singapore free events activities next week 21mar 27mar 2022

Free Stuff To Do In Singapore Next Week – 21 MAR – 27 MAR

I will be highlighting events and activities to do in Singapore next week that is absolutely free. We do not have to spend money to enjoy ourselves.  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 21 March 2022 to 27 March 2022.

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Monday – 21 March 2022

Inconvenience of Minor Parts

Description: Inconvenience of Minor Parts is a contemporary opera about an ageing television actress who prepares for an upcoming interview. She laments bitterly about how she had to sacrifice her relationship with her daughter over 30 years to get to where she is today—only to end up playing minor parts.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 22 March 2022

Cuttings: from The Orchid Folios

Description: In Mok Zining’s The Orchid Folios, words bloom into floral arrangements alive with history. Plant lives become inextricably tied to human lives and personal memory. In this spoken word performance, local sustainable florist This Humid House brings to life the story of Mok’s elusive orchid and her florist with their tropic fever dream of floral arrangements. Using unique materials that pay homage to our tropical island and our national flower, This Humid House will present a spectacle of arrangements while Mok Zining performs scenes from her book.

Category: Theatre

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 23 March 2022

Sounds Like A Buzz

Description: Join Marc Nair as he performs poems from his upcoming full-length spoken word album Sounds Like A Buzz. This acoustic adaptation reflects the strength and versatility of spoken word as a performance medium. Marc will be backed on guitars by music producer James Lye and Eugene Soh of Bakers in Space.

Category: Theatre

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Internet of Things – What is it?

Description: This session will give you an overview of how these devices exchange information between them and transmit data to other devices and systems. It can be about objects to which they are attached or the environment they are in. Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things. Participants will learn how to make use of existing technology to control your devices.

Category: Talk

Location: Toa Payoh Public Library

Time: 1830 – 2030

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Kampong Gelam Heritage Walking Tour

Description: Friends of the Museums together with the Malay Heritage Foundation walking tour of Kampong Gelam historic precinct.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Malay Heritage Centre

Time: 1030 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Thursday – 24 March 2022

General Lee/Speaking: Singaporeana

Description: A musical and spoken word performance focused on telling Singapore stories, featuring original songs by General Lee from the band’s debut album and poetry written by Laremy Lee. This interdisciplinary collaboration brings together music and literary arts to imagine (or reimagine) Singaporeana—Singapore stories of our country’s history, myths and legends, and to tell (or retell) them through word and song.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Friday – 25 March 2022

Candomblé – CANTOS AOS ANCESTRAIS

Description: Candomblé – CANTOS AOS ANCESTRAIS (Chants to the Ancestors) is an intercultural project between master drummer Dudu Tucci (Sao Paulo and Berlin) and Bloco Singapura. Come and listen to the songs and rhythms of the Afro-Brazilian religions of Candomblé and Umbanda.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Kirtans: Glorification of The Supreme

Description: This presentation by students of Gurmat Sangeet Academy at the Sikh Centre features north Indian instruments such as the rebab, taus, dilruba and israaj, which are not often seen in public.

In this year’s performance, the group has prepared an immersive experience which takes the listener through a journey into the sacred.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 2000 | 2030 – 2115

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater – The Grieving Mother

Description: Red Dot Baroque and their collaborators present a historically informed performance of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Be enraptured by the sublime sounds of this 18th Century masterpiece.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concert Hall

Time: 2000 – 2045

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Ambe Kelen: A Tribute to Mamady Keita

Description: “Ambe kelen”, a phrase from the Mandingue culture of West Africa which means “we are all the same”, is a drumming tribute to the late djembe grandmaster Mamady Keiïta who in his lifetime advocated that the music of djembe drumming has no borders.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 2115 – 2200

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

The Voice in Korean Ritual

Description: The Voice of Korean Ritual is a presentation of traditional Korean ritual song that brings to the forefront the vocal aspect of shamanism and royal ancestral worship. Performed outside of the context of actual ceremonies, it allows one to focus on the stark beauty of these ancient melodies, as well as the power and intention imbued in the voice.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 2200 – 2245

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 26 March 2022

Sapling Protection Action (SPA) at Kranji Coastal Nature Park

Description: Sapling Protection Action (SPA) involves removing competing vegetation, clearing the stem base and replenishing leaf litter around saplings

Category: Nature

Location: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Visitor Centre)

Time: 1600 – 1800

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Heritage Tour

Description: A walk through the re-developed Tanglin / Heritage Core of the Gardens will evoke memories of bygone days where ladies stroll through the Gardens with the parasols and long skirts. Highlights of the tour include the Bandstand, sculptures in the Gardens, the Heritage Trees, the Main Gate, the Saraca Stream Walk.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Tanglin Gate Botany Centre

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Registration is required (Visitor Services Desk, Tanglin Gate) 15min before the scheduled tour. Limited slots available.

