Friday, January 16, 2015

Singapore Weekend Activities–17 January 2014

Singapore Weekends Activities For Family Week 2 2015

First of all, a very Happy New Year to all of you!!!  It’s has been a while since my last post.   Hope that you have a great holidays and have a fabulous start in 2015.   Let me know how have you been by leaving a comment.  

Weekends is here again, time to relax and have some fun. Here are some of my recommendations on what to do this weekend.

MOST recommendations are FREE!!!

Hope you enjoy the recommendations and have a relaxing Weekend!


SG50 Balloon Runway free4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3

For: Family

17 local design teams will be pitting their designs and skills against one another to bring amazing wearable sculptures to life using just balloons and a whole lot of creativity! Witness the glitz and glamour as the models strut down the runway with stunning SG50-themed balloon dresses.

When:

17 Jan 2015

Time:

7pm

Venue: Downtown East, Event Square

Admission: FREE !!!


EXCLUSIVE VALENTINE'S DAY PROGRAMME: LOVE GONE WILD

For: Valentine

 

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Romance your special someone amidst the lush tropical vegetation and the scenic, rustic charms of Pulau Ubin this Valentine’s Day!

  • Engage your senses as you explore the Sensory Trail with our nature guides
  • Be captivated by the amazing biodiversity in the mangroves
  • Fun-filled activities including a romance-themed scavenger hunt and stand a chance to win exclusive prizes!

Each couple will walk away with a special goodie bag (worth $25 including unique museum products) and a photo to remember this special day by! Wish to participate but not (yet) part of a couple? Feel free to join us with a friend!

This event is recommended for ages 18 and above only

Limited places available. For enquiries, please contact nhmlearning@nus.edu.sg

When:

Saturday 14 Feb 2015

Time:

9 am – 12 pm

Venue:  Pulau Ubin

Admission:

Price per couple: $85.60
Price per couple (early bird): $79.18

Register by 19 Jan 2015 to receive the early bird deal! Registration closes on 31 Jan 2015.

* Prices are inclusive of GST and the cost of a one-way boat ride from Changi Point Ferry Terminal to Pulau Ubin.

 


DRIVE – A Gillman Barracks Public Art Festival  free4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3

For: Arts, Family

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DRIVE is an interactive outdoor project featuring wall murals, sculptures and multimedia installations of local and international art. A panel of judges and the public can vote for their favourite work via the artdrive website and Facebook page, and the winner will be announced at Art After Dark. Another highlight is Re-tracking, a curated movie screening featuring clips from Singaporean films with a live soundtrack created by local musicians and artists, and organised with LUSH 99.5 FM.

When:

Till 26 January 2015

Venue:

Gillman Barracks

1 Lock Road
Singapore 108937

Admission: FREE !!!


Da Vinci: Shaping the Future

For: Arts, Family

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Original masterpieces from one of the world’s most celebrated geniuses, Leonardo da Vinci, is now shown in Southeast Asia for the first time in this landmark exhibition at ArtScience Museum™.

Da Vinci: Shaping the Future is a journey through the work and legacy of the most celebrated artist and scientist of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. Presenting original masterpieces by da Vinci for the first time in Southeast Asia, the exhibition focuses on the Codex Atlanticus, da Vinci’s largest notebook.

Featuring groundbreaking designs, stunning artistic sketches and pioneering technological innovations, the Codex Atlanticus is the basis for an exploration of five key areas of da Vinci’s mastery: mathematics, natural sciences, architecture, technology, and music.  Original paintings by the School of da Vinci are presented in the centre of the exhibition, while the original pages of the Codex Atlanticus are displayed at the end.  Interwoven throughout the journey are five contemporary art installations, including three new commissions, which reveal how da Vinci’s ideas and thinking remains strikingly resonant today.

Combining his original works, with innovative contemporary design, interactive exhibits, technology, film and contemporary art, the exhibition presents rich insights into da Vinci’s art, science, technology and his fascination with nature.  As the pioneer of what has become known as systemic thinking, da Vinci’s approach to interweave connections among different disciplines, mark him out as a figure centuries ahead of his time.  Although he was born more than 500 years ago, da Vinci’s genius, creativity, and unique approach continue to inspire and shape the future we live in.

When:

Till 17 May 2015

Time:

10am to 7pm 

Venue: ArtScience Museum

Admission:

www.MarinaBaySands.com/ArtScienceMuseum/davinci


Little Utopia Interactive Arts Festival 2015

For: Arts, Family

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It’s the first festival of its kind, where the audience interacts actively with the artworks and installations. One of the highlights is Legacy Creations, a recreation of an experience at the late artist Ng Eng Teng’s studio using 3-D printed elements.

Also check out #IAMALANDMARK, an art installation with 3-D printed lifelike figurines, and Retro Game Night, featuring an edible Apple Controller (both happening at Rendezvous Hotel, 9 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189559).

