ArtScience on Screen
Born out of the pandemic, the Museum’s flagship programme acquaints you with some of Singapore’s most prominent and promising artists and filmmakers through a series of micro-commissioned films. Check out Lei Yuan Bin’s LATE SPRING, a 5 minute homage to great film legend Yasujiro Ozu’s film of the same name, and $alary Day by local filmmaker Madhavan Ram, which screens until 10 July, depicting a day in the life of a migrant worker.
ArtScience on Screen happens online until 31 July.
Oyster Polling Day
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In a more exciting version of Polling Day, you get to vote for your favourite candidate, where those in running are—no points for guessing—oysters! Safe distancing is still the mandatory thing to do, so book your spot because predictions are in that this is going to be a tight race.
Oyster Polling Day happens 10 July, 12 – 10:30 pm at Humpback.
BBQ Beef Burger Giveaway
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Who would say no to free burgers? In celebration of the diner's opening alongside Capitol Building's 87th Anniversary, 87 portions of BBQ Beef Burgers would be given away this Saturday. You read that right. Simply post a picture of the burger, tag @capitolkempinski on Instagram to redeem. Valid for dine-in only on first come first serve basis and limited to one redemption per pax.
BBQ Beef Burger Giveaway happens 11 July, 11:30 – 8 pm at Broadway American Diner.
Binge Yeon Sang-ho
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What's as exciting as theatres finally reopening their doors next week is the arrival of Korean zombie movie sequel Train to Busan: Peninsula. Since we can't view it just yet, why not refresh your memory of Train to Busan, and catch other titles by director Yeon Sang-ho? There are several animations and shorts, but live-action Psychokinesis is available on Netflix.
Train to Busan: Peninsula hits theatres 15 July.
Jazz in July
Esplanade's annual staple event is back—online for the first time. That's 24 unique pairings of 43 jazz artists that call Singapore home, ranging from fresh Mosaic Jazz Fellows alumni to esteemed jazz stalwarts. Performances are livestreamed on Esplanade Offstage and Esplanade’s Facebook page, with vocal performances from Saturdays to Mondays and instrumental duos the rest of the week.
Jazz in July happens online daily at 8pm until 31 July.
Socially Distanced Parties
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Again, before you start irresponsibly congregating at bars, get the arcade bar and discotheque's home experience with Bottle Packages complete with mixtapes, or jump on the weekly livestream sessions on the respective outlet's Twitch channels. Tune in to NINETEEN80’s Together Forever: The Stay Home Boogie for the good vibes of the '80s-'00s, or Pinball Wizard's Superduperfly: The Stay Home Bounce for a healthy dose of hip hop.
#SGOutrunCovid Virtual Race
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Turn your weekly exercise into a good deed by simply clocking a minimum distance of 1km for your walk or run and sending a screenshot of the total distance covered and duration of activity from any fitness tracking devices, mobile apps or treadmills to #SGOutrunCovid's Instagram page via direct message. New Balance will donate 50 pairs of shoes to local frontline medical workers for every collective 10,000km clocked, up to 350 pairs of shoes. Participation is free and multiple submissions are welcomed.
#SGOutrunCovid Virtual Race happens until 8 August.
Murder At Mandai Camp
You lead a team of investigators to bring light to the gruesome circumstances surrounding the death of a young recruit during a typical outfield exercise at Mandai Camp. A perfect murder or urban legend brought to life? It's not your typical Zoom play for sure. With real-time messages straight to your phone, log evidence and clues to connect the dots and discover the ultimate truth. Tickets are Pay As You Wish from SGD15.
Murder At Mandai Camp happens online 26 – 28 June, 10 – 11 pm.
Ice Cream Sundays x Darker Than Wax: Open Door Online
With all parties happening virtually, the online version of Open Door collab between Ice Cream Sundays and Darker Than Wax may seem no different. Except it totally is. Besides partnering with Lion Brewery Co and NO SLEEP CLUb for choice drink packages to enjoy IRL, the party space is recreated on Habbo in the likes of a certain Golden Mile Tower carpark so your Habbo avatar can do all the sick moves you could never.
Ice Cream Sundays x Darker Than Wax: Open Door Online happens 28 June, 2 – 8 pm.
Global Goal: Unite for Our Future
Hosted by Dwayne Johnson and featuring Shakira, Coldplay, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Quavo, J Balvin and more, this livestream concert, campaign and summit is more than just big names. With the aim to strengthen health care systems globally so no minority is left behind in this pandemic, join global leaders and top artists including Hugh Jackman, Charlize Theron, Forest Whitaker, David Beckham, Salma Hayek Pinault, Billy Porter, Diane Kruger, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and more to play your part.
