Weekend Picks: 20 to 21 February 2016

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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.

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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.

Magic Jungle

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

Supertree Grove

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.

Say It With Love

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.

Sun Yat Sen

9. Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay

Till 28 Feb, 9 am to 9 pm

Flower Dome

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.

Dahlia Dreams

10. A Story of Strategy and Surrender – The Battlebox Tour

Till 28 Feb, various timings

The Battlebox

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.

Read: The Battlebox: Hidden Tunnels Under the Forbidden Hill.

Battle Box

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