Events in Singapore August 2018

If you weren’t lucky enough to score tickets to the parade this year, it’s okay man. There are other years to come and August has plenty more events in celebration of National Day.

From the Night Festival to Halsey’s concert, here’s a list of 33 events happening this month to keep you and your girlfriends occupied.

Art Events, Exhibitions, and Workshops

1. Singapore Garden Festival 2018


Explore Insta-worthy floral displays at the Singapore Garden Festival. Besides observing the main displays, check out the horticulture marketplace and all-day live performances.

Date: 21 July to 3 August
Event Time: 9.00am to 10.00pm
Admission: Varies according to programme, see full price list and buy tickets here
Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, S(018953)

2. Singapore Night Festival



At the annual Singapore night festival, be enthralled by the 16 light installations by both local and international artists.

From 23 to 25 August 2018, revellers can also look forward to a dynamic display of 27 performances from genres across the different arts disciplines, presented alongside an eclectic collective of F&B options and artisan craft offerings.

Date: 17 August to 25 August
Event Time: 7.00pm onwards
Admission: Free
Address: Varies according to programme

3. Creators We Love: WeWork 22 Cross Street Launch



At Creators We Love, attend a talk by local artists to hear how they’ve created a meaningful life from living their passions. Afterwards, join them for masterclasses which include silkscreen book printing, hand lettering, and woodcutting, before letting your hair down with a house party from 9.00pm till late.

Note: each masterclass is limited to 20 attendees.

Date: 2 August
Event Time: 7.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Free, sign up for masterclasses and RSVP here
Address: WeWork Cross Street, 22 Cross Street, S(048421)

4. Art Exhibition – The World’s Loneliest Bookstore



Catch Books Actually’s exhibition that questions the need for books in an apocalyptic world.
Following the disaster, only one woman remains in Singapore. With the books she has scavenged, she has decided to set up the last remaining bookstore on earth.

Date: 3 August to 19 August
Event Time: 11.00am to 7.00pm (Except opening night)
Admission: Free
Address: Block 7, Gillman Barracks, 7 Lock Road, S(108935)

NDP-related events

5. We Are Singapore Run 2018



Run 8km with the Gei Gei Running Club. Just show up in your favourite red and white athleisure and have a fun time sweating it out.

Date: 5 August
Event Time: 7.15am to 9.00am
Admission: Free
Address: Clarke Quay Central, The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, S(059817)

6. National Day at CÉ LA VI



Celebrate National Day 57-floors above the city at CÉ LA VI Singapore. Get front row seats to the firework display as you munch on BBQ bites and dance to the beats of afro-latin, soulful house, and nu disco tunes.

Date: 9 August
Event Time: 12.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: S$28 (pre-sale tickets available here), or S$48 at the door
Address: CÉ LA VI, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, S(018971)

7. Disco Lah!



71 floors up, Bar Rouge is another option to watch the National Day parade from a bird’s eye view. Munch on complimentary kachang puteh while you sip on Singapore Slings. If you decide to stay past sunset, know that ladies get free flow drinks from 10.00pm to 1.00am.

Date: 9 August
Event Time: 3.00pm till late
Admission: Free for ladies, cover charge of S$25 after 10.30pm for men (1 standard house pour included)
Address: Bar Rouge, 2 Stamford Road, Floor 71, S(178882)

Movie Screenings

8. Asian Short Films (IndigNation Queer Film Festival 2018)



Catch queer movies from Asia such as Cocoon from China, Any Other Day from India, and A Simple Day from Myanmar, at the annual Indignation Queer Film Festival.

Date: 3 August
Event Time: 8.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: S$23 (online), tickets available here, S$25 at the door
Address: The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, S(199589)

9. Pop Up Cinema



Spend National Day at Gardens by the Bay this year and watch Singapore films by P Ramlee, Jack Neo, and Tan Pin Pin at the NDP Pop Up Cinema. See details of the movies here. These four films present slices of Singapore from the 1960s until recent years.

Date: 9 August
Event Time: 1.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Cannonball room, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, S(018953)

10. Doctors Without Borders Film Festival



Doctors Without Borders Film Festival aims to bring human suffering and humanitarian crises from half a world away to our consciousness here.

In five documentaries, follow the dangers medics face while being on the front line of a fatal attack in Afghanistan, to how doctors help refugees at the height of winter.

Date: 3 August to 5 August
Event Time: 2.00pm to 8.00pm
Admission: Free, tickets available here
Address: The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, S(199589)

Music Events and Performances

11. The Lion King The Musical



Make a musical date night when you catch Broadway hit The Lion King, famed for its captivating display of bright costumes and catchy tunes by multi-award winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.

