We’re into the second weekend of the Singapore International Festival of Arts. This upcoming weekend will also have some Star Wars and Cinco de Mayo related events. May the Fourth be with you. 



*Please note this is a partial listing, and that there are other free/frugal events happening elsewhere, especially at parks, museums, libraries, and community centres.


Continued from Previous Week

Source: The Artists Company‎
Got Your Name Or Not?
1 May - 26 May
1pm - 8pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Your Mother Gallery, 91A Hindoo Road
Got Your Name or Not? is an art event by The Artists’ Company (TAC) exploring the concept of labour and art. This project seeks to create an altruistic model of art-making where everyone is an artist, and the art belongs to everybody. Got Your Name Or Not? will employ expedient means to capture time as currency, labour as art. And the artist’s individuality, style and ownership are temporarily put aside.
Source: SIFA
SIFA 2018
26 Apr - 12 May
Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: various performance spaces
Into its 41st year, Singapore International Festival of Arts 2018 presents diverse and distinctive works from Singapore and around the world that ignites the imagination, inspires, and provokes reflection and dialogue.
Source: Orchard Road Business Association
Orchard Road: Play on a Great Street
13 Apr - 13 May
Cost: Free
Venue: Various Orchard Road locations
Let the games and fun begin on Orchard Road. Play at the Ngee Ann Plaza Play Gym, explore new ways to get fit, and sign up for workshops, cooking classes, group workouts, and much more.
Source: NAFA
NAFA Arts Festival 2018
13 Apr - 3 Jun
Cost: Free
Venue: NAFA, 80 Bencoolen Street
The NAFA Arts Festival 2018 celebrates NAFA’s 80 years of establishment and achievements. The series of art weekends will feature a variety of activities, including children's art workshops, community music for adults, interactive floor murals, a classic movie screening for heritage buffs, a Harajuku-themed fashion show, a book fair, and a dazzling laser light show.


Upcoming Events

Source: Star Wars SG
Star Wars Day Singapore - Festival & Run
4 May - 5 May
Fri: 3pm - 11pm; Sat: 11am - 11pm
Cost: Free
Venue: F1 Pit Building
This STAR WARS-themed festival includes a pyrotechnics display (5 May, 7.30pm & 8pm), a screening of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' (4 May, 8.30pm), a screening of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' (5 May, 8.50pm), a performance by Dark Empire (Singapore’s very own STAR WARS tribute band), a Fightsaber Singapore re-enactment of a battle, and a non-competitive 5.4km run (ticketed).
Source: Orchard Road
DesignArt Festa
4 May - 6 May
Fri - Sat: 11am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Wheelock Place, Level 2
Curated by Supermama, DesignArt Festa is a wonderful discovery showcase of local and unique designer products. Come meet the city’s brightest aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned craftsmen and watch them share their creations formed through sheer skill and passion.
Source: GnB Comics
Free Comic Book Day
5 May
12pm - 4pm
Cost: Free
Venue: GnB Comics, Blk 809 French Road Kitchener Complex #02-38
GnB Comics specialises in comics and graphic novels. At Free Comic Book Day, they will be giving away free comics for everyone with no purchase required. Other events they host include movie nights, and exclusive artists & writers autograph sessions.
Source: Lucha Loco
Cinco de Mayo 2018: A Primavera Fiesta
5 May
6pm - 2am
Cost: Free (no cover charge)
Venue: Lucha Loco, 15 Duxton Hill
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a spring break style party with loads of specialty cocktails, eating and drinking games, live DJs and performances, face painting, piñata bashing, and more. Free entry, no cover charge.
Source: SGF
Singapore Garden Festival Roadshow
5 May - 6 May
10am - 8pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Toa Payoh HDB Hub
The biennial Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) will return from 21 Jul to 3 Aug 2018 for its 7th edition, to present the best of tropical horticulture and floral artistry. In the meantime, the SGF will have roadshows at different locations to showcase and create awareness on the upcoming festival.
Source: CapitaLand
Clarke Quay: Sunday Playdates
6 May (plus 2 more dates)
12pm - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Clarke Quay Fountain Square
Start the day with some good, clean fun. Check out the carnival game booths and bouncy houses at the Fountain Square, free for the whole family. Future dates include 3 Jun & 1 Jul.
Source: Peranakan Museum Singapore
Straits Family Sunday: Si Nyonya Manis (Hey Pretty Lady)
6 May
1pm - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Peranakan Museum Singapore
Show your love to the special lady in your life. Discover the life of a Peranakan woman of the past in an interactive drama performance, or make a special gift to surprise a loved one this Sunday.
Source: Ice Cream Sundays
Ice Cream Sundays: Gallery Groove
6 May
3pm - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Gallery & Co
Ice Cream Sundays returns to the National Gallery Singapore for another Sunday session of drinks, friends, and tasty grooves – all while soaking in Singapore’s iconic skyline. Free entry.
Poland Shiok! In the Garden
6 May
6pm - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
In the second edition of Poland Shiok and 100 years of Independence of Poland, BottlesXO and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland are proud to present Poland Shiok! In the Garden – a free family-friendly concert by The Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Mr Maciej Żółtowski, an eminent Polish conductor, composer and violinist.

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