With the mid-year school holidays approaching, things are heating up on the events-outings-parties front. With so much to see and do, there’s not a moment to waste!
1. Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2017
17 to 21 May
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Enjoy interactive storytelling sessions, theatre and dance performances and more at this annual festival which promotes children’s books and content. There’s also a book fair taking place at the National Library Building. Learn more.
Till 21 May
Ulu Pandan Community Club Theatrette
See acclaimed fantasy author Neil Gaiman’s award-winning story come to life in this enthralling production. Follow Coraline Jones on her adventure to save all whom she loves from the Other World. Find out more.
3. Hari Raya Light-Up 2017
20 May, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Field in front of Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub
Don’t miss this official ceremony that kicks off a month of Hari Raya festivities taking place around Geyland Serai. Enjoy cultural activities and performances, and savour the wide range of yummy treats on offer. More info.
4. Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth
Till 27 Aug, 10 am to 7 pm
SAM at 8Q
This edition of the Singapore Art Museum’s yearly family-focused exhibition is themed around our ever-changing environment. Let your imagination run wild with fantastical landscapes and interactive installations. Read more in our writeup.
5. The Tiger Who Came to Tea
19 to 21 May
SOTA Drama Theatre
This classic children’s tale of the tea-guzzling tiger returns to Asia in a stage adaptation that packs in songs, laughs and lots of magic. Learn more.
6. Blue Beauties
19 May to 30 June
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Enter a romantic, dreamy landscape inspired by classic French gardens in this floral exhibition that celebrates blue blooms of every kind. More info.
7. Dino Robot Factory
20 May to 27 Aug, 10 am to 6 pm
Science Centre Singapore
Intended for kids from ages three to 12, this special programme enables them to learn about basic design, automation and mechanics through the process of creating a robot dinosaur. Find out more.
8. 6th French Animation Film Festival
19 to 21 May
Alliance Francaise Theatre
Enjoy quality French animation, including Ma Vie de Courgette (My Life As A Zucchini), which was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2017 Academy Awards. Details.
9. Making It Home
16 May to 29 Oct, 10 am to 6 pm
Playeum, Children’s Centre for Creativity
Designed for children aged one to 12, this interactive exhibition celebrates the home and provides them with purpose-deisgned “rooms” of a house in which they can experiment with colours, materials and ideas. Find out more.
10. Blockbusters Live!
21 May, 5 pm to 7 pm
Concert Hall, Esplanade
Relive the magic of the movies at this concert by the West Winds orchestra, featuring familiar and well-loved tunes such as Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and Beauty and the Beast. Details.