singapore free events-activities next week 11jul 17jul 2022

Free Stuff To Do In Singapore Next Week – 11 JUL – 17 JUL

Here is a list of free stuff to do in Singapore next week. Explore and experience events and activities that are budget-friendly. I will focus on physical activities as there are already many things to do online.

Please check the respective websites to check for the latest details and availability.

I am looking for sources of free events and activities, including volunteering, in Singapore. Do drop me an email at consumelesslife@gmail.com if you know of any of these free events and activities. Thanks!

For free stuff to do this week, check out last week’s post here.

Here is a list of free stuff to do in Singapore next week from 11 July 2022 to 17 July 2022.

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Monday – 11 July 2022

What’s That Jazz?

Description: Ever wondered what makes jazz, jazz? Does it seem too complex to be appreciated by all? Join Project RA: The Vibes Collective as they share their understanding of jazz through familiar tunes and music arrangements. Through their personal stories and short, interactive exercises, the collective hopes to guide you along the ins and outs of jazz!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1500 – 1600

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Jazz & Hip Hop Connections

Description: As a jazz drummer who grew up listening to hip hop, Darren Moore draws from his own experience and research to examine the connection between the two forms. In this talk, Moore explores the origins, shared attributes and significant intersections where hip hop and jazz have crossed paths and cross-pollinated.

Category: Talk

Location: library@esplanade

Time: 1530 – 1630

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tribute to Chick Corea

Description: Nita Aartsen is undoubtedly one of Indonesia’s most accomplished and entertaining jazz piano players. Voted AMI’s best Female Jazz Artist, Aartsen is a standout regular performer at many Asian, Australian, American and European Jazz Festivals and prestigious international jazz clubs.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1945 | 2015 – 2100

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tropic Green

Description: There is not one single cover tune in this repertoire. All tunes were written specially for Tropic Green by band leader, Susan Harmer Lauw, giving this horn-led ensemble its distinctive sound. The music is varied from haunting ballads to red-hot Latin rhythms.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1900 – 1945 | 2030 – 2115

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 12 July 2022

Rit Xu Organ Trio

Description: Enjoy an evening of jazz standards as well as modern original compositions with the Rit Xu Organ Trio. The band—with its unique instrumentation of hammond organ, flute, and drums—is the first of its kind in Singapore and will be making their debut showcase at Esplanade. The evening promises to be masterful, emotional, fresh and creative.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 13 July 2022

A Space for All the Wanderers

Description: Music is second nature to us all. Some of us enjoy making it, some of us enjoy listening to it. Either way, it helps us greatly as we venture on through our everyday lives. These sounds, rhythms, waves …colours that cross the boundaries—A Space for All the Wanderers teases the boundaries and conventions of traditional and modern jazz.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Thursday – 14 July 2022

The Joy and Genius of Fats Waller

Description: Join the Amanda Lee Swingtet as they celebrate the timeless joy and genius of Fats Waller through a selection of curated works including Honeysuckle Rose, Jitterbug Waltz and I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

GWEI 2022

Description: The GWEI Summit 2022 is a bilingual and hybrid event that aims to foster collaboration and communication for practitioners from East and West. It promises to provide attendees with the latest updates and comprehensive information on Web3.

Category: Talk

Location: Marina Bay Sands

Time: 0900 – 1730

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Friday – 15 July 2022

Date Night Friday: Anne Weerapass

Description: In keeping to the motif of love and date night jazz, hear the classics of jazz greats and composers such as George and Ira Gershwin, Nat King Cole, as well as modern classics from Stacey Kent to scintillate, titillate, captivate, arouse and tease one’s body and soul.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1945 | 2015 – 2100

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Electric Bass Jam: The Brown Note

Description: Inspired by the electric bass supergroup of Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten, The Brown Note is a triple-bass jazz fusion group with bass guitar exponents Ben Poh, Melvin Wong and Nicholas Lee. Enjoy the exciting confluence of three bass guitarists showing off their mastery of bass fretboard wizardry, and expect an evening of groovy slapping, tapping, and double-thumb-plucking!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1915 – 2000 | 2045 – 2130

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Chinatown Heritage Walks – Telok Ayer Heritage Trail

Description: Experience the oldest part of Chinatown, which is traditionally associated with the Hokkien and also the South Indian Muslim community, who settled along the original water front that ran along today’s Telok Ayer Street.

