Weekend Picks: 30 & 31 May 2015

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The weekend that marks the start of school holidays! And it is a long weekend too!

Looking for ways to spend time with the family? If you are planning to head out, we’ve got some suggestions of the latest event and activities for you.

1. Esplanade Flipside – Primitive by enra (Japan)

30 May to 31 May
Esplanade Theatre Studio

In 2012, enra conceptualised and performed a piece that was part of the bid for team Tokyo’s winning campaign for the 2020 Olympic Games. Technology and performance art meet in Primitive, a spellbinding theatre experience being presented as part of Flipside at Esplanade Theatres on the Bay.

2. Esplanade Flipside – Sienta La Cabeza (Spain)

30 May to 1 June
Esplanade – Concourse

An unusual hairdressing show with a musical groove, Sienta La Cabeza takes an eccentric and colourful beauty salon to where creation has no limit. With two hairdressers and a DJ, be drawn into a world of visual and audio fantasy, where recycled everyday objects are the finishing touch to stunning head sculptures created live on daring members of the public.

29 May to 28 June, 1 pm to 8 pm
Downtown East, Event Square

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Meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle heroes at Downtown East. Learn the art of the Ninja at the  Turtles’ Dojo and blaze through mystifying mazes and zip through fun activities on the way to the finish line! Meet-and-greet sessions with the Turtles also take place this weekend at the Event Square.

4. Family Fiesta at Small Wonder Serangoon North

30 May, 10 am to 2 pm
6 Serangoon North Avenue 5 #02-01

Come down and have fun as a family at Small Wonder’s Family Fiesta on 30 May. Take the chance to meet the educators and learn more about their programmes that make a difference to your child’s formative years. Receive a welcome pack worth over $400 too! To RSVP, call 6786 0066 or email enquiries@smallwonder.com.sg.

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5. My Queenstown Heritage Trail 

Every Last Saturday of the month Until 26 December 2015, 9 am to 11.30 am
Queenstown MRT Station

Go on an intimate journey through Singapore’s first satellite town! Guided tours are free and limited to 50 participants per session on a first come first served basis. This is a walking tour so be prepared to trek it out! Register for this tour at www.myqueenstown.eventbrite.sg

6. Free Movie Screening: Earth from Space (Documentary)

30 May, 4 pm to 6 pm
Queenstown Public Library

Curious about what makes the Earth tick? Earth from Space explores the deepest mysteries of Earth and sets out to discover the invisible forces and processes that sustain life on our planet.

7. The Big Bully by Paper Monkey Theatre

30 May
Goodman Arts Centre

Presented by Paper Monkey Theatre, go on a creative musical adventure where daily household items comes to life in this story about Hungry Brush, a bully who snatches food away from kids without asking politely. Parents will also learn how to use recycled materials to create props that can be used to share meaningful stories with their children.

8Let’s race! Weekend Festival

30 and 31 May
Asian Civilisations Museum

It is the opening weekend of Children’s Season 2015. Hhead down to the Asian Civilisations Museum to challenge  yourself in a race that will take you into the amazing world of the zodiac animals. There will also be clay art crafts, face painting and animal mascot appearances. Recommended for children four to nine years old.

30 and 31 May
National Museum Seminar Rooms 1 & 2 (Level 2)

Take part in an interactive workshop and learn how to transform a piece of paper into a work of art. French artist Mademoiselle Maurice will guide kids in the intricate art of paper folding.

30 and 31 May
Kranji Countryside

Check out a different kind of festival with the Singapore Farm Festival. There’ll be an animal corner, community workshops alongside local produce, artisanal food and live music. With over 50 stalls open over two days, bring the family down for a weekend of locally crafted entertainment. A sunset party follows the fest.

11. Temasek Presents: Jubilee at the Botanics

30 and 31 May, 6 pm to 7 pm
Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

Consisting of two free concerts by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) – on 30 May and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) on 31 May, the concert series takes a fresh approach to music, combining two of Singapore’s very best orchestras and bringing together the best of music from the east and west.

12. National Orchid Garden School Holidays Special

23 May to 7 Jun, 8.30 am to 7.00 pm
National Orchid Garden

From 23 May to 7 Jun 2015, students below 12 and accompanying adults can visit the National Orchid Garden for free. Get our National Orchid Garden Activity Sheet here.Activity Sheet

13. Transformers: Age of Extinction

30 May, starts at 7.30pm
The Star Vista, B1 Star Plaza

Enjoy the magic of a FREE outdoor screening of Transformers: Age of Extinction based on the Transformers franchise. The film features a whole new cast of human characters, including several new Transformers characters which also features the Dinobots for the first time in the series. Returning Transformers includes Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Leadfoot, and Brains.

14. Peppa Pig LIVE! Treasure Hunt

30 May to 1 June
Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa

For the very first time, the stage version of the hugely popular pre-school television show Peppa Pig will be in Singapore.

15. The Gingerbread Man

Till 7 June
Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel

Catch the playful Gingerbread Man at Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel. Highly physical and mostly wacky fun, watch this with your child if he or she likes a cheery, boisterous crowd that interacts with actors onstage – and, well, if he likes cookies. Get the The Gingerbread Man Printables – Fun Activity Pack and more from Little Day Out Shop too!

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16. Big Eyes, Big Minds

30 May to 7 June
The Arts House at The Old Parliament

The first and only film festival in Singapore dedicated to kids aged 2 to 18 years old, Big Eyes, Big Minds showcases quality and culturally diverse films made for kids, about kids, and sometimes, by kids too! All Big Eyes, Big Minds screenings and workshops are carefully curated to engage children, enrich their worldview and inspire them to think and express themselves creatively.

17. LEGO® BUILD. PLAY. FUN. Event

29 May to 28 June
Raffles City Atrium Level 3

Take part in a series of fun challenges and defeat the villain, Morrow, with LEGO Ninjago Battle Dojo.

18. Once Upon A Time in Asia: The Animal Race

30 May to 26 July, 10 am to 5 pm
Asian Civilisations Museum

An interactive exhibition for children and the young at heart.

19. Singapore Philatelic Museum Children’s Season Open House

31 May, 9.30 am to 7 pm
Singapore Philatelic Museum

Dress up as Elvis Presley, Little Bo Peep or an adorable lamb, and take home a photo souvenir for a small donation. Have fun at an interactive musical theatre performance by The Learning Connections or watch Syros, The Master of Illusion, perform unusual stamp magic tricks in the galleries!

For more family-friendly events taking place in Singapore, check out Little Day Out’s Events section. Have a great little day out!

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