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SG Weekend: 30 awesome things to do in Singapore (Jul 21-23)

Mark your calendar with the weekend’s slew of parties, tummy-filling events and the return of Open Farm Community’s Social Market

By Adam Kerr | Jul 19, 2017

  • SG Weekend: 30 awesome things to do in Singapore (Jul 21-23)
    Open Farm Community Social Market

The weekend isn’t as hectic as the last, but there's still a significant number of events that’s worth stepping out the house for. Los Angeles-based producer Kingdom is in town for a special gig on Upper Circular Road, the 100 Festival continues at the former Bedok Town Secondary School premises and Open Farm Community's Social Market returns for a special sunset edition.

Friday, Jul 21


Kilo Lounge. Photo credit: Colossal Photos

PARTY
Anyone who's plugged into the dance music scene will know A Guy Called Gerald, the man who's responsible for kickstarting Europe's acid house scene in the late '80s with the track "Voodoo Ray". He’s currently in the midst of a new recording, but you can catch him at Kilo Lounge's After Dark series this Friday. Jul 21

WORKSHOP
Wow your guests with your expanded pastry-making skills the next time you host a dinner party by learning how to make lavender Earl Grey chiffon cakes and matcha azuki swiss rolls at the Asian Culinary institute of Singapore. Jul 21

PARTY
LA-based producer Kingdom is bringing his brand of music, bits and pieces of underground electronic music that's heavily laced with elements of rap and R&B, to Singapore. He recently released his debut LP, Tears in the Club, which features collaborations with SZA, Najee Daniels and other solid names in the future R&B scene. Jul 21

FESTIVAL
Previously known as the 100 Bands Festival, 100 Festival returns with the same format, this time taking over the school hall and school library of the former Bedok Town Secondary School. The final line-up is still being finalised, but you can expect acts like Xingfoo&Roy, In Each Hand A Cutlass, Lew and Decipher and many more. Jul 21-23 & 28-30

THEATER
You can count on W!LD RICE to deliver on high production value and thoroughly localized performances, and that is exactly what you’ll get with Boeing Boeing, the theater company’s fourth rendition of the 57-year-old French farce about a swinging bachelor (Rodney Oliveiro) juggling between three air stewardess girlfriends, now updated to 2017’s world of connected smartphones and social media. Through Jul 22

EXHIBITION
The latest exhibition at DECK sees two independent photography projects—Nicholas Koh and Jiahui Tan's Some Other Way and Koh Kim Chay and Eugene Ong's Singapore's Vanished Public Housing Estates—that explore the significance of memory in a country that's ever-changing. Through Jul 22

THEATER
For an adrenaline-pumping, high-energy evening, look no further than the highly-entertaining, non-verbal South Korean comedy theatrical performance, CHEF: Bibimbap vs Chilli Crab, making its debut at the Resorts World Theatre. Category 1 ($98) and VIP ($118) weekend ticket holders will even get a special edition chilli crab tart as part of their ticket price. Through Jul 22

PERFORMANCE
It's been a while since a magic show came to our shores. Be enthralled by Australian illusionist and escaplogist Cosentino as he attempts to cheat death at his high-energy 90-minute live show, Anything is Possible. Through Jul 27

FOOD
Four Seasons Hotel Doha’s Chef Adnan Al Masri will be making his way to Four Seasons Hotel Singapore’s One-Ninety Restaurant to hold his very own Middle Eastern Food Festival featuring home-styled cuisine like Chicken Mosakhan and Lamb Shakriah, traditional claypot eats like Kibbeh Belseneh, charcoal grilled Beef Steak, Shish Taowk, Fish Kebab and more. Through Jul 28

FOOD
Singapore-themed culinary event Singapore Food Festival 2017 returns for its 24th edition. Expect the usual chef collabs, masterclasses, food trails, cocktail pairings and more. Through Jul 30

FOOD/DRINK
What's better than an evening of pairing hawker food with boutique wines from Australia and New Zealand? Hosted once again by Merchants Wine Store, five carefully curated wines will be paired with delicious hawker fare from Bib Gourmand stalls at Singapore Food Festival’s Hawker Wine Safari. Through Jul 30

FOOD
If you love your oysters and just can't seem to get enough of it, then head to Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro's fifth World Oyster Festival, where you can find their seasonal selection of more than 20 types of cult oyster brought in from around the world. And if you can't make up your mind on which to try first, get the Tasting Platter for $99, which includes their chef's 16 personal picks of the day. Through Jul 31

