18 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (28 to 30 June)

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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:

A Night At The Chinese Opera @ Asian Civilisations Museum

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For this weekend only, the Asian Civilisations Museum will be having a A Night At The Chinese Opera. It’s one of those things you might be familiar with, but not truly understand; if you’re interested, you should check this one out! From getting an iconic Chinese Opera makeover to visiting the backstage set of a traditional street opera, it promises a fun, exploratory day out with family and friends!

A Night At The Chinese Opera @ Asian Civilisations Museum
Date: 28 – 29 June 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm (Friday), 1:00pm – 9:00pm (Saturday)
Location: Asian Civilisations Museum
Price: Free entry for programmes, $6 into Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture special exhibition

Singapore Art Book Fair

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This fair is exactly what it says on the cover of the book, so if you’re interested in art, you’ll want to check this one out. Also, there’s an afterparty happening on Saturday at Hopscotch, where there will be booze and food for sale accompanied by a line-up of underground DJs.

Singapore Art Book Fair
Date: 28 – 30 June 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 8:00pm (book fair), 8:30pm – late (Saturday, 29 June 2019 for afterparty)
Location: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (book fair), Hopscotch (afterparty)
Price: Free

Bar Rouge Gone Rogue: DJ Bexie

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It seems like Bar Rouge is unstoppable this June with these amazing weekend club nights. This weekend is no exception with DJ Bexie from Australia, one of the region’s rising stars. Get ready to feel some type of way as she spins her signature enres such as trap, future bass, festival trap with a splash of hard dance and psytrance… it’s going to be a wild weekend night.

Bar Rouge Gone Rogue: DJ Bexie
Date: 29 June 2019
Time: 10:00pm – 4:00am
Location: Bar Rouge
Price: $25 after 10.30pm with a complimentary drink

Bar Rouge L’Atelier Rouge

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Continuing Bar Rouge’s streak is a pop-up of sorts on the following Sunday afternoon. At this pop-up, you can look forward to a boutique fair selling F&B, fashion, home & living as well as skincare goods. The best part of this pop-up? It’s held at Bar Rouge, which means you can have yourself a housepour or wine from $10++.

Bar Rouge L’Atelier Rouge
Date: 30 June 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Bar Rouge
Price: Free entry

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Negroni Week @ KOMYUNITI

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If you feel as if you’re late to the party for Negroni Week, worry not, because KOMYUNITI has gotchu fam. Head on to YOTEL Singapore at Orchard Road for an Italian Aperitivo starting at $16, $2 of which will go to the Singapore Red Cross. Raise Your Glass to the tune of P!nk’s song, and to a good cause!

Peter Tay meets a Genie who helps him wipe off three of his past mistakes. You won’t have expected what he wished for for his third wish. Watch it here:

Negroni Week @ KOMYUNITI
Date: 24 – 30 June 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 12:00am
Location: KOMYUNITI, YOTEL Orchard
Price: Free entry

Pinkdot 11

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Where better than to find all the drag queens than at Singapore’s premier LGBTQ+ event? If the previous years’ events were anything to go by, expect a fun-filled, all-inclusive* fiesta. Bring a mat, some friends and some picnic food and be entertained by the drag and variety acts that will lead up to the light up happening in the evening.

*Only Singaporeans and PRs may attend Pinkdot 11 though! If it were really inclusive, everyone would be able to attend, right?

Pinkdot 11
Date: 29 June 2019
Time: 3:00pm
Venue: Hong Lim Park
Admission Fee: Free

Canada Day 2019

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This may not apply to many of us, for those who do, you might want to have a taste of Canada before going there. Why no attend this party by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore? They’re having a Canada Day 2019 celebration, where you can look forward to a buffet dinner, craft beer and wines, magicians (and all that carnival jazz). You also stand a chance to win a return ticket from Air Canada!

Also, tickets purchased qualify for re-entry to the Wine Carnival on the 30 June 2019.

Canada Day 2019
Date: 29 June 2019
Time: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue: Tanjong Pagar Centre
Admission Fee: $60 onwards (includes a free beer)

4th of July Celebration 2019 @ Singapore American School

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Perhaps Canada Day 2019 is a little too bougie for you, so why not head to the landed properties in Woodlands to celebrate the 4th of July? This partnership between the American Association of Singapore and Singapore American School will see you partying with the spirit of the 4th of July – that means family-friendly day of music, food, drinks, shopping, carnival games and patriotism, capped off by formal ceremonies and a spectacular fireworks display.

Admission is free!

4th of July Celebration 2019 @ Singapore American School
Date: 29 June 2019
Time: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue: Singapore American School
Admission Fee: Free

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

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

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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.

If this tickles your fancy, you ought to check it out.

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: 28 – 30 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.