An ice factory rave, food festivals and more lit parties than we can name

It's getting too hot here, perhaps that's why the idea of heading into a freezer sounds so appealing right now. And we're getting to do just that at the next ice factory rave by The Council—it's an excuse to bust out our dusty winter clothes too. And before that happens towards the end of the month, we're also throwing our very own glowing party on Jul 10, together with the folks from Hotel G. We'll see you at both dancefloors.   


Tiger Street Food Pop-up

DRINK
Craft bourbon Maker's Mark is bringing their distillery experience to Singapore, where four immersive rooms, a cocktail bar and a lawn lounge await. Drink up and feast on hearty American grub (it's 4th of July after all) all within the confines of a charming colonial bungalow in Orchard. Jul 3-6 

FOOD/DRINK
Choose: taste exquisite whisky with beef or seafood at the Highlands Malt Whisky Trail, where two separate 5-course pairing dinners await. Meat lovers will enjoy the cuts at steak specialists Bedrock Bar & Grill, while at Pelican, whisky gets paired with lobster for a unique experience. Jul 3 & 4

PARTY
It’s gonna be lit (literally) at Clarke Quay’s central fountain square, as some of the area’s most playful concepts gather to throw a neon-soaked bash. At three-day game party Game On! At The Quay, find a pop-up illuminated playground filled with retro arcade game machines, beer pong tables, and wacky mini golf set-ups that'll make us all feel like kids again. Jul 4-6

PARTY
Witness a night of musical innovation with A-Trak, "The World’s Greatest DJ" as endorsed by Kanye West. The unprecedented master of turntablism will be gracing the decks of Ce La Vi for one night only. Expect an evening of ground-breaking hits as he seamlessly merges various genres, bridging links between hip hop and electronic music. Jul 5

PARTY
Folks from Bedok to Ang Mo Kio, Punggol to Queenstown—wherever you may reside, it’s time to represent your ‘hood at the very first Tiger District Party, happening on the open grounds of craft beer bar BunkerBunker!!. Besides beer (of course), there'll be hawker grub and live local bands to complete the evening. Jul 6

CARNIVAL
It's Singapore Road Safety Month this July, and to kick things off, a RoadSense Carnival is taking over the Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. Watch stage performances, take part in a remote-controlled car race, or just show up for the free popcorn and candy floss. Everyone wins. Jul 6 

PARTY
Bar Rouge Shanghai is taking over Bar Rouge Singapore with The Original, their signature party series where resident DJs Keint and John Avolio will be bringing all the mischief and mayhem they're known for onto the sky-high dance floor. Jul 6

PARTY
Esquina is taking over Jiak Chuan road for a San Fermin Alley Party, where everyone's welcome to come dressed in white t-shirts (or a bull) and to feast on $10 food and drinks while the DJ spins. Make sure you do it right and get your shirt stained in red wine. Jul 7

ART/FESTIVAL
Lively performances, music and plenty of activities are coming to Telok Blangah. Both Sides, Now, first started back in 2013 as a community engagement project, aims to normalise end-of-life conversations through the arts. Bring all your close friends and loved ones. More info here. Through Jul 7

MARKET
Refresh yourself and your Instagram feeds while shopping for your favourite beauty products at the very first L'occitane Beauty Market held in Southeast Asia. There, go from station to station and encounter various experiences, all themed after the natural allure of a farmers market. Through Jul 9 

PARTY
This is one you won't wanna miss. We're throwing a party together with the good folks of Hotel G for G Session 2019: Glochella, where design, fashion, arts, music and culture blends into one mega bash. With make-up and tattoo booths, plenty of good eats, spiced rum cocktails by Bacardi Oakheart, lucky draw prizes including a free trip, DJ sets by KiDG and more, you know it's gonna be lit. Jul 10

PARTY
The mid-week bump ceases to exist as Ce La Vi presents Diamond Life Feat. Juicy M. Be entranced by the electro tunes of the most followed female DJ on Facebook, and who was founded by Armin van Buuren. Get your necessary dose of cutting-edge beats. Plus, ladies, it is a night dedicated to you. Jul 10

ART
Next on Telok Ayer Arts Club's programming is Topographies, a solo exhibition, publication and performance art piece by Jason Lim. He brings his body of work first produced for Kjerringoy Land Art Biennale last year, and mashes it into something new and thought provoking for audiences here. Through Jul 11 

