It is undeniable that most of us look to the weekend the minute Monday hits us. All we want to do is get out of the office ASAP and escape the confines of our desk. But this is when tragedy strikes because we realise that we have run out of things to do and see in Singapore.
But hey, your weekends need not be spent on revisiting old date spots although there is a tinge of sentimentalism in that. Instead, take bae out for one of these exciting and interesting events in Singapore this July and spice up both your weekday nights and weekends with your partner.
Get your phones out and start planning your schedule for this month with these 23 Events In Singapore In July 2017 For Date Days With Bae.
ARTS & CULTURE
EDEN MUSIC FESTIVAL, GARDEN OF SINS
A music festival held at the Wave House Sentosa, ladies will have free entry until 10pm upon registration before 14 July 2017. Gents have to pay S$35 for early bird purchase (before 10th July) and tickets can be purchased here.
Otherwise, tickets at the door will be S$50. This will entitle you to 1 complimentary drink and 3 hours of free flow.
15 July 2017 to 16 July 2017
Wave House Sentosa
Held at the Aliwal Arts Centre, the Pole Arena is a pole dance show organised by Studio Sand, which aims to reach out to aspiring amateur pole performers in Singapore. There will be a local amateur pole competition and student recital.
Finalists for the Pole Arena will be announced on 14 June 2017 and they will stand to win over S$1000 worth of prizes. Otherwise, ticket sales open in June and are going at S$20 each.
15 July 2017
Aliwal Arts Centre
CHEF: BIBIMBAP VS CHILI CRAB
Chef: Bibimbap vs. Chili Crab is an exciting non-verbal performance which features the use of live beatboxing and b-boying to tell the story of Green and Red chefs engaged in a cooking competition. Directed and produced by Choi Chul Ki (best known for “NANTA”), the cast of this local adaptation also includes Singaporean celebrities Jayley Woo and Hayley Woo.
Tickets are going at S$118, S$98, S$78, S$48 and S$38 (exclusive of Sistic booking fees).
09 June 2017 to 22 July 2017
Resorts Worth Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Danceworks! is an annual anti-drug competition organised by CNB Drug Free SG, that seeks to engage and educate youths with an anti-drug cause through dance whilst concurrently encouraging the development of a healthy and drug-free lifestyle.
This year, Danceworks! will span over two days and a brand new category will be included in the competition categories – All Styles Dance Battle. Registration will be necessary to participate in the competition.
29 July 2017 to 30 July 2017
Scape Ground Theatre
THE FUNNY FELLAS, LIVE IN SINGAPORE
David Halley, Captain Khalid and Rachman Blake are coming to Singapore to bring you a night of extreme fun and laughter. Affectionately known as ‘The Lord of The Ribs’ and ‘The LOL Models’, The Funny Fellas are coming to Singapore and their performance will tickle you to the bone.
Tickets range from S$16 to S$30 with an early bird promotion of S$15 per ticket.
11 July 2017, 8pm – 11pm
BARSTYLEZ WORLD FLAIR COCKTAIL CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 “THE BIG MATCH”
Hosted by Barstylez at Hard Rock Café, 40 of the world’s best flair bartenders from 20 countries around the world will be competing for a place in the grand finals in the Barstylez World Flair Cocktail Championship 2017.
Admission is free and there will also be a drink’s promotion for all to enjoy during the event.
31 July 2017
Hard Rock Café
MAKER FAIRE SINGAPORE 2017
Maker Faire Singapore 2016 is an event which brings creators together to showcase their work and share their skills and talents. There will be interesting, wacky and fun science projects, art, craft, engineering and technology at this event, which will be held at the Singapore Science Centre.
This is a ticketed event and additional costs may apply to purchase of merchandise, food purchases and selected workshops.
22 July 2017 to 23 July 2017
Singapore Science Centre
OPEN AIR CINEMA @ SOCIAL MARKET BY OPEN FARM COMMUNITY
Ever wished for the chance to relive the experience of old-school drive-in cinemas? Well, here is something close to that. At Open Farm Community’s Open Air Cinema @ Social Market, you can sit under the stars and savour on some local snacks put together by Open Farm Community whilst enjoying a local film on local food at 7pm. There will also be a pop-up market at 3pm to 8pm.
