Events in Singapore July 2018

Well whaddya know, half of 2018 has passed. If you’re sitting here wondering, “What the heck have I been doing for half a year?” you’re not alone.

For those of us looking for a little more excitement in our lives, here’s a list of 37 events ranging from theatre performances to food festivals to get you going this month.

Theatre, Comedy & Film

1. Singapore Theatre Festival 2018

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Celebrate contemporary Singaporean theatre at the Singapore Theatre Festival. The festival will premiere original works by local playwrights, such as Alfian Sa’at’s An Actress Prepares and Chong Woon Yong’s G.F.E.

Date: 5 July to 22 July
Event Time: Varies according to programme, see full line-up of events here
Admission: Varies according to programme, tickets available here
Address: LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, S(187940)

2. The Broadway Babies Presents: Runaway the Musical

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Touching on the topics of adolescence and isolation, Runaway is a musical which tells the tale of two Singaporean teens who meet on a train and how they come across others who also feel like outcasts.

Date: 13 July to 15 July
Event Time: 8.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: By donation, tickets available here
Address: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box, 90 Goodman Road, S(439053)

3. The Lion King The Musical

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Make it a musical date night with your girls when you catch the Broadway hit, The Lion King. The musical is 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 showtime
Admission: Starting from S$65, tickets available here
Address: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, S(018956)

4. Happy Ever Laughter – The Battle

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Singapore’s biggest stand-up comedy event, Happy Ever Laughter, features 12 iconic local comedians from Preetipls to Kumar. This year’s performers are set on roasting each other to oblivion and splitting your sides while they’re at it.

Date: 11 July to 29 July
Event Time: Varies according to showtime, see full schedule here
Admission: Starting from S$70, tickets available here
Address: Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road, S(178907)

5. Popcorn Pop-up Cinema

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Unwind after work by catching a movie with the girls over a complimentary glass of wine or beer. This month’s highlights include The Grand Budapest Hotel, My Neighbor Totoro and Girl Rising.

See the full line-up here.

Date: 2 July to 31 July
Event Time: Varies according to programme
Admission: S$9, tickets available here
Address: Varies according to programme

6. Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye Live In Singapore

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Renowned spoken word poets Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye are back for two nights of live poetry, with their lyrical verses centring around the topics of love and vulnerability.

Date: 5 July and 6 July
Event Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Admission: Starting from S$28.03, tickets available here
Address: KC Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road, Robertson Quay, S(239035)

7. Sasha Velour Live In Singapore

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For the first time in Singapore, Sasha Velour, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, is coming for our wigs. Witness the queen lip-sync her favourite numbers and let her take you on a journey to the heart of the Brooklyn drag scene.

Date: 25 July
Event Time: 8.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$98, tickets available here
Address: Shine Auditorium, 100 Beach Road, S(189702)

LGBTQ+ events

8. Pink Dot 10

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Celebrate the freedom to love at the 10th anniversary of Pink Dot. Surround yourself with loved ones at a picnic and enjoy lively performances and speeches by the ambassadors.

Date: 21 July
Event Time: 3.00pm to 8.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Hong Lim Park, Upper Pickering Street, S(058284)

9. Queer Zinefest SG

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Head down to Singapore’s first zinefest dedicated to the LGBTQA+ community. Meet local queer zinesters, artists and musicians, participate in zine-making workshops, and snack on the yummy Camp Kilo roasts.

Date: 14 July
Event Time: 12.30pm to 5.30pm
Admission: Free
Address: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, S(338987)

10. Pink Screen by the Projector

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This month, the Projector is screening a selection of LGBT+ films about love, diversity, and the need for representation. The curation includes the award-winning French film 120 BPM and the poignant documentary on voguing Kiki.

Date: 7 July, 15 July and 21 July
Event Time: Varies according to showtime
Admission: S$13.50, tickets available here
Address: The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, S(199589)

11. I Will Survive Book Launch

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Head down to the re-launch of local writer Leow Yangfa’s previously sold-out book, I Will Survive. A compilation of real-life stories of LGBT Singaporeans, the book shares touching experiences from bullying in schools to losing a loved one.

Date: 13 July
Event Time: 7.00pm to 8.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: BooksActually, 9 Yong Siak Street, S(168645)

12. Out In Singapore by Leslie Kee

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Visit Out In Singapore, a photo exhibition by renowned photographer Leslie Kee. The exhibition features portraits of 150 LGBTQ Singaporeans, showcasing the diversity of this community in Singapore.

Date: 5 July to 29 July
Event Time: 12.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, S(199589)

13. The Love Ball: Pink Dot Is Burning

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Hosted by Drag Race Thailand’s Pangina Heals, this year’s Odd Ball will continue to celebrate and empower members of the LGBTQ+ community. Be entertained by two rounds of friendly and fierce competition—a drag lip sync battle followed by a fashion show.

