Weekend Picks: 26 to 27 September 2015

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It’s set to be a weekend filled with lights, colours  and festivities as we head towards the Mid Autumn Festival and Deepavali. Here are some fun things to do to get in the mood of the occasions, plus other entertaining activities the whole family can enjoy.

1. Moonfest 2015 – Journey West: Web of Deceit

25 to 27 Sep, 10:30 am, 2 pm & 6 pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio

Join the Monkey King Sun Wu Kong, the monk Tang San Zang, Piggy and Sandy on an exciting adventure as they try to escape the clutches of the Spider Demon. Enacted using a mix of Teochew Metal Rod Puppetry and Shadow Puppetry, this fun and interactive show teaches children about the virtues of determination andn loyalty, while also introducing them to traditional art forms. Find out more here.

Journey West

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2. Art of Speed

19 Sep 2015 to 3 April 2016, 10 am to 6 pm
Gillman Barracks

Head down to the newly opened Playeum Children’s Centre for Creativity and let your kids unleash their imagination as they explore the ideas of speed, movement and cars. A dedicated creative space for children that’s a first in Asia, there are four inter-connected environments offering different sensory environments. Read more about the Centre here.


3. Moonfest 2015: Tok Tok Tok! Fun with Chinese Percussion

27 Sep, 11 am & 3 pm

Celebrate this Mid Autumn Festival to the exuberant and joyful beats of Chinese rattle drums. A great chance for family bonding through craft and music, this workshop will teach you about various Chinese percussion instruments and you’ll also get the chance to make a rattle drum of your own. More details here.

Tok Tok Tok

4. Chinatown Mid Autumn Celebrations – 1960s Fancy Dress Contest

26 Sep, 7 pm to 10 pm
Pagoda Street

Chinatown takes on some old world charm. Watch participants flex their imaginations and creativity, as they dress up in their best 1960s outfit for Pagoda Street’s first ever runway event. There will be roving 1960s characters giving out free sweets and balloons, and even non-participants of the contest stand a chance to bring home limited edition door gifts if they’re decked out in 1960s attire.

5. Deepavali Festivities in Little India

19 Sep to 22 Nov
Serangoon Road

Little India comes alive in a sea of colourful lights as our local Indian community prepares to usher in Deepavali. Enjoy the spectacular lighting display and have fun shopping at the Deepavali Festival Village, a bustling bazaar that sells everything from ethnic wear and home decor to costume jewellery and assorted festive sweets and delicacies. Decorations

6. Chinatown Mid Autumn Celebrations – Mass Lantern Walk

27 Sep, 7 pm to 10 pm
Kreta Ayer Square

Get immersed in the festive spirit and take in the leisurely-paced latern parade procession under the full moon on this walk around the heart of Chinatown. Along the way, enjoy impressive acts by dragon dance troupes, cheerleaders and a percussion band. The walk will conclude with performances and pyrotechnic displays at the Main Stage in front of Lucky Chinatown.


7. SG50 Concert Series in the Park – A Night of Instrumental Favourites

26 Sep, 4.30 pm to 10 pm
Bedok Reservoir Park

Featuring music from Bruno Mars, Kenny G, One Direction and Vivaldi, enjoy the music in the park along with performances by the Urban Drum Crew. Starting from 4.30 pm, fringe activities include a bouncy castle, balloon sculptors, game and F&B booths. Find out more here.

8. Library Used Book Sale

26 to 27 Sep, 9 am to 7 pm
Singapore EXPO Hall 6B

Used library books go on sale this weekend at $1 or $2. Books are available in all four languages. Free admission. Find out more.

9. Baby Expo 2015

25 to 27 Sep, 11 am to 9 pm
Singapore EXPO Hall 4A

Go shopping for baby this weekend at the Baby Expo 2015. Find out more here.

\Have many a great little day out!

READ: Tips for Managing Your Child's Myopia

READ: Little India lights up for Deepavali