Happenings - Films

FILMS

Mums & Babies: Norm Of The North (PG)

Polar Bear Norm is on a quest to save his Artic home as he travels to the Big City with a team of Lemmings. Diaper tables with wet wipes and baby lotion are provided at this screening.

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: Tickets from gv.com.sg/GVMovies

National Theatre Live: Skylight (NC16)

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in David Hare's Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry and filmed live at London's West End.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: April 22, 8pm ADMISSION: $30, $25 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: sistic.com.sg

TOURS

A Fullerton Love Story Tour

In this night tour, visitors go through the hallways of Singapore's 71st national monument - once home to the General Post Office, Ministry of Finance and the Fullerton Lighthouse atop its roof. Part of Singapore Heritage Fest 2016.

WHERE: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: April 30, May 7 & 14, 8 - 11pm ADMISSION: Dramatised Heritage Tour & Chocolate Buffet: $69 nett for adults, $35 nett for children aged six - 11 INFO: Tickets from afullertonlovestory.peatix.com

The Parliament In Singapore History Tours 

Hear anecdotes and learn about the pivotal role of the Old Parliament House in the early years of Singapore's development. The first tour of the day at 11am is suitable for families with children under 10.

WHERE: 1 Old Parliament Lane. Meet at the entrance of The Arts House five minutes before the tour starts MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Weekends till May 29, 11am & 1pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332- 6900 INFO: Go to theartshouse.sg

KIDS

Nature Keeper Programme

This half-day nature camp, for children aged seven to 11, highlights the protection and conservation of Singapore's natural heritage.

WHERE: Dairy Farm Nature Park, 50 Dairy Farm Road MRT: Bukit Gombak WHEN: April 23, 9am - noon ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at nparks.gov.sg

Koinobori Diorama Workshop

Koinobori are carp-shaped wind socks flown in Japan to celebrate Children's Day, which falls on May 5. Instructor Maya Takahashi will show how to make koinobori-inspired craft. For children aged seven to 11.

WHERE: Jurong Regional Library, 21 Jurong East Central 1 MRT: Jurong East WHEN: April 30, 10.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

CONTEST

National Poetry Competition 2016

Singapore citizens and permanent residents can submit previously unpublished poems centred on the theme of Reflections. Three winners in the junior and senior categories in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil will be selected and invited to read their poems at the National Poetry Festival on July 30.

INFO: Send entries to nationalpoetry festival@gmail.com in Word & PDF formats by today. Poems in Chinese, Malay or Tamil must have an English translation. Go to facebook.com/nationalpoetryfestivalsg

Amazing Maritime Challenge 2016

Teams race to complete a series of maritime-related games across Singapore for prize money. Part of Singapore Maritime Week 2016.

WHERE: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 8.30am - 1pm ADMISSION: $20 (team of four for open or corporate category) INFO: Register at theamazingmaritimechallenge.com

OTHERS

Asia Xpedition 2016

At this adventure, sports and travel fair, visitors can sign up for adventure and sports-related trips, and buy sports equipment and apparel. There are also talks, lucky draws and simulated try-outs for windsurfing and trampoline. 

WHERE:  Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Level 4 MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 11am - 9pm; Sun, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: asiaxpedition.com

Farmers Market At Loewen Gardens

Get fresh organic fruit and vegetables, olive oils, jams, chutneys and much more. There is a play area and trampoline for children.

WHERE: The Pantry, 75E Loewen Road MRT: Farrer Road WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6474-0441 INFO: thepantrycookeryschool.com

Affordable Art Fair

The third Spring edition of this fair offers a range of contemporary art priced between $100 and $10,000, with 75 per cent at under $7,500.

To kick off the weekend, the fair's AAFter Glow Evening will feature live art demonstrations and art performances. There are also free workshops for children aged four and above.

WHERE: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: April 22, noon - 6pm, 6 - 10pm (AAFter Glow Evening); April 23, 11am - 8pm; April 24, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Online: $15 (standard ticket); $20 (AAFter Glow Evening); at the door: $18 (standard ticket); $25 (AAFter Glow Evening) TEL: 6220-5682 INFO: Tickets from affordableartfair.com/singapore

LAST CALL

Na Mah

This performance features 10 of Bhaskar's Arts Academy's best bharatanatyam dancers and its in-house kathak soloist.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade DriveMRT: Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 & $25 TEL: 6336-6537/6396-4523 INFO: Go to bhaskarsartsacademy.com

Paintings By Tay Bak Koi

This exhibition features 15 significant works by the late artist, ranging from his early abstract experiment in 1962 to his later styles of rendering buffaloes and multi-viewpoint pastoral scenes between the 1970s and 1980s.

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, Block 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, 03-39 MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240

Exhibition Of Early & Modern Singapore Paintings

This is an exhibition of rare artworks by first- and second-generation Singapore artists, including Cheong Soo Pieng, Chen Wen Hsi, Lim Cheng Hoe and Lim Tze Peng. There is also a small selection of contemporary South-east Asian paintings from Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam. 

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, 2 Orchard Turn, Level 4 MRT: Orchard  WHEN:Till Sun, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: ionorchard.com

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Ronald Kow

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 15, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe