What’s on this weekend: 30 September – 1 October 2017

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This weekend, watch a puppet play about kindness, get to know traditional Chinese arts and crafts and make sea creature origami.

Fill a cardboard forest with fantastic paper creations
Get crafty with paper at Paper Planet, where you and your child are invited to fill a forest of cardboard trees with your own paper creations. Have a ball exercising your imagination as you create fantastic creatures, vines, flowers and other structures.

28 September – 1 October 2017, various timings, City Hall Wing, Level 3, City Hall Chamber, National Gallery Singapore. Find out more and register here.

Follow the adventures of a poor orphan
Based on a classic Chinese folktale about a poor orphan who loves to draw, this puppetry play teaches children about kindness and determination. With its mix of traditional hand puppets, action and music, it’s sure to be a delightful experience for audiences young and old! Note: this play is performed in Mandarin with English subtitles. Suitable for children aged five and above.

29 September – 1 October 2017, various timings, Esplanade Theatre Studio. Read more about the play here and get tickets from Sistic.

Witness a love story told through dance
Make your way down to Marina Bay Sands to catch West Side Story before it ends this weekend! The classic story of two star-crossed lovers from rival gangs in New York’s West Side is guaranteed to wow you with stunning choreography and a cast from the US performing hits like ‘Maria’, ‘Somewhere’ and ‘Tonight’.

Till 30 September 2017, various timings, Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre. Get your tickets here.

Make origami of sea creatures
Go under the sea at this fun aquatic activity! Your child will get to indulge in some fun papercraft by making cute origami pieces of fishes, octopuses and ships.

29 September – 30 October 2017, various timings, PIP’s Playbox. Find out more here.

Explore traditional Chinese arts and culture
Discover the lighter side of the Mid-Autumn Festival at the Esplanade’s Moonfest Tea Room – sip on sparkling tea or brew tea the traditional way from tea merchant Pek Sin Choon, try on Chinese opera costumes and try your hand at calligraphy. With talks, demos and performances, there’s enough to keep you and your tykes occupied!

29 September – 1 October 2017, various timings, Esplanade Annexe Studio. Click here for more details.

Make lanterns as a family
Get into the spirit of the Mid-Autumn festival by taking part in a lantern-making and mooncake appreciation workshop with your child! Make and decorate your lantern and feast on delicious mooncakes while learning about the plant ingredients found in the Botanic Gardens. Suitable for kids in K1 to Primary 6.

30 September 2017, 10am, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Botany Centre. Click here for more details and to register.

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