Weekend Picks: 4 – 5 Aug

Culture buffs are in for a treat, with lots of arts performances and museum programmes intended for kids taking place this weekend.


1. The Cat in the Hat (Mandarin)

1 Aug to 7 Sept

KC Arts Centre

After successful stagings of Dr Seuss’s iconic book The Cat in the Hat, the SRT’s Little Company now presents the production in Mandarin for kids aged two and above. Find out more.


2. Inclusive Sports Festival 2018

3 to 5 Aug, 10 am to 7 pm

Singapore Sports Hub

Foster a greater spirit of inclusiveness and enjoy a day of sporting activities with people from all walks of life at this sports festival. Workshops and tryouts include adaptive climbing, disabled diving and more. Details.


3. Red Dot August Performances at Esplanade

4 & 5 Aug

Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

As part its National Day celebrations, the Esplanade is presenting a series of free performances by local artists and schools during the month of August. This weekend: a joint performance on Saturday by the symphonic bands from Catholic High School and Singapore Polytechnic, and the St Patrick’s School Military Band on Sunday.

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4. Straits Family Sundays: Peranakan Portraits

5 Aug, 1 pm to 5 pm

Peranakan Museum

Head down for a special tour of the museum’s Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography exhibition, then have some fun playing dress-up and creating your portrait.



5. Tales of Grimmsneyland

Till 5 Aug

GS Building

Enter the world of fairytales and become a part of the stories in this interactive and multi-dimensional theatre experience, where you’ll role-play and travel through different rooms with your very own fairy guide. More info.


6. Book in a Nook

4 Aug, 3 pm to 3:45 pm

Keppel Centre for Art Education, National Gallery Singapore

Discover more about the National Gallery’s exhibits through this storytelling session about the people, places, animals and objects they depict. Details.


7. Chinese Children Drama Ugly Duckling

4 & 5 Aug

Gateway Theatre Black Box

The familiar tale of an ugly duckling’s search for acceptance and a home gets a Mandarin spin in this production. Find out more.


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