National Geographic Channel Dog Whisperer Free Pet Shop

The National Geographic Channel Dog Whisperer Free Pet Shop
For those looking to add to their brood of furry friends, head to East Coast Park for Singapore’s largest ever dog adoption drive. Four dog shelters — Animal Lovers League, Gentle Paws, Action for Singapore Dogs and Noah’s Ark — will gather more than 80 of the dogs they have rescued in the past and are now looking for new homes. Bring your own pets down too for a day of activities like photo-taking and obedience training talks. First time adopting a dog? Then read our article Handy tips to know before you adopt a dog.
Date and time: Feb 18 & 19, 12 – 6pm
Venue: Dalbergia Green, East Coast Park
Price: Free admission. Log on to log on to  for more.

Unique goods and free books at Public Garden Flea Market

Public Garden Flea Market
The organisers tout this as the free-spirited alternative to all the flea markets which have been popping up lately. And with a cool list of vendors including independent boutiques selling one-of-kind knick knacks and a book donation initiative for arts students, it definitely looks like it’s going to be a different flea experience. Read more about this flea market here.
Date and time: Feb 18, 1 – 8pm
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre
Price: Free admission. Log on to for more.

Conscious Connecting by Eros Coaching

Conscious Connecting
Connections are something intangible and hard to come by, so when you’ve found someone you’ve “connected” with, why not enhance your relationship with tips on intimacy and the various ways of touching with this workshop by clinical sexologist Martha Lee?
Date and time: Feb 17, 7.30 – 9.30pm
Venue: Wasabi Yoga, 54C South Bridge Road
Price: $60 per person, $50 if you sign up with a partner or friend. Log on to to register.

Social Media Digital Detox Party

Social Media Digital Detox Party
It’s the end of Singapore’s inaugural Social Media Week and this party at happening It-club Avalon will provide a respite from all things Facebook and Twitter with old-school 8-bit games, Polaroid cameras, and good ‘ol dance-inducing music.
Date and time: Feb 17, 8pm
Venue: Avalon, South Crystal Pavilion, Marina Bay Sands
Price: Free admission. Register at

Tara McPherson & The Cotton Candy Machine Show

Darkroom Army Presents: Tara McPherson & The Cotton Candy Machine Show
She’s collaborated with the likes of Swatch, has her own art boutique in Brooklyn and for die-hard analogue camera fans, Tara McPherson’s whimsical yet edgy design for Darkroom Amy (a line of refurbished Russian cameras), called “Love Blows” will the ultimate add-on to their collections. The “crown princess of poster art” will be in Singapore to launch the limited-edition camera, her third book and the Cotton Candy Machine pop-up store at analogue camera heaven Peek!.
Date and time: Feb 18 & 19; 3 – 5pm on Feb 18, 4.30 – 6.30 on Feb 19
Venue: Peek!, 36 Armenian Street
Price: Free admission. Tickets for Tara McPherson’s lecture on Feb 19 are priced at
$10 (students), $15 (early bird), $20 (at the event); log on to for more.

Saying grace

Saying Grace
This one-man show throws the covers off masculinity, tackles the topic of eating disorders and failure as the seemingly successful protagonist with wife, career and credentials battles binging and purging.
Date and time: Feb 18, 3 & 8pm
Venue: Performance Centre, Mountbatten Community Club
Price: Free admission. Call TheatreWorks at 6737 7213 or email for enquiries or reservations.

Bosch Gaggenau sale

Bosch and Gaggenau End Season Clearance Sale
Coming at a perfect time for those planning on renovating their homes, high-end home appliance brands Bosch and Gaggenau are clearing stock and slashing prices so you can outfit your new kitchen with some cool equipment.
Date and time: Feb 18, 10am – 5pm
Venue: Mintwell Building, 55 Ubi Avenue 3
Price: Free admission.

Singapore Air Show 2012

The Singapore Airshow 2012
It’s been hard to miss all the hype surrounding this two-day showcase of the best in aerospace and defence technology. To experience all the action, you’ll have to check out the solo and team acrobatic flying displays, explore all types of jets and planes at the static aircraft display and visit the exhibition hall featuring the latest in aerospace innovation.
Date and time: Feb 18 & 19, 9.30am – 5pm
Venue: Changi Exhibition Centre
Price: $8 – $20. Log on to for more.

OH 2012, Tiong Bahru event

OH! 2012
Six flat-owners and a temple opened their doors to artists to work their magic. And now you’ll get to go on what is probably the coolest kind of Open House ever, visiting these “exhibits” and learning more about the artists, owners and the history-filled Tiong Bahru area.
Date and time: Feb 18 & 19, 4 – 9pm
Venue: Tour starts at Tiong Bahru Community Centre
Price: $15, ticket sales start at 3.30pm. Log on to for more.

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