time by Exactly Foundation resident artists Tom White and Kelvin Lim. White examines notions of cultural policy and the ‘kampung spirit’ in the Waterloo Centre community in his exhibit Rhetorical Territories; Lim explores caregiving for the elderly in a photo exhibit titled Who Cares?. Through Sep 24

Friday, Sep 22


Fund recipients who will appear at Tiger Street Food Festival

FOOD
Earlier this year, Tiger set up a new initiative to help aspiring hawkers set up their stalls, giving out $10,000 each to help cover hefty initial costs. This all culminates in the inaugural Tiger Street Food Festival, where you can try a selection of authentic street food made by these tenacious fund recipients. Sep 22

FESTIVAL
Gillman Barracks is celebrating their 5th anniversary with its popular Art After Dark open house this Fri, bringing new exhibitions to the various galleries, special programs and performances, a makers' market and a massive block party by fun-loving party planners Super 0. Sep 22

FILM
The Singapore Open Air Cinema Club returns to the Hive this month with the screening of the German-American political war thriller Blood Diamond, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Sep 22

PARTY
Grammy-nominated Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia fame turns up the heat at Zouk Singapore with his fire trance and electronic hits. Sep 22

FESTIVAL
Celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival amongst flora and fauna at Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay, set up with sprawling lantern displays amidst a lush garden setting. Stroll through extravagant lantern sets in both the indoor and outdoor exhibits, or simply enjoy the nightly cultural performances, a food street featuring Asian delights, and craft booths offering activities like lantern decorating and umbrella painting. Sep 22-Oct 8

EXHIBITION
Monsoon Song is Singaporean artist Fyerool Darma’s second solo exhibition, two years after he debuted with a series of paintings exploring the Malay identity and dissociation. His latest draws from the aesthetics of urban subcultures, traditional ceremonies and the folk craft of Singapore, Malaysia and the region. Through Oct 29

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