Date: 21 July
Event Time: 10.00pm to 4.00am
Admission: S$8, tickets available here or purchase at the door for S$10
Address: Hard Rock Cafe, 50 Cuscaden Road, #02-01, HPL House, S(249724)

Art Exhibitions & Workshops

14. ART JAM: Love & Identity

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Get in touch with your artistic side at this relaxing acrylic painting session. In conjunction with PinkFest 2018 and in support of the LGBT community, the theme of the evening will be love and identity. Pink refreshments provided!

Date: 18 July
Event Time: 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Admission: S$51.19, tickets available here
Address: Visual Arts Centre, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road, S(238469)

15. Brush Calligraphy Workshop

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Pick up calligraphy so you can make pretty birthday cards for your besties, or motivational notes for yourself. You’ll get to take home a calligraphy kit, complete with two brush pens, cardstock and practice sheets.

Date: 8 July and 22 July
Event Time: 3.00pm to 5.30pm
Admission: S$78, tickets available for 8 July and 22 July
Address: Naiise @ The Cathay, Handy Road, #B1-08, S(229233)

16. Singapore Garden Festival 2018

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Explore gorgeous and 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)

17. Introduction Into Illustration Embroidery

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Learn DIY embroidery to embellish and personalise anything, from clothes to bags to shoes. By the end of the class, you’ll be able to turn any image you like into embroidered art.

Date: 22 July
Event Time: 12.00pm to 2.00am
Admission: S$70, tickets available here
Address: Naiise @ The Cathay, Handy Road, #B1-08, S(229233)

18. Beginner Jewellery Making Workshop

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This introductory class covers the basics of jewellery making. You’ll be guided in designing and crafting your own silver jewellery pieces, such as pendants, earrings, and rings, to take home.

Date: 6 July, 13 July, 20 July and 27 July
Event Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Admission: S$165.99, tickets available here
Address: The Imperial Smithster, 32 Defu Lane 10, S(539213)

Shopping & Markets

19. Actually Affordable Art Market

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Aside from discovering affordable pieces to upgrade your home decor, attend various workshops such as acrylic pour for S$45 and floral embroidery for S$86.84.

Date: 1 July
Event Time: 2.00pm to 7.00pm
Admission: Free, register for acrylic pour workshop and floral embroidery workshop
Address: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01, S(33897)

20. Keeper’s Playground of Infinite Happiness

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Featuring interactive pop-ups from over 100 brands and artists, the Keeper’s Playground aims to convey happiness through play, art installations, local products, and food.

Date: 27 July to 29 July, 3 August to 5 August
Event Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm (27 July), 11.00am to 9.00pm (28 July to 5 August)
Admission: Free, tickets available here
Address: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, S(188969)

21. Singapore Food Festival 2018

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The 25th edition of the Singapore Food Festival brings gastronomic delights across the island. This year’s event lineup includes the main event Streat 2018, Sentosa Grillfest and Beer Yoga sessions.

Date: 13 July to 29 July
Event Time: Varies according to programme
Admission: Varies according to programme, tickets available here
Address: Varies according to programme

22. Underground Market No.10 x Urban Ventures

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Check out the Underground Market, as part of the Urban Ventures X Street Party. Hype clothes, accessories, shoes and bags will be going at bargain prices, while hot street performances and DJs set the mood.

Admission is by donation, and all ticketing proceeds will go to Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2), which promotes equitable treatment for migrant workers.

Date: 7 July
Event Time: 4.00pm to 10.30pm
Admission: Free, donate to TWC2 here
Address: Temple Street, Singapore

23. Sunday Social Market

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For a great casual weekend hangout, grab your friends and head down to Sunday Social Market. Enjoy house music while exploring local brands, crafters and bakers, and feasting on delicious roasts all day.

Date: 15 July
Event Time: 12.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01, S(33897)

24. Baby World Fair 2018

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Calling mummies and mums-to-be: score huge deals on pregnancy and baby products at Singapore’s largest baby fair. With more than 150,000 products and 1000 brands, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Date: 6 July to 8 July
Event Time: 11.00am to 9.00pm (Fri – Sat), 11.00am to 8.00pm (Sun)
Admission: Free
Address: Singapore Expo Hall 5, 1 Expo Drive, S(486150)

25. Singapore Cat Festival

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At Singapore’s first-ever cat festival, you’ll find product vendors, learn from talks and sharing sessions, and participate in exciting activities with your feline friend.

Date: 14 July to 15 July
Event Time: 11.00am to 9.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Leisure Park Kallang, 5 Stadium Walk Level 1 Atrium, S(397693)

Health & Fitness

26. Feel Fab Fest 2018

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Whether you’re a fitness newbie or a cardio junkie, get fit at the Feel Fab Fest 2018 sports festival. With introductory workout classes, health seminars and wellness workshops, be empowered to live your best life this July.

