Time really is flying by – we’re almost midway through the year! Nonetheless, May looks set to be an exciting month, filled with the best live performances and exhilarating festivals. From tech shows to stand-up comedies, the month boasts a little something for everyone. These are the events we’re anticipating most this month.


Food

Books & Beer #37

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Love craft beer? How about infused craft beer? Known as Asia’s first and only “infusion beer lab”, Alchemist is not a place to be missed! Using three-litre beer infusion towers, signature beer from the Little Island Brewing Co. will be fused with ingredients to create impeccably-controlled and flavourful brews. And if you get hungry, why not pair your craft beer with enticing tapas like ceviche, duck fat chips or sticky thai chicken wings? We’re already drooling at the thought. Make sure to bring up to 10 pre-loved books to swop of other titles for an afternoon you won’t forget!

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Free Admission

May 20

Alchemist Beer Lab, 26 Beach Road, #B1-16, Singapore 189768


Singapore Food Expo 2017

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Foodies, listen up! Singapore’s annual food expo is back, with more than 100 exhibitors showcasing thousands of quality products. If you’re a PAssion Card Member, even better! In collaboration with the People’s Association on the PAssion Card programme, exciting gifts, special items and discounts will be offered to users. Expect great entertainments, fun-filled activities and even live cooking demos, all brought to you by both local and overseas artistes, as well as TV celebrities.

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Free Admission

26 – 30 May 2017

Singapore Expo Hall 4


Organic-Friendly Farmer’s Market

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The chefs at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway, together with a team of farmers and vendors, have once again curated a brilliant array of organic fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs. Learn how to stay healthy and grow your own food while marveling at the live kitchen demonstrations by the hotel chefs. Browse and try, then buy and bring home the organic vegetable and other handmade delights. Up for grabs are extra virgin olive oils, local sauces and chutney, and condiments galore to create your own culinary specialities. Spend your Saturday perusing seasonal organic vegetables fresh from local and Asian farms, attending informative talks, and doing morning yoga stretches!

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Free Admission

May 27

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore

277 Orchard Road #10-01, Singapore 238858


Health & Fitness

FitnessFest 2017 by AIA

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Calling all fitness lovers, Singapore’s premier fitness festival is set to take you through two heart-pumping, sweat-inducing days. Immerse in a vibrant weekend of fitness, health, feel good eats and all-round great vibes. Work out with Youtube and fitness sensation Cassey Ho or try your hand at a variety of exercises, from parkour to indoor cycling! After a hearty workout, replenish your energy with a selection of wholesome and mouthwatering bites or take a break to shop for your next yoga class at the Shopping Village. FitnessFest by AIA 2017 offers a curated selection of the best in fitness, health and wellness, suited for everyone from newbies to fitness junkies. Check out our list of must-do things at the festival!

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$69 (standard one-day pass), $99 (standard two-day pass)

May 20 – 21

Bayfront Avenue, Singapore


Lifestyle & Culture

Tech in Asia Singapore 2017

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Is creating an app one of your goals in life? Or maybe you’re just a tech noob, looking to learn more about the industry? Head down to the sixth edition of Tech in Asia Singapore and get your fill of all things tech-related. Get industry-specific insight from the founders of huge companies like Uber, Airbnb, Lazada and Carousell across 5 different content stages. The event is designed for everyone to dive deeper into the tech and startup scene, as well as get up to speed on the latest updates and trends, so be sure to check it out.

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USD$397 (General Pass)

May 17 – 18

Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City, Singapore 039593


Danish Film Night at the National Gallery

TGIF! What better way to welcome the weekend than with film, food, beer and chocolates? Check out the exclusive film screening of Bille August’s award-winning drama Marie Kroyer – a tale of the wife of one of Denmark’s most famous painters only at the National Gallery. Get there early to enjoy Scandinavian finger foods, Carlsberg and chocolates from Anthon Berg before the screening, all included in the price of one ticket!

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$11

May 19

National Gallery Singapore

1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957


Kristang Language Festival

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It’s probably not your fault if you don’t know what Kristang sounds like. Only less than 50 fluent speakers remain, ever-dwindling since the 1930s. But reviving the 500-year-old, critically-endangered heritage language of the Portuguese-Eurasian community in Singapore is the first-ever Kristang Language Festival. Attend workshops on traditional Kristang food and dance, a Kristang language crash course, and panel discussions on the story of Kristang and other minority languages in Singapore. Hear from the most colourful aspect of Kristang and the Portuguese-Eurasian community: its people!

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Free Admission

May 20 – 21

ACM (Asian Civilisations Museum)

1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555


Blackout x After Dark presents: Island Escape

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Ever wanted to party on semi-deserted island? This May 27, hit up St. John’s Island as it transforms from a quiet beach getaway to the scene of an intimate outdoor party. With music from a stellar line-up of local & regional music selectors, free workshops by Green Is The New Black Asia, energizing Açaí bowls and Spirulina smoothies by Selva Foods, and hearty roasts by Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, party through the night and go wild from sundown to sunrise. Check out their Facebook event page for more updates along the way!

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$55

May 27 – 28

St. John’s Island, Singapore


OPEN DECK

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Get your hands on some of the coolest local art offerings at Deck’s annual arts and design market. The award-winning container art space at Prinsep Street will house a collection of collectibles, prints, and much more, all carefully curated by founder of K+ Gallery, Pann Lim, founder of Books Actually, Kenny Leck, and director and co-founder of DECK, Gwen Lee.

Featuring cult exhibitors like Basheer Graphic Books, BooksActually, holycrap.sg, Knuckles & Notch, The Lorem Ipsum Store, and Virus MAgazine, the fair is sure to whet your creative appetites – as well as your actual appetite, so indulge in craft beers, smoky satay, and a whole lot of savory creations.

Also, check out the live music from kickass local electronic acts Intriguant and NADA.

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Free Admission

12pm – 10pm,  27th May & 12pm – 6pm, 28th May

DECK, 120A Prinsep Street, Singapore 187937


Music & Performances

Crystal Castles – Live in Singapore

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Canadian electronic group Crystal Castles are returning to Singapore to headline their first concert here since 2011. With hits like “Crimewave” and “Vanished” to their name, the duo’s low-res, synth sounds have captivated fans for more than 10 years now, ever since their start on Myspace.

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$80

May 23  

*SCAPE The Ground Theatre – 2 Orchard Link


Lilly Singh · How To Be A Bawse Tour · Live in Singapore

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Currently on a global tour promoting her new book, Youtube star Lilly Singh, also known as IISuperwomanII, brings to life the humour, motivation and real talk from her book onstage at the Kallang theatre.

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Tickets start from $93

May 24

Kallang Theatre

1 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397688


Sting – 57th & 9th Tour Singapore

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Following the recent release of Sting’s highly anticipated rock/pop album 57th & 9th, Cherrytree Management and Live Nation Lushington are proud to announce the return of English singer-songwriter Sting, in a one-night only performance. Catch the “Desert Rose” singer live in concert and rock out to his greatest hits!

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Tickets start from $108

May 28

Singapore Indoor Stadium


Russell Howard · Round The World Tour · Live In Singapore

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British comic Russell Howard makes his debut appearance in Singapore this May for a sidesplitting, one-night only stand-up showcase. A regular panelist on hit British game show Mock the Week, Howard’s humour bridges sunnily optimistic and whimsy, generating belly laughs across the world.

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Tickets start from $88

May 28

Kallang Theatre

1 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397688