Looking for something to do during the weekend or what’s on in the weeks ahead? Check out our list of events – including online ones that you can enjoy at home!
A digital concert featuring seven enchanting new arrangements of songs from the Checkpoint Theatre songbook, now reimagined by Associate Artist weish, with the accompaniment of a nine-piece band. The screening of the 30 minute concert will be followed by an in-person process insight talk and Q&A with weish.
When: 5 May
Pose with giant installations of HERSHEY’S treats such as the 3m tall Amazing Chocolate Machine and pancakes soaked in HERSHEY’S chocolate sauce.
When: Until 5 May
Where: Changi Airport Terminal 3
This webinar provides wealthy families and high net worth individuals with more information on using Private Placement Life Insurance as a wealth planning tool. Established speakers who would be sharing more about how PPLI fits into your overall wealth plan
When: 6 May
The STEAM virtual workshops by CIS is an opportunity for your kids and you to have hands-on learning fun together on Saturdays. There are four different workshops to choose from: Create a drawbot, Build a molecule model, Code a robot, Design a cardboard sculpture.
When: 8 May
Timeless – Tan Suz Chiang Solo Exhibition
The Y2AARTS gallery features dramatic floor-to-ceiling hangs of over 50 pieces of Suz Chiang’s artworks. A perfect mix of previous works and more recent ones, it’s interesting to note the development of his very own expressionistic style. Even as activities in Singapore are gradually resuming, the gallery is committed to make art viewing an authentic, trouble-free experience. With a fresh update of their website, they’re sharing photos of the Timeless works online, aimed at providing all art viewers with a better sense of the works themselves and their aura within real spaces.
When: Until 9 May
Learn the art of video conferencing presentation with Robin Kermode and turn your video conferencing into a great success! Robin is a communication coach and seasoned actor (The Iron Lady, The Crown) schooled in the art of public speaking, author of the best-selling book Speak So Your Audience Will Listen, media personality and inspirational speaker. This virtual course will be conducted over Zoom. After registration, link will be sent to you two days before the event.
When: 11 May
Expat Living has teamed up with Tekkie Help to offer this amazing workshop on how to back up your files.
When: 11 May
This is a complimentary thought leadership forum by Global Philanthropic. It convenes philanthropic thought leadership on the themes of health, environment and education in the Asia Pacific regions. Some topics that will be touched on in this forum are: Is philanthropy in the region at a tipping point? and, Will philanthropy accelerate dramatically to solve the region’s challenges, or experience a plateau? The forum will be a multi-regional, hybrid, virtual event, co-hosted jointly by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. They will be joined by online participants across the world.
When: 14 May
How can we as parents help our teenagers master money habits that will help them later on in life? Join our Expat Living talk to get tips and ideas on how to teach your kids good financial habits and a better understanding of money!
When: 14 May
Artist Louise Hill captures the sights and sounds of Singapore in beautiful vignettes that explore the country’s heritage and culture. Their representation is imbued with symbolism and meaning and there’s always a story unfolding in her pieces.
When: Until 14 May
Where: Siri House
Vintage Pop features five contemporary artists stretching across different geographical, cultural and ideological backgrounds. Five artists from five vastly different countries – England, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore – and life experiences work with popular imageries and iconographies dating back to the 1960s. Alluding to iconic films, cartoons, video games and pop music, these artists distort the still deeply entrenched demarcation between “authentic” and “commercial” culture.
When: Until 15 May
Where: White Space Art Asia
Painting with Light – Palettes of Singapore
This exhibition invites you to look closer at your immediate surroundings through images that reflect on the fleeting moments of the familiar and everyday scenes encountered in our city. From capturing nature’s vibrant colours found in residential areas to intimate portraits of people at night, personal anecdotes captured under sunlight and diving into macro views of recognisable food items – these photographs explore light, colour, subject and detail and reveal each photographers’ unique and idiosyncratic palette of colours. The unique colours of our city are captured by four artists using the new OPPO Find X3 Pro.
When: Until 16 May
Where: ArtScience Museum
This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about GESS – International School, a school founded by parents for the community in 1971. GESS is a not-for-profit school, offering an English IB education to students aged two to 18 years old. You can ask the academic experts questions and consult with the Admissions Team during the online event.
When: 18 May
The Changi Chapel and Museum reopens its doors to the public after a revamp. It features new content and artefacts presented in an intimate and engaging format, highlighting the personal stories, courage and resilience of the prisoners of war and civilians who were interned in Changi prison camp during the Japanese Occupation. On the opening weekend of 22 and 23 May, there will be specially curated guided tours of the gallery, the Changi Prison Wall and Eurasian Heritage Gallery, as well as storytelling sessions and a recorded orchestral performance based on the experiences of prisoners of war.