Date: 27 June to 26 August
Event Time: Varies according to showtimes
Admission: Starting from S$65, tickets available here
Address: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, S(018956)

12. Halsey World Tour Singapore 2018



Halsey, who staged a stunning performance at the Singapore F1 Grand Prix in 2016, is set to hold her first full-fledged concert in Singapore at The Star Theatre.

Known for her dark and gritty electropop sounds and lyrics, you can expect top hits such as “Colours”, “Castle”, “Closer”, “Bad at Love”, and “No or Never”.

Date: 8 August
Event Time: 8.00pm to 9.30pm, doors open at 7.00pm
Admission: From S$88, tickets available here
Address: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, S(138617)

13. Clean Bandit: Live In Singapore



Join Grammy Award-winning Clean Bandit for their one-night-only performance in Singapore. Sing your heart out to Rockabye, Symphony, and their #1 UK single Rather Be.

Date: 15 August
Event Time: 8.00pm to 9.30pm
Admission: Starting from S$68, tickets available here
Address: The Star Theatre, The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, S(138617)

14. Paramore: Live in Singapore 2018



Gather your secondary school emo clique and catch Grammy-Award winning rock superstars, Paramore, in their ‘After Laughter’ tour. ‘After Laughter’ is the band’s first new album in more than four years.

Date: 21 August
Event Time: 8.00pm to 9.30pm
Admission: S$168, tickets available here
Address: Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore, 1 Venture Avenue, S(608521)

15. Chance The Rapper – Live in Singapore



Grammy Award winner Chance the Rapper is performing in Singapore for the first time. Let your hair down with your girlfriends at his electric concert.

Date: 25 August
Event Time: 8.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: S$158, tickets available here
Address: Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore, 1 Venture Avenue, S(608521)

Parties, Clubbing and Drinking

16. Electric Feel: Stand Up Stand Up for the 80s



If you love 80s music, this is the party for you. Enjoy songs from Kylie, Cyndi, Maddie, Rick, Michael, Prince, Janet, Wham, Depeche Mode, New Order, Talking Heads, The Cure, Culture Club, Hall & Oates, and other one-hit wonders.

This is the last chance before Electric Feel takes a break for the next few months. Come with your craziest costumes, face paints, glitter, fab hair, and get physical on the dancefloor.

Date: 8 August
Event Time: 10.30pm to 4.00am
Admission: S$15, at the door, to enquire about private tables send the Facebook page a message
Address: Tuff Club, 138 Robinson Road, #19-01, S(068906)

17. RIOT Hosted by Becca D’Bus



Tired of watching western drags on RuPaul’s Drag Race? Catch our local drags run free at The Riot Drag Show and get smashed.

Date: 11 August
Event Time: 10.15pm to 11.30pm, doors open at 9.45pm
Admission: Starting from S$25, tickets available here
Address: Hard Rock Cafe, 50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House, S(249724)

18.  Beerfest Asia 2018 X Edition



Beerfest is 10 years old in Singapore and we are sure you will have a good time with your friends when trying booze from all over the world.

Date: 30 August to 2 September
Event Time: 30 August 2018, Thu: 6pm to 12mn
31 August 2018, Fri: 4pm to 12mn
1 September 2018, Sat: 3pm to 12mn
2 September 2018, Sun: 2pm to 11pm
Admission: From S$20, tickets available here
Address: The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay, S(018953)

19. A Pop-up Bar by Asia Pacific Breweries



Singapore’s first sustainable pop-up bar is powered by solar energy and constructed with repurposed materials from Asia Pacific’s Tuas brewery.

In exchange for a free beer, bring along a recyclable glass/plastic bottle or aluminum drink can
You can even play mini games and stand to win a free beer.

Date: 3 August to 5 August
Event Time: 7.00pm to 11.00pm (3 August and 4 August), 3.00pm to 7.00pm (5 August)
Admission: Free
Address: Kult Kafe, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, S(228120)

Talks and Book Launches

20. TEDxPickeringStreet 2018: Thrive 生意盎然



Give yourself a mind spa at TEDxPickeringStreet. Featuring new speakers, this year’s theme is thrive; questioning if survival is all we are capable of. See full list of speakers here.

Date: 4 August
Event Time: 9.00am to 6.30pm
Admission: Free for festival access, S$56 for conference, tickets available here
Address: Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru, S(159053)

21. Book Launch: Suicide Club



Celebrate the launch of local author Rachel Heng’s provocative novel, Suicide Club. Suicide Club was named the most anticipated book of the summer by the Huffington Post, The Millions, Gizmodo, Bustle, The Independent, The Irish Times, NYLON, and more. And it will be translated into 8 languages worldwide.

