What’s on this weekend: 3 – 4 February 2018

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Usher in the Year of the Dog
With the Year of the Dog just two weeks away, head down to Chinatown for the annual Chinese New Year light-up and festivities! Look out for a lion dance competition this weekend, a street bazaar and nightly stage shows.

From now until 16 March 2018, 6pm onwards, Chinatown. Click here for more details.

Welcome spring with beautiful blooms
With dahlias, camellias and bromeliads in bloom, the ‘Dahlia Dreams’ floral display at Gardens by the Bay will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a Chinese imperial garden. On selected days in February, the God of Fortune will appear to spread wealth and prosperity – truly an auspicious start to the new year.

From now until 4 March 2018, 9am – 9pm daily, Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay. Find out more here.

Laugh yourself silly at a play about two robbers and a ladybird
When two robbers hatch a plan to steal a farmer’s prized cow, little do they know that a tiny ladybird has a plan of her own up her sleeve. Expect puppetry, laughter and hi-jinks in this riotous stage adaptation of What The Ladybird Heard, held as part of KidsFest 2018. Great for ages three and above.

3 & 4 February 2018, various timings, KC Arts Centre Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre. For more information and tickets, click here.

Be rewarded with FUN-Tastic Fortune
Celebrate Chinese New Year at Sentosa with lion dance and dragon dance performances, and Snoopy meet-and-greet sessions during the first three days. Plus, stand to win attractive prizes at the FUN-Tastic Draw or try your luck at the instant win game booths.

From now until 4 March, all day, Sentosa. Click here for the programme lineup.

Explore the history of Bukit Brown cemetery
Forget air-conditioned malls and crowded theme parks – go off the beaten path and explore the tranquil surrounds of Bukit Brown cemetery with a guided walk. Organised by heritage buffs Elizabeth and Fabian, the walk will focus on the history and people of the cemetery.

3 February 2018, 4pm – 7pm, Bukit Brown Cemetery. Read more about the walk and get tickets here.

Watch bands play in a park
Slow down and chill out to performances by local talents at NParks’ Live Out Loud series showcasing amateur and established musicians, from singers to beatboxers and dancers. Enjoy a relaxed evening at the next edition, held at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park this Saturday.

3 February 2018, 5.30pm – 7pm, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. Find out more here.

Enjoy the lunar new year festivities with furry friends
Leave it to the pups from Paw Patrol to spread some festive cheer this Chinese New Year! Look forward to interactive games, a lion dance performance, and photo-taking opportunities with life-sized PAW Patrol characters dressed in Chinese New Year costumes. Plus, redeem special merchandise with every minimum spend.

From now until 25 February 2018, various timings, City Square Mall. Find out more here.

Turn plastic bottles into planters
If your goal for this year is to be more eco-conscious, join this workshop by the National Library Board, where you’ll learn how to create an eco-friendly planter from plastic bottles.

3 February 2018, 10.30am – 12.30pm, Tampines Regional Library, PIXEL Labs@NLB, Level 4. Click here to register.

Get hands-on with a DIY craft session
Children learn best by doing and to mark World Wetlands Day, let your child create their own wetland craft in this hands-on activity organised by NParks.

3 February 2018, 9.30am – noon, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. More information here.

Make your own game controller
Try your hand at building a game controller with Makey Makey, an invention kit developed by MIT Media Labs. Your child can have fun exploring electrical circuits and experimenting with the provided materials.

3 February 2018, 10.30am – noon, The Tinkering Studio. Check the Facebook event page for updates and register here.

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