Happenings - Films

Spirits Of Cinema - Short Films By 13 Little Pictures Screened Under The Stars

The Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore presents the first curated screening of short films by local film collective 13 Little Pictures. Works include Silent Light (2015), shot on 16mm film by Liao Jiekai, and Kopi Julia (2013), a tribute to 1950s Malay horror films by Tan Bee Thiam. Part of Singapore Art Week.

WHERE: Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Tomorrow, 8 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6496-5000 INFO: lasalle.edu.sg

Molly Moon And The Incredible Book Of Hypnotism (PG)

Orphan Molly Moon finds a book called Hypnotism, An Ancient Art Explained and discovers that power comes with responsibility. At this Mums & Babies screening, diaper tables with wet wipes and baby lotion are provided.

WHERE: GV cineplexes MRT: Various WHEN: Mon, 11am (GV Plaza & GV Tampines); 11.30am (GV Bishan & GV Jurong Point); noon (GV Yishun, GV Katong, GV City Square & GV Grand, Great World City) ADMISSION: $6, free for babies & kids under 90cm tall TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Gifts with every pair of tickets bought. Tickets from gv.com.sg/GVMovies


NATURE

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.

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


CONTEST

9th International Lion Dance Competition

Top lion dance troupes in the region, including Singapore, will compete.

WHERE: Hong Lim Park MRT: Clarke Quay/Chinatown WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 6- 11pm ADMISSION: $10 (single- show ticket); $15 (double-show ticket tomorrow & Sunday) INFO: Call 6222 -3597 or buy at 03-68 Kreta Ayer Community Club, Block 5, Banda Street


TOURS

Heritage Tour

Highlights of this tour of the Botanic Gardens includes the bandstand, sculptures, heritage trees, the gate and Saraca Stream Walk.

WHERE: Visitors' Desk at Nassim Gate, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 9 - 10am ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7361 INFO: Register 15 minutes before the tour. Go to www.sbg.org.sg

What's In My Mud?

A guided walk featuring the lesser- known creatures of Sungei Buloh's mudflats.

WHERE: Meet at information counter (Neo Tiew Crescent entrance), Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: Jan 30, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free INFO: Register at nparks.gov.sg

Specialist Tour: 800,000 Years Of Design By Laura Miotto

This tour explores a collection that spans 800,000 years, revealing how the form, beauty and significance of the objects humans use are constantly evolving.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Feb 5 & March 4, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 INFO: nationalmuseum.sg


KIDS

Kidsfest! 2016 - The Gruffalo

A musical adaptation of the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler about how a mouse outwits other animals. For children aged three and older.

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

Kidsfest! 2016 - Room On The Broom

A kind witch and her cat befriend a dog, a bird and a frog. They go to her rescue when a dragon threatens to eat her up. For children aged three and older.

WHERE: School of the Arts Singapore Drama Theatre MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Thu, 5pm; Jan 29, 5pm; Jan 30, 10am, noon & 5pm; Jan 31, 10am, noon & 3pm ADMISSION: $46 - $66 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from sistic.com.sg

Discovering Music! - All About Suites

The Discovering Music! series continues with orchestral suites, including Korngold's Much Ado About Nothing Suite, Debussy's Petite Suite based on French poems, and the Pelleas And Melisande Suite by Faure. For children aged five and older.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Jan 31, 4pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: sistic.com.sg


OTHERS

Chinese New Year Festivities At S.E.A. Aquarium

The Underwater Dragon Dance will be performed daily by divers, with appearances by the Manta mascot dressed in a Chinese New Year outfit.

WHERE: S.E.A. Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow - Feb 22, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: $32 (adult), $22 (child/senior); Singapore residents: $28 (adult), $15 (child/senior) INFO: rwsentosa.com

Kakizome - A Japanese New Year Tradition Observed

Learn more about this Japanese New Year tradition.

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

Spring Performances

Watch cultural performances such as face-changing, drum concerts and tea art.

WHERE: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sun, 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: gardensbythebay.com.sg


LAST CALL

Hello Singapore! - An Inside-Out View Of Our Red Dot

French expatriate artist Nathalie Laoue explores heritage in her mixed media works.

WHERE: Blue Lotus Fine Art, 02-01, 108 Tanjong Pagar Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Till Sun, 12.30 - 6.30pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9675-7721/6220-0420 INFO: bluelotusfineart.com.sg

Silk Road

This performance by the Gansu Dance Opera and Drama Ensemble depicts an ancient tale from the famed Dunhuang frescoes.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $21 - $204 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: sistic.com.sg

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Ronald Kow

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 22, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI22C'. Print Edition | Subscribe