Don’t miss the Singapore Night Festival in its last weekend. Other events this week include the Rise & Shine Festival, Changi Water-Venture Open House, Hungry Ghost Festival, and Japan Beautiful Life – Singapore’s first Japanese Lifestyle Expo.

 

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*Please note that events listed here are “curated” and that there are other free/frugal events happening elsewhere, especially at parks, museums, libraries, and community centres.

 

Continued from Previous Week

Children's Biennale: Dreams & Stories
20 May - 8 Oct
All day

Cost: Free, $5 for art pack
Venue: National Gallery Singapore


The first edition of the Children’s Biennale, a four-month festival, invites you to discover art in a whole new way. Explore dreams and stories through site-specific installations, interactive artworks and a stimulating line-up of music performances, film showcases and art-inspired programmes designed especially for kids and families.
The O.P.E.N. & SIFA 2017
28 June - 9 Sept
Various

Cost: $10 single entry; $45 general pass; $25 concession pass
Venue: Various
The annual arts festival series returns with a brand new name, concept and approach as the Singapore International Festival of Arts or SIFA. Organised independently by the Arts House Limited, and commissioned by the National Arts Council, it aims to inspire diverse audiences through great artistic experiences. For a schedule of events, please click here.
Esplanade Presents: Red Dot August
1 Aug – 3 Sep
Various

Cost: Free
Venue: Esplanade
Esplanade celebrates our nation's birthday with a month-long festival of what makes us uniquely Singaporean, from concerts, activities, and workshops, to exhibitions and film screenings.
Singapore Night Festival
18 Aug - 26 Aug
7.30pm - 12am

Cost: Free
Venue: Bras Basah - Bugis Precinct
As Singapore’s largest outdoor performing arts festival, the Singapore Night Festival celebrates its 10th year bringing you 5 zones of beautiful night lights and exhilarating performances. You can also go on one of the many trails, including a bike trail with free bike rentals (click here for more details).
Hungry Ghost Festival
22 Aug - 19 Sept

Cost: Free
Venue: Chinatown & Other various places
As part of the Hungry Ghost Festival, you can sign up for the Birth, Life and Death Tour by the Chinatown Business Association where you will learn the practices carried out during births and deaths. You can also join the Asia Paranormal Investigators on a walking tour to hunt for ghosts at Bukit Brown Chinese Cemetery, or visit the Taoist temple at Arumugam Road, where there will be festivities, lively auctions, and variety shows.

 

Upcoming Events

Aviation Open House 2017
24 Aug - 26 Aug
11am - 6pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Level 4
Visit #AviationOH2017 to learn more about innovative and game changing projects that will impact the future of Singapore aviation. Register to attend insightful talks by key industry players and participate in fun interactive workshops to bring home your own hand-made souvenir! You can even score an interview with your choice company at the on-site recruitment fair if you pre-register your interest.
NUS: HERE Arts Carnival 2017
25 Aug
6.30pm - 10pm

Cost: Free
Venue: L1 Stephen Riady Centre, University Town, NUS
The Stephen Riady Centre transforms for a night of dance and decadence, art & craft, immersive experiences and a spread of handpicked F&B vendors to fuel your journey at NUS’s biggest arts carnival.
askST: Making a mid-career switch? Prepare for the pains, problems & pitfalls
25 Aug
7pm - 8.30pm (registration starts at 6pm)

Cost: Free
Venue: Central Public Library, Programme Zone
Making a mid-career switch? Prepare for the pains, problems and pitfalls. Straits Times Senior correspondent Toh Yong Chuan shares his personal experience joining the newsroom at age 42, after a 18-year stint in the civil service. Please register online for this talk.
Late-Night Texting 2017
25 Aug - 26 Aug
8.30pm, 9.30pm, 10.30pm (30-min duration)

