Happenings - Films

Kids Flix: The Good Dinosaur (PG)

Pixar Animation Studios takes you on a journey into the world of dinosaurs, where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

WHERE: Golden Village Theatres MRT: Various WHEN: Feb 20, 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 kids under 90cm tall TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Gifts with every pair of tickets bought. Tickets from gv.com.sg/GVMovies


NATURE

Nature Keeper Camp

The half-day camp at Dairy Farm Nature Park aims to inculcate in the young an appreciation of forests and encourage them to protect and conserve Singapore's natural heritage.

WHERE: Dairy Farm Nature Park, 100 Dairy Farm Road MRT: Bukit Gombak WHEN: Feb 27, 9am - noon ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Feb 22 or when full. Go to 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.

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


CONTEST

Photography Contest - Capture Life Through Your Lens

Submit your photographs showing how one can care for one's kidneys by making healthy lifestyle choices. The top entries will be displayed at the National Kidney Foundation's photography exhibition in VivoCity, where the public can cast votes. Deadline for submission is Sunday.

INFO: Go to nkfs.org/event/photocontest or call 6299-0200

Lovers Ever Run Before The Clock - A Monumental Race

Sign up in pairs for this Valentine's Day run. The route will take participants past national monuments and have them discover the love stories behind them.

WHERE: Dhoby Ghaut Green amphitheatre MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Sun, 12.30 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $8 a pair INFO: Register at monumentalvdayrace2016.peatix.com


TOURS

Monument Tour Through Empress Place, Esplanade Park And War Memorial Park

Take a stroll along the mouth of the Singapore River and relive memories of Singapore.

WHERE: Meeting point between the entrance of Asian Civilisations Museum and Cavenagh Bridge MRT: City Hall/Raffles place WHEN: Feb 27 & 28, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes tomorrow or when full. Go to nparks.gov.sg

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

This tour, conducted by Italian design director Laura Miotto, is held in conjunction with the Treasures Of The World exhibition by the British Museum. The collection spans 800,000 years and shows 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: March 4, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 INFO: nationalmuseum.sg

Guided Walk: Design Is Everywhere

Participants will be taken on a walk in the vicinity of the National Design Centre to explore design in everyday life and public spaces.

WHERE: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/ Bras Basah WHEN: Feb 27, 4.30 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6291-3686 INFO: Register at shophouseandco.com/february-2016-design- is-everywhere


KIDS

Back To Basics Edutainment For The Young

Listen to fascinating stories presented by Books Kinokuniya staff.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Liang Court, 03-50, 177 River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow & Feb 28, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-1300 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

The Magic Jungle

In this theatrical treat for children aged two to four, they will meet fascinating creatures and discover the mysteries and colours of the jungle . An original production by Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay. Part of Huayi 2016.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Feb 19 - 21, 9.30, 11am & 4pm (Fri); 11am, 2 & 4pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $19 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: sistic.com.sg

All About Desert Plants Part 1: Plants And Their Habitat

On this guided tour, children aged five to 12 will learn about different plant habitats and how plants adapt to survive.

WHERE: Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard/Botanic Gardens WHEN: Feb 20,10 - 11am ADMISSION: $6 a child & $6 an accompanying adult TEL: 6471-9961 INFO:Registration closes on Feb 19 or when full. Go to nparks.gov.sg

All About Desert Plants Part 2: Desert In A Dish Workshop

Learn about desert plants and create your own desert in a dish. For children aged five to 12.

WHERE: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 481 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Feb 27, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: $30 a child (materials included) TEL: 6471 -9961 INFO: Registration closes on Feb 20 or when full. Go to nparks.gov.sg

Storytelling Sessions

Storyteller Kamini Ramachandran takes children on a journey through the Treasures Of The World exhibition. Listen to stories of magical creatures, mighty gods and brave heroes, then take part in creating a craftwork based on the stories.

WHERE: The Salon, Level 1, or Activity Space, Level 3, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Feb 27 & 28, March 13 & 27, 1 & 3pm ADMISSION: Free for ticket holders of the Treasures Of The World exhibition. Each ticket admits one adult and one child aged four to seven. Children must be accompanied by an adult TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: To register, e-mail nhb_nm_lectures@nhb.gov.sg


OTHERS

Springtime On Ice: Lion Dance

On Ice Catch lion dance performances on ice. The Rink's mascot, JR, will make a special appearance, showing his nifty moves on ice.

WHERE: The Rink at JCube, Level 3, 2 Jurong East Central 1 MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Tomorrow, 5.15 - 7.15pm ADMISSION: Two-hour session: $14 (adult), $12 (child) INFO: therink.sg

Relocation Sale

Galerie Belvedere is having a sale at its premises before it relocates. Artworks on sale include those by Tay Bak Koi, Sarkasi Said, Sudarisman, Krijono, Andre Tan and Brendan Neiland.

WHERE: Galerie Belvedere, 01-10, Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Feb 20, 11am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), noon - 5pm (Sat). Closed on Sun ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6423-1233 INFO: galerie-belvedere.com

Singapore Airshow 2016

Asia's largest aerospace and defence event returns with a wide range of activities, including aerobatic flying displays and flight simulator rides.

WHERE: Changi Exhibition Centre, 9 Aviation Park Road MRT: Expo WHEN: Feb 20 & 21, 9.30am - 5pm ADMISSION: $25 (standard), $10 (child aged three - 12) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from sistic.com.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/OfficialSingaporeAirshow

Date With Dad - High Tea

This is a special event for fathers and their daughters aged 12 to 15.

WHERE: Mandarin Orchard Singapore, 333 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset/ Orchard WHEN: March 5, 2 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $120 a pair (includes a $25 "Worth the Wait" ring for the daughter) TEL: 6491-0714 INFO: Register at family.org.sg/DatewithDad by Feb 20


LAST CALL

Print I

This exhibition by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' Fashion Studies programme features printed textiles and textile decoration by students and graduates of 2014 and 2015.

WHERE: Nafa Campus 2, Fashion Gallery, Ground Level, 38 Bencoolen Street MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bugis WHEN: Till today, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6512-4204 INFO: E-mail yjtan@nafa.edu.sg

Open Call: Singapore Creative Writing Residency 2016

Organised by the National University of Singapore's University Scholars Programme, faculty of arts and social sciences and The Arts House, the Singapore Creative Writing Residency 2016 offers two six-month residencies from August to January. Residents will receive a monthly stipend. All nationalities are welcome. Applications close on Sunday.

INFO: theartshouse.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 February 12, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe