15 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (21 to 23 June)

Image: Bugis Junction x Bugis+ & Goodman Arts Centre

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:

INALA: A Zulu Ballet

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How does a 2-in-1 show sound for you? In INALA: A Zulu Ballet, you can look forward to Soweta, a Grammy award-winning gospel choir do their thing on the main stage. Get goosebumps from their angelic voices while they waltz gracefully with precision. It’s a testament to their acclaim on the Grammys and London’s West End.

Fortunately for you, you don’t have to go all the way to London to check them out because they’re here in Singapore! Get tickets at 40% off! Don’t miss this deal. INALA: A Zulu Ballet is only here on 19-22 June 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Theatre.

INALA: A Zulu Ballet
Date: 19 – 22 June 2019
Time: 8:00pm (Wednesday – Saturday), 2:00pm & 8:00pm (Sunday)
Location: Marina Bay Sands

50 Shades of Brown

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There’s always a smidgen of truth in comedy, and that truth in 50 Shades of Brown highlights the realities of being brown-skinned in Singapore. Watch Anuj, DeeCee, Ram and Shalynn sizzle your Friday night with some spicy comedy where each of them relay their humourous life stories to you.

50 Shades of Brown
Date: 21 June 2019
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Address: 81 Tras St, Singapore 079020
Fees: $15 (online), $20 (door)

GSS: Experience Singapore (The Great Singapore Pop-Up) 

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June means two things to two different groups of people; for kids, it means it’s the holidays, but for adults, it means that The Great Singapore Sale is nigh! Happening this Friday is The Great Singapore Pop-Up – as its name suggests, you can expect a large selection of lifestyle retail options and art installations!

GSS: Experience Singapore (The Great Singapore Pop-Up) 
Date: 21 – 30 June 2019
Time: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Location: Orchard Road

House Weekend at CÉ LA VI

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“Bring the house down” puns aside, it looks like there will be a House Weekend at at CÉ LA VI. It starts off with a DJ set from Fête de la Musique feat. Télépopmusik (Friday, 21 June 2019) to bring you the best of diversity in French culture during the summer solstice. Use the following Saturday to rest, and gear up for two, back-to-back parties on Sunday! From 5:00pm onwards, Re:Groove feat. Lovebirds will play deep house/mid-tempo beats for the club up till 10:00pm. That is when the This Is House feat. Sharma & DJ More will take over where tribal-laden House and dark, stormy Progressive mixes resonate through the club till late.

House Weekend at CÉ LA VI
Date: 21 & 23 June 2019
Time: 10:00pm – late (Friday, Fête de la Musique feat. Télépopmusik), 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Sunday, Re:Groove ft Lovebirds), 10:00pm – late (Sunday, This Is House feat. Sharma & DJ More)
Location: CÉ LA VI

Goodman Open House 2019

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Groove, dance and have a play-full at the Goodman Open House, a family-friendly arts festival that provides the family with an opportunity to enjoy and experience and submerge themselves in the world of diverse art forms. Held at Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore’s largest arts enclave, visitors can also step into the intimate spaces of the artists’ studios to better understand what goes on during the art-making process. The one-day festival will include over 20 different workshops, scrumptious food, an art marketplace as well as performances by Goodman’s resident artists and arts groups based on the themes of Music, Dance and Play.

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

Goodman Open House 2019
Date: 22 June 2019
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053

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Eco Carnival at Tanglin Mall

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Eco-friendly initiatives seem to pop up every other week these days, and it’s not hard to see why. The Earth is in danger of global warming and climate change, and it is up to us to reverse that trend. At Tanglin Mall’s Eco Carnival, you can look forward to lots of interesting eco-friendly products, eco-inspired foods and even workshops for the young and old to attend. The kids will love it.

Eco Carnival at Tanglin Mall
Date: 22 – 23 June 2019
Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Location: Tanglin Mall

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Children’s Festival 2019 @ Gardens by the Bay

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If your kids are massive fans of Disney Pixar’s Toy Story, this event is perfect for them! The Children’s Festival 2019 that will be held at Gardens by the Bay will make your little one’s dreams come true by immersing them into the colourful world of Toy Story 4, which will also be out in cinemas on 20 June 2019. It will be chock full of family-friendly games and activities that are inspired by popular characters Toy Story such as Buzz, Woody and friends. The different activities also aim to teach children about friendship and teamwork; two very important life skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Admission is free!

