The Singapore Food Festival concludes this weekend with the popular 50 Cent Fest, where 20 of your favourite hawker fare will be offered for only 50 cents. Also ending this week is Jazz in July, with their first-ever Outdoor Jazz Jam. And in the lead-up to National Day, there’s so many upcoming events including Wheeler’s Festival, Satay Night Live, Istana Art Event, Big Book Giveaway, and Car Free Sunday.

 

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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. 2017
28 June - 9 Sept
Various

Cost: $10 single entry; $45 general pass; $25 concession pass
Venue: Various
The O.P.E.N is the pre-festival of the Singapore International Festival of Arts, that connects the public with the ideas, issues and themes of the 2017 SIFA festival. Please note that you can pay for a single entry, or buy a pass which entitles you to register for up to 6 O.P.E.N. Films & 1 O.P.E.N. Kitchens session. For a schedule of events, please click here.
Singapore Science Festival 2017
20 July - 19 Aug
Various

Cost: Free
Venue: Various
The Singapore Science Festival (SSF) is an annual celebration of everything Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM). Some upcoming highlights include Singapore Maker Extravaganza (see below), Nanogirl Science Show (22 - 23 July), Robotics at Sengkang Public Library (28 July), Science Buskers Festival (28 - 29 July), and Visual SG (28 July - 13 Aug), South East Asia’s signature Visualisation Festival.
Singapore Food Festival
14 July - 30 July
Various

Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: Various
At this annual festival, you can look forward to a curation of local favourites housed under one roof, fun lifestyle events (think barbecues paired with live music), and a rare collaboration between the best of our local chefs. Highlights include the festival’s signature event STREAT, cooking classes and workshops, heritage food trails, Singapore Tea Festival, Kueh Appreciation Day, and The 50 Cents Fest (yes, where you will be able to enjoy the wide variety of heritage food at as little as 50 cents, and relive the 80s experience!)
Esplanade Presents: Jazz in July
3 July - 31 July
Various

Cost: Free
Venue: The Esplanade
The 10th edition of Jazz in July takes you on an exploration of jazz that reaches deep into its roots to discover new horizons. Throughout July at the Café 21 Living Room (Concourse) and Outdoor Theatre, be dazzled by the soulful improvisations, swinging rhythms and infectious grooves of featured artists.

 

Upcoming Events

e2i: Returner-Employer Contract
27 July
1.30pm - 5pm

Cost: Free
Venue: The Working Capitol, 1 Keong Saik Road S089109
Professionals who have taken a career break for 2 years or more, can re-ignite their career and network with potential employers in this free seminar (for Singaporeans only). Please register online through e2i, the Employment & Employability Institute.
Smart Ways to Your Wealth & Health Financial Seminar
28 July
2pm - 5pm

Cost: Free
Venue: ITE College Central, The Hall, Block A Level 4
This annual financial seminar aims to promote financial literacy and wellness to the community. Topics include avoiding blind spots in retirement planning, being vigilant against investment scams and awareness about living with dementia and its related costs. Registration includes goodie bags and refreshments.
Poetry Festival Singapore
28 July - 30 July
Various

Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: Various
Poetry Festival Singapore (PFS), formerly called The National Poetry Festival, promotes poetry and other arts through programmes that include public readings, writing workshops, literature reviews, film screenings, and panel discussions. Please visit their website for a schedule of events and for registration.
Global Volunteer Festival 2017
28 July - 30 July
11am - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Plaza Singapura Outdoor Atrium
Singapore's first volunteer festival will celebrate the spirit of doing good and volunteerism, and provide a platform to understand, contribute and take actions for a better and more sustainable world. Sign up online to participate in the Poverty Simulation session, or other fringe activity.
National Reading Day: Big Book Giveaway
29 July
12pm - 6pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Our Tampines Hub & Westgate
As part of National Reading Day and the National Reading Movement, you can get 3 free books to enrich your reading journey. Books will be given on a first-come first-served basis, while stocks last. For more events on National Reading Day, please click here.
Nparks: Satay Night Live
29 July
6pm onward

Cost: Free
Venue: Empress Place, Empress Lawn
Feast on satay and other local delights picnic-style while local bands (One Love, RB1A, SuperSonic, The Durian Theory, and The JumpStart) and guest DJs (Bernard and Aloysius) entertain you with a mix of retro and contemporary favourites! Remember to bring your own picnic mat. There will also be some family-friendly fringe activities such as art-dabbing and fish-weaving.
Saturday Night Skate July 2017
29 July
7pm onward

