World Cup, Ultra Singapore, drag queen realness, and so much more

The dust is still settling, but at least our feeds won’t be flooded with all things Trump-Kim anymore. The world moves its focus onto Russia this week as we shift gears from all things political to sports for the FIFA World Cup. Good thing we’ve got a long weekend ahead of us. Speaking of which, Selamat Hari Raya to our Muslim brethren! For the rest of you, it’s non-stop action with Ultra Singapore returning for its third run, the first round of Peaches’ first amateur drag queen competition (read our interview with the producers here), and a whole smorgasbord of all things fun.
 

Thursday, Jun 14



Headquarters. Photo credit: The Council's Facebook page

PARTY
This enigma of a producer is currently based out of Seoul and has made a name for himself by perfecting the essential aural journey. His real identity may be up in the air, but one thing's for sure—SONS’ brand of music will appeal to lovers of trance, breakbeat and downtempo with a tinge of lo-fi sensibilities. Catch him at Headquarters on the eve of Eid. Jun 14

PARTY
Can't wait for Ultra Singapore? Egyptian trance legends Aly & Fila take over Millenia Walk's Avry for a massive four-hour set to give you a taste of things to come. Jun 14

PARTY
It's a public holiday eve, so what better way to get it on than with some of the cheesiest '90s hits and misses at this edition of OverEasy Orchard's Guilty Pleasures. Jun 14

MARKET
TGIF Bazaars returns to OneKM Mall for their third Ramadan Flea, where you’ll be able to splurge on accessories, apparel, essential oils, home decor items, antiques and collectibles, and of course, food. Through Jun 14
 

Friday, Jun 15



Ultra Singapore 2017. Photo credit: Colossal Photos

FESTIVAL
There’s a whole lot of future bass and trap producers coming for the third edition of Miami festival export, Ultra Singapore. Returning to the field open field beside Marina Bay Sands now known as “Ultra Park”, the festival sees huge names like RL Grime, Nghtmre, Slander, DJ Snake, Steve Angello, Above & Beyond, Aly & Fila and more. Jun 15-16

PARTY
As R. Kelly once said: "After the show, it's the after party". Top off the first day of Ultra Singapore 2018 with a night of one of the most influential house music producers, Fedde Le Grand, over at Avry. Jun 15

PARTY
Headquarters' night of celebrating DJs and producers from Singapore and the region, Foreign Affairs, returns; this time spotlighting one of Hong Kong's best. Having hopped on the city's underground music scene in 2012, Jo.D has carved a niche of playing a range of genres, from house and acid to electro and techno, and Hong Kong institutions like Oma and Social Room and festivals like Sonar Hong Kong. Jun 15

CONVENTION
For the very first time, you’ll be able to get inked by a real Kalinga tattoo artist—without having to hike up the mountains of rural Philippines. Traditional Kalinga tattooists will be traveling out of their country to participate in Singapore Ink Show 2018. The Kalinga tattooists' appearance aside, this year's edition of the annual tattoo convetion will feature more than 160 artists from over 23 countries. Jun 15-17

EXHIBITION
Singapore-based Taiwanese indie pop art illustrator and designer Billy Ma will be showcasing pieces from his Sexy Sin City series at casual French dining eatery Merci Marcel, as part of the restaurant's first-ever art exhibition. Each piece presents an otherwise provocative history of familiar Singapore neighborhoods juxtaposed against seemingly unassuming and less charming modern structures. Through Jun 15
 

Saturday, Jun 16


ART/PARTY  
Peaches' inaugural amateur drag queen competition, Drag Wars, kicks off with its first round this week. Watch as 10 hopeful baby queens battle it out to wow the audience and panel of judges to the top. There's no space for crusty queens in this one. Read our interview and find out more about the competition here. Jun 16

PARTY
Enter the techier side of trance with Polish music producer and head honcho of Mental Asylum Records, Indecent Noise, as he dishes out tracks like "War Cry", "The Darkside" and "Warsaw 2.0" at Canvas. Jun 16

WELLNESS
Kick off your Saturday by getting in touch with nature again. Head to Botanic Gardens on Saturday morning for an outdoor yoga class with one of Urban Yogis' guest teachers, Naoko. Jun 16

FILM
There should be no reason for not seeing The Notebook at least once in your life. Catch the unforgettable tear-jerking classic starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, over at at Canvas. Jun 16

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
Kult's newest exhibition Word will interpret written text in visual forms through artworks. Specifically, the artists involved were invited to interpret traditional scripts such as Arabic, Braille and Urdu. Through Jun 20

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

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, Jun 17



Camp Kilo Charcoal Club

FOOD/PARTY
Dress to the nines, or not; but Camp Kilo Charcoal Club is back with another edition of After Dawn: BBQ Block Party. While you wait in line for your BBQ delights to be ready, dance to the tunes of Sivanesh, William J, JustMack and JB. Or take part in carnival games like the Ping Pong Toss and Beer Bottle Ring Toss. Jun 17

PARTY
Watch the sunrise from the comfort of FOC Sentosa as the inimitable Aldrin takes you on an musical adventure with his tunes. Good vibes only. Jun 17 

EXHIBITION
Chinese New Year may be long over, but this new exhibition looks at the Chinese zodiac through the eyes of European artists. The internationally renowned Mazel Galerie from Brussels has commissioned The Great Race, a new exhibition that takes source material from the traditional Chinese zodiac. Through Jun 30

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
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