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What’s on this weekend: 1 – 2 April 2017

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We’re officially into the second quarter of 2017! Head into April with these fun family activities.

Groove to jazzy tunes at Singapore’s annual premier jazz festival
Bring the whole family down for a jazzy good time at Sing Jazz 2017! The annual jazz festival, which kicks off on 31 March at Marina Bay Sands, features Grammy-winning musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding, David Foster, Chaka Khan, and many more artistes performing across three days. This year’s edition sees the introduction of a brand new stage called The Late Show where the revelry continues into the wee hours of the morning with more live performances, DJ sets, and all-star jam sessions. Make it a family affair with music and good vibes!

31 March – 2 April 2017. Main events run from 4pm – 10.30pm, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre Hall 7, The Event Plaza.

The Late Show runs from 10pm – 4am, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre Hall F. For more information, click here.

Have a soul good time at a Caribbean-themed party
This Sunday’s Camp Kilo barbecue shindig takes on a Caribbean theme as Soul Island Singapura and Singapura Dub Club join forces to put on a Caribbean-themed party. It’s all about rolling rhythms and hearty portions to soothe your soul and fill your belly. Expect a stellar line-up of DJs dishing out soul music all day, a special Caribbean menu, kids activities, and lots of reggae swagger.

2 April, 2pm – 1am, 66 Kampong Bugis. Check the Facebook event page for details.

Learn about the medicinal healing properties of different plants
Go on a Healing Gardens tour of over 400 plants used in medicine at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The garden is laid out according to various parts of the body like the head, respiratory, and reproductive systems. Learn about their uses in Southeast Asian remedies while exploring the serene setting of the 2.5 hectare grounds.

1 April 2017, 9am and 10am. Free with registration. Registration opens 15 minutes before the start of each tour at the Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate. More information available here.

Watch a play featuring three famous fowl
Not your usual theatre production, Poultry Tales brings together three well-known characters from three classic fables: The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs, The Little Red Hen and Chicken-Licken for a hilarious time that’s sure to have the entire family in stitches! Look forward to a delightful song and dance as the three feathered friends impart wisdom on themes like cooperation, the value of hard work and other topics, all delivered with a dose of humour. Great for children aged three to 12.

27 April to 14 May 2017, 10.30am and 2pm daily, Drama Centre Theatre, National Library. Learn more about the play here and get your tickets at Sistic.

Discover the stories of people with autism through their artworks
Teach your child acceptance and tolerance towards people with special needs with a visit to an art exhibit. To mark Autism Awareness Month in April, social enterprise The Everyday Revolution is exhibiting artworks by its autistic artists. Titled ‘Everyday Secrets’, they’re showcased alongside anecdotes from parents, caregivers and friends of people with autism. Activities on the preview on 1 April include colouring and personalising your own postcards, and penning well wishes to the community of parents and caregivers. You can register here.

1 – 9 April 2017, Capitol Piazza Basement 2. Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

Learn about the lives of firefighters
Let your child live out his or her firefighter dreams with a visit to a fire station! Every Saturday, most fire stations around Singapore open their doors for free tours where kids can learn what it’s like to fight fires for a living. Explore a fire truck, check out fire pole sliding demonstrations, dress up as a firefighter and more! They’ll get to meet firefighters in person and find out more about their occupation.

Every Saturday, 9am – 11am, all fire stations except Jurong Island Fire Station. Visit the SCDF website for more details.

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