When: 22 and 23 May
Tonalities: The Ink Works of Cheong Soo Pieng
This is the artist’s first-ever retrospective survey of his entire body of ink work. Visitors can look forward to over 100 ink exhibits that showcase different periods of the artist’s career.
When: 14-30 May
Where: artcommune gallery
Get complimentary 1:1 consultations for entry to top universities across the UK and US with J&J Education’s expert advisors. Schedule a consultation by registering on their website https://www.jandjeducation.com/sg21.
When: Until 31 May
Paw-verbs on the Lawn
Cats are celebrated in this exhibition between the Malay Heritage Centre and Japanese artist Juno. Open to the public from 10am to 6pm on the lawns of MHC, the 30 cat illustration standees pay tribute to the feline’s place in Malay literary culture through accompanying Malay proverbs. This is the first time that Juno’s work has been displayed in Southeast Asia.
When: Until 31 May
Where: Malay Heritage Centre
Takashimaya Department Store takes a bold step towards a more eco-conscious retail experience with the unveiling of new sustainability-focused programs and in-store activations that’s ongoing until 31 May.
When: Until 31 May
Where: Takashimaya Department Store
A Child’s View art exhibition
Singapore based Japanese artist Tsuyumi Miwa presents her new exhibition, A Child’s View, a selection of paintings in which she captures the enchanting and innocent, fleeting moments in the lives of children. All paintings are for sale and part of the proceeds will be donated to VIVA, a registered Singapore-based charity which focuses on saving the lives of children with cancer through excellence in research, medical care and education.
When: Until 31 May
Where: Singapore Musical Box Museum
Oscillations: Adventures in Metamodernism
Featuring works by Grace Tan, Sebastian Mary Tay and Ian Woo. There will be sculptural objects, digital drawings, moving images positioned in the axis of polarities, between medium and methods, techniques and tools, abstraction and representation.
When: Until 6 June
Where: FOST gallery
You’re invited to a one-of-a-kind event — a live webcast with world-renowned innovator, influencer and entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson. Sir Richard will be interviewed by Jill Schlesinger, an Emmy-nominated and Gracie Award Winning Business Analyst for CBS News. What insights will you glean from one of the boldest thinkers in modern business?
When: 9 June
For the first time in its history, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is organising a charity golf event, Swing for Hope. The event will be held at the Tanah Merah Country Club (Tampines Course) where golfers will tee off between 12.30pm to 2.30pm, with the hope of raising $500,000 through golf flight purchases, cash donations and prize sponsorships. The money goes towards providing subsidised treatment and holistic care to support over 5,000 needy patients and beneficiaries.
When: 10 June
Where:Tanah Merah Country Club (Tampines Course)
More online things to do
Enjoy films and performances
- Explore a variety of arts-related content on Esplanade Off Stage, from videos of past shows to articles and podcasts.
- Cirque du Soleil videos are released weekly on their YouTube channel.
- Films For Action has also compiled a list of 100 free documentaries on social change that you can watch on their website.
Tour a museum (or a famous landmark!)
- Google Arts and Culture is packed full of interesting content. You can view digital exhibitions and go on virtual tours at renowned museums and galleries across the world. There are also street art tours and tours of famous landmarks, from street views of the Sydney Opera House to The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
- Enjoy a series of online programmes by the ArtScience Museum, including virtual tours and workshops.
- #MuseumFromHome by the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) offers digital programmes, virtual art experiences, art activities and educational resources.
- Affordable Art Fair has launched a series of online exhibitions featuring artists and galleries from their postponed fairs across the world.
- Head to the NASA website and go on a tour of the International Space Station and other cool spots.
Travel from home
- Tick off your bucket list with Google Earth or Google Street View, a virtual representation of interactive panoramas from positions along many streets in the world.
- Explore.org has up to 100 livestream webcams set up in national parks and wildlife sanctuaries around the world that you can view at any given moment – including the spellbinding Northern Lights!
- Many zoos and aquariums all over the world have fun live cams to check out. They include San Diego Zoo, Melbourne Zoo, Vancouver Aquarium and Monterey Bay Aquarium.
- Travel company andBeyond has a live streaming service where viewers can enjoy wildlife sightings on Instagram Live and interactive three-hour safaris twice a day on YouTube and Facebook.