Get a dose of Peranakan culture at a two-day festival of performances and activities held at the Peranakan Museum Singapore. And since the free-admission event is called #FilterLife, expect photography, film, movies, and more. Take gallery tours of the culture of SG’s Straits-born Chinese; dress up and take a photo at a historical photo studio; and explore a “Photoshop” technique of old – hand-tinting. Look up this event site for updates closer to the date.
23-24 June 2018, 1-5 p.m.
Peranakan Museum Singapore, 39 Armenian St, 179941
What better way to spend the weekend than kicking back with some drinks? If you love or haven’t tried Japanese rice wine, then you are in luck – Sake Festival Singapore 2018 returns to the Red Dot at the Suntec Convention Centre. What to expect in this sixth edition: over 450 sake labels and Japanese alcohol beverages, including limited and rare editions from 42 breweries from Japan. What’s more, brew masters and brewery owners from Japan will take visitors through artisanal sake tastings. Aside from sake, you can also get to taste premium umeshu (Japanese liquer made by steeping unripe ume fruits or plums in alcohol and sugar), high-quality shochu (Japanese distilled alcohol), and more. Plus, there are 1, 000 pieces of limited edition, festival sake tasting cups that you can cart home for free. Just make sure you get your tix and get there early to get this pottery-ware that’s made by a top Minoyaki craftsman in Japan’s Gifu Prefecture.
23 June 2018, 1-6 p.m.
Suntec Convention Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, 039593
Get some art into your system with Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests. His first South East Asian exhibition is a major retrospective of the Dutch sculptor’s life work, featuring the wind powered machine-like sculptures called Strandbeests. Having spent 28 years working on blurring the lines of art, science, engineering and performance, Jansen will be bringing 13 of these large-scale hybrids (that look like skeletal beach animals), films, prints and artists sketches to the ArtScience Museum. Get a dose of these larger-than-life creatures to experience the creativity and work that goes behind making these sculptures.
23 June – 30 September 2018, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
ArtScience Musuem, 6 Bayfront Ave, 018974
If you haven’t gotten enough of tattooing (The Singapore Ink Show just happened here), visit Ink & Cut 2018. Returning for the 2nd year, this free barbershop and tattoo studio pop-up event will feature mystery tattoos by SG’s Traditions Tattoo Collective and hair tattoos by The Golden Rule Barber Co. Plus, if you spend a minimum of $50 at The Cathay mall where the event is held, you can get yourself either a free mystery skin tattoo or hair tattoo (which is a stylish haircut that looks like it’s inked in).
24-25 June 2018, 1-9 p.m.
The Cathay, Handy Rd, 229233
With the opening of the blockbuster movie Jurassic World, dino-fever continues on this month at Universal Studios Singapore. In this live action show, get up close to fierce Velociraptors, the great T. Rex and flying Pteranodons as action-heroes (the brave stuntmen actually) attempt to rein them in. Young ones can get to train Velociraptors in a Raptor Training School, while the whole fam can interact with dinos on a big-screen via augmented reality. Just remember to buy the tix here and don’t take any dino home.
From now till 22 August 2018, multiple timings for events
Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Do your heart some good this weekend by going for a long walk, and also, for a cause. Take part in the Pledge Your Heart Walk 2018, organised by the Singapore Heart Foundation in conjunction with its Go Red for Women campaign that raises awareness to reduce cardiovascular disease in women. Held in Punggol Waterway Park, this event aims to promote the importance of exercising to help in the battle against the development of heart diseases and stroke in women, as well as to cultivate a healthy lifestyle for everyone. You and the kids can even dress up in red and wear red accessories to show your support! Register here to get going.
23 June 2018, 8 a.m – 1 p.m.
Punggol Waterway Park, Sentul Crescent, 821313
Get your LO educated on Malay history while he or she runs in and around an arts and culture centre (it’s permitted) at Sang Petulang (Little Voyagers)! Heritage Hunt. Held at the Malay Heritage Centre, kids will be let loose in the Kampong Glam precinct as they act out roles of voyagers from the island of Sulawesi and learn to barter trade with merchants in the area. For the hunt, all participants will be given a Heritage Hunt Survival Backpack filled with all the essential tools to become a successful trader. Before you get your tix here, do note that this activity is suitable for kids 6-12 years old and all participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
23-24 June 2018, 10 a.m-2 p.m.
Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, 198501
In case you don’t know, 21 June is International Yoga Day. Well, most of you might not be able to perform some extra special moves on this weekday, but you can head down to Sentosa to join your fellow practitioners at Yoga Fiesta SG 2018. Highlights include doga (yoga for dogs) where you and your fur-kid can do the Downward Facing Dog pose together and yogalates (a hybridised form of yoga and pilates). Celebrity guest instructors, trainers and even some Yoga-related brands (Lorna Jane, Mary Kay, and more) will be there to make it a holistic experience. Get centred now by getting your ticket here.
23 June 2018, 12 – 9.30 p.m.
Palawan Green, Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa
It’s story time! Bring your kid (no pun here) to Three Billy Goats, a storytelling session about a troll and 3 goats that are trying to cross a bridge that the troll lives under. In collaboration with The Storytelling Centre Limited, a Singapore-based non-profit company, Cluny Court‘s monthly storytelling session aims to advance the art of storytelling through focused programmes and activities, while nurturing emerging young narrators. This free event is suitable for kids ages 3 to 7 years old.
24 June 2018, 12-12:30 p.m.
501 Bukit Timah Rd, Cluny Court, 259760
By Chris Ong, June 19, 2018.
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