Weekend Picks: 20 – 21 May

Tiger Who Came to Tea

With the mid-year school holidays approaching, things are heating up on the events-outings-parties front. With so much to see and do, there’s not a moment to waste!


1. Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2017

17 to 21 May

Various locations

Enjoy interactive storytelling sessions, theatre and dance performances and more at this annual festival which promotes children’s books and content. There’s also a book fair taking place at the National Library Building. Learn more.

Asian Festival of Children's Content Book Fair


2. Coraline

Till 21 May

Ulu Pandan Community Club Theatrette

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See acclaimed fantasy author Neil Gaiman’s award-winning story come to life in this enthralling production. Follow Coraline Jones on her adventure to save all whom she loves from the Other World. Find out more.



3. Hari Raya Light-Up 2017

20 May, 7:30 pm to 9:30  pm

Field in front of Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub

Don’t miss this official ceremony that kicks off a month of Hari Raya festivities taking place around Geyland Serai. Enjoy cultural activities and performances, and savour the wide range of yummy treats on offer. More info.

Hari Raya Light Up 2016


4. Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth

Till 27 Aug, 10 am to 7 pm

SAM at 8Q

This edition of the Singapore Art Museum’s yearly family-focused exhibition is themed around our ever-changing environment. Let your imagination run wild with fantastical landscapes and interactive installations. Read more in our writeup.


5. The Tiger Who Came to Tea

19 to 21 May

SOTA Drama Theatre

This classic children’s tale of the tea-guzzling tiger returns to Asia in a stage adaptation that packs in songs, laughs and lots of magic. Learn more.

Tiger Who Came to Tea


6. Blue Beauties

19 May to 30 June

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Enter a romantic, dreamy landscape inspired by classic French gardens in this floral exhibition that celebrates blue blooms of every kind. More info. 

Gardens by the Bay Blue Beauties


7. Dino Robot Factory

20 May to 27 Aug, 10 am to 6 pm

Science Centre Singapore

Intended for kids from ages three to 12, this special programme enables them to learn about basic design, automation and mechanics through the process of creating a robot dinosaur. Find out more. 

Science Centre Dino Robot Factory


8. 6th French Animation Film Festival

19 to 21 May

Alliance Francaise Theatre

Enjoy quality French animation, including Ma Vie de Courgette (My Life As A Zucchini), which was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2017 Academy Awards. Details.

6th French Animation Film Festival


9. Making It Home

16 May to 29 Oct, 10 am to 6 pm

Playeum, Children’s Centre for Creativity

Designed for children aged one to 12, this interactive exhibition celebrates the home and provides them with purpose-deisgned “rooms” of a house in which they can experiment with colours, materials and ideas. Find out more. 

Playeum Making It Home exhibition


10. Blockbusters Live!

21 May, 5 pm to 7 pm

Concert Hall, Esplanade

Relive the magic of the movies at this concert by the West Winds orchestra, featuring familiar and well-loved tunes such as Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and Beauty and the Beast. Details.



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