10 fresh events and food spots that have just popped up in the second half of July [16-31 July]
We’ve been having a whale of a time the first half of July.
The rest of the month doesn’t disappoint too! There’s a whole host of amazing activities and yummy new eats we can’t wait to try out.
This month’s line-up includes a Disney concert, international football stars on our shores, a dainty tea festival, and new food spots your tastebuds will thank you for. Whether you’re a music fan, party animal, or self-confessed foodie, here are some ways to keep busy the second half of July!
Here’s a calendar of 10 of the freshest events and eats to head to this month!
“A dream is a wish your heart makes”.
So if you’ve been dreaming of reliving your childhood, let Disney In Concert take you back!
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This is one magical concert that’ll transport you to the musical world of new and old Disney Animated Feature films.
Join in to awaken a little mermaid who longs to be human, a lion cub who struggles to find his place in the circle of life, two sisters who wish to warm a frozen relationship, and more!
Their stories are told through the talents of four Broadway-caliber singers, original Disney film footage and sweeping orchestral scores performed by Base Philharmonic Orchestra.
Here, the magic of Disney storytelling comes to life once again and reminds us that anything is possible!
Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish Where: Grand Theatre, Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, 018956 When: 14 – 15 Jul | Fri: 8pm; Sat: 2pm & 8pm Contact no.: 6348 5555 Website
Grab your gear, roll up your cuffs, and gather your troops.
Baybeats is back, and it’s the biggest music festival of its kind in Singapore and the region!
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This year, it presents a fist-pumping line-up of both Singapore and international acts.
The line-up covers genres including folk, pop, metal, post-rock, emo, punk, electro and everything in between.
Baybeats aims to gather the best of our homegrown talent in music-making, while creating a festival village that brings together local indie crafters.
Best of all–it’s free!
So reach out, touch faith and rock on at Singapore’s very own alternative music festival.
Baybeats Where: The Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981 When: 14 – 16 July Contact no.: 6828 8222Website
Shout out to all the party people!
The first edition of the Rasa Fiesta Singapura Block Party is just around the corner!
Image Credit: SG Asia City
After a week of Rasa Fiesta Singapura Bar Adventures, come to Jiak Chuan street for the hottest party this month.
On the street, you will find dancers, limbo games, beer pong, live DJs and workshops.
Then, duck into participating outlets Lime House and Phat Cat Laundry for a drink, or check out the street booths!
Food vendors from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and the French Carribbean will also be here to satisfy your appetite.
There’s even a special free kids playground area so Mums and Dads can also have a drink!
Rasa Fiesta Singapura Block Party Where: Jiak Chuan Road / Keong Saik Street When: 15 Jul, 3pm – 10.30pm Facebook
If you spend your time on YouTube binge-watching TED Talks, you’ll wanna check this out.
TED x Pickering Street is a self-organized TED event for our own little community in Singapore.
Image Credit: SG Asia City
TED believes that great ideas and stories are not found only in the movers and shakers of the world, but in the most ordinary everyman.
Great ideas can and should be shared, regardless of language, and TED hopes to achieve this with this bilingual, language-blind TEDx event.
At TED x Pickering Street, live speakers from all backgrounds will spark deep discussions and connections.
Because sometimes, inspiration lives right next door without us even knowing it!
TED x Pickering Street Where: ArtScience Musuem, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974 When: 15 Jul, 1pm – 6pm Website
The Botanic Gardens is known for its occasional chill, picnic-style concerts.
This month, we have one supported by The Straits Times!
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Join the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor Jason Lai at the park for an evening of well-loved classics.
The more musically inclined may recognize some pieces from the line-up, which includes “Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, Third movement (Poco allegretto) from Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90.
There are also selections from West Side Story, Cinema Paradiso: Theme, First Youth, Love Theme, and “Ritual Fire Dance” from El amor brujo.
What’s best? Admission is free!
So make it a day to remember, and don’t forget your picnic mat!
