SG Weekend: 23 exciting things to do in Singapore (Jul 8-10)

We’ve got local films in theaters, shopping, parties, a concert and art festivals set to have you occupied for the upcoming weekend. 

Friday, Jul 8

Gallery & Bar and Altimate on Level 61 are celebrating their sixth anniversary, with their themed party, Jewel of the Nile. So make sure you come dressed to the nines and you’ll have your entrance fee of $35 waived and you’ll get a complimentary house pour drink. Jul 8

Leftbank ft. XHIN (CLR, Token) will be a showcase of electronic and techno music by Xhin (CLR, Tolken) and Gerald Ang (Soulmatters Recordings) at CATO. Jul 8

Boo Junfeng’s psychological drama Apprentice which competed in Cannes is now showing at Golden Village—it tells the story of a young correctional officer and a hardened executioner. Now in theaters

Gallery & Co is hosting their event, Books & Co. feat Koh Jee Leong, Alfian Sa’at & Ovidia at the National Gallery Singapore featuring prominent local writers who’ll read and share their works and experiences. Jul 8

Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro’s oyster festival returns for its fourth edition with the lofty title of World Oyster Festival, featuring more than 20 varieties. Prices are expected to start at $4 per oyster. Through Jul 31

Catch Ballet Under The Stars at Fort Canning Green, with performances of Blue Snow by Toru Shimazaki, Shadow’s Edge and Incomparable Beauty by Ma Cong, Bournonville Divertissements by the iconic August Bournonville and more. Tickets are at $30.
Jul 8-10

MAAD is celebrating its 10th anniversary, MAAD Pyjamas at the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore till midnight, promising more than their usual flea, art, design and shopping. Jul 8

The Wanderer’s Market is making its appearance at Wanderlust in Little India for two days with a showcase of artisinal goods, independent designers and more. Jul 8

Saturday, Jul 9

Catch SIFA precursor The OPEN’s big film component, with films like The Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschool Preoccupuied Preposterous inspired by the Hongkong Umbrella Revolution, the satirical The Treasure based on a modern-day Robin Hood and many more. For the full list, also check out our list of 8 gorgeous and socially conscious films on show in Singapore right now. Through Jul 9

This is your last chance to see I Know Why The Rebel Sings, an exhibition by Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian and it shows wartime images of humanitarian tragedies around the world.

Head over to Old Kallang Airport for another The Open event: Club Malam, a nostalgic rave with producers from Singapore, Germany and Indonesia. Through Jul 9

Sofitel So Singapore will be throwing an all vinyl pool party, Light, hosted by Eyes To The Front with music by DJs Oliver Osborne, Rocky Suave and more with specials on drinks. Cover charge of $10++ with a free drink before 4pm. Jul 9

Artistry, after hosting their previous tribute in February for David Bowie, will also host ConTribute Prince, bringing Purple Rain to life with their 1999-themed party. Jul 9

Sunset Deep Session Summer Heat Edition is a part of the LAZY BEATz Party series at BayWatch of Hotel Jen Orchard Gateway. Chill out to tech house, balearic chill and more by DJs Lazy Beatz (UK) and Sound Forest (Cloud of Silence) as you gorge on BBQ meals and cocktails. Tickets on Peatix. Jul 9

Vans and Nintendo 3DS Singapore have collaborated to throw a Game Over Party that’ll feature a Super Mario Bros. challenge, StreetPass and food and beverages to accompany the sale of their Vans X Nintendo collection and clothing in the Super Mario Bros. themed store. Jul 9

Join Nathan Hartono as he celebrates a decade in music with this show at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Jul 9

Check out the Atlantis Music Festival by Blackwhite Production at Wave House Sentosa, a pool-side party with guest DJ Borgeous. Tickets from $65, available here. Jul 9

Virgin Active Singapore is hosting Silent Fitness, a fitness session at Labrador Nature Reserve that’ll have noise-cancelling headphones provided by Silent Disco Asia to guide them through forest yoga, pilates and Zumba. Bring your own mats and reserve your spot here. Jul 9

Pop Up Yoga: Dhoby Ghaut Green held by Urban Yogis will be led by former competitive swimmer and runner Mun-Yi at $5 only. Make sure you book beforehand or else you’ll have to miss it. Jul 9

Sunday, Jul 10

Laugh Die You – The Karaoke is a stand up comedy standoff between Malaysia’s Joanne Kam and Singapore’s Kumar at the Resorts World Theatre, with celebrity host Gurmit Singh as the moderator. Get your tickets here. Jul 9-10

Mikeller’s Running Club had its first run early June, but you’ll have another chance to join in the fun if you missed the last one with the MRC Singapore #2, a 6-8km run with a special stopover at Druggists for runners to hydrate themselves with beer. Jul 9-10

If Becca D’Bus and the rest of the RIOT! crew have given you a taste for drag revues, then you’re going to love this. The stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race are coming to Singapore for the very first time as part of RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons: 2016 Extravaganza Tour. Jul 10

There’s a pop-up yoga: Botanic Gardens session led by founder Kathy Gabriel of Urban Yogis and Pop Up Yoga Singapore at only $5. Get your tickets here. Jul 10

Jean-Luc Godard, Disorder Exposed
directed by Céline Gailleurd & Olivier Bohler is making its Southeast Asian premiere at the National Gallery Singapore. It’s free but make sure you register to enjoy complimentary entry to Reframing Modernism exhibition. Jul 10