Further Details: Website

Learning Forest Tour

Description: The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Visitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Registration is required (Visitor Services, Tyersall Gate) 15min before the scheduled tour. Limited slots available.

Further Details: Website

Race Against Time – Science behind a Botanic Garden Tour

Description: This session introduces the research facilities at the Singapore Botanic Gardens such as the Library of Botany & Horticulture, Orchid & Micro-propagation laboratory and the Herbarium.

Recommended for ages 9 and above.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Tanglin Gate Botany Centre

Time: 1000 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Registration is required at the Service Desk 15-minutes before the scheduled start time. Limited slots available.

Further Details: Website

Grow Your Own Microgreens Workshop

Description: To celebrate Earth Day, come join us for an interactive workshop where you get to grow your own microgreens and learn how to care for them. Microgreens are little seedlings of edible veggies that can add a burst of flavour to any dish.This workshop is recommended for tweens aged 10-13.

Category: Workshop

Location: Tampines Regional Library

Time: 1030 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Candomblé – CANTOS AOS ANCESTRAIS

Description: Candomblé – CANTOS AOS ANCESTRAIS (Chants to the Ancestors) is an intercultural project between master drummer Dudu Tucci (Sao Paulo and Berlin) and Bloco Singapura. Come and listen to the songs and rhythms of the Afro-Brazilian religions of Candomblé and Umbanda.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 2100 – 2145

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Ambe Kelen: A Tribute to Mamady Keita

Description: “Ambe kelen”, a phrase from the Mandingue culture of West Africa which means “we are all the same”, is a drumming tribute to the late djembe grandmaster Mamady Keiïta who in his lifetime advocated that the music of djembe drumming has no borders.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1830 – 1900 | 1930 – 2000

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

The Voice in Korean Ritual

Description: The Voice of Korean Ritual is a presentation of traditional Korean ritual song that brings to the forefront the vocal aspect of shamanism and royal ancestral worship. Performed outside of the context of actual ceremonies, it allows one to focus on the stark beauty of these ancient melodies, as well as the power and intention imbued in the voice.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concert Hall

Time: 1500 – 1545

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Shakuhachi: A Meditative Approach to Listening

Description: In this session, members of the Joyful Garden Community of Mindful Living will facilitate a simple guided meditation that will prime us for listening to sound with fresh perspectives. This will be followed by the experience of listening to the shakuhachi, performed by Singaporean shakuhachi teacher Chua Keng Chiu.

This meditation session is non-religious and suitable for all, including beginners.

Admission for ages 6 and above.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Recital Studio

Time: 1400 – 1450 | 1600 – 1650

Booking Requirement: Yes (Bookings open on 18 March 2022)

Further Details: Website

Introduction to the Music of the Manganiyars

Description: Join Anwar Khan and his Manganiyar musicians as they demonstrate their unique instruments and share their distinct music.

Admission for ages 6 and above.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

Time: 1500 – 1600

Booking Requirement: Yes (Bookings open on 18 March 2022)

Further Details: Website

Exchange: Kim Bora Meets Siong Leng Musical Association

Description: As part of A Tapestry of Sacred Music, join us for a series of exchanges between international and locally based traditional artists whose artforms share distant historical influences. Listen as the artists demonstrate the similarities and differences in their sounds, instruments and approaches; and gain insight on how their respective traditions diverged with time and geography.

Admission for ages 6 and above.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Recital Studio

Time: 1700 – 1800

Booking Requirement: Yes (Bookings open on 18 March 2022)

Further Details: Website

Laler Mengeng: Music of Contemplation, Sorrow and Solace

Description: Laler Mengeng (The Buzzing Fly) is considered one of the most sorrowful pieces in the repertoire. Its name evokes the shimmering iridescent green of flies merrily feasting on corpses, an image that is morbid yet charged with its own peculiar beauty. Singa Nglaras Gamelan Ensemble present this piece, alongside others, associated with death and deliverance, which inspire sorrow—yet also solace—in its listeners.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1715 – 1745 | 1815 – 1845 | 1915 – 1945

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Of Divine Love

Description: Ustad Anwar Khan Manganiyar, the celebrated doyen of folk music from the deserts of western Rajasthan, has spent a life celebrating this very idea of love in his singing. In his deep, earthy and moving voice, he invokes compositions of Bulleh Shah, the Mughal era Punjabi Sufi poet, the Sindhi Sufi saint Shah Latif, Bhakti poets such as Kabir, Mira, and Dadu Dayal as well as several other mystics.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concert Hall

