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Things to do this Weekend in Singapore (27-29 Mar)

This week, pledge your solidarity for mother nature with Earth Hour, watch history come alive on Waterloo Street and more!

1. Latiff Mohidin: Pago Pago

Source: National Gallery

After his debut two years ago, Malaysian artist Latiff Mohidin’s groundbreaking exhibition Pago Pago makes its way back to the National Gallery. This exhibition traces a formative period in Mohidin’s practice during the 1950s and 1960s as he journeyed across Europe and Southeast Asia, and how travel has influenced modern art in the region. Visitors can look forward to over 80 artworks and writings, including a hand drawn map of Kampong Glam. 

Date: 27 Mar-27 Sep 2020

Location: National Gallery

Opening hours: 10am-7pm

Admission: Free

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2. Four Horse Road

Source: The Theatre Practice

Watch history come alive and journey through heritage buildings on Waterloo Street. Organised by arts group The Theatre Practice, this epic theatrical adventure will allow the audience to take on different roles, from a bus passenger to simply an observer. In line with the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s regulations, no more than three groups will gather at the same space at any one time and adequate space is allocated to maintain at least a 1-metre distance between each audience member. 

Date: Till 19 Apr 2020

Location: 54 Waterloo Street, S187953

Opening hours: From 8pm

Admission: $68

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3. Earth Hour 2020: Live & Unplugged

Source: Earth Hour

This year, Earth Hour will continue to see lights out — except we’ll be bonded through a digital livestream now. Hosted by Paul Foster, Charmaine Yee and Angelique Teo, this livestream will showcase performances from local personalities such as Benjamin Kheng, Sezairi and Prettipls. There will also be segments that explore the impact of climate change and opportunities for Singaporeans to voice their hopes and concerns. Watch the livestream here

Date: 28 Mar 2020

Location: Singapore

Opening hours: From 5.30pm 

Admission: Free

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4. Djohan Hanapi: The Everlusting Tales

Embrace the beauty of eroticism with local illustrator Dhojan Hanapi’s latest exhibition, The Everlusting Tales. This exhibition is part of the series titled ‘The Sultry Princesses’ and will present what happens behind closed doors with influences from pop culture. 

Date: 28 Mar 2020

Location: 107 Rowell Rd, Singapore 208031

Opening hours: 11am-7pm 

Admission: Free

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5. AcroYoga Speed Dating

Source: Broccoli & Dumbbells

Meet a new friend —or lover— while bringing out your zen at AcroYoga Speed Dating. Organised by Jyan Yoga Studio and Broccoli & Dumbbells, this speed dating concept is a fun and engaging way to connect with other eligible individuals over a playful partner yoga session, followed by happy hour drinks. Build strength and find balance, while learning how to trust and communicate effectively with someone new!

Date: 28 Mar 2020

Location: Oasia Hotel Downtown, 100 Peck Seah St, Singapore, 079333

Opening hours: 10am-12pm

Admission: $40

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6. Understanding Greens – Botanicals & Foliage in Urban Sketching

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Pick up the art of urban sketching with artist Sathyapriya Subramaniam. This workshop will focus exclusively on the concepts of sketching foliage and greenery, hopefully bust the myth that greens are often the most troublesome and overpowering colours. Learn how to mix greens with many variations, colour balance, how to use edges to create depth and more. All participants will receive high quality products that consist of a watercolour/gouache set, sketchbook/watercolour papers, watercolour brushes and mixing palette that can be brought home after the workshop.

Date: 29 Mar 2020

Location: The Cathay 2 Handy Road B1-11, Singapore 229233

Opening hours: 2.30pm-5.30pm

Admission: $145 

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7. Touch Me, Touch Me Not

Source: The Substation

Touch Me, Touch Me Not invites artists and designers from various creative fields to respond to hostile design and the politics of space in Singapore. The show features wearables, installations, and performances that riff on the theme of personal space, exclusivity, reclaiming our right to public space, and what it means to have an unassailable sense of belonging and ownership.

Date: 29 Mar 2020

Location: 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936

Opening hours: 12pm-9pm 

Admission: Free

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8. Beerfarm Circuit: Weird Good

Source: The American Taproom

At American Taproom, it’s all about having fun with good beer and food, and that’s what you’ll be experiencing at Beerfarm Circuit. Get to try ten different beers, from the Aperitivo Sour to Strawberry Gum Stout. The first to try all ten beers stand a chance to win crazy prizes! 

