Weekend Picks: 29 – 30 Oct

Dwayne Tan playing Ma Liang in The Magic Paintbrush in 2005
Dwayne Tan playing Ma Liang in The Magic Paintbrush in 2005

Break out your fancy costumes, fairy wings, fake fangs and loot bags as we enter the Halloween weekend! There’s lots of family-friendly fun to be had at the many themed events taking place, and great opportunities for learning too!


1. Charlotte’s Web

28 Oct to 11 Dec

KC Arts Centre

The classic and poignant tale of the friendship between Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider comes to life on stage, in this retelling that will capture your imagination and your heart. A timeless story the whole family can enjoy. Learn more.

SRT Charlotte's Web


2. Safari Boo 2016

28, 29 & 30 Oct, 6 pm to 10 pm

River Safari

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This Halloween event for kids is a fun, non-scary experience that lets little ones learn more about weird and wonderful creatures in the natural world. There are also trick-or-treats, a live animal presentation, and even a mermaid performance to look forward to. Details. 

Safari Boo 2016


3. Cold Storage Halloween Spooktacular Carnival

29 Oct, 9 am to 3 pm

Guthrie House

Make a little slice of local history by signing up for Cold Storage’s record-breaking feat of having the most number of pumpkins painted! There’s also a Best Dressed contest for the spookiest costumes, face painting, lolli spiders and balloon sculpting. More info. 

Cold Storage Halloween Spooktacular Carnival


4. River Nights Festival 2016

Till 29 Oct, 7 pm to 11 pm

Asian Civilisations Museum

The third edition of this popular festival celebrates the changing identity of the Singapore River, via a series of music and dance performances centred on the the “Phantasmagoria”. Be sure to catch Yugen: The Hidden Beauty of Japan, a unique experience that fuses age-old Japanese theatre with 3D visuals. Find out more.

River Nights Festival 2016 Japanese Noh theatre


5. The Magic Paintbrush

27 Oct to 12 Nov

Drama Centre

I Theatre rounds off its season with a bang, reworking a classic Chinese tale they first performed back in 2000. With wonderful music, memorable characters and a witty script, this is a performance that will entrance young and old. Learn more. 

Dwayne Tan playing Ma Liang in The Magic Paintbrush in 2005
Dwayne Tan playing Ma Liang in The Magic Paintbrush in 2005


6. The Not So Creepy Halloween

29 to 31 Oct, 10 am to 6 pm

Science Centre Singapore

Always wanted to be the undercover agent who saves the day? Then head down to the Science Centre to take part in its Halloween adventure trail and go on a secret mission to discover the science behind the villains’ evil plot. Places are limited, so hurry and book your tickets. More info.

Science Centre The Not So Creepy Halloween


7. ACM After Dark: Horror Mash-Up

29 Oct, 7 pm to 11 pm

Asian Civilisations Museum

The museum’s popular Halloween event mixes Asian supernatural beliefs with Western horror in this installment. There are performances and activities inspired by the exhibits, spooky stories, a dress-up and photo booth and more. Details.

Generic spider insect craft


8. Istana Nature Guided Walk (Deepavali Open House)

29 Oct, 10 am to 4 pm

The Istana

Take the chance to tour parts of the Istana grounds and learn about its flora and fauna during this Deepavali Open House. Registration and tickets available on the day itself at the Istana. Learn more. 





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