Hooray, the holidays are here! There are heaps of fantastic events and festivals galore taking place this weekend to help you kick off your vacation with a bang, covering everything from art and theatre to nature, music and outings.
1. Flipside 2018
25 May to 3 June
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This 10-day festival offers audiences unconventional arts performances, installations and programmes that will intrigue and surprise in all sorts of ways. Families can also look forward to various fun, hands-on activities. Find out more.
2. Cirque du Soleil: Toruk – The First Flight
24 May to 3 June
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Based on James Cameron’s record-breaking movie, Avatar, this spectacular performance tells a mythical tale from the world of Pandora through cutting edge visuals, puppetry, stagecraft and, of course, the unique acrobatics of the Cirque du Soleil. Details.
3. 100 and 100 More Festival for Young Audiences
25 May to 3 June
The Artground, Goodman Arts Centre
Showcasing top-quality children’s productions from across the globe, this 10-day festival will introduce novel ways of seeing the world through young eyes. There are also installations, workshop and fringe events designed to help kids express their curiosity through the arts. Learn more.
4. Biodiversity Week for Community
Till 3 June
Learn more about Singapore’s rich biodiversity through the many community outreach programmes that NParks has lined up such as butterfly watches, nature walks and heritage tours. More info.
5. SSCC 12th Anniversary Concert: Timeless Splendour
27 May, 4 pm to 6 pm
Victoria Concert Hall
The Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir and Youth Choir join forces to present a starry repertoire of timeless classics that will lift the spirit and touch the heart. Find out more.
6. ACT3i Festival for Children
22 May to 3 June
Through immersive and sensorial theatre performances for the young, this festival aims to to surprise, enthrall and encourage little ones to reach out and interact through the arts. Learn more.
7. Faber-Castell Art Festival 2018
25 May to 3 June
Back by popular demand, this festival lets visitors have fun with art through workshops, portrait-drawing and gallery displays by renowned artists, and even TrickEye art. Details.
8. DiSCOvering Treasures of Chinese Music – Carnival of Percussion!
25 to 26 May
Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert Hall
Here’s a chance for kids to discover music the fun way, through games, puzzles and the chance to experience a wide range of percussion instruments. More info.
9. Goodman Open House – Re:Imagined
26 May, 11 am to 5 pm
Goodman Arts Centre
Learn how you can be arty and eco-friendly all at once. With over 20 performances and workshops, tours, exhibitions and a sustainable lifestyle market, art-lovers of all ages can look forward to a creative and enjoyable day out. Details.
10. Families for Life Celebrations 2018
27 May, 9 am to 9:30 pm
Held in conjunction with Car-Free Sunday SG, this fabulous outing for the whole family boasts a Bouncy Wonderland with over 50 bouncy castles, sports inflatables and obstacle inflatables, yummy local treats, an evening movie screening and more. Details.