Weekend Picks: 19 – 20 May

You know the holidays are coming soon when the fun stuff start piling up! This weekend, there’s something for everyone, whether you like music, arts, science or nature.

 

1. Little Day Outing to Hua Language Centre: Urban Treasure Hunt

20 May, 2 pm to 4 pm

Hua Language Centre Parkway Parade

Try out this treasure hunt with a difference to enjoy fun times as a family while brushing up on Mandarin! Solve the clues, look for animals referred to in Chinese idioms, and you could be crowned champion. Get your tickets here.

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Hua Urban Treasure Hut

 

2. Flora & Ulysses

Till 25 May

Gateway Theatre

Based on the Newbery Medal-winning book, this tells the endearing story of 10-year-old Flora and Ulysses, the squirrel she rescued from a vacuum cleaner, as they embark on a wondrous journey. Learn more.

 

3. Super Mommy

18 May to 22 June

Resorts World Theatre

Dealing with a range of social issues facing families today, this musical tells the touching story of Indonesian helper Eny as she goes from stranger to integral part of the household. More info.

 

4. World Music at the Garden

19 May, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Singapore Botanic Gardens

To celebrate Israel’s 70th Independence Day, the country’s embassy has brought in world music artist Amir Gwirtzman. Get ready to be wowed as he performs multi-cultural arrangements using a whopping 20 reed and woodwind instruments. Details.

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5. Biodiversity Week for Community

18 May to 3 June

Various locations

Celebrate the International Day of Biological Diversity with NParks’ programmes designed foster greater understanding of nature. Activities this weekend include community butterfly watches, open house at the Bukit Panjang Butterfly Garden and guided walks. Details.

 

6. The Poetry In Life – Schumann, Ades, Brahms

19 May, 10 am & 12 pm

Esplanade Recital Studio

These two interactive concerts are specially designed to help young ones better appreciate classical music through fun learning about the composers and their works. Find out more.

 

7. Kindness Carnival

19 May, 10 am to 9 pm

OCBC Square

Mark Kindness Day with this feel-good festival packed with fun games, yummy treats and more. So head over, have a ball and pledge to do your part in making this a better society. Learn more.

 

8. Gardeners’ Day Out

19 May, 9 am to 11:30 am

HortPark

This edition of HortPark’s signature event features a nature walk for little ones, craftwork using dried plant materials, a tour of the gardens and more. Details.

 

 

Mini Bandstand at HortPark

 

9. Brittany Day!

20 May, 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Singapore Botanic Gardens

This cultural concert see Breton and Singaporean artists perform together to take audiences on a music journey through beautiful Brittany in France. More info.

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