Happenings - Films

FILMS

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 afterwards. Dress up as a Star Wars character and stand to win prizes.

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


NATURE

What's In My Sky?

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is home to many species of birds. Try to spot some of them on this guided walk.

WHERE: Meet at Information Counter (Neo Tiew Entrance), Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: Dec 26, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Dec 22, or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/activities


TOURS

Public Art Walking Tour

Join this free walking tour led by artists Han Sai Por and Kum Chee Kiong, who will share the inspiration behind their artworks and introduce old and new public art pieces along the Jubilee Walk. Conducted in English.

WHERE: Meet at Cavenagh Bridge (near Fullerton Hotel), Jubilee Walk Art Trail, Civic District, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 5 & 6pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.bit.ly/publicartwalkingtour2015


PETS

Meowy Christmas: CWS Day @ The Company Of Cats

The Company of Cats and Cat Welfare Society have come together to present a full day of kitty-loving fun, including a charity bake sale and musical performances.

WHERE: The Company of Cats, 6B Mosque Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Sun, 11am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free (standard cat room charges apply for musical performances) TEL: 6220-3835 INFO: www.thecompanyofcats.sg/events.html

8th Annual Pet Food Drive 2015

Till Dec 31, the food drive aims to raise 25,000kg of food for Action For Singapore Dogs, Cat Welfare Society and Causes for Animals Singapore. Buy selected brands of pet food at a Pet Lovers Centre outlet or call 1800-PETFOOD (1800-7383663).

INFO: For details, go to www.bit.ly/plf-petfooddrive15


KIDS

Creativity With Pottery Making For Kids

Pottery-making harnesses children's creativity and enhances their spatial awareness and fine motor skills.

WHERE: 05-01 The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Various dates, 10.30am, 1, 3 & 5pm ADMISSION: Two-session workshops at $90; four-session foundation workshops at $165 (applies to courses for children aged five & older) TEL: 6733-8129 INFO: www.claycove.com

Cool Character Holiday Workshop

Your child will learn about character traits such as honesty, responsibility, respect and empathy. Suitable for children aged five to 10.

WHERE: 13-06 Park Mall, 9 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $88 a person or $148 for two TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: www.krystalcharm.com/Character-Holiday-Programs

Storytelling By Lianne Ong And Drawing Activity By James Tan

Join Lianne Ong, author of Stacey Goes To The National Museum, in a storytelling session. The book's illustrator, James Tan, will talk about his art techniques. Suitable for children aged five to nine.

WHERE: Create Room, Level 3 National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am & 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: Limited to the first 25 children. Register on-site one hour before the session starts. Go to www.nationalmuseum.sg

A Fun And Interactive Afternoon With A Special Elephant!

Parents and kids can take part in an interactive craft and storytelling session that stimulates interest and imagination in young ones through prop-making, singing and movement.

WHERE: Dance Village, library@esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 1.30 & 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: Limited capacity, on a first-come-first-served basis. Admission stickers will be issued 30 minutes before each session. Go to www.esplanade.com

Camp Chartwell 2015: Voyage

Initiated by School of the Arts graduates, the three-day camp for children aged six to nine will teach participants knowledge and skills in dance, music, theatre and visual arts.

WHERE: Camp: Little Arts Academy, 05-01/02 PoMo, 1 Selegie Road MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Dec 28 - 30, 9.30am - 6pm ADMISSION: $300 a child. Lunch & tea will be provided  WHERE: End-of- camp showcase: YMCA Auditorium, 1 Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Dec 30, 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free, but guests staying for dinner pay $15 INFO: For inquiries, e-mail campchartwell@gmail.com. Register at tinyurl.com/campchartwell2015 by tomorrow. Go to www.campchartwell.wordpress.com

Christmas Past, Present And Future - A Pantomime

This pantomime is inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, which tells the story of old miser Ebenezer Scrooge. For children aged eight to those in their 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

MPH Booksale @ Singapore Expo

A wide range of titles is available for sale at up to 80 per cent off. On Sunday, authors Joy Tan and Violet Chan will talk about their book, Style On The Go, and give a demonstration of fuss-free makeovers.

WHERE: Hall 4B Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Drive MRT: Expo WHEN: Today, 3 - 9pm, tomorrow & Sun, 9am - 9pm; Sun, 2 - 3pm (talk & demo by Joy Tan & Violet Chan) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.mph.com.sg & www.facebook.com/ MPHBookstoresSingapore

A Musical Christmas Village: The Big Piano Showtime

Performers will play Christmas tunes on a 3.6m-long piano at the atrium. Some audience members will be given a chance to play it.

WHERE: Marina Square Atrium, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/ Promenade WHEN: Till Sun, 2 & 6pm (today); 2, 4 & 6pm (tomorrow & Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6339-8787 INFO: www.marinasquare.com.sg

Christmas At The Cathedral

Join the Christmas night tour of St Andrew's Cathedral and watch performances at the Welcome Centre "pop-up" cafe. There will be activities for children. Donations will go to charities such as City Community Services and St Andrew's Autism Centre.

WHERE: St Andrew's Cathedral, 11 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Mon - Thu, 5 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-6104 INFO: www.cathedral.org.sg/christmas

National Museum Of Singapore: Christmas Open House

Celebrate the yuletide season at the National Museum with free entry to all galleries and participate in fun, family-friendly activities.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Dec 25, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg

Jedi (K)Night

Stand to win a BB-8 droid, movie passes and vouchers in the lucky draw at Pump Room's Jedi (K)Night. The one in the best Star Wars costume wins a bottle of Beefeater Gin.

WHERE: The Pump Room Microbrewery + Bistro + Club, 01-09/10 The Foundry Clarke Quay, 3B River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow, 11pm ADMISSION: Cover charge of $25 with one drink TEL: 6334-2628 INFO: www.facebook.com/pumproomasia


LAST CALL

Umbra 

Artists Adeline Kueh and Betty Susiarjo show their latest work in a joint exhibition featuring installations and photography as well as video and audio works.

WHERE: Chapel Gallery, Objectifs, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 7pm (today & tomorrow), noon - 4pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Chris Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 18, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe