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The da:ns festival and Got to Move are coming to a close this week, and with Halloween just around the corner (see this post for frugal Halloween options), there’s plenty more to see, experience, and do.

 

 

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Continued from Previous Week

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Got to Move SG
7 Oct - 23 Oct
Various
Free
Various
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DescriptionThis year, the National Arts Council will be presenting the second edition of Got to Move, an annual nationwide movement to celebrate Singapore’s dance scene, and to get people moving. Sign up for free dance lessons and workshops.
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The Makers' Festival
7 Oct - 30 Oct
Various
Some workshops require a fee
The Centrepoint
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DescriptionThe Makers’ Festival at The Centrepoint is a three-part extravaganza of creativity and interactivity, consisting of: Makers’ Block in the Atrium, Makers’ Workshops, and Makers’ Marketplace in B2 Food Hall. From old-school craftsmanship like leather crafting to mind-boggling technology like virtual reality, there’s plenty to
do, see, and make in this immersive, interactive, inspirational fun festival.
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da:ns festival 2016
13 Oct - 23 Oct
Various
Mix of free and ticketed events
Esplanade
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DescriptionTo all dance lovers and those curious, Esplanade’s da:ns festival invites you to fall in love with dance through a full-hearted celebration of movement with powerful performances from around the world, exciting new creations and a wide range of opportunities to learn different kinds of dance. This 11-day festival will open your mind, lift your spirit and get your body moving.
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Deepavali
17 Sept - 12 Nov
Various
Free
Various
DescriptionDeepavali, known as the Festival of Lights is an ancient festival in the Hindu almanac. There will be dance performances every Friday and Saturday from 6pm - 8pm at Clive Street; photo-taking points along the beautifully lit streets; and a festival village with crafts and heritage exhibits.
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398.2 Storytelling Festival
3 Sept - 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec
Various
Free
Various libraries islandwide
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DescriptionLast year's highly successful inaugural 398.2 Storytelling Festival attracted over 3000 people. This year, there will be an even bigger and better lineup of events featuring 16 storytellers led by award-winning storyteller Roger Jenkins with his Story Line team. Sessions are for all ages, and guaranteed to be highly interactive and lots of fun.
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Singapore International Festival of Music
13 Oct - 30 Oct
Various
Mix of free & ticketed events
Various
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DescriptionThe Singapore International Festival of Music (SIFOM) in its 2nd year seeks to build on the successes of its first edition by continuing in its mission to provide a platform for Singapore’s best young professional classical musicians, pairing them in performances of chamber and orchestral music with international artists. Free events include Concert #12 - Myths & Legends about Empires (29 Oct), Concert #13 - Myths & Legends about Empires in Singapore, and a variety of fringe activities.
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Malay HeritageFest
15 Oct - 5 Nov
Various
Free
Malay Heritage Centre
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DescriptionMalay CultureFest includes 4 weekends of mesmerising performances and workshops. This festival runs concurrently with their brand new exhibition, 'Mereka Utusan: Imprinting Malay Modernity, 1920s-1960s'.

 

