20th April

SINGAPORE’S PLAYGROUNDS: 1930 – 2030

From the iconic dragon playgrounds of the 1970s to the inclusive versions of today, playgrounds are part of our collective experience of childhood in Singapore. An exhibition covering the historical development of our playgrounds, culminating in projections of future playgrounds – both built and imagined – by Singaporeans.

Through to 30th Sept
at National Museum of Singapore
www.nationalmuseum.sg

8th May

Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography

Take a trip to Southeast Asia in the 1800s through an exhibition of early photographs of the Peranakan community in Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar. After commercial photography was invented in France in 1839, many European photographers arrived in Southeast Asia and started to “amek gambar” (take pictures). These photographs capture plenty of details revealing bits and pieces of their dressing, the city and the various rituals that they adopted.

Through to 3rd February 2019
at Peranakan Museum
www.peranakanmuseum.org.sg
Photo courtesy of Peranakan Museum. Gift of Mr and Mrs Lee Kip Lee

8th May

You’ve Got Mail!

The Internet has given people faster means of connecting with others, but the beauty of writing letters with pen and paper should not be forgotten. Rekindle your love for receiving and writing letters with the You’ve Got Mail! exhibit that showcases 200 award-winning handcrafted envelopes from USA and illustrations of how current multi-sensory stamps have evolved from its humble past.

Through to 31st December
at Singapore Philatelic Museum
www.spm.org.sg
Photo courtesy of Singapore Philatelic Museum

8th May

The Travelling Farm

Get on the urban farming movement with The Travelling Farm as this roving container will make stops and rotate between three locations, Bougainvillea Park, Raffles Place Park and Dhoby Ghaut Green, every three months. Participate in one of the many gardening workshops, take tips from the helpful staff on cultivating a garden and growing edible greens or just hang out.

Through to 5th December 2020
at Dhoby Ghaut Green
www.pocketgreens.com.sg

9th June

Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes exhibition

Recount the 19 Marvel films over the past decade with ArtScience Museum. Opening shortly after Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theatres, the exhibition will present interactive exhibits on each Marvel Studios Super Hero for you to get re-acquainted with the characters that contribute to the sweeping success of the Marvel Universe.

Through to 30th September
at ArtScience Museum
www.marinabaysands.com

27th June

The Lion King

The circle of life is fulfilled once again with Disney’s The Lion King returning to Singapore with a brand new South African cast. Encounter the enduring tunes from the animated feature film in a theatrical performance with flamboyant dressing and a soulful heart.

Through to 26th August
at Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
www.marinabaysands.com

25th August

Singapopera – A Celebration of the Musicals of Dick Lee

Playwright Dick Lee has written 15 theatrical and musical productions over his long-lasting career that spans across 30 years. At Singapopera, belt out your favourite tunes from shows like Fried Rice Paradise, Beauty World and Forbidden City with the best singers from the Singapore theatrical stage from Sebastian Tan, Alemay Fernandez, Denise Tan, Dwayne Lau and of course, the man of the hour, Dick Lee.

Through to 26th August
at Esplanade Concert Hall
www.dickleeasia.com

25th August

Visions of Sojourns: Paintings of Ong Kim Seng

The illustrious career of Singaporean artist Ong Kim Seng will be on display in the Visions of Sojourns: Paintings of Ong Kim Seng exhibition at the Arts House. The award-winning artist has a knack for capturing the interesting backdrops of the world in watercolour and aspires to preserve the past in each of his painting. This exhibition at the Arts House will feature a collection of his paintings done off-the-beaten-track in Tibet, Nepal, Bali, China and some of the obscure lanes and corners of Singapore.

Through to 2nd September
at The Arts House
www.ongkimseng.com

1st September

Ballet Under the Stars Presented by Singapore Dance Theatre

In the 23rd edition of Ballet Under the Stars, Singapore’s favourite outdoor dance event, sprawl the family out on a picnic mat and dine under the stars to an enchanting display of classical ballet works. The first weekend will feature George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, François Klaus’ Midnight Waltzes, and Edwaard Liang’s 13th Heaven, while the second weekend is dedicated to renowned Singaporean choreographer and dance prodigy, Choo-San Goh

Through to 9th September
at Fort Canning Green
www.singaporedancetheatre.com

8th September

STGCC 2018

All of East and West pop culture will gather at the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention. There is something for everyone from comics, toys, games, manga, anime and cosplay. Attendees would have the chance to snag limited edition merchandise and even pick up an autograph from their favourite comic book artists. The event the previous year attracted over 50, 000 fans from across the world and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see that number surpassed in the 2018 edition.

