A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.
Friday, July 6
Have a belated 4th of July celebration at Melt Cafe’s American BBQ, where meats take center stage with the likes of tomahawk steak, baby back ribs, honey glazed chicken wings, crispy stuffed pork belly, and more.
Until July 15; 6:30pm-9:30pm at Melt Cafe, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore. $88/person, includes free flow juice.
This global campaign sees Singapore participating with local pastry chef Janice Wong’s creation of an interactive edible art installation at T Galleria by DFS, Singapore.
Until July 31 at DFS Singapore.
Presented by local theatre company Wild Rice, this fest returns for its sixth edition directed by Ivan Heng and Alfian Sa’at, with a line-up of plays by Singapore’s emerging, established, and undiscovered playwrights.
Until July 22 at Lasalle College of the Arts. Various prices.
To document the unique heritage of Singapore’s 70-year-old market, this exhibition by young local creatives seeks to remember the one-year anniversary of the iconic market’s closure. The showcase will display works of collaboration between 15 artists, from photographs and documentaries to portrait paintings and mixed media installations.
Until July 8; 1pm-9pm at The Substation. Free.
Local photographer Leslie Kee, who has shot celebs like Madonna, Beyoncé, and Kate Moss, is exhibiting his portraits of 150 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people living in Singapore who are out and proud.
Until July 29 at The Projector.
Saturday, July 7
Head up to the 71st floor of Swissôtel The Stamford for a rooftop party with the beats of electro house by DJ/producer Maarten Hoogstraten.
8pm-late at Bar Rouge. $30.
The mega cosplay convention introduces a water-themed programme called Cosfest WaterWorld for the first time at Wild Wild Wet (on July 7, 2pm-5pm), with a parade featuring swimwear versions of dictional characters. Otherwise, the usual shenanigans continue with celeb cosplayers, photo ops, and more.
Until July 8; noon-7pm at D’Marquee, Downtown East. Free.
Hailed as Singapore’s largest farm-to-people festival, this weekend festival features more than 50 local farm growers, urban farmers, and more. Those interested can pick up farming tools, learn how to grow food in your own food, or find out how to prepare healthy meals from renowned Singaporean chef Violet Oon.
Until July 8, 10am-8pm at Hall 406, Suntec Convention Centre. Free.
The Black Swan partners with Glenfiddich for a four-course whisky pairing dinner, with dishes such as Hokkaido scallop carpaccio and grilled rainbow trout.
7pm at The Black Swan. $118/person.
Block party Urban Ventures moves away from Keong Saik Road and on to Temple Street for its 10th edition, with yoga sessions, art workshops, F&B booths, salsa under the stars, music acts, and an artisan’s market displaying jewellery, home ware, and skincare products.
4pm-10:30pm at Temple St. Free.
Sunday, July 8
Gorge yourself on salted egg on everything from fried chicken wings and calamari to slipper lobster and risotto at this hotel buffet. Oh, and there’s also an actual salted egg fountain, in case you can’t get enough of the yellow stuff.
Until Aug 30 at The Square Restaurant, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay. Sundays-Thursdays: Adults $58, seniors $40, children $29.