This is part of the series of monthly Chinatown tours conducted by URA’s volunteer guides from the Friends of the Museums.

Registration will open on 08 Jul 2022 at 10.00am and close on 12 Jul 2022 at 12 noon or earlier depending on availability of spaces.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: The URA Centre Atrium

Time: 0930 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 16 July 2022

Free Jazz: BRAM

Description: BRAM was born out of friendship between Bryan Rozario, Matthew Tan, Russell Seow and Aaron James Lee. Having met at Singapore Polytechnic Jazz Band years ago and with the common interest for music from the Black American culture, it was only natural that they banded to make music together.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Theatre Studio

Time: 2000 – 2100

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Vintage Years

Description: Ladies of Jazz: The Vintage Years—from Ella Fitzgerald to Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington and many more, come listen to the female vocal legends from the golden age of jazz.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1600 – 1630 | 1700 – 1730

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Sunny and Julian: Up to Us

Description: Up to Us is a project conceived from a simple concept—to add a different sort of freshness to songs that are widely known and loved.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1930 – 2015 | 2045 – 2130

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

The Fusion Motion

Description: The Fusion Motion is back with a line-up that brings not only jazz standard tunes but also tunes from jazz giants such as Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Oscar Peterson, and more. Join the band as they perform their original jazz tunes and explorative improvisations too.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1900 – 1945 | 2030 – 2115

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Stage Jam

Description: Join Singapore and international jazz artists as they come together in a series of exciting stage jams, with different guest performers each week. Watch sparks fly as they interact in spontaneous showcases of jazz musicianship.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 2200 – 2245

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Healthier Lifestyle with Herbal Drinks

Description: Want to make your own healthy herbal drinks from scratch? Join Community-in-Bloom Ambassador Joshua in this enriching talk on how to grow your own herbs and brew up a sustainable recipe.

Category: Talk

Location: HortPark, Fruit Room

Time: 0930 – 1030

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

What’s in my mud?

Description: Join us for an interesting guided walk featuring our lesser known creatures of the mudflats in Sungei Buloh.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre

Time: 0930 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Bees and Butterflies Trail Tour

Description: Journey with us as we explore the relationship between these pollinators and plants in the garden and their significance. Gain a greater appreciation of Singapore’s rich diversity of bees and butterflies.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: HortPark, Visitor Services Centre

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Edibles Discovery Tour

Description: Excite your taste buds as we discover the various edibles that can be grown in your backyard and balcony spaces. Learn about heirloom edibles used in cooking and sustainable gardening practices.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: HortPark, Visitor Services Centre

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Tour of Gallop Extension

Description: Join us for a guided walk through the Gallop Extension of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Time: 0900 – 1030

Booking Requirement: Registration is required (Visitor Services Desk, Visitor Services @ Gallop) 15min before the scheduled tour.

Further Details: Website

Hiking In Singapore

Description: When we think of hiking, we think of the rainforest in Malaysia, walking long distances with a heavy backpack in exotic National Park. Is hiking in Singapore even possible? Is it just walking in the park rather than hiking? What if I tell you that Researchers have found that a one-hectare plot of land within Bukit Timah Nature Reserve contains more tree species than the whole of North America.

Category: Talk And Guided Tour

Location: library@harbourfront

Time: 1430 – 1530

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

From Seed to Harvest

Description: This session immerses children in the process of farming, through a guided exhibit tour and tactile hands-on activities. Participants get to learn each step of the farming process which includes seed sowing, transplant, grow-out and harvest. Note that this programme will be conducted in both the programme zone and the basement garden area.

This programme is suitable for children ages 7 to 12.

Category: Talk

Location: Bishan Public Library

Time: 1400 – 1500

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Fort Siloso Day Tour

Description: Come and explore the fortified military structures and tunnels with our passionate guides, as they journey with you back in time with stories of yesteryears.

Also available on 9 July 2022.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Fort Siloso Skywalk Lobby

Time: 1500 – 1630

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 17 July 2022

The Jazz Conversations: Aya Sekine

Description: To pianist Aya Sekine, jazz is akin to spontaneous conversation and storytelling—making music with others is no different from communication between individuals.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1700 – 1745 | 1815 – 1900

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Big Band Sunday: TSWS City Swing

Description: The City Swing big band brings you an evening of tunes including classics from Count Basie to Earth, Wind & Fire.

