Though there aren’t any public holidays this month, there are still plenty of activities for you and your kids to enjoy, even after the June holidays!
Start off the month by celebrating the 4th of July with some good ol’ BBQ with the folks over at Summerlong or at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. Or, dance along to beats by French DJ Dimitri From Paris as you celebrate Bastille Day! Don’t miss out on the first ever Tiger District Party where you can grab your own limited edition Tiger Beer bottles, too.
Bring the kiddos to the Sports Hub Community Play Day, or a showing of the Broadway musical, Aladdin. Love cats? You’re in for a treat too.
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ION Orchard’s annual Culinary Creations is back for its fifth edition. Like its past iterations, you can expect a whole host of food deals and delights created especially for the event. This year, however, is especially special as it coincides with ION Orchard’s 10th year anniversary. Get your hands on the limited edition chocolate bar ($10), titled ‘A Decade of Wonders’, created in collaboration with local chocolatier Awfully Chocolate. If you’re expecting a simple, plain chocolate bar, you’d be sorely mistaken — it comes with 10 added ingredients including pistachios, raisins and hazelnuts.
You’d have to download the ION Orchard mobile app to find out the various deals available — which include, apart from unique creations, 1-for-1 purchases and discounts — and to redeem them. Before you leave the mall, make sure to head to level 3 as there will be a kaleidoscopic playground, from now till Sept 30, made with a dizzying mix of lights and mirrors that will definitely upgrade your ‘gram game. Head to ION Orchard’s website for more information!
Now till 28 July
ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, 238801
If you didn’t know already, the revamped Funan will reopen to the public on June 28! Local theatre company Wild Rice will be making the mall its home. To kickstart their opening, Wild Rice will be hosting the Young & Wildshowcase, Anything Can Happen / Something Must Happen, which will run from July 4 to 7. Those who managed to get their hands on tickets can look forward to a drama that delves into how a theatre show is staged! Originally at Funan, this local production will be relocated to Aliwal Arts Centre.
More information can be obtained via Wild Rice’s website.
Housewarming Season Wild Rice
4 – 7 July
Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal St, 199918
Need a date idea? Ballet Under the Stars is back for its 24th edition at Fort Canning Green! Spanning over two weekends (July 5 to 7, and 12 to 14), you can look forward to a series of performances by the Singapore Dance Theatre. The first weekend will see the staging of three contemporary fan-favourites — Evening Voices by Timothy Rushton, Linea Adora by Timothy Harbour and SYNC by Nils Christe.
The second weekend will see the highlights of some of the world’s most famous classical productions, including Giselle, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Get your picnic baskets and mats and enjoy the show! Tickets cost $40 each via Sistic and it is a free-seating, rain or shine event.
Ballet Under the Stars
Multiple dates – July 5 to 7, 12 to 14
Fort Canning Green, Canning Rise, 179037
Are you really as fit as you think you are? Well, here’s a way to find out at the Under Armour Test of Will challenge. Back for its fourth edition, the challenge will test the number of reps you can do in four exercises, with a time limit of 60 seconds each. It will be split into two categories — an Open category with three age categories (18 to 34, 35 to 44 and 45 and above) and the Elite category. The former consists of double rope slams, rope Russian twist, reverse lunges and rope pulls, while the latter ups the ante with the accompaniment of slam balls with reverse lunges. Participants will receive a goodie bag while the top performers will win both cash and non-cash prizes. Registration for the Open category costs $25 while the elite costs $35 per person via Test of Will’s website, where you’ll also find more information on the challenge and, if you need them, training tips.
Under Armour Test of Will 2019
6 to 7 July
Suntec City North Atrium, 3 Temasek Blvd, =038983
Fans of Cirque Du Soleil’s gravity-defying stunts are in for a treat as the circus is back in town to stage Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities. Follow inventor Kurios as he leads you into the Curio Cabinet to discover strange and unique inventions created in the 19th century. As with all Cirque’s performances, you are guaranteed a night of jaw-dropping action and entertainment. Tickets cost upwards of $89 each via Sistic.
Cirque Du Soleil Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities
6 July to 4 Aug
Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, 018956
One of South Korea’s biggest girl group Twice is back in Singapore for its third concert. Here to perform songs from their latest hit album Fancy You, the nine-member group will definitely be performing their comeback single Fancy, but we’re hoping that past favourites such as Cheer Up, TT and Yes or Yes will be performed as well. The concert is unfortunately sold out, but concertgoers can expect a night of aegyo (displays of cuteness) and fan service as the girls enthrall and mesmerise.
