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FILMS

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

Drac is worried that his half-human, half-vampire grandson is not showing signs of being a vampire, so he enrols the kid in a monster boot camp.

WHERE: GV cineplexes MRT: Various WHEN: Tomorrow, 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 from www.gv.com.sg

MDIS Movie Night: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Enjoy dinner at the newly refurbished Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) and catch Star Wars: The Force Awakens after. Dress up as a Star Wars character and stand a chance to win prizes.

WHERE: MDIS Dhoby Ghaut, 20 Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Dec 18, 7 - 10.30pm ADMISSION: MDIS alumni $20 (one person), public $30 TEL: 6473-5885 INFO: E-mail alumni@mdis.edu.sg


NATURE

What's In My Mangrove?

Do you know Sungei Buloh has 22 true mangroves species? Sign up for this walk to find out more.

WHERE: Meet at information counter, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: Dec 12, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Christmas Toyland Floral Display

Gardens by the Bay has turned into a Christmas wonderland. Towering over the floral display is the 11m-tall Christmas Pyramid decked with toys.

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 prizes.

WHERE: 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: Go to www.explorerkid.com/


PETS

Paws For Life

This pet adoption drive by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals includes shows, animal welfare exhibits and a market selling fresh farm produce from farms in Kranji, as well as locally made artisanal products such as nut butter, pet treats, organic vegetables and ice cream.

WHERE: Concourse, Level 2, Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.spca.org.sg

50 Meow Project

This 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 the 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

Connecting With Nature: Bats

This event includes a bat-watching session. For children aged five to 12.

WHERE: Hort Park, Greenhouse Workshop Area, 33 Hyderabad Road MRT: Pasir Panjang WHEN: Dec 12, 6 - 8pm ADMISSION: $25 a child INFO: To register, e-mail NParks_HortPark@nparks.gov.sg

Jolly Etiquette Workshop

Participants learn grooming, table manners and dining etiquette, as well as communication and listening skills. For children aged four to seven.

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

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

This three-day music camp is for children aged seven to 10, who 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: Wed - Dec 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

Drama For Babies: Colours

This movement and painting session allows parents and their tots 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: Till Dec 19, 10.30 - 11.30am ADMISSION: $50 a child (with parent) TEL: 6735-9986 INFO: Go to act3international.com.sg


OTHERS

SpongeBob SquarePants Krabby Patty Celebration Live On Stage

SpongeBob SquarePants prepares to celebrate the Krabby Patty and everyone is invited to the party. With a minimum spend of $50 at City Square Mall, shoppers can redeem a meet-and-greet pass to snap a photo with SpongeBob and Patrick Star. Limited to 50 passes a show.

WHERE: Level 1 Atrium, City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Tomorrow - Dec 20 (except Mon), 2 & 7pm (Tue - Fri); 1, 4 & 7pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.citysquaremall.com.sg

BookFest @Singapore 2015

A 10-day annual book and stationery fair featuring book launches, celebrity meet-and-greet and a grand draw worth $10,000.

WHERE: Suntec City Convention Centre, Halls 401 - 405, Suntec City, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Today, 11am - 10pm; tomorrow - Dec 13, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6462-9555 INFO: www.bookfestsingapore.com

Peppa's Christmas Surprise

Sing and dance along with Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig. Get up close with the characters after the show when you spend $50 at any retail outlet at United Square.

WHERE: United Square, 101 Thomson Road MRT: Novena WHEN: Till Dec 7, 2.30 & 7pm (Mon - Fri), 2, 5 & 7pm (Sat & Sun) INFO: Spend $50 to get a meet & greet photo queue number.

MAAD Pyjamas - MAADly Xmas

This periodic pop-up marketplace features artists, designers, crafters and artisans.

WHERE: Red Dot Design Museum, 28 Maxwell Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Today, 5pm - midnight ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.maad.sg

Dancing Elves On Santa's Fireplace

AscenDance Project, which appeared on America's Got Talent, blends dance and rock-climbing. WHERE: Parkway Parade, Basement Airwell, 80 Marine Parade Road MRT: Aljunied/Dakota WHEN: Till Sun, 3, 5 & 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6344-1242 INFO: www.parkwayparade.com.sg


LAST CALL

My Home My Love

Home-grown painters Seah Kang Chui and Yue Keh Hung and new immigrant artist Chen Shimo use watercolour, oil and Chinese ink to express their love for their homes.

WHERE: Signature Art House, 02-39 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Last day, noon - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9221-1780 INFO: www.signaturearthouse.com

Indian Invasion Comedy - A Desi Stand-Up Spectacular

Indian stand-up comedians Kunal Rao, Sorabh Pant and Sanjay Manaktala will perform.

WHERE: Klapsons, The Boutique Hotel, 15 Hoe Chiang Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $82 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Kimi Kim Jalan Jalan: Takuji Kogo + Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

This exhibition of collaborative artworks using multiple screens is by Japanese artist Takuji Kogo and South Korea-based art duo Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, made up of South Korean Young Hae Chang and American Marc Voge.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 02-06, 51 Waterloo Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 7pm, 11am - 5pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: www.theprivatemuseum.org

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 December 04, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI04C'. Print Edition | Subscribe