weekly free stuff 31jan 6feb 2022

Weekly Free Stuff To Do In Singapore – 31 JAN – 6 FEB

I will be highlighting some weekly events and activities to do in Singapore 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!

Here is a list of free stuff to do in Singapore for the week of 31 January 2022 to 6 February 2022.

Monday – 31 January 2022

Naina V

Description: Naina V will perform original songs and covers in the style she enjoys best: acoustic. Supported by guitarist Isuru, she will sing her two singles Play Pause and house of cards, live for the first time, along with unreleased songs never heard before. She will also cover artists that have inspired her through the years, like Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Coldplay and more.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1800 – 1830 | 1900 – 1930

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 1 February 2022

Samvadana: Musical Conversations

Description: This performance is an ode to the two major Indian classical music genres—carnatic and hindustani. Expanding on the idea that as that jugalbandhi typically engages with common themes, this musical conversation seeks to explore allied ragas as well as to juxtapose the emotive nuances of specific ragas and manodharma or improvisation elements in the two genres.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Stargaze

Description: Stargaze by Djoko Mangkrengg Performing Arts showcases how music and tradition supports and compliments each other in these troubled times. Delve into a unique mix of modern and traditional Indonesian instruments and let your emotions be captivated by tunes, ranging from traditional pieces to love ballads and to contemporary/pop sound.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2045 – 2115

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 2 February 2022

Stargaze

Description: Stargaze by Djoko Mangkrengg Performing Arts showcases how music and tradition supports and compliments each other in these troubled times. Delve into a unique mix of modern and traditional Indonesian instruments and let your emotions be captivated by tunes, ranging from traditional pieces to love ballads and to contemporary/pop sound.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2045 – 2115

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Swar Yuva

Description: Swarhythm Yuva Ensemble is a five-piece band comprising young musicians—Shivdarshan on piano, Shreeranjani on violin and vocals, Kartik on flute and saxophone, Aliraza on tabla and mixed percussions, and Tharun on mridangam. Mentored by tabla artist and Young Artist Award recipient, Nawaz Mirajkar, this youthful and energetic ensemble will perform Mirajkar’s compositions which are a blend of hindustani and western music styles.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Thursday – 3 February 2022

Songs for the Soul

Description: Songs for the Soul is a captivating four-piece ensemble performance, comprising of lively Indian classical tunes. The young, talented budding artists from Rhythms, will proudly showcase four classical pieces accompanied by the violin mridangam and tabla.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Friday – 4 February 2022

Opera Weekend: Heroes, Lovers, Villains and Sidekicks

Description: Join tenors Jonathan Charles Tay and Leslie Tay, along with pianist Pauline Lee and narrator Shridar Mani as they explore the gamut of the tenor repertoire from Monteverdi to Britten.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1940

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

CNY Celebrations with The CO Peeps!

Description: With arrangements by talented young local composers, Wang Chenwei and Sherman Lee, The CO Peeps is sure to bring zest to recognisable classics this festive season.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2045 – 2115

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Kira Peace Concert

Description: Showcasing Kira Peace’s latest singles and her band Mad Honey.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Annexe Studio

Time: 1930 – 2030

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Digital Cutting Machine Starter Session @Woodlands Regional Library| MakeIT

Description: Join us for a fun and hands-on session at MakeIT with our ScanNCut digital cutting machines*. The ScanNCut is a crafter’s dream. It allows you to cut intricate patterns and shapes from materials such as paper, foam, and vinyl for your own custom projects..

Category: Arts & Craft

Location: Woodlands Regional Library (MakeIT, Level 3)

Time: 1600 – 1900

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 5 February 2022

Kira Peace Concert

Description: Showcasing Kira Peace’s latest singles and her band Mad Honey.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Annexe Studio

Time: 1930 – 2030

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Opera Weekend: Opera Arias for Voice and Wind Ensemble

Description: The students of the Vocal and Woodwind Studies of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), School of Music come together to perform a selection of beautiful and familiar opera arias.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Carnatic Tales

Description: Join Carnatic vocalists Sudarshan, Nishanth and Sai Vigneshwar with the support of V Anand on the violin and Sai Akileshwar on the mridangam as they present stories through song.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

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, Singapore

Time: 1630 – 1800

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 6 February 2022

MAD! – Mad About Dance!

Description: Join the PAssionARTS AudioImage Wind Ensemble as they make their return to the Esplanade with MAD! – Mad About Dance!, presenting a programme of foot-tapping dance hits! With a plethora of musical genres and styles, there is bound to be something for everybody: from the great classics such as Fantasia on the Dargason by Gustav Holst to Slavonic Dance No. 8 by Antonin Dvorak as well as Argentinian tango master Astor Piazzola’s Oblivion. Furthermore, expect other dance and dance-inspired music from the Middle East, Malaysia and Japan, among others.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concert Hall

Time: 1400 – 1500

Booking Requirement: Yes (25/1/2022 for Priority Pre-registration for Esplanade&Me members | 26/1/2022 for Public)

Further Details: Website

Opera Weekend: Of Divas, Ladies and Handmaids

Description: Join sopranos Joyce Lee Tung and Renata Hann Sungwon, along with pianist Pauline Lee and narrator Shridar Mani as they map the evolution of the soprano from the renaissance to the present.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1940

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Happy Lunisolar Beats

Description: With an emphasis in Chinese culture, music and education, ZingO instils a sense of discipline, innovation and leadership in its drummers. In doing so, ZingO has developed a character of its own — modern yet traditional, as many have described.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2045 – 2115

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

ART ENCOUNTERS BY ART OUTREACH: Perpetual Motion by Gerald Leow

Description: Art Encounters, is a travelling artist’s studio and gallery housed in repurposed shipping containers. As part of Singapore Art Week 2022, it travels to the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza from 8 Jan to 6 Feb 2022 with Perpetual Motion by Gerald Leow.

Younger visitors can find an activity station at the Welcome Gallery, where they can create their own pinwheels that move in the wind like Leow’s work!

Category: Art

Location: Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza (near the Rain Oculus)

Date: 8 January 2022 to 6 February 2022

Time: 1000 – 2200 (Artist present on Saturdays and Sundays, 4pm to 7pm)

Booking Requirement: Yes 

Further Details: Website

Light To Night Festival 2022

Description: A marquee event of Singapore Art Week, Light to Night Festival returns in 2022. The 6th edition of the festival features a host of innovative digital and on-site art experiences that are sure to excite and delight more audiences than ever before. Taking place over three weeks with an expanded line-up of programmes and artistic interventions, Light to Night 2022 will focus on the pursuit of new perspectives and states of mind. Audiences are invited to uncover new ways of seeing, thinking and being as they engage with fresh perspectives about the world we live in.

Enjoy free entry to the Gallery and extended opening hours till 10pm on Light to Night Festival weekends (14-16, 21-23 and 28-30 Jan)!       

Category: Festival

Location: City Hall Area

Date: 14 January 2022 – 3 February 2022

Time: Generally 1000 – 2200 (check website for more information)

Booking Requirement: Depends

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

ArtScience on Screen: Beyond Earth

Description: Catch films about stories inspired by the vastness and unexplored corners of space, featuring a mix of animated classics, festival picks and artist works from this November to next February.

Category: Film

Location: ArtScience Museum

Date: 25 November 2021 – 27 February 2022

Time: 1030 – 1700

Booking Requirement: Yes (Mix of free and paid admission with online pre-booking)

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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