What’s on this weekend: 13 – 15 Jan 2017

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Go on an art walk around Little India, take part in a Pokémon run and shop for Chinese New Year goodies at a rooftop flea market.

Experience the vibrant heritage and culture of Little India
Immerse yourself in Little India’s vibrant heritage and culture with an art walk around the colourful district. The third edition of ARTWALK Little India returns with the theme ‘Your Path To Remember’, bringing the stories and memories of the neighbourhood to life through art installations, traditional folktales and myths, immersive theatre performances and other fringe activities. Look out for wall murals and artworks located in the area. Kids can join in the fun too, with colouring sessions and flower garland making activities to occupy themselves with.

12 – 17 Jan 2017. For more information and performance schedules, head here.

Shop for Chinese New Year goodies at a hip rooftop flea market
Being Singaporean, shopping runs in our blood and the YHFlea: Lepark Edition flea market on the rooftop of People’s Park Complex is a shopaholic’s delight. Over 100 local brands and independent designers like BooksActually, Naked & Unbound and oh!leaf will be selling their wares across three different segments: Brands Only Market, Car Boot Sale and Flea Trade Zone. Stock up on your Chinese New Year wardrobe and goodies at this outdoor bazaar while enjoying the views of Chinatown from above.

14 & 15 Jan 2017. Find out more here.

Learn about the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac
This interactive session by PIP’s PLAYbox introduces kids to the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac through print rubbings, tangrams and other fun activities. Your child will get to discover his or her zodiac sign in a fun, artsy way.

1 Jan – 28 Feb 2017. For details, head here.

Check out art, food and culture beside the Singapore River
How does catching art and cultural performances, browsing an art market and cooling off with an ice ball while strolling along the Singapore River sound? Organised by the Asian Civilisations Museum, the Rojak! Weekend Festival promises a breezy, carefree weekend by the waterfront. Have your fortune told, go on carnival rides, check out a food bazaar, enjoy live music and watch movies under the stars. There’s also a host of kid-friendly activities to keep your little ones occupied – think stalls featuring your favourite childhood games, temporary tattoos, life-size cardboard boats and a tour of an exhibition on port cities.

14 & 15 Jan 2017. Click here for more information and programme schedule.

Catch a stage adaptation of The Gruffalo
Follow the adventures of Mouse as he takes a walk through the woods in this charming stage adaptation of The Gruffalo. Find out what happens when he encounters the wily Fox, sly Owl and cunning Snake along the way. Can Mouse outwit them or will he end up as dinner? And importantly, is the monstrous Gruffalo he describes even real? Bursting with songs, laughs and scares, it’s sure to captivate and delight your child. Suitable for children aged three and above.

12 – 15 Jan 2017. Check KidsFest for show times and tickets.

Be enthralled by a story about a friendly cockroach
Think cockroaches can’t be cute and cuddly? You’ll change your mind after attending ‘Rochee: The Friendliest Cockroach’, a free storytelling session based on the book by Gavin Goo. It’s part of interactive theatre series PLAYtime designed for children aged two to four. At 15 minutes long, the session is perfect for sustaining children’s attention spans without boring them. Swing by and be entertained by Rochee’s adventures!

14 & 15 Jan. More information here.

Go on a trainer’s journey in Pokémon Run SG
Pokémon trainers, get ready for Pokémon Run SG happening this Saturday at The Promontory @ Marina Bay. The first-ever Southeast Asian Pokémon-themed run will take you on a trainer’s journey where you’ll get the chance to experience the newest pocket monsters from Pokémon Sun and Moon. The 5km run features familiar landmarks in the area and there’ll be food and beverage booths on event day. The minimum age for participation is four, so bring your kids along and enjoy a day out running and bonding over Pokémon.

14 Jan 2017. For more information and to register, visit the official website.

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