Events and festivals in Singapore
Whether you’re a foodie, merrymaker, bibliophile, or an avid gamer, we’ve got you covered with this weekend’s lineup of activities – there’s even a Marvel movie behind-the-scenes exhibition for Marvel fans!
1. Tiger Street Food Festival
Source: Tiger Beer
Prepare your stomach for a night of feasting at Tiger Street Food Festival, where you can dig into local hawker favourites for just $2 each. There’ll be 15 hawker stalls at this 2nd edition, which includes Famous Eunos Bak Chor Mee, Ah Tan Wings with their signature Har Cheong Gai, and Tasty Street, whose speciality includes Wagyu Beef and Iberico Lor Ba rice bowls.
As an added bonus, Tiger Beer will be committing the same amount as the proceeds earned from this pop-up to its next Tiger Street Food Support Fund! Of course, the whole range of Tiger Beer will be on sale as well at just $3 – $6 for you to wash your food down with.
Note: Only cash transactions are available, and vouchers for food and beer are priced at $10 each.
Address: Open field @ Tan Quee Lan Street
Date & Time: 8th June 2018 | 5PM – 10.30PM
2. Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes
Source: Marina Bay Sands
For those of you who are #TeamMarvel, head down to the ArtScience Museum for their latest exhibition, Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes! Bringing together a grand total of 19 Marvel movies from the past decade – ranging from the very first Iron Man film to the latest Infinity War – the exhibition will showcase the art, technology, sets, and props behind the making of the films.
Tickets can be bought online here.
Address: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Date & Time: 9th June – 30th Sep | 10AM – 7PM Daily
Ticket Pricing: $19 (Adult), $14 (Child / Senior / Student)
3. Asia Game Festival
Source: Asia Game Festival
Gamers, this one’s for you – the inaugural Asia Game Festival is kicking off this Saturday and it’ll feature an impressive lineup of video games like a professional-grade racing simulator and Esports competitions such as a FIFA Championship and PUBG’s first-ever offline 100-man battle royale.
There’s even the popular SubaToki Café’s “Tsundere Café”, which boasts a new addition to their staff lineup, Singapore’s first ever AR esports competition, and a Minecraft workshop where you’ll learn how to create your very own mod with some basic coding skills!
Plus, J-pop artists will be performing live at the end of each day, with the likes of DJ Caesar, a pioneer in the Japanese anisong DJ world, GIRLFRIEND, and Underbar, with his trademark mask and deep voice.
The concert tickets and festival passes are sold separately, so book your tickets here!
Address: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Suntec City, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Date & Time: 9th – 10th June | 12.30PM – 10PM
Ticket Pricing: $15 – $42
4. The 24 Hour Bookstore Event
If you’re a proud bibliophile, mark your calendars because BooksActually’s 24 Hour Bookstore Event is back! Get comfy as you listen to readings and get first dibs on book launches by local writers like Alfian Sa’at, Cyril Wong, and Clara Chow.
Plus, the well-loved indie bookstore will also be selling miniature BooksActually bricks for $50 each in conjunction with the event, which is part of their fundraiser to help them find a forever home in a permanent space!
Note: Pillows are not provided, so bring your own to snuggle up.
Address: No. 9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 168645
Date & Time: 8th June | 7PM – 2AM
5. Mexican Film Festival
Source: The Projector
Film buffs, the Mexican Film Festival is back again and this year’s feature a curated selection of 10 films by The Projector, which includes the award-winning thriller, April’s Daughter, dark comedy, Hilda, and thought-provoking films Between Us and No Dress Code Required about gender equality.
The opening film, You’re Killing Me Susana, has already sold out, so book yourself a seat for the rest of the shows here ASAP!
Address: #05-00, The Projector, Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, Singapore 199589
Date: 7th – 10th June
Ticket Pricing: $11.50 – $13.50
6. The Guild’s Grand Opening Party
Source: The Guild Singapore
Craft beer connoisseurs, you’ll be pleased to know that The Guild is hosting a Grand Opening Party to celebrate the official launch of their restaurant along Keong Saik Road! Savour award-winning beers from the famous Hong Kong craft brewery Young Master Ales and dig into quality comfort food with a twist by American chef Vinny Lauria, which includes his signature Mac N’ Cheese which has house-cured egg yolk specially added to prevent the dish from getting too cloying.
Note: RVSP is a must for this event!
Address: #01-01, 55 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089158
Date & Time: 9th June | 5PM – 8PM
7. Little Havana at Esquina
Source: Denise Khan Tan
Paint the town red at Little Havana at Esquina – the Spanish tapas bar’s annual alley fiesta! Teaming up with Bacardi House Party, guests can expect classic rum cocktails like mojitos and Cuba Libres (rum and coke), and Cuban specialities like Ropa Vieja, Tortilla de Patata, and Lechon Asado (Spanish suckling pig).
The best part? All food and drinks are priced at just $10 nett, and you can skip the queue on the day itself simply by purchasing their fiesta deal beforehand – for $30, you’ll get 2 tapas of your choice, 1 cocktail, and 1 baby mojito! What’s more, pan-Latin American music and upbeat tunes will also be playing for you to groove to.
The menu can be viewed here.
Address: 16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267
Date & Time: 10th June | 3PM – 10PM
8. Negroni Week
Source: Smoke & Mirrors
Drink to your fill during Negroni Week, the annual international charity event that’s back for its 4th edition! Over 70 bars are participating this round, with specially created cocktails like Amrith’s Thai Milk Tea Negroni ($22), which uses Thai tea leaf-infused vermouth and dark rum instead of gin, and Origin Bar’s Buona Vista ($23), a locally-inspired take with chocolate and hazelnut distillate, fig infused vermouth, and coffee foam.
Shards & Bitters. Source: Smoke & Mirrors
Participating bars and restaurants will pledge at least $1 to a charity of their choice for every Negroni cocktail or Negroni-inspired creation sold, but make sure to head down to Smoke & Mirrors – they’re donating $5 for every Negroni drink sold, and their creation Shards & Bitters ($22) has basil pepperberry gin with a dash of “potato glass”.
Check out the list of venues here!
Date & Time: 4th – 10th June