Some frugal events this week include Flipside, Esplanade’s most playful festival; the Kindness Carnival, in celebration of Kindness Day; and the opening weekend of Children’s Biennale 2019, which returns for its second season.



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


Continued from Previous Week

Source: SIFA
Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA)
Ends 2 June
Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: Various
SIFA is a plethora of theatre, music, dance, literary and visual arts happening over three weekends. There will be talks and workshops, and a variety of free programmes, including a large-scale interactive installation (We Can Dance) and a SSO concert at the Botanic Gardens.
Source: Hari Raya Light Up 2019
Hari Raya Light Up 2019
Ends 6 June
Cost: Free
Venue: Geylang Serai
Geylang Serai will dazzle with close to 50 light installations from 3 May to 6 June as part of the Hari Raya Light Up 2019, and to mark the holy month of Ramadan. The Bazaar Raya Geylang Serai also returns with more than 500 stalls selling food, household items and accessories.


Upcoming Events

Source: COMEX and ITSHOW‎
Consumer Electronic Exhibition - CEE 2019
23 May - 26 May
11am - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Singapore
With 600+ exhibitors, CEE offers a comprehensive line-up of the latest consumer technology gadgets as well as a plethora of accessories all under one roof. Highlights at this year's CEE include GAMEX (e-sports tournament), special deals for students and SMEs, free CH2 screen protectors, trade-in and repair services.
Source: AI Singapore
AI for Everyone
24 May
2pm - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: 3 Research Link
Get a comprehensive overview on what is AI and how to introduce AI to your enterprise. Topics include Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and more. Sign up here.
Source: Esplanade
Esplanade Presents: Flipside
24 May - 2 Jun
Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: Esplanade
Esplanade’s most playful festival returns with 10 days of laugh-out-loud, imaginative and unexpected performances and encounters. Celebrate creativity and life through physical theatre, puppetry, comedy, music, and visual art and design, as they intersect in surprising ways.
Source: SCCC‎‎
Cultural Extravaganza 2019
24 May - 15 Jun
Various timings
Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard
The Cultural Extravaganza 2019 invites all to discover Singapore’s evolving and contemporary Chinese culture in our everyday life. Held over 3 weeks, get set to be immersed in a dynamic line-up of programmes featuring performances by home-grown arts and cultural groups, exhibitions, workshops, talks, creative markets and more.
Source: SCWO
New2U Bi-annual Bazaar
25 May
10am - 4pm
Cost: Free
Venue: SCWO Centre, 96 Waterloo Street
The Much Awaited New2U Bi-annual Bazaar is Back! Shop for a good cause for pre-loved clothing, books, shoes, and many other items, with prices starting from as low as $1. All proceeds go towards the Star Shelter and other SCWO initiatives.
Source: Singapore Kindness Movement‎
Kindness Carnival - in celebration of Kindness Day SG 2019
25 May
10am - 6.30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Road Safety Park at East Coast
Come together in celebration of kindness and graciousness. Highlights include games for all ages, activity booths from Ground Up Movements, and photo opps with our beloved Singa!
Source: ACM
Saturdays@ACM: Eid’s Almost Here!
25 May
1pm - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: ACM (Asian Civilisations Museum)
As part of the monthly Saturdays@ACM series, you can immerse yourself in traditional Malay folk stories, play dress up, or silkscreen your own tote bag with motifs found in the newly designed Islamic Art Gallery.
Source: FFL
Families for Life: Raising Resilient Children Seminar
25 May
2pm - 6pm
Cost: Free, with registration
Venue: SOTA
Families for Life brings you a suite of Parents Learn And Play (P.L.A.Y.) programmes to rediscover your strengths as parents, redefine your relationship with your child and rethink of ways to reach the hearts of your tweens and teens through simple yet empowering words and actions.
Source: RevOILution
RevOILution Wellness Expo 2019
25 May - 26 May
9am - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Hall B
Themed “Families First”, visitors can expect 2 days of fun activities and educational discoveries – from fitness and lifestyle workshops, to essential oils workshops, culinary demonstrations, exciting games and more. Register via Eventbrite by May 24 before 6pm and receive a free Citrus Fresh™ 5ml essential oil (worth $16.89).
Source: National Gallery
Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019: Opening Weekend
25 May - 26 May, 1 Jun - 2 Jun
12pm - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Various
Celebrate the opening of Gallery Children's Biennale 2019 with a host of activities happening across two weekends. Explore Eko Nugroho’s Javanese lanterns depicting fantastical characters, marvel at Aung Ko and Nge Lay’s stunning traditional Burmese-inspired houses, and immerse yourself in Delia and Milenko Prvački’s world of childhood wonders.

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