SG Weekend: 28 awesome things to do in Singapore (Jun 29-Jul 1)

One of the most exciting events we’re looking forward to this weekend has to be The Council’s Second Anniversary party. Not only are they taking the party out of their homeground in Boat Quay, they’re holding it at a yet-to-be-announced secret warehouse where temperatures are literally dropping to 0ºC. Talk about pushing boundaries and a great night out. But if you’re looking to ease yourself as we move into the new month, there are a couple of low-key events you can check out, like the inaugural edition of Actually Affordable Art Market at Camp Kilo, the Marvel exhibition at ArtScience Museum or an outdoor yoga class at Botanic Gardens. Otherwise, if you’re in your monthly planning mode, have a gander at our guide on all the hottest happenings in July here.

Friday, Jun 29

, SG Weekend: 28 awesome things to do in Singapore (Jun 29-Jul 1)
So Gelam Market

Kampung Glam’s So Gelam Market harks back on the good ol’ days of chill weekends where neighbors actually gathered round to chat and relax over food, drinks and entertainment by their friends. Baghdad Street will be closed off and turned into a happening street with colorful tents, fairy lights, and batik buntings. Yes, there’ll be food, drinks, snacks, artisanal lifestyle products and more. Jun 29-Jul 1

What a huge booking! American musical performer Lady Starlight, who’s best known for her collabs with Lady Gaga, as well as performances with acclaimed English DJ-producer Surgeon. She’s taking over the cage at Headquarters for her signature live techno show, as part of her Singapore debut. Jun 29

In celebration of The Fullerton building’s 90th anniversary, over 90 vintage, classic and super cars from around the world will be making an appearance at the very first Fullerton Concours d’Elegance event, where car enthusiasts, photography buffs and more will be down to immerse themselves in all-things automotive. Enjoy music performances, art installations and food from the Fullerton culinary team while you’re there. Jun 29-Jul 1

It’s one thing to take a walk through hell at Haw Par Villa during the day, and a whole other experience if you go at night. The twilight tour of Haw Par Villa is back—check out the infamous 10 Courts of Hell, King of Ghosts, the upcoming Hell’s Museum and the Aw family memorials. Jun 29

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Our favorite party people The Glory Hoes are back with another fun and high-energy film experience at The Projector. The film of choice for this edition is the 1982 award-winning comedy Tootsie, where the unsuccessful actor Michael Dorsey (played by Dustin Hoffman) disguises himself as a woman to land a role in a soap opera. As usual, there’ll be special cocktails and nibbles, and a raucous after party that follows. Jun 29

Whether you’re a passionate supporter of print, or just in search of a new coffee table book, the annual Singapore Art Book Fair is a good place to be. This year’s edition brings together 74 local and international exhibitors presenting a bumper line-up of art books, art catalogues, zines, monographs and more for your purchasing pleasure. Working on a limited budget? Head to the all-new Zine Room first, to browse zines at the library so you know exactly which independent creative you want to support. Jun 29-Jul 1

Hear professional storytellers share their true stories of dating, over at Kilo Lounge. There will be tears, laughter and contemplation, as they talk about the time they got played or tangled up in messy situations, a date that went surprisingly well or one that turned out with someone spilling drinks on each other. Through Jun 30

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

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

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

Saturday, Jun 30

, SG Weekend: 28 awesome things to do in Singapore (Jun 29-Jul 1)
Human Flow by Ai Weiwei

If you missed out the screening of Ai Weiwei’s documentary on refugees, Human Flow, don’t fret. The Projector is holding another one, complete with a post-film dialogue with Advocates for Refugees – Singapore. Read our review here. Jun 30

What?! It’s been two years? It sure doesn’t feel that way, but The Council is celebrating their second anniversary by taking the party out of the dark confines of Headquarters and into a secret factory location. Jonathan Kusama and Ulysses will helm the decks in one room for all yo house and disco heads while Julien Brochard, Deen and Cats on Crack get on deck duty for those looking for something a little deeper, darker and dirtier. We hear the venue’s going to be cold, like 0ºC cold, so bring a warm jacket with you. Jun 30

On the last day of the month, replenish yourself while having fun at the Fiji Water Wellness Village, a one-day only event held at Siloso Beach that promises to lift your mind, body and spirt. There’ll be sunset yoga sessions conducted by yogi Jasmine Chong, F&B stalls to check out and lucky draw prizes to be won. Jun 30

Kick off your weekend by getting in touch with nature again. Head to Botanic Gardens on Saturday morning for an outdoor yoga class with one of Urban Yogis’ guest teachers, Kathy. Jun 30

Local vinyl store The Analogue Room is back with their intimate OutIn music series, this time featuring electronic producer Intriguant. He’ll be doing improv over tracks from his full-length album, Recluse. Jun 30

Head up Emily Hill to experience what is touted as “the best African fashion event in Singapore”. Happening at Kult Kafe, Ashepa Lifestyle and OliveAnkara team up for AfriKafe, an event that seeks to introduce African culture to Singapore through food, fashion and music. Jun 30

One of Singapore’s biggest Latin acts, Havana Social Club, is taking over The Beer Factory for a night of infectious Latin music and salsa, as you sip on the watering hole’s unique selection of craft beers and housepours. They’ll also be screening World Cup matches. Jun 30

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

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

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, Jul 1

, SG Weekend: 28 awesome things to do in Singapore (Jun 29-Jul 1)
Photo credit: Camp Kilo Charcoal Clubs’ Facebook page

Camp Kilo Charcoal Club is serving some art realness with their first edition of the Actually Affordable Art Market, which allows locally-based artists to reach out to a discerning crowd. Everything’s going for $200 and below. Jul 1

Kick off the new month by getting in touch with nature again. Head to Botanic Gardens on Saturday morning for an outdoor yoga class with one of Urban Yogis’ guest teachers, Kathy. Jul 1

What’s better than a beach party? A fabulous one that goes on throughout the night, even though it’s a Sunday. The only LGBTQI beach party around, FOC Sentosa‘s Aquaholic Pool Party is one that’s off the charts with their drag queen performances, bottle promos and all-round good vibes. Jul 1

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

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

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

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