EXHIBITION
For the first time in Singapore, budding artists and art lovers alike will be able to get a glimpse of Indonesian artist Vani Hidayatur Rahman’s eye-catching artworks. Titled Victory March, the acrylic painter’s solo exhibition will take place at Ode To Art, showcasing 15 new art pieces centered around three themes—harmony, humanity and time. Through Jul 11

FOOD
The Good Ol' Days are back at The Coliseum, where plenty of street eats and drinks, and especially fleshy fruits the likes of durian, mangosteen and jackfruit await. Come enjoy it like they did last time—free-flowing and shared with fellow kampung folk. Jul 12

FOOD
Taking the lead at Singapore’s Food Festival is Streat, back with satisfying hawker creations and modern interpretation of local cuisine. Don’t miss out on mod-Sin tastes brought to you by FatPapas Burgers and Shakes, Artichoke, The Feather Blade and more, as well as tipples concocted by Origin Bar’s pop-up. Jul 12-13

PARTY
Free-lovin party people Fat Fish Familia returns with its next art, fashion and music bash Strawberry Space, and this time, expect an open-air revelry at Wave House Sentosa. Besides groovy tunes, expect live interactive art, pop-up stores offering food and drink, plus activities to keep it going all night. Jul 13 

ART/FESTIVAL
Now in its seventh year, the Aliwal Arts Night Crawl is back to take you on a multi-disciplinary art adventure with a series of unique events and exhibitions that illuminate Kampong Glam’s past and present. Go on tours, check out exhibits and shop at a hip night market, all in one evening. Jul 13

FILM
Come with an open mind and catch a curated selection of five films at The Projector's Pink Screen, that all surround the topic of gender inclusivity and fluidity. Take a sneak peek at what awaits in our mini guide hereThrough Jul 13

CONCERT
Multi-talented, Grammy-winning songwriter and certified Beautiful Soul Jesse McCartney will make his live debut here after 15 long, McCartney-less years. Expect to hear all the classics ("Beautiful Soul", "She's No You") along with his newer hits "Wasted" and "Better Than You". Jul 14

FOOD
There never needs to be a reason to gorge on durian, but Goodwood Park Hotel gives a mighty good one every year regardless. Come celebrate their annual Durian Fiesta, this time with six new exquisite D24 durian desserts, four perennial favourites, and a majestic appearance from the Mao Shan Wang in a mousse and a jumbo-sized puff. Through Jul 14

CONCERT
Bazzi, the 21-year-old behind Billboard charter “Mine” is making his Singapore debut at the Star Theatre. Not to be missed, the pop/R&B rapper/singer-songwriter quickly rose to fame when a portion of “Mine” from his 2017 debut album Cosmic became a meme on the internet. Jul 17

DRINK
French beer brand Kronenbourg is taking over the streets of Emerald Hill for a street party. At 1664 Terrace, expect three days of live performances, games, photo booths and of course, plenty of imbibing. Register before you head down for a free bottle of 1664 Blanc and limited-edition desserts. Jul 18-20

PARTY
British DJ/producer Gareth Emery is bringing his chart-topping, enthralling set to Zouk, so get ready all you trance fans for one epic night of non-stop dancefloor action. Hong and Che'Molly on deck support. Jul 20  

MARKET
Round up your fluffiest rascals for Pet Street Gang, happening on the shores of Sentosa’s Palawan Beach. With over 80 stalls to stop by, both you and your furry friend will be spoiled with treats and merchandise, as well as fun contests and games to take part in. Jul 20-21

FILM/FESTIVAL
State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters, a follow-up to January's film fest of the same name, will once again bring together a collection of classic Asian horror flicks like 1954's original Godzilla, OG Malay scare fest Sumpah Orang Minyak, and even newer ones like HBO's anthology FolkloreThrough Jul 21

THEATRE
Catch works surrounding the theme of poverty at the annual M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival. Various plays, a masterclass and even an experiential workshop on poverty awaits, so spend your dollars wisely (on tickets) and gain a deeper understanding on this important societal issue. Jul 24-Aug 4 

CONCERT
90’s rock veterans Death Cab For Cutie returns for the second time since their 2016 gig at the Coliseum. For one night only, the American indie rockers will take on the Esplanade Theatre with smash hits “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” and “Soul Meets Body”. Jul 25

