18 awesome things to do in Singapore this week (Jun 18-22)

Had a good rest over the weekend, or are your ears still ringing from two days of non-stop action at the third Ultra Singapore? Take some time to chill this week and unwind through films, comedy shows and exhibitions.

Monday, Jun 18

, 18 awesome things to do in Singapore this week (Jun 18-22)
Momentarium by Stephane Masson at Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time

The eighth edition of Singapore Art Museum’s annual family-friendly contemporary art exhibition explores the concept of time. Ten artists and art collectives from around the world have taken over SAM at 8Q for Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time, presenting immersive and interactive installations exploring the tales and theories that shape our memories and future. Through Aug 26

The Rocky Horror Show is arguably one of the greatest and longest-running cult films. Catch Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon get caught up in a creepy mansion owned by kooky scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter (played by Tim Curry), at Canvas. Jun 18

In Frida, Salma Hayek plays the late Frida Kahlo, a larger-than-life painter who became a legendary artist in Mexico. She often took the pains of a crippling injury and her turbulent marriage and turned it into art. Watch the biopic at Blu Jaz Cafe. Jun 18

Tuesday, Jun 19

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Japanese Cyclops Baby by Mister Edwards, at Kult Gallery’s “Word” exhibition

Kult’s newest exhibition Word will interpret written text in visual forms through artworks. Specifically, the artists involved were invited to interpret traditional scripts such as Arabic, Braille and Urdu. May Through Jun 20

Learn about the story of Pakistani female activist and youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai in the 2015 documentary, He Named Me Malala, at Workcentral Singapore. The film anecdotes the journey of her surviving a gunshot from a Taliban gunman who was a member of the organization that violently opposed girls’ education in Pakistan, who then became even more outspoken and eloquent in her quest. Jun 19

Catch everyone’s favorite drag queen comedian Kumar as he dishes out his usual antics, politically incorrect rants and Singapore issues-based jokes at Canvas. Jun 19

Wednesday, Jun 20

The M1 Contact Contemporary Festival returns for its ninth run, presenting 16 shows of 28 dance works from 14 different nationalities across six performance platforms. Through Aug 5

Up-and-comer from the London underground music scene, Janine Annice, will be at jazz club Cool Cats to lend her talents in R&B, chillwave and more to the newly opened South Beach venue. Jun 20-23

Chinese New Year may be long over, but this new exhibition looks at the Chinese zodiac through the eyes of European artists. The internationally renowned Mazel Galerie from Brussels has commissioned The Great Race, a new exhibition that takes source material from the traditional Chinese zodiac. Through Jun 30

Thursday, Jun 21

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Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City. Photo credit: Musee national des arts asiatiques-Guimet

Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City. Masterpieces of the Musee national des arts asiatiques-Guimet showcases more than 140 sculptures, watercolors, drawings, and historic memorabilia from the museum in France, for a detailed look into the magnificent history of Angkor. Through Jul 22

Goodwood Park Hotel’s annual durian festival returns with all-time favorites like durian puffs, crepes, strudels, ice cream and more. Through Jul 22

Peranakan Museum’s latest exhibition, Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography, delves into the Southeast Asian history of photography through the pictured lives of the Peranakan community in the region. Through Feb 3, 2019

Friday, Jun 22

, 18 awesome things to do in Singapore this week (Jun 18-22)
Haus of Gemini at Peaches

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Peaches’ inaugural amateur drag queen competition, Drag Wars, is back for its second round this week. Watch as the remaining nine baby queens battle it out to wow the audience and panel of judges to the top by coming up with a distinctive look using Nyx Cosmetics, in groups of three. Read our feature to find out more about the competition here. Jun 22

Part fashion show and part market bazaar, not-for-profit organization Runway Asia celebrates local fashion’s up-and-comers with a savvy platform to help showcase their latest collections. Over at The Hive Singapore, catch Singapore’s newest fashion entrepreneurs OliveAnkara, K Bella Swim, Lark and Peony, Mamedio and the wit and the will, amongst others, on the runway—then shop the looks after at the Marketplace Bazaar, where you’ll be able to meet the designers themselves. Jun 22

All eyes on Boat Quay, as Swiss-Vietnamese DJ Hibiya Line drops by Upstairs for Foreign Affair, the club’s night of celebrating DJs and producers from Singapore and the region. Hibiya Line, who founded underground club The Observatory in Hanoi, will be playing a deep house set all night long. Jun 22

It’s one thing to take a walk through hell at Haw Par Villa during the day, and a whole other experience if you go at night. The twilight tour of Haw Par Villa is back—check out the infamous 10 Courts of Hell, King of Ghosts, the upcoming Hell’s Museum and the Aw family memorials. Jun 22

Prolific quirky fashion icons and DJs Ginette Chittick and Linda Hao team up to take over Intermission Bar for a wacky night of indie dance and nu-disco. Jun 22

The next fitness instructor to helm the decks at Tuff Club is French DJ Lee van Dowski. Get your best gear on and work those legs to a soundtrack of uplifting electronic music. Jun 22