The Straits Times Concert at Gardens Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569 When: 22 Jul, 6pm Contact no.: 6602 4200Website
If indie music is your groove, this indie phenomenon must be a central part of your playlist.
London-based band The xx is landing on our shores this month with their I See You Tour!
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Following two spectacular headline shows here in 2013, The xx are set to bring the house down in their biggest Singapore show yet.
Formed in 2005, The xx are Romy Madley Croft (vocals, lead guitar), Oliver Sim (vocals, bass guitar), and Jamie Smith (beats, MPC sampler).
The xx reveal that they are exploring a more playful, eclectic and expansive musical direction, winning new and old fans with singles such as ‘On Hold’ and ‘Say Something Loving’.
They’re also travelling with electronic/R&B musician Sampha, one of the UK’s most soulful rising artists!
This one-night-only concert promises to be an unforgettable experience – don’t miss it!
The xx: I See You Tour Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, 397691 When: 25 Jul, 7pm Contact no.: 3158 7888 Website
Heads up, football fans!
The 2017 International Champions Cup is set to be held in Singapore this month.
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The International Champions Cup (ICC) is the world’s premier summer football tournament, bringing the best in football to iconic venues around the globe.
ICC Singapore will feature Chelsea FC, FC Bayern and FC Internazionale in a round-robin three-match tournament.
The fixtures in July will mark the first time these top European teams have played each other in Singapore.
So grab your jerseys and head to the Singapore National Stadium to catch your teams in action!
2017 International Champions Cup Where: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr, 397629 When: 25, 27, 29 Jul, 7.35pm Contact no.: 3158 7888 Website
Ready to gain new insight into our world?
The O.P.E.N. is a public engagement initiative from the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) that offers just that.
Image Credit: Singapore International Festival of The Arts
A pre-festival of ideas before SIFA, The O.P.E.N. presents 5 weeks of exploration.
It presents a curated selection of events through diverse platforms, including film and creative displays.
You’ll be sure to come across fascinating questions and eye-opening insights about our world and humanity.
The curatorial theme for SIFA 2017 is “Enchantment”, so be prepared to be taken in with the unusual and unexpected of everyday life.
The O.P.E.N. Where: Various Locations When: 28 Jun – 9 SepWebsite
If your answer to the standard “coffee or tea” question is always the latter, read on.
The inaugural Singapore Tea Festival (STF) will be making its debut at the upcoming Food Festival!
Image Credit: Singapore Tea Festival
Organised by The 1872 Clipper Tea Co., STF celebrates one of the world’s most popular beverages with a showcase of 17 homegrown tea brands.
Whether you’re a tea enthusiasts and just tea-curious, there’s something for you.
The weekend festival will feature new tea collections and signature tea blends, tea-inspired wares and modern tea bites, alongside tea-themed workshops and a tea heritage exhibition.
Adding to the mix are tea-related lifestyle offerings such as tea-pairing literature titles curated by BooksActually, lifestyle products from Naiise, and ceramic wares by Mud Rock.
If this sounds like your cup of tea, be sure to head on down!
Singapore Tea Festival Where: B4 ION Station, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, 238801 When: 22 – 23 Jul, 10am – 10pm Facebook
It’s no secret that our biggest national pastimes are eating and shopping.
Well, Open Farm Community (OFC) combines the best of both in its popular Social Market.
Image credit: Expat Living Singapore
The market’s tenth edition is extra special.
It’s its first foodie-friendly edition, and also the first time it’s held in the evening instead of during the daytime.
Taking its cue from local foodie culture, the two-day market will bring together some of the island’s best artisanal bakers, gourmet grocers, small-batch producers, and modern-day hawkers.
More than just a day of feasting, the market grounds will also play host to communal activities for all ages.
Think a cocktail masterclass, DIY flower crowns, and leisurely strolls through OFC’s flourishing outdoor farm.
Sunset Social Market Where: Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819 When: 22 – 23 Jul, 3pm – 8pm Contact no.: 6471 0306 Website
What’re you waiting for?
With so much happening this month, your weekends are bound to be a rollercoaster of fun-filled activities!
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