When:

Till 25 January 2015

Venue: Lawn @ Foothills of Fort Canning Park

Admission: Tickets available from peatix.com


Urban Art  free4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3

For: Arts, Family

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With Urban Art, Opera Gallery intends to bridge the gap between nature and industry by presenting artworks with a fusion of both creativity and the essence of city life. This exhibition aims to demonstrate how both of these elements are able to adapt and bind to each other, creating exquisite, transcendental gems of the 21st century that suit both urban and suburban locations.

As art encroaches back into urban dwellings, we are presented with an artificial reimagining of nature. Metal structures stimulate organic life forms; felled wood is reanimated, creating mythical beats that surge with life. As these organic and man-made concepts collide, they are brought to life in a cutting-edge display.

When:

Till 8 February 2014

Time:

11am to 8pm on weekdays;
10am to 8pm on weekends

Venue: Opera Gallery

2 Orchard Turn, #04-15 ION Orchard
Singapore 238801

Admission: FREE !!!


Sculpture Carnival: Once Upon A Time

 

For: Arts, Family

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Full of all things sculptural and 3-D, this carnival hopes to spark visitors’ interest in art and history. It recounts the story of Sang Nila Utama, and pre- and post-war Singapore, and gives participants a chance to create their own visual account of the narratives at 20 art stalls.

Create Sang Nila Utama’s crown or design a landscape of the Malay Kingdom on the “Forbidden Hill” at the terrarium stall.

There are even activities to keep the kids entertained, from a sculpture competition to giant inflatables and Sculpture Trails.

Stall coupons cost from $1 to $8 (part of the proceeds will go to charity). The venue is supported by National Parks Board.

When:

17 and 18 January 2015

Time:

11am to 6pm

Venue: Lawn @ Foothills of Fort Canning Park

70 River Valley Road
Singapore 179037

Admission: FREE !!!


CafĂ© 21 Living Room – Jessmo free4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3

For: Music, Family

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Described as alluring, heartfelt, and profound, the songs of up-and-coming singer-songwriter Jessmo are based on the intense relationships she had with people she met during her travels over the past few years. Accompanied on the piano, Jessmo brings a heartbreaking yet beautiful series of songs about young love, including an acoustic performance of her newly released electronic single, You & I.

Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Jessmo has been based in Western Europe for the last year, where she has performed in Copenhagen, Hamburg, Galway and London. Her recent electronic debut single, You & I, is an uplifting modern pop track co-produced with local music producer, Jason Jaydos Chong. She quips, “Being passionate is one of the best feelings in the world. There is a difference between living and existing. I don’t want to merely exist like most people here. Someday, I’m gonna be standing on a big stage and be thinking to myself, ‘Yes, I did it’.”

When:

17 JAN 2015, SAT to 18 JAN 2015, SUN

Time:

5 - 5.30pm
7 - 7.30pm

Venue: Esplanade, Concourse

Admission: FREE !!!

 


Ugly In The Morning free4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3

For: Music, Family

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Ugly In The Morning are an alternative funk rock band who formed in 1999. The band's sound can best be described as an eclectic mix of funk, blues and rock with liberal doses of R&B and soul, and an emphasis on vocal harmonies.

They have recorded two albums; an eponymous title in 2004, and For, Nikette Frehley in 2009. The Uglies are Noel Ong (guitar), David Baptista (guitar), Clement Yang (bass), and Joseph Saleem (drums). In late 2013, actor-singer-Dim Sum Dolly Pam Oei fulfilled her lifelong dream of being in a rock band by joining them as their frontwoman. They are currently working on their third album.

When:

17 JAN 2015, SAT

Time:

7.30 - 8.15pm

Venue: Esplanade, Outdoor Theatre

Admission: FREE !!!


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For: Music, Family

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Formed in 2013, stillsunrise comprises Winston Koh, Glen Wee, Yuresh Balakrishnan and Johnson Cheung. The band has performed in The Final One. Their single, Untitled, was featured in the film 3 Peas in a Pod, directed by Michelle Chong. stillsunrise was 1st Runner up in Budweiser’s Made for Music Competition.

Beyond Singapore, stillsunrise has travelled across to Malaysia to perform for the official opening of Taste Enclave, which is situated in Avenue K Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

Currently, stillsunrise is working on their first Extended Play, with creative input and recording / mixing expertise by Ethan Seow and Howard Lee from Home Ground Studios. The intended 7 track project aims to narrate a story through ideas that supplement acoustic and production elements into creating a cohesive storytelling experience

When:

18 JAN 2015, SUN

Time:

7.30 – 8.15pm
8.45 – 9.30pm

Venue: Esplanade, Outdoor Theatre

Admission: FREE !!!