Weekend Picks: 26 – 27 Aug

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Arts and culture, thrills and spills, good causes and fun learning – this weekend’s full of fabulous events that will provide opportunities to bond as a family over some wonderful shared experiences.


1. The Nutcracker

25 Aug to 10 Sept

Gateway Theatre

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Merging the beloved tale of The Nutcracker with breathtaking magic acts, state-of-the-art technology and modernised classical music, this unique illusion show promises to be a spectacular sensory experience for all ages. Learn more.

Nutcracker Gateway Theatre


2. Rise & Shine 2017

25 to 27 Aug

Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre

This superheroes-themed edition of Asia’s largest edu-fun fest features four experience zones, over 100 exciting games and activities, and a toys and books fair offering mega discounts of up to 80% off. More info.

Rise & Shine education fair


3. Japan Beautiful Life

26 & 27 Aug

Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre

This Japanese fair showcases everything that makes Nippon living beautiful, from cosmetics and fashion to food and lifestyle items. There are also performances, craft activities and a games corner to keep little ones entertained. Find out more.

Japan Beautiful Life


4. Cosetino: Anything Is Possible

Till 27 Oct

MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands

Watch International Magician of the Year, Paul Cosentino, as he pulls off death-defying escapes and mindboggling illusions in this thrilling, magical extravaganza that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Details.

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5. Singapore Night Festival 2017

Till 27 Aug, 12am

Various locations

Revisit the best the Night Festival has put forth at this 10-year anniversary edition, featuring past crowd favourites as well as spectacular new light installations and exciting performances.

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6. The Parkview Museum Singapore Family Day 2017

26 Aug, 12 pm to 7 pm

The Parkview Museum

Highlighting the museum’s ongoing exhibition, On Sharks and Humanity, this special programme features guided tours, film screening and a finger-painting workshop. Bond over the arts as a family and help kids learn about nature and conservation at the same time.

Parkview Museum
Source: The Parkview Museum Singapore


7. The Blockbuster Supermom Baby Fair

25 to 27 Aug

Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre

Shop from over 150,000 children’s products, from brands both familiar and new, at this all-under-one-roof fair! You can also look forward to exciting new launches and premium brands not found at other fairs.

Blockbuster Supermom Baby Fair


8. Fairground 2017

27 Aug, 10 am to 4 pm

ITE College Central

Aimed at raising awareness for those affected by poverty, this social cause carnival is a fun way to do good and help out the needy. Look forward to games, performances, photo ops with superhero cosplayers, magic shows and more.

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9. GRUB Sensory Play Day

26 Aug, 10 am to 1 pm

Enjoy a morning of open-ended play in the park at this popular event organised by GRUB restaurant. Multi-sensory items like safe play dough and rice bins will provided for little ones to explore and experiment.

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