May Day is just around the corner. And with it, another Open House at the Istana. Other frugal events this week include SGF Orchid Show 2018, Singapore Maritime Week, SIFA 2018, and a special edition of Car-Free Sunday. And this time, it’s coming to one-north.




*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: 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.
Source: SGF
Singapore Garden Festival Orchid Show 2018
21 Apr - 29 Apr
8.30am - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: National Orchid Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens
An offshoot of the flagship Singapore Garden Festival (SGF), the inaugural SGF Orchid Show will showcase Southeast Asia's rich and diverse heritage of orchids. Visitors can look forward to talks, demonstrations and guided tours as well as a marketplace featuring a myriad of plant, gardening and landscape-related products.
Source: Singapore Maritime Week
Singapore Maritime Week
21 Apr - 29 Apr
Cost: Free (public events)
Venue: Various
Singapore Maritime Week gathers the international maritime community for a week of flagship conferences, dialogues, exhibitions and social events in celebration of all things maritime. Highlights of public events include the SMW Opening Ceremony (22 April, 2.30pm - 4pm) and the Singapore Maritime Week Public Exhibition (daily, 11am – 9pm (Mon-Thu); 11am – 10pm (Fri-Sun).


Upcoming Events

Source: Carousell
Carousell's Charity Clothes Buffet: Drop Off & Buffet
23 Apr - 27 Apr (drop off)
28 - 29 Apr (clothes buffet)
Cost: Free to $5
Venue: Centrepoint’s Central Atrium
Clean out and refresh your wardrobe with Carousell's Charity Clothes Buffet. You can purchase a buffet bag at the event and bring home as many items as you can squeeze into the bag. Buffet bags are priced from $5 to $15. You can also trade in your gently used clothes to exchange for discount coupons on the buffet bags. Trade in period from 23 to 27; buffet from 28 to 29.
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: CapitaLand
Music After 7s 2018 - The After Party to 2018 HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s
27 Apr - 29 Apr
7.30pm onward
Cost: Free
Venue: Clarke Quay, Fountain Square
Get ready to Ruck & Roll at Music After 7s 2018, the after party for the 2018 HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s. Music After 7s is a three-night music festival featuring some of Clarke Quay’s best regional & local bands, coupled with great food & drinks. Free shuttle services from the National Stadium to Clarke Quay on 28 and 29 April at 7.00pm .
Source: ACM
Saturdays@ACM: Bountiful Harvest
28 Apr
1pm - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: ACM (Asian Civilisations Museum)
Celebrate the harvesting festivals in the Philippines with an exciting drama performance about folk stories of bountiful yields. Then create your own craft inspired by the celebrations.
Source: NLB
Artseen: Can We Can-Can?
28 Apr
2pm - 3pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Jurong Regional Library, Programme Zone
The can-can is an ubiquitous tune, but just how much do we know about it? This session will break down its rhythm and beat, as well as explore the lore of Offenbach’s Orpheus. This programme is part of a music literacy series, ‘Face The Music’, and is suitable for participants aged 8 to 15.
Source: HPB
National Steps Challenge: The Beach Bash with Timberland Challenge
28 Apr
2pm - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Sentosa Palawan Green
For all National Steps Challenge™ participants, sign up for the The Beach Bash with Timberland Challenge, and stand to win exciting prizes including merchandise from Timberland, Sentosa Fun Passes, a staycation for 2 at W Hotel, and more! There will also be a record-breaking attempt for forming the longest line of inflatable slippers at Sentosa.
#VoiceOut Concert by the Gardens
28 Apr
5pm - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Sit back, relax and soak in the melodious tunes by soloists Izaar, Syed Mahdzar, dynamic duo of Oniatta & Nizam as well as Shakirah & the UrbanSensation as they bring you tunes like Killing Me Softly, Simply Red, Wild World and some of their own original composition. This concert is held in conjunction with SGF Orchid Show from 21 - 29 April.
Source: URA
Car-Free Sunday
29 Apr
9am - 12pm
Cost: Free
Venue: one-north
#CarFreeSundaySG will be heading to #onenorthSG. This will be a special edition of Car-Free Sunday SG outside of the Civic District for the first time. Come for an exciting line-up of activities such as a drone showcase, mountain biking trials, a one-north Discovery Walk and robotics jamming for kids.
Source: Repair Kopitiam
Repair Kopitiam
29 Apr
10am - 3pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Block 890C, Tampines Ave 1 & Block 444, Jurong West Ave 1
You can bring your broken items to Repair Kopitiam's monthly public event, where their skilled Repair Coaches will guide you on how to diagnose and fix your items. No experience necessary.
Jazz Association (Singapore) Presents: Celebrating UNESCO International Jazz Day
29 Apr
6pm - 7.15pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
UNESCO officially designated 30 April to be International Jazz Day in 2011. Join the Jazz Association (Singapore), otherwise known as JASS, and its youth orchestra, JassYO!, in commemorating this day with a rousing jazz concert.
Istana Open House
1 May
8.30am - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: The Istana
Labour Day will be another Istana Open House day. As with all Open House days, there will be a variety of themed performances all along the compound. You can also join the Nature Guided Walk for a grander experience ($4 for adults, $2 for children), or just download the app and explore on your own.
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.

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