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The first quarter of 2017 is almost over and yes, we know what you’re thinking – where did all that time go? Check out our round-up of family-friendly events this weekend.
Help a bear find his missing hat
Bear has lost his hat and tries to find it, but none of the other animals have seen it. Based on the book by Jon Klassen, this interactive play invites audiences to solve the mystery of the missing hat. With its humour, catchy tunes and engaging visuals, it’s sure to delight the whole family!
Catch a fairytale musical out of the ordinary
Prepare to have your notions of fairytales turned upside down in ‘ITSY – The Musical’! A grandfather gets caught between a feud between Itsy Bitsy Spider’s army and the other fairytale characters, and must figure out a way to defeat the spiders. Meanwhile, his grandson appears but in a strangely altered form. Amid the dazzling effects, colours and music, lies a powerful story about the bond between a grandfather and his grandchild that will move you.
24 March – 2 April 2017. Friday and Saturday, 8pm. Sunday, 3pm. Victoria Theatre. For more information and to get tickets, click here.
Frolic on the car-free streets of the Civic District
Car Free Sunday is back! Mingle on the vehicle-free streets of the Civic District and look forward to breakfast performances, go on a trail of trees in the area, and get fit at the mass workouts. Get hands on with pebble painting, sketching and colouring activities, and work off calories at the bouncy castles. If culture is what you’re after, check out a live heritage mural painting at Thian Hock Keng temple and duck into the National Gallery Singapore for a dose of art. Looking to spend a lazy Sunday before the grind of the work week beckons? Simply kick back and relax at the Padang and watch the sun set.
26 March 2017, 6am – 6pm, Civic District. Find out more here.
Have a House Party in The Arts House
Also taking place in the Civic District this weekend is House Party, the Arts House’s annual celebration where writers, artists and musicians gather to share stories that inspire them. Family-friendly highlights include storytelling sessions, jazz performances at Empress Lawn, and a bonding session where you can bring your favourite hawker dish!
Peek into the poor living conditions women in 1900s China endured
Come 25 March, the Mint Museum of Toys will extend its opening hours till 9.30pm for its late night exhibition series ‘Guerilla’. Titled ‘Door of Hope: Women in History’, this Saturday’s exhibit offers a peek at the poor living conditions endured by women in 1900s China. It’s an initiative by Door of Hope, an organisation started in 1901 in China by a group of women to provide a safe haven for women who were kidnapped, sold into slavery, or had their feet bound. Visitors can view 25 dolls dressed in traditional costumes, and pen their thoughts on cards or bring home folders containing inspirational quotes about women.
25 March 2017, 6.30pm – 9.30pm, Mint Museum of Toys. Check the Mint Museum of Toys website for more details.
Take in some classical music in a park
Gather your family for an evening of classical music this Sunday at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The embassies of Poland and Hungary are joining forces to present ‘From the Heart of Europe’, a piano recital to celebrate the Polish Presidency of the Visegrad group. The recital will be performed by acclaimed Polish pianist Przemyslaw Witek. Admission is free, so pack a picnic basket and relax to melodies in the lush greenery of the Botanic Gardens.
26 March 2017, 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens. Click here for more information.
Go on fun rides at an outdoor playground
The fun doesn’t have to end just because the March school holidays are over! Head down to City Square Mall’s Rainbowlicious Carnival for fun rides like Racing Bikes and Pirate Ship at the City Green Outdoor Park at Level 1, and unleash your inner robot fanatic at the Robot Rides at Basement 2.
10 March – 9 April 2017. Rainbowlicious Carnival, 6pm – 10pm on weekdays, noon – 10pm on weekends and public holidays. Robot Rides, 11am – 9pm daily.
City Square Mall, Level 1 City Green Outdoor Park. More information available here.