mid autumn festival singapore
The Chinatown Mid-Autumn Light-up is this Saturday.

The Hungry Ghost Festival ends today, while the Mid-Autumn Festival begins this week with the Opening Ceremony and Light-up on Saturday at 7pm. The first (of 3) collection dates for the Connected Threads Clothing Swap is also this week. With the September school holidays just around the corner, check out some of these frugal events:

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Continued from Previous Week

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Time(s)
Cost
Venue
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Hungry Ghost Festival
3 Aug - 31 Aug
Various
Free
Various
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DescriptionThis month-long festival is a veneration of the dead, and activities during this month will include preparing ritualistic food offerings, burning incense, and burning joss paper. You can sign up for the Birth, Life and Death Tour by the Chinatown Business Association or visit the Lorong Koo Chye Sheng Hong Temple to experience their auctions and variety shows.
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Singapore International Festival of Arts
11 Aug - 17 Sept
Various
Mix of free & ticketed events
Various
SIFA 2016
DescriptionOrganized and managed independently by the Arts House Limited, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) brings together the best of local and international artists in the form of quality works in theatre, dance and music, and aims to inspire diverse audiences through great artistic experiences. For a complete calendar of events, please visit their website or download the festival guide here.
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Noise Singapore 2016
13 Aug - 30 Sep
Various
Free
Capitol Piazza & The Esplanade
noise singapore 2016
DescriptionNoise Singapore is the largest youth arts platform in Singapore, organised by the National Arts Council. Celebrating its 11th run in 2016, the Noise Singapore Festival will celebrate local creativity in a series of exhibitions and concerts featuring original works by young people with various showcases at the Capitol Piazza and Esplanade.

 

