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Five things to do over the weekend of Sept 1-2

We are welcoming the new month with a weekend, and it's time to have a blast!

Check out our picks for the weekend events here: 

1. Dance India Showcase 2018: Vibhava – Evolution of Kathak by Vidha Lal and Abhimanyu Lal

Photo courtesy: Dance India
Photo courtesy: Dance India

Vibhava – Evolution of Kathak traces the history of this dance, starting from the Vedic Age when it began as a sacred dance, to the Mughal era when it became a form of entertainment, and to where it is today.

When: Sept 1
Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio
Entry: S$25

2. The Origins and Heritage of the Asian Games: Dreams of Asian Integration during Late Colonialism and Decolonisation

Photo courtesy: National Museum of Singapore
Photo courtesy: National Museum of Singapore

The Asian Games had been founded in the aftermath of the Second World War, when decolonization and war memories strongly encouraged political and sports leaders to argue for more Asian integration. At the same time, the Games turned into a platform for shaping national identities and loyalties.

In this talk, Stefan Huebner will discuss the Asian Games’ origins and heritage from its YMCA-founded predecessors of the 1910s – 1930s to the precursor of this year's edition, the 1962 Fourth Asian Games in Jakarta.

When: Sept 1
Where: National Museum of Singapore
Entry: Free

3. Beerfest Asia 2018

Photo courtesy: Beerfest Asia
Photo courtesy: Beerfest Asia

The yearly pilgrimage for beer lovers locally and overseas, offers with the widest range of local and international beers, new launches or the all-time award winners. 

On Sunday, Beerfest Asia will transform into a family carnival with inflatables and games stalls, suitable for children and pets. Beer Workshops and Comedy sessions will be back in action too.

When: Sept 1-2
Where: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
Entry: S$20 onwards

4. Singa Drum Gaia 

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

First launched in 2015, the Singa Drum Gaia (SDG) celebrates the vibrancy and eclectic drumming traditions of the world present in Singapore. This year’s fiesta will feature celebrated ensembles DAMARU and Nadi Singapura, with prominent drummers Cheryl Ong and Pablo Calzado.

When: Sept 1-2
Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Entry: Free

5. GIIS Smart Campus Open House

Photo courtesy: GIIS
Photo courtesy: GIIS

The digitally-savvy GIIS SMART Campus features new age learning, where technology joins hands with facilities carefully designed to give students the best academic and extracurricular benefit in their learning journey.

The smart features include Virtual Classrooms, data analytics in sports, labs to teach Innovation, Robotics & Entrepreneurship, safety features like facial recognition system. Meet the team and learn how the new SMART Campus can benefit your child’s learning journey.

When: Sept 1
Where: GIIS Smart Campus (Punggol)
Entry: Free

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