What’s On This Weekend: 8 to 10 February
Enjoy meaningful reunions with your loved ones throughout the 15 days of Chinese New Year by bonding over fun, cultural events for both the young and old.
Introduction To Don Quixote
Photo: Esplanade, Bernie Ng
You might find your spirits soaring with this dazzling and humorous retelling of Don Quixote by the Singapore Dance Theatre. Through narration and dance excerpts, this production makes the world of dance accessible to young ones. Don’t forget to dress your kids up in their favourite costumes for a meet-and-greet session with the performers right after the show. Details here.
Photo: The Necessary Stage
After a 26-year hiatus, The Necessary Stage is restaging its critically acclaimed play, Off Centre. The play stood out in 1993, for boldly addressing on stage, mental illness and the challenges such patients face trying to reintegrate into society. Details here.
My Little Red Dot Exhibition
Photo: Edmund Chen
As the old chestnut goes, “like father, like son”. Still, it is hard to not envy the talents of Singapore actors Edmund Chen and his son, Yi Xi. In this multi-sensory exhibition the younger Chen uses digital technology to turn his father’s pen illustrations into a moving animation. Details here.
Photo: River Hongbao
For a dose of Chinese culture this festive season, consider skipping Chinatown and heading over to the Marina Bay floating platform instead, where it might be a little less crowded. Don’t miss the handcrafted lanterns depicting characters from Chinese mythology, and the roving God of Fortune, as well as a special historical exhibition curated by the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and Singapore Bicentennial Office. Details here.
Spring Surprise 2019
Photo: Gardens by the Bay
Leap into Chinese New Year with fresh Spring blooms at Gardens by the Bay which symbolise auspicious beginnings. You can also catch festive performances by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Ding Yi Music Company, and an award-winning traditional lion dance troupe there. Details here.