Weekend Picks: 13 to 14 February 2016

Nova Nelson

The weekend is here again and fast! If you’ve wrapped up your Lunar New Year house visits and are looking for other stuff to do at the end of this week, check out our long list of exciting things that are taking place.

1. Make Your Own Wicking Planter with Artist Nova Nelson

14 Feb, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Children’s Centre for Creativity

Part of the Children’s Centre for Creativity’s series of artist-led workshops, this creative gardening session will teach kids how to design and create their own wicking garden with a sub-irrigation system. This event is ticketed and recommended for kids from ages six to 12. Find out more.

Weekend

2. Little Red Riding Hood

11 to 14 Feb

School of the Arts Drama Theatre

This fun original musical presents a joyous new version of the classic tale. As Scarlet and her sidekick Stanley the Squirrel try to outwit Walter the Wolf, they discover that it’s not just the forest that has magical powers. Great for kids age three and above.

Red Riding Hood

3. River Hongbao 2016


Little Day Outing: Get a Peek Behind the Scenes on a Little Day Out to Singapore Dance Theatre

Till 14 Feb, 2 pm to 11 pm

The Float @ Marina Bay

There’s lots to see, do and play at this iconic CNY event. From giant lantern displays and spectacular stage performances of Journey to the West to amusement rides, water play and demonstrations of various Chinese art forms, you’l be spoilt for choice on where to start.

4. Say It With Love

Till 20 Feb, 6:45 pm to 12 am

Supertree Grove

It’s a great opportunity for some family bonding as you celebrate both Valentine’s Day and the Lunar New Year over this weekend and next. Catch a humorous edition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, or watch Baz Luhrmann’s classic film Romeo & Juliet under the lights of the Supertrees on 13 Feb. Detailshere.

Say It With Love

5. Battle for Singapore 2016 Heritage Tours

Various dates

Pasir Panjang, Mount Imbiah and other key battle sites

Mark the 74th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore during WWII by taking a guided walk around key battle sites. Learn about their historical significance and hear stories of Singaporeans’ resilience in the face of adversity. Pre-registration is required. Learn more.

Fort Canning

6. Huayi – Fables on the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals

13 to 21 Feb

Esplanade

Learn more about the Chinese Zodiac animals and where they appear in folklore in these entertaining storytelling sessions. Conducted in Mandarin and participation is free. Details about session dates and times here.

7. Aliens Love Underpants

11 to 14 Feb

School of the Arts Drama Theatre

This zany and funny production based on the bestselling children’s book is being brought to life on stage for the first time. Full of wonderful effects, original music and madcap action, it’s a treat for the whole family. Recommended for kids age three and above.

Aliens Love

8. Straits Family Sunday: Getaran Jiwa

14 Feb, 1 pm to 5 pm

Peranakan Museum

Head to the Peranakan Museum this Sunday and celebrate Valentine’s Day with the family. Learn to fold Peranakan wedding-inspired gift boxes, create paper flowers or even make your own chocolate. Admission is free. More information here.

9. Chinese New Year Open House at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Till 22 Feb, 10 am to 5 pm

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the museum has lined up a series of activities and workshops such as lantern riddles, craft demonstrations, keychain-making and Chinese paper fan-painting for kids and families. Free admission.

Sun Yat Sen

10. A Story of Strategy and Surrender – The Battlebox Tour

13 to 28 Feb, various timings

The Battlebox

Get a sneak preview of the guided tour through this bunker, which functioned as an underground commmand centre for Malaya Command during WWII. Learn about the myths and true causes of defeat that led to the British surrender. Details here.

Battlebox

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