Happenings - Films

Ninaithale Inikkum (Sweet Memories) (PG )

In this comedy with music inspired by The Beatles, Kamal Hassan plays a singer on tour with his band to Singapore. He meets a girl but finds out that she is terminally ill. The film features many landmarks here and was digitally re-mastered for release in 2013. In Tamil with English subtitles.

WHERE: Woodlands Regional Library, 900 South Woodlands Drive MRT: Woodlands WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION:Free TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Kids Flix: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2D) (PG)

Drac is worried that his half-human, half-vampire grandson Dennis is not showing signs of being a vampire. So he enlists the kid for a monster boot camp.

WHERE: GV cineplexes MRT: Various WHEN: Dec 5, 11am (GV Plaza, GV Jurong Point, GV Bishan, GV Tampines, GV City Square & 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: Free gift with every pair of tickets bought, while stocks last. Tickets at www.gv.com.sg Go to www.gv.com.sg/GVMovies


NATURE

Christmas Toyland Floral Display

The gardens have become a magical wonderland where toy soldiers march alongside roaming reindeers and teddy bears man a sleigh station. Towering over the floral display is a Christmas Pyramid, an 11m-tall structure decked with toys. This multi-tiered wooden carousel will host a series of live performances. 

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Jan 5, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION:Free entry, usual charges apply to Flower Dome TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg


CONTESTS

eXplorerkid's Build A Sandcastle Competition

Build the tallest sandcastle using kinetic sand and stand to win attractive prizes.

WHERE: Event Square @ Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Dec 12, 1 - 3pm ADMISSION:$20 a child (includes a 3D sandbox castle set) INFO: Two categories, four - eight years old & nine - 12 years old . Register at www.explorerkid.com/ activities_events

BOOMco Nail It Or Fail It Challenge

Form groups of three and combat others for the BOOMco championship title. Participants must be aged eight and older.

WHERE: Event Square @ Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Dec 13, 3 - 6pm ADMISSION:$5 a group INFO: To register, e-mail your name, age & contact number to marketing@emway.com.sg by Dec 4


PETS

50 Meow Project

This project is a year-long charity effort by local artist Ng Ling Tze who was commissioned to paint 50 pet cats. Part of the proceeds from these art prints, magnets and pins will be donated to the Cat Welfare Society.

WHERE: Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa, 54A Boat Quay MRT: Raffles Place/Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Dec 13, 11am - 10pm (weekday), 10am - 10pm (weekend & public holiday). Closed on Tue ADMISSION:$12 a person for the first hour TEL: 6536-5319 INFO: www.slothstudio.com


KIDS

Drama For Babies: It's All About Colours

A movement and painting session for parents and children to discover the art of dramatising together. For babies aged seven to 17 months.

WHERE: Act 3 Drama Academy, 126 Cairnhill Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Tomorrow - Dec 19, 10.30 - 11.30am (selected dates, one-day workshop) ADMISSION:$50 a child (with parent) TEL: 6735-9986 INFO: Go to act3international.com.sg

Character Education Junior Camp And Senior Camp

A holiday camp for children to learn the core character traits and values including gratefulness, self-control, responsibility and empathy. Junior Camp is for those aged four to nine; Senior Camp is for those aged 10 to 16.

WHERE: Park Mall, 13-05, 9 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Mon - Dec 2, 9am - noon (Junior Camp), 2 - 5pm (Senior Camp) ADMISSION:$268 a person, $438 for two TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: Register at www.krystalcharm.com/Character-Holiday-Programs

Magical Holiday Camp 2015 - The Green Elves Of Lion City Young People's Performing Arts Ensemble

This camp helps children to get interested in Chinese language and culture through different art forms.

WHERE: 03-53, Block M, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Nov 30 - Dec 2 & Dec 3 - 5, 9am - noon (five - six years old), 9am - 5pm (seven - 12 years old) ADMISSION:$125, $225 TEL: 6336-6776 INFO: www.yppae.org

Jolly Etiquette Workshop

Participants will learn basic grooming, table manners and dining etiquette, communication and listening skills, and manners.

For children aged four to seven.

WHERE: Park Mall,13-05, 9 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Dec 7 - 9, 9am - noon ADMISSION:$288 a person or $488 for two TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: Register at www.krystalcharm.com/ Etiquette-Holiday-Programs

Starquest Science Explorer Workshops

These hands-on science workshops are for primary school pupils.

WHERE: Starquest@King's Arcade, 02-01, 559 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Dec 8 & 9, 9.30am - 12.30pm (Brilliant Science Explorer), 1.15 - 4.15pm (Marvellous Science Explorer), Dec 10 & 11, 9.30am -12.30pm (Awesome Science Explorer), 1.15 - 4.15pm (Mega Magic Science Explorer) ADMISSION:$220 (workshop including materials); $198 (discounted fees for Starquest students & group/children signing up for two or more workshops) TEL: 6469-3839 INFO: www.science.edu.sg

Grow With Music! Children's Camps By The Music Circle

This three-day music camp is for children aged between seven and 10. They will learn to make music and build their own musical instruments.

WHERE: The Little Arts Academy, PoMo, 05-01/02, 1 Selegie Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Dec 9 - 11 & Dec 16 - 18, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION:$330 a child ($300 a child if parents sign up more than one child) INFO: www.facebook.com/themusiccirclesingapore

Christmas Past, Present And Future - A Pantomime

In this pantomime inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, children will have a riot of a time exploring the life of famous old miser Ebenezer Scrooge. For children aged eight to teens.

WHERE: Act 3 Drama Academy, 126 Cairnhill Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Till Jan 16, 9.30am - 12.30pm or 2 - 5pm (selected dates, week-long workshop) ADMISSION:$380 a child TEL: 6735-9986 INFO: Register at www.act3international.com.sg


OTHERS

Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens By The Bay

Singapore's biggest yuletide fair, Christmas Wonderland, returns to Gardens by the Bay. The event grounds are almost double the size of last year's. Highlights include more than 50 Italian Luminarie light sculptures and a European-style festive market with food, crafts and entertainment. New attractions include an Ice Palace and traditional carnival rides.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Jan 3, various times ADMISSION:Free entry, usual charges apply to Flower Dome INFO: www.christmaswonderland.sg or www.facebook.com/ChristmasWonderlandSingapore

Dancing Elves On Santa's Fireplace

A showcase blending rock-climbing and dance by dance act AscenDance Project, which appeared on America's Got Talent.

WHERE: Parkway Parade, Basement Airwell, 80 Marine Parade Road MRT: Aljunied/Dakota WHEN: Today - Dec 6, 3,5 & 7pm daily. No shows on Mon ADMISSION:Free TEL: 6344-1242 INFO: www.parkwayparade.com.sg


LAST CALL

NUS110 Concert In The Park

Presented by principal conductor Jason Lai, the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra and Singapore violinist Loh Jun Hong, an NUS alumnus, will perform works such as Brahms' Academic Festival Overture.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 - 7pm ADMISSION:Free INFO: Go to www.music.nus.edu.sg/ 02_whatson.html

50 Years Of Transforming Our City, Our Home

Discover Singapore's remarkable transformation from a new struggling nation into a modern and vibrant city.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay - North Colonnade, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sun, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION:Free INFO: www.mnd.gov.sg/ OurCityOurHome

Compiled by Callyn Chow, Chris Tan & Dhurga Ramesh

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