Treat the most important woman in your life to a special Mother’s Day gift (psst… it goes beyond the typical brunch), dive into family-friendly activities, and feast your way around town.
There’s something for everyone here: parents of young children, fitness buffs, theatre-goers, artists, beauty junkies, nature lovers, and more.
Forget ‘Netflix and chill,’ and watch a movie on the beach with friends instead, thanks to Peroni Sunset Cinema. Take your pick from films like Molly’s Game, Wonder, Breathe, Battle of the Sexes, and more. Every ticket comes with wireless headphones and a deck chair. Relax with a tropical drink in hand and tuck into freshly prepared coastal cuisine. Arrive early to chill with friends before the feature film, and bask in the Instagrammable beach setting at dusk. Check out the film schedule and book tix here.
2-14 May 2018, multiple timings
Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa
Spend the weekend with your family at the Singapore Horse Show! Organised by the Bukit Timah Saddle Club and held in association with Joo Hong Trading, the free family event has plenty of exciting activities for you and your young ones, such as pony rides, pony feeding, tractor rides, dog agility, laser clay shooting and show displays from the Singapore National Riders in dressage and Jumping. Entry is free and activities start from $5.
May 5 – 6, 2018, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bukit Timah Saddle Club, 51 Fairways Dr, 286965
Start your morning right with Yoga Seeds‘ complimentary yoga session in the park. Reset your focus and find clarity with energising, balancing postures on the cool green grass. Sometimes after a stressful week, it helps to reconnect with nature and restore your body and mind. Sign up here.
27 May 2018, 7:30am to 8:30am
Esplanade Park, Connaught Dr, 179682
Cocktail tastings, bar pop-ups, mixology workshops, artisanal spirits, and the world’s only milk vodka made purely from the milk of grass-grazed cows – what’s not to like? Singapore Cocktail Festival 2018 returns with a spirited 10-day gala, with highlights including the Asia Bar Battle, where talented bartenders compete from different countries. This is your chance to experience Singapore night life in all its glory, with plenty of awesome music, art, and delicious eats. Click here for the activities schedule.
4 to 13 May 2018
Whether you’re interested in holistic health, meditation, astrology, essential oils, organic products, or alternative therapy, there is something for you at the New Age Fair. Shop and connect with other like-minded holistic health enthusiasts at this biannual wellness and spiritual fair.
18 – 20 May 2018, 11am to 8pm
Suntec Concourse Level 3, Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Blvd, 039593
Take stock of the European Union Film Festival, where you can catch esteemed films from Austria, Romania, Denmark, the UK, and other countries. Be transported worlds away, from the heart-wrenching love story starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy in Breathe and the dark comedy portrayed in The Treasure, to the touching tale of Russian occupation in Vienna as told through a 9-year-old girl in Fly Away Home. Bonus: Don’t miss Fragments, a collage of ten stories celebrating the diversity of Southeast Asian independent cinema, presented as a EU-Singapore-ASEAN special collaboration. See film schedule here.
10 to 20 May 2018, various timings.
National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, 178957
Scandinavian design is practically synonymous with modern, functional and beautiful design. If this is up your alley, head over to the Danish Design Fair 2018, a shopping haven showcasing a large selection of major and up-and-coming Danish brands. There are also Danish open faced sandwiches, Danish pastries, Danish beer and wine, along with other Danish delicacies – so be sure to grab a bite after all that shopping. Plus, there’s a playground and play corner for kiddos so that mamas can shop in peace!
5 May 2018, 11am to 4pm
The Danish Seamen’s Church, 10 Mount Faber Rd, 099171
Running out of things to do with your energetic toddler? Singapore Art Museum’s got your back. This 2018 Children’s Season, dive into sensory play and arts and crafts with your little learner at the Toddler Art Workshops series, conducted by Jelly Bean Attic at SAM. Don’t mind the mess – just have fun! And remember that sensory play is a great way for kids to explore and strengthen their motor development. Toddlers will get to take home their unique creations. Suitable for children ages 18 months to 3 years.
6, 13, 20, 27 May 2018 and 2 June 2018, 10.30am to 11.30am
SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen St, 188535
Treat your mum to a Mother’s Day brush calligraphy or watercolour floral wreath workshop by Jadore Studio, not only for quality bonding time, but to serve as an encouragement to her that new hobbies can be picked up at any age. Learn the fundamentals of calligraphy or paint rustic beautiful floral blooms. Take home your proud creations and beginner kits at the end of class. Book your spots here.
Mother’s Day Special Workshops, multiple timings
Get your Bangkok fix at Artbox Singapore 2018 — back for its second edition, three times bigger than before. Nosh on mouthwatering authentic Thai street eats and shop fashion-forward trends and vintage finds from hundreds of up-and-coming regional brands. Expect live music, interactive activities, and even a foam pit and chill-out hammock zone (in case you really, you know, shop till you drop).
25- 27 May 2018 & 1-3 June 2018, 3-11 pm
Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, 018970
Let loose and get your groove on at Dua Lipa Live to witness the British singer’s talent IRL. You probably already know the lyrics to ‘IDGAF’ and ‘New Rules’ anyway. With a slew of #1 hit singles, multiple awards, record-breaking streaming figures and sold out shows around the world, it’s easy to see why this pop artist is so in demand. The concert even had a venue upgrade to a bigger space due to overwhelming response. Get your tix here.
