Happenings - Films

Kids Flix: Pan (PG)

This new take on the classic by J.M. Barrie tells the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds fun and danger and ultimately discovers his destiny - to become the hero, Peter Pan.

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 children under 90cm tall TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Receive a gift with every pair of tickets purchased, while stocks last. Tickets from www.gv.com.sg. Go to www.gv.com.sg/GVMovies


NATURE

What's In My Water?

Join this guided walk and get to know the creatures and plants that live in and around Sungei Buloh.

WHERE: Meet at Information Counter (Kranji Way entrance), Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: Jan 23, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: For inquiries, e-mail nparks_sbwr@nparks.gov.sg. Registration closes on Tue, or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Nature Sketching In The Gardens

Volunteer artist Tham Pui San will guide participants in acquiring drawing and observation skills on a nature walk. Take along your own sketching materials.

WHERE: Meet at Service Centre @ Botany Centre, 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 activity. Limited to 20 adults a session. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg

Dahlia Dreams Floral Display

Gardens by the Bay ushers in the Year of the Monkey with a floral display inspired by the Chinese classical tale, Journey To The West. Look out for monkey-shaped topiaries in a cavern, among other surprises.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - Feb 28, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free entry, usual charges to Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay. com.sg


KIDS

Kidsfest! 2016: Storytelling-Cum-Craft Session Presented By ABA Productions

Listen to lively storytelling of the book, Aliens Love Underpants, written by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, and find out more about the upcoming Kidsfest! shows.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Design Thinking Kids!

Imagine The Future In this workshop, kids will take part in and learn about the design thinking process before creating a paper prototype. Suitable for children aged 10 to 15.

WHERE: Cognizant Technology Solutions, 27-02 Fuji Xerox Towers, 80 Anson Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 1pm or 2.30 - 5.30pm; Sun, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.saturdaykids.sg

Kidsfest! 2016 - The Gruffalo

Join Mouse on a daring adventure in this musical adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. See how it outwits the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl, the sly Snake and even the titular monster. Suitable for children aged three and older.

WHERE: School of the Arts Singapore Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Thu, 3 & 5pm; Jan 22, 5 & 7.15pm; Jan 23, 10am & 12pm; Jan 24, 10am, 12 & 3pm ADMISSION: $46 - $66 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.kidsfest.com.sg

Bilingual Lunar New Year Children Etiquette Workshop

A bilingual etiquette workshop for children aged five to 11.

WHERE: 13-05 Park Mall, 9 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Jan 23, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $138 a person; $188 for two people TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: Go to www.krystalcharm.com/2016CNY-Specials for registration details


OTHERS

Lasalle College Of The Arts Open House 2016

At this open house, learn how your love for the arts can be turned into a passport for entry into a promising career in the growing creative industries.

WHERE: Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Today, 3 - 8pm & tomorrow, 11am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6496-5111 INFO: E-mail contact.us@lasalle.edu.sg. Go to www.lasalle.edu.sg/live-at-lasalle/open-house-and-info-days

Spring Fun In The Park

Head to City Green at City Square Mall and join in a carnival to celebrate the Year of the Monkey.

WHERE: City Square Mall, Level 1 City Green (Outdoor Park), 180 Kitchener Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Today - Feb 14, 6 - 10pm (Mon - Fri), noon - 10pm (Sat, Sun & public holiday) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6595-6595 INFO: www.citysquaremall.com.sg & www.facebook.com/citysquaremall

Treasure The Splendour Of Spring @ VivoCity

VivoCity transforms into a one-stop destination for the family this Chinese New Year. Enjoy a slew of activities and cultural performances during the weekends, find out your fortunes in the Year of the Monkey or pose for a photo with the 12 zodiac figures at The Plaza.

WHERE: VivoCity, Level 1 Central Court, 1 Harbourfront Walk MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Today - Feb 21, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6377-6860/6377-6870 INFO: www.vivocity.com.sg

Chinatown CNY Celebrations 2016: Festive Street Bazaar & Festive Carnival

With 440 stalls along the streets of Chinatown, visitors can look forward to the widest range of Chinese New Year-themed delicacies, traditional goodies and decorative items.

WHERE: Festive Street Bazaar: Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street & Trengganu Street. Festive Carnival: Open space in front of People's Park Complex MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Festive Street Bazaar: Today - Feb 7, 6 - 10.30pm daily, 6pm - 1am (Feb 7). Festive Carnival: Till Feb 7, 11am - 10.30pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.chinatownfestivals.sg

Interactive Activities At Kinokuniya Liang Court: Kakizome - A Japanese New Year Tradition Observed

Learn more about this Japanese tradition usually observed on the second day of the Japanese New Year (celebrated on Jan 1). There will be a hands-on demonstration and you can write an auspicious message for your family and friends.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Liang Court, 03-50 Liang Court, 177 River Valley Road MRT: City Hall/ Clarke Quay WHEN: Jan 24, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-1300 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Mothercare Annual Baby Fair

Parents and parents-to-be can find a variety of maternity and baby products under one roof. Customers will enjoy discounts on Mothercare's current season's fashion and up to 90 per cent off selected products.

WHERE: Mothercare @ HarbourFront Centre, 03-05, 1 Maritime Square MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6692-9680 INFO: www.mothercare.com.sg

Prudential Eye Awards 2016

For the first time, the awards ceremony will be open to the public. Celebrating emerging Asian contemporary artists, the 2016 Prudential Eye Awards will showcase 15 emerging artists, including Singapore's Robert Zhao, nominated in the category of Best Emerging Artist using Photography. This will be accompanied by a public exhibition at the ArtScience Museum which will run from Jan 16 to March 27.

WHERE: Sands Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tue, 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at entertainment.marinabaysands.com/events/eye0116

Museum Volunteers Public Information Session

The Museum Volunteers is recruiting volunteer guides. Attend this session to find out what it takes to become one.

WHERE: Ixora Room, Level 1 Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.goo.gl/9jRbm7 by today. For those aged above 21.


LAST CALL

KA By Shahrin Johry

This is the debut production of Shahrin Johry, assistant choreographer of Maya Dance Theatre and winner of Sprouts All-Stars 2012. Shahrin pays homage to the quest for knowledge and passing it from one generation to the next.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, 05-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/ Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 8.30pm & tomorrow, 4 & 8.30pm ADMISSION: $28 (standard) & $23 (concession) INFO: Tickets from ka2016.peatix.com

SSO Gala: Mahler's Third

Music director Shui Lan and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra perform Mahler's Symphony No. 3 In D Minor, featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, the Singapore Symphony Chorus and the Singapore Symphony Children's Choir.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $94 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Ronald Kow

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