Arts, music and nature take the spotlight this weekend, with various exciting events that make for a fun day out for the whole family.
1. Gateway Theatre Turns One
7 July, 10 am to 2 pm
To mark its first birthday, Gateway Theatre has lined up a fun and colourful birthday bash complete with children’s theatre performances, a giant balloon-and puppet show, art and crafts and more. Details.
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2. Dance of the Violins
8 July, 6 pm to 7 pm
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Performed by 150 young violinists and cellists ranging from four to 16 years old, this concert presents a repertoire of well-loved favourites that everyone can enjoy such as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. More info.
3. The Lion King
Till 5 Aug
MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
You’ve seen Disney’s animated hit, now catch the story of Simba the lion in this stage extravaganza that has wowed over 90 million people around the world and picked up more than 70 major awards. Learn more.
4. Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests
Till 30 Sept, 10 am tp 7 pm
Dutch sculptor Theo Jansen’s famous wind-powered moving creatures make their way to Southeast Asia for the first time. Don’t miss these magnificent feats of engineering, design and art. Find out more.
5. Rainforest Lumina
2 July to 5 Aug, 7:30 pm to 12 am
Experience the rainforest and all its creatures like you never have before in this late-night adventure. There’s also an immersive storytelling element, with a roaming Creature Crew inviting you to step into their enchanting world. Details.
6. Jazz Association (Singapore) Presents: Celebrating Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival 2018
7 July, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Celebrating the Botanic Gardens’ third year anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this concert by the JASSO brings you original compositions from local jazz composers as well as new arrangements of jazz classics. More info.
7. Voices of Youth – A Night of Music & Giving
8 July, 6 pm to 8 pm
Resorts World Theatre
Presented by the youth members of the Singapore Red Cross, this fundraising concert aims to raise awareness of the local services provided by the Red Cross while celebrating local talent. Find out more.
8. Sprout – Singapore Largest Farm to People Festival
7 to 8 July, 10 am to 8 pm
Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre
Bringing growers, producers and the community together, this inaugural two-day festival is the largest farmers’ market located right in the city centre. More info.