Weekend Picks: 3 to 4 October 2015

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Hooray for the weekend! Though the skies might be hazy and grey, but that doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had. We round up some activities that are sure to pick up your mood and brighten your days.

1. The Art of Speed

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

Gillman Barracks

Come explore the essence and concepts of speed at the Playeum Children’s Centre for Creativity. From zooming toy cars and ramps of different sizes to a a digital room with a shadow play installation and a playmaker space where kids can get creative with their own special projects, there’s plenty to keep them engaged. Read our review here.

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2. Donate a Book, Change a Life with Brighton Montessori

3 Oct, 1 pm to 4 pm

Brighton Montessori, Great World City

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Brighton Montessori is sharing the gift of literacy with less fortunate children in neighbouring region. Bring the books your kids have outgrown down for donation and pick up some discounted books along the way. Little ones can look forward to dramatisations of well-loved tales, story-themed game booths, craft stations and more. More details here.

RampBrighton Montessori

3. Mid-Autumn Festival @ Gardens by the Bay

25 Sep to 4 Oct, 7 pm to 10 pm

Gardens by the Bay

Here’s your last chance to see the dazzling and elaborately crafted lanterns that celebrate the beauty of the natural world. See the different areas of the Gardens come to life in a kaleidoscope of light and colour, and enjoy performances by local artists. Look out for the fireworks display happening at the Supertree Grove at 8 pm on 3 Oct.

Dinosaurs Lantern

4. Serenading Pangolins

3 Oct, 2 pm & 5 pm

Drama Centre Black Box

The pangolins are in danger! Are there brave and smart children who can help build a bionic armour to save them? Through creative staging and interactive audience segments, this dance-theatre performance aims to raise awareness on the endangered status of pangolins.

Serenading Pangolins

5. Deepavali Festivities in Little India

19 Sep to 22 Nov

Serangoon Road

Soak in the atmosphere of a spectacularly lit-up Little India and head down to the Deepavali Festival Village at Campbell Lane for a spot of shopping. There are all kinds of gems to be found at the bustling bazaar, from ethnic clothing and home decor to elaborate costume jewellery and festive delicacies.

6. Saturdays@ACM – Child’s Play

3 Oct, 1 pm to 5 pm

Asian Civilisations Museum

Children’s Day has come early to the Asian Civilisations Museum. To celebrate, the museum has lined up song and drama performances, lessons in making traditional games like chapteh and five stones, and even bouncy castles shaped like some of Singapore’s most iconic playgrounds. Free admission.

7. Nishikawa-ryu – The Artistry of Odori

2 Oct to 3 Oct, 7 pm

Asian Civilisations Museum

Here’s a rare opportunity to catch a performance of odori, the traditional Japanese dance, by the highly acclaimed Nishikawa-ryu company. With their mix of contemporary and traditional dance, you’re sure to be entertained and dazzled. A children’s group will also perform exquisitely choreographed pieces.


8. “Celebration of Chrysanthemums” Floral Display

24 Sep to 10 Nov, 9 am to 9 pm

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Chrysanthemum blooms show their flower power at this stunning exhibition. Much admired for their beauty and a popular symbol of autumn in Chinese art, the many chrysanthemum varieties on display here will draw you into the world of myths and folklore through the language of plants.


9. National Museum of Singapore’s Permanent Galleries

10 am to 7 pm

93 Stamford Road

Check out the National Museum’s permanent galleries, which were recently reopened to the public after nearly a year of upgrading works. Boasting an attractive, theatrical-style design, subtle sound effects, multi-media projections and informative labels for all exhibits, the galleries provide visitors with an immersive musuem experience. Read our detailed review here.

Permanent Galleries

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