Date: 4 August
Event Time: 5.00pm to 6.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Block 7, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, S(108937)

22. Sex, Gender, & Tech



Speakers will create an inclusive dialogue on how topics around sexuality, sexual health, support, hygiene, and sex tech.

Date: 1 August
Event Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Admission: Free, tickets available here
Address: JustCo @ 120 Robinson Road, 120 Robinson Road, #15-01, S(068913)

23. How To Be Happy (again)



Jennifer Anne Champion and Samuel Caleb Wee will present an evening of rhyme, rhythm, and words, exploring happiness and the notion of a greater good.

Date: 5 August
Event Time: 5.00pm to 6.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: The Councourse, Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Dr, S(038981)

24. Deep Dive Discussion: This is what Inequality looks like



Listen to author You Yenn read snippets from her bestselling book, and have a deep-dive conversation with her and other book lovers. This will be followed by a community walk led by the Cassia Resettlement Team.

Date: 5 August
Event Time: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Admission: Free, sign up for the Deep-Dive discussion here
Address: The Tuckshop, 403 Guillemard Road, S(399795)

Flea Markets

25. Flea Party August



Rummage through luggages of clothes and have fun thrifting at this flea market. You get to refresh your wardrobe without the hefty price tag.

Date: 1 August to 31 August
Event Time: 1.00pm to 7.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Lucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Road , #06-48B (Beside Jollibee), S(238863)

26. Twilight: Flea & Feast “Proudly Local”



This indoor bazaar houses over 100 stalls selling street food, clothes, accessories, and handmade crafts. Visitors also get to enjoy performances by buskers and movie screenings throughout the three-day event.

Date: 3 August to 5 August
Event Time: 10.00am to 10.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City, S(039593)

27. Made in SG: Creator’s Market



At the second edition of the Creator’s Market, spend an afternoon discovering the trendiest clothes and accessories from retailers such as By Invite Only, The ordinary co, Olive Ankara, and Lucy and Mui. Food will also be sold.

Date: 4 August
Event Time: 11.00am to 5.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: We Work 71 Robinson, 71 Robinson Road, #14-01, S(068895)

28. MOX Parade



Have a good time with your girls at this indie artisanal goods market alongside the month-long curated Singapore Night Festival.

Date: 17 August to 19 August, 24 August to 25 August 2018
Event Time: 1.00pm to 9.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: SOTA, School of the Arts, Level 1, 1 Zubir Said Drive, S(227968)

29. Power Station Art Market by TLP X Singapore Land Authority



Ignite your cultural senses with everything from mainstream paint on canvas to alternative new media art.

Date: 22 August
Event Time: 12.00pm to 12.00am
Admission: Free
Address: Pasir Panjang Power Station, 3A Pasir Panjang Road, S(118486)

30. Singapore Night Festival Art Market 2018



Come mingle with our local creatives from 7.00pm till late. There will be 100 Art, Retail, Food and Beverage Booths for you to browse. Live music performances will keep a casual and relaxing atmosphere.

Date: 25 August
Event Time: 7.00pm to 12.00am
Admission: Free
Address: Singapore Art Museum, Sam at 8Q, 8 Queen Street, S(188535)

31. Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time



At the 8th edition of the Singapore Art Museum’s family-friendly exhibit Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time, discover what the fourth dimension means to different people and explore the relationships between time and space.

Date: 6 May to 26 August
Event Time: 10.00am to 7.00pm, Monday to Sunday. 10.00am to 9.00pm, Friday
Admission: Free (for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents)
Address: Singapore Art Museum, 8 Queen Street, S(189555)

32. Vegan Day Out at Camp Kilo



Join Camp Kilo for a vegan day out, where vegans, vegetarians, meatarians come out to play. It doesn’t matter what diet denomination you subscribe to, everyone loves good food and vibes.

Date: 26 August
Event Time: 1.00pm to 8.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01, S(33897)

33. The Summerhouse Marketplace – National Day Edition



Celebrate all things Singaporean at The Summerhouse Marketplace. Loosen your purse strings and support the works of local entrepreneurs and artists.

If you fancy a little tinkering, get your creative juices going at an art jamming session with Utter Studio or build yourself a terrarium with The Green Co.

Date: 5 August
Event Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Admission: Free, sign up for the art jamming session (S$33) and/or terrarium workshop (S$30) here
Address: 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, S(798387)

Activities In Singapore For August 2018

With this list, head down to these events with your girlfriends to commemorate Singapore’s independence without squeezing with the NDP crowd.