Street parties, outdoor exercise classes, film screenings and more

Did anyone else feel like this week felt longer than usual? Either way, we’re just happy that it’s coming to an end, which means boundless fun awaits. This weekend, catch the last few films being screened for the respective Italian and Mexican Film Festivals, pick up a new exercise routine at the Botanic Gardens or just party it up on Sunday at Esquina's day-to-night Little Havana Fiesta. But if you're in for a quieter, more intimate weekend with friends and loved ones, why not check out the new menus at some of our old favorite restaurants?
 

Friday, Jun 8



Tiger Street Food pop-up

FOOD
Staying true to their commitment of supporting local hawker heroes, Tiger Beer brings back their highly successful Street Food Festival, showcasing dishes like har cheong gai from Ah Tan Wings, shredded chicken porridge from Forum Hainanese Congee, laksa from Yam Mee Teochew Fishball Noodles and many more from the 15 participating hawkers. Jun 8

PARTY
French DJ-producer Francois K has come a long way to get where is today. He started out as a jazz drummer but switched to DJ-ing after failing to break through in his former profession. His career took off after he found himself signed to one of the greatest disco labels of the '70s, Prelude Records, where he then went on to learn how to edit music on tapes. He made a name for himself re-editing tracks fo Djs, and the rest was history. Catch him at Kilo Lounge. Jun 8 

FILM
The Italian Film Festival, brought to you by the Embassy of Italy of Singapore, boasts some of the best of Italian contemporary cinema; some of which have been featured at top film festivals like Cannes and Berlin this year. This edition also had a segment dedicated solely to film director Luca Guadagnino (remember Call Me By Your Name?) last weekend. Check out our picks here. Through Jun 9 

DRINK
The annual international charity event Negroni Week returns for its fourth consecutive year, promising a bigger and better event than ever with 70 bars participating in the seven-day soiree. These participating joints will pledge at least $1 to a charity of their choice for every Negroni or Negroni-inspired cocktail sold. Through Jun 10

FILM
The Mexican Film Festival, presented by the Embassy of Mexico of Singapore, The Projector and NUS Office of Alumni Relations, returns for its fourth edition, showcasing seven outstanding films born out of Mexico. Here are our picks. Through Jun 10
 

Saturday, Jun 9



M1 Contact Contemporary Festival 2018 - NAKA by Goh Shou Yi and Mai Kubota. Photo credit: Bernie Ng

DANCE
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. Jun 9-Aug 5

PARTY
Your favorite dynamic duo weelikeme and KiDG are taking over basement beer joint Hopheads for a night of unapologetic pop music, summoning the likes of '80s icons Kylie Minogue, Madonna and Culture Club, along with '90s drama kings and queens Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, among other noughties’ and present-day guilty pleasures. Jun 9

WELLNESS
If you've always wanted to get down to trying yoga or pilates, but can't decide, why not try a mix of both? Kick off your Saturday with a yogalates class, a blend of the two that combines the flexibility of yoga and the benefits of strength training in pilates, at Singapore Botanic Gardens. Jun 9

MARKET
Another TGIF Bazaar is happening, and this one’s a nostalgic one in collab with the Chinatown Business Association Singapore. Part of the regular street market from Smith Street to Trengganu Street, the two-day affair is prioritizing vendors of vanishing trades and local nostalgia—think kacang putih, snake charming, fortune telling, tarot card reading and more. You can also pick up artisanal made-in-Singapore products, specialty foods and bespoke trinkets. Jun 9-10

THEATER
After sold-out success in London, Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong, UK-based theater company Secret Theatre Project is finally coming to Singapore, bringing to locals their unique style of interactive theater. The experience essentially takes audience members on a high-budget theatrical production that can include anything from deciding a central character’s fate to journeying through a full-blown haunted house adventure. Through Jun 10

MARKET
TGIF Bazaars returns to OneKM Mall for their third Ramadan Flea, where you’ll be able to splurge on accessories, apparel, essential oils, home decor items, antiques and collectibles, and of course, food. Through Jun 14

EXHIBITION
Singapore-based Taiwanese indie pop art illustrator and designer Billy Ma will be showcasing pieces from his Sexy Sin City series at casual French dining eatery Merci Marcel, as part of the restaurant's first-ever art exhibition. Each piece presents an otherwise provocative history of familiar Singapore neighborhoods juxtaposed against seemingly unassuming and less charming modern structures. Through Jun 15

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. Through Jun 20

EXHIBITION/FESTIVAL
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

EXHIBITION
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
 

Sunday, Jun 10



Esquina's Little Havana Fiesta 2017

PARTY
Esquina's shutting down Jiak Chuan and Teck Lim roads for their annual alley fiesta, Little Havana Fiesta. The revelry starts from 3pm, where you can enjoy Bacardi cocktails and Cuban-themed bites like the Ropa Vieja (shredded flank skirt served with tomato sauce, yellow rice and fried yuca) and more, while you move your body to the sounds of Latin American and upbeat house music. Jun 10

FILM
Enter the whimsical world of shy Parisian waitress in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 2001 Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain. In her struggles with isolation, she decides to help others by doing small things to change the lives of those around her. Jun 10

WELLNESS
If that yogalates class on Saturday wasn't enough, you can go back to Botanic Gardens on Sunday morning for an outdoor yoga class with one of Urban Yogis' guest teachers, Naoko. Jun 10

FILM
Catch The Shape of Water by the fantastical Golden Globe winning director, Guillermo del Toro, on the big screen at Hood Bar and Cafe. It’s an out-of-this-world drama set in the Cold War era of the '60s that explores the unlikely relationship between a lonely janitor and a mysterious amphibious experiment the former discovers in a secret research facility. Jun 10

EXHIBITION
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

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

EXHIBITION
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