Take a breather from homework and mid-year revisions, and step out for some fun and relaxing family time. Catch a play, join in the Star Wars mania, learn more about our country’s heritage or have a ball at a big family carnival.
1. Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You Festival
4 to 6 May
Gardens by the Bay
Immerse yourself in the magic of a galaxy far, far away at this three-day celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of the original movie’s release. Look forward to Star Wars-themed light and music showcases, character meet-and-greets and Star Wars fun run on 6 May. More info.
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2. A Lighter Side of History: Sav(our)ing Singapore’s Hawker Heritage by Chef Willin Low
6 May, 2:30 pm to 4 pm
One of the Singapore Heritage Festival’s programmes, this talk by local chef and founder of Wild Rocket restaurant, Willin Low, sees him sharing the inspiration behind his dishes. Participants can also enjoy sampling some of his delicious creations. Find out more.
3. Saturdays@ACM: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
6 May, 1 pm to 5 pm
Asian Civilisations Museum
Discover more about the Dragon Boat Festival and the exciting story behind the competition. There’s also craft activity for kids, and you can also pack along a picnic basket for a relaxing afternoon by the river.
4. Poultry Tales
Till 14 May
Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building
Watch the stories of three feathered stars from classic children’s tales come to live on stage in this rip-roaring musical, as these fowl characters sing, dance and impart nuggets of wisdom. Learn more or read our review here.
5. Family Fun Fair
6 May, 9 am to 4 pm
Packed with fun educational activities and family entertainment, there’s loads on offer here, from magic shows, science demos and calligraphy workshops to art and craft, dance classes and book readings. Find out more.
6. Singapore Horse Show
6 to 7 May, 9 am to 6 pm
Bukit Timah Saddle Club
Saddle up for a fun day on the ranch! Take a ride on a pony, tractor or even a barrel, watch dressage demonstrations and dog showjumping, and spend a leisurely afternoon shopping fresh local produce at a farmers’ market.
7. Fatimah and Her Magic Socks
Till 14 May
Theatre Studio, Esplanade
Join Fatimah on her wondrous adventure with a magical lion, as she learns the importance of friendship, laughter and….magic socks! Details.
8. Step Into the World of Harp with Katryna Tan
7 May, 2 pm to 3 pm
Woodlands Regional Library
Young Artist Award winner Katryna Tan shares her journey and adventures as a harpist, and showcases some beautiful pieces of harp music in this free talk.