Happenings - Film

FILMS

Kids Flix: Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (G)

The beloved Peanuts gang make their big-screen debut in state-of-the-art 3D animation.

WHERE: GV cinemas MRT: Various WHEN: Tomorrow: 11am (GV Plaza, GV Jurong Point, GV Bishan, GV City Square, GV Tampines & GV Suntec City); 11.30am (GV Yishun, GV Katong & GV Grand, Great World City) ADMISSION: $6, free for kids under 90cm tall TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: There will be gifts with each pair of tickets bought. Tickets from gv.com.sg/GVMovies


NATURE

Tulipmania Floral Display

View tulips in this Persian-inspired display and find out how the flower originated in the ancient Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey).

WHERE: Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - May 22, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Usual charges to Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: gardensbythebay.com.sg

What's In My Water?

Learn about the biodiversity of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

WHERE: Information Counter, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Kranji Way entrance) MRT: Kranji WHEN: April 16, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: parks.gov.sg


CONTESTS

Online Voting For Workplace Safety and Health Songwriting Competition

Three songs were shortlisted from 59 entries. Members of the public can now cast votes on the Workplace Safety and Health Council's Facebook page and YouTube channel by clicking the "like" button. Voting closes on April 14.

INFO: To watch the music videos and vote, go to wshc.sg/wshsongwriting or facebook.com/WSHCouncil

National Poetry Competition 2016

Singapore citizens and permanent residents can submit previously unpublished poems centred on the theme of Reflections. Three winners in the junior and senior categories in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil will be selected. The winners will be invited to read their poems at the National Poetry Festival on July 30.

INFO: Send entries to nationalpoetryfestival@gmail.com in Word & pdf formats by April 15. For poems written in Chinese, Malay or Tamil, the poet must provide an English translation. Go to facebook. com/nationalpoetryfestivalsg

Amazing Maritime Challenge 2016

Teams race to complete a series of maritime-related games across Singapore for prize money. Part of Singapore Maritime Week 2016.

WHERE: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: April 17, 8.30am - 1pm ADMISSION: $20 (team of four for open or corporate category) INFO: Register at theamazingmaritimechallenge.com


TOURS

The Parliament In Singapore History Tours

This interactive tour pays tribute to Singapore's founding fathers. Hear interesting anecdotes and learn about the pivotal role of the Old Parliament House in the early years of Singapore's development. The tours run twice a day on weekends. The first tour of the day at 11am is suitable for families with children under 10.

WHERE: 1 Old Parliament Lane. Meet at the entrance of The Arts House five minutes before the tour starts MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Weekends till May 29, 11am & 1pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332- 6900 INFO: Go to theartshouse.sg


KIDS

Kinokuniya Liang Court: Gakken New Block Building Demonstration

Learn how New Block, a line of building blocks made by Japanese publishing company Gakken, can help develop a child's creativity.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Liang Court, 177 River Valley Road, 03-50 MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow & April 24, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-1300 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

Cold Storage Kids Run 2016

This running event for children is in its ninth edition. The theme, Eat Healthy, Get Active, aims to inculcate a healthy and active lifestyle among kids and their families.

WHERE: The Meadow @ Gardens by the Bay,18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: May 22, 7am - noon ADMISSION: $35 ( sprint categories), $44 (family fun categories) INFO: Register at kidsrun.com.sg by Sun


OTHERS

Singapore Maritime Week 2016

Various activities will give visitors a glimpse of Singapore's vibrancy and diversity as a global port and international maritime centre.

WHERE: Various locations WHEN: April 17 - 22 INFO: smw.sg

Sota Open House 2016

Find out more about the School of the Arts' International Baccalaureate Diploma programme through talks, campus tours, arts shows, workshops and a curriculum exhibition.

WHERE: School of the Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: sota-oh2016.eventbrite.sg


LAST CALL

Discovering Music! When Nature Calls

Singapore Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor Joshua Tan will perform favourites including Sibelius' The Swan Of Tuonela and Respighi's The Birds.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Sun, 4pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: sistic.com.sg

Bursting With Dazzling Colours - Fan Shao Hua's Watercolour Exhibition

This show features works by the UOB painting award winner based on four themes - the beauty of the old civilisation, tales of Singapore, village scenes and portraits of life.

WHERE: Signature Art House, 19 Tanglin Road, Tanglin Shopping Centre, 02-39 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till April 10, noon - 7pm (except Tues) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-8790/9221-1780 INFO: signaturearthouse.com

More Than Words - Visual Playground Of Chinese Characters

Artist Sun Chan transforms Chinese script into pictorial form as new graphic emblems. This show features his motif artwork as well as his daughter Hikoko's artwork.

WHERE: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: theartshouse.sg

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Ronald Kow

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Film'. Print Edition | Subscribe