Upcoming Events

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Time(s)
Cost
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Category
NLB Arts Conversation: Singaporean Brand of Music
31 Aug
7pm - 8pm
Free
National Library, Level 16
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DescriptionCelebrate local music at the National Library with Singapore musicians Shigga Shay and Kevin Mathews, as they share about their music careers, thoughts on what makes Singapore music unique, and what it takes to make it as a professional musician in Singapore. This session will be moderated by Eddino Abdul Hadi.
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Time(s)
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PA Be My Kaki Movie Bus
Various weekends in September
7pm - 10pm
Free
Various - please see flyer on the right
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DescriptionThe PA Be My Kaki Movie Bus will be making their rounds this month, stopping by at various locations, such as neighbourhood parks, town centres, common public spaces and private estates, so drop by for a free movie date!
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Esplanade Presents: Mosaic Music Weekend
1 Sept - 4 Sept
Various
Mix of free and ticketed events
The Esplanade
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DescriptionMosaic is where you get the best experience of quality music artists both novel and familiar. It’s the music that you never knew, or that you thought you knew, presented in refined performance spaces at Esplanade. Your Mosaic experience is rounded off with free music performances and activities that make each visit to Esplanade a music moment to remember.
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UNIQLO Global Southeast Asia Flagship Store Grand Opening
2 Sept - 4 Sept
10am - 10pm
Free
UNIQLO Orchard Central
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DescriptionThe first 500 customers daily at UNIQLO Orchard Central will get a goodie bag. There will also be more than $50,000 worth of prizes to be given in their sure-win lucky dip. Their opening weekend will also have free workshops on kawaii pot painting, leather crafting and brooch making.
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Kids World Fair
2 Sept - 4 Sept
11am - 9pm/8pm
Free
Suntec Convention Centre
kids world fair
DescriptionIn this family fair, you and your kids (aged 3-12) can discover and experience mind-stimulating education, empowering healthcare information and develop through play and fun. Highlights include free health checks, character meet-and-greet sessions, skills assessments, food tastings, physical activities, and photo booths.
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Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival & Official Light-up
2 Sept - 30 Sept
Various
Free
Various
mid-autumn festival
DescriptionThe Official Light-up & Opening Ceremony (3 Sept) will be at New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street. There will be a dragon dance performance, an exciting line-up of multicultural song and dance performances by local and overseas troupes from China, and a spectacular fireworks display. Highlights during this period include a Festive Bazaar & Carnival and Nightly Stage Shows. The Mass Lantern Walk will take place on 11 Sept, starting from Kreta Ayer Square to along New Bridge Road.
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CHIJMES: Rev It Up
2 Sept - 25 Sept
Various
Free
CHIJMES
DescriptionCHIJMES is commemorating the Grand Prix with a slew of freebies, games and a flea market, and F1 ticket holders can enjoy dining discounts. If you’re a tourist (or have family who are visiting), you’ll score a free beer at selected outlets by presenting your boarding pass and passport to counter staff in CHIJMES. There will be a mini racetrack challenge on 17 & 18 Sept, and a pop-up market on 23 - 25 Sept.
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Let's Lepak at Mount Faber
3 Sept
4pm - 7pm
Free
Faber Peak
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DescriptionLet’s Lepak at Mount Faber is car-free street celebration on the first Saturday of every month at Mount Faber. There will be a myriad of fun-filled workshops, workouts, performances, and nostalgic interactive games. Please see their website for more details.
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Mahota Culture Symposium
3 Sept
10am - 6pm
Free
National Library
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DescriptionIn its 7th run, the Mahota Symposium aims to bring groups of people together to live, work, play, and to build a community together through the lens of the four dimensions of sustainability - social cohesion, economic viability, ecological impact and cultural/spiritual richness. The Mahota Commune is an alternative community, where they have an organic food market, a restaurant, a cafe, a lifestyle studio, a DIY wood-workshop and a a TCM wellness clinic – all in one common space. Although entry is free, they would like you to pre-register with secretariat@mahota.asia.
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Connected Threads Asia: Clothing Swap Collection
3 Sept, 11 & 14
2pm - 6pm
$10 donation to participate in swap
CHIJMES, beside Carnivore Restaurant
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DescriptionAs mentioned in a prior post, Connected Threads Asia will be having a clothing swap on 18 Sept (3pm - 7pm). Bring your pre-loved clothes to exchange for swap tickets during their collection period.
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Time(s)
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Category
Star Vista: Movies Under the Stars
3 Sept, 10, 17 & 24
7.30pm
Free
Star Vista Basement 1
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DescriptionThere will be free movie screenings of the following movies at the Star Vista:
3 Sept - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
10 Sept - Kung Fu Panda 3
17 Sept - Gods of Egypt
24 Sept - Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
Enjoy $5 off your taxi fare to/from the venue when you use the ComfortDelGro Taxi Booking App and the promo code: TSVMOVIES.
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Time(s)
Cost
Venue
Category
Gardens by the Bay: Mid-Autumn Festival
3 Sept - 18 Sept
7pm - 11pm
Free
Gardens by the Bay
DescriptionExperience the Mid-Autumn Festival in a whole new light with a fusion of the traditional and modern at Gardens by the Bay, where a dazzling display of elaborately handcrafted lantern sets bring to life Asian stories of the Moon. There will be an official launch on 4 Sept, which includes the interactive lantern procession beginning at 6.30pm.
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Thoughtful Bunch at Marina Square
3 Sept - 4 Sept
11am - 8.30pm
Free
Marina Square
Thoughtful Bunch
DescriptionJoin the Thoughtful Bunch (LTA's Graciousness on Public Transport mascots) in their Look-alike Contest (3 Sept) where you can win an iPad Pro 12-inch or $500 in shopping vouchers. They will also be performing the Thoughtfulness Musical (4 Sept).
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Green & Healthy Festival
4 Sept
9am - 8pm
Free
Singapore Expo Hall 3A
green healthy festival
DescriptionThis festival will feature healthy delicious eco-friendly delicacies, educational talks that empower you with knowledge to better your health and help Mother Earth at the same time, and fun unique activities such as the first of its kind smoothie cycle competition where you will see participants try their hand at riding specially designed bicycles to power up blenders for making smoothies. The Green & Healthy Festival seeks to raise funds for Kampung Senang and awareness for the myriad of eco and positive living lifestyle practices that a modern individual can adopt. To support this project, you are welcome to purchase festival coupons here. All coupon holders will get goodie bags.
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Esplanade: Beautiful Sunday
4 Sept
3pm
Free
Esplanade Concert Hall
DescriptionTravel through time, Novo Winds performs tunes from beloved shows and stories from the French rebellion (Les Misérables) to the Titanic, and even to be the whimsical world of Doraemon.
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World Food Fair
8 Sept -11 Sept
11am - 10pm
Free
Singapore Expo Hall 6
world food fair
DescriptionFood-lovers can sample the world’s best cuisines from over 150 food and beverage establishments in this 13th edition of the World Food Fair. There will also be great deals, and discounts for attendees.

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