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1900 – 1945 | 2030 – 2115

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Let’s Explore Climate Change!

Description: This programme introduces children to the concept of climate change through interactive activities and hands-on learning. Children will learn the importance of climate change including its affects on polar bears.

Category: Workshop

Location: Queenstown Public Library

Time: 1030 – 1130

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

OBJECTIFS CINEMA: NOW SHOWING

Description: Welcome to Objectifs Cinema: Now Showing, a celebration of the richness and diversity of Southeast Asian short films. It is an exhibition that hopes to gather film lovers of all backgrounds through screenings, talks, sharing sessions, and a film memorabilia showcase. It aims to set the stage for deeper discussions and a broader understanding of short films from the region.

  1. Alternative Voices | 14 July – 27 July
  2. Southeast Asia Now | 28 July – 10 August
  3. Experimental Shorts | 11 August – 24 August
  4. Shorts From Film Schools | 25 August – 2 September
  5. Shorts From Film Schools | 3 September – 11 September

Category: Film

Location: 155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977

Date: 14 July 2022 – 11 September 2022

Booking Requirement: Probably no

Further Details: Website

Farm in the Sky! + compost

Description: Get your hands dirty, build some muscles, meet some new like-minded people while building a rooftop community farm from scratch!

Category: Environment

Location: Beauty World Centre

Date: Saturday and Sundays in July

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Singapore Maritime Trail 2 – Our Progress

Description: Discover Singapore’s rich maritime stories through the Singapore Maritime Trails!

Category: Guided Tour

Location: HarbourFront Centre

Date: 9 July 2022, 13 August 2022, 10 September 2022

Time: 0900 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Guided Tour of “Space For Our Dreams” Exhibition

Description: Find out more about the planning concepts and strategies to guide Singapore’s development over the next 50 years and beyond.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Urban Redevelopment Authority

Date: Tuesdays, Thursdays and the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of June and July

Time: 1000 – 1100 | 1130 – 1230 | 1300 – 1400

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

SCDF Fire Station Open House

Description: Visitors to our Fire Station can look forward to the following during the guided tour:

  • Introduction to the Open House;
  • Introduction to Emergency Vehicles and their capabilities;
  • Demo on donning the full protective gear;
  • Demo on using various equipment/appliances; and
  • Photo taking

Category: Exhibition

Location: Various Fire Stations

Date: Saturdays

Time: 0900 – 0950 | 1000 – 1050

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

We Tread in a Garden of Spells

Description: We Tread in a Garden of Spells is a specially curated film programme celebrating humanity’s fundamental connection with the hallowed land beneath our feet.

Free tickets are available on weekdays.

Category: Film

Location: ArtScience Museum

Date: 28 May 2022 – 31 July 2022

Time: Various Timings

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Nian Hua: Of Deities, Guardians and Auspicious Art

Description: Nian Hua: Of Deities, Guardians and Auspicious Art is a collaboration with the Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum and showcases new year prints produced in China from the Qing dynasty to the 1980s. A close examination of the iconography of these prints, which are deeply rooted in popular beliefs and folk customs, provides insights into the rarely-documented attitudes and values of the common people in China.

Free guided tours are available. Check with the front desk.

Category: Exhibition

Location: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Date: 21 Jan 2022 – 25 Sep 2022

Time: 1000 – 1700

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Change the Present, Save the Oceans

Description: Learn about how Singapore has been working to mitigate the effects of urbanization and climate change, and how everyone has a part to play in building ocean resilience.

Closed on every last Tuesday of the month, except on Public Holidays – the closure day will then take place on the next working day

Category: Exhibition

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, CDL Green Gallery

Date: 12 April 2022 – 14 August 2022

Time: 0900 – 1800

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Mythology RElooked

Description: Venture into the mystical realm of Chinese mythology through an interactive and immersive art experience in Mythology RElooked! Get your phones ready as you gear up to experience more than 20 art installations and works by local artists through immersive technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and digital reactive media. Are you ready to meet various mythological characters and relive their epic stories in unique and exciting ways?

Category: Exhibition

Location: SCCC Concourse, Level

Date: 14 May 2022 – 31 July 2022

Time: 1000 – 2000

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

If you have any free events or activities that you would like included or if there are any new sources of free activities, do drop me an email at consumelesslife@gmail.com.

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