Global Goal: Unite for Our Future happens online 27 Jun, 8 pm SGT.
Yogafest Virtual 2020
To extend your journey towards Yoga guru stage, the yearly Yogafest has also gone online, for 14 Days this time. As many gyms and studios are still preparing to reopen, avail yourself to 120 classes by world iconic experts and local renowned teachers, including a 12-hour immersion of back to back (!) yoga on weekends. 20% of ticket proceeds are donated to Covid-19 charities.
Yogafest Virtual 2020 happens online 20 June – 3 July.
Singapore Heritage Festival
As PM Lee has sublimely put; just as the generations before us persevered through their times, the current pandemic is but the crisis of our generation to overcome. With this spirit, it seems timely to look back on the past to appreciate what we have today. Happening from the safety of home because we shouldn't recklessly run outside just to welcome Phase 2, find over 80 programmes from virtual guided tours and live-streamed demonstrations to online dialogue sessions, podcast tours, and short films that spotlight our valued places of heritage.
Singapore Heritage Festival happens online every weekend until 5 July.
Singapore Stands Up Again
Laughter is the best medicine and God knows we need such therapy in these dark times. By banding the nation's talents together for one night, including our favourite features editor Wayne Cheong (no, we're not biased at all), the online event is geared to help you chuckle the boredom and blues away.
Singapore Stands Up Again happens 19 June, at 8pm.
Yoga As One With PURE
As part of International Day of Yoga, Pure Yoga is hosting a livestream yoga class that's free for all. Not only would it be good to finally clock in a workout now that people will be starting to see you beyond the zoom frame of your face, by joining in, you might just help with the studio's additional aim of getting Singapore into the Guinness World Records for the most viewers for an Online Yoga Class.
Yoga As One With PURE happens online 21 June, 3 – 4 pm.
Digital Shilin Singapore Festival
The guys behind Artbox (and Eatbox earlier this year before the Circuit Breaker) do not want you to miss out on the Taiwanese night market experience by bringing it into the comfort of your home. By segmenting the integrated online space according to its mantra—Eat, Shop, Play, Fun, the four zones feature over 100 of your favourite pop-ups from last year. Together with live streamed performances and games, the digital event helps you #SupportLocal businesses and artists and HAS BUBBLE TEA.
Digital Shilin Singapore Festival happens 12 – 14, 19 – 21 June, 12 – 11 pm.
The Virtual Conscious Festival 2020
As the environment sees the greatest effects of the pandemic, the sixth year of this green discussion presents a wider global collective by going online. Tune into a series of talks, panels and workshops from key industry authorities, brand founders and activists. Covering wellbeing, lifestyle, beauty, fashion, business, food and art, it's time to #GetWoke about how to better practise responsible and sustainable living. Tickets start from SGD25.
The Virtual Conscious Festival 2020 happens 12 – 14 June, 3 – 10 pm.
Celebrate World Gin Day
This Saturday gives you another excuse to drink up. Singapore’s newest online alcohol retailer SELECTS is offering a 15% discount on all single bottles of gins. This includes #SGUnited All Star Gins—a bundle of Brass Lion Distillery’s signature Butterfly Pea Gin, The Orientalist Spirits’ Gunpowder Gin distilled with Taiwanese gunpowder tea, and Tanglin’s Orchid Gin. Need we say more?
Celebrate World Gin Day happens until 17 June.
Greatest Rojak Rumble
Local celebrities, international comedians and championship wrestlers fighting it out online? That's one thing we can look forward to this weekend. This free to watch eight-hour livestream features performers like singer-songwriter Nathan Hartono, singer-songwriter iNCH, Netflix star Fakkah Fuzz, and the Singapore Pro Wrestling SEA Champion Andruew ‘The Statement’ Tang. Hosted by comedian Sam See, the best part about the fight of 30 players is not just for the title, but to raise funds for Project Belanja, an initiative helping migrant workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Greatest Rojak Rumble happens 6 June, 4 pm on Facebook.
Music For A Cause 2020
Singapore's first and only altruistic music festival never seemed more timely. With the return of 12 Music For A Cause alumni, including Jack and Rai, MICapella, 53A, SHYE and Charlie Lim, raising funds isn't just clicking a donation button. Not only will you get to enjoy intimate performances from these top local music talents and interact with them on the virtual meet and greet happening via live chat, work with Love Action Project and National Youth Council Singapore on going causes #FundAHawkerXFrontliners and #FundAGig.
