By Jillian Wong on 9th November 2017
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Relive the glory of The Sound of Music
Beloved by generations, the story of a singing governess helping her young charges to evade Nazis remains one of the most popular films of all time. Hum along to memorable songs like ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Edelweiss’ and ‘Sixteen Going On Seventeen’ once more when the musical hits town.
7 November – 3 December 2017, various timings, Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. Find out more and get your tickets here.
Indulge in all things literature
Have your fill of literary events at the Singapore Writers Festival before it ends this weekend! Be enthralled by interactive storytelling sessions, learn how to encourage creativity in your child and hear local personalities share their thoughts on parenthood.
11 & 12 November 2017, various timings and locations. Click here for more information.
Have a family day out in Jurong
Not sure what's in Jurong aside from Jurong Point, Chinese Gardens and Jurong Bird Park? Arts initiative Arts for All has come up with a guide to help you discover the best of what this neighbourhood in the west has to offer. Start your day with a bowl of warm congee at Yuhua Market and Hawker Centre, explore an exhibit inspired by the heritage and stories of Jurong, and take in contemporary performance art at Westgate Courtyard.
11 November 2017, 9am, various locations in Jurong. Check out the full schedule here.
Bring out your inner gardener
Have green thumbs? Show your passion for plants at the Botanic Gardens Children’s Festival! Learn about farms, composting and propagation techniques, and take part in hands-on activities and demonstrations. There’ll also be storytelling sessions, craft activities and movie screenings for when your kids get restless.
11 – 26 November 2017, noon – 7pm, Botanic Gardens, Eco Garden. Entry is free and you can find out more here.
Immerse yourself in free performances by local acts
The Esplanade's annual Mosaic series happens this weekend, which means five days of music and talks by international and local acts. Check out the free performances every evening by local bands such as bedroom pop act midst, rapper Mean, rising songstress Ethel Yap and rock band The Pinholes.
10 – 14 November 2017, various timings and locations, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay. Check out the lineup here.
Load up on art, music and food at Gillman Barracks
It's nothing but good vibes as local collectives Ice Cream Sundays and Darker Than Wax come together to throw a bash at Gillman Barracks this Saturday. Check out art installations and a live silk-screening station, dance to groovy tunes from Darker Than Wax’s stable of DJs, and chow down on burgers, sausages, gelato and popsicles.
11 November 2017, 5pm – midnight, Gillman Barracks. Find out more here.
Watch a charming comedy about a boy and the girl of his dreams
Born into a family of bellhops, a young boy named Spirou decides to make the most of his last days of freedom by professing his love for Suzette, the girl of his dreams. Screening as part of the French Film Festival, Le Petit Spirou promises to be a wild, crazy adventure that will transport you to being a child again!
11 – 19 November 2017, various timings and venues. Find out more about the film and get tickets here.
Grow your own vegetable garden at home
If you’ve been wondering how to grow a vegetable garden in a HDB flat, this workshop will teach you the basics of urban gardening. Learn how to grow vegetables suited to Singapore’s climate, such as eggplant, lady’s finger and kale. At the end of the workshop, take home a starter pack of herbs and vegetable seeds to cultivate your very own veggie patch!
12 November 2017, 3pm, Parkway Parade, Basement Atrium. Find out more and register here.