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What’s on this weekend: 12 – 13 August 2017

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Another weekend, another round of family time. Here’s where you can take the kids this weekend.

Follow the adventures of an imaginative little boy
What happens when Koko goes on an adventure with a pot for a helmet and wielding a spatula as a sword? Find out in this imaginative play filled with sing-alongs, surprises and more! Based on the children’s book by Natalie Hennedige and inspired by Singaporean artist Liu Kang’s oil painting, Life by the River.

11 – 27 August 2017, various timings, Esplanade Theatre Studio. Learn more about the play here.

Be mesmerised by stories of shiny and bright objects
Join storyteller Kamini Ramachandran as she regales your child with tales of animals and the shiny objects they are attracted to. Great for children aged four to eight.

12 & 13 August 2017, 2.30pm and 3.30pm, Keppel Centre for Art Education, National Gallery Singapore. Register here.

Relax with an afternoon of xinyao classics
With home being the theme for August, join community band Novo Winds as they relive a bygone era in Singapore’s music scene with a medley of xinyao classics. Admission is free.

13 August 2017, 3pm, Esplanade Concert Hall. Find out more here.

Check out a festival on all things illustration
If illustration is your cup of tea, be sure to pop by the Illustration Arts Fest. There’ll be a book signing by Drewscape, the creator of parenting comics The Ollie Comics, workshops and talks by local illustrators, as well as an artists market.

12 & 13 August 2017, 11am – 6.30pm, Lasalle College of the Arts. Check out the programme here.

Hit up a farming open house
Learn about farming systems and the future of urban farming at this open house organised by Citizen Farm and Edible Garden City. There’s also a farmer’s market where you can shop for fresh produce and gardening supplies.

12 August 2017, 10am – 3pm, 60 Jalan Penjara. Find out more about the event here.

See the Civic District come alive with art and performances
Missed the first weekend of the Civic District Outdoor Festival last week? You still have time to catch the festivities over the next two days! Have a picnic amongst giant bunnies at the Padang, see the façade of the National Gallery transformed by a light projection show and catch a fantastical play featuring puppets, music and surprises galore.

11 & 12 August 2017, 5 – 11pm, Civic District. Check out the programme schedule here.

Go on a storytelling walk with a dinosaur
Join Sara the Botanicosaurus on a guided tour of the Botanic Gardens and learn about the history of the place as she talks about the artefacts left behind by her grandmother. The areas covered are the Heritage Museum and Heritage Core. Suitable for children in Primary 1 to 6.

12 August 2017, 10am, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Tanglin Gate Botany Centre. Find out more and register here.

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