What’s on this weekend: 14 – 15 October 2017

By Jillian Wong on 12th October 2017

What’s on this weekend: 14 – 15 October 2017 Image from iStock

Explore the relationship between humans and robots, celebrate the 25th anniversary of a classic dinosaur flick, usher in Deepavali and more.

Explore the future of humanity
It’s your last chance to catch Human+: The Future of Our Species before it ends this weekend! Ponder what it means to be human in an increasingly technology-driven world where cyborgs, artificial intelligence and clones exist in our midst. Definitely some food for thought for the whole family.

Ends 15 October 2017, 10am – 7pm, ArtScience Museum. Find out more and get tickets here.

Shop for festive goodies at the Deepavali Festival Village
Usher in the Festival of Lights by soaking in the bustling atmosphere at the Deepavali Festival Village! Shop for traditional Indian snacks and clothing, pick up some accessories and jewellery, and get inked with henna tattoos.

From now until 17 October 2017, 11am – 10pm daily, along Campbell Lane and Hastings Road. Visit the official website for more details.

Catch a movie for just $6
As part of their Kids Flix series, Golden Village is screening Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul at all of its halls. With tickets at only $6, it’s a steal! Bonus: kids below 90cm watch for free.

14 October 2017, 11am and 11.30am, various locations. Click here for showtimes.

Fans of the series, meet author Jeff Kinney in person next Wednesday! Find out more here.

Follow the adventures of a singing governess and her charges
Can’t get enough of movies? Head down to the Botanic Gardens this Saturday for a free screening of The Sound of Music! Presented by the National Cancer Centre, this evergreen classic about a singing governess helping her charges evade Nazis in the mountains of Austria will delight audiences young and old. Bring the whole family down for an evening of entertainment, popcorn and candy floss!

14 October 2017, 7.30pm, Eco Lawn Lake, Singapore Botanic Gardens. Find out more here.

Take a futuristic look at how food will evolve
Journey to the future though the lens of food! Discover how flavour or the way we taste might evolve, as well as how senses can be manipulated with technology, at the Science Centre’s exhibition ‘Digital Food’.

From now until 20 November 2017, Science Centre, Hall A. Click here for more information.

Find out how children were depicted in artworks in the past
Children’s Day continues with a fun drop-in activity by the National Gallery, where children can explore artworks depicting children through history. Suitable for kids aged four and above.

14 October 2017, 10am – 6pm, Keppel Centre for Art Education, National Gallery Singapore. Click here for more information.

Learn about different ecosystems
Learn about ecosystems like freshwater wetlands to lowland rainforests on the NParks’ Learning Forest tour. Remember to dress comfortably and don water-proof footwear!

14 October 2017, 9am, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. Find out more here.