Wellness festivals, new exhibitions and parties of all sizes

It may not be a long weekend, but it'll definitely be a good one. Start your Friday evening with a Game of Thrones-inspired party filled with free-flowing whiskies and oysters, then indulge in an all-day brunch party unlike any other at W Hotel come Saturday. The weekend is also filled with wellness events like the AIA Glow Festival and the Revoilution Wellness Expo, so if you need a break from all the drinking and partying, you've got choices too.

PARTY
Eat, drink and know things at The Wanderlust Party: Scotland, where a free-flowing Game of Thrones- and Scotland-themed feast awaits. Whether you're satisfied or disappointed at how the final season of GoT concluded, hash it out with fellow fans of the hit HBO series here. May 24

FILM
Go Back To The Future with the ‘80s sci-fi classic at The Hive Singapore’s next rooftop cinema session of Open Air Film Club. Admission is free with any purchase of a popcorn combo. May 24

PARTY
Go hard or go home at Cherry Discotheque as local alt-bass people Burial Grounds take over the dance floor for an epic, hard night of bangin' tunes. Bring all your fellow ravers. May 24

PARTY
American DJ Borgeous will be dialing it up at Marquee Singapore this Friday, bringing his famed hits like "Invincible" and "Tsunami" to the dance floor. Marquee's sister venue Avenue opens this same week too, so head over there first for pre-drinks and bites. May 24

FILM/FESTIVAL
The 8th French Animation Film Festival is upon us and a fine selection of seven films await, including much awaited Singapore premieres such as Dilili In Paris and crowd favourite Miniscule 2: Mandibles from Far Away. Interactive exhibitions and VR experiences await too. May 24-26  

ARTS/FESTIVAL
Esplanade’s quirky arts festival Flipside returns, with participatory theatre, puppetry, and even gravity-defying circus arts, to challenge and “flip” preconceived notions of the arts in light-hearted and unexpected ways. See our highlights hereMay 24-Jun 2

PARTY
Revel away with W Hotel’s re-imagined bottomless Mega-Brunch—Bubbles, Brunch, Beats. Start your day so wrong that it’s good, with gastronomical treats, bubbles-swilling folly and groove-worthy tunes at the kitchen table, that gets better with all-time favourite drag queen Mona Kee Kee on hosting duty. Then get sun-drenched at the outdoor pool area over cocktails and desserts, and when night approaches, put on your frolicking shoes and enter the jungle-esque Woobar for more. May 25

HEALTH/FESTIVAL
Unlike most festivals, the AIA Glow Festival is one that's actually good for your body and soul. Start with a morning run, followed by a yoga sesh of your choice (some conducted by celeb yoga teachers), before indulging in wholesome eats on festival grounds. Come evening, continue jiving to beats from acts like The Sam Willows, Rudimental and more. May 25   

BOOK
It's been eight years since the birth of homegrown publisher Math Paper Press. And on Math Paper Press Day, come celebrate with the team as people in the SingLit community the likes of Cyril Wong, Ng Yi-Sheng and more gather for a day filled with readings, book launches, poetry slams, and of course, a MPP book sale. May 25 

PARTY
It's gonna be another crazy one at The Salted Plum's Street Party. Chug on Taiwan beer all-day, sing your heart out with the live karaoke, feast on BBQ eats, and come nighttime, have your fortunes read for free after a minimum spend on food and drinks. May 25

HEALTH/EXHIBITION
Learn, experience and taste total wellness at this fifth edition of the Revoilution Wellness Expo. Expect workshops, live demonstrations and even a VR zone where you can virtually tour organiser Young Living's Lavender Farm. Held at Marina Bay Sands. May 25-26

EXHIBITION
The ArtScience Museum's massive Floating Utopias exhibit is an exploration of the hot-air balloon, on how its (literal) ascension has impacted our world. Come discover its storied history through over 40 artworks, including eight large-scale air-filled sculptures. May 25-Sep 29

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 hereThrough May 26

FESTIVAL
Itching for holiday inspiration? Travel activities platform Klook is throwing a Thai Open House where all-things Thailand will gather in one space to entice you to travel beyond Bangkok in the Land of Smiles. Expect food stalls, a slice of retail haven Chatuchak, experience zones, plenty of travel deals and more. Through May 26 

BOOK/ART
DJ and party expert Bobby Luo is publishing his own queer photo art book titled Freakdom: The Book, and he's throwing in a 10-day art installation exhibit Chateau Haute Glue at Dover Street Market while he's at it. Be sure to grab a copy while you can. Through May 28

ART/FESTIVAL
The island’s leading premiere arts festival is back and, in its 42 year, going strong as ever. The Singapore International Festival of Arts comes chock full of genre-blending performances and experimental shows from the world’s most renowned arts practitioners (think composer Ryuchi Sakamoto and theatremaker Tadashi Suzuki). Need to decompress after all the sensorial stimulation you’ll be experiencing? Head straight to the Festival House after for post-show drinks with the cast and creative team. Through Jun 2

FILM
Running as part of SIFA, Singular Screens curated by the Asian Film Archive brings together a stellar line-up of international and local cinema that could certainly rival the programme at the Singapore International Film Festival. Catch Asian flicks like Singapore’s own Demons, or more popular foreign favourites like Too Late To Die Young, from the producers of Call Me By Your Name. Through Jun 2

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

FILM/FESTIVAL
Italian cinema reigns at the 2019 Italian Film Festival. This year, check out 11 curated films across two venues—The Projector and Golden Village Plaza. Top picks include Dogman, a well-paced film about a man's descent into savagery, and Italian box office hit comedy Blessed MadnessThrough Jun 7

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

EXHIBITION
Singapore’s Golden Boy street artist Speak Cryptic is holding a solo exhibition at Gillman’s Chan + Hori Contemporary. Open My Heart, Ease My Task, Loosen the Knot on My Tongue takes reference from a prayer of Moses; on this the artist draws to present his collection of drawings, paintings, installations, public art and performance-based work. Through Jun 9

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

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

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 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 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