Happenings - Films

FILMS

Kids Flix: Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip (PG)

Dave is off to propose to his girlfriend in New York City - and Alvin, Simon and Theodore are afraid of losing him. They have only three days to do something about it. WHERE: GV cinemas 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 kids under 90cm tall TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: There will be gifts with each pair of tickets bought. Tickets from www.gv.com.sg/GVMovies


NATURE

Nature Sketching In The Gardens

Enjoy nature through this engaging and therapeutic activity with volunteer artist Tham Pui San, who teaches drawing and observation skills for nature appreciation.

WHERE: Meet at Service Desk @ Botany Centre, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT: Botanic Gardens/Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 9 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6471-7361 INFO: Registration is required 15 minutes before the programme & is on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited to 20 adults a session. Take along your own sketching materials. For inquiries, e-mail NParks_SBG_Visitor_ Services@nparks.gov.sg. Go to www.sbg.org.sg


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's history, growth and development.

WHERE: Meet between the Asian Civilisations Museum & Cavenagh Bridge MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: March 26 & 27, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes tomorrow for the tour on March 26 & Sun for the tour on March 27, or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

About Mr Lee Tour By Tribe

Join this curated tour by Tribe and discover the personal story of the late founding father of Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Participants will get a glimpse of his childhood, family and memories with his wife, Madam Kwa Geok Choo.

WHERE: Various locations around Singapore. Meet outside Starbucks at Raffles City Shopping Centre MRT: City Hall WHEN: March 26, 27 & 30, 9.30am - 1pm & 1.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: $56 (adult), $45 (senior citizen aged above 65), $30 (those aged seven to 18) INFO: Register at www.tribe-tours.com. Registration for all tours must be made at least two days before the tour. Go to www.facebook.com/TRIBEholidays


KIDS

Elegant Etiquette Holiday Workshop

Children aged five to 10 will learn social etiquette, including how to meet and greet people, basic grooming and table manners. WHERE: 11 Eunos Road 8, Lifelong Learning Institute MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $108 a person, $188 for two persons TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: Register at www.krystalcharm.com

Children's Festival: Adventures In Gardens Of Wonder

Head to the Children's Festival at Gardens by the Bay for free programmes and activities.

WHERE: Various locations at Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sun, 2 - 6.30pm (today), 10am - 7.45pm (tomorrow & Sun) ADMISSION: All programmes are free, except for the train ride & food. Admission charges to the Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

Act 3 Drama Academy Holiday Workshop: We Quit!

Inspired by the children's picture book, The Day The Crayons Quit, this is a one-session drama workshop for two-year-olds. Parents and children will explore the quirky world of a box of angry crayons.

WHERE: 126 Cairnhill Road, One-Two-Six Cairnhill Arts Centre MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today, Mon & Thu, 10.30 - 11.45am ADMISSION: $60 a child (with parent) TEL: 6735-9986 INFO: Register at act3international.com.sg

Spellbinding Harry Potter Party

Your child will be whisked away to the magical land of Hogwarts as a storyteller turns the world of Harry Potter into reality. Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite characters. The three best-dressed will win a TV remote-control wand. Also, your child can put his knowledge of spells to the test and stand to win prizes. Suitable for those aged eight and above.

WHERE: 83 Punggol Central, Times Waterway Point MRT: Punggol WHEN: Sun, 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6385-9428 INFO: www.facebook.com/Timesbookstores.sg

Storytelling Sessions For Children

Storyteller Kamini Ramachandran takes children on a journey through the Treasures Of The World exhibition. Listen to tales of magical creatures, gods and heroes.

Kids can take part in a craftwork session based on the stories.

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

Easter Eggstravaganza At Universal Studios Singapore

The event returns with a new stage show, An Uneggspected Wedding, a buffet lunch with Easter characters and an Easter egg hunt.

WHERE: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Till April 17, 10am - 8pm daily, extended park hours to 9pm tomorrow, March 25 - 27 & April 2, 9 & 16 ADMISSION: $79 (adult), $59 (child), $41 (senior citizen), buffet included: $112 (adult), $82 (child), $74 (senior citizen) TEL: 6577-8888 INFO: Tickets from www.rwsentosa.com/uss


OTHERS

The Arts Open House

The Arts House twists traditional perceptions of literary arts programmes and present unexpected items based on or inspired by literature - from storytelling to batik painting for kids to uncovering a murder mystery.

WHERE: 1 Old Parliament Lane, The Arts House MRT: Raffles Place/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 11pm ADMISSION: Free, some programmes require prior registration &/or material fee TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: www.theartshouse.sg

Female/Nuyou X Suntec City Fashion Night Out 2016

Experience a weekend of fashion, beauty and shopping at Suntec City.

WHERE: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City, North Wing MRT: Promenade WHEN: Today - Sun, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.femalemag.com.sg & www.nuyou.com.sg

Marshall Cavendish Fill-Up-All-You-Can Book Sale

Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)'s warehouse sale offers discounts of up to 95 per cent on cookbooks, fiction books, travel books, business books, children's books and history books. Fill up a carton with as many books as you can carry for $30.

WHERE: 438 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 1, Level 3 MRT: Bishan/Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6213-9390 INFO: www.marshallcavendish.com/genref


LAST CALL

SSO Concerts For Children: Jason's Short Guide To Music History

Associate conductor Jason Lai and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra take audiences on a tour of music history - from Bach to Beethoven and beyond. Suitable for children aged four to 14.

WHERE: 9 Empress Place, Victoria Concert Hall MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 2 & 4pm; tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: $28 & $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Disney On Ice Presents Magical Ice Festival

Comical segments on Disney characters set the scene for the on-ice stories of princesses Ariel, Rapunzel and Belle. Anna and Elsa, from animated film Frozen (2013), also make a special appearance.

WHERE: 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore Indoor Stadium MRT: Stadium WHEN: Today, 7pm; tomorrow, 11am, 3 & 7pm; Sun, 11am & 3pm ADMISSION: $25 - $120, the Magical Moment Package is sold out INFO: www.sportshubtix.sg

Mindfulness Taster Session

Dr Jessie Koh, a clinical psychologist, will discuss how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life. WHERE: 115 Amoy Street, Connected Sense Psychological Practice MRT: Telok Ayer/Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $99 TEL: 6646-9592 INFO: www.connectedsense.sg

Common Cancers In Singapore: What Everyone Needs To Know

Learn about cancer-related conditions and technological advances in surgical treatment for cancer care management at this inaugural cancer symposium organised by Tan Tock Seng Hospital's division of surgery in partnership with Central Singapore Community Development Council.

WHERE: 460 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, HDB Hub Auditorium MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $5 TEL: 9177 -7256 INFO: www.ttsh.com.sg

Repertory Platform (R.e.P) 2016

Catch New York-based Singaporean artist Joanne Lee's Bound, in which the performance space is turned into a boxing ring; and Singaporean dancer Foo Yun Ying's Act II - The Messy Middle, which explores everyday struggles.

WHERE: 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box, Block M, 01-53 MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 (standard), $23 (senior citizens, full-time students, full-time national servicemen, PAssion cardmembers & group booking of at least eight tickets) INFO: Tickets from rawmovesrep2016.peatix.com

Compiled by Callyn Chow, Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 18, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe