Food festivals, parties, and enough markets to bankrupt you by mid-May

Look forward to a wholesome weekend ahead filled with farmers markets, wellness festivals, the return of the Geylang Serai Ramadhan Bazaar, and the tail end of RWS Street Eats and World Gourmet Summit. Once you’re done stuffing your face, Cocktail Fest and a host of boozy parties await—you know, for you to retox after that (alcohol) detox.

 

Friday, May 10


THEATRE
The next Pangdemonium production dives straight into the complexities surrounding #MeToo. Written by local playwright Ken Kwek, This Is What Happens to Pretty Girls finds its weight in real accounts from over 100 women and men Kwek interviewed. Read our interview with him here. May 10-26

MARKET
Whether you're a vintage purveyor or a casual flea-goer, the Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market will have something for you. Find a horde of booths hawking all things vintage—haute couture, home decor, keepsakes, jewellery, vinyl records and more. Live DJ acts will be manning the decks as you grab deals left and right, keeping entertainment at a high throughout. May 11

PARTY/MARKET
Part club night, part sneaker con, Drip is Bar Rouge’s first-ever sneaker night in partnership with Sole Superior and Patron. Come at 6pm for the urban apparel vendors like Slickies and Freshly Pressed, and the live sneaker cleaning station; then stay on through the night as DJ Rattle and Mr. Boo drop the best hip-hop and RnB beats to get your freshly shined kicks grooving to. May 10

PARTY
This Is The ‘90s takes over Cherry Discotheque for a night of your favourite ‘90s bangers—from Backstreet Boys to Britney, TLC to Tupac and Biggie—accompanied by stirring visuals from classic ‘90s Hollywood flicks. May 10

PARTY
Decadence is the word this weekend. Glam up for an avant-garde Monaco soiree, as LuLu’s Lounge Second Anniversary Weekend goes Monte Carlo. The late-night enclave will be transformed into a casino-themed black carpet affair reminiscent of the iconic 007 film, and filled with mesmerising jazz music, unparalleled R&B and funk hits, immersive live performances and tailored cocktails by international bar superstar duo Julyan Phillips and Tertius Wharton. May 10-11

WELLNESS/FESTIVAL
Get your life together and your chakras in place at the Love & Light Festival, back for a second run. Sit down with renowned “light workers” and exhibitors to shed light on your path ahead, or go browsing at the marketplace for some new crystals and art pieces. May 10-12

DRINK/FESTIVAL
The long-awaited Singapore Cocktail Festival 2019 is finally back, with a bumper line-up of boozy fun for all cocktail lovers. Over at the Festival Village, explore pop-ups and a food street, and taste from headlining bartenders from the World’s 50 Best Bars list, who’ll be serving signature drinks for just $12. You’ll want to sign up for the all-new Bar Tours too—a guided four-bar hop highlighting the best of the spirits scene here. May 10-18

FILM/FESTIVAL
Film frenzy begins this weekend, with the return of the European Union Film Festival. Take your pick of 27 films from across Europe; whether it’s high-energy action flicks, musical comedies or even disaster movies, you’re bound to find something to watch. May 10-19
 

Saturday, May 11


FESTIVAL
Over 90 brands from Singapore’s sustainable community and dining scene are gathering at the return of Suntec’s Farm-to-People Festival, Sprout. Take part in the all-new cooking masterclasses and workshops, or just stock up with organic honey, teas and the like for your kitchen. May 11-12

DRAG
It’s another colourful, over-the-top affair at RIOT! hosted by national treasure Becca D’ Bus. Support our local drag royalty as they sing, strut, and bring the house (Hard Rock Singapore) down; then stay for the afterparty Queer-aoke by Baby Boy. May 11

MARKET
If you’re looking to spoil your four-legged children even further this month, there's no better place than at City Square Mall’s PawRentsWeekend. Shop handmade accessories and treats for the furkids, and pick up a couple of locally designed goods to treat yourself as well. On-site grooming services are also available; or if you think you’re ready to expand your family, adopt a little one from the adoption drive at the event. May 11

CONCERT
Singapore just can’t get enough of Jason Mraz, can we? Having performed here recently in Oct 2018, the American singer-songwriter will be stepping onto our sunny island once again with his Good Vibes Tour. May 11

CONCERT
Dubbed the "Taiwanese Prince of Love Songs”, singer-cum-actor Jeff Chang is taking over the Singapore Indoor Stadium with nostalgic mandopop hits such as "Gone Too Far" and "Don’t Tell Him", as part of his Continuum World Tour. May 11

PARTY
Think you’ve got what it takes to be King Pong? OverEasy Orchard is hosting the ultimate beer pong showdown to put your eye-wrist-liver coordination to the test. Just team up with a mate, name your duo, and attempt to drunkenly smash your way to the top. Prizes includes staycations and loads of vouchers from The Lo and Behold Group concepts, so come competitive. May 11