TWICE World Tour 2016 ‘TWICELIGHTS’ in Singapore
Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, 397691
NCTzens listen up. South Korean boyband NCT 127 is set to perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium as part of their Neo City – The Origin tour. Get ready as the group of 10 will sing and dance to its album Regular-Irregular, which was released last year. We’re also hoping that the doe-eyed members will perform tunes from their first full Japanese album, Awaken, that was released earlier this year. Tickets cost upwards of $168 each via Apactix.
NCT 127 World Tour ‘Neo City: Singapore – The Origin
Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, 397691
What could make a stroll by the beach with the sand in your toes better? The answer, according to the Pet Street Gang, is to have your beloved furry animal in tow. The pet friendly festival is happening at Palawan Green, Sentosa, where you’ll not only be able to enjoy the sunny, balmy weather and sea breeze with your pet, you can also meet other like-minded pet owners. Plus, there will be pet merchandise and feeds sold while you fill your tummy at the food stalls. There will also be expert talks and interactive games at the event. Admission to Pet Street Gang is free and you can buy the coupon booklet from $20 each via Apactix.
Pet Street Gang
20 – 21 July
Palawan Green, Siloso Beach Walk, 099004
If the live action movie couldn’t satisfy your craving for all things Aladdin, here’s another way for you to immerse yourself in the Disney masterpiece. You can expect a lavish production with over 300 costumes, amazing special effects and a breathtaking set. Plus, the show is a musical so you’ll find yourself singing along to soundtracks such as A Whole New World, Friend Like Me and Arabian Nights. Get set to be transported into the magical wonderland. Tickets cost upwards of $68 each via Sistic.
21 July to 1 Sept
Marina Bay Sands Theatre, 4 Bayfront Ave, 018973
If indie rock is your auditory poison of choice, then American band Death Cab for Cutie is a must-see for you when it comes to Singapore. While the Grammy-nominated group will be playing its latest album released in 2017 titled Thank You for Today, we’re hoping that the band will perform old favourites such as The New Year and The Sound of Setting. For one-night-only at Esplanade Theatre, the gig promises to be an intimate affair. Tickets cost upwards of $68 each via Sistic.
Mosaic Music Series: Death Cab For Cutie
Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Dr, 038981
We Singaporeans live to eat and we’re always looking for a good deal. Well, look no further than the Fifty Cents Fest held at the Chinatown Food Street. Priced at an affordable $0.50 a portion, this year’s festival, which is now in its fourth year, celebrates Hokkien cuisine where you can expect beloved classics such as kong ba pau (braised pork belly bun) and Hokkien mee. You can also expect a whole slew of other local delights ranging from savouries to sweets so you better go hungry. Admission is free and you can get more information via Chinatown Food Street’s website.
The Fifty Cents Fest
27 – 28 July
Chinatown Food Street, Smith St, 058938
Go wild on a night out at the first-ever Tiger District Party! Feast on signature Singaporean food such as bowls of hakka and wanton mee by district favourites Nam Seng Wanton Mee, Munchi Delights and more. Wash your meal down with a bottle of Tiger beer while you dance to local R&B funk and soul music by Astronauts and Abby Simone. Plus, grab a couple of limited edition Tiger district bottles too, featuring 20 neighbourhoods including Bugis, Holland Village, Tanjong Pagar and Yishun while you’re there!
Tiger District Party
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bunkerbunker, 120A Prinsep St, 187937
Come party at G Session 2019: Glochella, where you’ll get to enjoy design, fashion, music, arts and culture all in one! Dance to beats by DJ KiDG, or glow up with Abduct Cosmetics or choose to get something permanent with @of.gods.and.monsters’s Samuel Yar. Plus, try your luck at unlocking treasure boxes with amazing prizes to be won! One lucky winner will walk away with an air ticket to Yangon sponsored by Native + 3-night stay at Hotel G Yangon! Expect delicious mini fried chicken burgers and corndogs, and spiced rum cocktails by Bacardi Oakheart!
