15 things to do, drink, see and eat this week in Singapore (Jun 29-Jul 3)

Quirky art shows, fried chicken trolleys and indie music shows. Here’s everything you need to keep your week busy. 

Mon, Jun 29

A rare solo show by Choo Keng Kwang, Reminiscence shows paintings of landscapes, animals and nature over the course of his career spanning the ’50s to ’80s, including post-war depictions of Singapore.

If you’re into acting, head to the Strasberg Acting Workshop, where you can learn about the practices of American actor and director Lee Strasberg.

Tue, Jun 30

Cocotte and Artichoke team up for another collaboration. Bird-Day Party is all about crispy fried chicken with a variety of sauces like kebab shop sauce, lardon aioli and roast chicken gravy.

Surrealist artist Fernando Adam and hyperrealist Paco Ferrando share an exhibition Sur/Real, which asks viewers to see beyond the fantasies depicted on the canvases. 

The closing night of Sombra Projects Open Studio features a round table discussion on social documentary photography with Aik Being Chia, Julio Etchart and Tom White and looks into the issue of migrant and domestic workers in Singapore.

Directed by controversial filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Taxi Tehran shows the director driving a taxi through the busy streets of Tehran to pick up various passengers who serve as conduits for provocative social and political discussion of Iranian social mores.

Wed, Jul 1

Mexican restaurant Muchachos reopens its doors with a souped up menu. Expect tacos stuffed with camarones and lengua, as well as California-style burritos and carne asada fries.

Planetary Soul: The Garuda Project emulates a solo version of Asia-based Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and composer Pablo Aldunate’s “Garuda Project”.

Thu, Jul 2

I Have A Room With Everything Too is a graphic design exhibition featuring over 200 printed materials, ranging from books and zines to catalogues and music album covers by designers such as Build and Brighten The Corners and Sagmeister & Walsh.

There’s also Just Talk Lah!, a roving photography exhibition (which is actually at Artistry for a month) with a public discussion component.

Getai Underground brings in underground bass and groove beats every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at Lepark for the whole month of July. There’s also a dedicated craft beer area on Sundays.

Fri, Jul 3

Australian producer Uberjak’d spins his electro-influenced sounds at the Dim Mak Party. He is joined by Krunk!, who is known for his combination of melodic breakdowns. 

Chinese artist Zhang Jian Ping’s presents A True Collection of Chinese Cultural Revolution Art Pieces, an exhibition that reflects his experience of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

GoLi, Singapore’s first inflatable roving theater, sets up beside NEX shopping center and shows Trick or Threat!, which tells the story of a bomb scare on the MRT. 

Local design fair MAAD Pyjamas is back with more original artworks, quirky products by local artists and creatives as well as performances by homegrown musicians.