Not only is this weekend the start of the September term break, it’s also when the lead-up to the Mid-Autumn Festival begins. What does this mean? Plenty of fun things in the works, of course, with many of them taking place from evening late into the night!
1. Little Star
Till 11 Sept
Alliance Francaise Theatre
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Aimed at kids from ages two to six, this brand new production from I Theatre may be low on dialogue, but it’s chock full of arresting visuals, lovely music and a joyful vibe. Details here, or read our review to learn more.
2. Kids World Fair 2016
2 to 4 Sept, 11 am to 9 pm
Suntec Convention Centre
It’s education, health and fun all under one roof at this fair. Look forward to meet-and-greets with several popular characters, free health checks and skills assessments, free trial classes from various enrichment centres, plus loads of fun activities like wall-scaling, cookie decorating and even music mixing. Find out more.
3. Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2016 Opening Ceremony
3 Sept, 7 pm to 10 pm
This kicks off Chinatown’s annual Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations in style, with an exciting programme line-up that includes the official street light-up, a dragon dance, song and dance performances by local and overseas artists, and a grand fireworks display. Learn more.
4. Love, Light, Living Festival
3 to 4 Sept
Asian Civilisations Museum
Discover the colours, sounds and flavours of Eurasian and Filipino culture at this festival, held in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition on Christian art. From dances and a drama performance to storytelling, games, and an evening picnic, it’s got it all. More info.
5. Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay
3 to 18 Sept
Gardens by the Bay
The Gardens become a buzzing wonderland of lights come sundown, with massive lit-up displays depicting Asian moon-related legends, a colonnade of community-designed lanterns, craft activities and storytelling. There’s even a procession on the official launch day where participants carry lantern lit by smart phones. Details.
Till 11 Sept
Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
This beloved, multi award-winning musical that tells the story of a spirited orphan’s rags-to-riches journey gets a fresh update. Retaining the unforgettable songs of the original production, this is a show that’s sure to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. Find out more.
7. Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir in the Park
3 Sept, 6 pm to 7 pm
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Look forward to familiar and evergreen hits like Over the Rainbow and songs from The Sound of Music at this first outdoor concert by the Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir.
8. Hansel & Gretel
Till 4 Sept
Ulu Pandan Community Theatrette
The Players Theatre presents this dark and alluring retelling of the classic fairytale. Fun, scary and with delicious-looking visuals, this is one treat that’s hard to resist.