Weekend Picks: 17 – 18 Aug

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It’s a great weekend for art enthusiasts, swim fans and pet lovers all! So hurry on and get out there to make the most of it.


1. PLAYtime! Us

Till 25 Aug

Esplanade Theatre Studio

Help little ones explore themes of loneliness, friendship and love in this musical play about two best friends who whose lives change when another wants to join in and play. Learn more.


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2. Gardeners’ Day Out and Pets’ Day Out

17 Aug, 9 am to 3 pm


Bring your beloved furry friends along to the inaugural Pets’ Day Out and enjoy a range of fun activities, learn care tips and maybe even bring home a new addition to your family at the animal adoption drive. Details.

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3. FINA Swimming World Cup Singapore 2019

15 to 17 Aug

OCBC Aquatic Centre

Be there to cheer on our local pool heroes as they take on champions from all around the world before the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. More info.

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4. Weekends at The Artground

17 to 18 Aug, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

The Artground

Head down and have fun with a range of age-specific drop-in programmes, from storytelling and craft workshops to dance and movement sessions. Find out more.

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5. “Journey to the West – Monkey King vs Jade Rabbit” in Mandarin

17 Aug, 7:30 pm to 9 pm

Gateway Theatre

See this story from the classic Chinese novel come to life in a fresh, exotic way as Sun Wukong seeks to protect his master from the Jade Rabbit goblin. Learn more.

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6. “Grow with Nature” Drama Series: The Mixed-up Chameleon by Eric Carle (A Drama Workshop)

17 Aug, 10 am to 11 am

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

Explore nature through drama and storytelling in this engaging workshop designed for kids from kindergarten to primary school. More info.

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7. Stories in Art: The Midas Touch

17 Aug, 2:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Keppel Centre for Art Education

Hear the famous tale of the king who turns everything he touches to gold, as told by founder-director of ACT 3 Theatrics, R Chandran. Details.

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8. Jazz for Dogs

18 Aug, 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Some of our finest jazz singers come together for this concert which aims to reach out to the masses and raise awareness for stray dogs. Find out more.

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