Looking to give your events calendar a boost, mama? Check out our roundup of the most fun for you and the kiddos over the next 7 days; it’s all here in Your Awesome Week!
Opening Party: Canadian International School’s (CIS) new Kindergarten Outdoor Discovery Centre
Living in Singapore offers an unparalleled lifestyle with its stunning greenery and outdoor play-friendly weather year-round (haze notwithstanding!) But space is certainly limited on this little red dot and we’re always on the hunt for outdoor play spaces for the kiddos to let off some steam! Cue the Canadian International School (CIS) and the opening of their amazing Kindergarten Outdoor Discovery Centre! If you’re looking for a spacious, safe and stimulating area for your little ones to run freely (and be conveniently tuckered out by bed time), look no further than CIS, where they encourage outdoor play in a big way – ‘purposeful play’ is the name of the game here, where kiddos can explore a myriad of outdoor features including a sound garden, mud kitchen, natural tunnels and a running track!
CIS invites you and your bubs to their opening celebrations with a ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’-themed garden tea party, complete with live music, refreshments, face painting, storytelling, and arts & crafts! You’ve got to see it to believe it, mama!
When: Thursday, 12 November 2015, 9:30-11am
Where: Canadian International School, Lakeside Campus, Canadian International School, Lakeside Campus, Singapore 649414
How much: Free, including refreshments and a goodie bag for every toddler!
Affordable Art Fair
The Affordable Art Fair Singapore is back, and we can’t wait to score ourselves a bargain or two. With all pieces – from more than 600 artists! – priced between $100 and $10,000, the Affordable Art Fair is all about making art accessible and engaging for everyone – even kids! Mamas and papas are free to browse as the kiddos are kept happy and occupied with the special Children’s Art Studio, as well as a range of free fun-filled workshops for little ones, hosted by the Little Artists Studio. And of course, there’s the all-important wine bar!
When: Thursday, 12 November – Sunday, 15 November (Sassy Mamas get in for free on 13 November – click here for more details!)
Where: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
How Much: $15 (advance) – $18 (door). Click here to buy tickets, mama!
In the wake of the recent haze and to bring attention to endangered species, this 10-day wildlife exhibition has been organised by conservation groups World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Singapore and WildAid Shark Savers. This will be Singapore’s first large-scale wildlife art exhibition and it will leave you awestruck by 36 wildlife artists from around the world, 18 participating artists in person and over 200 artworks! Featuring Singapore’s own Cai Ying Ying, an emerging young artist from NAFA specialising in pencil portraits, and Kennie Pan, an award-winning wildlife photographer from Singapore, the exhibition aims to bring Singaporeans one step closer to wildlife.
When: Friday, 6 November – Sunday, 15 November
Where: Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858, Level 3, The Tube (linkway connecting Orchard Gateway & Orchard Gateway @ Emerald)
How much: Free!
Taking the mystery and guesswork out of bazaars in Singapore, Expat Fairs guarantee the best of lifestyle shopping and food events! Head down to PasarBella for an entire day of leisurely browsing and shopping as a huge variety of vendors like Claudie Rota Jewellery, Haute Swiss Cosmetics and Silk Flower Company showcase their unique products for the first time in Singapore. Purses at the ready, mama!
When: Friday, 13 November – Sunday, 15 November. 11:30am-8:30pm
Where: PasarBella, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
How much: Free to browse!
The Tee Khoon Tang Grand Series Presents: The Parisian Chevaliers
This is a classical music production specially for little ones who are just starting to learn an instrument. They’ll be able to join international musicians in an interactive children’s concert and experience 50 minutes of fun, musical learning! Kiddos can expect to hear works by amazing French performers up-close and personally and have all of their questions answered by Daphne Quah, from Esplanade’s own Playtime! Series.
Mamas, take note: admission is only for children ages 12 and under, with no adults allowed! Exceptions can be made for tiny tots aged 4 and under with one accompanying parent for each child allowed (you’ll also need to buy a ticket to attend).
When: Sunday, 15 November. 4pm showing for ages 0-6 years. 6pm showing for ages 6-12 years.
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
How much: $32 per ticket