Children’s Festival 2019 @ Gardens by the Bay
Date: 15 to 30 June 2019
Time: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Location: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay

Aloha Beaches Summer Beach Club at Bugis Junction x Bugis+

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Who are we kidding? It’s always summer in Singapore. That doesn’t stop us from having summer-themed beach parties in Singapore though, and the organisers at Bugis Junction and Bugis+ have done this. There are a bunch of things to do there, from lounging in a sand-filled lounge (with aircon no less), complete with palm trees and cabanas. Also, what’s a beach club party without food or drinks? There will a bunch of party foods from The Swag Social, Rollet, and the Doughboys for you to enjoy, or eat while watching movies at the outdoor cinema.

Aloha Beaches Summer Beach Club at Bugis Junction x Bugis+
Date: 3 – 30 June 2019
Time: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Location: Bugis Junction, Bugis+

Bicentennial @ Fort Canning

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You might have heard the word “bicentennial” popping up in your social media feeds throughout 2019. If you’re still out of the loop as to what it is about, heading to Fort Canning this weekend would be a good idea. There, they have an interactive exhibition where live actors, CGI and audio come together to give you Singapore’s 700-year history in 1 hour. Once you’re done with that, there’s an outdoor exhibition for you to take some pics for the ‘gram and the clout.

You have to book in advance if you want to experience the interactive exhibits though! Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

From Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience
Date: 1 June to 15 September 2019
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm (slots are dependent on availability)
Location: Fort Canning Arts Centre
Price: Free

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Gallery Children’s Biennale

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It’s the start of the June holidays so why not bring your kid over to National Gallery Singapore for the Gallery Children’s Biennale? Look forward to a beautiful, magical world where they can explore through 11 unique and creative artwork installations. Busy them with activities that involve composing your own tunes, braiding giant tresses and popping into a dome! Find out more about it here.

Gallery Children’s Biennale
Date: 25 May – 29 December 2019
Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Venue: National Gallery Singapore
Price: Free for Singaporeans and PRs

DinoQuest at Singapore Science Centre

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Every kid has had an obsession or a curiosity about dinosaurs at one point in their childhood. How about taking them to an exhibition where everything is dinosaur-related? There, they get to have all their questions answered, behold the sheer scale of dinosaurs and see why they might not fit within today’s context. There are also lots of workshops and activities for your kid to keep busy this June holidays.

DinoQuest at Singapore Science Centre
Date: 1 June – 31 August 2019
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Singapore Science Centre
Price: $18 (adult), $15 (child), $52 (family)

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat; Revising the Phenomenon of Printing Exhibition

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What’s in a word? Printing, obviously. This exhibition held from 17 May to 7 July 2019 will explore the history behind letter printing. It entails exploring the techniques and elements that go behind it, as well as its application in urban culture, science, spirituality, robotics and art.

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat; Revising the Phenomenon of Printing Exhibition
Date: 17 May – 7 July 2019
Time: 10:00pm – 7:00pm (weekday), 11:00am – 5:00pm (weekend)
Venue: The Private Museum
Admission Fee: Free

Floating Utopias at ArtScience Museum

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Floating Utopias is an exhibition that showcases large-scale, air-filled sculptures. Created by more than 15 local and international artists, this exhibition explores how mankind has used inflatable objects in art architecture and social activism in history. A dreamy spectacle of floating objects, you and your family will be left enthralled by this exhibition, the very first in Southeast Asia.

Floating Utopias at ArtScience Museum
Date: 25 May – 29 September 2019
Venue: ArtScience Museum
Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Price: Check here for details

Bayfront Pop-up Market

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While you’re in the Bayfront area, check out the weekly weekend marketplace beside Floral Fantasy! There are tons of things to buy, eat or drink and the stores change weekly. Expect Easter-themed items this weekend.

Bayfront Pop-up Market
Date: 21 – 23 June 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm (Friday), 11:00am – 9:00pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: Bayfront Plaza
Price: Free

Sports Weekend With Decathlon SG Lab

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If you’re looking to up your general fitness but don’t really want to join the gym, consider joining the sports weekend with Decathlon! They’ve got different sports every hour – from Zumba, Cross-training, Yoga, Boxercise, Football – there’s something for everyone. The only catch is that you have to register as a Decathlon member, but membership is free!

Sports Weekend With Decathlon SG Lab
Date: Every weekend
Time: 8:00am – 10:00pm (depending on time slots)
Venue: 230 Stadium Boulevard
Admission Fee: Free

This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.