Weekend Picks: 30 Sept – 1 Oct

Get ready for a serious bit of lunar madness, as we enter a weekend jam-packed with all sorts of Mid-Autumn festivities and moon-themed events and performances.

 

1. Lorna Whiston Preschool Open House

30 Sept, 10 am to 2 pm

Lorna Whiston Winchester Preschool and Kallang Wave Preschool

Get your child’s learning journey off on the right foot with a preschool that will inspire and feed the thirst for knowledge. With its stimulating and nurturing environment and 37-year track record, Lorna Whiston may be just the place. Head over to their Open House to discover more about their premises and acclaimed curriculum. Details.

 

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Lorna Whiston Preschool Open House – 30 Sept 2017

 

2. Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2017

30 Sept to 1 Oct, 10 am to 9:30 pm

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Learn more about the history and cultural significance of this popular traditional festival through heritage trails, guided tours, craft workshops, music performance and lots of other activities. Find out more.

Mooncakes

 

3. Moonstruck

30 Sept, 7 pm to 8 pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Catch this novel dance-theatre performance by The Arts Fission Company, which merges the famous Chinese legend of Chang E with contemporary arrangements of moon-inspired classical music. Learn more.

Mid Autumn Festival Mooncake & Lanterns

 

4. Traditional Extravaganza

30 Sept, 7 pm to 11 pm

Outdoor Theatre, Esplanade

Treat your eyes and ears to a range of rousing traditional performances, exciting Chinese opera moves and more at this free outdoor festive concert. Details.

Esplanade

 

5. Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017

Till 19 Oct

Chinatown

Soak in the atmosphere at this historic district, which comes alive in a sea of dazzling LED lantern displays and bustling activity. Shop for traditional festive goodies at the street bazaar, be entertained by cultural performances, or take part in the annual lantern walk. More info.

Mid Autumn 2017 at Chinatown

 

6. Esplanade Moonfest: The Magic Paintbrush

29 Sept to 1 Oct

Theatre Studio, Esplanade

This award-winning production brings a classic Chinese folktale to life through a mix of traditional hand puppets, live action and melodious tunes. A great chance for young ones to learn about the importance of determination and kindness. More info.

Esplanade The Magic Paintbrush

 

7. Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay

Till 8 Oct, 6 pm to 11 pm

Gardens by the Bay

Stroll among sprawling, brilliantly-lit giant lantern displays, try your hand at arts and crafts, snack on traditional goodies and catch the special Mid-Autumn edition of the nightly Garden Rhapsody light-and-sound show. Find out more.

Artist impression of Waters of Prosperity
Artist impression of Waters of Prosperity. Source: Gardens by the Bay

 

8. A Cappella Festival 2017

1 Oct, 6 pm to 8 pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Pack the mat and champagne and settle down for a relaxing evening of fabulous singing in this opening concert for this year’s A Cappella Festival.

 

9. Paper Planet by Polyglot Theatre

28 Sept to 1 Oct

National Gallery Singapore

Merging theatre and play, kids are invited to let their imagination run free as they fill an incredible forest of tall cardboard trees with their own paper creations. A creative and inspiring experience for young and old. Details.

National Gallery Paper Planet
Source: National Gallery Singapore

 

 

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