12 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (25 to 27 Jan)

Image: Gillman Barracks & Singapore Open Air Cinema Club

Think there’s nothing to do in Singapore? Think again. This weekend is filled with tons of fun and exciting events and activities that you wouldn’t want to miss!

Looking for a refreshing date idea or perhaps somewhere to bring your kids to? Here are some of our top picks of things to do this weekend:

La Kopi

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Date: 25 – 27 January 2019 (Fri – Sun)
Time: 12 – 9 pm (Fri), 11 am – 9 pm (Sat), 11 am – 7 pm (Sun)
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 5B
Price: Free

Catch up with family and friends over a cup of kopi o kosong or handcrafted pour-over specialty coffee at La Kopi 2019. Enjoy your cuppa with a delectable selection of kueh and pastries as you catch some of the hottest baristas in Singapore compete to extract the perfect cup of espresso and brew the most flavorful coffee. This event is perfect for reminiscing the good old days over at the play-booths with your favourite childhood games such as Five Stones, Gor Li, Hopscotch and more!

Art After Dark x Singapore Art Week 2019

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Date: 25 January 2019 (Fri)
Time: 7 pm till late
Venue: Gillman Barracks
Price: Free

Head down to the open house event by Gillman Barracks, Art After Dark, to stimulate your senses with visual art by over 90 artists as well as electrifying live music by Intriguant, Vandetta, MAS1A and Metzdub. Check out the new exhibitions and exciting programmes by resident galleries and the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, and grab a bite at any of the many pop-up F&B stalls!

Check out the other exciting upcoming events in January 2019!

Open Air Film Club: Forrest Gump

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Date: 25 January 2019 (Fri)
Time: 7 – 9 pm
Venue: The Hive
Price: Free with purchase of a snack combo

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.

Catch the classic Oscar-winning film, Forrest Gump, under the stars on The Hive’s largest outdoor screen! Purchase a snack combo with UNLIMITED POPCORN for free admission to the screening.

New Year Kampung Market

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Date: 26 – 27 January 2019 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 11 am – 6 pm
Venue: The Green Collective, KINEX
Price: Free

Join the local food movement and kick start your green journey at the New Year Kampung Market! Select from locally grown fruits and vegetables, vegan cheeses, bulk grains and nuts, and the best of all, vegan cakes! Pick up a cute succulent to brighten up your home as well as fragrances for a fresh space in time for Chinese New Year.

We’ve often waited for tomorrow for a meal with our family. But what if tomorrow never comes? Watch this and you'll understand:

Want to indulge in more retail therapy without causing a hole in your wallet? Here’s all the upcoming flea markets for the best cheap finds in town!

Japanese Film Festival

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Date: 18 January – 10 February 2019
Time: Depends on screening
Venue: Shaw Theatres LIDO
Price: $13

The annual Japanese Film Festival is back with the best of new Japanese cinema! This year’s tagline, “A Celebration of Japanese Cinema” speaks for the range of acclaimed works by established directors alongside new works by upcoming young filmmakers to raise interest in Japanese films and draw in a larger audience in the ASEAN countries. Directors Shinichirou Ueda of “One Cut of the Dead” fame and Wishing Chong, an award-winning playwright and screenwriter will be gracing the festival.

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Lightsaber making: Sith or Jedi?

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May the Force be with you, Star Wars fans! Construct your own lightsaber using electronics and learn basic electronics and soldering skills at this lightsaber making workshop. Durable and easy to assemble, these ‘lightsabers’ are perfect for duels with friends and families!

Think Singapore is boring? Think again! Here’s 9 unique workshops and activities so you’ll never be bored again.

Youth Music Awards

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The inaugural Youth Music Awards celebrates, honours and sustains made-in-Singapore music. #CatchingFeelings is the theme of this first edition of the Youth Music Awards and the ceremony will present 13 awards to recognise the extraordinary achievements and contributions of local musicians, from the industry powerhouses to up-and-coming sparks.

Catch these young and talented artists who have created some of the best soundtracks to our lives – the songs that depict falling in and out of love, transitioning into adulthood, dealing with triumphs and losses, and so on.

Here’s a list of all the upcoming concerts in Singapore 2019!

Light to Night Festival 2019

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Date: 18 January – 24 February 2019
Venue: Civic District & Marina Bay
Price: Free entry for Singaporean & PRs

Light to Night Festival is an annual urban event that celebrates the Civic District of Singapore, complete with outdoor installations, free art exhibitions, a festival food village, as well as live music performances. This festival aims to make art accessible to the public with its range of free activities suitable for the whole family.

Light to Night Festival is one of BeScene’s top 18 events of 2019!

Singapore Art Week at SAM

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Date: 18 – 27 January 2019
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Venue: Singapore Art Museum
Price: Free

In conjunction with Art Week at the Singapore Art Museum, The Local People and The Street Food will be collaborating to roll out a pop-up bistro with an entire month of activities and live music performances. You’ll definitely be spoilt for choice with the array of delectable and IG worthy street food at the event, ranging from multicoloured teas from KECha to scrumptious thai food and more!

So Much Fun Exhibition by Ah Guo

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Date: 12 Jan – 7 Feb 2019
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Price: Free admission

Artist Lee Kow Fong, or better known as Ah Guo, has a new range of artwork that is bound to trigger the nostalgia switch inside of you. Titled “So Much Fun”, his colourful, childlike and calming illustrations will appeal to both the young and the old. “So Much Fun” will feature 5 exhibits: “Boatload of Bountiful Beauty”, “Letter of Hope”, “So Lucky”, “Little Moon-boat” and “Discovering Our Neighbourhood”, all of which are free to view at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.

Looking for more Chinese New Year events in Singapore? Check out all the Chinese New Year festivities happening in Singapore as well as the highlights of Chinese New Year activities in Chinatown!

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

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Date: 22 December – 24 March 2019
Time: 4pm to 11pm daily (Extended hours for Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve, 4pm to 2am)
Venue: Bayfront Event Space
Price: Free, but bring your wallets!

The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is back this weekend! If you loved last year’s food and games, get ready for an even more exciting time at this year’s edition! The Prudential Marina Bar Carnival will boast more than 50 amusement rides and carnival games, complete with a delectable array of food and beverage options. The best part of it all? Prices of the rides and games have been lowered this year!

Here’s what you can expect at the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival.

The Inventions of Ancient Greece : Origins of Our Modern Technology

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Date: Till 17 March 2019
Time: 10 am – 6 pm (last entry at 5.30 pm)
Venue: The Annexe Building, Science Centre Singapore
Price: $9, free for children below 3 (excluding general admission to Science Centre)

Venture back in time and discover the history of Ancient Greece to explore their lesser-known contributions to the field of science and technology. Specially curated by Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology from Greece, the “Ancient Greek Technology Travelling Exhibition” features more than 40 inventions that span across a multitude of disciplines; such as automation, programming, astronomy, time-keeping, and music, just to name a few. What’s more, all exhibits are built with great accuracy, with most of them being fully functional! Experience the incredible technological achievements of the ancient Greeks from the moment you walk through the exhibition’s doors!

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This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.