It’s the weekend just before National Day and there’s no shortage of fun events where you can celebrate the occasion! Find out where are the hot places to go here in our weekly round-up.
1. The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio
Till 6 Aug
Drama Centre Black Box
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Escape into a fantasy world of crickets, foxes and cats in this beloved tale of a puppet who wants to become a real boy. Performed by the popular children’s theatre company, Lyngo Theatre, this will captivate you with its engaging acting and ingenious props. Learn more.
2. Saturdays@ACM: Where I Belong
5 Aug, 1 pm to 11 pm
Asian Civilisations Museum
It’s a special, upsized edition of the museum’s monthly family programme! Make your own rojak, catch song and dance performances and embark on a special moonlit tour! Details.
3. Families for Life ‘Celebrating NS50’ Picnic
5 Aug, 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Singapore Discovery Centre
Discover more about the beginnings and evolution of national service, and enjoy a range of NS50-themed activities and games such as bouncy castles, camouflage face painting, dressing up in kids-sized uniforms and more.
4. The Wee Question Mark and the Nameless – A Family Musical
3 to 13 Aug
Following last year’s staging of The Wee Question Mark and the Adventurer, this second installment is another fun family musical that tells a reinterpreted fable, one that comes whimsical storytelling and catchy songs. Find out more.
5. PlayLAH! Let’s Celebrate National Day 2017
4 to 6 Aug, 12 pm to 9 pm
This National Day-themed edition of PlayLAH! also marks the first time the playfest is introducing numerous fringe activities and new themed villages. There are rides, carnival-style play structures, learning zones, craft workshops and other fun stuff to look forward to. More info.
6. Civic District Outdoor Festival: When Time Stood Still
4 to 5 & 11 to 12 Aug, 5 pm to 12 am
Civic District, the Padang and surrounding areas
The Civic District gets transformed into a fiesta of art, light and sound with multimedia displays, art installations, performances, markets and food streets. More info.
7. Piece of Peace World Tour Singapore 2017
Till 4 Sept
Fort Canning Arts Centre
Take a micro trip around the world in this exhibition of 43 World Heritage Site models that were constructed from half a million pieces of LEGO bricks. You can even see some ‘Amazing Singapore’ constructs on display. Learn more.
8. Sundown Festival 2017
5 Aug, 4 pm till late
City Beach Resort
Catch local artists Derrick Ho, Jack & Rai, Ling Kai and more at this celebration of Asian music and its diversity. There will also be a ball pit and food street on site. Details.
9. City of Dreams
6 Aug, 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Botanic Gardens
It’s all feel-good nostalgia at this combined concert by bands from four local secondary schools and junior colleges, featuring a repertoire of uniquely Singapore tunes and classics.
10. Orchid Extravaganza
Till 20 Aug, 9 am to 9 pm
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Commemorate National Day with a visit to this floral spectacle , which tells the story of Singapore through the analogy of a butterfly’s life cycle. More info.