This week we have some amazing frugal events. These include Huayi: Chinese Festival of Arts, the EcoBank Bazaar, the SuperKids ME! learning festival, and a waterfront movie screening by Singapore Sports Hub. The Chinese New Year festivities also continue. Friday is the Lantern Festival, which is the 15th day and end of the Chinese New Year period. 



*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

Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts 2018
23 Feb - 4 Mar
Various times
Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: The Esplanade
Highlights for the Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts free programmes include the "We are Singer-songwriters!" musical showcases, Revelry in Spring by the NUS Chinese Dance troupe, Dreams of the South by Pipa Society, Drum with Us! by The Percussion Assembly, a kid's lesson on the basic steps of lion dancing, workshops to make an embroidered wood ornament and Origami puppy, and a shadow puppet show.
Marina Bay Carnival
15 Dec - 1 April
4pm - 11pm
Cost: Free Admission
Venue: Marina Bay Promontory & Bayfront Event Space
Ready for a carnival experience like no other? The Marina Bay Carnival will have over 40 family-friendly thrilling rides and games. Prices range from $6 to $10 for the rides and $4 to $8 for the games. There will be over one million plush toys from Marvel and Pixel up for grabs. There will also be entertainment with DJs, ventriloquists, storytelling and much more.


Upcoming Events

Source: Families For Life
"I Still Do" 2018 Lunch Date: Let's Make Cents
1 Mar
12pm - 1pm
Cost: $30 per couple (inclusive of a 2-course lunch set)
Venue: The Connoisseur Concerto (TCC@Circular Road)
Refusing to talk about financial management with your significant other can be more costly than you might imagine. Don't let money make a mess of your marriage! Join marriage expert, Gary Koh at this fun and interactive talk, and glean financial principles that would serve you both through the good times and bad.
Source: FD Events Management

Food Fiesta
1 Mar - 4 Mar
11am - 11pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Downtown East, Event Square
With a variety of food vendors, you and your family can feast and enjoy the open air and awesome line-up of entertainment.
Source: SCCC

SCCC: TGIF Music Station
2 Mar
12.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm (45 minutes per show)
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s TGIF Music Station is a series of music performances featuring a line-up of Singapore’s favourite performing artistes and rising stars. Immerse yourself in our unique Singapore Chinese culture and sing along to familiar tunes from pop hits, xinyao, TV drama theme songs, yesteryear’s classics and more. For additional dates and a schedule of performers, please visit their website.
Source: EcoBank

EcoBank Bazaar
2 Mar - 4 Mar
10am - 8pm
Cost: Free
Venue: City Square Mall’s B1 Fountain Square
Donated items will be curated and sold at the EcoBank Bazaar and 100% of the proceeds will go to The Children’s Charities Association of Singapore (CCA). Unsold items will go to CCA and the MINDS Thrift Shop to benefit their fundraising efforts. Find bargains and support charities.
Source: Rise & Shine

Rise & Shine: SuperKids ME! - Learning Comes Alive
2 Mar - 4 Mar
10am - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: MBS Convention Centre
Rise & Shine is Singapore’s largest children’s festival where learning comes alive with a myriad of games and discovery activities and contests for your little ones. Redeem your free Festival Pass, and a SuperKids Gift Pack worth over $50* when you register. This Festival Pass gives your child exclusive access to all major play zones.
Source: SuperMom Baby Fair

SuperMom Baby Fair
2 Mar - 4 Mar
11am - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: MBS Convention Centre
SuperMom Baby Fair has over 500,000 products all in one location, giving you low prices, cash back offers, and free gifts. Register to get a free $5 voucher, free/discounted parking, free goodie bags (worth $188), and discount vouchers worth up to $20,000. There will also be free bag drop services, free delivery (T&Cs apply), free stroller rentals, and free $5 Uber credits.
Source: Indian Heritage Centre
The Word and The Image - International Conference
3 Mar
9am - 6.30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: River Room, Asian Civilisations Museum
This conference will introduce participants to the ancient tradition of scripting in Indian art and craft. It will also present perspectives on the influence of Indian symbolism in the creation of an image, inspired by diasporic identities.
Source: Families for Life

"I Still Do" 2018 Community Talks: Conflict Resolution
3 Mar
10am - 12pm
Cost: Free, with registration
Venue: Various depending on the language - Mandarin, Malay or Tamil
Learn how to communicate more effectively and pick up conflict resolution tips for a healthier and happier marriage at the "I Still Do" 2018 community talks. Sessions are available in Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.
Source: NParks

NParks Live Out Loud
3 Mar
5.30pm - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
NParks' open mike series, "Live Out Loud" (LOL), showcases budding local talents, with performances taking place in our green spaces! LOL features acts by musicians and non-professional performers – each will be given 15 minutes to display their musical talents, be it singing, dancing, playing an instrument, beatboxing or rapping.
Source: Singapore Sports Hub
Singapore Sports Hub Waterfront Movie Screening
3 Mar
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Cost: Free, for singles
Venue: OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub
The Singapore Sports Hub will be screening a Japanese animated romantic drama film ‘Kimi no Na wa’ (Your Name), which was Japan’s #1 Film of 2016 and all-time highest grossing anime. This movie screening is held in collaboration with Spark Connections.
Source: The People's Association
Chingay @ Heartlands 2018
3 Mar & 4 Mar (+3 future dates)
6pm - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: West Coast & Tampines
If you've missed the Chingay Street Parade or Carnival, you can still see the beautiful floats and street performances at Chingay @ Heartlands. There will be a total of 6 heartland locations. More details on their website.
Source: DesignSingapore

Singapore Design Week
5 Mar - 18 Mar
Various times
Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: Various
Open to the public, Singapore Design Week (SDW) features local and international design trade shows, conferences, showcases, exhibitions and workshops that span various design disciplines. Highlights include the Singapore Urban Design Festival, the District Design Dialogue in Holland Village, the Brainstorm Design Conference, SingaPlural 2018, the Wallpaper* Handmade 2018 exhibition, the City Ramble Design Trails, and much more.
Source: NKF

Listen to Your Kidneys 2018 REGISTRATION
Registration deadline: 6 Mar | Event: 11 Mar
Cost: Free
Venue: NKF Centre
Learn how to identify early warning signs and protect your kidneys through professional tips shared by leading nephrologists, and dietician and exercise specialists. Other highlights include a kidney workout and kidney screening.

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