Weekend Picks: 8 – 9 Oct

Octoburst 2016 Secret Life of Suitcases

It’s activities galore, with a slew of festivals and events taking place this weekend in celebration of all kinds of wonderful stuff – kids, family, music, dance, Halloween, and more! So get ready for a buzzing weekend that will leave you spoilt for choice on what to do.


1. Wicked – The Musical

Till 20 Nov

MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands

Experience this Broadway and West End smash hit that’s already wowed over 50 million people. A re-imagining of the Wizard of Oz tale, this musical’s technical wizardry, enchanting story and show-stopper tunes will captivate young and old alike. Learn more.



2. Families for Life Children’s Day Edition Picnic

8 Oct, 5 pm to 9:30 pm

The Lawn @ Marina Bay

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Performances, Hands-On Trials and Japanese Cultural Activities: Why the Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition in Singapore (20 to 25 Oct) Is More Than Your Usual Art Exhibition

Celebrate Children’s Day as a family at this special edition picnic. Decorate a kite together, play games, let the little ones cut loose at the bouncy castle, and chill out to music and a movie under the stars – there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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3. Spooky Seas

Till 31 Oct, 10 am to 7 pm

S.E.A. Aquarium

The aquarium’s month-long Halloween celebrations sees it transformed into a pirates’ lair. Go on a trick-or-treat trail littered with challenges, listen to enchanting tales of the ocean, be treated to an underwater show featuring the Skeleton Wanderers and more. Find out more. 

SEA Aquarium Spooky Seas


4. Octoburst! 2016 – A Children’s Festival

7 to 9 Oct


This annual festival is back, with a loads of theatre treats, hands-on workshops and fabulous free activities that are sure to delight. From plays and puppet shows to song and dance numbers performed by primary schoolers, there won’t be a dull moment. More info. 

Octoburst 2016 Secret Life of Suitcases


5. The Big Draw 2016

9 Oct, 11 am to 6 pm

Playeum, Children’s Centre for Creativity

Part of the world’s biggest drawing festival with events taking place worldwide, this free annual event is designed for kids from 1 to 12. Activities this year include an Amazing Shapes trail, an interactive and collaborative installation, puppetry and a stop-motion workshop. Details.

Playeum The Big Draw


6. Got to Move 2016

7 to 23 Oct

Various locations

This nationwide campaign to celebrate our local dance scene and get people moving is back for its second edition. Jitterbugs will be stoked at the near-150 free performances, workshops, classes, games and other dance-related activities taking place all across the island. Find out more.  

Got to Move


7. Beautiful Sunday: Dreams of Disney

9 Oct, 3 pm to 4 pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

To celebrate Children’s Day, the Mus’Art Youth Wind Orchestra has lined up an afternoon of familiar and well-loved Disney theme songs, from the earliest Mickey Mouse cartoons to The Lion King and Tangled. Learn more. 

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