Date: 21 July to 22 July
Event Time: 10.00am to 8.00pm
Admission: Free, register for activities and seminars
Address: 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Suntec Singapore Hall 405 – 406, S(039593)

27. Hello Kitty Run Singapore 2018

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The family-friendly 5km Hello Kitty Run returns for an energising day out. Have fun at engagement zones and take photos with the beloved characters. But fastest fingers first, because tickets are selling out fast.

Date: 15 July
Event Time: 8.00am to 10.00am
Admission: Starting from S$55, tickets available here
Address: The Promontory, 11 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018940, S(018940)

28. Tri-Factor Run & RunSwim Challenge 2018

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Put your physical fitness to the test when you swim 1.5km and run two 10.5km races. In celebration of the run’s 10th anniversary, a new Long Multi-Sport Distance option has been added.

Date: 8 July
Event Time: 7.00am to 10.00am
Admission: Starting from S$32, tickets available here
Address: Angsana Green, East Coast Park Area E2, 1220 East Coast Parkway, S(468960)

29. Sunset Flow Yoga

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Attend an invigorating after-work yoga session while enjoying a rooftop view of the sunset. Mats are provided, but spaces are based on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Date: 4 July, 11 July, 18 July, and 25 July
Event Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Admission: S$20 for non-members, free for Hive members, tickets available at the door.
Address: The Hive Singapore, 59 New Bridge Road, S(059405)

30. OXFITT Run Till Dark

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Take on the 15km OXFITT Run Till Dark marathon and enjoy the cool evening breeze as you race. The run is limited to the first 2,000 participants.

Date: 21 July
Event Time: 5.00pm to 8.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$48, register here
Address: The Promontory, 11 Marina Boulevard, S(018940)

31. Race Against Cancer 2018

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Run for a good cause this July, at the Race Against Cancer 2018. Fees collected from the 5km, 10km and 15km race categories will fund the Singapore Cancer Society’s programmes and services.

Date: 22 July
Event Time: 7.00am to 10.00am
Admission: By donation, register here
Address: Angsana Green, East Coast Park Area E2, 1220 East Coast Parkway, S(468960)

Music Events, Festivals & Parties

32. Odesza Live In Singapore

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For the first time in Singapore, jam out to Odesza Live. Let the American electronic music group hypnotise you with an arsenal of projected visuals and fire tracks from their long-awaited third album, A Moment Apart.

Date: 20 July
Event Time: 8.00pm to 9.30pm
Admission: Starting from S$108, tickets available here
Address: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, S(098269)

33. Smack My Beach Up: Stars & Stripes

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Pledge allegiance to a wet and wild beach party at this month’s edition of Smack My Beach Up. In conjunction with the 4th of July, American DJs Parrish James and Tyler Made will keep you grooving all afternoon long.

Date: 1 July
Event Time: 1.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: Varies according to package, book a daybed here
Address: Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, S(098942)

34. Aquaholic Pool Party SG

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Enjoy summer beach vibes at the Aquaholic Pool Party. With hot beats by DJ Akito, DJ Shigeki and special guest DJ Big Kid, get lit in the heat while staying cool in the pool.

Date: 1 July
Event Time: 4.00pm till late
Admission: Free, reserve a spot by calling 6100 1102 or email [email protected]
Address: FOC Sentosa, 110 Tanjong Beach Walk, S(098943)

35. Wanna One Live In Singapore

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Catch K-pop’s hottest new boy band, Wanna One, perform chart-topping hits such as ‘Energetic’, ‘Boomerang’, and more off their latest album I Promise You.

Date: 13 July
Event Time: 8.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$148, tickets available here
Address: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, S(397691)

36. Lulu’s Lounge Introduces Le Beat Bespoke: The Summer Edition

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Start your Wednesday nights with a bang at Lulu’s Lounge. On Ladies’ Night, enjoy complimentary canapés from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and free flow Aperol Spritz from 9.00pm to midnight.

Date: Every Wednesday
Event Time: 7.00pm to 12.00am
Admission: Free entry for both men and women
Address: Lulu’s Lounge, 7 Raffles Boulevard, S(039595)

37. Sarnies 7th Anniversary

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Celebrate Sarnies’ seventh birthday with S$7 beer, spirits, wines and snacks. There’ll also be rounds of beer pong and a giant brownie birthday cake to satisfy your sweet tooth. First 50 early birds get a free drink on the house! If you’re the first 50 to RSVP, you’ll get a drink on the house!

Date: 7 July
Event Time: 7.00pm to 12.30am
Admission: Free, RSVP here
Address: Sarnies, 136 Telok Ayer Street, S(068601)

Activities To Do In Singapore

With this list and the right company, there’ll never be a dull moment this July!