Upcoming Events

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River Nights 2016
21 Oct - 22 Oct; 28 Oct - 29 Oct
7pm onward
Free
Asian Civilisations Museum
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DescriptionRiver Nights celebrates the Singapore River’s changing identity through the years – from vital trading artery in the colonial past to the current magnet for locals and visitors, drawn to its history and the colourful nightlife after sunset. Enjoy free performances, screenings, art installations, and guided tours of various historic landmarks.
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Metro Presents: SJ50 Live Performance
21 Oct - 23 Oct
Various, please visit website
Free
Paragon atrium
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DescriptionMetro proudly presents SJ50, a celebration of excellent bilateral political relations between Singapore and Japan over the last 50 years, where two artistes, Ms Shoko Kanazawa from Japan and Mr Azariah Tan from Singapore, will be showcasing their special talents live for an afternoon of art and music. Please visit the website for timing.
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Singapore Kindness Movement: Urban Kampung
22 Oct
5pm - 9pm
Free admission, tickets for food/goodies are $25
Queen Elizabeth Walk (Connaught drive)
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DescriptionThe Singapore Kindness Movement brings you an evening of good food, camaraderie and fun at Urban Kampung. Highlights include the Ultimate Satay Cook-off Challenge, Malay cultural talks and performances, traditional kampung games, and Instagram-ready photobooth. Admission to the talks and activities at Urban Kampung is free. Tickets are available at $25 for those who are keen to sample the special creations from the Satay Challenge. Ticket holders will also receive a door gift, satay coupons, and food items from other stalls.
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SIAS: My Money - Investing in Uncertain Times
22 Oct
9am - 12.30pm
Free
School of the Arts Singapore
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DescriptionLearn about your investment options in this low-return environment. How can you better plan your finances and diversify your portfolio? How do you avoid investment scams? The talk will also cover LPAs and why you need one.
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Green is the New Black Festival
22 Oct
9am - 9pm
Free entry, workshops require a fee
Hotel Jen Tanglin
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DescriptionGreen Is The New Black is a conscious festival for truth seekers wanting to improve the way they live, work and consume while doing more good in the world. This one-day event fuses the best speakers, change makers, music and brands with mindfulness, the pursuit of happiness, and meaningful connections.
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Hort Park Hot Stuff - Global (HOUSE)Warming Potluck
22 Oct
3pm - 8pm
Free
NÓNG at Hortpark
DescriptionCome spend an evening at [email protected] Park, and learn about the connection between food, edible gardening, sustainability and climate change. Can cooking more, growing some of your own herbs and greens really help to save the environment? Hear stories, tips and workshops from people who will empower you to become less of a consumer and more of a producer. Make and share a dish you love for the potluck (from 4pm to 6pm).
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Caribbean Cruis'in Party at Jiak Chuan Road
22 Oct
5pm - 10.30pm
Free
Lime House, 2 Jiak Chuan Road
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DescriptionLime House teams up with Haskell Private Ltd and LOPELAB to bring you a Caribbean experience like never before. Watch as Jiak Chuan Road is transformed into a Caribbean extravaganza with arts activities, a fashion show, live music, dance performances and more!
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Cartoons Underground
22 Oct
6pm - 10pm
Entry by donation
Kult Kafe, 11 Upper Wilkie Road
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DescriptionThis community-driven festival was founded by Patrick Smith, Director of MTV Daria, and Vicky Chen in 2012, and has grown through crowd-funding and artists’ contributions. Catch award-winning animated films while hanging out with the creators themselves. For screening times, please visit their website.
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Muara Festival: Music & Dance Workshop
22 Oct
10am - 4.30pm
Free
Goodman Arts Centre
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DescriptionAs a prelude to the Muara Festival (happening 28 - 30 Oct), a Malay festival of art, you can participate in these two workshops. At the dance workshop, you will get a practical guide to East Kalimantan Traditional Dance from a master choreographer; at the music workshop, Muara Festival's Music Director will discuss the evolution of Malay traditional music over the last few decades.
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Our Blocks Rock
22 Oct
4pm - 10pm
Free
Open space outside Velocity
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DescriptionThis harmony block party will have performances, a movie screening, delicious food, and free harmony packs.
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Field Vibes x Tanjong Goodman Weekend Market #3
22 Oct
1pm - 10pm
Free
Café Melba at Goodman Arts Centre
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DescriptionThis charity picnic pop-up special is held in conjunction with Tanjong Goodman's Weekend Market #3 and supports the Singapore Children's Society. Highlights include a picnic on the paddock, a bouncy castle, kiddie soccer, kids sandpit, face painting, lifestyle market, live music & DJs, and food vendors.
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Tanjong Goodman Weekend Market #3 -
Children's Day Edition

22 Oct - 23 Oct
10am - 6pm
Free
Goodman Arts Centre
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DescriptionAt this flea market, take your pick from a smorgasbord of arts and crafts, pre-loved collectibles, eco-friendly lifestyle products, and deliciously prepared foods. This special edition will also feature dance workshops and performances as part of Got to Move, a nationwide dance movement organised by the National Arts Council to celebrate the diversity of dance in Singapore.
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Gardens by the Bay: Rangoli Radiance
22 Oct - 23 Oct
1.30pm - 6pm
Free
Gardens by the Bay, Indian Garden
DescriptionJoin Guinness World Record holder and visual artist Vijaya Mohan for a hands-on experience in creating your own Rangoli artwork. Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis.
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NCA: Garage Sale
23 Oct (last day of collection is 20 Oct)
10am - 1pm
Free
Hollandse Club
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DescriptionNetherlands Charity Association (NCA) will be holding a garage sale of pre-loved goods from clothing, toys, shoes to household items - with all proceeds benefiting Singaporean charities.

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