Things To Do This Weekend (3 – 5 February)

With the end of Chinese New Year comes the start of a new month where the (painful) reminders of our gluttony will be carried into. Start February off on a fresh new note by picking up some new skills at art workshops, customise your own herbal tea blend to suit your body and soul’s needs, or learn more about how you can help stand against animal cruelty in Singapore.

1. Iskandar Jalil: Kembara Tanah Liat (Clay Travels)

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Singapore’s leading ceramic artists, Iskandar Jalil, will have almost 200 of his art pieces on show at the National Gallery, with some dating all the way back from the ’60s. His art pieces often reflects the landscape of the society, and through his artwork, a timeline is created to understand how ceramic art has evolved over time.Date: Ongoing till 28 February 2017
Venue: National Gallery
1 St Andrew’s Rd
Singapore 178957
Time: Sunday – Thursday 10AM – 7PM, Friday & Saturday 10AM – 10PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

2. Basic Brush Lettering + Foil Workshop

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Ever wondered how to create a beautiful calligraphy piece of your own? This brush lettering class will teach you the basics of this craft with a beginner brush pen where you can write an inspirational quote of your choice, and even foil the writing for that extra sparkle. Do give them a call, email or message to register for the class.

Date: 4 February 2017
Venue: Boulevart
myVillage @ Serangoon Gardens
1 Maju Avenue, #01-03
Singapore 556679
Time: 3:30PM – 6:30PM
Admission: Contact to enquire here
(more information here)

3. Create Your Herbal Tea Blend: Hands-on Session with The Tea Sommelier

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Learn the benefits of natural herbal teas and create your personal herbal tea blend to suit your body and mind. Alongside tea sommelier Anne-Carole, engage in a harmonious tea degustation, meditation, and discussion on teas and herbs as she spreads her passion and knowledge to you.

Date: 3 February 2017
Venue: Urban Spirit
4 Lorong Telok #03-01
Singapore 049017
Time: 7:30PM – 9:30PM
Admission: $50
(more information here)

4. ACRES Supporters Get-together

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At ACRES’ Supporter Get-Together, you can meet many like-minded individuals who feel strongly for the protection of wildlife and care for animals and the environment. At the event, ACRES will present their work plans for the new year as they have worked hard over the past 15 years to stand against animal cruelty. A vegan lunch will be served, and some volunteer activities will be scheduled during the day.

Date: 4 February 2017
Venue: ACRES: Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Singapore)
91 Jalan Lekar
Singapore 698917
Time: 10:30AM – 3PM
Admission: Free, but RSVP here before 2 February
(more information here)

5. Cats – Coloured Pencils Workshop

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Another class where you can pick up some nifty art skills, this workshop will teach you how to draw cats with only coloured pencils. This creates a more realistic and three-dimensional art piece, and this skill can be applied to any kind of artwork you wish to do in the future.

Date: 4 February 2017
Venue: Boulevart
myVillage @ Serangoon Gardens
1 Maju Avenue, #01-03
Singapore 556679
Time: 12:30PM – 3:30PM
Admission: $40, registration necessary
(more information here)

6. JR Cafe Mt.Fuji Time (The Mt. Fuji Challenge)

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JR Rail Cafe is the is the first overseas venture by Japan’s Railway Company that started the bullet trains that take you across Japan in a matter of hours. This month, they are focusing on the iconic Mt. Fuji where you can participate in various activities like tasting delicious snacks from the 5 different locations where Mt. Fuji can be seen from, and vote for your favourite place to view the mountain (4 February). Other activities include scrapbooking and learning more about the area, and if you are interested to visit Mt. Fuji, there is a peer to peer session where you can hear experiences of travellers who have been there, and gain insights on how to plan your itinerary (5 February).

Date: Starting on 4 February 2017
Venue: JAPAN RAIL CAFE
5 Wallich Street, #01-20
Singapore 078883
Time: 2PM – 3PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

7. Greetings From Singapore — Discussion with SKL0

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Remember the artist who got into trouble for pasting stickers on traffic lights and spray-painted our roads? Since that stint, the artist Sam Lo (SKLo) has launched Greetings From Singapore that is series of postcards of her works compiled into a book. Meet Sam Lo in person and have a discussion with her on anything – what inspires her, why she does what she does, and how did she manage to pull it off?

Date: 3 February 2017
Venue: BooksActually
9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru
Singapore 168645
Time: 7PM – 9PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

 


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