A weekend dose of culture

Desiree Pakiam
Going Out – By Day

Soak up some music, photography, a new book, a film screening and even a cosplay parade for a fun and enriching weekend

The Adventures of Tintin
Watch an outdoor screening of the Steven Spielberg's 2011 animated feature film is based on the comic series by Belgian artist Herge. 30 Jun. 10pm. Ion Orchard.

,Meet author Chade-Meng Tan
Early Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan will share his experiences of writing his book 'Search Inside Yourself'. It contains tips on calming one's mind and returning it to the natural state of happiness. Illustrator for the book, Colin Goh, will also make an appearance. 30 Jun. 2pm. Kinokuniya in Ngee Ann City.

Light From Within photo exhibit
Local photographer Melisa Teo will showcase a collection of 25 images that were taken over a four-year photographic pilgrimage covering various religions. This exhibition also coincides with the launch of her hardcover book, which is available in English and French. 30 Jun. 11am-7pm. The Cathay Gallery.

Launch of the Shine Festival 2012
Be a part of the social movement wave at the Festival opening and watch an exciting cosplay parade. You can also watch performances from a dance crew and local bands. 30 Jun. From 5:15pm. Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza.

Rhythm with Nature featuring Corrinne May in Concert
Local artiste Corrine May will perform on the second night of a series of events held as part of the official opening of the Gardens by the Bay. She will perform signature hits such as "Fly Away", "Save Me", "Everything in Its Time", as well as new hit "Beautiful Life" from her latest album, "Crooked Lines". 30 Jun. 7:30pm. The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay. Tickets are $38 each.