PERFORMANCE
The signature big top circus tent of Cirque du Soleil will be erected once more in Singapore next month, this time, bringing their new production Kooza to our shores for the first time. This will mark the world famous Canadian troupe’s fifth foray here. Through Aug 20

Saturday, Jul 22

MARKET
Open Farm Community's popular Social Market returns for a special sunset, foodie-friendly edition. Check out some of Singapore's best artisanal bakers, gourmet grocers, small-batch producers and modern-day hawkers all in one place, where the likes of Chefy Bakehouse’s salted egg yolk cookies, Rojak Line’s flavor-packed vegan rojak and Quirc’s savory quinoa cake make their apperances. Jul 22-23

WELLNESS
Kickstart your weekend by being one with nature and join the guys behind the SGTrek Expeditions & Adventures group on a comfortably-paced four-hour hike from Marsiling to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Jul 22

DRINK/PARTY
Mix your love for music with a dose of caffeine at the sixth edition of Brew, a collaborative series by Chye Seng Huat Hardware and local label Darker Than Wax. Special guest MyHero of Mugic Soundsystem and Disco de Laurentiis joins in this month's shenanigans. Jul 22

WELLNESS
Urban Yogis are back with another pop-up yoga session at East Coast Park. In this class, you'll learn the techniques and moves in Hatha Vinyasa yoga from Urban Yogis instructor, Shanice Soh. Jul 22

DRINK
The inaugural Singapore Tea Festival celebrates our love of drinking tea. Besides just sipping on tea, the two-day affair will also see local tea brands create locally-inspired eats at the festival’s “Teapitiam”. Jul 22-23

FOOD
Local satay masters from Haron Satay, Power Satay and Sri Geylang Sate are collaborating with the chefs at Fullerton's Town Restaurant for a grill-off to celebrate the venue's newly refurbished al fresco patio. Have your fill of the skewered meats as part of their daily dinner buffet offering. Through Jul 29

FOOD
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 new creations like a designer cakes shaped after the fruit itself. Through Jul 31

FOOD
The annual claypot menu at Kopi Tiam, Swissotel The Stamford, is back for a season, filled with tried-and-true dishes such as Claypot Chicken Rice ($22), Claypot Fish Head ($35) and Claypot Bitter Gourd Pork Ribs ($24) that are served sizzling and in generous sharing portions. If in a smaller group, the tender Claypot Frog Legs ($26) and satisfying Claypot Seafood Crispy Noodles ($24) are solid choices too. Through Jul 31

EXHIBITION
Asia's largest mirror maze has landed in Singapore as a new permanent installation at Science Centre Singapore. The visually-appealing maze features 105 mirror cells, more than 17 interactive exhibits and experiments on light, a bunch of holograms and fake exits. Admission is free but you'll still have to pay admission charges to the center itself.

Sunday, Jul 23


Singapore Restaurant Festival: Chick in rice burgre by Three Heads by Potato Head Singapore

FOOD
As if Royal Plaza on Scott’s halal buffet restaurant Carousel doesn’t have enough of a spread, it is now introducing food inspired by Taiwan’s night markets to its lineup. The usual suspects like oyster mee sua, crispy chicken thigh with spices and sweet lap cheong are all there to be enjoyed as part of their high tea meals (weekdays $42; weekends $48) happening from 3:30pm-5:30pm daily. Through Jul 31

FOOD
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

FOOD
While there's an undying love for Goodwood's durian fiesta among Singaporeans, we're also excited about the durian offerings at Marriott Cafe. This year, they're running a durian-centric version of their highly popular local high tea buffet where you can try a slice of their durian strudel, durian swiss rolls and more. Through Aug 9

EXHIBITION
Enter the whimsical world of Yayoi Kusama at National Gallery Singapore, the first big-scale survey of her work in Southeast Asia. Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow curated by the Gallery's Russell Storer and Adele Tan, will showcase more than 120 paintings, sculptures, videos and installations spanning over seven decades—some of which have never been shown before. Through Sep 3

ART
Now that The O.P.E.N. is over, check out the 90 different talks, workshops, plays and other boundary-pushing performances at this year's Singapore International Festival of the Arts (SIFA). Through Sep 9

FOOD
After a great first run, local Szechuan cuisine pioneer Si Chuan Dou Hua is bringing back last year’s well-received vegetable-based menu. This time, expect dishes rarely seen in a Chinese restaurant, like the Portobello Mushroom with Truffle and Orzo Pasta served with Szechuan Chilli Sauce, served as part of a course menu ($78-$98) that is filled with meatless (not strictly vegetarian) creations. Through Sep 15

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

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

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