Above & Beyond
The bad news is online tickets are already sold out. The good news is this is your second chance to catch the English trance trio if you missed them last year with door entry available (based on club capacity).
Above & Beyond happens 6 March, from 10 pm at MARQUEE.
Break out your inner hippie because Singapore's first carbon-neutral music festival is back. FOALS, Blond:ish and more will be gracing the garden and sunshine stage, with visual arts and interactive activities taking over the space, so get ready to party green.
Garden Beats happens 29 February, from 1 pm at Fort Canning Park.
Potato Head X Singapura Dub Club
Every first Sunday of the month, Singapore's fabulous burger place joins forces with Singapura Dub Club and Suka Suka to throw a reggae party on its rooftop. With DJ ALX from Portugal and DJ Rushmo from South Africa amongst the lineup, expect Caribbean flavour throughout the night.
Potato Head X Singapura Dub Club happens 1 March, from 5 pm at Potato Head Singapore.
Backyard Barbeque and Beats
The fifth edition and the first one for the year returns. Tuck into the legendary Siri House Mac and Cheese, Grilled Tiger Prawns and Wagyu Tri Tip all fresh off the grill. That on top of free-flow wine, breezy beats and the beautiful backyard space of Dempsey Hill.
Backyard Barbeque and Beats happens 1 March, 11 am – 6 pm at SIRI House, Dempsey Hill.
Meatsmith Telok Ayer Turns 5
Who doesn't love a birthday party that involves meat? To thank everyone for the support, Meatsmith is throwing one hell of party featuring a behemoth 'Sideways Burger' filled with classic dishes exclusively available on that day only, and other crowd favourites.
Meatsmith Telok Ayer Turns 5 happens 29 February, 2 – 10:30 pm at Meatsmith Telok Ayer.
Silent Disco Asia
Teaming up with CÉ LA VI, this tourist attraction that's rarely opened for public events gives you a 360 degree birds-eye view to party in a conscientious way.
Silent Disco Asia happens 22 February, 10 pm – 2 am at Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck.
Streetscape of Singapore
See the country from an off-kilter perspective with Singaporean artist Zhu Hong's interpretation of the city's many nooks and corners. And where better than in the heritage building of The Fullerton Hotel?
Streetscape of Singapore happens until 28 February at East Garden Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
The couples don't get to have all the fun. In the fifth edition of anti-v day part, expect cheeky games, a wall of wildest fantasies, a wheel of naughty and the iconic bash-your-ex piñata. Best dressed stands a chance to win up to SGD300 dining vouchers and adult toys from The Hedonist Store.
Anti-Valentines Day happens 14 February, from 9pm at Lucha Loco, 15 Duxton Hill.
The Billboard-charting DJ and Dim Mak Records founder is back to close the first month of this new year. We won't need to list out the Grammy nominated artist has collaborated with, or the amazing space inside this carnival-esque club because all online tickets are already sold out. You can still try your luck with door tickets available.
Steve Aoki happens 31 Jan, from 10 pm at Marquee.
Almost into its fifth decade, the dynamic showcase presents 'Colours of Harmony' this year. Opening with the electrifying 200 m long firecrackers, see 6,000 volunteer performers in this celebration of multiculturalism alongside stunning pyrotechnics, traditional art, and light display.
Chingay Parade happens 31 January – 1 February from 7 pm at F1 pit building.
River Hong Bao
The largest Lunar New Year event is back choreographed fireworks, interactive ig-worthy installations and plenty of entertaining performances. Don't miss out on the intricate handmade lanterns, fringe activities and a Chingay cross-over.
River Hong Bao happens until 1 February, 2 – 11 pm at The Float @ Marina Bay.
Istana Open House
Once home to Singapore's British governors and now office of the current President, The Istana is a site of national significance. Its grounds will be open on the second day of Chinese New Year.
Istana Open House happens on 26 January, 8:30 am – 6 pm at The Istana.
Singapore Art Week
The yearly visual art celebration has a lot going on this year, from the famous Art After Dark to the launch of the new Cuturi Gallery. Immerse in traditional art like a discourse in Chinese ink painting or experience it in the engaging Aliwal Urban Art Festival.
Singapore Art Week happens until 19 January across various locations.
Light To Night Festival
The fourth edition continues to shine literal light across five celebrated historical and cultural landmarks. Following the theme 'Invisible Cities' from Italo Calvino's novel, the event features interactive installations like Optical Maze and large-scale live-action escape game experience True Lies: Secrets of the Gallery among the full day to night programme.
Light To Night Festival happens until 19 January, 10 – 12 am at Civic District.