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What’s on this weekend: 3 – 4 June 2017

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Head into the mid-year with spirited classical tunes, let your imagination take flight at a storytelling festival, explore the future of human evolution and more.

Brighten up your morning with some classical music
Start your weekend on a soothing note with a classical music concert featuring professional harp and oboe musicians. Forget the stereotype of classical music being a stuffy genre – at this concert your kids are welcome to react to the music any way they want, be it dancing, singing or roaming around. So don’t worry if your child fidgets or makes noise – it’s all in the name of self-expression!

3 June 2017, 10.30am – 11.30am, City Hall Wing, Level 1, Keppel Centre for Art Education Project Gallery, National Gallery Singapore. For more details and tickets, head over to Peatix.

Hear the best storytellers in Asia and beyond
Stories take centrestage at the International Storytelling Festival Singapore this weekend at The Arts House! Highlights for younger audiences include Tales from Down Under, a visual storytelling session performed through the Japanese art of street theatre called kamishibai, and Enchanted Tales, featuring folk and fairy tales from Russia, Africa and France.

2 – 4 June 2017, various timings, The Arts House. For programme line-up, click here.

Explore the artworks of one of modern art’s most influential artists
Introduce your child to the artworks of Yayoi Kusama, one of the most influential artists alive, at this drop-in activity organised in tandem with her exhibition which opens 10 June. After learning about her art, your child can create patterns and learn about repetition. The activity runs throughout all the weekends in June, so if you can’t make it this Sunday there’s still time. Suitable for children aged four and above.

4 June, 10am – 6pm, City Hall Wing, Level 1, Keppel Centre for Art Education, National Gallery Singapore. Click here to find out more.

Discover the diverse wildlife of the Botanic Gardens
The Botanic Gardens might be known for trees and plants, but did you know that there are many species of animals that call it home? This guided tour highlights the birds, frogs, squirrels, butterflies, ants and other animals found in the Botanic Gardens, as well as tips on respecting them in their environment. Suitable for children in K1 to Primary 6.

3 June 2017, 10am – 11am, Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Register here.

Live out your pirate fantasies at a sea-front carnival
Play pirate this Saturday at the SAF Yacht Club’s Carnival by The Straits! Open to both members and the public, you can expect water rides, game booths, a treasure hunt, food stalls and more. Come dressed in identical outfits as a family for a chance at winning the Fancy Dress competition or Parent Child Look-A-Like contest.

3 June 2017, 10am – 5pm, SAF Yacht Club. Click here for more information.

Glimpse into the future of human evolution
In an age of artificial intelligence, humanoids and virtual reality, what does it mean to be human? Bionic limbs, cyborgs and clones are among us now and as technological advances are made, how will these affect human evolution? The ArtScience Museum’s newest exhibition HUMAN + The Future of Our Species explores exciting possibilities of what humans will look like in the future through works by international artists, scientists, designers and technologists. For those with highly inquisitive children, this is a great opportunity to discuss the social, ethical and environmental consequences of technology with them!

Exhibition will run from now for approximately four months, 10am – 7pm, ArtScience Museum. Guided tours available on selected dates. Click here for the programme line-up.

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