Weekend Picks: 17 – 18 June

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It’s Father’s Day this Sunday and there’s no better way to celebrate the occasion than by spending some quality family time together. For ideas, check out these fun events taking place, whether it’s an old-school carnival, an outing at the park or a science event where both you can dad can learn something new.


1. Gardeners’ Day Out

17 June, 9 am to 11 am

HortPark Exhibition Gallery

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READ: Get Your Kids Outdoors & Learning Practical Skills in Nature

Start the weekend with a relaxing morning out in the gardens. Kids can look forward to craft activities and learning about nature, or try their hand at harvesting fresh vegetables. More info.

Generic nature birds insects flowers collage


2. Sports Hub Community Play Day

17 & 18 June, 10 am to 9 pm

OCBC Arena, Sports Hub

It’s a blast from the past! Enjoy old-school fun at this carnival, which features classic rides and games like those found at the Wonderland Amusement Park of yore, along with inflatables, a bubble playground and group workouts.

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3. Dad’s Day Out

18 June, 9 am to 7 pm

MediaCorp Campus Town Square

Double the size and double the fun, this edition of Dad’s Day Out features a Dad’s Challenge, carnival games for the whole family, 3D photo walls, parenting workshops, celebrity appearances and more. Details.

Dad's Day Out


4. Hansel and Gretel

16 & 17 June

Esplanade Concert Hall

An international and local cast of singers joins forces with the Orchestra of the Music Makers to bring forth Engelbert Humperdinck’s popular opera in a fun-filled performance packed with lush, memorable songs and tunes. Learn more.

Hansel & Gretel


5. Seoul Awesome! Weekend Festival

17 & 18 June

Asian Civilisations Museum

Calling all K-fans! Don’t miss this exciting festival on Korean culture, featuring performances, workshops, yummy food and even a movie marathon so you can swoon over your favourite stars. Find out more.

ACM Seoul Awesome


6. SAFRA Mount Faber Father’s Day Celebration

18 June, 12 pm to 4 pm

SAFRA Mount Faber

Take part in an ice-cream-making class with daddy, or let him enjoy some well-earned pints at a craft beer appreciation workshop while you make him a  card. Be sure to catch the free screening of a hit animation! Details.

Fair For Fathers, SAFRA Mount Faber, June 2017


7. Young Cinema

17 & 18 June

National Museum of Singapore

Enjoy animated short films by acclaimed French filmmakers as well as up-and-coming local talents in this specially curated programme for the whole family, which includes action, fantasy and adventure.

Young Cinema


8. VCH Organ Series: Peter and the Wolf

18 June, 2 pm & 4 pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Learn about the iconic Klais organ from an organ builder, and enjoy a performance of Prokofiev’s popular musical symphony for kids, Peter and the Wolf. Free admission but seating is limited.

SSO Peter and the Wolf


9. Space Fiesta

17 June, 2:30 pm to 4 pm

Jurong Regional Library

Here’s your chance to learn more about the science and technology behind developments such as 3D printing, robotics, virtual reality and coding. No registration required. More info.

Generic rocket science book


10. Opera in the Park

17 June, 6 pm to 7 pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Pack a picnic basket, open up a comfy mat and settle in to enjoy an evening of popular and familiar songs from musicals and operas. Free admission.

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GIVEAWAY: Stand to Win a Pair of Active Noise Cancelling Earbuds

READ: Get Your Kids Outdoors & Learning Practical Skills in Nature