THEATRE
Patient X is escaping the hospital, and you're welcome to join her as she goes on a rollercoaster ride of emotions in La Mariposa Borracha, The Drunken Butterfly. From encounter to encounter, cry, laugh and dance with her at this playful performance. Jul 26-28

PARTY
The temperature's freezing, but warm bodies are colliding in a euphoric, beautiful mess—yes, it's time once again for a much-anticipated The Council Ice Factory Rave. So gear up in winter wear, get ready for a surprise line-up, and buy your tickets fast; it's gonna be literally the coolest party in town. Jul 27 

FOOD
For your annual dose of affordable Hokkien cuisine, 50 Cents Fest returns for its fourth consecutive year with more than 40 stalls and mobile vendors in tow. Select authentic Hokkien dishes such as the Cha Gay Ah, Hei Zho and local favourite Ang Ku Kueh. Jul 27-28

BOOK/FESTIVAL
Annual literary festival Read! Fest sets sail with the theme of Voyage for this next edition, inspired by this year's bicentennial celebrations. Over a hundred programmes exploring subjects that revolve around the Singlit past, present and plausible future narratives, as well as a retelling of the Singapore story await. Through Jul 28

EXHIBITION
For a blast of true nostalgia, check out 87-year-old veteran photographer Lim Kwong Ling's next show, Portrait of Home. His black and white works demand patient, pensive observation, and pays off with a powerful mental image of how life back in Singapore in the '60s and '70s was. Through Jul 28

TALK
In conjunction with Pink Fest, Hotel G is collaborating with Prout for G Talk Singapore: Queer Loneliness: Why do we not talk about it. Be a part of a revolutionary conversation on one of the most prevalent issues among the LGBTQ+ community: mental health. Expect a mind-opening evening with panel representatives from from Sayoni, Your Head Lah! and Heart Knocks Counselling. Tickets hereJul 31

FESTIVAL
Immerse yourself in all-things Peranakan at The Peranakan Festival, where cultural talks, a literary showcase and, of course, plenty of Nyonya dishes entice you to learn and indulge in the amazing culture of the Straits Chinese community. Through Jul 31

THEATRE/FESTIVAL
The M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Artful Play by the bilingual The Theatre Practice returns for its sophomore edition on Waterloo Street, with an even more diverse line-up as its inaugural show. Over 15 fun and playful programmes await. Through Sep 1

EXHIBITION
The National Gallery’s next big exhibition, Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990s, is a comprehensive, bold and provocative one. Comprising 142 art pieces by more than 100 artists from 12 countries in Asia, the artworks confront social, economical, cultural and political issues that plagued Asia during those three decades. See our guide to the highlightsThrough Sep 15

EXHIBITION
See pieces of China's modern haute couture juxtaposed against art from Asian Civilisations Museum's own art collection at Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture, an exhibit inviting guest to contemplate the reimagining of the Chinese aesthetic. Through Sep 15 

EXHIBITION
Food packaging—beautifully crafted plastic wraps, carton boxes, tin cans and more that inform, entice and make you wanna fork out dough you don't have. But is that all there is to it? Journey through the history of modern day food packaging in Singapore at the National Museum's Packaging Matters exhibit, and you just might find a renewed appreciation for all them compelling coverings. Through Sep 15

EXHIBITION
The ArtScience Museum’s next big showcase is a whimsical one sure to be a hit with all audiences. Leading us all through the rabbit hole is Wonderlandwhich celebrates all the intrigue of Lewis Carroll’s timeless universe, and invites you to step through the looking glass for an immersive museum experience. Our guide to the exhibition hereThrough Sep 22

EXHIBITION
Another massive exhibit over at the ArtScience Museum is Floating Utopias, an exploration of the hot-air balloon and how its (literal) ascension has impacted our world. Come discover its storied history through over 40 artworks, including eight large-scale air-filled sculptures. Through Sep 29

EXHIBITION
The glittery Ion Orchard is celebrating its 10th birthday, and everyone's invited to partake in a celebration of awesome food deals and plenty of Insta-worthy moments at their pop-up Kaleidoscopic Playhouse. Expect a mirror room built using almost 300 reflective surfaces, free for all to enter and snap away. Through Sep 30