The Lo & Behold Group, known for timeless hospitality concepts and design – driven F&B spaces, will be launching its first ever festival this June, spanning across 12 brands and a whole month. The month is commonly associated with the June holidays, a time where school-going children get a break in between their terms. As a result, there is an influx of activities and travel-related packages targeted at children or families with children, but the rest of the population are often overlooked. Singaporeans are amongst the most hardworking in the world, with the average millennial clocking in at least 48 work hours every week according to a 2015 report by Forbes. Motivated by the need to provide this group of people with a much needed mid-year break, The Lo & Behold Group has embarked on creating a month-long calendar of fiestas, fun and feasting to draw the focus back to “grown-up kids” and give them their own rendition of the June holidays.
The festival will be headlined by seven events in different venues under The Lo & Behold Group. The common theme across all the events is to encourage overworked adults to take a break and bring them back to a time in their youth when things were simpler and way more fun.
Festival events will range from parties, to workshops to gourmet experiences with the first event commencing on the 2nd of June and culminating in a finale on the 25th of June.
EVENT LINE-UP & DETAILS
Extra Virgin Pizza: Food Fight (2 June 2017, Friday 6.30pm-9.30pm) Leave the food fights to the professionals at our ultimate pizza bro-down. Two of Singapore’s most notorious chefs Ming Tan, F&B Director of Grain, and Artichoke’s ChefFounder Bjorn Shen will be pitting their pizzas against each other in one delicious showdown. Their masterpieces will be free for all spectators for the first two hours of the competition while guests vote for their favourite.
The Rabbit Hole: Drink Your Greens, Gin Workshop with Gin Mare (8 June 2017, Thursday 6.30pm-8.30pm) Eating (or drinking) your greens take on a whole new meaning at The Rabbit Hole’s gin workshop featuring sultry Spanish gin, Gin Mare. Only 20 places are available for this intimate workshop at Singapore’s first gin garden bar with tickets priced at $98 each. Participants will walk away full of gin, newfound knowledge and with a homemade G&T cocktail kit in tow.
The Black Swan: Electroball, The Golden Age of Hollywood with Sunshine Nation (10 June 2017, Saturday 7pm-10pm) Folks will finally get a chance to live out their glamorous Hollywood daydreams as The Black Swan partners with Sunshine Nation to present a cinematic odyssey through the Golden Age of Hollywood. Live out silver screen fantasies with a three-floor extravaganza filled with a multitude of glamorous performances including electric jazz, silver screen drag queens and cirque coquetry.
Tanjong Beach Club: Bottomless Brunch (17 June 2017, Saturday 11.30am onwards) Relive your younger years of limitless indulgence with a brunch that will leave you high but not dry. Bottomless Brunch will feature a live carving station, an aphrodisiac oyster bar and other coastal classics, priced at $98++ per person, additional $25++ for endless tipples.
Tanjong Beach Club: Smack My Beach Up with DJ Elli Arakawa (18 June 2017, Sunday 2pm onwards) One is never too old for some beachside revelry. This special Smack My Beach Up DJ Showcase features multi-talented DJ and producer Elli Arakawa who will be spinning a killer dose of deep house and disco on Singapore’s best strip on sand. On home soil she kickstarted DUCE at club AIR, a must for hardcore techno fans. Forget the daily grind and come groove your worries away.
Looksee Looksee: Vitali-tea, Tea Workshop with A.muse Projects (21 June 2017, Wednesday 6pm-8pm) Regain your youth with a tea workshop that celebrates the youthful benefits of drinking tea and delicious alternatives for a much-needed detox. Participants will be introduced to teas and tisanes that benefit health and well-being. During the workshop, participants will get to taste these ingredients and learn how to use them for natural rejuvenation in daily life. Only 10 spaces available priced at $65 each.
OverEasy Orchard: Guilty Pleasures, The Riverdale Special (24 June 2017, Saturday 9pm-3am) OverEasy Orchard’s famous party series, Guilty Pleasures (GP), will be celebrating its first year anniversary with The Riverdale Special. It will be a bigger scale, back-to-school costume party taking cues from popular high school TV series Riverdale. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in their top back to school outfits as best dressed will stand to win attractive prizes. DJs KiDG and Hookstyle will be spinning the goodfeels. Guests can also snap class photos at the classic strip photobooth or grab limited edition high school memorabilia.
EVERYONE’S A WINNER To sweeten the deal, the group will also be giving out 350 complimentary F&B experiences ranging from the alcoholic to the gastronomic. The first will be released week of 29th May, featuring a bundle of two pizzas and two buckets of beer redeemable at Extra Virgin Pizza for the first 50 reservations made through the festival site.
All festival participants will also be eligible to enter a grand draw that will take place on the last week of June. Three grand prizes will be given out, encompassing dining experiences at The White Rabbit and Odette and a staycation at The Warehouse Hotel with dinner at Po. Supporting partners for the festival include Chope, Peroni, Sunshine Nation, Hello Stranger, PixelTech, Triceratops, Gin Mare, 1724 Tonic and Superga.