Let me guess - you’re scouting for a date spot that scores you brownie points, or you’re looking for something affordable to do over the weekends that isn’t mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or catching the same movie twice (Us was so good!). Either way, you’ve come to the right place (Lord knows we need that traffic). Here’s 10 events you can go to, for free:
1. Down the rabbit hole with Disney inspired exhibit Wonderland – 13th April
Image by Phoebe Powell, from Marina Bay Sands
Opening this Saturday (13th April) at Marina Bay Sands, relive your childhood fantasy of traversing through the fantastical world of Alice’s wonderland. Meet the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and the Queen in this interactive exhibition, where you get to join in the imaginary tea party, shrouded by a LED-lit sparklefest in the background.
Price: $15 for Adult, $11 for Concession card holders, Family Package available. Get tickets here
Date: 13th April to 22nd September 2019
Venue: Art Science Museum
2. Free entry to AR experience REWILD Our Planet – 6th April
Image from World Wide Fund
Get schooled on our dying planet for FREE. From 6th April to 2nd June 2019, The ArtScience Museum is collaborating with Netflix, Google, and World Wide Fund (WWF) to present the first ever social AR experience. Put on your AR headsets and journey through parts of the world in danger of serious environmental damage, and play the role of an active agent to restore life back into the Forests of Borneo and the melting Arctic in virtual time.
Before you make a hasty run for the museum, make sure you reserve a headset in advance.
Price: Free. Reserve tickets here
Date: 6th April to 2nd June 2019
Venue: ArtScience Museum
3. 1-for-1 Tickets to Minimalism: Space.Light.Object. by 14th April
Image from Minimalism by ArtScience Museum Singapore
If you’re someone who name drops the words ‘zen’ and ‘minimalistic’ every time someone asks you about your love for Japan or white HDB designs, you’d probably love this one.
Titled Minimalism: Space. Light. Object., the exhibit features over 150 visually captivating works, showcased in two different museums, National Gallery Museum and ArtScience Museum. Immerse yourself in a utopia of sharp lines, empty spaces, and a satisfaction you won’t even get from binge-watching Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up.
The exhibit is just about to close this weekend on 14th April, so they’re offering 1-for-1 entry for single pass purchases. At just $7.50 for each person, drag a friend to go before you miss out. You snooze, you lose.
Bring a Friend for Free! Local - $7.50 per pax,
Bring a Friend for Free! Concession for Students, NSFs, Seniors above 60 y/o - $5 per pax
Date: Till Sunday, 14th April 2019
Venues: National Gallery Singapore, ArtScience Museum Singapore
Buy tickets here
*Buy entry tickets to both Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. and Wonderland at only $25 and $18!
4. $12.50 Powerpoint KTV Comedy Show at The Hive Carpenter on April 30
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Want to see the funniest and most embarrassing presentation mess ups? Cheeky producers of Powerpoint Karaoke invite you to come and watch their interactive stand-up comedy show on 30th April, where presenters speak on presentation slides that they haven’t seen before. The best part? You, the audience, get to decide what these speakers will present.
Presentation topics range from anything from a PhD thesis talk, to an elevator pitch on a innovative product. Powerpoint Karaoke SG runs a single show on 30 April, Tuesday, from 8pm-9.30pm.
Online: $15 for 1, $25 for 2. Get tickets here
Date and time: 30th April 2019, 8PM-9.30PM
Venue: The Hive Carpenter, 36 Carpenter Street, Singapore, 059915
5. Free Workshop - Make a vase out of dog fur in “No Waste Wasted” Workshop on 12-13 April
Image from Eventbrite
You read the title. Organisers of “No Waste Wasted” workshop would like to teach you how to use the organic waste that we accumulate from the environment to make art. Like – a dog fur or human hair vase. Whether you’re intrigued, disgusted, or a mix of both, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. The free exhibition runs from 12 to 13 April, from 12-6pm.
Price: Free. Registration here
Date and time: 12-13 April 2019, 1-5PM
Venue: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore, 179936
6. Free movie screening of Two Sides of the Same Lens: Flooding In The Time of Drought on 11 April
Image from Peatix
Flooding in the Time of Drought is a two-part documentary slash drama that is inspired by real life experiences of 8 different immigrants, set in a fictional Singapore where migrants grapple with a water crisis that pivots between flooding and droughts. The film explore ideas of the Southeast Asian diaspora in Singapore, geopolitical movements within and between countries, and ethnic discrimination in a neo-exodus.
Price: Free. Register here
Date and time: 11 & 12 April 2019, 7pm
Venue: University Town, NUS, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Education Resource Centre, Level 2
7. $20 play for My Grandfather’s Road on 18-21 April
Ever wondered what the descendants of road name bearers think about their family’s historical connections to Singapore? Neo Kim Seng, the grandson of Neo Pee Teck of which a road in Pasir Panjang was named after, recounts his childhood and his family history in the attempt to discover his personal identity in a series of stories strung into a play.
The story is told through two language mediums, English and Cantonese for dialect-speaking audiences. Catch this riveting family tale before they conclude on 21 April.
Price: $35 for Adults, $20 for Students, $25 for NSF and Senior Citizens. Get tickets here
Date and time:
Performed in English
18 & 20 Apr, Thu & Sat: 8:00pm
21 Apr, Sun: 3:00pm
Performed in Cantonese with English surtitles
19 Apr, Fri: 8:00pm
20 Apr, Sat: 3:00pm
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio
8. Free music and art installation Under the Five Trees at Esplanade Park
Image from National Gallery Singapore
Gather your friends and head down to Esplanade Park to catch a sunset display amongst nature, songs, and audio-visual storytelling. The installation requires the use of your phone, so do bring headphones and scan the QR code found at the site.
Date and time: till 30th April 2019, 7-8PM
Venue: Esplanade Park