Weekend Picks: 2 – 3 Sept

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It’s an extra long weekend, and the one-week term break immediately after so you know what that means? Time for non-stop fun! Check out our highlights of the most interesting events taking place that are sure to get your holiday off to a great start.


1. Paw Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue”

1 to 3 Sept

Resorts World Sentosa Theatre

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Fans of these little canine heroes, be sure to catch the pups in this new action-packed musical adventure! With innovative costumes, traditional scenery and a high-tech video wall, this will have you fully immersed in the world of Paw Patrol. More info.

Paw Patrol Live


2. Ballet Under the Stars Presented by Singapore Dance Theatre

1 to 3 Sept, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Fort Canning Green

This popular outdoor dance performance by the SDT returns for its 22nd edition. Taking place over two weekends, this first installment presents three rousing contemporary dance pieces. Learn more.

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3. Autumn Harvest

1 Sept to 29 Oct

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Be wowed by the rich, lavish hues and the creativity on show at Gardens by the Bay’s latest themed floral exhibition. Lush farm plots, spectacular blooms and adorable vegetable-shaped lanterns abound. Details.

Gardens by the Bay


4. Sentosa Sandsation 2017

1 to 17 Sept

Siloso Beach

This is Southeast Asia’s largest sand sculpture festival, showcasing the works of local and international sand masters as they create incredible giant displays. Get your cameras ready because there will be photo opps aplenty. Find out more.

Sentosa Sandsation 2017


5. The Nutcracker

Till 10 Sept

Gateway Theatre

This unusual performance uses magic and illusion to help tell the classic story of The Nutcracker. Combined with state-of-the-art visual effects, music, dance and more, you’re in for one spellbinding ride. Learn more.

Nutcracker Gateway Theatre


6. Families for Life “My Family Weekend” Picnic

2 Sept, 4 pm to 9:30 pm

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Ficus Green

Enjoy quality time with the entire family at this picnic organised by the Families for Life Council. Look forward to bouncy castles, a DIY art activity, a movie screening and more. Details.

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7. SSO Concerts for Children: Peter and the Wolf

2 to 3 Sept

Victoria Concert Hall

The famous folk tale of Peter and the Wolf is told through beautiful orchestral music and the theatrical performances of mime artists in this installment of the SSO’s popular concerts designed for little ones. More info.



8. Eight Five Tunes Live in Singapore

2 Sept, 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Don’t miss this first-ever performance in Singapore by Hong Kong’s a cappella sensation, Eight Five Tunes. This elite group of singers will be joined by local group, NUS Resonance, as they perform contemporary pop hits. Details.

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9. Sentosa Movies by the Beach

2 to 3 Sept, from 7:30 pm

Palawan Green

Pack the beach mat, popcorn and soda, and enjoy a relaxing movie date under the stars with the whole family. Free admission.

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10. NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Park

3 Sept, 5 pm to 6:30 pm

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Take a trip down memory lane, as homegrown Mandopop artists Kelvin Tan and Kelly Poon transport you to good ol’ times gone by with their repertoire of xinyao classics.

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