A tea festival, beer street party, beachfront BBQ and more

When it comes to events, it's the quality that counts. And this week, there's plenty of good ones packed with things we all love. From the return of Singapore Tea Festival and Sentosa GrillFest, to the very first 1664 Terrace Kronenbourg beer street party, we know we're in for a ride.

It's Trivia Night over at 1880, where you and up to five of your most knowledgeable pals get to show off all those random facts you've been amassing. Bottles of alcohol await the winning team. Jul 16

DJ, musician, designer, teacher Ginette Chittick is throwing her first solo exhibition, showcasing a tapestry of works using handspun yarn, wood and acrylic. The result? Something that defies easy definition (just like the artist). Titled This, That, it's the next showcase in Telok Ayer Arts Club's programming. Jul 15-Sep 5

Next on Tippling Club's Once Upon a Time guest bartender series is Pitchayapong “Tum” Joongklang from Bangkok's The Bamboo Bar, ranked eight on Asia's 50 Best Bars 2019. He'll be offering five drinks, that all showcase a different side of Bangkok. Jul 17

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

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

New all-day dining space Cheeky is swinging open its doors, and they're doing it with a bang. At their launch party, expect 1-for-1 beers, Happy Hour all night long, lots of food, bubble tea and plenty more to keep you fueled and filled. Jul 19 

The Singapore Tea Festival is back, heading East for its third and largest edition yet. Featuring over 50 tea brands and 16 masterclasses, the massive celebration by Teapasar will be happening at Jewel Changi Airport this time. Jul 19-21

The Sentosa GrillFest is here to set your weekends ablaze. Like past editions, expect plenty of BBQ eats and activities happening by the beach. Be sure to try the specially-made Siloso Saison Pale Ale, a refreshing beer brewed by Brewerkz exclusively for Sentosa, that's perfect when paired with grilled meats. Jul 19-Aug 12

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

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

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

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

It's time to head back to the Big Top again, as Cirque du Soleil’s own production, Kurios—Cabinet of Curiosities, premiers in Singapore as part of a phenomenal world tour. Be prepared to be spellbound by a fantasy period spectacle that's quite possibly the world's greatest show. Through Aug 18

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

The works of one of the biggest names in art today will finally land a spot in Singapore. Be sure to check out Japanese artist and cultural icon Takashi Murakami’s From Superflat to Bubblewrap, which will see a multitude of both new and iconic pieces be on showcase. Through Sep 14

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 

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

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

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

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

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