The movie will cost S$35 per pax, which includes a screening ticket and picnic basket.
22 July 2017 to 23 July 2017
Open Farm Community
SONICR MASTERY TRADING COURSE, 13TH BATCH
At the SonicR Mastery Trading Course, this will be your chance to learn about technical knowledge from Forex/Stock/CFD/Commodities Trading. There will also be inner circle group sharing about case studies and trade discussions so that you will be able to improve your own trading skills in a strong, supportive community.
Attendance is subject to seats availability and registration is necessary.
29 July 2017 to 30 July 2017
STORY + PARTY – TRUE DATING STORIES TOLD LIVE
Held at Blu Jaz Café, participants will be treated to the stories of professional storytellers about their love stories and experiences. The show will take about one hour and thereafter follow with the chance to laugh and have a few more drinks.
This event is an award-winning “Online Dating Alternative” for people to meet and get to know each other. There will even be the chance for you to take part in the storytelling by sharing your own 5-minute story about love.
For now, the 7.30pm is sold out but tickets are still available for the 9.30pm show at S$40 for regular tickets.
17 July 2017
Bluz Jaz Café
THE GREAT GATSBY MASQUERADE PARTY (SINGLES ONLY)
Hosted by Gai Gai, The Great Gatsby Masquerade Party is a themed party bash at VLV, a stunning heritage building along the Singapore waterfront. An event for singles only, attendees can expect secret identities and free flow of non-alcoholic beverages and more.
With many engaging mini-games, prizes up for grabs, this is one party not to be missed. Do note that registration is necessary for this event.
14 July 2017
HERITAGE TOWN FESTIVAL BY KIM CHOO
Soak yourself in the rich heritage of the Katong-Joo Chiat district during the Heritage Food Trail (22 July 2017 and 29 July 2017). At S$55 per pax, you will be brought on a journey around the neighbourhood which will entail experiencing the neighbourhood’s food, culture and architecture.
You will also have the chance to get your creative juices flowing with some Peranakan handicraft at the Community Arts and Food Culture Showcase which takes place once a week in July. This will cost S$38 per pax.
01 July 2017 to 31 July 2017
Katong-Joo Chiat District
ION ORCHARD CULINARY CREATIONS 2017
This year, the Ion Orchard Culinary Creations 2017 comprises of three exciting segments that you can be a part of. First, take part in a cook-off, workshop or tour at Chocolate Wonderland (14 July 2017 to 16 July 2017) and then immerse yourself in Peranakan heritage at the Singapore Cultural Experience (11 July 2017 to 19 July).
After that, have a taste of kueh from Bengawan Solo, one of Singapore’s favourite brands from 11 July 2017 to 31 July 2017. Admission is free for all.
09 July 2017 to 31 July 2017
KUEH APPRECIATION DAY BY SLOW FOOD (SINGAPORE)
Brought to you by Slow Food, take the time to appreciate traditional kueh favourites such as the Ondeh Ondeh by HariAnn’s, yi bua by Hainan Xiao Chi and Lemper by Malay vendor, Ratu Lempur. There will also be kueh-making demonstration classes and special kueh exclusive to the event.
Admission is free and the event will take place at ToTT store on Dunearn Road.
23 July 2017
ToTT on Dunearn Road
SINGAPORE TEA FESTIVAL 2017
Obsessed with tea? Celebrate your love for tea at the Singapore Tea Festival, an inaugural two-day festival. The STF 2017 will have four main elements—a ‘Tea Market’ to showcase homegrown tea vendors, a tea-themed pop-up café ‘Teapitiam’, a ‘Tea Room’ which will host workshops open to the public, and a ‘Tea Museum’.
There will also be talks, demonstrations and even a Chinese tea appreciation workshop. By the way, admission is free.
22 July 2017 to 23 July 2017
STREAT BY SINGAPORE FOOD FESTIVAL 2017
Savour Singapore in every bite at the Singapore Food Festival held from 14 July 2017 to 30 July 2017. Foodies, prepare yourself for a gastronomical adventure like no other as you can expect modern-Singaporean and arty dining experiences with a feast of flavours at the festival.