Time: 2000 – 2115

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Poetry of the Persian Mystics

Description: Join acclaimed Iranian vocalist Sepideh Raissadat (voice and setar) together with Eskandar Abadi (violin), Sogol Mirzaei (tar) and Bahareh Moghtadaei (tombak) as they explore themes of faith sung in the original language of Persian poets, in two thrilling and deeply moving performances with her ensemble of traditional musicians.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 2200 – 2245

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 27 March 2022

Grow Your Own Microgreens Workshop

Description: To celebrate Earth Day, come join us for an interactive workshop where you get to grow your own microgreens and learn how to care for them. Microgreens are little seedlings of edible veggies that can add a burst of flavour to any dish.This workshop is recommended for tweens aged 10-13.

Category: Workshop

Location: Toa Payoh Public Library

Time: 1400 – 1500

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater – The Grieving Mother

Description: Red Dot Baroque and their collaborators present a historically informed performance of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Be enraptured by the sublime sounds of this 18th Century masterpiece.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concert Hall

Time: 1700 – 1745

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Shakuhachi: A Meditative Approach to Listening

Description: In this session, members of the Joyful Garden Community of Mindful Living will facilitate a simple guided meditation that will prime us for listening to sound with fresh perspectives. This will be followed by the experience of listening to the shakuhachi, performed by Singaporean shakuhachi teacher Chua Keng Chiu.

This meditation session is non-religious and suitable for all, including beginners.

Admission for ages 6 and above.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Recital Studio

Time: 1400 – 1450 | 1600 – 1650

Booking Requirement: Yes (Bookings open on 18 March 2022)

Further Details: Website

Of Divine Love

Description: Ustad Anwar Khan Manganiyar, the celebrated doyen of folk music from the deserts of western Rajasthan, has spent a life celebrating this very idea of love in his singing. In his deep, earthy and moving voice, he invokes compositions of Bulleh Shah, the Mughal era Punjabi Sufi poet, the Sindhi Sufi saint Shah Latif, Bhakti poets such as Kabir, Mira, and Dadu Dayal as well as several other mystics.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 2115 – 2200

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Poetry of the Persian Mystics

Description: Join acclaimed Iranian vocalist Sepideh Raissadat (voice and setar) together with Eskandar Abadi (violin), Sogol Mirzaei (tar) and Bahareh Moghtadaei (tombak) as they explore themes of faith sung in the original language of Persian poets, in two thrilling and deeply moving performances with her ensemble of traditional musicians.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Theatre

Time: 2000 – 2100

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

West-African Drum Workshop

Description: Experience the energy and musical magic of African drum rhythms! In this workshop for beginners, learn centuries-old playing techniques, the various rhythms played for mask dances and initiation rites, as well as those performed by farmers and medicine men. African djembe drums will be provided.

Admission for ages 6 and above.

Category: Workshop

Location: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

Time: 1230 – 1330

Booking Requirement: Yes (Booking starts on 18 March 2022)

Further Details: Website

Candomblé Rhythms Workshop

Description: Have a conversation with the artists in a short question and answer session, as they share about the historical setting, the sacred stories and the cosmology of the Candomblé religion. Learn some of the traditional drumming techniques and music associated with the sacred culture as well as their influences on other Afro-Brazilian art forms such as samba.

Admission for ages 6 and above.

Category: Workshop

Location: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

Time: 1700 – 1800

Booking Requirement: Yes (Booking starts on 18 March 2022)

Further Details: Website

Exchange: Sepideh Raissadat Meets Azrin Abdullah With Zakhrafa Takht Ensemble

Description: Join Sepideh Raissadat and her musicians they share about various Persian classical instruments like the kamamcheh and setar, in an exchange session with Singaporean instrumentalists of the Zakhrafa Takht Ensemble. Observe as the two groups of artists share their approaches to their art, the similarities and differences in the practices of Arabic and Persian music, as well as how it relates to music of the Malay peninsula.

Admission for ages 6 and above.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Recital Studio

Time: 1330 – 1430

Booking Requirement: Yes (Booking starts on 18 March 2022)

Further Details: Website

Islamic Devotional Music

Description: Specially formed for this edition of A Tapestry of Sacred Music, Zakhrafa Takht Ensemble is an Islamic devotional music collective that performs devotional poetry with the accompaniment of traditional Middle Eastern instruments. The ensemble is led by specialist Azrin Abdullah and fronted by vocalists Ustaz Syamil Masruhen and Ustaz Sofyan Yadi.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1630 – 1715 | 1745 – 1830

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Festive Isaan: Rituals of Northeast Thailand