4 May 2018, 8pm
The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, 138617
The brazen US comedienne is back with what she calls her “sickest show to date,” Fresh Off The Boat, in which she will address addiction, abuse, activism and Asianness. Do the topics sound heavy? Sure, but count on Margaret Cho to make you laugh about it while relating to it. A force amongst women in comedy, Margaret Cho is known for her compelling, unapologetic delivery in tackling tough subjects with searing insight and humour. Prepare to be utterly surprised and entertained till you laugh-cry. Book your tix on SISTIC.
15 May 2018, 8pm
Kallang Theatre, Kallang Theatre No. 1 Stadium Walk, 520341
Keeping our youngest theatre goers in mind, here’s a drama festival specially curated for them, consisting of six original theatre performances and three age-appropriate workshops. ACT3i Festival features playful, engaging shows that introduce little ones to the world of theatre. Through puppetry, music, simple storytelling, role play, movement, and interactive play sessions with natural materials such as leaves and sand, this festival immerses our youngest into a world of fun. It’s never too early to get into the arts! Book your tix here.
22 May 2018 to 3 June 2018, various timings
ACT 3 Theatre, ACT 3 Drama Academy, 126 Cairnhill Rd, 229707; Asian Civilisations Museum at 1 Empress Pl, 179555
(image: Arts House Limited)
Now here’s something for art lovers of all ages. Goodman Open House — Re:Imagined is a one-day family-friendly arts festival with special focus on going green. Drop-in workshops invite you to be an artist for a day, where you can work with ceramics and acrylic, or transform used and recycled materials into your own masterpiece. Enjoy the music, art performances, and even a fun obstacle course. Be sure to drop by the sustainable lifestyle market for eco-conscious fare and delectable grub.
26 May 2018, 11am to 5pm
Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Rd, 439053
Gear up for a storytelling odyssey inspired by James Cameron’s record breaking movie, Avatar. From Cirque du Soleil comes TORUK — The First Flight, a captivating performance rife with cutting-edge visuals, innovative multimedia and special effects, as well as a soaring cinematic score. Set thousands of years before the events depicted in Avatar, this engrossing tale takes you along a quest to save an imaginary world from a terrible fate in the face of natural catastrophe, mythical predators and mounting danger. Basically, if you’ve had a hum-drum week and need to escape reality for a bit, park yourself here and be transported to fantasy. Book your tix here.
24 May 2018 to 3 June 2018, various timings
Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, 397691
Fitness junkies and newbies alike, get your adrenaline pumping at FitnessFest™ 2018. It’s basically like a 12-hour music festival where you don’t stop working out. Bring along your workout buddies and fit squad for 12 hours of mass workouts led by professionals including global fitness sensation, Kayla Itsines. Don’t be intimidated though. Even if you’re feeling a bit out of shape (we’re guilty), think of this as your chance to “taste test” new fitness activities. Take your pick from bouldering, boxing, calisthenics, parkour, yoga, and many more — but most importantly, just enjoy yourself!
19 May 2018, 9am to 9pm
Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Avenue, 018971
Gift shopping for others or yourself? Find something truly special at the Expat Traders Asia Summer Market, featuring 55 vendors with new and intriguing goods that you can’t get in department stores. From chic fashion apparel, beauty products and jewellery to home decor and handmade knick knacks, this summer market is a wonderful way to explore lesser-known boutiques to score that rare find.
30 May 2018, 10am to 7pm
Orchard Parade Hotel Ballroom Level 2, 1 Tanglin Rd, 247905
Poland Shiok! is a culinary and cultural galore that brings the best of Polish arts, dining, film and happy hours to our Little Red Dot. Polish dumplings anyone? Gorge on all sorts of Polish delights across various restaurants around Singapore this month and end the celebration with a bang at the Poolapalooza Poland Shiok! closing party on Siloso Beach.
Until 13 May, 2018
Bond with your mini-mi at To Be Calm‘s fun candlemaking and flower arranging session this Mother’s Day. Experiment with different wax types and fragrance combinations, with over 100 fragrances to choose from. When you light up your own personalised candle at home and inhale its lovely scent, you’ll be reminded of this happy memory.
9 May 2018, 4pm to 5.30pm
The Providore, 6A Shenton Way, OUE Downtown Gallery, B1-07, 068815
The Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay has been magically transformed into a whimsical town covered in tulips (even the roofs). Behold over 90,000 vibrantly coloured tulips of more than 40 varieties at Tulipmania 2018. That’s not all – perhaps the most bizarre inhabitants are the giant sculptures feeling right at home among the floral displays. As a part of Tulipmania, sign up for a tulip-themed cupcake workshop and learn how you can win a trip to Amsterdam here.
Until 13 May 2018, 9am to 9pm
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
With street performances, live jazz, poetry readings, theatre, and more than 40 events, Singapore Festival of Arts 2018 is an all-out celebration of diverse art forms from different cultures – so be sure to catch the rest of it this month. We’ve got our eye on The Blues Project, a boundary-pushing tap dance performance from acclaimed American performer Michelle Dorrance and her troupe. Another highlight? Playlist #1 from Ballet Preljocag from France, in which fairytales and Parisian haute couture are intermixed with choreographic repertoire. View all programmes here.
Until 12 May, 2018
Escape on an unforgettable voyage to Singapore’s picturesque waterfront spots and idyllic islands on The Admiral, a luxurious Grand Banks 52 Europa by Marina at Keppel Bay. With deluxe interiors, abundant seating and a grand saloon that offers spectacular views, it will be a sail to remember. Click here to read more and find out how you can enjoy special discounts.
Until August 31, 2018
By Jenny Tai, April 30, 2018
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