Five things to do this weekend (Jun 30-Jul 2)

Visit free exhibitions, watch live performances or check out pop-ups this weekend!

Kelly Chin

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Published: 30 June 2023, 2:59 PM

From exciting live performances, to relaxing workshops and thrilling encounters, enjoy this weekend’s line-up of activities!

Here are five things to do this weekend (Jun 30 – Jul 2):

1. Feel the beat at NPark’s Rockestra concert

Members of the public can enjoy a night of music at the National Parks Board’s (NParks) Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra! on Jul 1 at Fort Canning Park from 6.30pm to 10pm.

Themed Dance Dance Retro, visitors can look forward to old school hits performed live by local bands such as Enigma, Jive Talkin’ and SuperSonic

Aside from the live performances, visitors can grab bites on hot dogs, burgers and smoothies that will be sold during the concert. Classic arcade games will also be available for visitors to play.


The concert will be hosted by local emcee and event producer Justin Misson, who is known for his role in local comedy film franchise, Ah Boys to Men. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/NPARKS


Admission to the Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra! is free and open to the public. Those looking to bring along their pets may do so as the event is pet friendly.

2. Check out a free exhibition on climate change

A new exhibition exploring climate change and Singapore’s coastal resilience is now open to visitors at Botanic Gardens’s CDL Green Gallery from now until March 2024.

Titled Melting Ice, Sinking Cities: An Urgency to Change the Present and Save Humanity, it is organised by City Developers Limited (CDL), the National Parks Board (NParks) and Ocean Geographic (OG).

Visitors can expect to see illustrations and educational displays in its five different zones – A Global Climate Emergency: Spotlighting the Antarctic, An Urgent Call for Collective Action: A Blue and Green Planet, Local Action: Marine Conservation in Singapore, CDL’s Climate Action: Advancing A Low-Carbon and Resilient Built Environment and The Remains of the Antarctic 2023: Splendour and Hope.


The exhibition is aimed at raising awareness for ocean-focused climate solutions. PHOTO CREDIT: CITY DEVELOPERS LIMITED, NPARKS, OCEAN GEOGRAPHIC


Admission to the exhibition is free. The exhibition can also be viewed virtually via the CDL Sustainability website.

3. Participate in hands-on workshops and panel discussions at NLB’s Read! Fest

Those interested can take part in this week’s line up of workshops and panel discussions that will be available during NLB’s Read! Fest. 

Workshops include a Malay dance workshop led by assistant curator of the Malay Performing Arts Collective, Lyn Hanis Rezuan.


Lyn Hanis Rezuan is an experienced performing arts practitioner in contemporary and Nusantara dance forms. PHOTO CREDIT: READ! FEST


There are also discussion highlights such as the use of comics in Singapore’s society, using conflict to strengthen fictional characters and using arts as a tool for social change.

Slots for certain activities have been fully redeemed. The venues for each activity ranges, with some held online while others are physical. 

The full programme lineup can be found via the National Library Board’s website.

4. Experience the thrill at Stranger Things pop-up

Fans of the Netflix Stranger Things can look forward to merchandise and photo ops at the first week of the Stranger Things – The Encounter: Singapore pop-up from Jun 30 to Oct 1.

The event is organised by Singapore-based toys and art collectibles studio, Mighty Jaxx, in collaboration with Netflix, and will span two floors at Bugis+.

A complimentary Stranger Things Visitor Center on Level 2 is available to all mall visitors.

On the seventh floor, visitors can explore The Encounter, a ticketed area featuring iconic locations from the hit TV series, including The Lab, Joyce’s House, The Upside Down, and even the notorious Creel House.


Participants can also enjoy Scoops Ahoy ice cream and Surfer Boy Pizza. PHOTO CREDIT: THE MIGHTY JAXX GROUP AND NETFLIX


XPass tickets for the event will start at $39 per person on weekdays, or $109 for a Priority Pass including an exclusive merchandise bundle. Interested participants are encouraged to book their tickets online.

Stranger Things – The Encounter: Singapore will run from 2pm to 10pm on weekdays and 10am to 10pm on Fridays and weekends.

5. Catch the first week of exclusive anniversary discounts and limited time merchandise at BreadTalk outlets

Customers can partake and enjoy exclusive activities, promotions, new confectionaries and limited merchandise at BreadTalk outlets islandwide for its 23rd anniversary from Jul 1 to 31.

Throughout July, customers can enjoy promotions such as a 1-for-1 for the Palmier French Pastry ($8), Earl Grey Palmier French Pastry ($10.80) and White Chocolate Sandwich Cookie ($10.80).

Instagram users are also invited to take a photo with the Song Song Mascot that can be found at 13 selected outlets to stand a chance to win $50 cash vouchers by posting the picture on Instagram with #Celebrating23 and tagging @breadtalksg.

In collaboration with Funclaw, BreadTalk customers can also stand a chance to win $100 BreadTalk vouchers and 188 Funclaw tokens when they participate in the social media contest and giveaway in July.


The mini Song Song plushie features an iconic ‘floss’ hairstyle. PHOTO CREDIT: BREADTALK


The plushie is also available for sale at all BreadTalk outlets in limited quantities.

More information on the promotions can be found on BreadTalk’s Instagram and Facebook.

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