A beer garden pop-up, eclectic art exhibitions, the final week of SIFA and more 

It's hard to fathom how we're already nearing the mid point of 2019—where did all the time go? Nevertheless, we trudge on, with disco parties, summer beer festivals and art exhibitions aplenty to keep us occupied and entertained. Time to make your last week of May count.


The PC Show 2018

QUIZ
Mikkeller Bar Singapore's pub quiz night is back on Monday to help jumpstart your noggin this new week. Register alone or as a team of up to five people, then come prepared with all the general know-how you can muster. No smartphones allowed. May 27

DRINK
Our favourite local brewer Pink Blossoms Brewing is opening up all its taps, offering up to 12 beers on draft for your drinking pleasure. Their flagship collection will be available, plus new and experimental brews like a Citra Galaxy IPA, a Raspberry Sour, and a version of their Lean on Me pale ale made using sabro hops. May 28 

TECH
Calling all in need of new gadgets! Singapore’s longest running IT and consumer electronics show is back. The PC Show 2019 returns to MBS Expo & Convention Centre with a bevy of the latest and greatest in the industry; act now or forever regret. May 30-Jun 2

EXHIBITION
New York street art legend Futura is having his debut solo  Southeast Asia show Constellation over at Gillman Barracks, starting with a public opening party on Thursday. Expect 30 specially commissioned works at the exhibition, all showcasing Futura's distinctive abstract graffiti style. May 30-Jun 9 

PARTY
It's Disco Night over at Cherry Discotheque, so come in your best disco-ready wear and be prepared to groove to tunes from the likes of Pink Floyd, Queen, Bon Jovi and more. Come early for the pre-game drinks buffet—cause why not. May 31 

DRINK/FESTIVAL
It's technically summer—that means we got the excuse we need to down all the ice-cold brews we want over at the Chijmes Summer Beer Festival. At the lawn area, a beer garden with live music will pop up, offering craft beers and mead from the likes of Brewerkz, Brewlander, Lion City Meadery and more. May 31-Jun 2


Busking by the Bay

FESTIVAL
Bayfront buskers festival Busking by the Bay returns to Marina Bay with an all-new lineup of music and entertainment acts you won't want to miss. Soak in the vibes, be entertained, then be sure to toss a coin (or note) in before leaving. Part of the DBS Marina Regatta 2019. May 31-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

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


Chateau Haute Glue

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 hereThrough 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


Floating Utopias

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

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