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.
The British Chamber of Commerce’s flagship Formula One event returns to the calendar as the cars return to the track in Singapore for the first time post-Covid. You are invited to attend a special Q&A event featuring the voice of Formula One’s global coverage, Sky Sports’ acclaimed commentator and presenter David Croft (“Crofty”).
When: 28 September
Where: Singapore Cricket Club
Organised by award-winning store Emperor’s Attic, the 13th edition of Glamorous Giving features over 80+ brands showcasing the very best of fashion, furniture, home décor, gifts, children’s clothing, swimwear, jewellery, accessories, art, wine and more. All at bargain prices!
When: 28 to 29 September
Where: Orchard Rendezvous Hotel
This relaxed and creative two-hour morning workshop introduces you to the simple techniques and tools required to make a basic 30-centimetre drum lampshade. A range of attractive modern and tropical print fabrics are available for you to choose from, too.
When: 30 September
Where: Island Living
LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar’s famed party brunch series will be returning with a special F1-edition, following a two-year pause due to the pandemic. The champagne-fueled extravaganza will feature F1-themed dining specials, signature LAVO dishes, and bottomless house wines and beers.
When: 1 October
The Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix remains one of the most highly anticipated in the racing calendar. The race experience is also elevated by a line-up of lifestyle and entertainment programs that extend beyond the Circuit. Fans can look forward to crowd favourites like Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull and first-time racers in Singapore.
When: 30 September to 2 October
Where: Marina Bay Street Circuit
Get some clarity and direction in this two-hour workshop with marketing expert Elizabeth Taylor. She’ll walk through the recent updates to the Instagram algorithm, your grid and reels, and go through step by step how you can take advantage of these changes to get your business in front of more customers.
When: 5 October
Where: The Hive Carpenter
Join us for a 40-minute online hatha yoga session suitable for all levels. You’ll learn breathing techniques, twists and bends, balancing and deep stretching. And all you need is a yoga mat and comfortable clothes (yoga block and strap are optional).
When: 6 October
Where: Zoom Online
Runway Singapore FW22 celebrates stylish sustainable and travel fashion, as the runway gets set for a modish takeoff. Come and see all the latest fashion trends and check out the vendors at the Marketplace Bazaar.
When: 7 October
Where: Level 6 Vanguard Campus
Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome! For one night only, Honey Queen’s Burlesque is bringing you an all-singing, all-dancing musical theatre cabaret show celebrating the art of burlesque.
When: 8 October
Where: Top 5
We’ve teamed up with paediatrician Dr Leo Hamilton, speech therapist Charmaine One and psychiatrist Dr Kimberly Chew for this talk on what to look out for in your child’s physical and mental development.
When: 9 October
Where: SLF Complex
Dr Tash Mirando will be providing information about HRT, including its risks and benefits, during this private get-together. It is a great opportunity to be together and for you to ask questions in a private setting.
When: 12 October
Where: COMO Cusine Private Dining Room
Every month, our Expat Living team and readers do a fitness activity together; this month, we’re highlighting breast cancer and how it is important to make sure women get themselves checked. We have teamed up with the team from FitNut Loft to try out some gentle strength exercises and Pilates at their beautiful new studio at River Valley.
When: 14 October
Where: Fitnut Loft
Bring your children for a fun-filled morning at the playgrounds of AIS’ Early Learning Village. Get a personalised tour of the purpose-built facilities, which are specially designed for children aged 2 months to 5 years to be in control of their own learning.
When: 15 October
Where: Australian International School Early Learning Village
This will be Dover Park Hospice’s first fundraising concert in history. Look forward to performances by local singers Kit Chan, Dick Lee, Jocie Guo, renowned lyricist and singer, Ng King Kang, and veteran singers Pan Ying and Hong Shao Xuan covering Xinyao classics along with up-and-coming local artistes.
When: 20 October
Where: Esplanade Theatre
The inaugural UltraLuxe 2022 presents the ‘Luxury of Niche’, a festival that brings together a world-class curation of Haute design and meticulous craft by internationally acclaimed independent jewellery designers and houses, prestige watchmakers, celebrated fashion designers and niche luxury brands.
When: 21 October
Where: Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City
Join us for a morning of exercise and relaxation at Tanjong Beach to raise awards about women’s health and breast cancer. Make a morning out of it and meet new friends!
When: 27 October
Where: Tanjong Beach
Have you seen Skeleton Divers or marine life trick or treat? Also, get the chance to explore the Trick or Treat Trail, and discover the Spooky Secrets of the undersea neighbourhoods with Count Mobula.
When: 2 September to 8 November
Where: S.E.A Aquarium
Join fellow golf enthusiasts at Tanah Merah Country Club (Tampines Course) for a shotgun start at 1.15pm, followed by dinner with live auctions and entertaining performances, ending at 9pm. All proceeds from the charity event will go towards providing life-saving dialysis for more than 5,300 kidney failure patients in need.
When: 18 November
Where: Tanah Merah Country Club
This course by the renowned EHL Hospitality Business School is particularly designed for you if you are a finance manager in a hospitality or service-oriented company who aims to take on managerial responsibilities at a company level.
When: 2 November 2022 to 30 April 2023
Where: EHL Campus
What’s on at Museums and Cultural Events
Nian Hua: Of Guardians, Deities and Auspicious Art Exhibition
A collaboration between Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and Three Gorges Museum in Chongqing, this special exhibition showcases new year prints from different provinces of China produced during the Qing dynasty and Republican period.
