5 Things To Do This Week in Singapore: 18th to 24th July 2016

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This week, check out the region’s premier Chinese theatre festival, a block party by Gallery & Co., a food and craft weekend market at Goodman, a collaborative kitchen by local chefs, and more.

M1 Chinese Theatre Festival

Currently in its fifth instalment, the M1 Chinese Theatre Festival will feature six exceptional works from local and regional artists, with an emphasis on smaller and intimate theatre groups in Singapore. Forward thinking cultural junkies can look forward to an en eclectic mix of quality local Chinese shows and high caliber regional works unlike any arts festival will bring – from the mainstream to the experimental, from family friendly to borderline controversial.

M1 Chinese Theatre Festival is running from 21 July to 14 August at Centre 42. For more details, check out the event page here.

Gallery & Co. Block Party ft. DJ Bobby Luobobby luo

Bring your undying thirst and let your legs run wild at Gallery & Co.’s latest block party as they collaborate with notorious club kid Bobby Luo and his loyal following of spritely fashionistas and cool creatives. He’ll be bringing his unique brand of cutting-edge and quirky fun, paired with his electrifying beats to the floor as you sashay your night away to his signature sound.

Gallery & Co. Block Party ft. DJ Bobby Luo is happening on Friday, 22 July 2016 at Gallery & Co. from 9pm. For more details, check out the event page here

Tanjong Goodman Weekend Market
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Enjoy a lazy weekend wandering through the sprawling grounds of Goodman Arts Centre for fruits, vegetables, and cuts of meat, as well as delicious snacks and handmade crafts. In collaboration with the wildly successful Great Singapore Garage Sale, there are over 40 stalls selling brand new and pre-loved goods. La Barca Ristorante will also be part of the event, offering burrata and mozzarella cheese, a popular selection amongst their diners.

Tanjong Goodman Weekend Market is happening on 23 & 24 July 2016 at Goodman Arts Centre. For more details, check out the event page here.

Open Stoves @ Timbre+
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Timbre+’s largest food-centric event to date, look forward to localicious collaborative dishes involving nine food partners and five invited chefs as they bring together different cuisine styles and cooking techniques to create special off-menu items. Cooking demonstrations of each collaboration dish will be televised during the event, featuring chefs such as Park Bench Deli’s Tan Huang Min, Garçons’ Alexandar Chong, and Artichoke’s Bjorn Shen.

Open Stoves is happening on 23 & 24 July 2016 at Timbre+ from 12pm till late. For more details, check out the event page here.

Canvas x DTW present Do Hits: Howie Lee (BJ) & Jason Hou (BJ)

How often do you get to find the bass-heavy sounds of UK mixed with Chinese melodies and sound textures? If there’s one producer doing exactly that, it’s Beijing-based Howie Lee, fusing his Chinese heritage and British training together to carve out his niche and raising awareness of what contemporary dance music can be. Joining him to captivate the audience is fellow-countryman Jason Hou.

Canvas x DTW present Do Hits: Howie Lee (BJ) & Jason Hou (BJ) is happening on Saturday, 23 July 2016 at CANVAS from 9pm. For more details, check out the event page here.

Gary Lim

Deputy Editor

Gary is one of those proverbial jack of all trades… you know the rest. When not writing about lifestyle and culture, he dabbles in photography, graphic design, plays four instruments and is a professional wearer of bowties. His greatest weakness: spending more money on clothes than he probably should. Find him across the social world as @grimlay

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