Happenings - Films


Kids Flix: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water (PG)

Kids under 90cm get to watch SpongeBob's latest silver screen adventure for free. Other kids pay $6.

WHERE: GV Plaza, GV Jurong Point, GV Bishan, GV City Square, GV Tampines, GV Suntec City, GV Yishun, GV Katong & GV Grand, Great World City 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: Tickets from www.gv.com.sg. Go to www.gv.com.sg/GVMovies

Detective Conan: The Sunflowers Of Inferno Fans' Preview (Rating to be advised)

Detective Conan: The Sunflowers Of Inferno boasts one of the biggest opening weekends in Japan in the franchise's history. Conan races across the globe to bring Kaito Kid to justice for stealing a part of Van Gogh's seven-piece masterpiece, Sunflowers. Fans will be able to catch this riveting adventure ahead of everyone else at Golden Village.

WHERE: Golden Village Plaza, 07-01 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Mon, 7.15pm ADMISSION: $20 (GV Movie Club members); $24 (non-members) TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Ticket prices include movie premiums such as folders, posters & an exclusive Detective Conan commemorative badge. Tickets from www.gv.com.sg. Go to www.gv.com.sg/GVMovies


Istana Nature Guided Walk

Sign up for the Nature Guided Walk during the Istana Open House on Hari Raya Puasa to learn more about the Istana's flora, fauna and biodiversity.

WHERE: Istana (entrance via main gate in Orchard Road) MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today, 10am - 4pm ADMISSION: Entrance fee to Istana: Free (Singapore citizens & permanent residents); $1 (foreigners), guided walk fee: $2 a child, three years old & older; $4 (Singaporeans/ permanent residents aged 13 & above); $10 (foreigners aged 13 & above); $12 (package for family of four, Singaporeans/permanent residents); $30 a family (foreigners) INFO: The guided walk is conducted hourly. Look out for signs on the Istana grounds to find out where you can register for the guided walk. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg

Nature Sketching In The Gardens

Volunteer artist Tham Pui San will guide participants in learning to draw and observe nature.

WHERE: Meet at Visitor Centre @ Nassim Gate, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard/ Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 9 - 11am ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7361 INFO: Register 15 minutes before the event. Limited to 20 adults a session. Go to www.sbg.org.sg

Flowery Fun Times Floral Display

The third of six chapters in Gardens by the Bay's storytelling journey draws visitors into the world of folklore and nursery rhymes.

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


Perfect Your Baking Skills With SCS Butter

Today is the last day for consumers to buy three blocks of SCS butter at $11.95 for a chance to win a place in a baking class with Chef Siti or blogger Fiona Lau.

INFO: Download the entry form from www.scsdairy.com & attach the original receipt as proof of purchase. E-mail your entry to contactus@scsdairy.com with a scanned copy of the receipt. Go to www.scsdairy.com

Co-op Hot Shots 2015 - Make A Difference

In its fourth edition, the Singapore National Co-operative Federation photography contest introduces a new Instagram category. This year's theme is Make A Difference. Submit your photos online to win cash prizes totalling more than $5,000.

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


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 Sun, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free (except to Cooled Conservatories) TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

National Orchid Garden Tour

Explore the beauty and diversity of orchids with volunteer guides in this one-hour tour.

WHERE: Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 9, 10 & 11am (in English); 4pm (in Mandarin) ADMISSION: $5 (adults); $1 (students & senior citizens above 60 years); free for children below 12 TEL: 6471-7361 INFO: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis at the Visitor Centre. Register 15 minutes before the tour. Go to www.sbg.org.sg

Raffles Walk Of Fame

These 45-minute tours, by volunteers from the National Heritage Board's Preservation of Sites and Monuments Division, will reveal more about the hotel and its guests, including pop icon Michael Jackson, writer W. Somerset Maugham, designer Karl Lagerfeld, and actors Elizabeth Taylor and Charlie Chaplin.

WHERE: Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Every Sat till next month, 9 & 11am, 3 & 5pm ADMISSION: $20 a person, redeemable at the Raffles Gift Shop & all hotel-operated food & beverage outlets TEL: 6337-1886 INFO: To register, e-mail the Preservation of Sites and Monuments Division at nhb_nationalmonuments@nhb. gov.sg. Go to raffles.com/singapore/offers/sg50


Gentle Paws Rehoming Drive + Flea Market

The Gentle Paws And Friends dog shelter has HDB-approved mongrels older than nine months available for adoption. The dogs will come fully vaccinated, sterilised, microchipped and on heartworm prevention. The $150 adoption fee will be waived. There will also be a sponsored obedience training course worth $250 for the first five dogs adopted. A flea market will be held with proceeds going to the shelter.

