There’s so much happening this week, from Ubin Day to The O.P.E.N, Baybeats, the Singapore Food Festival, the Singapore Dragonboat Festival, the Nickelodeon Slime Cup, the Children’s Street Trail, and so much more. If you’re looking for something to do with your friends or family, you’ve come to the right place.



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

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.
Pesta Ubin 2017
10 May - 16 July
Various times

Cost: Free
Venue: Pulau Ubin
Come experience Pulau Ubin's unique charms, its culture, kampung life, nature and wildlife. There will be free family-friendly, community-led activities including arts & crafts, birdwatching, boat tours, cycling, kayaking, and more.


Upcoming Events

Read! Fest 2017: ASEAN Storytelling Night
13 July
7pm - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: National Library, The Pod
As part of NLB's Read! Fest 2017, come celebrate ASEAN’s 50th anniversary with a showcase of the diverse range of stories and rich culture from the region. In this event, enjoy an evening of storytelling of ASEAN literature. Featuring professional storytellers David Bok, Wong Swee Yean and Karen Lee, be prepared to be entertained and gain a better understanding of our neighbouring countries.
Guardian: Revlon Workshop
14 July
7pm - 8.30pm

Cost: Free, with registration
Venue: Guardian @ Ngee Ann City #B2-15/23
This Guardian exclusive Revlon workshop will feature renowned make-up artist Riyan Rashid. He has worked with some of the biggest stars like Farisha Ishak (FINAL1 Season 1 Winner) and Nadiah M Din. For this workshop, you'll learn tips and tricks on how to contour like a pro. All participants will receive a free goodie bag worth $50.
Baybeats 2017
14 July - 16 July
6pm onward

Cost: Free
Venue: The Esplanade
The biggest music festival of its kind in Singapore and the region, Baybeats presents a fist-pumping line-up showcasing prominent Singapore and international acts, covering genres including folk, pop, metal, post-rock, emo, punk, electro and everything in between. Through the Baybeats Budding initiatives, you can experience the best of our home grown talent not only in music-making but also in other creative fields such as music journalism, photography, and video arts.
9th ASEAN School Games
14 July - 21 July

Cost: Free
Venue: Various
The Ministry of Education will be hosting the 9th ASEAN Schools Games (ASG) from 14 to 20 July 2017. Ten ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) and 1,750 student-athletes will be participating in 10 sports. These include Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics, Tennis, Sepak Takraw, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tenpin Bowling and Volleyball.
Singapore Food Festival
14 July - 30 July

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!)
ActiveSG: Yes! I Can Play Para Sport Launch
15 July
9am - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Sengkang Sports Centre
Join ActiveSG for the launch of Yes! I Can Para Sports at Sengkang Sports Centre, and learn how to play Boccia and Table Tennis. There will be free goodie bags and a photo booth.
Singapore Dragon Boat Festival
15 July - 16 July
8.30am onward

Cost: Free
Venue: Marina Channel c/o Bay East Gardens
Watch the annual Dragon Boat Festival, where Singapore and overseas teams will be participating in 24 categories, including Open, Women, Mixed and Seniors, and winners of the tournament may qualify for international dragon boat races.
Nickelodeon Slime Cup Singapore 2017
15 July (Singtel subscribers) - 16 July (public)
11am - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: City Square Mall
On the first day, show proof of your Singtel subscription to access games and activities. One NRIC will admit a family of 4. Remember to wear orange and covered shoes if you are participating in the obstacle courses, secret slime shack, and slime wash (activities are for kids age 4 through 14). There will also be stage games, photo-taking with characters, and goodie bags.
Pesta Ubin: Living Fisher Village Day & Ubin Day
15 July & 16 July
2pm - 10pm & 9am - 4pm

Cost: Free (donations welcomed to cover food)
Venue: Pulau Ubin
Living Fisher Village Day is a kampung celebration with food, activities, and friends! Enjoy free kayaking sessions, the Ubin Art exhibition, and some rustic island cooking. The following day is the Grand Finale of Pesta Ubin - Ubin Day. The Assembly Area will feature kampung games, community activities, educational booths, and other attractions.
Whitescaper: Weaving Workshop Singapore Edition Yokohama Paratriennale 2017
16 July
11am - 4pm

Cost: Free
Venue: SAM at 8Q
As part of Yokohama Paratriennale 2017 (an international arts festival), Japanese visual artist Yui Inoue and Art Loft will be conducting a workshop on weaving (it's free and easy so you can leave anytime you want). This workshop is supported by The Japan Foundation Asia Centre.
Food in Wartime Singapore: Free Guided Farm Tour and Cooking Demo
16 July
10.30am - 12.15pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Bollywood Veggies, 100 Neo Tiew Road
Come celebrate the Singapore Food Festival at Bollywood Veggies, and be transported back in time to learn how our little island coped with food scarcity during the Japanese Occupation. There will be a free guided farm tour on wartime plants (10.30am - 11.15am) and a wartime cooking demo (11.15am - 12.15pm). Please click here to view the Kranji Countryside Express Bus schedule. Bus fares for return trips are $3/adult, and $1/child or senior citizen).

Bishan East - Thomson: Family Day 2017
16 July
4pm - 10pm

Cost: $4 per ticket
Venue: Bishan East Community Park, Blk 192 Bishan St 13
Highlights include pony rides (at $5), archery games (at $5), S.E.A Aquarium touch pools, a bouncy castle, game stalls, a photo booth with ponies, colouring and drawing contests (pre-registration required), and a movie screening of Captain America: Civil War. There will be chances to win fabulous prizes, such as USS annual passes for a family of 4, S.E.A Aquarium annual & day passes, and GRUB dining vouchers.
Children's Street Trail 2017
16 July
10am - 5pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Woods in the Books, 3 Yong Siak Street
Yong Siak Street will come to life with a wondrous trail of hidden animals, treasures, and activities happening throughout the day at participating stores, from brownie baking and a balloon party to street art discovery and craft-making. Goodie bags will be given away to the first 60 kids who collect 4 or more stickers by taking part in the Street Trail activities. There will also be other prizes and giveaways.
ActiveSG: Bedok Sports Centre: Walk Down Memory Lane
16 July
8am - 2pm

Cost: Free
Venue: ActiveSG Bedok Sports Centre

The Bedok Sports Centre is relocating, and before they bid goodbye to their current location, they're inviting everyone to their Walk Down Memory Lane event, in partnership with Kampong Chai Chee CC and Bedok NLB. The programme will include a mass brisk walk with Kampong Chai Chee CC, kampong games, storytelling by NLB, free tryouts, and fringe activities.
Inaugural Bukit Gombak Youth Festival 2017
16 July
10am - 1pm

Cost: $3 per ticket, includes food & games
Venue: Blk 388A Bukit Batok West Ave 5

The inaugural Bukit Gombak Youth Festival 2017 will be a morning of great fun and laughter with stage performances, interactive stalls, and live food stalls - all for the ticket price of $3. There will also be a Human Tic Tac Toe Challenge ($5 registration fee) and you can win prizes like a USS ticket, a gold class movie ticket, or a $20 starbucks card. Head down to Hillview CC or Goodview Garden RC to buy your tickets now.
SIAS: Mastering the Investment Clock to Buy Low Sell High
19 July
6.30pm - 10pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute Level 1 Event Hall
Dr Tee Tong Yan, founder of investing blog and PhD in computational simulation, will be sharing how to master investment "clocks" for entries and exits of different asset classes. He will also be discussing best practices in value investing. Attendees will receive a free ebook, and early birds will get a free stock diagnosis by Dr Tee.

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