Get back into the groove with parties, films, markets and more

It’s back to a normal full-week at work (the next long weekend will be in August). Whether you're still having Ultra Singapore withdrawals, or if you’re still recuperating from the insanely packed long weekend, there’s a whole bunch of parties, wellness events and films to take you through it. 

Friday, Jun 22

Mika Vogue (one of the Drag Wars contestants who made it to Round 2) serving up vogue realness last week. Photo credit: Peaches Club Singapore's Facebook page

Peaches' inaugural amateur drag queen competition, Drag Wars, is back for its second round this week. Watch as the remaining nine baby queens battle it out to wow the audience and panel of judges to the top by coming up with a distinctive look using Nyx Cosmetics, in groups of three. Read our feature to find out more about the competition here. Jun 22

Part fashion show and part market bazaar, not-for-profit organization Runway Asia celebrates local fashion’s up-and-comers with a savvy platform to help showcase their latest collections. Over at The Hive Singapore, catch Singapore’s newest fashion entrepreneurs OliveAnkara, K Bella Swim, Lark and Peony, Mamedio and the wit and the will, amongst others, on the runway—then shop the looks after at the Marketplace Bazaar, where you’ll be able to meet the designers themselves. Jun 22

All eyes on Boat Quay, as Swiss-Vietnamese DJ Hibiya Line drops by Upstairs for Foreign Affair, the club's night of celebrating DJs and producers from Singapore and the region. Hibiya Line, who founded underground club The Observatory in Hanoi, will be playing a deep house set all night long. Jun 22

Need a watering hole to enjoy the World Cup? Look no further and click here.

Well if you’re not a football kinda person, you can always turn to wrestling. And what better way than to watch athletes from Singapore Pro Wrestling (SPW) battle it out tackling world-famous and regional wrestlers on home ground? Lineup here. Jun 22

Headlining the return of Blackout Agency's Ritual party night is one of the pioneers of Tokyo's underground house music scene, Chida. With more than 20 years of moving partygoers and shaking dancefloors all over the world, including Berlin's infamous spot Berghain, he'll be hitting up The Substation for an intimate set of house and techno tunes. Jun 22

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 22

Prolific quirky fashion icons and DJs Ginette Chittick and Linda Hao team up to take over Intermission Bar for a wacky night of indie dance and nu-disco. Jun 22

The next fitness instructor to helm the decks at Tuff Club is French DJ Lee van Dowski. Get your best gear on and work those legs to a soundtrack of uplifting electronic music. Jun 22

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 23

Photo credit: Colossal Photos & EATMEPOPTART

Your favorite dynamic duo weelikeme & KiDG are back for their iconic Poptart night of indie-flavored everything, from The Strokes to The xx. Get your dancing shoes ready. Once again, they return to their old spot where they spent their formative years at Mad Monks, which then became Home Club, and now, Canvas. Jun 23

Taste more than 450 labels of sakes at the sixth edition of Sake Festival Singapore, happening for one day only at Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre. Jun 23

Wellness practitioners, teachers and fanatics, get ready for the ultimate yoga experience at Sentosa. The first of its kind, Yoga Fiesta SG 2018 will give you access to fusion yoga classes, lucky draws, a live debate/talk and more. Jun 23

"Why would you want to take part in things like this?" is probably one of the many things your non-active friends say whenever you've joined yet another race or physical challenge. Pay them naysaysers no mind (they'll never get it) and put your body to the test at Singapore’s very first road obstacle course Downtown Challenge at Downtown Gallery, where your strength, flexibility, stamina and balance will be challenged through two sets of six obstacles totalling up to a 200-meter course along Shenton Way. Each ticket comes with a door gift, event tee and a $10 Downtown Gallery cash voucher (finishers will get a custom-designed Spartan and Downtown Challenge finisher dog tag). Jun 23

Another month, another Sub City night for bassheads. The party is up at the second floor of Piedra Negra, where special guest from UK JAC and Zul of Subvert HQ — Singapore will smash the room with bass-heavy beats, alongside local DJs Senja and OMJ, alongside resident MC, Kane. June 23

Kick off your Saturday 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, Amy. Jun 23

We all love a great block party, and everyone's invited to one by tech co-living company Hmlet@Sarkies. Besides music and backyard games, there'll also be a an epicurean and craft market, with Kult Kafe and Claypots Full Circle in charge of feeding you, Trouble Brewing Singapore, Wines Online, Paper Lantern Distilling and East Imperial on booze duty and a couple of local crafters hawking their goods. Jun 23

Spirited Away remains one of the best animated films of all time. Epic soundtrack aside, this Japanese animated fantasy film has gone on to win numerous awards, including Best Animated Feature at the 2003 Academy Awards. Be captivated by 10-year-old Chihiro, who faces the task of working in the abandoned amusement park to free herself and her parents, who who were transformed into pigs when they stumbled upon the creepy park. Jun 23

Having Ultra Singapore withdrawals? Get a dose of in-your-face electro-house as Mackenzie Johnson aka MAKJ takes over Zouk's main room for one night only. Jun 23

Don't underestimate the power of meditation. Urban Yogis' Kathy is leading a class to help develop your own mindfulness meditation practices so you can take a more centered, calm and understanding approach to everyday life. Jun 23

Did you miss the Italian Film Festival earlier this month? The Projector has answered your calls for a rerun of Luca Guadagnino's first film of his Desire Trilogy series, I Am Love, which stars Tilda Swinton as a Russian matriarch and mother of three who meets Antonio, a skill chef and unfortunately, her son's friend, whom stirs something inside her. Jun 23

There's a whole lot happening over in the East. If you're looking to refresh your wardrobe, check out the models skating down the Summer Fashion Runway at Tampines1 as they don some of the latest offerings for summer, for ideas. Jun 23

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, Jun 24

Human Flow by Ai Weiwei

In commemoration of World Refugee Day, The Projector and the organizers of Refugee Awareness Week 2018 will be holding a day-long event involving a market bazaar at the Intermission Bar foyer, a screening of Ai Weiwei's Human Flow (read our review here) and a post-film dialogue and Q&A. Jun 24

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

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

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