When: 21 January to 29 September
Where: Sun Yat-Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
This showcase features batik menswear created by students and graduates of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in collaboration with BINhouse. Interpreting tradition, history, culture, and contemporary fashion aesthetics, the designs are modern, innovative, and wearable.
When: Until 2 October
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum
The free exhibition will showcase multidisciplinary works both old and new from artists/creatives representing various overlapping sub-culture identities in Singapore, and will include curatorial tours and a live painting showcase by emerging artists.
When: 28 September to 2 October
Where: Aliwal Arts Centre
The exhibition explores the rich history and culture of batik and batik making, from its traditional roots to contemporary designs. Visitors are invited to step into an exquisite world of batik textiles that cut across cultures and ethnic backgrounds and explore the dynamic possibilities of batik as fashion through the years.
When: 17 June to 2 October
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum
A pun on the iconic Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon, Charlotte Lane’s new collection flips the original meaning behind the album’s message. Whereas the well-known psychedelic masterpiece narrated the lyricist’s dark thoughts as a result of his environment, Charlotte Lane’s take on it is more positive.
When: 22 September to 2 October
Where: REDSEA Gallery
Horizon Field Singapore (2021) is Gormley’s new commission at the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery. Visitors are invited to walk through a matrix of aluminium rings, enabling them to co-create the experience.
When: Until 30 October
Where: National Gallery
Travel back in time with National Museum of Singapore’s showcase exploring technology from our nostalgic past. From the typewriter and personal computer, to telecommunications and entertainment devices, this is your chance to re-acquaint with the devices and related memories from the yester years.
When: Until 30 October
Where: National Museum
Commissioned by the Public Art Trust (PAT) under the National Arts Council (NAC), As You Were is a public art showcase featuring seven artists stepping into nature to create interactive visual artworks that portray their imaginations of an endemic world.
When: Until 30 October
Where: Bishan Park, Jurong Lake Gardens, Punggol Waterway Park
Funderland is a striking and playful art installation that brings visitors on a three-part adventure to discover tigers hidden throughout the SCCC building. Drawing inspiration from the Chinese nursery rhyme Two Tigers and the folktale of Wu Song Fighting the Tiger, Funderland uses lenticular installations and optical illusions to get visitors thinking about how we should respond to the challenges of today.
When: Until 31 October
Where: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Chua Mia Tee is known as Singapore’s most acclaimed artistic forerunner in realism. A story of the past but also one of the present, the exhibition offers a reflection of Singapore’s journey and the diverse groups of people who have contributed to its story and made it home.
When: Until 20 November
Where: National Gallery
With more than 200 programmes over three festival weekends, from festival favourites to unexpected new offerings, there is something for everyone – children, youth to adults – with this year’s exciting line-up of immersive experiences, exhibitions, performances, film screenings, meet-the-author sessions and panel discussions.
When: 4 to 20 November
Where: Arts House
This is now accessible to local and international audiences alike through its online version. Children can embark on a myriad of digital adventures, including interactive online games, immersive animated stories and digital art making with nine commissioned artworks. Reflecting the themes of Home, Time, Diversity and the Environment, the works espouse acceptance, openness and diversity.
When: Until 1 December
Horizons takes audiences on a dazzling cinematic journey; a story of how we came to be and what we can become. Using state-of-the-art LED screen technology, the deepest of questions about quantum theory, black holes, biology, planetary science, astronomy and cosmology will be explored.
When: 3 December
Where: The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre
With a mass start and road race format, the event is back in its true form for the first time since 2019, marking the return of the Half Marathon 21.1km and Marathon 42.195km categories to cater to more runners. This year’s SCSM is expected to draw up to 50,000 participants. The Double Up Challenge will also be making a comeback.
When: 3 to 4 December
Where: various locations
Drawing from works created post- 2000, Can Everybody See My Screen? examines the various ways in which artistic practices engage with an increasingly digitalised world and expounds on humanity’s shared encounters with evolving technology.
When: 9 September to 11 December
Where: Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Presented as a series, The Great Spice Potluck features one global cuisine each month, served up alongside The Dempsey Project’s hearty signatures and crowd-pleasing classics. From Armenia to Persia, India to Costa Rica, The Great Spice Potluck invites guests on a wonderful culinary adventure along the Spice Route.
When: Until 30 December
Where: The Dempsey Project
Nothing is Forever traces the changing definitions of sculpture in Singapore from the 19th century till the present day. It also celebrates the significance of this artistic medium and its impact on our local artistic landscape.
When: Until 5 February 2023
Where: National Gallery
Fans of Doraemon have a reason to celebrate, as The Doraemon Exhibition makes its debut outside Japan here in Singapore. The exhibition will bring together a selection of contemporary artworks that reinterprets Doraemon in our changing world and showcases its cultural impact on contemporary history.
When: 5 November 2022 to 5 February 2023
Where: National Museum of Singapore
MENTAL presents 24 exhibits and large-scale installations by contemporary artists, scientists, makers, and designers from around the world. Look forward to seven installations by local and regional artists which explore mental health from a Southeast Asian perspective.
When: Until 26 February 2023
Where: ArtScience Museum
Singapore Biennale moves away from the image of a mega-thematic exhibition and towards an engagement with the ways that art may be deeply connected to the subject and matter of life. The process includes encounters, durational infrastructure, reading performances, music, publications, and study groups stretched over time and space.
When: 16 October 2022 to 19 March 2023
Where: various locations
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.
- Art x Tech at Y-Lab Showcase by the National Gallery features a rotation of art and tech innovation prototypes designed by entrepreneurs and start-ups.
- 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.
- ACM has launched virtual Materials and Design galleries.
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.
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