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25 awesome things to do in Singapore this week (May 22-26)

Go wild at the Crystal Castles’ gig, eat your heart out at the first-ever Polish Food Fest or get tickled by Lilly Singh—your pick

By Adam Kerr | May 19, 2017

  • 25 awesome things to do in Singapore this week (May 22-26)
    Ce La Vi

Balance out your work week with some social activities and grab your friends to have a nice free cup of coffee from three of Melbourne’s best cafes at Millenia Walk (last day!!), or check out the new exhibition that gives you a look at what the future of A.I. looks like at ArtScience Museum. If low-key events aren’t your thing, there’s a number of happening parties towards the end of the week.

Monday, May 22

Nadine at the HUMAN+: The Future of Our Species

The new season for WanderingYogi's Anza Yoga class at Singapore Botanic Gardens begins this week and will last for 9 weeks. Join in weekday morning classes in three different styles. May 22

Kult takes a light jab at fancy art fairs with their own tongue-in-cheek version, The $200 Show: Actually Affordable Art. You can expect to see a variety of artworks spanning across mediums like risograph prints, art on vinyl, resin-cast sculptures and original illustrations from local and international artists like Kult's founder Mojoko, local multidisciplinary creative agency fFurious and illustrator Mindflyer. Through May 22

Singapore's first Melbourne cafe street pop-up at Millenia Walk Atrium will feature three of Melbourne's top cafes—Industry Beans, Market Lane and St. Ali—who'll be brewing free cups of coffee from 11am-5pm. Through May 22

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

Tuesday, May 23

Canadian indie-electro duo Crystal Castles (now with a new lead vocalist Edith Frances) were a friendly bunch who didn’t turn away their fans’ request to take photos with them while they were exploring the grounds at last year’s Neon Lights. Their low-res 8-bit melodies and pop hooks produced by Ethan Kath, paired with Frances’ haunting, altered vocals will resonate once more. Standard tickets are available for $80 (standard). They’ll be performing at *SCAPE. May 23

Salon de Royal, a chocolatier cafe from Kyoto that was founded in 1935 is doing a pop-up store at Japan Food Town, bringing a limited edition pecan nut flavored ice-cream that's specially made for Singapore and other popular sweets by them. Through May 31

Calling all Harry Potter fans—if you’re in withdrawal after reading Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts, time to ooh and aah over some Harry Potter stamps, prop replicas, toys and other memorabilia from private collectors all around the world at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Through Jun 25

Wednesday, May 24

Global entertainer and funny woman Lilly Singh will be in town for her How To Be A Bawse tour. She'll bring the same wit and humor from her debut book How To be A Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life and videos, which have now amassed over 11 million subscribers. May 24

This annual PCCW Global Charity Run returns for its fourth year at Gardens by the Bay. Nothing fancy—you'll only participate in a 5km route, but all proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore, the non-profit organization that's been granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. May 24

Spend your Wednesday night at Pim Pam by FOC and learn all about the variety of Spanish grapes. And then taste wines using grapes like Mencia, Bobal and Verdejo. As for food to pair your wines with, you can order the special dishes prepared by the chef. Otherwise, check with the sommeliers on duty for other recommendations. May 24

Ce La Vi's Diamond Life parties are back in the month of May every Wednesday and this time, they are collaborating with online retail store Style Tribute for a glamorous revelry that will see ladies stand a chance to win the grand prize comprising $1,000 worth of private styling sessions, bubbly and Style Tribute clothing, bags and shoes of the winner's choice. Through May 31

Goodwood Park Hotel's annual durian festival returns, unfrazzled by the suspension and food poisoning cases last year, with all-time favorites like durian puffs and crepes and and new creations like a designer cakes shaped after the fruit itself. Through Jul 31

Thursday, May 25

Indian Food Festival

Allies Night is the LGBT-friendly networking party where you can meet new like-minded peers and allies from over 60 companies, ranging from Fortune 500's to startups. It starts from 6pm, and the first 25 people gets a free drink (alcohol, or otherwise). Best part about it? Free admission, 10% discount on small bites and happy hour pricing on drinks all night long. May 25

Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer Johnny Osbourne, whose rose through the rank in the late 70s and mid-80s with the album Truths and Rights, will be making a Singapore debut at Kilo Lounge. The godfather of dancehall and reggae was probably best known for hits like "Buddy Bye", "Ice Cream Love" and "Water Pumping". May 25

Kilo's Cooking Beats series returns for its 4th edition, this time with Kilo Bali's executive chef Yohans Gozal. He'll be drawing from his Indonesian roots to cook up a delectable meal of comfort foods from home. May 25

Your favorite dynamic duo Adrian Wee & KiDG are back for their iconic Poptart night of indie-flavored everything, from Queen to The Killers, at Cherry Discotheque. Get your dancing shoes ready. May 25

The Indian Food Festival at Melt Cafe, which usually serves up a buffet spread of international and local dishes like Hainanese chicken rice and Vietnamese lobster spring rolls, will see a variety of Indian dishes by specialty chef Santosh Kumar such as an authentic South Indian recipe of salmon tikka, saffron marinated tandoori lamb chop and more. Through May 28

The photography series "Hong Kong Shop Cats" by Dutch visual artist and photographer Marcel Heijnen has garnered quite a following since 2016. This year, the exhibition will be held outside of Hong Kong for the first time, right here at Artistry. Through Jun 4

Friday, May 26

You can Party like Gatsby for the first time here in Singapore, well and Asia, at a party called Pearl of the East, thrown by a guy calling himself Jay Gatsby. From the pictures of the previous events, the party looks like it’s going to be massive, grand and flamboyant with performers and lots of dressed-up individuals. Location is not confirmed yet, after fans expressed their concern on the venue, Tanjong Beach Club. May 26

The Glory Hoes trio, made up of Becca D'Bus, Bobby Luo and Prashant Somosundram, will be hosting the screening of Ridley Scott’s Thelma and Louise, and a debaucherous, fun night of partying right after, at The Projector. May 26

Two big-time Japanese chefs will be taking over the kitchen at Me@OUE for the restaurant's inaugural food fiesta, Japan Edition. Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai and celebrity chef Chen Kentaro will be creating dishes like stir-fried chili Tachiuo fish with Okinawa purple sweet potato and French pork pate macaroon and roast beef. May 26

Catch Amelie, the French comedic romance film depicting the story of a waitress who arrived in Paris and started dedicating herself in helping people around her before finding love along the way, at The Hive. May 26

Enjoy the best Polish dishes by six Polish chefs at various restaurants, along with an array of movie screenings, parties and a concert at Singapore Botanic Gardens at the first-ever Polish Food Festival. Through Jun 3

Eitaro Ogawa, Tamae Iwasaki and Tomohisa Miyauchi have turned their 700-page soft cover photobook HDB Homes of Singapore into a photo exhibition of the same name, which will be showcased at SPRMRKT. Through Jun 27

Ah Hoi's Kitchen at Hotel Jen Tanglin is throwing a Festival of Crabs where you can feast on not one, not two, but 10 different styles of meaty Sri Lankan crabs. There’s no way to eat all of them (at one go at least), so be smart and get your claws on the Salted Egg and Crispy Yam Crab, Glass Noodles and Chinese Wine Crab or Claypot Crab Beehoon. Through Jul 31

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