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Future World: Where Art Meets Science
Permanent exhibition, opens March 12
Are you ready for Singapore’s largest digital playground? Be sure to check out ’s newest permanent exhibition. Titled , it features 15 interactive digital art installations by renown Japanese art collective Teamlab. The permanent exhibit, which spans 1,500sqm (roughly four times that of ) and takes up roughly a quarter of the museum’s total gallery space, coincides with the museum’s fifth-year anniversary.
The Lego Movie 4D A new Adventure
Ever wondered what the motley bunch of heroes of The Lego Movie have been up to since the end of the film? Now you can find out in the new 4D short film that premiered on February 26 at Legoland Malaysia. Emmet, Wyldstyle, Benny, Unikitty and MetalBeard have been invited to the launch of a new theme park called Brickworld, where everything is super. Wait, what? And what is this Evil Secret Plot that Emmet and Wyldstyle accidentally uncover? The park is also offering a “Buy one ticket, get the second at 50 per cent off” promotion on its website for the months of March and April.
Adventure Cove Waterpark
The sun is blazing, so it’s time to beat the heat. Head down to Adventure Cove Waterpark at Resorts World Sentosa for a splashing good time with the kids. Be sure to check out the brand new Wet Maze, which combines a rope obstacle course, maze and water into one fun adventure.
Sentosa Kidz Flea
March 12 to 19
3 to 8pm, Merlion Plaza, Sentosa
Think you’ve got a budding entrepreneur on your hands? Book her a booth at the Sentosa Kidz Flea, designed for kids from seven to 12 years old. As a Play-trepreneur, she’ll have her own shop space to peddle her wares, while picking up important experience dealing with customers, handling money and more. Plus, she’ll get the chance to learn about charity as well – the kids can choose to donate part or all of their earnings to Autism Association (Singapore). Stall rental packages start at $28 for a week day.
I Light Marina Bay 2016
March 4 to 27, 7:30 to 11pm (extension to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays)
The fourth installations of the always-cool sustainable light art festival is back. Catch 25 cool installations – 14 of which were designed by local artists – at the Marina Bay waterfront. There are also hands-on workshops designed for kids to create their own lanterns and other installations from recycled materials.
SPH Gift of Music
March 13, 6pm
Gardens by the Bay
Free concerts? Yes, please. The SPH Gift of Music free concert series kicks off this month and just in time for school holidays too. Catch the Singapore Symphony Orchestra at Gardens by the Bay. Led by Jason Lai, the orchestra will be playing classical music as well as a few pieces from movies. The concerts run all the way through December. Visit http://sph.com.sg/sph-gift-of-music for the list of upcoming concerts.
March 10 to 22
Alliance Franciase de Singapour
Soak in the culture and catch a line-up of French films at this festival. Kids will enjoy the screening of The Legend of Sarila, which runs at 4pm on March 13. The animated film tells the story of young Markussi who sets out in search of the legendary land of Sarila after animals in the Arctic start disappearing suddenly. But will he succeed in his desperate attempt to save the environment and its inhabitants? The kids will also enjoy a small French snack just before the film starts. The movie tickets are $13.
Explore history together on the Jubilee Walk trail. Mapped out by the National Heritage Board, it connects the past, present and future elements of the SIngapore story, from ancient Temasek to the colonial era, through the journey to nationhood, and the growth into an urban cityscape. Print out activity sheets from http://www.nhb.gov.sg/places/trails/jubilee-walk/jubilee-walk-overview, or download the Jubilee Walk App (available for both Apple and Android).
Armenian Street Party
March 12, 7 to 11pm
Get back in touch with your Peranakan roots with this fun event. Armenia Street shuts down for a block party, and it’s inviting you to come out dressed in your best kebaya or batik shirt. The programme line-up includes food, drinks, live drama, musical performances and even a mass outdoor exercise session. Visit http://peranakanmuseum.org.sg/programmes/festivals/armenian-street-party-2016.
The Art of Speed
Playeum Children’s Centre for Creativity
If the kids are itching to build something, bring them down to Playeum, which introduced a new line-up of programmes under its The Art of Speed show. Activities include tinkering Sundays on the last Sunday of each month, artist-led workshops, wicking garden and more. There is also a four-day “Tech in Motion” holiday camp where Junior can tinker with technology. It’s priced from $290 to $360 for three hours per day.
Sentosa Beach Station
Want to see your paper plane turn into a “real” one on a digital screen? Or your doodled fish “jump” from your paper into a digital aquarium? Head down to the new Mosh! digital edutainment centre, which showcases cool state-of-the-art multimedia technology from Japan. Find the fun at the top floor of the upcoming Kidzania building near Beach Station on Sentosa.
Related: Mosh! The digital family playground
DreamWorks Channel Preview
Free until noon on March 20
StarHub channel 606
Feel like staying indoors one day? Check out the preview of the new DreamWorks Channel, which just launched on StarHub. Kung Fu Panda’s Po, Puss in Boots, Toothless and Hiccup, and the wacky King Julien are coming to your living room – and they’re bringing along a whole slew of fun new characters with them. The new 24/7 animated channel broadcasts TV-series versions of the popular Dreamworks Animations feature films. As a premium channel, it’s commercial-free and also has a daily preschool block dedicated to ages two to five.
Kung Fu Panda
In cinemas March 10
Everybody is kung fu fighting – or, that’s the plan at least. After a bumbling reunion with his long-lost father, our favourite gongfu fighter returns to the secret village where he meets his panda clan. But when supervillain Kai rampages across China, taking out gongfu masters, Po is given the task of training his fellow food- and-fun-loving family to be master fighters just like him. But will he be able to do it in time?
In cinemas now
Meet Judy Hopps, the newest member of the police squad in Zootopia, where animals from all walks of life live peacefully together. The first bunny on a team of big, tough animals, she’s determined to prove that her small size doesn’t make her less of an officer, even if she has to team up with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox to crack her case. But will their enthusiasm land them in even deeper waters with the big-shot troublemakers of the city?
Jason’s Short Guide to Music History
March 18 and 19
Victoria Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25 from www.sistic.com.sg
Bach who? Beethoven what? History isn’t boring. Travel through time with Singapore Symphony Orchestra associate conductor Jason Lai to meet some of the composers who helped shape the course of history, from the Baroque to Classical to Romantic periods. Jason’s Short Guide to Music History is suitable for those aged four to 14. All audience members must purchase a ticket; infants-in-arms are not allowed.
ACT 3 Drama Academy holiday workshops
Selected dates from March 14 to 24
Ignite the spark of imagination and creativity in your child with March holiday workshops by Act 3 Drama Academy. Kids aged two to seven years old will have fun learning how to convey thoughts and emotion in workshops based on the colourful work of children’s author Oliver Jeffers. For eight to 10-year-olds, the centre has organised a Persuasive Speaking workshop where your young one will learn about the art of convincing, while building up communication skills and courage, both essential life skills.
March 16 and 17
Malay Heritage Centre
Museums must be quiet? Not always. The Galleries Alive! sessions at the Malay Heritage Centre fills the permanent galleries with live performances of traditional Malay music and wayang kulit (shadow puppet) performances as our dalang (the puppeteer) tells the stories of Sang Kancil and his adventures.
The next Traditional Malay Music session will be held on on 16th March, and the next Wayang Kulit session is scheduled for 17th March. Both performances will be held at 10am in the MHC Muzik Gallery.