Weekend Picks: 30 June – 1 July

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Got a case of post-holiday blues? Get out of the funk by going out and having some fun! Here are some of the exciting stuff happening this weekend.

1. The Kidz Academy

29 June to 1 July, 10:30 am to 8 pm

Singapore Expo

Singapore’s longest-running kids education fair returns this year with loads of fun and instructive programmes on the slate including science and craft activities, performances, storytelling and a new butterfly inflatable. Details.

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2. Let’s Explore! Children’s Season at ACM

Till 30 June

Asian Civilisations Museum

Learn about Indonesian culture through music, dance and theatre performances, or find out the significance of the new moon during Hari Raya with an interactive drama and craft activities. More info.

Asian Culture & Music Series – Indonesia
Image: Asian Civilisations Museum

3. Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests

Till 30 Sept, 10 am to 7 pm

ArtScience Museum

Dutch sculptor Theo Jansen’s famous wind-powered moving sculptures make their debut in Southeast Asia here. Encompassing art, science, engineering and performance, these stunning ‘beach animals’ are a wonder to behold. Learn more.

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4. Little Day Outing to Hua Language Centre: Urban Treasure Hunt

1 July, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Hua Language Centre Parkway Parade

Back by popular demand, this unique treasure hunt based on animal-themed Chinese idioms is not only great fun for the whole family but a memorable way to gain more exposure to Mandarin.

Hua Urban Treasure Hut

5. The Lion King

27 June to 5 Aug

MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands

In celebration of its 20th anniversary on stage, this wildly popular musical will be here for a limited run. Re-imagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, the beloved film has been transformed into a dazzling live experience. Find out more.

e Circle of Life THE LION KING Company of the International Tour Photo by Matthew Murphy © Disney

6. Family Fun at the National Museum: Ancient Tales of Southeast Asia

30 June, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

National Museum of Singapore

Be transported to different ASEAN countries through fascinating folktales told by grandmother storyteller Jessie Goh. Kids can also make their own finger puppets of story characters, or go on a learning tour of the museum. Details.

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7. Singapore Youth Festival: Festival Concert

30 June, 3 pm & 7 pm


With nearly 350 students from 42 schools taking part, this centrepiece event of the Singapore Youth Festival is an artistic bonanza that spans a wide range of arts performances. Details.

Youth Festival Concert 1

8. Read! Fest 2018

Till 28 July

Various locations

Enjoy storytelling sessions, workshops and interactive activities at this month-long festival dedicated to the joys of reading. More info.

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