5 Things To Do In May 2018

1. Singapore Cocktail Festival

Dates: 4 – 6 May 2018

Time: 4pm – 1am (4 & 5 May); 4pm – 11pm (6 May). See schedule for details.

Venue: Festival Village at Empress Lawn, in front of Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, 9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556

Admission: From $28 – $50.

Everyone’s favourite tipple fest returns for a weekend of craft cocktails, celebrity bartenders and more this May. The event, which kicks off with a Festival Village this weekend, is a week-long affair with world-class mixology experiences, workshops, masterclasses and bar tours across some of the best bars in our city. The finals of the Asia Bar Battle will also take place at the Festival Village on 6 May, where bartending teams from Singapore, Taiwan, India and the Philippines will compete to create the winning cocktail.

(Source: Singapore Cocktail Festival Facebook)

2. 28th Europe Union Film Festival

Date: 10 – 20 May 2018

Venue: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

Admission: $12. Get your tickets hereView the full programme booklet here.

The Europe Union Film Festival is an annual event which showcases a selection of European films, each of which represent a part of Europe’s cultural heritage. This year’s edition will feature a curation of films covering post-war stories, an immigrant’s life and the pursuit of passion. Film highlights include Insyriated, a gripping tale of a Syrian family trying to survive the war, and The Violin Player, a romantic drama about musical obsession.

The Violin Player (Source: European Union Film Festival in Singapore Facebook)

3. ONE Championship: Unstoppable Dreams

Date: 18 May 2018

Time: 7pm

Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691

Admission: $28-$1588. Get your tickets here.

American-Singaporean mixed martial artist Angela Lee returns to the ONE Championship arena this year to defend her Atomweight World Champion title against Japanese veteran Mei Yamaguchi. The 21-year old fighter, whose Singaporean father is a 1st Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, is the youngest MMA World Champion in history. She defeated Brazil’s two-time Muay Thai world champion Istela Nunes in last year’s event, despite being diagnosed with pneumonia a week before the fight.

ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion Martin Nguyen will also defend his featherweight title against Christian Lee, while Muay Thai world champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao will face the Lion Fight lightweight champion Sergio Wielzen in the inaugural ONE Super Series Muay Thai Flyweight World Championship.

Angela Lee and Istela Nunes battling it out in last year’s event (Source: ONE Championship Facebook)

4. TORUK – The First Flight By Cirque du Soleil

Dates: 24 May – 3 June 2018

Time: Varies. See schedule for details.

Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691

Admission: From $98 – $188. Get your tickets here.

Inspired by James Cameron’s movie Avatar, Cirque du Soleil returns to Singapore for a brand new immersive experience. TORUK – The First Flight tells the story of two Omaticaya boys Ralu and Entu, who set out to save the sacred Tree of Souls when a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy it. With amazing acrobatics, world-class stagecraft and skilled puppetry, the team at Cirque du Soleil is set to transport audiences into a whole new world of magic and marvel.

(Source: Singapore Sports Hub)

5. Artbox Singapore 2018

Dates: 25 – 27 May 2018; 1 – 3 June 2018

Time: 3pm  – 11pm (Fri – Sun)

Venue: Bayfront Event Space, Marina Bay, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970

Admission: Free

After its overwhelming success last year, it’s no surprise that Artbox Singapore will be returning for more flea market fun this summer. With over 140,000 square feet of stalls and 400 vendors over two weekends, Artbox Singapore 2018 is set to be the largest creative market in our city yet. Besides a mix of Thai and Singaporean vendors from the food, fashion and lifestyle scenes, visitors can also expect cool performances by local bands, creative art installations for photo ops and…fairy lights, lots of fairy lights (because #Instaworthy).

(Source: Artbox Singapore)

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