It’s a chock-a-block weekend, with an array of fun and exciting things going on, from theatre performances and heritage-linked activities to outdoor events and awesome exhibitions. Take your pick from our highlights here.
1. The Boy Who Cried Wolf
15 Feb to 19 Mar
Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel
Experience this classic tale like never before, as told from the perspective of….the sheep. Funny, fast-paced and engaging, this music-filled production has something for young and old alike to enjoy. Find out more, or read our behind-the-scenes interview with writer-director Brian Seward.
2. The Magic Jungle
19 to 21 Feb
Recital Studio, Esplanade
Enter the magic jungle and help poor Hornbill search for his missing rainbow feathers. Presented as part of this year’s Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts, this original Esplanade production is a theatrical treat created specially for little ones between the ages of two to four.
3. The Three Billy Goats Gruff
18 Feb to 26 Mar
DBS Arts Centre
This Mandarin version follow-up to last year’s hit production promises a similarly unforgettable experience. Full of silly fun, giggles and, of course, a big bad troll, it’s an entertaining muscial that’s perfect for the whole family.
4. Huayi – Parent-Child Workshops
20 to 21 Feb, 10:30 am & 2:30 pm daily
Rehearsal Studio, Esplanade
Learn more about Chinese arts together with your child at these two workshops, organised by the Esplanade as part of Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts. Saturday’s workshop lets participants experience the fun of the diabolo (also known as the Chinese yo-yo), while Sunday’s session teaches parents and kids how to create beautiful ink drawings. Details here.
5. Say It With Love
Till 20 Feb, 6:45 pm to 12 am
Celebrate a belated Valentine’s Day as well as Yuan Xiao, the 15th day of the Lunar New Year traditionally associated with family bonding, with an evening out under the lights of the Supertrees. Catch performances by local musicians, then settle down for an outdoor screening of the hit Taiwanese movie, You Are the Apple of My Eye. Learn more.
6. Singapore Air Show 2016
20 to 21 Feb, 9:30 am to 5 pm
Changi Exhibition Centre
It’s Asia’s largest aerospace and defence event! Get an up-close look at various aircrafts, be wowed by aerobatic flying displays, and get your photos taken with airforce pilots from various countries. Find out more.
7. Family Activities at Gardeners’ Day Out
20 Feb, 9:30 am tp 3:30 pm
Lifestyle Corner, HortPark
For some nature-based activities that are fun for kids, check out Gardeners’ Day Out at HortPark. From storytelling sessions and vegetable harvesting to floral henna painting, there’s lots to keep young ones busy.
8. Chinese New Year Open House at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Till 22 Feb, 10 am to 5 pm
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Head down to this historical villa and celebrate Yuan Xiao with the family. Apart from festive celebratory activities in the morning, there will also be cultural demonstrations, distribution of CNY goodie bags and craft workshops. Admission is free.
9. Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay
Till 28 Feb, 9 am to 9 pm
Ring in the Year of the Monkey with a visit to Gardens by the Bay’s latest floral exhibition, which was inspired by the Chinese classical tale, Journey to the West. Featuring a stunning landscape of dahlias and begonias, you can have lots of fun spotting key settings from the story or other elements of Chinese art and culture.
10. A Story of Strategy and Surrender – The Battlebox Tour
Till 28 Feb, various timings
As part of the Battle for Singapore 2016 heritage campaign, The Battlebox is offering sneak previewsof its upcoming guided tours through the bunker, which was an underground command centre for Malaya Command during WWII. Learn more.