Block parties, music festivals, drink things and everything in-between

Things are picking up this weekend, so pick and choose wisely what events are best worth your time. We'll likely start by catching Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, before having our fill of drinks at the Sake Festival Singapore. You won't find us missing out on Brew: Block Party Edition for more raucous fun too.

It's time for another Tuff Club session and a very special one at that. Back to Life NYC and guest DJ Preditah will be helming the console all evening, making sure you work hard to burn all those calories on the dance floor. Jun 21

Wag the Dog Theatre's next production is a riveting one, a staging of Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, which confronts taboo topics of love and sexuality with great finesse and humour. Happening at the Drama Centre Black Box. Jun 21-29 

Returning after a year-long hiatus is A Design Film Festival, this time calling for fans of Yayoi Kusama to revisit her iconic, polka dotted works through a biographical recount of her journey and struggles that brought her radical artistic vision to the world stage. Even the tickets are works of art. Jun 22

Get to clapping as Malaysia’s first international queer band Shh… Diam! crosses the causeway for Causegay, where they'll take to the stage with numbers like “I woke up gay” and “Lonely lesbian”. Jun 22

Get creative as arts enclave Goodman Arts Centre opens up for a day filled with arts workshops, performances and music. Their annual Goodman Open House is also a time to get your hands dirty with craft sessions, then fill up on bites at the mini food marketplace after. Jun 22

An entirely new, local music fest is here to satisfy your aural cravings. Whabby! Music Carnival at *Scape Playspace will be a full-day affiar of gritty garage rock, synth-pop, instrumental world music and more. Plus, also expect fringe activities like art performances, games and a market to keep you occupied. Jun 22 

Singapore's first pride beer? Yas, the Unicorn Burps pilsner is here in all its rainbow glory. Launching at Good Luck Beerhouse in recognition of pride month, it's a fruity brew made using real pink dragon fruit, for a crisp and floral beer that represents the freedom to love. Jun 22

Taste sake, buy bottles, repeat. At Sake Festival Singapore 2019, the seventh run of the biggest gathering of sake merchants here, get to taste all the junmai daiginjos you want before making your purchase. For the first time this year, all purchases will be cashless—so both your hands are free to cusp that cup of fragrant sake. Jun 22

Music collective Darker Than Wax and local coffee roasters Papa Palhetha are taking their regular music event out of the four walls of Chye Seng Huat Hardware and onto the streets of Jalan Basar. Expect an upsized Brew: Block Party Edition where there'll be plenty of nosh, coffee, beers, and of course, music. We'll see you there. Jun 22

If you have been thinking about getting inked, now is the time. Tattoo and art event Ink & Art is back at The Cathay where you get to have a free mystery tattoo done for a minimum spend of $80 at the mall. For the enthusiastic but timid, hyper-realistic temporary tattoos are also an option. Jun 22-23

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. Jun 22-Sep 1

Take your fitness experience out of your gyms and studios and onto the idyllic grounds of W Singapore with their Twisted Summer Pool Party series. First have your workout done, then refresh and recharge before keeping it going with a poolside party after. Jun 22, Jul 20, Aug 24, Sep 28 

Before the start of Negroni Week 2019 proper, first do your bit at the Official Negroni Week Fundraising Party. Held at Nutmeg & Clove, all cocktails will be going for only $10, with 100% of all proceeds going to a charitable cause. Drinking more never felt so guilt-free. Jun 23

In the lead up to the very first World's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony taking place in Singapore, chefs the likes of Tetsuya Wakuda, Massimo Bottura and more will be engaging in a lively debate at #50BestTalks, and you're invited to take part too. Over drinks and snacks, delve into the issues surrounding the culinary world and get to interact with world-renowned chefs taking the stage. Jun 23

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

Beat the heat at a wet and wild extravaganza unlike any other. From Fri-Sun for the whole month of June, the Adventure Cove Waterpark will play host to Splash Bash, where team watergun fights, Zorb ball water races, and lager-than-life ice cream props arrive to take your theme park experience up several notches. Plus, live DJ sets to amp up the fun. Through Jun 30

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

Why go to the beach when the beach is coming to you? At Life's a Beach Party, the iconic fountain at Bugis Junction will be transformed into a sandy summer lounge, decked with sunbeds, party food vendors, an outdoor cinema and even a bazaar, all to be enjoyed while homegrown musicians Benny and Allie seranade you every weekend. Through Jun 30  

After the big bonanza that is the Pokemon Go! Safari Zone organised by Sentosa last month, the resort island will be playing host to a massive Pokemon Carnival next, just in case you didn't manage to catch 'em all. Happening at the Sentosa Cove Village this time, there'll be regular Pikachu parades, themed games, movie screenings and more. Through Jun 30    

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 

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

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

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

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

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  

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