Through to 9th September
at Marina Bay Sands Expo
www.singaporetgcc.com

12th September

From Russia With Love

The Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia will bring their music from the concert halls of Berlin, Brussels, Geneva and Vienna to Singapore in their debut Asian tour. Something to sit at the edge of your seats for is Singapore’s very own violinist Chloe Chua at only 11 years of age who will share the stage with Tatiana Samouil in Vivaldi’s double violin concerto. Feel the emotions and grandeur of the Russian composers like Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.

7:30pm
at University Cultural Centre Hall
www.culturelink.com.sg

14th September

Formula One 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix

Since 2009, Singapore has been the home of Formula One night racing as we welcome the fast cars to the backdrop of our modern architecture and heritage buildings. This year, the thrills will return once again as racers battle it out on the Marina Bay Street Circuit. In between the races, entertain yourself with internationally renowned musical acts from Jay Chou to The Killers.

Through to 16 September
at Marina Bay Street Circuit
www.singaporegp.sg

18th September

Postmodern Jukebox Singapore

Even if you don’t recognise the name, it is a certainty you would have heard of Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox on YouTube or the radio waves. What’s unique about them is Bradlee’s trademark twist on contemporary pop hits – his retro styling of pop songs will see you and the family dancing and re-envisioning these radio hits in a drastically new light.

8pm
at Kallang Theatre
www.lamcproductions.com

28th September

Lost and Found

Oliver Jeffers’ classic, Lost and Found, will find its way to the SOTA Drama Theatre over seven sittings in the last weekend of September. When a penguin arrives on the doorstep of a human boy, the helpful child decides to bring the penguin home to the South Pole. But when they reach the Southern hemisphere by boat, the boy realises that the penguin was looking for something else. If you enjoy Oliver Jeffers’ other works of Hugless Douglas, this charming production will bring fun, laughter and the value of friendship to audiences of all ages.

Through to 30th September
at SOTA Drama Theatre
www.divaproductions.com.sg

1st October

One Kind of Science Musical

To celebrate Children’s Day, Science Centre Singapore and the Singapore Kindness Movement have come together to present an original musical that lays out kindness in a scientific manner as a state of being. Take the hand of the famous five KidsSTOP founders and Singa the Lion in this light-hearted musical and uncover more about how the heart and mind works, while learning about kindness through creative drama and play.

Through to 6th October
at Science Centre Singapore
www.science.edu.sg

5th October

Blisko

In this 40-minute production by the Child’s Art Centre Poznan (Poland), toddlers from the age of 6 months to 3 years old are encouraged to see, touch, feel and peel away the layers that the two performers have built up. In an interactive format, the dancers and audience will explore our relationships with the world and the secrets of nature, and through the production, get closer as a family.

Through to 7th October
at Esplanade Recital Studio
www.esplanade.com

6th October

Introduction to Sleeping Beauty

Before the Singapore Dance Theatre’s performance of Sleeping Beauty in December, the SDT has condensed an hour-long special for young ballet lovers to discover how the enchanting fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty is translated into the magical world of ballet. At the end of the performance, there will even be a meetand-greet-session with the cast so come dressed in your royal prince and princess outfits.

1pm & 4pm
at Esplanade Concert Hall
www.esplanade.com

12th October

Because It’s Fun

This compelling play by The Fool Theatre offers a glimpse into Secondary School life from the point of view of Ms Lim, the teacher. When a student encounters an accident on campus, the school does its due diligence to protect its reputation, inadvertently putting a troublemaker into the crosshairs of the public. Ms Lim has to face the uphill task of shielding her students while maintaining relations with her colleagues.

Through to 21th October
at Drama Centre Black Box
www.facebook.com/TheFoolTheatre.Sg

19th October

Dear Zoo

The timeless children’s title of Rod Campbell will be given the spotlight it deserves on the theatre stage. Since its first run in 1982, the book has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide and delighted even more children. The show by ABA productions is full of engaging puppets, music and audience interaction which would tickle the funny bone of anyone two years and older.

Through to 21th October
at Victoria Theatre
www.aba-productions.com.sg

30th October

The Great Moscow Circus

Hear Hear! Be enthralled by the spectacle of The Great Moscow Circus that arrives direct from the capital of Russia. Watch some of the world’s most dangerous and death-defying acts like the Wheel of Death and the motorbike Sphere of Fear that have been perfected by seasoned performers. The red and white circus big top will feature over 45 performers from acrobats, clowns, jugglers and daredevils, waiting to take your breath away.

Through to 18th November
under the Mighty Big Top beside Marina Bay Sands
www.great-moscow-circus.com