Art fairs, plays, and parties in Singapore
Get in touch with the arts, culture, and nightlife this weekend as our sunny island plays host to the internationally-acclaimed musical The Lion King, AfriKafé, an event that’s all about the authentic African culture, and plenty of parties – there’s even one that’s below 0ºC!
1. The Lion King
Fans of the classic Disney film, The Lion King, you’ll be pleased to hear that the well-received musical is finally back in Singapore for 2 months from 27th June – 26th August!
With over 70 major international theatre awards like the Tony Awards and Grammy under its belt, the beloved play features life-like sets, intricate costumes, and signature music composed by accomplished artists Elton John and Tim Rice.
Book your tickets here!
Date & Time: 27th June – 26th August | Tue – Fri: 7.30PM, Sat: 2PM & 7.30PM, Sun: 1PM & 6PM
Address: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
Ticket Pricing: From $65
2. Singapore Art Book Fair
Source: Singapore Art Book Fair
If art magazines are your daily read, head down to the Singapore Art Book Fair, where magazines, catalogues, and books filled with photography, contemporary art, and design are up for grabs!
With an aim to introduce new artists, publishers, and exhibitors both in Singapore and in the region, the 3-day art fair offers goodies from overseas as well, such as Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia.
Plus, the event is open to the public for free, and will have a variety of art-related activities and talks happening as well – refer to the programme schedule here!
Date & Time: 29th June – 1st July | 12PM – 8PM
Address: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Block 43, Gillman Barracks, Malan Road, Singapore 109443
Source: Afrika Collective
If you’ve always been curious about the cultures abroad, AfriKafé is for you. A collaboration between 2 lifestyle and fashion brands Ashepa Lifestyle and OliveAnkara, the event is to introduce African culture and allow us to experience it as authentically as possible through modern mediums. Think fashion show with limited edition pieces from fashion designers’ collections, dance performances, live music, and a scrumptious African feast!
Note: The fashion show and dance performance start at 6PM, so arrive early if you want to catch that!
Address: Kult Kafé, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120
Date & Time: 30th June | 5PM – 10PM
4. ARTas Singapore 2018
Back for its 3rd year with the theme “Work-In-Progress” and a lineup of 15 up-and-coming artists, ARTas Singapore 2018 is a creative festival specially curated for youths by the folks behind The Barter Factory.
Admission is free, and you can expect hands-on calligraphy and dyeing workshops, live music performances by local singer-songwriters like Steph Yeap and Vivien Yap, and customisable craft merchandises!
If you get peckish, there’ll be bakes from home bakers Eleena and Janelle and coffee from Prodigal Roasters for you to munch on too.
Address: 88 St. Francis Road, Singapore 328070
Date & Time: 30th June | 1PM – 6PM
5. The Council Anniversary: Secret Factory Rave
Source: The Council
There’s usually only 1 place for us to remotely experience winter here in Singapore, but The Council’s 2nd anniversary party is bringing frigid temperatures to our shores this Saturday at a secret factory location.
Promised to be the biggest party they’ve ever organised, The Council Anniversary: Secret Factory Rave will span across 2 rooms, both equally freezing at 0°C but with different music genres playing – house and disco by DJs Jonathan Kusama and Ulysses in one room, and hard-hitting techno by Julien Brochard, DEEN, and CATS ON CRACK in the other.
Note: The secret location will be announced nearer to the date of the party, so look out for updates on their Facebook page! Tickets are also released in batches, and while the 1st batch ($35) has already sold out, you can still get the 2nd batch ($45) online or the 3rd batch ($55) at the door.
Date & Time: 30th June | 11PM till late
6. Stars & Stripes feat. DJ Parrish James & Tyler Made
Source: Tanjong Beach Club
It might not be independence day for us, but regardless, there’s no reason for us to not have a splashing good time at Tanjong Beach Club’s annual American-themed party, Smack My Beach Up: Stars & Stripes!
Source: Tanjong Beach Club
Held in celebration for the 4th of July, the beach and poolside party will feature live DJ sets with hip-hop beats and American jams from DJ Tyler Made and DJ Parrish James, and of course, plenty of beer, champagne and cocktails.
Note: Reserve a daybed here before they’re all filled up!
Address: Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942
Date & Time: 1st July | 1PM till late
7. Aquabeats 2018
Source: Club 9
Partygoers, experience a music festival on a whole new level at Aquabeats 2018, a music festival and dance party held at Adventure Cove Waterpark!
There’ll be 2 stages available, the Main Event and Seoul Party, and guests can expect blood-pumping mixes by international acts like Jade Rasif and Roxy June, as well as popular Korean DJs Rana Kim and Aster.
Source: Club 9
Better yet, all water slides will be open till the end of the event, which means that you can plunge down Riptide Rocket, challenge your friends on the Dueling Racer, and dance the night away in the Wave Pool without the crowd!
Those who purchase a VIP ticket will also get to enjoy a complimentary stay at Equarius, 5-star luxury hotel located just right across the waterpark.
Note: Ladies are entitled to free entry before 10PM!
Address: Adventure Cove Waterpark, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Date & Time: 30th June | 8PM – 4AM