Weekend Picks: 16 to 17 April 2016

Hanuman

Whether it’s outside amongst nature or indoors within the closed environment of a museum or darkened theatre, there’s lots to keep you and the kids happily entertained this weekend. Check out our list of highlights.

1. Hideaways – Creating with Nature

16 April to 21 Aug, 10 am to 6 pm

Playeum, The Children’s Centre for Creativity

Singapore first dedicated creative space for kids and families is launching its new nature-themed exhibition. An interactive and immersive experience, it invites children to explore, observe and engage with nature and natural materials through hands-on exhibits and installations. More info.

Hideaway

2. Hanuman – The Superhero Monkey

Till 30 April

KC Arts Centre

Go on a super adventure with Hanuman, the superhero monkey, as he rights wrongs, defeats evil kings and destroys monsters. An original multimedia production, it promises to serve up a visual feast and a multi-sensory theatre experience. Details here.

Hanuman

3. Tulipmania


Off to the Beach: Sign up for special trial music classes for preschoolers with The Music Circle (19 August)

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

Till 22 May

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

These gorgeous blooms are back at the Gardens, this time in an elegant Persian-style setting. Learn fun facts like how the flower originated in the ancient Ottoman empire and its significance in Turkish arts and culture. Find out more.

Tulipmania

4. Lumineoles Ballet

16 April, 7:15 pm

Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay

Dont miss the opening act that’s kicking off this year’s edition of the annual French festival, Voila! A breathtaking aerial ballet, Lumineoles Ballet features dreamy, giant light birds dancing in the air and brightly illuminated flowers on the ground. Learn more.

5. Treasures of the World from the British Museum Family-themed Tours

Till 14 May, one-hour sessions starting from 10:30 am

National Museum of Singapore

Prepare to be swept away as storytellers from the National Museum regale you with the colourful and intriguing stories behind the ancient artefacts from the Treasures of the World exhibition. This Saturday’s tours are centred on the theme “Fashion & Adornment”. More info.

Africa

6. Chinese Children Drama “Ne Zha”

16 to 17 April

Victoria Theatre

A popular and enduring folk classic is brought to life on stage in this Mandarin production. Discover how Ne Zha, a boy born under the strangest circumstances, bravely sacrificed himself to save his parents and his journey to becoming a powerful deity. More details here.

7. Blue Man Group 2016 World Tour

Till 23 April

MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands

Enjoy the fun and energy of a comedy, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one spectacular performance. Featuring the group’s classic skits as well as new content and cutting edge theatre technology, the three blue guys promise a rollicking good time and an electrifying experience you won’t forget. Read on.

Blue Man

8. Gourmet Picnic with French Classical Concert

17 April, 6 pm to 7:45 pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens

It’s an evening of culture and food at this free outdoor event, part of the Voilah! annual French festival. Pre-order a picnic basket via the festival’s website or pack your own goodies, then kick back with the treats while enjoying the musical performances.

Picnic

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