Weekend Picks: 5 – 6 Aug


It’s the weekend just before National Day and there’s no shortage of fun events where you can celebrate the occasion! Find out where are the hot places to go here in our weekly round-up.


1. The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

Till 6 Aug

Drama Centre Black Box

Escape into a fantasy world of crickets, foxes and cats in this beloved tale of a puppet who wants to become a real boy. Performed by the popular children’s theatre company, Lyngo Theatre, this will captivate you with its engaging acting and ingenious props. Learn more.

ACT3 Pinocchio


2. Saturdays@ACM: Where I Belong

5 Aug, 1 pm to 11 pm

Asian Civilisations Museum

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It’s a special, upsized edition of the museum’s monthly family programme! Make your own rojak, catch song and dance performances and embark on a special moonlit tour! Details.



3. Families for Life ‘Celebrating NS50’ Picnic

5 Aug, 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Singapore Discovery Centre

Discover more about the beginnings and evolution of national service, and enjoy a range of NS50-themed activities and games such as bouncy castles, camouflage face painting, dressing up in kids-sized uniforms and more.

Families for Life Picnic NS50 Edition


4. The Wee Question Mark and the Nameless – A Family Musical

3 to 13 Aug

Practice Space

Following last year’s staging of The Wee Question Mark and the Adventurer, this second installment is another fun family musical that tells a reinterpreted fable, one that comes whimsical storytelling and catchy songs. Find out more.

The Wee Question Mark M1 Chinese Theatre Festival


5. PlayLAH! Let’s Celebrate National Day 2017

4 to 6 Aug, 12 pm to 9 pm

Singapore Expo

This National Day-themed edition of PlayLAH! also marks the first time the playfest is introducing numerous fringe activities and new themed villages. There are rides, carnival-style play structures, learning zones, craft workshops and other fun stuff to look forward to. More info.



6. Civic District Outdoor Festival: When Time Stood Still

4 to 5 & 11 to 12 Aug, 5 pm to 12 am

Civic District, the Padang and surrounding areas

The Civic District gets transformed into a fiesta of art, light and sound with multimedia displays, art installations, performances, markets and food streets. More info.

Civic District Outdoor Fest


7. Piece of Peace World Tour Singapore 2017

Till 4 Sept

Fort Canning Arts Centre

Take a micro trip around the world in this exhibition of 43 World Heritage Site models that were constructed from half a million pieces of LEGO bricks. You can even see some ‘Amazing Singapore’ constructs on display. Learn more.

Singapore Botanic Gardens at Piece of Peace World Heritage Exhibit Built With LEGO Bricks


8. Sundown Festival 2017

5 Aug, 4 pm till late

City Beach Resort

Catch local artists Derrick Ho, Jack & Rai, Ling Kai and more at this celebration of Asian music and its diversity. There will also be a ball pit and food street on site. Details.

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9. City of Dreams

6 Aug, 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Botanic Gardens

It’s all feel-good nostalgia at this combined concert by bands from four local secondary schools and junior colleges, featuring a repertoire of uniquely Singapore tunes and classics.

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10. Orchid Extravaganza

Till 20 Aug, 9 am to 9 pm

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Commemorate National Day with a visit to this floral spectacle , which tells the story of Singapore through the analogy of a butterfly’s life cycle. More info.

Orchid Extravaganza




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