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What’s On This Weekend In Singapore: 17 – 19 September 2021

Get a load of this weekend's activities!

1. Museum Roundtable’s 25th Anniversary

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Established by the National Heritage Board in 1996, the Museum Roundtable promotes a museum-going culture amongst locals and positions museums as unique cultural destinations. 25 years on, it has grown to include more than 60 public and private museums and heritage galleries, spanning diverse categories of focus and interest. 

In celebration of this milestone, a series of Mystery Museum Tours will roll out where you can explore public and private museums you may not have known or visited before, or to see these spaces in a different light. Featuring three themes – Fashion Confessions, Mythical Creatures and Hidden Secrets – each session brings you to one to two museums that will only be revealed to you on the day of your visit. 

Museum Roundtable’s 25th Anniversary 
Address: See website
Date and time: Now till 26 September 2021; See website
Admission: From $10 per person

2. Kumar Unmasked

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Think you could use a good laugh right now to destress from the pandemic fatigue? Get your tickets to the legendary comedian Kumar’s show – Kumar Unmasked. Expect to leave in stitches as you laugh out loud to Kumar’s slapstick and witty humour, hilarious antics and quirky punchlines as he talks and jokes about our “new normal”. That’s everything from having to wear masks and social distancing to other absurd things that have happened amidst the pandemic. 

Kumar Unmasked 
Address: 4 Bayfront Ave, B1, Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, 018973
Date and time: Now till 19 September 2021; 8 p.m. (Fri.); 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Sat. to Sun.)
Admission: $78 to $108

3. IGNITE! Music Festival

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IGNITE! Music Festival’s all about showcasing good music by top local bands in a fun and light-hearted setting. Returning for its 14th time this September, this Republic Polytechnic (RP) student-driven music festival will have some of the best homegrown acts, such as Lewloh, Charlene Su and Forests, take the stage from 7 to 10 p.m., on 17 and 18 September.

Unlike previous years where the festival took place on RP’s campus, this year’s event will be held online via its YouTube channel – so look out for giveaways exclusive to the live-streamed show while you jam out to tunes from the local music scene.

Its famous Festival Village, which is replaced with a Virtual Village this year due to Covid and runs from 8 to 18 September, will spotlight key Voluntary Welfare Organisations like Cat Welfare Society and The Art Faculty. It’ll also include workshops and interviews, so keep your eyes peeled. 

IGNITE! Music Festival 2021
Address: Online only
Date and time: 8 to 18 September 2021; See website
Admission: Free

4. Mid-Autumn Festival @ Gardens By The Bay

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Gardens by the Bay celebrates this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival with the theme “Blessings”, hoping to bring tidings of good health and better days ahead to visitors through its lantern displays. Highlights include a Sky Lanterns set – where sky lanterns “float” up a Supertree in the outdoor gardens against a scenic mountainous backdrop with animals and plants – and a Rabbits Forrest set featuring adorable rabbit lanterns spreading festive cheer in the Flower Dome.

Two community lantern displays – Colonnade of Lights and Origami Crane Trees – will be on display, too, where you can admire the works of 33 community groups who handpainted 1,000 round paper lanterns and folded 2,000 origami cranes penned with words of blessings. On weekends, you can look forward to cultural performances on-site, which will be live-streamed on Gardens by the Bay’s Facebook. 

Mid-Autumn Festival 2021
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr., Gardens by the Bay, 018953
Date and time: 15 September to 3 October 2021; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Flower Dome) / 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Outdoor Gardens)
Admission: $8 to $20 per pax (Flower Dome) / Free (Outdoor Gardens)

5. Voyage to the Vulva-verse Art Show

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Like fingerprints, no two vulvas are ever the same. Each one is different and uniquely you. Experience the ethereal beauty of such diversity and individuality through one-of-a-kind artworks produced by oil painting, embroidery, digital illustration, 3D animation, laser cutting and visual/soundscape.

As you voyage into the vulva-verse, take this time to delve into what your vulva means to you. Rediscover this intimate space within yourself by examining your inner truths and perceptions. Normalise and indulge in uncensored conversations around the vulva, so that you can give it the care and attention it deserves.

Step into the heart of the vulva-verse, and join us on this journey of rediscovery. It’s one small step for vulva care, and one giant leap for womankind.

Voyage to the Vulva-verse Art Show
Address: Hatch Art Project, 7 Yong Siak St., 168644
Date and time: Now till 22 September 2021, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Daily)
Admission: Pre-registration is required. Book your tickets here.

6. Moonlight Yoga

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This weekend, spend a romantic yoga night bathed with divine lights courtesy of the Ministry of Yoga. This 120-minute night includes a calming and relaxing yoga session with a series of moon salutation, yin yoga and yoga nidra.

Moonlight Yoga
Address: 34 South Bridge Rd., #02-01, 058668

Date and time: 17, 18, 19 and 21 September 2021, 8 to 10 p.m.
Admission: $58 per pax / $98 for 2 pax. Each participant will receive 2 mooncakes each.

7. STORY CIRCLE: Impact Storytelling – Giving Voice to Mental Health

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Are you passionate about bringing the discussion of mental health to another level? Or do you need some inspiration for an upcoming project on it? Then this virtual event is just for you. Join Mak CK (Singapore), Petra Surentu (Indonesia) and Gautam Pemmaraju (India), as they share their experience and process of creating impactful stories for a digital audience – with a focus on the mental health field.

Find out how Our Better World, a digital storytelling platform initiative of Singapore International Foundation, strives to make our communities more inclusive for those affected by mental health through impact storytelling.

STORY CIRCLE: Impact Storytelling – Giving Voice to Mental Health
Address: Online
Date and time: 17 September 2021, 11:30 a.m.
Admission: Free

8. Muay Thai By The Beach

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For 90 minutes, enjoy a free Muay Thai session this weekend with Fitstop! Fitstop is Singapore’s first outdoor mobile gym that brings Muay Thai and fitness workouts to you, wherever you are. With the guidance of Muay Thai enthusiast formally trained in Thailand, and proper training equipment, you will experience a series of fitness workout and learn authentic Muay Thai techniques at the same time.

Muay Thai By The Beach
Address: Southside, 80 Siloso Rd., 098969
Date and time: 18 September 2021, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

9. Art Painting By The Beach

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Taking place against the picturesque background of Sentosa Cove, this workshop introduces the techniques of designing geometric landscapes inspired by the seaside. You will be taught how to translate your own sketches into geometric designs and learn how to use acrylic paint to create your own hand-painted tote bag.

Art Painting By The Beach
Address: Sentosa Cove (Function Room at Level 3, Sentosa Cove Village Car Park)
Date and time: 19 September 2021, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $15 per pax

By Willaine G. Tan, with text adapted from Jayme Chong + respective event press releases.

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