Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World
Public voting is now open for the top ten finalists of this global initiative launched by United Nations Women Singapore and MasterCard to determine best idea to help disadvantaged women in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa—the grand prize? US$25,000 to launch their winning idea. Voting ends Aug 19 on www.5MinutestoChangetheWorld.org.
The Terracotta Warriors Weekend Festival
Only for this weekend, the Asian Civilisations Museum is opening up its Terracotta exhibition to the public for free. Check out some spectacular Chinese dance, be awed by tricks from a Chinese magician and take snapshots with the First Emperor and his concubines. Kids can indulge in Chinese finger painting and make their own “dragonfly Chinese knots.” Aug 13 to 14, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
4th Singapore Indie Doc Fest
Singapore’s first ever international documentary film festival returns for the fourth time, featuring compelling works, portraying real people, exciting personas and reflecting the trials and tribulations of our time. Aug 18-21, The Substation Theatre. To book, contact Mish’aal +65 6337 7800 / email@example.com.
Singapore’s largest alternative music event is back for the tenth year running with the theme “to rock without reservations,” as it showcases the country’s latest up-and-coming indie, rock, punk and electronic bands. Aug 19-21, Esplanade—Theatres On The Bay. Free admission. For lineup and timings, log on to www.baybeats.com.
SINGAPOP! – 50 years of Pop Music in Singapore
Catch the largest gathering of past and present home-grown pop music talents performing live in this multimedia tribute to 50 years of pop music development in Singapore. The line-up includes Sakura Teng, Ling Xiao, Rahimah Rahim, Tokyo Square, Kit Chan, Dick Lee, Taufik Batisah, Ah-Do, Olivia Ong, Douglas Oliverio and John Molina. Aug 20, 8 p.m., The Promontory@Marina Bay. Free admission.
Singaporeans and PRs enjoy free access to seven of the National Heritage Board’s museums, namely Asian Civilisations Museum, Memories at Old Ford Factory, National Museum of Singapore, Peranakan Museum, Reflections at Bukit Chandu, Singapore Art Museum and Singapore Philatelic Museum. Remember to bring your NRIC identity cards! Through Aug 31.
Canon PhotoMarathon Asia 2011
In this full-day photography competition, participants have a few hours to run around the island and capture their best interpretation of the assigned themes. There are two categories—Student and Open. Winners stand a chance to participate in an all-expenses-paid photo clinic to Tasmania. Log on to www.canon-asia.com/photomarathon for more information and to register. Sep 10, 9 a.m., Suntec City Convention Hall 401. S$10 (S$15 for walk-in registration).