EAT
Show Mum you love her by stuffing her silly at Lawry's The Prime Rib Singapore. The luxurious five-course Mother's Day set menu starts with Dungeness Crab Salad and Lobster Bisque, before working its way up to the main event: your choice of Baby Lamb Rack, Atlantic Lobster Duo, or a Mummy's Cut of roasted USDA prime beef. If she still isn't in a fabulous mood by then, the Raspberry Dome with Haagen-Dazs Strawberry Ice Cream should sweeten her up. May 11-12


Got a picky Mum you don't know how to pamper? Scope out these other Mother's Day menus here


EXHIBITION
Luxury fashion house Hermes has always bolded bridged the worlds of fashion and art. At the new Hermes Heritage exhibition at Liat Towers, the third chapter In Motion offers an open dialogue between objects from the Emile Hermes collection and Hermes’ archives and contemporary collections. May 11-19
 

Sunday, May 12


DRAG
RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar and all-round comedy queen Katya takes her affable personality and Russian hooker persona to Singapore for one night only. We reckon you’ll come for the laughs, and stay for the sweetheart she truly is. May 12

MARKET
Sunday Social returns to Camp Kilo Charcoal Club for another afternoon of music, food and shopping. This edition’s line-up of featured vendors includes Artisan & Fox, KOCA, Wild Boocha Kombucha, Coastline Coffeehouse and more; perfect for browsing while you kick back to beats from Kentaro Taniguchi, Tyler Made and Eric Rogers. May 12

FOOD/FESTIVAL
If you’re all about that hawker cuisine (and who isn’t?), the third edition of RWS Street Eats returns to Malaysian Food Street at Resorts World Sentosa for another lip-smacking affair. Chomp on the best street food from the region, with 14 new stalls lined up for your gastronomic adventuring. Through May 12

DRINK
1855 The Bottle Shop's Wine & Whisky Week returns for its first 2019 edition, this time with an experiential "Breathe: Garden of Aromas" theme. Have fun and interact with the space while doing your usual bottle bargain hunting and tastings. Through May 12

EXHIBITION
In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Opera Gallery Singapore presents American Icons, where you’ll get to see the works of seminal contemporary American artists Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and more, all curated neatly in one space. Through May 12

FOOD
The annual World Gourmet Summit returns, this year spotlighting the evergreen theme of sustainability for its 23rd run. Keep a lookout for masterchef dining experiences, special celebratory menus at participating restaurants, and the produce-forward Gastro-Market taking over the Chijmes Lawn once again. Through May 12

FOOD/FESTIVAL
An entire festival dedicated to God’s beautiful eggplant-based creation? Yes please. The quirky Singapore Hummus Festival by Beirut Grill is back for a third edition with a new menu of creamy flavours to complement their signature kebabs and wines. May 12-19

EXHIBITION
Held poignantly at CBD gallery Hatch Art Project, I Would Prefer Not To Do Anything is a look at deep-rooted fatigue in today’s society. See artist Iqi Qoror's surrealist works curated to give an intimate look into our universal state of burnout, worsened by an overwhelming culture or need to constantly project positivity. Through May 16

DRINK
In the lead-up to Singapore Cocktail Festival, Nutmeg & Clove is celebrating their 5th anniversary with a series of guest bartender shifts, traversing Bangkok (Ann Pinsuda of The Bamboo Bar) to Australia (Matt Linktaker of Melbourne’s famed Black Pearl). Get chummy with Nutmeg & Clove’s former bar managers too, who will be returning from their respective bars for a joint homecoming shift on opening night. Through May 18

EXHIBITION
Not your average gallery showcase, Rewild Our Planet is a social augmented reality experience held at ArtScience Museum that uses technology to bring to life planet Earth's many beautiful landscapes. Go on a journey that's out of this world, and arrive (hopefully) with a greater inward appreciation for our bountiful world. Through Jun 2

MARKET
The Geylang Serai Ramadhan Bazaar is back, pasar malam-style, with spreads of open-aired stalls hawking wide varieties of street food. Break fast with your Muslim friends and feast on everything from the classic Ramly burger to refreshing Thai milk teas. In response to the rising concerns around overpriced Instagram food fads monopolising the bazaar in previous years, Wisma Geylang Serai has taken measures to ensure that 60 percent of its stalls will be offering more authentic eats from the bazaar's heyday—and for the first time in over 40 years, all stalls will be 100% halal. Through Jun 5

THEATRE
The longest running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Weber's The Phantom of the Opera, is back in Singapore. If you missed it the last time it was here in 2013, the musical masterpiece makes its long-awaited return to the Sands Theatre. Through Jun 8

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 weekends. Through Jun 29

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 the form of a cheesecake. Through Jul 14

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 Wonderland, which 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 here. Through Sep 22