Description: The performances by Absolutely Thai will include Soeng Boon Bangfai, a series of ritual dances that pay homage to Phaya Thaen, a spirit that has the power to cause rain. During the period from May to July, the Isaan people celebrate Boon Bangfai or the Rocket Festival, where they dance, revel and ask the gods for rain.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1930 – 2000 | 2030 – 2100

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Shrine Festivities of Japan

Description: Join local Japanese cultural organisation HIBIKIYA as they bring to you the drumming and dance performances from different shrine festivities. These include the kokiriko-bushi performed unique bamboo clappers during Shinto rituals in Toyama prefecture, as well as the kotobukijishi lion dance that is performed for longevity and auspiciousness in the Kanda district of Tokyo.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1815 – 1900 | 1930 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

Heritage Hunter Volume 2 Bingo

Description: Experience a free treasure hunt in Kampong Gelam organised by National Heritage Board. I wrote a short post on what it is all about here that you can check out.

Category: Games

Location: Kampong Gelam

Date: 12 March 2022 – 2 April 2022 (Avoid Mondays)

Time: 0900 – 2359 (Dependent on location)

Booking Requirement: Need to register an account here

Further Details: Website

ArtScience on Screen: The Modern Fables of Masaaki Yuasa

Description: Yakitori, yakuza, and mermaids collide in the wonderfully kaleidoscopic genius mind of acclaimed Japanese animator and director Masaaki Yuasa.

Mind Game (2004)

Lu Over The Wall (2017)

Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2017)

Ride Your Wave (2019)

Category: Movie Screening

Location: Art Science Museum

Date: 4 March 2022 – 18 April 2022 (Free screenings only on weekdays)

Time: 1400 – 1830 (Screen time dependant on movie)

Booking Requirement: Yes (Can try to walk in on weekdays)

Further Details: Website

ArtScience Museum x NOWNESS: Meditative Screens

Description: Come witness how community, song, language and spirituality transcend chaos through an inextricable bond of hope across 4 very specially curated short films in conjunction with NOWNESS.

First Sunday

Nabs

The Dictionary

Boys Will Be Flowers

Category: Movie Screening

Location: Art Science Museum

Date: 4 March 2022 – 18 April 2022 (Free screenings only on weekdays)

Time: 1030 – 1300 (Total screen time 19 minutes)

Booking Requirement: Yes (Can try to walk in on weekdays)

Further Details: Website

This Is What We Eat at Home

Description: Mealtimes at home are not only a time for eating. They are also about creating memories together, intertwined with knowledge passed down from one generation to the next, where elders and children invest in each other with care.

This is What We Eat at Home is a participatory photography project featuring 12 children and youths from very diverse households in Boon Lay. Through capturing meal preparations and candid sharing of their life experiences, these young persons and their family members shed light on a diversity of caregiving models, heritage and value systems that exist in a socially complex community.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Esplanade Courtyard

Date: 9 March 2022 – 31 March 2022

Guided tours are available on 11 – 13, 18 – 20 March 2022

Time: All Day (Guided tour at 1700 and 1800)

Booking Requirement: Yes

Limited capacity for guided tours. Registration for tours is available on a first-come, first-served basis onsite. Registration will open onsite 30mins before each tour session.

Further Details: Website

URA Special Exhibition on Autonomous Vehicles

Description: Led by URA volunteers, this approximately 25-minutes guided tour will provide you an introduction to Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), how they work, what Singapore is doing to facilitate their roll out, and how the proliferation of AVs may change urban planning in Singapore in the future.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore City Gallery

Date: Guided tours are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternate Saturdays from 18 January to 29 March 2022

Time: Every 20 minutes from 12:00pm to 1:40pm (6 tours per day)

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Life is Sweet: Ang Ku Kueh Girl Exhibition

Description: These illustrations were inspired by Wang Shijia’s reflections on life’s joys and struggles. But don’t mistake Ang Ku Kueh Girl for her creator! Ang Ku Kueh Girl is determined, persistent and a thankful optimist; Shijia aspires to be like her!

Many of these illustrations have been published before. They have since been updated with new details and colours. Shijia also added traditional Chinese motifs to convey her well wishes for visitors.

There are also other free exhibitions and events available at SCCC that you can check out here.

Category: Exhibition

Location: SCCC Auditorium Foyer, Level 9 and 10

Date: 7 January 2021 – 30 June 2022

Time: 0900 – 2200

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

One of Us, All of Us Exhibition

Description: Culminating from the One of Us video series, One of Us, All of Us is an exhibition that gives visitors untold insights into local Chinese dialect culture through an up close and personal showcase of over 20 people featured on the video series.

Category: Exhibition

Location: SCCC Concourse, Level 1

Date: 7 January 2021 – 31 March 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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