Kurios—Cabinet of Curiosities opens at the Big Top, plus plenty of festivals and parties

Get tickets while you can; Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios—Cabinet of Curiosities makes its debut this Friday, in what is said to be the world's greatest show. Then have your pick of eats and drinks at the aptly named Nom Nom Nom food fest, before eating and drinking some more at the open-air Tiger District Party. Weekend nicely sorted.


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PARTY
Witness a night of musical innovation with A-Trak, "The World’s Greatest DJ" as endorsed by Kanye West. The unprecedented master of turntablism will be gracing the decks of Ce La Vi for one night only. Expect an evening of ground-breaking hits as he seamlessly merges various genres, bridging links between hip hop and electronic music. Jul 5

FOOD
Feast away at the first Nom Nom Nom food festival, where the Urban Plaza of Shaw House will transform into a foodie haven filled with food and drink booths, live DJ sets, a duplex carousel and more, all in one place. Jul 5-14

THEATRE
It's time to head back to the Big Top again, as Cirque du Soleil’s own production, Kurios—Cabinet of Curiosities, premiers in Singapore as part of a phenomenal world tour. Be prepared to be spellbound by a fantasy period spectacle that's quite possibly the world's greatest show. Jul 5-Aug 4

PARTY
Folks from Bedok to Ang Mo Kio, Punggol to Queenstown—wherever you may reside, it’s time to represent your ‘hood at the very first Tiger District Party, happening on the open grounds of craft beer bar BunkerBunker!!. Besides beer (of course), there'll be hawker grub and live local bands to complete the evening. Jul 6

CARNIVAL
It's Singapore Road Safety Month this July, and to kick things off, a RoadSense Carnival is taking over the Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. Watch stage performances, take part in a remote-controlled car race, or just show up for the free popcorn and candy floss. Everyone wins. Jul 6 

PARTY
Bar Rouge Shanghai is taking over Bar Rouge Singapore with The Original, their signature party series where resident DJs Keint and John Avolio will be bringing all the mischief and mayhem they're known for onto the sky-high dance floor. Jul 6

FOOD/DRINK
It's National Day next month, and that means rehearsals are in full swing. So why not catch some of the action before the actual day at Smoke & Mirrors' A Rooftop Soiree, where free-flowing local cuisine—think satay, laksa and live stations—and drinks await to complete the experience in comfort. Jul 6

DRINK
Craft bourbon Maker's Mark is bringing their distillery experience to Singapore, where four immersive rooms, a cocktail bar and a lawn lounge await. Drink up and feast on hearty American grub (it's 4th of July after all) all within the confines of a charming colonial bungalow in Orchard. Through Jul 6 

PARTY
It’s gonna be lit (literally) at Clarke Quay’s central fountain square, as some of the area’s most playful concepts gather to throw a neon-soaked bash. At three-day game party Game On! At The Quay, find a pop-up illuminated playground filled with retro arcade game machines, beer pong tables, and wacky mini golf set-ups that'll make us all feel like kids again. Through Jul 6 

PARTY
Esquina is taking over Jiak Chuan road for a San Fermin Alley Party, where everyone's welcome to come dressed in white t-shirts (or a bull) and to feast on $10 food and drinks while the DJ spins. Make sure you do it right and get your shirt stained in red wine. Jul 7

MUSIC
Hype up to soul-thumping beats at Hard Rock Cafe’s Reggae Night with Bushmen. Let the live band take you on a riddim journey with their original renditions. Expect an eclectic mix of tunes from the legendary Bob Marley to more current ones from bands like Katchafire. Jul 7

ART/FESTIVAL
Lively performances, music and plenty of activities are coming to Telok Blangah. Both Sides, Now, first started back in 2013 as a community engagement project, aims to normalise end-of-life conversations through the arts. Bring all your close friends and loved ones. More info hereThrough Jul 7

MARKET
Refresh yourself and your Instagram feeds while shopping for your favourite beauty products at the very first L'occitane Beauty Market held in Southeast Asia. There, go from station to station and encounter various experiences, all themed after the natural allure of a farmers market. Through Jul 9

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 

EXHIBITION
For the first time in Singapore, budding artists and art lovers alike will be able to get a glimpse of Indonesian artist Vani Hidayatur Rahman’s eye-catching artworks. Titled Victory March, the acrylic painter’s solo exhibition will take place at Ode To Art, showcasing 15 new art pieces centered around three themes—harmony, humanity and time. Through Jul 11

FILM
Come with an open mind and catch a curated selection of five films at The Projector's Pink Screen, that all surround the topic of gender inclusivity and fluidity. Take a sneak peek at what awaits in our mini guide hereThrough Jul 13

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 a mousse and a jumbo-sized puff. Through Jul 14

FILM/FESTIVAL
State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters, a follow-up to January's film fest of the same name, will once again bring together a collection of classic Asian horror flicks like 1954's original Godzilla, OG Malay scare fest Sumpah Orang Minyak, and even newer ones like HBO's anthology FolkloreThrough Jul 21

BOOK/FESTIVAL
Annual literary festival Read! Fest sets sail with the theme of Voyage for this next edition, inspired by this year's bicentennial celebrations. Over a hundred programmes exploring subjects that revolve around the Singlit past, present and plausible future narratives, as well as a retelling of the Singapore story await. Through Jul 28

EXHIBITION
For a blast of true nostalgia, check out 87-year-old veteran photographer Lim Kwong Ling's next show, Portrait of Home. His black and white works demand patient, pensive observation, and pays off with a powerful mental image of how life back in Singapore in the '60s and '70s was. Through Jul 28

FESTIVAL
Immerse yourself in all-things Peranakan at The Peranakan Festival, where cultural talks, a literary showcase and, of course, plenty of Nyonya dishes entice you to learn and indulge in the amazing culture of the Straits Chinese community. Through Jul 31

THEATRE/FESTIVAL
The M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Artful Play by the bilingual The Theatre Practice returns for its sophomore edition on Waterloo Street, with an even more diverse line-up as its inaugural show. Over 15 fun and playful programmes await. Through Sep 1

EXHIBITION
See pieces of China's modern haute couture juxtaposed against art from Asian Civilisations Museum's own art collection at Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture, an exhibit inviting guest to contemplate the reimagining of the Chinese aesthetic. Through Sep 15 

EXHIBITION
The National Gallery’s next big exhibition, Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990s, is a comprehensive, bold and provocative one. Comprising 142 art pieces by more than 100 artists from 12 countries in Asia, the artworks confront social, economical, cultural and political issues that plagued Asia during those three decades. See our guide to the highlightsThrough Sep 15

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

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

EXHIBITION
The glittery Ion Orchard is celebrating its 10th birthday, and everyone's invited to partake in a celebration of awesome food deals and plenty of Insta-worthy moments at their pop-up Kaleidoscopic Playhouse. Expect a mirror room built using almost 300 reflective surfaces, free for all to enter and snap away. Through Sep 30