Storytelling and theatre plays, park outings and gastronomic treats – this weekend, look forward to a fun-filled time full of eclectic delights!
1. The 50 Cents Fest
29 & 30 July, 12 pm to 11 pm
Chinatown Food Street
HEADS UP: Esplanade has a new children's festival from the 10 to 14 March. Book your tickets before they sell out.
Part of the ongoing Singapore Food Festival, this event celebrating traditional local dishes and the good ol’ days lets you indulge your nostalgia and your appetite at the same time. Learn more.
2. Orchid Extravaganza
Till 20 Aug, 9 am to 9 pm
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
With National Day round the corner, see the story of Singapore in a new light at this floral display, which likens the country’s development to the life cycle of a butterfly. Find out more.
3. Red Riding Hood
Till 1 Sept
KC Arts Centre
This Mandarin version of The Little Company’s English hit production is an uplifting and humorous tale that’s sure to put a smile on faces young and old. Details.
4. So Singapore at Sentosa
Till 27 Aug
To celebrate National Day, the State of Fun has lined up a series of special activities such as patriotically themed light shows at the Merlion, an artisan bazaar offering vintage and handmade collectibles and an augmented reality trail.
5. Read! Fest 2017 Storython
29 July, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Central Public Library
You can never have too many books or too many stories. Mark National Reading Day this Saturday with a marathon storytelling session, where local and international storytellers will share their tales in a range of languages. More info.
6. Singapore Children’s Society Walk for Our Children 2017
30 July, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Enjoy a relaxing stroll and a fun carnival as a family, while showing support to an organisation that’s dedicated itself to children’s welfare for the past 65 years at this free walkathon. Details.
7. The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio
25 July to 6 Aug
Drama Centre Black Box
Escape into a fairytale world of talking crickets and wily foxes in this adaptation of the beloved tale by the acclaimed Lyngo Theatre. Learn more.
8. Wheeler’s Festival
12 & 30 July, 12 pm to 11 pm
You don’t need to be an avid cyclist to enjoy the good food and good music on offer at this chill-out, shooting-the-breeze lawn party organised by the folks behind the hip bike-shop-cafe Wheeler’s Yard. More info.
9. Istana Nature Guided Walk
30 July, 10 am to 4 pm
Discover the floral, fauna and biodiversity that can be found on the Istana grounds with a tour conducted by NParks. Find out more.
10. Satay Night Live
29 July, 6 pm to 10:30 pm
Rock to the retro and contemporary hit tunes while enjoying an al fresco feast of satay and other delicious local food at this free outdoor event.