A familiar street party that's moving out of its Keong Saik home, a farm-to-people festival, a bunch of LGBTQI film screenings at The Projector and more

It’s almost been a week but we’re still reveling in The Council’s Second Anniversary icy night-to-morning rave over at Tuck Lee factory last weekend. Alas, all good things must come to an end, but we can only hope that there’ll be more to come. Nevertheless, this weekend has its fair share of parties, the third round of Peaches’ inaugural drag queen competition, wellness classes to rebalance your mind and more.
 

Friday, Jul 6



Winning group from Peaches' Drag Wars Round 2

DRAG 
Another week another drama, drama. Peaches' inaugural amateur drag queen competition, Drag Wars, returns for its third round this week. Last weekend, we saw military realness, peaches and cream fishy-ness and an alien invasion at the club. The remaining eight will battle it out as they impersonate Spice Girls and Little Mix in groups of four. Read this to find out more about the competition. Jul 6

WELLNESS
Disconnect to reconnect: join Australian-based yoga teacher Emma Ceolin Yoga as she leads a two-hour Yoga for Anxiety workshop at Yoga Inc. Jul 6

COMEDY
Catch everyone's favorite drag queen comedian Kumar as he dishes out his usual antics, politically incorrect rants and Singapore issues-based jokes at Canvas. Jul 6


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PARTY
Lisbon-born producer Switchdance, who cuts his teeth as a resident at Portugal's hottest nightspot Lux Fragil, is bringing his brand of goa-like melodies and percussive drum beats to Upstairs while Haan holds the techno fort in the main room. Jul 6

DANCE
Have a knack for dancing? Head over to Kult Kafe and join in Salsa Under The Stars, where you can join in a 45-minute beginner Bachata workshop with guest instructor Max Ahmad and Cheryl Qiao Rou, followed by a free-for-all party supported by guest DJ Ashish and resident DJ May May, who'll be switching things up throughout the night with Bachata, old school Salsa, cha cha, reggaeton and Kizomba tunes. Jul 6

PARTY
German duo Monkey Safari is bringing their brand of house music to the skies at Ce La Vi for one night only. Jul 6

TALK
Authors Cyril Wong and Tania De Rozario, together with spoken word poet Gabbi Wenyi Ayane and Sean Foo of “Dear Straight People” will be discussing the importance of LGBTQI literature in Singapore, and what it means to have voices and stories from the community heard within and beyond, at BooksActually's "How Peculiar Is Our Writing" event. Jul 6

THEATER
W!LD RICE’s annual Singapore Theatre Festival (STF) is returning this month with a line-up of eight original world premieres by our island’s own. Check out our picks for the sixth STF here. Through Jul 22

EXHIBITION
Prolific Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee is known for his fashion spreads and celebrity shoots, and he’s currently in Singapore to showcase portraits of 150 out and proud people from the LGBTQI community here for Out in Singapore, which he shot over last weekend (Jun 30-Jul 1); as part of the continuation of his Out in Japan photo series. Through Jul 29

MUSICAL
We're just as excited as you are about the return of The Lion King to our shore for its 20th anniversary It's been more than two decades since the epic musical film about lions in Africa first came into our lives, and again in 2011 when the musical made its Southeast Asian debut. Immerse yourself in the magnificent world of Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Mufasa, Timon, Pumba and company when it returns for a two-month run. Through Aug 26

EXHIBITION
2018 has shaped up to be a fantastic year for Marvel. Besides the two epic movies releasing to staggering global success, they're also presenting Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes at ArtScience Museum, which delves into the science and tech behind the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe. Through Sep 30
 

Saturday, Jul 7



Urban Ventures Vol. 9. Photo credit: Urban Ventures' Facebook page

PARTY
The eponymous Urban Ventures is back, but it's moving out of Keong Saik Road for the first time. The street party will see live DJs, group street yoga, F&B offerings, live performances, Underground Market and a myriad of quirky fringe activities for its 10th edition. Jul 7

WELLNESS
If you've always wanted to get down to trying yoga or pilates, but can't decide, why not try a mix of both? Kick off your Saturday with a yogalates class, a blend of the two that combines the flexibility of yoga and the benefits of strength training in pilates, at Singapore Botanic Gardens. Jul 7

