15 awesome things to drink, do and see in Singapore this week

Just another week in Singapore. This time, it’s filled with pop concerts, world-famous ballet acts and a psychedelic block party.

Mon, May 11

No taking it easy on a Monday, not when Katy Perry is in town for a one-night only concert with hit songs like “I Kissed A Girl” and “Firework”.

This edition of IPA Plug & Play shines the spotlight on young Vietnamese photographer Maika Elan, whose work photographing gay couples in Vietnam has won her several awards. 

Tue, May 12

The French are coming! Voilah! 2015 has everything from food markets, tasting sessions full of wine and cheese, as well as arts and music showcases, cultural discussions and French language film screenings. Today, there are exhibitions on French aviation featuring Saint Exupery, the author of The Little Prince at the Fullerton Hotel (9am-10pm), as well as a talk by the political cartoonist of Plantu & Miel at the Alliance Francaise (8pm).

Black Swan’s The Powder Room becomes a jazzy 1920s den with All That Jazz. The Steve McQueens will be performing their signature jazzy improv scat tunes. Plus, there’s a new cocktail menu to check out.

If wearing a spandex onesie is your thing, head to Zentai: Challenges to Subcultural Expressions, where a zentai artist discusses her projects and methods.

Wed, May 13

Two film fests start today: Endeavours Documentary Film Festival is showing feature-length and short documentaries by regional directors. On the roster today are two docus: The World’s Most Fashionable Prison (Philippines) about fashion workshops in a maximum security prison, and The Invisible Migrant (Singapore) about a young Bangladeshi worker to comes to Singapore in search of a better life. Then there’s the 25th European Union Film Festival with over 30 films like French gangster film The Connection, which is playing today.

Singapore Fashion Week starts today. Catch hot designers like Diane Von Furstenberg, or party it up with pop-ups like Tangs’ local designer showcase. For the lowdown, check out our post here.

A new wave of singer-songwriters perform at StageFright XVIII, with names like Ian Teoh, Neilly Smyth and Cosmic Cloud taking the stage.

Dempsey’s The Green Door launches a new BBQ menu. The Chillin & Grillin Party has tons of barbecued meats and Hendrick’s Cocktails. 

Telling Stories Live is back for another edition. This time, one of the speakers is a Singaporean mountaineer who will re-tell his story of surviving the recent devastating Everest avalanche in Nepal

Thu, May 14

The English National Ballet performs fantasy tale Le Corsaire,with jaw-dropping sets and costumes by Hollywood film designer Bob Ringwood. 

International quartet Suasion will play an intimate gig showing their acoustic roots that blends Swiss and Asian influences. They’ll be playing both covers and original music. 

Fri, May 15

Dutch DJ Dyro has taken the electronic scene by storm, being crowned the world’s No. 27 DJ by DJ Mag. Plus, this will be his first time in Singapore.

Heritage film exchange program, Kaki Lima Short Film Competition, brings George Town’s films to Singapore. The screening includes entries from the Open and Student categories like Irama Terakhir and My Island’s Best Kept Secret.

Fridays are all about parties. This Circular Road block party brings in electronica duo Bass Sekolah and DJ Raptah, who will take over the streets.