With street performances, live jazz, poetry readings, theatre, and more than 40 events, Singapore Festival of Arts 2018 is an all-out celebration of diverse art forms from different cultures – so be sure to catch the rest of it this month. We’ve got our eye on The Blues Project, a boundary-pushing tap dance performance from acclaimed American performer Michelle Dorrance and her troupe. Another highlight? Playlist #1 from Ballet Preljocag from France, in which fairytales and Parisian haute couture are intermixed with choreographic repertoire. View all programmes here.
Until 12 May, 2018
The leading summer event in Paris for the past 30 years, the elegant and secret Le Dîner en Blanc dinner party is well on its way to Singapore. This year’s SG edition will take place a secret location, and guests will feast and celebrate amidst live music, dance and good company. Many may spend weeks in advance to plan out delicious menus and their white ensemble. Sign up online.
12 May 2018
Poland Shiok! is a culinary and cultural galore that brings the best of Polish arts, dining, film and happy hours to our Little Red Dot. Polish dumplings anyone? Gorge on all sorts of Polish delights across various restaurants around Singapore this month and end the celebration with a bang at the Poolapalooza Poland Shiok! closing party on Siloso Beach.
Until 13 May, 2018
The Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay has been magically transformed into a whimsical town covered in tulips (even the roofs). Behold over 90,000 vibrantly coloured tulips of more than 40 varieties at Tulipmania 2018. That’s not all – perhaps the most bizarre inhabitants are the giant sculptures feeling right at home among the floral displays. As a part of Tulipmania, sign up for a tulip-themed cupcake workshop and learn how you can win a trip to Amsterdam here.
Until 13 May 2018, 9am to 9pm
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Running out of things to do with your energetic toddler? Singapore Art Museum‘s got your back. This 2018 Children’s Season, dive into sensory play and arts and crafts with your little learner at the Toddler Art Workshops series, conducted by Jelly Bean Attic at SAM. Don’t mind the mess – just have fun! And remember that sensory play is a great way for kids to explore and strengthen their motor development. Toddlers will get to take home their unique creations. Suitable for children ages 18 months to 3 years.
13 May, 2018, 10.30am to 11.30am
SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen St, 188535
Forget ‘Netflix and chill,’ and watch a movie on the beach with friends instead, thanks to Peroni Sunset Cinema. Take your pick from films like Molly’s Game, Wonder, Breathe, Battle of the Sexes, and more. Every ticket comes with wireless headphones and a deck chair. Relax with a tropical drink in hand and tuck into freshly prepared coastal cuisine. Arrive early to chill with friends before the feature film, and bask in the Instagrammable beach setting at dusk. Check out the film schedule and book tix here.
Until 14 May 2018, multiple timings
Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa
Take stock of the European Union Film Festival, where you can catch esteemed films from Austria, Romania, Denmark, the UK, and other countries. Be transported worlds away, from the heart-wrenching love story starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy in Breathe and the dark comedy portrayed in The Treasure, to the touching tale of Russian occupation in Vienna as told through a 9-year-old girl in Fly Away Home. Bonus: Don’t miss Fragments, a collage of ten stories celebrating the diversity of Southeast Asian independent cinema, presented as a EU-Singapore-ASEAN special collaboration. See film schedule here.
Until 20 May 2018, various timings.
National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, 178957
Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is proud to present the return of its much-loved Shakespeare in the Park series – with Julius Caesar. Directed by Guy Unsworth (Hand to God), and inspired by images of the G20 and N.A.T.O summits, this production sees Shakespeare’s political thriller brought to life against the backdrop of global current affairs. Ambition, power, and greed collide as the leaders of the R.O.M.E 7 countries gather. Plots to assassinate the ever-ambitious Caesar are hatched. Are his conspirators truly doing a righteous deed? Or is chaos and defeat inevitable? Book your tickets via SISTIC or the SRT website.
Until 27 May, 2018, 7:30pm
Fort Canning Park, River Valley Rd, 179037
Based on the 2001 box office movie hit starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde The Musical, is THE must-see feel-good show of the season. The snappy, new production from New York features updated contemporary choreography, lighting, costumes, sets and exciting video elements, with Maris Fernandes as the iconic Elle Woods. Tix are available on the Marina Bay Sands website.
May 10-27, 2018, multiple timings
Mastercard Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Ave, 018973
By Hazel Joanne, Jenny Tai and Cheryl Lim