17 things to see, do and eat this week in Singapore (Jul 20-24)

Check out the LKY Musical, geek out with coding or book yourself seats at a pop-up theatrical dinner. There’s never a dull week in Singapore.

Mon, Jul 20

Papers We Love #011 discusses the mechanics of computing and technology to see what inspires people to build or tinker with gadgets. It’s targeted at engineers and coders, but there’s a segment where layfolk can show off their coding masterpieces, too.

Tue, Jul 21

The Singapore Journey: 50 Years Through Stamps exhibition has specially selected stamps, philatelic materials and rarely seen original stamp artworks on show that document the city’s growth, tribulations and achievements through the years. 

Starring Adrian Pang and Sharon Au, The LKY Musical chronicles Lee Kuan Yew’s early days, tracing his college years to racial unrest in the 1950s and ending with Singapore’s independence in 1965.  

At Spoonful’s Semi Hands On Macaron Class, you’ll learn the basics of macaroon making and be able to decorate these pretty confections yourself.

Artistry plays host to Come Out to Play!—a night of live electronic music with local bands like Canvas Conversations, Zeekos Perakos and Ocean’s Children. 

Wed, Jul 22

If you’ve ever gone for an Urban Sketchers drawing session, you’ll want to attend this. The organization brings their symposium to town and gathers artists from all around the world who are experts at location drawing.

Japanese cocktail bar and music space DSTLLRY is having its official grand opening. It’s a night of Japanese bites, courtesy of the omakase menu, and bespoke cocktail creations by bartender Red Chuang.

Theater-meets-food at this pop-up theatrical dinner series. This time, STORIES is held at Fort Siloso and features a five-course modern Singaporean menu by chefs Malcolm Lee and Kenneth Francisco. Plus, the actors are performing stories and skits about Fort Siloso.

Under Armour’s fitness sessions are back and this time, you’ll be slogging it out with Innervate Fitness. There are warm-up drills, air squats, push ups and personal defense routines here.

Thu, Jul 23

The Straits Wine Company hosts an exclusive wine tasting event that features bottles of Sauvignon Blanc and New Zealand reds like the 2011 Pask Gimblett Road Syrah.

The second edition of The Fearless Path to Success has talks and presentations by sales strategist Yasmine Khater, the founder of Runaway Success, Thaddeus Lawrence and CEO of ConnexionsAsia Rosaline Chew Khoo. 

Local band The Observatory celebrates the launch of their new album Continuum with a debut concert. The album is full of the rich and layered sounds of Southeast Asian instruments and their dark electronica tunes.  

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow has both established and emerging names take the stage. Comedians include Andy Saunders, Dave Callan, Nick Cody, Urzila Carlson and ElbowSkin.

Fri, Jul 24

The Singapore Favorite Food Village is all about nostalgia and hawker heritage. This year, the focus in on Teochew dishes with celebrity chef Eric Low preparing the famed Teochew Opera Porridge.

The highly anticipated SG50 omnibus 7 Letters features seven of Singapore’s most acclaimed directors including Royston Tan, Tan Pin Pin and Eric Khoo, producing, writing and directing a segment each.

First Hand throws a charity gala dinner Midnight At Ascot with proceeds going towards the prevention of child trafficking in Cambodia. The night is pretty glam and also has a fashion show by fashion label Covetella and an art auction. 

LA-based DJ TJR is known for mixing original tracks with EDM favorites so expect an energetic gig full of funky EDM remixes at Zouk.