Cost: Free
Venue: Running Track at Singapore Sports Hub, Level 3
The starting point for this 13km circuit will be at the running track at the Singapore Sports Hub. It will continue through Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, City Hall and Orchard Road before ending at Forum Shopping Mall. Along the way, you will enjoy the beautiful night scenery and fireworks display from the NDP Preview Show.
Singapore Food Festival: 50 Cent Fest
29 July - 30 July
12pm - 11pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Chinatown Food Street
Representing the retrospective element of this year’s Singapore Food Festival, Chinatown Food Street brings back the award-winning ‘The 50 Cents Fest’ event for the second consecutive year. Visitors will be transported back to the golden era of the 1980s through heritage recipes prepared by local hawkers, interactive 80s games, and a realistic 80s ambience of sights and sounds. Plus, there will be more than 20 dishes priced at just 50 cents!
Wheeler's Festival
29 July - 30 July
4pm onward

Cost: Free
Venue: Wheeler’s Estate, 2 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park
Wheeler’s Estate is throwing a house-warming party at their new sprawling grounds at Seletar Aerospace Park. Cyclists from all parts of Singapore are invited to cycle to the estate, park at their bicycle valet, and stand a chance to win a Penny Farthing bicycle. Festival goers can revel in the talents of local performers like ShiGGaShay, Jack &Rai, Second Sunrise, Peter Tan, Daren Tan, Farrago and more. Pack your picnic mats and enjoy great music and food surrounded by a picturesque landscape at Singapore’s most ‘Instagram-worthy’ café.
Singapore Kite Day 2017
29 July - 30 July
10am – 6pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Marina Barrage
Bring your own kite, or make one on-site. You can personalise and decorate it too. Then fly your kite among the gigantic kites and stunt kites flown by both local and international kite fliers.
Health & You Exhibition
29 July - 30 July
10am - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre Halls 401-403
There will be $80,000 worth of prizes and goodies, health seminars by specialists of Mount Elizabeth, Mount Elizabeth Novena and Gleneagles Hospitals as well as a kids zone for children to have healthy fun on bouncy castles. There will also be a Sandwich-Making Contest in which participants can win prizes worth up to $3,000. To register for the contest, the seminars, and to see a full schedule of events, please click here.
Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign: DanceWorks! 2017
29 July - 30 July
10am - 8pm

Cost: Free
Venue: *SCAPE Ground Theatre
As part of Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign 2017, DanceWorks! is the annual competition that aims to engage youths through dance and the development of a healthy, drugfree lifestyle. In this 2-day dance event, witness the top 10 teams compete in the Group Choreography category, and the top 16 duos battle it out in the 2vs2 all-style tournament battle.
GetActive! Singapore
29 July - 9 Aug
Various

Cost: Free
Venue: Various ActiveSG Sports Centres
For 12 days leading up to National Day, the annual “GetActive! Singapore” week will offer people from all walks of life varied opportunities to participate, organise, share and enjoy the celebration of our nation’s birthday through sport, fitness and wellness activities. Expect lots of sports festivals island-wide, and 24 sport competitions including 6 para-sport events.
Istana Open House & Istana Art Event 2017
30 July
8.30am - 6pm

Cost: Free
Venue: The Istana
The Istana will be open to the public in celebration of National Day. In addition to open house performances and activities, the Istana Art Event will take place with art events and workshops, organised by museums and heritage institutions. Join the On-the-Spot Art Competition (win prizes awarded by President Tony Tan), and explore the Arts & Heritage Village.
Car Free Sunday
30 July
7.30am - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Various areas in the CBD
The Civic and Central Business District will be transformed into a cycle-friendly, walkable and activity-filled public space with something for everyone. The streets will come alive for families, joggers and cyclists who can look forward to activities ranging from fitness group exercises, kid-friendly activities, to guided tours by the Singapore Heritage Society.
Bedok Polyclinic Re-Opening
31 July
8am - 4.30pm

Venue: [email protected]
Bedok Polyclinic will be relocated to a new integrated community building, [email protected] There will be new support services such as physiotherapy, podiatry and diagnostic radiology. The integrated centre will also house the Kampong Chai Chee Community Centre, Bedok public library, a senior care centre and a sports recreational centre.

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