Preview Guide

Too Cool For School - Part 1

By EditorEvents - 28 February 2011 1:13 PM | Updated 07 March 2011

Too Cool For School - Part 1

It wasn’t long ago when we were just ushering in 2011 for the New Year and almost a quarter of the year is over.

But it’s time for the kids to rejoice – the March holidays are here again and there’s no better way to celebrate the well-deserved break from school than to head out and enjoy the many fun-filled activities in store for one and all!

The Gingerbread Man Play (Mar 1 – Mar 19)

The last time the audience has seen the Gingerbread Man in 2009, he left singing, “Run, run as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m The Gingerbread Man.” And now, The Gingerbread Man is back in town and it is no surprise; he is still on the run.

Fresh out of the oven, the playful Gingerbread Man returns this March at the Alliance Francaise, with more surprises up his sleeve for his string of persistent pursuers. You can expect new tricks and treats, with new characters and twists, the chase will reach a new level of delight!

The Adventures of Wei Wei and Kang Kang (Mar 9 – 17)

An entertaining Chinese musical which will enthrall and delight both the young and young at heart. The colourful and visual spectacle provides entertainment in the form of original and newly-arranged classic Chinese children’s songs.

Embark on an exhilarating adventure with Wei Wei and Kang Kang, played by real life twin sisters, Rosean Heng and Raenn Heng who will play the titular roles of a pair of twin boys from a single parent family. Being alienated from their busy mother and their much older, 18-year-old elder sister, the boys indulge their time in computer gaming and soon become addicted to it. This sets off a series of adventures where they will go on a magical journey and learn how to care for others and the environment.

Child and The Beast (Mar 10 – 31)

For something out of the box, check out the exhibition by Singaporean artist Genevieve Chua who continues her research in Southeast Asian folklore and mythical stories, appropriating them and offering up new narratives in this latest solo exhibition. Genevieve has exhibited at the National Museum of Singapore, the Next Wave Festival in Melbourne and the M1 Fringe Festival, and has also been selected to show at the Singapore Biennale in 2011.

24-Hour U-Bowling Compeition (Mar 12-13)

And how about some family action? Bowling enthusiasts can enjoy a day out with their families by forming teams and bowling to their hearts’ content in the 24-Hr U Bowling Challenge 2011. They stand to win cash and other attractive prizes worth up to $15,000. Organised by NTUC Club U Sports, the qualifying round of the competition will be held at various Orchid Bowl centres islandwide. Teams will play a total of 48 games and the top 10 from each centre will advance to the finals at Orchid Bowl (Orchid Country Club) where the winner is crowned.

Carnival of The Animals (Mar 12)

Instead of bringing the kids to the zoo, why not introduce them to animals the classical music way? The Carnival of the Animals premiered in 1922, two months after the composer’s death, and quickly became one of Saint-Saëns’ most popular works. Scored for two pianos and orchestra, its fourteen sections depict a wide and amazing range of creatures including Pianists, Tortoises, Elephants and The Swan. A truly delightful and entertaining experience for all the family to enjoy! The concert is suitable for 5-12 year olds.


More events on from Mar 12-20:

Children of Asia (Mar 12 -19)

Disney on Ice: World of Fantasy (Mar 17 -20)

Exuberance of Youth Concert (Mar 19)

Heritage Comes Alive Tour (Mar 19)


Don’t forget to check out Too Cool for School- Part 2 for more activities your kids will love! For even more ideas, do take a look at our comprehensive events calendar.