Stay cultured with new art exhibits and a Pulitzer Prize-winning play

Take it slow and head over to new art exhibitions starting this week, such as 87-year-old veteran photographer Lim Kwong Ling's next big showcase Portrait of Home, or make sure you get tickets to catch riveting Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, that's running for only a week. Whatever you choose to do, just get out there.


The Moon

BOOK
Head over to quaint bookstore and cafe The Moon, where the Queer Women's Book Club is having their next reading. This time, the focus falls on graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison BechdelJun 17

FILM
The next edition of Popcorn Pop-up Cinema takes place at Bar Canary, smack in the middle of Orchard Road for your viewing convenience. This time, they're screening 2008's Mamma Mia!, a romance musical anyone can easily bob along to. Jun 18

PARTY
Lof-fi beats, anime tracks, hip hop tunes and a solid drink in hand—what more can we ask for? Come for another Mid-Week Chill sesh at White Label Records where the weekdays just seem to fade away. Jun 19

FOOD/DRINK
It's local jazz sensation Jeremy Monteiro's 59th birthday and he's celebrating it by counting down to his big day with you. There'll be a special three-course meal curated by the man himself, some bites, craft beers, wines, and of course, a great music set from the seasoned performer and band. Jun 19 

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. Jun 20-Jul 28

PARTY
It's time for another Tuff Club session and a very special one at that. Back to Life NYC and guest DJ Preditah will be helming the console all evening, making sure you work hard to burn all those calories on the dance floor. Jun 21

THEATRE
Wag the Dog Theatre's next production is a riveting one, a staging of Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, which confronts taboo topics of love and sexuality with great finesse and humour. Happening at the Drama Centre Black Box. Jun 21-29 

FOOD
Gemmill Lane's secret supper series, the Jeremmy & Friends Supper Special at Le Binchotan, is back to satiate your late-night munchies, starting with a bang thanks to a collab with microbrewery Level33. Fill up on elevated comfort favourites and mark your calendars for more guest chef collabs happening on certain weekendsThrough Jun 29

PARTY
Beat the heat at a wet and wild extravaganza unlike any other. From Fri-Sun for the whole month of June, the Adventure Cove Waterpark will play host to Splash Bash, where team watergun fights, Zorb ball water races, and lager-than-life ice cream props arrive to take your theme park experience up several notches. Plus, live DJ sets to amp up the fun. Through Jun 30

DRINK/TRAVEL
The Whisky Festival at DFS is back, this time, with their first-ever pop-up bar (till Jun 10) at Changi Airport Terminal 3. Learn more about the aged spirit while sniffing on vaporizers and sipping on samples of your choice—pick from brands like Bruichladdich, Compass Box and Glenmorangie—all while vibing to live jazz hits on certain dates. Through Jun 30

FESTIVAL
Why go to the beach when the beach is coming to you? At Life's a Beach Party, the iconic fountain at Bugis Junction will be transformed into a sandy summer lounge, decked with sunbeds, party food vendors, an outdoor cinema and even a bazaar, all to be enjoyed while homegrown musicians Benny and Allie seranade you every weekend. Through Jun 30  

CARNIVAL
After the big bonanza that is the Pokemon Go! Safari Zone organised by Sentosa last month, the resort island will be playing host to a massive Pokemon Carnival next, just in case you didn't manage to catch 'em all. Happening at the Sentosa Cove Village this time, there'll be regular Pikachu parades, themed games, movie screenings and more. Through Jun 30    

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 

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

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

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

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