Weekend Picks: 19 – 20 Aug

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Hooray for the weekend! Whether you’re after a relaxing, leisurely time with the family to recharge your batteries, or looking for mega thrills and spills, there’s something lined up for everyone. See our highlights here.


1. Monster Jam

19 Aug, 7 pm to 10 pm

National Stadium

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For the first time ever, this action-packed giant truck mash-up is going to rev up in Singapore. Very loud, very colourful and very exciting, it’s an unmissable showcase for motorheads and anyone who wants some vehicular thrills. More info.

Monster Jam in Singapore


2. FestivalForGood

19 Aug, 12 pm to 10 pm

Singapore Management University

Celebrate the spirit of social enterprise and lend your support to entrepreneurs looking to do good at this one-of-a-kind festival. Shop socially-conscious merchandise, enjoy yummy treats from organisations that help out the disadvantaged and more. Details.

Generic clothes fashion bazaar


3. The Little Child

16 to 20 Aug

Black Box @ Centre 42

Part of the M1 Chinese Theatre Festival’s programme, this puppet show tells the story of a boy who ventures into the land of clouds to get his sick father back. A dreamy production that blurs the lines between reality and fantasy. More info.

The Little Child M1 Chinese Theatre Festival


4. Cosentino: Anything Is Possible

17 Aug to 27 Oct

MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands

For a big jolt of adrenaline to set your weekend abuzz, don’t miss this show by premiere illusionist and escapologist, Cosentino, filled with death-defying escapes and mind-bending illusions and the latest street magic tricks. Find out more.

Cosentino 5


5. Singapore Night Festival 2017

18 to 26 Aug, 7:30 pm to 12 am

Various locations

This popular annual night festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with more spectacular night lights, exciting performances and a return of previous crowd favourites. This is definitely one time when we don’t need persuading to stay out late.

Source: Close Act Theatre


6. Loewen Gardens Farmers’ Market

19 Aug, 9 am to 2 pm

Loewen Gardens

Get your weekend off to a fresh start at this fresh food and artisan delights market. There’s also a play area, art activities and face painting to occupy the kids while the adults shop.

Generic vegetables food market


7. Michael Chiang’s Army Daze 2

Till 20 Aug

Drama Centre Theatre

What better way to commemorate NS50 than with this hilarious and highly anticipated sequel to Singapore’s best loved comedy? Taking place three decades after the events of the first installment, this brings the characters back for an unforgettable reunion. Learn more.

Army Daze


8. Koko the Great

Till 27 Aug

Theatre Studio, Esplanade

Join Koko on a terrific kampong adventure as he goes off exploring beyond the river where he wasn’t supposed to go, creating mayhem in his village along the way. A wonderful tale filled with songs, puppets and surprises. Details.

Koko the Great


9. Despicable Me Breakout Party

Till 20 Aug

Universal Studios Singapore

Don’t miss this last weekend to have a blast with the adorable banana-coloured Minions! There are special performances, tattoos, games and even themed food and drinks so you can party yourself silly. Learn more.

Despicable Me Minions





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