A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.
Friday, July 5
As part of the launch of Ben & Jerry’s new ice cream flavors (Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Core and Wake & “No Bake” Cookie Dough Core), the brand is giving out free scoops, in collaboration with Plain Vanilla bakery, which has created limited edition bakes like chocolate chip cookie cupcakes and dark chocolate fudge brownies for the event.
Until July 7; Fri 11:30am-7pm, Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 9am-6pm at Plain Vanilla Bakery, 1D Yong Siak St. Free entry.
The party central-turned-playground for the weekend brings in mini golf, ’90s arcade games, bar bites, alcoholic slushies, and Insta-worthy photo op backdrops to its fountain square. All ages are welcome this time, not just adults looking to dance the night away.
Until July 6; 6:30pm-11:30pm at Clark Quay Fountain Square. Free entry.
Cirque du Soleil brings Kurios to our shores for the first time ever, with a spotlight on the greatest inventions of the 19th century as seen through the eyes of a mad scientist. Highlights of the whimsical show include performances by gymnasts, acrobats, contortionists, hand-puppeteers, and musicians.
Until Aug 4; various timings at Under The Big Top, Bayfront Ave, next to Marina Bay Sands. Adults $95-$329, children aged 2-12 $85-$319.
Maker’s Mark Pop-Up Bar
One of the best-known bourbon brands in America is hosting a combination pop-up bar and “distillery experience.” There’s a Wood Room covering the barrel making and aging processes (you can also make personalized wooden coasters to take home), a Wheat Room to see their star ingredient, “red winter wheat,” the Water Room (featuring limestone water), and the Wax Room, which has on-site wax-dipping of Maker’s Mark bottles and glasses to take home. Outside, there’s a large outdoor area where two bars are set up to mix up Maker’s Mark cocktails ($15 each), as well as an outdoor grill making American barbecue dishes.
Until July 6; 6pm-11pm, Scotts 27. Free entry; food and drinks priced a la carte.
A lush space in the middle of Ion orchard, this market takes inspiration from farmers’ markets to bring you beauty pop-ups like a gravity-defying “fountain,” a shea butter “creamery,” an aroma walk with scented bubbles descending on you, a floral corner, and loads more. There’ll also be complimentary workshops like bath salt making and tea blending.
Until July 9 at Ion Orchard B4 station. Free entry.
The inaugural festival focuses on food, with everything from vegan sliders and salted egg carrot cake to Taiwanese durian coconut snowflake desserts and mala beef cubes. Its premises is to mix old and new flavors and cuisines, and fringe activities include eating competitions, live music acts, and carnival rides on a duplex carousel.
Until July 14; noon-11pm (till 1am for Thurs-Sat) at Shaw House, Urban Plaza, L1 Foyer. Free entry.
Penang author and photojournalist David ST Loh will showcase his work at this new exhibition, which includes 27 aerial images of his hometown and its neighboring islands within Malaysia. Known for his aerial photography, the artist focuses on interesting terrain, landmarks, and features. Apart from the pictures, which are available for sale, the photo book will also be launched at the event.
Until July 31 at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, East Garden Gallery.
Since July marks the beginning of the sea urchin harvesting season in Salento in the Apulia region of Italy, The Lighthouse is making the seafood its star, with dishes such as Hokkaido scallop carpaccio with sea urchin, fresh sea urchin gragnano spaghetti, and half-naked Boston lobster or veal tenderloin with house-made sea urchin sauce.
Until July 26; Mon-Fri noon-2:30pm, Mon-Sun 6:30pm-10:30pm at The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. $148/person.
This season, the theme park will host a talking Megatron for meet-and-greets, along with Minions in Hawaiian-themed outfits and Sanrio characters Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel.
Until Aug 18 at Universal Studios Singapore. Admission fees apply.
Guest chef Eddie Liu from Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei brings his kitchen skills to The Line, plating Taiwanese dishes such as pan-fried oyster pancake, braised pork with rice, and braised beef noodles.
Until July 14; 6pm-10pm at The Line, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. From $80/person.
Saturday, July 6
The retro night favorite returns this weekend with Jeremy Boon and Leonard T behind the decks, throwing out old school hits for you to groove to.
10pm-late at Zouk. Men $45, ladies $35.
The Pokémon Parade arrives at Jewel Changi Airport this month, featuring eight Pikachu, one Eevee, and one Mimikyu in the twice-a-day, 30-minute performance. Starting from the west corridor of the Shiseido Forest Valley on the first floor, the parade will march on to the North Canyon, where the characters will put on a four-minute dance, followed by a walk through the retail corridors on the same level.
Every Sat & Sun in July; 2pm & 6pm at Jewel Changi Airport. Free.
The Analog Vault debuts a new record label Tav Records, which seeks to support local talent with physical vinyl releases. First up, “Ikhlas,” a contemporary ode to Malaysian music by experimental hip hop artist Fauxe, who will perform with his new community band Altruism and hold an artist discussion and record signing session after.
5pm-midnight at White Label Records. $20; online tickets only.
Hosted by Tiger Beer, this Bugis party rounds up dishes prepared by local chefs, from wanton mee to Hakka bowls, all to be washed down with ice cold beer. You can also get your hands on the 20 limited edition Tiger district bottles at the event, with icons distinctive to neighborhoods like Bugis, Bedok, and Bishan. R&B and funk performers Astronauts and Abby Simone will be there to provide the beats.
5pm-10pm at Bunkerbunker. Free entry.
Sunday, July 7
Don your red and white threads for Esquina’s alley party, based on the “Running of the Bulls” festival held in Spain. As the street takes on a Spanish influence, all food and drinks go for $10 nett, and DJ Daryl Epimaco spins the beats of Latino and balearic.
3pm-10pm at Esquina.
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