Weekend Warrior: June 29-July 1

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A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.

Friday, June 29

Hervé Frerard at Ginett

Renowned Thai chef and French native Hervé Frerard helms the kitchen at Ginett for a week, with a menu of nine options, including beef oxtail, beef heart tomato, crispy organic chicken, wild cod fish, roasted duck breast, and more.

Makers’ Market

Check out more than 50 artsy makers, live bands, games, and more at this two-day carnival, which will also include activities for visitors to experience what it’s like to live with visual impairment.

Until June 30; 10am-10pm at Dhoby Ghaut Green. Free.

Singapore Art Book Fair

The annual fest spotlighting contemporary art books and zines features art catalogues and monographs, with local and international exhibitors.

Until Jul 1; noon-8pm at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. Free.

The Lion King

The beloved musical celebrated its 20th year in 2017, and now it’s returned to our shores for more of everyone’s favorite tunes, including “Circle of Life”, “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”, and “Hakuna Matata”.

Until Aug 26; Tues-Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2pm & 7:30pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm at Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands. $65-$230.

The Room: 15th Anniversary

In honor of the cult flick that debuted to shocked audiences 15 years ago, The Projector is screening the title, plus apparently offering audiences plastic cutlery to, um, throw.

9pm-11pm at The Projector. $11.50-$13.50.

Tokyo Summer Park

Japan Rail Cafe launches this twist on the traditional Japanese matsuri festival, with Japanese street food, beer yoga sessions, and DJ music nights.

Until June 30; daily noon-10pm at Tanjong Pagar Centre. Free; $15 for beer yoga.

Kreatif Connections

This weekend-long outdoor festival is part of RISING 50, organized in commemoration of the five decades of bilateral ties between Indonesia and Singapore. Indonesian musicians (Singaporean musicians Jasmine Sokko and Aisyah Aziz are part of the lineup, too), plus artists and craft makers will show at the festival, and perfume, drumming and candle-making workshops will be held.

Until July 1; daily 1pm-10pm at Asian Civilisations Museum. Free entry.

Saturday, June 30

Joanna Dong “So Here I Am” Concert

The Sing! China star performs her new EP, filled with soulful melodies and Chinese jazz numbers, at this homecoming concert.

Until Jul 1; Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm at Esplanade Concert Hall. $38-$98.

Jo Koy Break The Mold Tour

On a pitstop here for his Break the Mold tour, the comedian brings his riotous act to Singapore for one night.

7pm at Zepp @ BigBox Singapore. $88-$168.

She Shores Singapore

This all-female beach party brings all the bikini girls to the beach for a night of beer pong, pics at the instant photo booth, DJ beats, a rainbow bounce house, and house pours at $10 each.

9pm-late at Ola Beach Club, Sentosa. $38-$50.

The Council Anniversary: Secret Factory Rave

Winter is coming, so The Council is celebrating its second anniversary at a top secret location. Just be sure to throw on your warmest threads and coolest dancing shoes for the party, where there’ll be house and disco in one room, and techno in another.

11pm-late at a secret factory location. $35-$55. 


Sunday, July 1

A Supper Club Series

Rooftop bar Loof debuts a new supper club series with the country’s most prominent chefs and mixologists — first up, chef Han Li Guang of one Michelin-starred restaurant, Labyrinth. Think tze char-inspired nibbles, including salted egg yolk prawn balls with a sweet corn filling, and sam lor mee hoon cracker with chilli.

Until the end of July at Loof. 

Actually Affordable Art Market

Shop for stuff that’s actually affordable, with artists like Bleak Illustration, Paper Forest, Threads of Courage, and Magicten displaying their wares. There’ll also be workshops like floral embroidery and acrylic pour at the space.

2pm-7pm at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. Free.

Airzone: Candyland

The world’s first indoor netted playground shimmies into its new Candyland theme, starting today, with oversized inflatable lollipops, candy canes, and donuts

Until the end of July at Airzone, #02-29 City Square Mall. 

Singapore Restaurant Festival

The festival returns with 63 brands offering everything from heritage cuisine to western bites to Korean dishes, with first-time participants such as Bedrock Bar & Grill, Dean & Deluca, Punjab Grill, Pizza Maru, Pince & Pints, Fat Cow, Two Hana, and The Flying Squirrel.

Until Sept 30 at various restaurants. 

Stars & Stripes

Touted as “the one party to Trump them all”, this beach boogie celebrates red, white, and, er, booze, with DJs Parrish James and Tyler Made firing off hip hop and feel-good jams for an early 4th of July shindig.

1pm-10pm at Tanjong Beach Club.

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