WORKSHOP
It’s one thing to read about sustainable living, and another to actually practice it. Learn how to grow your own vegetables with a couple of urban farming experts at The Living Centre. Jul 7


WELLNESS 
We're probably too old to work our way to become Singapore's next top ballet dancer, but it sure isn't too late to ensure we have good posture. For many who are chained to their desks in office jobs, stiff necks and sprained backs can be a problem because of poor posture. That's where barre classes come in. If you want to give it a go, Virgin Active is holding a slew of complimentary Les Mills classes over at Urban Park at Tanjong Pagar Centre, which includes their latest Les Mills Barre session; a 30-minute modern take on classic balletic training that's meant to shape and tone postural muscles and build core strength through a combo of cardio and strength training. Jul 7


PARTY
Aldrin is back at Kilo for one of Singapore's longest running club night, ONE. This music series has made a home in many nightlife institutions since its inception at Zouk in 2003. Jul 7

NETWORK
It can be a little daunting to find a job that truly embraces diversity and is inclusive. Chope is pulling together a little career fair called Proud Spaces, featuring a couple of local and international companies who value inclusivity and diversity, like Airbnb, ShopBack and The Lo & Behold Group, in their workplaces, regardless of gender or sexual identities. Jul 7

PARTY
Bingo Players—once a duo that included the late Paul Baumer—helms the decks at Bar Rouge Singapore for a bouncy night of electro house. The "Rattle" DJ-producer from Netherlands has played at some of the biggest festivals, including Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland and Coachella. Jul 7

FESTIVAL
Learn how to live and eat sustainably at Sprout, Singapore's largest and first farm-to-people festival, happening at Suntec. A glorified farmers' market? Nah. Here, more than 50 local exhibitors, ranging from farm growers and urban farming to artisanal good and specialty food come together for a thoughtful cause.. Jul 7-8

FILM
As part of PinkFest—the fringe activities segment leading up to Pink Dot—The Projector is organizing their own little LGBTQI film festival, screening four films over four weekends for Pink Screen. Jun 7-8, 14-15, 20 & 22

EXHIBITION/FESTIVAL
Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City. Masterpieces of the Musee national des arts asiatiques-Guimet showcases more than 140 sculptures, watercolors, drawings, and historic memorabilia from the museum in France, for a detailed look into the magnificent history of Angkor. Through Jul 22

DANCE
The M1 Contact Contemporary Festival returns for its ninth run, presenting 16 shows of 28 dance works from 14 different nationalities across six performance platforms. Through Aug 5

EXHIBITION
The eighth edition of Singapore Art Museum’s annual family-friendly contemporary art exhibition explores the concept of time. Ten artists and art collectives from around the world have taken over SAM at 8Q for Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time, presenting immersive and interactive installations exploring the tales and theories that shape our memories and future. Through Aug 26
 

Sunday, Jul 8



Level Up

MARKET
Everyone’s favorite bar-cade Level Up is holding a flea market from 4-10pm and the sweet deal is—there’s no rental cost. If you want to take part, all you have to do is spend a minimum of $100 on food and drinks, and put in a $50 deposit the week before; one booth can be shared with up to three people. For the shoppers, going by the nightly demographic at the bar, expect your influencer types and fashionistas hawking off their pre-loved goods. Jul 8

TOUR
The Singapore Zoo will be transformed into a lush and luminous universe to mark the attraction’s 45th anniversary this year. Experience Rainforest Lumina for yourself, where a whole stretch of tropical rainforest will be lit with multimedia visual effects come nighttime. You can even spend your night there by a campfire, if you so wish. Jul 1 onwards

FOOD
Goodwood Park Hotel's annual durian festival returns with all-time favorites like durian puffs, crepes, strudels, ice cream and more. Through Jul 22

EXHIBITION
Dutch artist Theo Jansen is sending his prized Strandbeests to our shores. In fact entirely non-living, his world-renowned creatures made of PVC and wood are powered by wind, and spend their days moving gracefully across beaches (hence their name, which translates to “beach animal” in Dutch). Head to the ArtScience Museum for an exclusive look at this new species, where you can look at “fossils” of past beests, and even walk alongside 13 original Strandbeests. Through Sep 30

EXHIBITION
Peranakan Museum's latest exhibition, Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography, delves into the Southeast Asian history of photography through the pictured lives of the Peranakan community in the region. Through Feb 3, 2019