There will also be local chef collaborations (e.g. Candlenut with Wild Rocket) and workshops which display the best of Singapore’s rich heritage and culture. Admission is free for all.
14 July 2017 to 15 July 2017, 5pm – 10.30pm
THE 50 CENTS FEST: THOSE YEARS BY CHINATOWN FOOD STREET
Remember those days when food in Singapore could be purchased for under a dollar or even less? Do you miss those days? Now you can go back in time and dig into traditional hawker dishes of the 1980s at The 50 Cents Fest.
Yes, everything will be sold at 50 cents, or in multiples of 50 cents which is so crazy but so good! Some dishes to expect include ‘abacus seeds’ (yam gnocchi), paper-wrapped chicken and steam peanuts.
29 July 2017 to 30 July 2017
THE GREAT SINGAPORE FOOD TOUR – QUEUE NO MORE!
At S$60 per guest, this is your chance to avoid any queues that you typically see at Singapore’s Michelin-Rated food stalls. Just appear at the event and your food and tour guide will be waiting for you to give you little-known facts about the food.
The three stalls that you will be tasting from includes Hoover Rojak, Liang Zhao Ji Roast Duck Rice and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles. Tickets cost S$60 and you will need to register in advance.
29 July 2017
Meeting point is at Farrer Park MRT
SINGAPORE RESTAURANT FESTIVAL 2017
Partake in the inaugural Singapore Restaurant Festival (SRF) that will take place from 1 July to 30 September 2017, an extension of the popular Singapore Restaurant Month that witnessed rousing success over the last two years with its thematic showcase of dishes at notable eateries.
SRF will offer opportunities to dine at select restaurants island-wide with great savings through the launch of the Singapore Restaurant Festival Dining Voucher Set redeemable over a three-month period.
01 July to 30 September 2017
200 restaurants across Singapore
RASA FIESTA SINGAPURA – RUM AND CARIBBEAN-THEMED FESTIVAL
Good news to all rum aficionados! Rasa Fiesta Singapura is a rum and Caribbean-themed festival happening in Singapore from 10 July 2017 to 15 July 2017 at Keong Saik. Immerse yourself in a Caribbean oasis and get savvy with rum, hearty eats, and Caribbean culture at Rasa Fiesta Singapura.
INTL. CHAMPIONS CUP SINGAPORE: CHELSEA FC V FC BAYERN
Held at the National Stadium Singapore, the International Champions Cup (ICC) is the world’s premier summer football tournament that spans across a few iconic venues in North America, Australia, Europe, China and now South East Asia.
ICC Singapore will feature Chelsea FC, FC Bayern and FC Internazionale in a round-robin three-match tournament and this is the first time that these European teams have played against each other in Singapore. Tickets have been on sale since 30 March 2017 so do note that it will be subject to be availability. Prices start from S$40 for a single day pass.
25 July 2017, 27 July 2017 and 29 July 2017
National Stadium Singapore
OUR TAMPINES HUB ULTIMATE FRISBEE TOURNAMENT 2017
Freakshow and Rascals present THUFT2017, a two-day intense Ultimate Frisbee tournament held on the brand new Tampines Hub AstroTurf fields.
22 July 2017
SINGAPORE CREATIVITY & WALKING RETREAT – SILKSCREEN & TEXTILES
Singapore Creativity & Walking Retreat – Silkscreen & Textiles is a 5-day retreat for anyone who loves walking, wants to learn how to screen print, desires to reconnect with the creative potential and be inspired to lead a more creative life.
The retreat will cost S$2,230 SGD (non-inclusive of hotel or flights) and there are only 10 places available for the workshop. A non-refundable deposit of S$500 is necessary to reserve your place. Payment of the full amount following reservation is due on 12 July 2017 and a payment plan can be arranged.
24 July 2017 to 28 July 2017
About the writer:
A member of the team at ladyironchef, Claire’s mission is to lead a life without regrets – to explore the world and its treasures boldly. When she isn’t pursuing her interests in writing, academia and music, Claire spends her free time with family and her pets. She also hopes to run her own animal shelter in the future.