Date: 28 Mar 2020

Location: 261 Waterloo Street, 01-23, Singapore 180261

Opening hours: 12pm-11.30pm

Admission: Free

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9. Singapo人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture

Source: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

What does it mean to be uniquely Chinese Singaporean? Discover that and more at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s latest exhibition. Journey through five interactive zones that highlight elements distinctive to the Singaporean Chinese identity, from food to culture and music. Local personalities Stefanie Sun and Anthony Chen will also contribute to the exhibition by sharing their own unique items, so keep a lookout for that. 

Date: Till 31 Dec 2020

Location: Raffles Place, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906 

Opening hours: 2pm-8pm (Mon), 10am-8pm (Tue-Sun)

Admission: Free

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10. Arts in Your Neighbourhood: March Edition

Discover the friendly neighbourhood of Bukit Panjang in the 14th edition of Arts in Your Neighbourhood, an initiative by the National Arts Council to bring enriching art experiences. Catch street art murals plastered around Bukit Panjang and online podcasts

Date: Till 29 March 2020

Location: Multiple venues across Singapore 

Opening hours: Various timings 

Admission: Free

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11. Sakura Matsuri: Tale of the Peach Boy

Source: Gardens by the Bay

Spring is here, but you don’t have to travel all the way to Taiwan or Japan to marvel at cherry blossoms. Find over 20 pink and white varieties at Gardens by the Bay’s annual floral display set. Also get to discover the tale of the legendary Momotary, a boy born from a peach and take pictures at Japanese tea houses and torii gates. 

Date: 6-29 Mar 2020

Location: Gardens by the Bay

Opening hours: From 9am

Admission: From $8 

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12. Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission: Cao Fei

Source: National Gallery

Take a walk up to National Gallery’s rooftop and admire not just the view but an exhibition by Cao Fei, one of China’s leading contemporary artists. Cao will be presenting Fu Cha, a large-scale kinetic sculpture installation that studies Asia’s history on migration and Singapore’s identity as a port city. This installation is also Cao’s first presentation for the new year before her exhibitions in London and Beijing. 

Date: 17 Jan – Oct 24 2020

Location: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957 

Opening hours: 10am-7pm
Admission: Free

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13. Lorongs of Wisdom 2020

Source: Geylang Adventures

Geylang is notorious for its sleazy reputation — but is there more to this neighbourhood? Find out more about Singapore’s red light district through a tour by Geylang Adventures, a social initiative that focuses on the different dimensions of Geylang. Part of the Singapore Biennale, this tour involves a 3-hour walk performance to discover Geylang in a new light. Find out more here

Date: Multiple dates

Location: 1 Lor 23 Geylang Road, Singapore 388352

Opening hours: 7pm-10pm

Admission: From $53 

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14. We Bare Bears x Kumoya Pop Up Cafe

Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears (WBB) will be taking over Kumoya Cafe with their first ever pop-up. Look forward to a WBB-themed food menu designed by bento artist Shirley Wong and the Kumoya kitchen team. Get to purchase exclusive merchandise and stand to win a giant 90cm plush Ice Bear worth $199 when you spend $108 in a single receipt. 

Date: 4 Jan – 12 April 2020 

Location: 8 Jln Klapa, Singapore 199320

Opening hours: 12pm-9.30pm (Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays), 12pm-10.30pm (Fridays-Saturdays). Closed on Mondays. 

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15. 2219: Futures Imagined

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Wonder what our world will look like in the next 200 years? Step into the future as various artists, architects, filmmakers and writers imagine what the future will be like at this immersive exhibition at ArtScience Museum. The exhibition will take you through five acts, including scenarios like the impact of climate change. 

Date: Till 5 Apr 2020 

Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue

Opening hours: From 10am 

Admission: From $16

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16. Experience a fairytale with Disney: The Animation

Source: Frozen

Whether you’re a Disney fan or not, we think you’d enjoy this exhibition. Appreciate what goes on behind-the-scenes in the drawing room and marvel at over 500 original paintings and sketches from over the course of 90 years, curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. From timeless classics like Steamboat Willie (1982) to recent blockbusters Moana (2016), the exhibition pays homage to the artistry and technological innovation that have brought Disney’s world-renowned characters to life. 

In addition, get to see exclusive artworks from the upcoming Frozen 2! Tickets are highly in demand, so to avoid disappointment, book them before going down.

Date: Till 29 Mar 2020

Address: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm

Admission: From $19

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