23 fun things to do in Singapore this week (Jul 2-6)

While you’re dreaming away about the next long weekend, which will come in the form of National Day, soldier through the coming week with a bout of exhibitions, films and, if you haven’t already caught it, The Lion King musical. And if you need to scream your stresses away, there’s always Emo Night happening mid-week.

Monday, Jul 2

, 23 fun things to do in Singapore this week (Jul 2-6)
Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests

Dutch artist Theo Jansen is sending his prized Strandbeests to our shores. In fact entirely non-living, his world-renowned creatures made of PVC and wood are powered by wind, and spend their days moving gracefully across beaches (hence their name, which translates to “beach animal” in Dutch). Head to the ArtScience Museum for an exclusive look at this new species, where you can look at “fossils” of past beests, and even walk alongside 13 original Strandbeests. Through Sep 30

Oh, geez… if you think you know all things Rick and Morty, put it to the test and join in this trivia night at The Armoury Craft Beer Bar. Jul 2

Chase away the Monday (and Tuesday) blues with some smooth tunes performed by Australian jazz legend James Morrison live at newly opened entertainment venue Cool Cats at the NCO Club. Jul 2-3

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

Tuesday, Jul 3

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Photo credit: Celine Dion’s Facebook page

We don’t know what we did to deserve this, but finally, after decades of releasing numerous number one hits we have all memorized by heart, Celine Dion is finally making a stop in Singapore for her Celine Dion Live 2018 Tour, which will also kick off Marina Bay Sands’ 2018 Sands Live concert series. Tickets may be sold out, but we’re sure you’re resourceful enough to find one elsewhere. Jul 3-4

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. Jul 3

2018 has shaped up to be a fantastic year for Marvel. Besides the two epic movies releasing to staggering global success, they’re also presenting Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes at ArtScience Museum, which delves into the science and tech behind the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe. Through Sep 30

Wednesday, Jul 4

, 23 fun things to do in Singapore this week (Jul 2-6)
Photo credit: EMONIGHTSG’s Facebook page

Another month, another Emo Night. Now a regular series happening every first Wednesday of the month at their latest shindig, pull out those studded belts and waterproof eyeliners for a nostalgic night of all your favorite tear-inducing emo and punk music of your not-so-serious years. Adulting is hard. Jul 4

Rejuvenate yourself this mid-week with a calming sunset flow yoga class over at The Hive’s rooftop space with Cheryl from Eat, Train, Love, instead of drowning your sorrows in alcohol. Jul 4

Camp Kilo is teaming up with Decker Barbecue celebrating America’s independence day for backyard BBQ, serving up a mish mash of surf-and-turf items like Brisket Burnt Ends, smoked pork belly, prawns, fish “sole” and more. KiDG from eatmepoptart will be on deck duties to provide a soulful and funky soundtrack for the day. Pabst Blue Ribbon and Singapore and Angra Wine & Spirit will also be concocting a selection of special cocktails on the day as well. Jul 4

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

We’re just as excited as you are about the return of The Lion King to our shore for its 20th anniversary It’s been more than two decades since the epic musical film about lions in Africa first came into our lives, and again in 2011 when the musical made its Southeast Asian debut. Immerse yourself in the magnificent world of Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Mufasa, Timon, Pumba and company when it returns for a two-month run. Through Aug 26

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

Thursday, Jul 5

, 23 fun things to do in Singapore this week (Jul 2-6)
Pam Oei in Faghag as part of SIngapore Theatre Festival

W!LD RICE’s annual Singapore Theatre Festival (STF) is returning this month with a line-up of eight original world premieres by our island’s own. Check out our picks for the sixth STF here. Jul 5-22

Everything that director Wes Anderson touches turns into an impeccable visual treat of symmetry and pastel colors, married into a quirky storyline with idiosyncratic characters. While it may seem formulaic to some, you can’t deny that he brings something fresh in all of his films. The 2014 comedy film The Grand Budapest Hotel centers around a concierge who ends up working with one of his employees to prove that he’s not guilty of a murder he did not commit in said hotel. It won many awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), and even more nominations for a couple of other illustrious awards.. Jul 5

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

Friday, Jul 6

, 23 fun things to do in Singapore this week (Jul 2-6)
Winning group from Peaches’ Drag Wars Round 2

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Another week another drama, drama. Peaches’ inaugural amateur drag queen competition, Drag Wars, returns for its third round this week. Last weekend, we saw military realness, peaches and cream fishy-ness and an alien invasion at the club. The remaining eight will battle it out as they impersonate Spice Girls and Little Mix in groups of four. Read this to find out more about the competition. Jul 6

Disconnect to reconnect: join Australian-based yoga teacher Emma Ceolin Yoga as she leads a two-hour Yoga for Anxiety workshop at Yoga Inc. Jul 6

Lisbon-born producer Switchdance, who cuts his teeth as a resident at Portugal’s hottest nightspot Lux Fragil, is bringing his brand of goa-like melodies and percussive drum beats to Upstairs while Haan holds the techno fort in the main room. Jul 6

Have a knack for dancing? Head over to Kult Kafe and join in Salsa Under The Stars, where you can join in a 45-minute beginner Bachata workshop with guest instructor Max Ahmad and Cheryl Qiao Rou, followed by a free-for-all party supported by guest DJ Ashish and resident DJ May May, who’ll be switching things up throughout the night with Bachata, old school Salsa, cha cha, reggaeton and Kizomba tunes. Jul 6

German duo Monkey Safari is bringing their brand of house music to the skies at Ce La Vi for one night only. Jul 6

The Singapore Zoo will be transformed into a lush and luminous universe to mark the attraction’s 45th anniversary this year. Experience Rainforest Lumina for yourself, where a whole stretch of tropical rainforest will be lit with multimedia visual effects come nighttime. You can even spend your night there by a campfire, if you so wish. Jul 1 onwards