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Quick Beats: Events for May 2019

This May, get ready for a wholesome line-up of events – from music concerts and festivals, to art events and stand-up! Here’s what you can look forward to this month!

1 May – Mayday Festival

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Singapore’s biggest underground music festival – Mayday Festival – is back for another, bigger and better than before! The festival features artistes including Mayday Parade, With Confidence and ROAM!

Mayday Festival
Date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Time: 2pm-10pm
Venue: Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore, 1 Venture Avenue, Singapore 608521
Tickets start at $79. For more information, visit http://www.maydaysg.com

2 May – Atul Khatri Live in Singapore

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Atul Khatri – one of India’s best stand-up comedians – returns to Singapore to present us with yet another night filled with laughter! Learn more about the issues happening around us in a light-hearted – but impactful nonetheless – manner that will leave you in stitches.

Atul Khatri Live in Singapore
Date: Thursday, 2 May 2019
Time: 8pm-9.30pm
Venue: SOTA Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Dr, Singapore 227968
Tickets start at $50. For more information, visit https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/ckhatri0519

10 May – Bar Rouge: DRIP

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Bar Rouge features its first-ever sneaker night DRIP, featuring DJ Rattle and Mr Boo. With urban accessory vendors like Freshly Pressed and SLICKIES, as well as a live shoe cleaning station, guests can keep their kicks dripping all night long. Best of all, patrons decked in their sneakers get to enter for free!

Bar Rouge: DRIP
Date: Friday, 10 May 2019
Time: 6pm-5am
Venue: Bar Rouge Singapore, 2 Stamford Road, Floor 71, 178882
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/BarRougeSingapore/

10 to 26 May – This Is What Happens To Pretty Girls

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This Is What Happens To Pretty Girls is an explosive, original work inspired by the #MeToo movement. Issues once considered taboo – such as sexual assault and harassment – are brought to the forefront in this brutally honest play, created from interviews with over a hundred women and men.

This Is What Happens To Pretty Girls
Date: Friday, 10 May to Sunday, 26 May 2019
Time:  8pm (Tue to Sun) and 3pm (Sat & Sun)
Venue: Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188604
Tickets start at $25. For more information, visit https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cpretty0519

11 May – Jason Mraz Good Vibes Asia Tour in Singapore

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Following his one-off show at the Singapore National Stadium of 27 October 2018, Jason Mraz embarks on his Good Vibes Asia Tour this month. Albeit the smaller venue, fans will get to enjoy Jason Mraz’s performance at a more intimate setting – The Star Performing Arts Centre.

Jason Mraz Good Vibes Tour in Singapore
Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019
Time: 8pm-9.30pm
Venue: The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617
Tickets start at $98. For more information, visit https://www.apactix.com/events/detail/jason-mraz-2019

11 to 12 May – Mother’s Day Weekend at Merci Marcel

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Over the weekend of Mother’s Day, Merci Marcel and local hand-lettering artist Robyn will be hosting a lettering workshop for guests to learn how to write beautiful messages for their mothers at Club Street on Saturday, as well as gifting patrons with limited edition lettered napkins at Tiong Bahru on Sunday.

Mother’s Day Weekend at Merci Marcel
Date: Saturday, 11 May to Sunday, 12 May 2019
Time: 4pm-6pm (Sat) and 8am-10.30pm
Merci Marcel Club Street, 7-9 Club Street, Singapore 069403
Merci Marcel Tiong Bahru, 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-68, Singapore 160056
Tickets cost $95 per person. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/665468353911969/

12 May – Katya: Help Me I’m Dying

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Miss Congeniality and All Stars Season 2 Finalist, Katya Zamolodchikova makes her debut in Singapore with her brand-new show, “Help Me I’m Dying”. Best known for her incredibly funny personas and characters, this show is guaranteed to be a full-on riot and a must-watch!

Katya: Help Me I’m Dying
Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019
Time: 8pm-9pm
Venue: Shine Auditorium, 100 Beach Rd, Shaw Tower, Singapore 189702
Tickets start at $88. For more information, visit https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/ckatya0519

15 to 16 May – Lauv Asia Tour in Singapore

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Independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv returns to Singapore for the third time as part of his Asia Tour! Tickets have sold out for Lauv’s performance on both days, testament to his rapidly growing fanbase in Singapore.

Lauv Asia Tour in Singapore
Date: Wednesday, 15 May and Thursday, 16 May
Time: 8pm-9.30pm
Venue: Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178907
For more information, visit https://www.apactix.com/events/detail/lauv-2019

16 May to 2 June – Singapore International Festival of the Arts (SIFA) 2019

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Back for its 42nd year, SIFA presents a line-up of iconic artists from around the world alongside the very best from Singapore. This year’s SIFA will also see an increased range of work incorporating technology and multidisciplinary arts.

SIFA 2019
Date: Thursday, 16 May to Sunday, 2 June 2019
For more information, visit https://www.sifa.sg

19 May – Turnover Live in Singapore

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American rock band Turnover returns for their second performance in Singapore, since their last sold-out show in 2017. This stop in Singapore will see the band touring behind its critically celebrated third album, Good Nature (2017).

Turnover Live in Singapore
Date: Sunday, 19 May 2019
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Pavilion, 28 China Street, Far East Square, #01-01, Singapore 049570
Tickets cost $50 each. For more information, visit https://shop.bandwagon.asia/products/turnover-live-in-singapore

25 May – AIA Glow Festival

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Held for the first time, AIA Glow Festival allows festival-goers to take a break from their hectic lifestyle and rejuvenate with a line-up of activities that are sure to nourish and revitalise your body, mind and soul. On top of yoga, exercise and healthy yet delectable food, AIA Glow Festival also presents a musical line-up featuring artistes such as Lost Frequencies and Rudimental.

AIA Glow Festival
Date: Saturday, 25 May 2019
Time: 7am-11pm
Venue: Sentosa Island
Tickets start at $19. For more information, visit https://glowfestival.sg

31 May to 2 June – DBS Marina Regatta 2019

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The Regatta returns with a bang featuring its signature dragon boat competition as well as an exciting lifestyle event that has something for everyone! This year’s theme ‘Race Against Time’, aims to inspire Singaporeans from all walks of life to be eco-conscious, eco-resilient and eco-ready to achieve a sustainable Singapore for future generations. A key highlight is Race the Maze, Singapore’s largest maze that aims to raise awareness on environmental and sustainability issues.

DBS Marina Regatta 2019
Date: Friday, 31 May to Sunday, 2 June 2019
Time: 3pm-10pm (Fri) and 9am-10pm (Sat and Sun)
Venue: The Promontory, 11 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018940
Admission is free. For more information, visit https://www.dbs.com/marina-regatta/index.html

Visuals courtesy of Hopeless Records, LA Comedy Live, Pangdemonium, Justin Brettman, W Communications, Elizabeth Miranda, Gianmarco Bresadola, Bandwagon, Dean Chalkley and DBS Marina Regatta.

Deepa d/o Chevi Vadivelu

Animal and music lover, bookworm and movie enthusiast. #blackismyhappycolour

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