Happy Mother’s Day to all mummies out there! No need for fancy meals or pricey bouquets to celebrate. Instead, why not spend some quality time together at one of these wonderful family-friendly events taking place this weekend?
1. 27th European Union Film Festival
11 to 21 May
National Gallery Singapore
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It’s not all sombre arthouse films here. Families with young kids should check out the Ukrainian animated feature The Dragon’s Spell, while those with older children can consider Brothers of the Wind, a film about a young boy’s friendship with an eagle. Learn more.
2. Singapore Heritage Festival 2017
Till 14 May
Catch one of the many festival programmes celebrating different aspects of our heritage and history. Enjoy hawker food, outdoor film screenings and performances by the Singapore River, explore colourful Little India and more.
13 to 21 May
Ulu Pandan Community Club Theatrette
This spellbinding production of Neil Gaiman’s award-winning book will have you on the edge of your seats, as you follow Coraline on a fantastic adventure to save her world and those she loves from the Other World. More info.
4. Pesta Ubin 2017
10 May to 16 July
This 10-week festival celebrating Pulau Ubin and the charms of kampong living kicks off with the colourful Tua Pek Kong Festival and a sunset BBQ. There are also ongoing craft activities and a photo booth at Uncle Lim’s shop at Ubin Town. Find out more.
5. SSO Classics in the Park: Mother’s Day Concert
14 May, 6 pm to 7 pm
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Pack the picnic basket and take mum to the park for a relaxing evening of great music amidst the lush greenery, as the SSO performs an enchanting repertoire of classics by Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
6. Stories in Art: Animal Tales from Tonkin
13 & 14 May
Keppel Centre for Art Education
Let master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran enthrall you as she brings Vietnamese folk tales of friendship and bravery to life. Registration required. Details.
7. Poultry Tales
Till 14 May
Drama Centre, National Library Building
This is the last weekend for you to catch this fun and hilarious musical, featuring three well-known fowls from children’s stories. Watch them sing, dance and share their tales. Learn more.