Staying late? Get an exclusive G Session room package is available for that night, where guests will be treated to 15% OFF room rates, an exclusive limited-edition G Session party kit that will include surprises from Mamonde Singapore, free parking and late checkout till 2pm*. Use the code <GLOCHELLA> to redeem!
G Session 2019: Glochella
7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Hotel G Singapore, 200 Middle Rd, 188980
Finding it difficult to celebrate Independence Day on Thursday? Then join Summerlong and Decker Barbecue at their Red, White & Blue Party on 7 July. Get ready for a fun-filled event featuring an exclusive menu, refreshing cocktails and exciting activities for kids.
Red, White & Blue Party
5 p.m. onwards
Summerlong, 60 Robertson Quay #01-04, 238252
Celebrate Bastille Day at Strawberry Space Open Air with French DJ Dimitri From Paris! In collaboration with Fat Fish Familia’s 4-year anniversary, dance to beats by DJs with influences from Funk, Soul, Disco and House. This event provides a platform for Singapore-based artists to share their works and for people to express themselves and share love & happiness.
Strawberry Space Open Air
2:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Wave House Sentosa, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, 099007
What’s a better way to celebrate 4th of July than to fire up the grill with a good ol’ backyard BBQ! Camp Kilo Charcoal Club and Decker Barbecue will be serving up some serious meat, along with Pabst Blue Ribbon Singapore and Angra Wine & Spirit Importers to get your drinking needs covered.
Plus, DJ KiDG will be spinning Funk & Soul, Rock & Pop tunes into the mix, to give you the perfect excuse for a mid-week party.
4th of July Beats, BBQ & Booze
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, 338987
Enjoy Sports Hub Community Play Day this July with your kids! Participate in different sports activities and make a splash at the bubble run. Don’t miss the glow dance jam too, and other activities that are perfect for kids of all ages to enjoy! Find out more about this awesome day out on their website here.
Sports Hub Community Play Day
Singapore Sports Hub, Stadium Boulevard, Kallang, 271003
Amongst Chun-Li, Ken and Ryu, who will you choose? Bring your A-game to this retro arcade bar and unleash your unstoppable combos at its Fight For Your Right – Street Fighter II edition. Register here if you think you got what it takes to be the ultimate street fighter.
Fight For Your Right – Street Fighter II
Nineteen80, 21 Tg Pagar Rd, #01-05, 044888
This year’s Aliwal Arts Night Crawl features programmes that fuse tradition and heritage with a contemporary edge. Be a part of the festivities by exploring the precinct’s past and present through different activities such as art and storytelling tours and multi-disciplinary performances. Also, check out the So Gelam Market where you can treat yourself to traditional and modern snacks and merchandise.
Aliwal Arts Night Crawl
Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal St, 199918
Check out Singaporean multidisciplinary artist Tan Oe Pang’s techniques, concepts and inspirations at his solo exhibition and launch of his limited edition art book, In Conversation with Tan Oe Pang and Goh Huck Heng in Singapore. You can definitely look forward to seeing 30 of his original artworks from his book, and a curated collection of oil paintings in a variety of different styles from his career throughout the years.
The New Age Renaissance – Book Launch and Solo Exhibition
From now till 7 July
ION Art Gallery, 2 Orchard Turn, 238801
Calling all feline lovers! Don’t miss this year’s cat festival, where you’ll be able to get together with other cat lovers in celebrating, learning and rallying support for these cute little furries.
Singapore Cat Festival 2019
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City, 237994
The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) will be hosting a symposium before the opening of a permanent gallery in Asian fashion and textiles. It’ll be bringing together directors and curators of leading fashion and textiles museums to share and discuss approaches in curating their new gallery. Come find out more about the rotating displays, national styles and individual designer creativity in this event.
ACM Symposium: Curating Fashion and Textiles
8 – 9 July
Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, 179555
It’s GSS season! Start off with Style Theory’s mid-year sale, where you’ll get to shop for more than 3,500 apparel pieces from its Infinite Wardrobe with sales to up to 90% off the retail price & more than 100 designer bags at up to 85% off the retail price, and more during this exclusive event. Don’t miss it! RSVP to get discounts.
Style Theory Mid Year Sale
5 – 7 July
100G Pasir Panjang Rd, Level 2, 118523
Don’t miss this year’s Hair For Hope 2019, where you can do your part in raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer.
