Happenings - Films

FILMS

Crayon Shin-Chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack! - Fans Preview (PG13)

Popular Japanese cartoon character Crayon Shin-Chan stars in this new animated film about the Nohara family's relocation to Mexico.

WHERE: Golden Village Plaza, Plaza Singapura, 07-01, 68 Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 (GV Movie Club members); $24 (non-members) TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Price includes one Fans' Preview Shin-Chan Cactus Strap and movie premiums. Tickets from gv.com.sg/GVMovies

Golden Village Presents: Magic Mike XXL Ladies Night! (M18/Coarse Language & Sexual References)

Women, gather your girlfriends for a fun night out at this exclusive screening of the sequel to the hit 2012 movie Magic Mike, about a group of male strippers. Each ticket includes beer, popcorn and a Toni & Guy hair service coupon.

WHERE: GV Suntec City, Hall 6, 03-373, Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Wed, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 (GV Movie Club members) TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: www.gv.com.sg


NATURE

Flowery Fun Times Floral Display

The third of six chapters in Gardens by the Bay's story-telling journey draws visitors into the worlds of folklore and nursery rhymes. Enter a world filled with characters such as Mary And Her Little Lamb and Old MacDonald.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till July 19, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free (except to Cooled Conservatories) TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: gardensbythebay.com.sg


CONTESTS

A Cappella Championships

Enjoy classic, jazz and pop tunes as a cappella groups, choirs and beatboxers compete at this annual music event.

WHERE: illuminITE Theatre, ITE College Central, 2 Ang Mo Kio Drive MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: $25 (Standard), $20 (NSF/Student/ Promotional Partners) TEL: 9647-6856 INFO: a-cappella.org.sg Tickets from peatix.com

Singapore Puzzle Hunt

In this half-day intellectual battle, the first of its kind in Singapore, four-member teams compete to solve cryptic, multi-layered puzzles. Participants learn obscure facts about Singapore by solving the puzzles. Teaser puzzles are posted at www.facebook.com/sgpuzzlehunt each week, in the run-up to the event.

WHERE: Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, 50 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall WHEN: July 12, 1 - 7pm ADMISSION: $20 a person; $80 a team INFO: Register at www.sgpuzzlehunt.com

Flash Fiction Contest 2015

Submit a short story of up to 500 wordsto win hundreds of dollars in cash prizes. Organised by National Library Board as part of Read! Singapore 2015.

INFO:Entries to be sent as an e-mail attachment to read@nlb.gov.sg by July 15, midnight. For more details, go to www.nlb.gov.sg/readsingapore/EventDetails

Co-op Hot Shots 2015 - Make A Difference

Returning for its fourth edition, the Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) photography contest introduces a new Instagram category. The theme this year is "Make A Difference". Submit your photos online to win cash prizes totalling over $5,000.

INFO: There are four categories - Local Open, Local Youth (12 - 35 years old), International and Instagram. Submit your photos by Aug 7 to events.sncf.org.sg/hotshots


TOURS

Healing Garden Tour

Get to know the more than 400 varieties of medicinal plants at the 2.5ha Healing Garden.

WHERE: Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am (in English) & 10am (in Mandarin) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7138 INFO: E-mail NParks_SBG_Visitor_Services@nparks.gov.sg. Register at Visitor Centre 15 minutes before tour starts

Fort Canning Spice Garden Guided Tour

This guided tour will take participants through the Spice Gardens, which was once the site of Singapore's first Botanical and Experimental Garden started by Stamford Raffles in 1822 and which now grows many herb and spice plants, including those with medicinal values.

WHERE: Meet at the roundabout, between Fort Canning Arts Centre and Hotel Fort Canning MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: July 18, 4 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: E-mail lee_li_pei@nparks.gov.sg Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events by July 11

Flowery Fun Times Garden Trail

Be intrigued by the hidden stories behind poetic melodies as you stroll through a garden of lupins and delphiniums.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till July 19, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free (except to Cooled Conservatories) TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg


KIDS

Peter & Blue's Birthday Party

This hour-long children's ballet production will see Peter, his dog Blue and his cat Calico embark on another magical adventure, ending with an unexpected surprise to celebrate Peter's birthday. There will be activities for children, such as meet- the-characters and photo-taking sessions, and balloon sculpting.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, 11am & 2pm (today); 2pm (tomorrow & Sun) ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Nutella Un-plug to Play

An afternoon of games and activities for families, to encourage parents to bond with their children without the distraction of electronic gadgets.

WHERE: United Square Shopping Mall, 101 Thomson Road MRT: Novena WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Pre-register at www.facebook.com/nutellasg to take part in a lucky draw

Read! Fest 2015 - Comic Face-Off

Andrew Tan (aka Drewscape), Benjamin Chee, Don Low and Max Loh take part in a friendly competition of one another's comics. This event is for children aged 15 and older.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Bishan Public Library, 5 Bishan Place MRT: Bishan WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg


OTHERS

Prudential Life Matters carnival

Prudential S'pore celebrates SG50 for Singaporeans with local food, entertainment and financial tips.

WHERE: Singapore Expo, Hall 3, 1 Expo Drive MRT: Expo WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.prulifematters.com.sg

Maad Pyjamas

Market of Artists And Designers (Maad) celebrates its ninth anniversary.

WHERE: Red Dot Design Museum, 28 Maxwell Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: July 3, 5pm - midnight ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/RedDotDesignMuseumSG or www.museum.red-dot.sg/maad


LAST CALL

Siri Objek & Objektif By Ahmad Abu Bakar

This series was inspired by the Malaysia-born, Singapore-based artist's visit to the village of his birth a few years ago. Through the media of ceramics, photography and performance, he explores physical and symbolic connections and disconnections of land, identity and faith.

WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 01-21, 328 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till tomorrow, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhampegalleries.com

President's Young Performers Concert (SSO)

In this concert showcasing Singapore's bright musical stars, 24-year-old pianist Clarence Lee will perform the fiery solo part in the First Piano Concerto by Liszt, while 14-year-old violinist Kimberly Lo takes on the virtuosic Suite In A Minor by Norwegian composer Christian Sinding. Associate conductor Joshua Tan also conducts the orchestral version of Ravel's Mother Goose, which was inspired by fairy tales.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $75 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Chris Tan

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe