What’s on this long weekend: 1 – 3 September 2017

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With musicals, a family picnic and a photo exhibition, there’s no shortage of ways to spend the upcoming long weekend.

Watch a classic tale come to life through mime and music
Experience the classic tale of Peter and the Wolf as it unfolds live on stage! The Singapore Symphony Orchestra and mime artists from the Magic Circle Mime Company are joining forces to create a delightful, interactive rendition of this enduring children’s classic. Help the orchestra and the audience outwit the scary wolf! Great for kids aged four and above.

2 & 3 September 2017, various timings, Victoria Concert Hall. Find out more about the play here and get tickets from Sistic.

Catch your favourite PAW Patrol dogs in an action-packed musical
Join the lovable pups from PAW Patrol at this energetic musical performance where “no job is too big, no pup is too small”! Classic theatrical scenery and a high-tech video transport you to PAW Patrol locations such as Adventure Bay, Seal Farm and Jake’s Mountain – a real treat for fans of the television series! Look out for an interactive video where you and your child can participate to solve clues together with the pups and more.

1 – 3 September 2017, 10.30am, 2pm and 5.30pm, Resorts World Theatre. Click here to purchase tickets.

Enjoy a ballet under the stars
Ballet Under the Stars returns to the lush surrounds of Fort Canning for two weekends of contemporary and classical ballet this September! Catch a trio of rousing, modern performances from 1 to 3 September and be invited to three exquisite weddings from 8 to 10 September. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy an enchanting evening of music and dance with your loved ones. Open to children aged four and above.

1 – 3 and 8 – 10 September 2017, 7.30pm, Fort Canning Green. More information and tickets here.

See Little India all lit up with colourful lights
Kick off the Deepavali celebrations with a colourful light-up in Little India! Soak in the vibrant atmosphere as dancers and floats take to the streets in a street parade.

2 September – 12 November 2017, 7pm – midnight, Serangoon Road and Race Course Road. Visit Little India Singapore for details.

Check out a heritage photo exhibition on the humble cloth cradle
Created by local photographer Zinkie Aw, ‘I’ve Cot You (Sayang, Sarong Baby)’ is a photo project that explores family and childhood memories revolving around the cloth cradle, commonly used by families in the ’80s and ’90s to coax babies to sleep. Explore vintage items and photos contributed by the public, and view an adult-sized cloth cradle!

From now until 30 September 2017, 10am – 9pm, Tampines Regional Library, Our Tampines Hub. Find out more about the project here.

Pen a nature-inspired poem
Is your child a budding poet? Then this poetry workshop conducted amid the flora and fauna of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is perfect for them. Writer-in-residence Yong Shu Hoong will be on hand to offer tips on writing nature or bird-inspired poems, while local illustrator David Liew will demonstrate how to enliven their poems with illustrations. Registration is free and limited to 20 participants.

2 September 2017, 9.30am – 12.30pm, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre. Click here for more information.

Marvel at LEGO versions of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Haven’t caught the LEGO Piece of Peace exhibition yet? Make sure you head down before it ends on 10 September! On display are 43 LEGO recreations of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including our very own Botanic Gardens. There are also special LEGO Builds of local landmarks, a play area for kids featuring a LEGO brick pit and a giant map of Singapore where you can add your own personal touch.

Ends 10 September 2017, 10am – midnight, Fort Canning Arts Centre. Find out more about the exhibition and get tickets here.

Enjoy a family picnic at a park
Pack a picnic basket and enjoy a beautiful day out with your family at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park this Saturday. Part of the inaugural My Family Weekend organised by Families For Life, expect plenty of family activities, movie screenings, live performances, bouncy castles and more.

2 September 2017, 4 – 9.30pm, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Ficus Green. Click here for more information.

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