Weekend Picks: 16 -17 Feb

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There’s no time to lose, not when there are performances, parades, festive activities and art programmes galore to take in and enjoy this weekend!


1. Child’s Play – The Story of the Banyan Tree

15 to 20 Feb

Esplanade Annexe Studio

When a giant python causes all the animals in the kampung to go missing, it’s up to three brave children to lure it out from the banyan tree. Take on the role of villagers and join in the adventure in this interactive production based on classic folklore. Details.


Child’s Play – The Story of the Banyan Tree


2. Mad for SAM Party

16 to 17 Feb

Singapore Art Museum

Don’t miss the last chance to visit this landmark building before it shuts for renovation works. Head down for a weekend of celebrations filled with multimedia installations, Insta-perfect activities and collectible souvenirs. More info.

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3. Dear John

15 to 16 Feb

Esplanade Theatre Studio

Weaving in dance, lighting effects, technology and audience participation, this unique and innovative production takes audiences on a journey to discover the process of making sound. Learn more.

Dear John 1


4. Wild Rumpus

Till 5 May

The Artground

Enter an imaginary world of furry creatures big and small when you visit the Artground’s free play space. Find out more.

Wild Rumpus 1


5. Chingay Parade 2019: Dreams Funtasia

15 to 16 Feb

F1 Pit Building

This multicultural street parade is back to wow spectators with more dazzling floats and colourful performances in its special commemorative Bicentennial edition. There are also fringe events and a carnival to entertain young and old. Find out more.

Chingay Parade 2019: Celebrating The Past, Present And Future Of Singapore
Credit: Chingay Parade Singapore


6. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2019

16 to 17 Feb, 10 am to 9:30 pm

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Start the Year of the Pig with a bang by taking part in the many festive activities lined up here, from a mass lo hei and lion dance performances to traditional craft workshops, fun stories and guided tours. Details.

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7. Spread love & kindness @ So Gelam Market

15 to 17 Feb

Bangdad Street, Kampong Glam

Shop for artisan and handcrafted goods, join in traditional songs and games, or just hang out and soak in the kampong vibes at this street bazaar. More info.

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8. Weekends at The Artground

16 to 17 Feb

The Artground

Bring your little ones over for a fun day of craft activities, storytelling, music and dance at the Artground which offers an array of programmes for various ages. Learn more.

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