What’s on this weekend: 15 – 16 July 2017
Image credit: iStock
From a magical Disney concert to a Nickelodeon festival, you’re bound to find something to occupy the kids with this weekend.
Get your adrenaline racing with heart-stopping acrobatic performances
Cirque du Soleil returns with KOOZA, an exciting production that blends acrobatic moves with clowning. Derived from the Sanskrit word “koza” which means “box”, “chest” or “treasure”, the performance revolves around a character called ‘The Innocent’ as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery. With 50 acrobats, actors, singers and musicians performing incredible jaw-dropping stunts to the beats of live jazz and fusion music, it’s a thrilling spectacle not to be missed!
See your favourite Disney characters and songs come to life on stage
Be enchanted as the magic of Disney comes to life in ‘Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish’! Sing along to familiar songs from beloved Disney classics like The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. It’s only playing for two nights, so get your tickets before they sell out.
14 & 15 July 2017, 8pm (Friday) and 2pm and 8pm (Saturday), Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. Tickets from Sistic.
Revisit the kampung life at Pulau Ubin
If you haven’t been to the annual Pesta Ubin festival, this weekend is your last chance to explore this rustic island off eastern Singapore. Go on a treasure hunt, try your hand at day or night kayaking, join fellow mountain bike enthusiasts on a biking trail or simply soak in the atmosphere. There are a myriad of activities for kids, including walks, nature camps and art workshops.
Rock out at Asia’s biggest regional music festival
Show your support for music from some of Asia’s most exciting bands at Singapore’s biggest annual regional music festival Baybeats! From melodic pop to cool electronic to stirring post-rock, it’s never too young to introduce your kids to the sounds of emerging and established musicians from Singapore and beyond, so come on down for 3 days of music and good vibes by the waterfront.
14 – 16 July 2017, various timings, various locations around the Esplanade. Click here to view the lineup and schedule.
Catch local bands play in an abandoned school
Can’t get enough of local music? This weekend marks the return of 100 Festival, formerly known as 100 Bands Festival. Starting this Friday, 100 of Singapore’s finest acts will play their hearts out at the old Bedok Town Secondary School across three weekends. As the first weekend coincides with Baybeats, some careful planning is in order if you’re planning to check out both festivals.
14 – 16 July, 21 – 23 July, 28 – 30 July 2017, various timings, Bedok Town Secondary School. View the full 100 Festival lineup and stay updated here.
Discover the new and improved Bukit Panjang Public Library
Make it a weekend of reading at the newly re-opened Bukit Panjang Public Library. Settle down in one of the many reading nooks for a cosy reading session with your child, or check out the storytelling room – it’s equipped with a multimedia system that transforms it into an interactive storytelling event. And if you’ve ever wondered what happens after you return your books, the glass panels at the entrance let you observe the books making their way along the conveyor belt to the sorting bins, for a fun behind-the-scenes look.
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 11am – 9pm, Bukit Panjang Plaza, #04-04 & 16/17. Closed on public holidays, at 5pm on Christmas Eve New Year’s Eve and eve of Chinese New Year. Learn more about the library here.
Learn about the history of South Korea’s last dynasty
Did you know that the influence of Korea’s Joseon era can still be seen in modern-day Korean culture, such as its etiquette, traditions and language? Travel back in time to Korea’s last dynasty, which lasted from 1392 to 1879, at Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life, currently showing at the Asian Civilisations Museum. There are programmes galore – play a Joseon scholar, create your own scholar’s hat, learn about the origins of the Hangeul alphabet and pick up some Korean words!
From now until 23 July 2017, 10am – 7pm (Monday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) and 10am – 9pm (Friday), Asian Civilisations Museum. Learn more here.
Check out an active living festival with a slimy twist
Get ready to be pelted with green slime when the Nickelodeon Slime Cup returns for its fifth edition! Aimed at encouraging families to keep fit through play, you can look forward to sports-oriented activities carried out with a generous dose of slime. Battle it out in the obstacle courses for the title of Super Slime Fan and take home a goodie bag in the Great Slime Giveaway. And being a Nickelodeon event, don’t miss this chance to get up-close with your favourite characters from SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and PAW Patrol! Suitable for children aged four and above.
15 July (exclusively for Singtel subscribers) & 16 July 2017 (open to public). 11am – 7pm, City Square Mall. Visit the website for more information.
Bounce to your heart’s content at an inflatable playground
If your kids couldn’t get enough of the bouncy, inflatable fun at Art-Zoo playground in March, they’ll be overjoyed to know it’s back, this time at Resorts World Sentosa. Bring the whole family down for a memorable day of jumping on the cute animal-shaped inflatables! Children aged two and below enter for free with one paying adult.
From now until 31 July 2017, 11am – 9pm, Resorts World Sentosa, The Bull Ring. More information here.