Get set for a weekend of science, arts and culture (both pop and traditional)! Take your pick from themed exhibitions, immerse in Chinese or Peranakan arts, or kick off yuletide celebrations with an enchanting walk through the gardens.
1. SWF For Families (SWF³) 2016
12 & 13 Nov
Don’t miss the last weekend to catch this popular family-oriented segment of the Singapore Writers’ Festival. Enjoy craft workshops based on popular children’s books, listen to master storytellers weave their tales, have fun with a cook-out, catch musical performances, plays and more! Details here, or download our guide to the festival highlights.
2. Merry Medley Floral Display
11 Nov to 5 Jan, 9 am to 9 pm
Gardens by the Bay
Get a feel of the festive season in the cool environs of the Flower Dome, which has been decked out with yuletide blooms and Christmas-themed decorations, from toy soldiers to a choir of angels. Learn more.
3. Wan Qing Culturefest 2016
Till 13 Nov, 10 am to 10 pm
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Discover the many aspects of Chinese culture at this annual festival, which has exciting programmes for young and old, ranging from mini terrarium-making and magic shows to storytelling and performances. Various local artists including television stars will also be making special apperances. More info.
4. Etsy Made Local Southeast Asia 2016
12 to 13 Nov, 12 pm to 9 pm
Enjoy a fun afternoon at this market featuring artisan, hand-crafted and collectors’ items. From jewellery and home ware to artworks and knick knacks, you’re sure to pick up a treasure or two. Details.
5. Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N
Till 5 Mar, 10 am to 6 pm
Science Centre Singapore
Discover the science behind your favourite superheroes and become part of the Marvel adventure. See Iron Man’s Hulkbuster suit, Captain America’s shield, Bruce Banner’s lab and more in various interactive displays and stations. Find out more, or read our detailed write-up here.
6. Collecting Magic: From Stamps to Wands
Till 30 June 2017, 10 am to 7 pm
Singapore Philatelic Museum
Calling all Potterheads! Be sure to check out the SPM’s latest exhibition, based on the worldwide book and movie phenomenon. There are beautiful stamps from all over the world, assorted memorabilia from the films and items from private collections. Read more in our writeup.
7. Botanic Gardens Movie Series: Raven the Little Rascal
12 Nov, 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Grab your popcorn and picnic mat and head down to the Botanic Gardens to enjoy this award-winning animated feature under the stars. With its universal themes of friendship and courage, this is definitely one for the family. Details.
8. Straits Family Sunday: Let’s Get Crafty!
13 Nov, 1 pm to 5 pm
Follow ACT 3 International through the museum, as they bring Peranakan artwork to life in a dramatised tour. Other fun activities include dress-up, a children’s trail and craft demonstrations. Learn more.
9. Pokemon Research Exhibition
Till 2 Jan 2017
Can’t get enough of the Pokemon-catching game? Here’s your chance to discover more about the cute little monsters at this exhibition, which features interactive stations and “missions” of varying difficulty to deduce which critters are hidden in different Poke Balls. Find out more.
10. A World Full of Stories – Playeum Little Day Out Exclusive Preview
12 & 13 Nov, 10 am to 7 pm
Playeum Children’s Centre for Creativity
Be among the first to experience the latest story-creation themed interactive exhibition by Playeum at this exclusive sneak peek. And what’s even better is you get to enjoy it at a special discount. There are four sessions available on Saturday and three on Sunday. Tickets available exclusively at Little Day Out Shop.