As time and deadlines fly by with ferocious speed, we’re nearing the halfway mark of the year and Labour Day’s mid-week breather couldn’t come sooner. We round up five things to do that will put rolling good times back in your schedule.
Adrian Pang and Janice Koh in 'Rabbit Hole'
Take the opportunity to dive into this month’s locally adapted plays. First up is a rendition of American playwright David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer prize-winning drama, ‘Rabbit Hole’, directed by Tracie Pang. The play orbits around Becca (Janice Koh) and Howie (Adrian Pang), who are still reeling from a serious accident that has changed their lives forever. Despite the pain and darkness consuming them, the couple presses on to find that glimmer of hope in this bittersweet tale of surviving loss and healing with the help of family.
The Importance of Being Earnest
On a much sprightlier note, W!ld Rice brings back their take on Oscar Wilde’sThe Importance of Being Earnest, which won three Life! Theatre awards after its first run in 2009. Don’t miss seeing this witty comedy about deception in the name of love, featuring an all-male cast, before it sells out again. Stars Chua Enlai, Hossan Leong and Ivan Heng.
If seeing slices of the prehistoric age was your childhood dream, Asia’s Premier Fossil Exhibition won’t disappoint. A stunning selection of fossils unearthed in North America and Europe are on display, including delicate icthyosaur fossils and gleaming ammonite specimens.
Go on a shopping sprint as Orchard Central’s ground floor becomes home to the longest line of walk-in wardrobes for Samsung Fashion Steps Out 2013. The pop-up closets will be peddling threads and accessories from casual, trendy labels like J Shoes, The Reckless Shop, Fourskin and more. You can also breathe new life into your own wardrobe at OC’s Fashion Swop on the 5th floor, trading your pre-loved clothes for new pieces from Orchard Central’s fashion-forward tenants, including Converse and The Editor’s Market.
For a cheery, sweetly scented walkabout, head to Gardens by the Bay as Tulipmaniainvades for the next few weeks. The indoor field will be filled with frolicsome red, yellow, white, purple and pink tulips that have been specially flown in from the Netherlands. There will also be activity sheets to keep the kids busy while adults enjoy Dutch music and cheese tastings.
For more ideas on more things to do on Labour Day, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great holiday everyone and see you back here next week.