Register to book a timeslot. For walk-in shavees, a minimum $20 donation is encouraged.
Hair for Hope 2019
27 – 28 July
Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, 098585
Enjoy a fun-filled day with your kids at Walk for Our Children 2019, organised by the Singapore Children’s Society. Participate in this walkathon along Sentosa beach, and enjoy the carnival activities, too!
Walk for Our Children 2019
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Palawan Green, Siloso Beach Walk, 099004
Don’t miss this year’s Latin Fiesta, hosted by Piedra Negra and Blu Jaz Cafe. Come enjoy the festivities, food and music. There’ll be buskers, margaritas and a lucky draw. Plus, the first 100 attendees will receive a free tequila shot on the house!
5 p.m. to late
Piedra Negra, 241 Beach Road, 189753
Mark this in your calendars! STREAT will be back with your favourite hawker creations, modern interpretations of local cuisine, plus an exciting line-up for workshops and live entertainment over the course of two days. You won’t want to miss this!
12 – 13 July
5 p.m. onwards
The Promontory@Marina Bay, 11 Marina Boulevard, 018940
Passionate about reducing waste, the use of single-use plastics and pollution? Then you’ll want to check this event out. In collaboration with Lush and Seven Clean Seas, gather with the rest of the community in raising awareness about this ongoing global problem. Stay tuned for their list of panelists on the event’s Facebook page.
Let’s Talk About Plastic Pollution
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WeWork (109 North Bridge Rd), 109 North Bridge Road, 179097
Singapore International Jazz Festival and Vamp Productions are partnering to bring Swede singer & songwriter José González back to Singapore! Don’t miss his trademark guitar work and sultry vocal melodies as he sings songs fresh off his February release of his 2019 album “Live in Europe” and others. Get your tickets here.
José González LIVE in Singapore
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road, 178907
Looking for a workout? Participate in Compressport’s community run, as hosted by RunSociety. Pick between two distances: the 5km or 10km run. Get your tickets from SpaceBib right here.
Compressport Run 2019
7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Gardens by the Bay East, 11 Rhu Cross, 437440
Throwback to the good ol’ days with Resorts World Sentosa! Revel in the kampong spirit and simple joys, as you gather at the Coliseum to enjoy live music and free-flow food and drinks. Feast on fresh fruits, such as mangosteens & rambutans and of course, the King of Fruits, including Mao Shan Wang and other varietals of durians. Plus, grab yourself some delicious street food, and cool off with fresh coconut water, while jiving to the songs of popular getai performers.
Good Ol’ Days
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Drink, Fest, Play at Game On! At The Quay! Clarke Quay Fountain Square will be transformed into an illuminated playground with neon installations and unique entertainment.
Unleash your inner child as we bring some all-time favourite games from Level Up, PONG Singapore and Holey Moley Golf Club Singapore with three nights of classic 90s arcade games and more. Plus, stand a chance to win $150 worth of Clarke Quay dining vouchers daily when you participate in their Top Score Challenge at selected game stations.
Game On! at the Quay
4 – 6 July
6:30 p.m. till late
Clarke Quay, 179024
The International Champions Cup (ICC) is back in Singapore this year, featuring stellar teams such as Manchester United, Juventus, Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur. Don’t miss your chance to see these teams and their star players, such as Harry Kane, Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo face off in these friendly matches at the National Stadium.
Get your tickets here before they’re sold out!
2019 International Champions Cup Singapore
20 – 21 July
National Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr, 397629
Local fashion label Biro, which is known for its Japanese-influenced designs, has partnered with artist collective Culturement to hold a recurring art exhibition outside the Shouten by Biro store in Mandarin Gallery. This was done to celebrate its latest collection, F.Classic, that uses a traditional Japanese loopwheel knitting machine from the early 20th century named Tsuri Ami. The machine is said to produce one metre of fabric per hour, making it a precious cloth known for its soft yet tough quality. Californian-based street artist Dee Jae Pa’este from the Culturement has created a series of works inspired by the collection (pictured) and they are currently displayed outside the store. The artworks are available for purchase at the store from $850 to $4,000. Moreover, Biro has announced that different artists will present their works monthly, making it a regular field trip for those who love art and fashion.
Shouten by Biro x Culturement
Now till 31 July
Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Rd, 238897
By Melodi Ghui + Sharlyn Tan, June 2019
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