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

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Welcome to July! From a dazzling mirror maze to a fun build-your-own robot dinosaur activity, here’s how to have a great weekend with the kids.

View an exhibition of Britain’s most celebrated living artist
Introduce your child to the art of David Hockney at David Hockney: A Matter of Perspective. Known for his vibrant portrait and landscape paintings, as well as embracing technology in his art, the exhibition showcases 36 carefully selected works from the celebrated British artist’s six decade-long career. Afterwards, discuss with your child which artworks they liked and why!

1 July – 9 September 2017, 10am – 7pm (weekdays), 9am – 6pm (Saturdays), closed on Sundays and public holidays, Singapore Tyler Print Institute. Find out more here.

Bring out the Spider-Man fan in you at nex
Before you watch Spider-Man: Homecoming, which hits cinemas on 6 July, head down to nex to check out replica props from the movie. Put your Spidey skills to the test at the game stop or bring home some merchandise! There are great prizes to be won when you shop there – redeem a pair of special movie-branded headphones when you spend a minimum of $200 or $350, and stand to win a trip to New York City or London with every $50 spent.

From now until 9 July 2017, 10.30am – 10.30pm, nex. Click here for more information.

Immerse yourself in music from Harry Potter
Potterheads, you don’t want to miss this. Be spellbound at this symphony concert, which is part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, featuring music from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Relive the magic of the film which will be shown in hi-definition on a 40-foot screen while the orchestra plays John Williams’ iconic score.

1 & 2 July, 7pm, Esplanade Concert Hall. More information and tickets from Sistic.

Enter a mind-bending world of mirrors and illusions
Professor Crackitt has lost his pet parrot Wattnot and you’ve been tasked to find it! Be dazzled when you step into the Light Fantastic, a labyrinth of mirrors, reflections and hallways that make up his laboratory. As your little one wanders the endless corridors in search of the Professor’s beloved parrot, the interactive exhibits along the way teach them about the phenomena of light and mirrors. Don’t miss this exhibition by the Science Centre which explores the physics of light, colour and reflection.

From now until 31 December 2017, 10am – 6pm, Hall A, Science Centre Singapore. Find out more about the exhibition here.

Build your own robot dinosaur
If a mirror maze isn’t your thing, how about building a robot dinosaur instead? In this special travelling exhibition from Japan, your child will learn about the process of creating one, from the design to automation, assembly and mechanics. It costs $7 per adult and $5 per child. Great for kids aged three to 12.

From now until 27 August 2017, 10am – 6pm, Hall 2 Annexe, Science Centre Singapore. Learn more here.

Be part of an interactive wayang kulit performance
PIP’s PLAYbox never fails to come up with creative and engaging activities for children, and The Shadow Adventures of Bayang-Bayang Boy and Cahaya Girl is no exception. Part of the Malay arts festival Pesta Raya, the wayang kulit, or shadowplay performance features the friendly Bayang-Bayang Boy and Cahaya Girl who are eager to make new friends. Your child is encouraged to create their own characters and join in the theatrics!

From now until 23 July 2017, 11am – 6pm, PIP’s PLAYbox, Esplanade. More details here.

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