What’s on this weekend: 19 – 20 August 2017

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It’s festivals galore with events devoted to performances, science and innovation.

Celebrate 10 years of the Night Festival
The Singapore Night Festival turns 10 this year and to celebrate, it’s bringing back familiar faces to reminisce those early years. Expect crowd favourites such as Bloco Singapura who will be putting on a hip party at Armenian Street, light installations and heritage trails. The diverse lineup also includes Chinese drumming, wrestling matches and pole dancing performances.

18 – 26 August 2017, 7.30pm – midnight, Bras Basah Bugis precinct. Visit the official website for the programme and schedule.

Find out what goes on behind-the-scenes at laboratories
Curious to know what goes on in laboratories? Head down to X-periment!, a two-day science carnival that’s part of the Singapore Science Festival. See researchers from universities, research institutions and companies demonstrate innovative solutions centred on the theme Future Health.

18 & 19 August 2017, 11am – 6pm, Matrix, Biopolis. Find out more here.

Get your adrenaline pumping at a trucking competition
It’s trucks galore at Monster Jam, billed as “the most action packed family entertainment experience on the planet”! Let the colourful, heavyweight vehicles thrill you with gravity-defying stunts at this unique motorsport competition. Look out for the Monster Jam Pit Party where you can get up-close and personal with your favourite drivers and trucks, some of which weigh in at a jaw-dropping 10,000 pounds!

19 August 2017, 7pm, National Stadium. Click here for more information.

Spark innovation at the one-north Festival
Unleash the spirit of innovation in your child at the one-north Festival! Get hands-on with robotics and metal stamping workshops, learn how biotechnology can fight climate change, catch a crazy paint science show and even be a DJ for a day! Registration is required for workshops.

16 – 19 August 2017, 11am – 6pm, Biopolis @ one-north. Find out more here.

Learn how to make an origami boat
In this free activity by PIP’s Playbox, your child will learn how to fold their own origami boat.

From now until 28 August 2017, 11am – 6pm, PIP’s Playbox. More details here.

Discover the world of social enterprise
Introduce your child to the world of social enterprise at SMU’s Festival For Good, happening on Saturday. Learn how to make a positive impact on society through conversations, experience giving back to the world through interactive activities and workshops, and indulge in retail therapy all at once. Admission is free and you can register here to receive a festival tote bag at the event.

19 August 2017, noon – 10pm, lyf@SMU. Follow the Facebook page for updates and find out more here.

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