WHERE: Sunny Heights, 110 Turf Club Road MRT: Holland Village WHEN: July 25 & 26, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 8126-3950 (WhatsApp only) INFO: E-mail farmwaylove@gmail.com

Light Up Your Life Run

Categories in this run include the individual 5km and 10km run, as well as the 2km dog walk (accompanied by owner). The funds raised will go to Save Our Street Dogs and Assisi Hospice.

WHERE: East Coast Park MRT: Eunos WHEN: Oct 3, 5 - 11pm ADMISSION: $40 (2km dog walk, one person & one dog); $55 (5km & 10km); $200 (group of four people) INFO: $10 for every additional headcount (up to three people/two dogs). Register at www.lightup yourliferun.com by Aug 16


Storytelling Sessions By The Speak Mandarin Campaign: Growing Up With Lee Kuan Yew

Learn more about the growing-up years of the late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew from Mrs Josephine Teo, adviser to Bishan-Toa Payoh Grassroots Organisation. For children aged four to eight years old. The session is conducted in Mandarin.

WHERE: Programme Zone, 01-01 Bishan Public Library, 5 Bishan Place MRT: Bishan WHEN: July 25, 2.30 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/ golibrary or e-mail NHB_Speak Mandarin@nhb.gov.sg

The Ugly Duckling (In Mandarin)

Told through song and puppetry, this enchanting play is a retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic about a little duckling who looks different. Teased and ridiculed, Ugly decides to run away from the farm and meets a host of colourful characters, before discovering that he is not a duckling.

WHERE: DBS Arts Centre Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre, Robertson Quay, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Aug 1, 10am (Mon - Fri); 11am & 2pm (only today); 11am & 2pm (Sat) ADMISSION: $25 & $28 (weekday); $35 & $38 (weekend) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Children's Season: Masak Masak 2015

Children's Season at the National Museum of Singapore returns with playgrounds, interactive installations, performances and film screenings . Suitable for children aged three to seven.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Aug 10, 10am - 6pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg


Hari Raya Open House

Learn to create your own wau (an intricately designed kite) with the facilitators from the Singapore Kite Association. Young musicians from myPart, a non-profit group which engages youth through music, will perform familiar Hari Raya tunes.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today, 10am - 6pm; 11am & 3pm (kite-making activity station); 3.30 & 5pm (music performance by myPart) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg

Food And Electronics Fiesta 2015

Sphere Exhibits' Food and Electronics Fiesta is back with the latest and most popular offers.

WHERE: Singapore Expo Hall 6, 1 Expo Drive MRT: Expo WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.fefiesta.com.sg

Interactive Activities At Kinokuniya Liang Court: Games We Play!

Get a taste of the good old days when life was simpler and without hand-held devices and play traditional Singapore and Japanese games.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Liang Court, 03-50, 177 River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: July 26, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-1300 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Law Awareness Week 2015

The Law Society of Singapore is teaming up with all five Community Development Councils and various community organisations to host this inaugural event. From Monday to July 26, the event will cover a spectrum of legal issues pertinent to the public. All talks are free. INFO: For the programme schedule, go to www.lawsociety.org.sg/Event/LawAwareness2015


Walton's Cello Concerto

Qin Li-Wei joins associate conductor Jason Lai and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for Walton's Cello Concerto; the Sinfonia Da Requiem, Britten's largest purely orchestral work and his response to the breakout of war in Europe; and Strauss' tone poem Tod Und Verklarung (Death And Transfiguration).

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $78 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Disney On Classic - A Magical Night Asia Tour

This concert showcases beloved tunes from the Walt Disney Studios songbook, performed by eight international vocalists and Singapore's Metropolitan Festival Orchestra under the baton of Disney music maestro Brad Kelley.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Last day, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $38 - $169 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg or www.disneyonclassic.sg

Aham, Reflections Of The Self

In conjunction with SG50, the Sifas Alumni will be staging its first music and dance production, with music composition and dance choreography by renowned artists from India.

WHERE: NLB Drama Centre Theatre, National Library, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm ADMISSION: $10, $16 TEL: 9827-1434/ 6299-5929 INFO: E-mail sifasalumni@gmail.com. Get tickets from www.tinyurl.com/mav4dbj. Go to www.sifasalumni.org

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Chris Tan

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