An Ed Sheeran pop-up, artist Takashi Murakami's vivid exhibit, and more food fests and parties than you can possibly go to

As the year hurtles onwards, the events keep coming hard and fast. Food festivals and parties abound, while more contemplative yet still supremely fun events like an arts crawl and a nighttime ballet performance will keep your schedule balanced. Just remember to find time for rest; you won't want to fall ill now.

The Good Ol' Days are back at The Coliseum, where plenty of street eats and drinks, and especially fleshy fruits the likes of durian, mangosteen and jackfruit await. Come enjoy it like they did last time—free-flowing and shared with fellow kampung folk. Jul 12

Ed Sheeran fans, it's the perfect time to band together at the Swee Lee Social Club to celebrate the launch of compilation album No.6 Project Collaborations. Exclusive merch and even an Ed Sheeran-inspired menu await, so don't be antisocial all you beautiful people, and head down to the Ed Sheeran Pop-Up Store; we'll all be happier together. Jul 12

Taking the lead at Singapore’s Food Festival is Streat, back with satisfying hawker creations and modern interpretation of local cuisine. Don’t miss out on mod-Sin tastes brought to you by FatPapas Burgers and Shakes, Artichoke, The Feather Blade and more, as well as tipples concocted by Origin Bar’s pop-up. Jul 12-13

Update your Insta feed, play some games, and learn a thing or two about vision care at the same time, at the very first Acuvue Escape Room Themed Pop-up. If you're strolling along Orchard Road, look out for a shimmering duplex outside Mandarin Gallery—you'll be pleasently surprised by what you'll find inside. Jul 12-14

It's the 24th edition of Ballet Under the Stars, where enchanting dance performances meets a picnic under the clear night sky. Happening at the Fort Canning Green, expect classics like Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, as well as more contemporary works, all presented by the Singapore Dance Theatre's best. Jul 12-14

Love Detective Pikachu? We know we did. Relive scenes from the movie and party Pokemon Carnival style at Bang Bang as the club transforms into the gritty Ryme City for a themed night. Come dressed in your best Pokemon-inspired outfits and live it up as DJs from AOS Collective take on deck duty. Jul 13

Free-lovin party people Fat Fish Familia returns with its next art, fashion and music bash Strawberry Space, and this time, expect an open-air revelry at Wave House Sentosa. Besides groovy tunes, expect live interactive art, pop-up stores offering food and drink, plus activities to keep it going all night. Jul 13 

At this free concert, celebrate the highlights of the Jazz Association Singapore Orchestra's repertoire the past year and the premiere of the Big Band version of music director Jeremy Monteiro’s snappy jazz-blues composition, “Mount Olive”, all performed in the lush surrounds of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Jul 13

Now in its seventh year, the Aliwal Arts Night Crawl is back to take you on a multi-disciplinary art adventure with a series of unique events and exhibitions that illuminate Kampong Glam’s past and present. Go on tours, check out exhibits and shop at a hip night market, all in one evening. Jul 13

The works of one of the biggest names in art today will finally land a spot in Singapore. Be sure to check out Japanese artist and cultural icon Takashi Murakami’s From Superflat to Bubblewrap, which will see a multitude of both new and iconic pieces be on showcase. Jul 13-Sep 14

Meatsmith Little India's legendary Kebab Party is back with a whole new lineup of chefs on grill duty. Every hour starting 2pm, a different guest chef and even a MasterChef Singapore finalist will be fanning the flames to bring you their own take on a meat-on-stick. Beers and G&Ts going for $10 doesn't hurt either. Jul 14

Thirsty Craft Beer Shop's monthly warehouse sale is back, just in time for stocking up bottles to curb your post-Beerfest blues. Get to taste before you buy, with beers going for as low as $2 and wines with 1-for-1 deals. Through Jul 13   

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

Multi-talented, Grammy-winning songwriter and certified Beautiful Soul Jesse McCartney will make his live debut here after 15 long, McCartney-less years. Expect to hear all the classics ("Beautiful Soul", "She's No You") along with his newer hits "Wasted" and "Better Than You". Jul 14

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

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. Through Jul 14

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

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

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

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

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. Through Aug 4

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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