What’s On: May

We round up the best of entertainment, festivals, fun and events this May!

3 May
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show
KC Arts Centre
Based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee, this fun puppet show features Elmer, an elephant who refuses to be grey and dull, instead sporting a patchwork of brilliant colours. His cheerful personality keeps everyone in a playful mood, until the day he gets tired of being different and tries to blend in with the herd. The show’s message for kids is that you should always be yourself. Tickets from $42, Sistic

10-26 May
This Is What Happens to Pretty Girls 
Drama Centre Theatre
Playwriter Ken Kwek and local theatre company Pangdemonium examine eight lives that become entangled in sex, violence and blurred lines: an undergrad and a lecturer begin a precarious flirtation, two workmates go on a date that each remembers very differently, and a long-lost bogeyman returns to draw new blood from old scars. For audiences 16+. Preview tickets from $25, Sistic.

11 May
Jason Mraz Good Vibes Tour
Star Theatre
Multiple Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz is bringing his Good Vibes Tour back to Singapore. The crooner will perform a host of hit songs, including his record-breaking singles, I’m Yours and I Won’t Give Up. Tickets from $98, apactix.com

11-12 May
OCBC Cycle 2019
Singapore Sports Hub
This fun cycle event has categories for families (kids from 5 years), adults and corporates and the competitive OCBC Cycle Speedway Club Championship. The event also has a green heart, with organisers pledging to plant one tree for every 50 cyclists, offering workshops on recycling and upcycling, and replacing trophies with reusable steel tumblers.
ocbccycle.com

16 May – 2 June
Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA)
Various locations
Celebrate the arts with this eclectic line-up of boundary-pushing theatre, dance and music performances from around the globe. SIFA brings together the best of local and international artists and aims to inspire diverse audiences through unusual and ground-breaking artistic

25 May – 29 Dec
Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019: Embracing Wonder
National Gallery Singapore
Families will adore this wondrous exhibition, which features 11 interactive artworks by Singapore and Southeast Asian artists, which aim to spark imagination and creativity. Compose your own tunes using 300 ping pong balls, peer into a magical mirror, and explore three reimagined spaces at the Keppel Centre for Art Education’s Project Gallery, Children’s Museum and Art Corridor. General admission applies. childrensbiennale.com

25 May
AIA Glow Festival
Sentosa Island
This chilled beach festival, offers live music, 30 yoga classes, a 5km charity run, and healthy festival food. All day pass from $99 (other passes available from $19)
glowfestival.sg

Until 31 May
Universal After Hours
Resorts World Sentosa
Fridays, Saturdays and Select Public Holidays
Universal Studios keeps the fun going after the sun goes down. From 5pm, experience adrenaline-filled rides under the stars, the neon and LED magic of the Hollywood Dreams Light-Up Parade, local bands, food from pop-up stalls, and end the night with a brilliant fireworks display. Tickets from $75, rwsentosa.com/universal-after-hours