What’s on this weekend: 10 – 11 June 2017

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Frolic at Singapore’s biggest family carnival, take in the Ramadan festivities, tumble down the rabbit hole at an Alice in Wonderland-themed play and more.

Experience the magic of ballet
Featuring live narration and dance, this hour-long ballet performance by the Singapore Dance Theatre will captivate and delight your little ones. Peter and Blue’s Birthday Party tells the story of a curious trio: Peter, his dog Blue, and his cat Calico who go on a magical adventure which culminates in a big birthday bash. Great for children aged three and above.

8 – 11 June 2017, 11am and 2pm, Esplanade Theatre Studio. Find out more and get tickets here.

Check out a blockbuster art exhibition
This one’s for the artsy folks – the highly anticipated exhibition on renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama opens this weekend at the National Gallery Singapore. Life is the Heart of a Rainbow is the first large-scale showcase of her work in Southeast Asia, spanning paintings, sculptures, videos and installations from the 1950s to the present. Step into her infinity mirror rooms, explore the dots and pumpkin motifs, and view never-before-seen works.

After that, hop over to The Obliteration Room – part of the on-going Children’s Biennale – and have fun sticking colourful stickers on the furniture and white walls. Bonus: kids under six get in for free!

9 June – 3 September 2017, all day, Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, National Gallery Singapore. Click here for more information.

Watch an Alice in Wonderland-inspired play
Tumble down the rabbit hole at Wonderland, a fantastical play by Andsoforth Junior, the children’s events arm of pop-up dining collective Andsoforth. Storytelling, art and dining come together to create an interactive, immersive experience in a 45-minute performance that will have both children and adults spellbound. Suitable for children aged two and above.

10 June 2017, 11am and 2pm, 16D Lorong Ampas (GS Building). Find out more here.

Have a blast at Singapore’s biggest family carnival
Singapore’s largest outdoor family event Aviva Superfundae is back! With over 30 games and activities spread across five themed fun zones, there’s something for everyone. Munch on yummy Haribo gummies fired by the Mega Candy Cannon every hour, put your navigation skills to the test in the Ninja Quest Giant Inflatable Obstacle Course, make a splash at the CrayCraySpray Waterplay Area and more. Every child who completes all the challenges will receive a Superfundae goodie bag and a medal. Need more reason to go down? There’ll be free ice cream all day long and ice cold beer for the mums and dads, perfect for cooling down in the heat!

10 June 2017, 10am – 9pm, The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay. For more information and ticketing details, head here.

Bond with your child through a fun drama workshop
With the June holidays in full swing, why not use this time to participate in a fun drama workshop with your child? Check out ACT 3 International’s It’s Just a Box, where you and your child will learn to use drama to turn an ordinary cardboard box into a crazy invention. Let your creativity and imagination flow! Suitable for children aged 17 months to seven years.

10 June 2017, 10.30am – 11.30am, ACT 3 Drama Academy, 126 Cairnhill Arts Centre. Click here for more details.

Soak in the festive atmosphere of Ramadan
Make a trip down to the popular Geylang Serai bazaar during the Ramadan period and bask in the festive atmosphere! With over 1,000 stalls, you can shop to your heart’s content for traditional goodies like kueh tart and kueh bangkit, new-fangled snacks like candy floss burritos and rainbow ice cream buns, clothes, accessories and more. Make sure to stay on for the Hari Raya light up that takes place nightly at 7pm. For culture buffs, there’ll be Malay cultural performances and screenings of classic Malay films by P. Ramlee on weekends at Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub.

From now until 24 June 2017, Geylang Serai market, Joo Chiat Complex and Haig Road. Visit the Our Kampung Spirit Facebook page for updates.

Explore the enchanting world of Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Introduce your child to the enthralling speech and drama of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at The Art’s House’s Little Shakespeare programme! Afterwards, round off the session with a complimentary craft activity. Great for children aged five to six.

10 June 2017, 11am – 12.30pm, 2pm – 3.30pm, 4.30pm – 6pm, Play Den, The Arts House. Learn more about the programme here and register here.

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