Cost: Free
Venue: Black Box, 42 Waterloo Street
Be captivated by nine-minute plays written in English and Malay (with English surtitles) by nine playwrights of Main Tulis Group. Look forward to sampling a wide range of styles, from comedy to tragedy, from social commentary to the absurd. This event is part of the Singapore Night Festival.
Rise & Shine Festival 2017
25 Aug - 27 Aug
11am - 8pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Level 4
As Asia's largest educational and enrichment event, highlights of the Rise & Shine Festival 2017 will include a Lego experience zone, over 20 kids workshops ($5 fee inclusive of goodie bag worth $20), a superhero & super villain dress-up competition, a junior car race challenge, and a marketplace with over 100 brands at up to 70% off. Sign up online for a free Mission Pass that includes access to over 30 free games and activities, and a free goodie bag worth $50.
SuperMom Baby Fair
25 Aug - 27 Aug
11am - 8pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Level 4
SuperMom Baby Fair is twice the size of most baby fairs, with over 150,000 brands and products under 1 roof. Register online for a free $5 SuperMom voucher, and get a free goodie bag worth $188 when you spend a minimum of $50 at the fair.
SIAS: Youth Symposium plus Two Investments Talks
26 Aug
Various

Cost: Free
Venue: NTUC Centre Room 701 & Auditorium
The SIAS Youth Symposium (11am - 2.35pm) introduces youths age 18 to 35 to the world of investments and to successful habits on how to manage your finances wisely. Lunch is provided. There will be two other concurrent SIAS talks for the general public entitled "Bull or Bear – How Would it Affect Your Investment?" (9am - 1pm) and "Income Investing Made Simple" (2.30pm - 5pm). You may register online for any of these free sessions.
Organic-Friendly Farmers' Market
26 Aug
9.30am - 4pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Hotel Jen Orchardgateway
At the Organic-Friendly Farmers' Market, it's all about having fun while staying healthy. In addition to shopping for organic local produce, snacks, artisanal breads, and sauces, you can also sign up for an interactive workshop entitled "Good Posture Health for Smart Kids" (ticketed at $19), a spinal screening ($2), or a family-friendly equipment-free workout ($2).
Water-Venture (Changi) Open House
26 Aug
10am - 5pm

Cost: Free
Venue: 285 Nicoll Drive, Changi Point
At the Water-Venture (Changi) Open House, there will be free tryouts for water sport activities, such as kayaking, sea rafting, and stand up paddling (tryout sessions are conducted every half hour). Other highlights include a bouncy castle, a basic knot tying lesson, and free flow popcorn.
Legacy Seminar 1 - Your Will Be Done
26 Aug
2.30pm

Cost: Free
Venue: 10 Anson Road, #06-17, International Plaza
This free seminar will give you a wider understanding of who needs a will and why they need it. Topics include the 4 W's of wealth planning, embedded trusts within a will, dying without a will and other pitfalls, and will planning services.
Stay Active Feed Your Brain Health Seminar
26 Aug
2pm - 5.30pm

Cost: $12 individual ticket; $20 pair of tickets
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Level 3

Are you struggling with physical and mental tiredness, or need better work-life balance? Learn how you can achieve greater brain power, energy and alertness to cope with the demands and stresses of modern living, and enjoy better quality of life and overall good health in this seminar. Each participant will receive a free goodie bag worth $50 and a surprise treat at the event.
Sunday Showcase: Sustainable Idealism²
26 Aug - 27 Aug
10am - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: ArtScience Galleries, Level 4
Embracing a transformational mindset in making the world a better place through design, this showcase by BeyonDesign Centre at Temasek Polytechnic is a thoughtful reflection of sustainable design practices, with many projects resulting from collaborative initiatives.
Japan Beautiful Life - Japanese Lifestyle Expo
26 Aug - 27 Aug
10am - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Center Hall B
Japan Beautiful Life is Singapore’s first Japanese Lifestyle Expo where you can discover the best of Japan lifestyle products and services in Singapore. There will also be exciting activities lined up for the weekend, including a cooking demo by Hitachi Home Electronics Asia, a "Makeover Magic" fashion show by Shunji Matsuo Hair Studio and Shiseido Professional, dance and cultural performances, live music, free hair service by a Japanese salon, and much more. Redeem a free gift if you come in your Yukata. You can also join the Yukata contest to win attractive prizes.

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