Happy National Day Singapore! I hope you are all still enjoying the National Day festivities. Though there are much fewer frugal activities for the rest of this week, there are still a lot of variety and choices for entertainment, exploration, and family bonding.



*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

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

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.
Esplanade Presents: Red Dot August
1 Aug – 3 Sep

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.


Upcoming Events

Civic District Outdoor Festival
11 Aug - 12 Aug (2nd weekend)
5pm - 11pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Civic District area
The inaugural Civic District Outdoor Festival will transform the district's charming and historical architecture into an extravaganza of multimedia, art installations, stage and music performances, art markets and food streets. Participate in free activities (free on certain dates/times only) and create knitted accessories, terraniums, and lettering brush art. The museums will remain open for extended hours.
Baby Land - Mega One Stop Baby Fair
11 Aug - 13 Aug
11am - 8pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Expo
Save up to 90% with clearance offers, early bird specials, and other deals. This fair features all your pregnancy, maternity & baby essentials, from over 600 brands and 20,000 products. As a bonus, you can get a FREE $5 cashback voucher when you register online (T&Cs apply).
SCO: Music Oasis at Singapore Botanic Gardens
12 Aug
6pm onward

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Symphony Stage
Join the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) for a post-celebration of Singapore’s 52nd birthday. They will be performing melodies of our national identity, such as Prince Sang Nila Utama and Singa, Medley of Television.
Open House at Citizen Farm
12 Aug
10am - 3pm

Cost: Free
Venue: 60 Jalan Penjara
Come to the Citizen Farm Open House for a free talk on the Future of Food (11am & 1pm). There will also be a farmers market and a farm showcase on various farming methods (container farming, hydroponics, insect farming, microgreens, mushroom cultivation, aquaponics, and more).
Movie Screening: Teach Me to be WILD
12 Aug
3.30pm - 6.30pm

Cost: Free
Venue: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-88 The Central
Join PlayMoolah and A Good Space in the first-ever Singapore screening of the independent film "Teach Me to Be WILD: A Story of Hurt Children & their Animal Healers." This 1-hour documentary will be followed by small circles of sharing, with stories from special guests who had visited the wildlife sanctuary in California, where the documentary was filmed.
Singapore Fashion Runway - Fashion for a Social Cause
12 Aug
2.30pm - 8pm

Cost: Free
Venue: SCAPE
This first-of-its-kind runway show known as “Fashion for a Social Cause” is where about 30 persons with special needs (such as those with autistic or down syndrome) and breast cancer patients/survivors will be part of the community-led fashion show. Sales proceeds from the show will go to help children with autism, down syndrome and breast cancer patients/survivors.
CPF Retirement Planning Roadshow (1 of 5)
12 Aug - 13 Aug
11am - 6pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Toa Payoh HDB Hub
At the roadshows, you can explore interactive touch-screens and calculators to learn how you can grow your CPF savings faster and how much you need to save for retirement with the Retirement Estimator. There will be CPF officers at the Big ‘R’ Chat Corner who will answer your CPF-related questions. There will also be other fun activities for the whole family and the chance to win prizes.
Illustration Arts Fest 2017
12 Aug - 13 Aug
11am - 5pm

Cost: Free
Venue: LASALLE College of the Arts
Illustration Arts Fest is a showcase for Singapore’s illustrators, and will also feature overseas visiting artists from France, Taiwan, Indonesia and Malaysia. In addition to talks, workshops and book signings by illustrators, there will also be an Arts Market featuring works by professional illustrators and LASALLE students. While admission is free, some activities are ticketed.
RWS Street Eats
12 Aug - 20 Aug
Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sun: 11am - 10pm

Cost: Free
Venue: RWS Malaysian Food Street
Celebrate the rich heritage of Southeast Asia’s street food at the inaugural RWS Street Eats! Conveniently located under one roof, prep your taste buds to feast on food from more than 20 hawkers specially curated from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore. Come sample their delicious specialties starting from $4.
Singapore Really Really Free Market 50
13 Aug
2pm - 6pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Lorong Ah Soo, Blk 138
The Really, Really Free Market (RRFM) is a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy of giving and building a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all. Everything is free! Come share your stuff (books, cds, toys, food, etc) or skills (tarot card reading, hair cutting, poetry writing, singing, etc) by giving them to others who need them!
Tat Hong Group: Xinyao & Evergreen Hits
13 Aug
7.30pm - 9.30pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Toa Payoh Amphitheatre
This free concert will feature Xinyao Songs and local singer 黎沸辉.
Raksha Bandhan 2017
13 Aug
3pm - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic
Raksha Bandhan is the Festival of Universal Brotherhood. Presented by Hindu Centre, this event will include a Rakhi making competition, poetry recitation competition, painting competition, cultural performances, group Rakhi tying, and dinner.
Welcome To My World 2017 Concert
13 Aug

Cost: $25
Venue: The Republic Cultural Centre, Republic Polytechnic
Very Special Arts (VSA) Singapore is proud to present the 9th Welcome to My World concert featuring artists with disabilities. This year, the concert includes special guests such as Benjamin Kheng from The Sam Willows, ITE SHOWCHOIR and OneHeartBeat Percussions.
Beautiful Sunday: Songs From Our Heart
13 Aug
3pm - 4pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Join Novo Winds, a Toa Payoh South CC community band, and enjoy a myriad of Singapore tunes such as Home and 城里开心的小人物.

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