Happenings - Films

FILMS

A Botanic Gardens Movie Series: Kung Fu Panda 3

Po reunites with his long-lost father to take on the evil Kai, a supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle.

WHERE: Eco Lake Lawn, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Asian Film Focus: Youth Today

The Asian Film Focus highlights short films from Asian countries to draw attention to issues, as well as create connections and dialogue in regional independent cinema. There will be screenings and panel discussions.

WHERE: Objectifs, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Till tomorrow, various timings ADMISSION: $5 TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg/aff


NATURE

Tribal Tempo Floral Display

The colourful landscape of South Africa, home to a rich and unique world of plant life, is reflected here.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - Oct 30, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Admission charges to the conservatories apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

What's In My Sky?

In this guided walk, learn to identify birds of different species that pass through or make Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve their home.

WHERE: Wetland Centre (meet at Information Counter), Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: Sept 17, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Tue or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


CONTEST

Fiji Launches Search For Unhappiest People In Singapore

Nominate someone you believe deserves a break in this social-media competition by Fiji Airways and Tourism Fiji. The winner gets a trip for two to Fiji. The competition is open to Singapore residents aged 18 and above.

INFO: Send in your nominations via facebook.com/FijiAirways or facebook.com/Fiji by Mon


KIDS

The Magic Lantern

This modern adaptation of the Chinese folktale tells the story of Chen Xiang, born out of a forbidden marriage between a goddess and a human, through a presentation of traditional rod and hand puppetry. Suitable for children aged five and above. Part of Esplanade's Moonfest 2016.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 10.30am & 2pm; tomorrow & Sun, 2 & 6pm ADMISSION: $25 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Little Star

This highly visual and interactive production - with wonderful tunes and minimal dialogue - explores the wonders of the universe and the joy of rediscovering home and family. Suitable for children aged two to six.

WHERE: Alliance Francaise Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Today, 10am; tomorrow & Sun, 10.30am & 2.30pm ADMISSION: $35 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Storytelling Session With Roger Jenkins

In this storytelling session, each story features food or has a connection to it. The session includes lunch and is suitable for children aged five to 10. Part of 398.2 Storytelling Festival 2016.

WHERE: TICM Gelato Cocktail Bar + Dining, 01-11 Hotel Boss Singapore, 500 Jalan Sultan MRT: Lavender WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 2pm ADMISSION: $35 (adult), $30 (child) INFO: Tickets from story1-ticm.peatix.com

The Moonlit Smile

The Pop-up Storytellers share the tale of little An An, who falls asleep and meets an old woman from the moon who has lost her way. Part of Esplanade's Moonfest 2016.

WHERE: Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive, Concourse MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 3.15, 4.15 & 5.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com


OTHERS

Game Demonstration: Wongmania - Banana Economy

This strategic board game features cute cartoon characters illustrated by home-grown comic artist Andimoo. The objective is to accumulate wealth while influencing government economic policies in the player's favour.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today, 1 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Sar Kong Mun San Fook Tuck Chee's 150th anniversary

One of the oldest temples in Singapore marks its 150th anniversary with a cultural workshop and a fire dragon dance performance.

WHERE: Mun San Fook Tuck Chee, 124 Sims Drive MRT: Aljuined WHEN: Tomorrow, 9.30am - noon (workshop) & Sun, 6.30 - 7.30pm (fire dragon dance performance) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/Singapore.Fire.Dragon

Green Living

This sustainable lifestyle event, which aims to educate and encourage consumers to embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle, features seminars, workshops and promotions.

WHERE: Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - Sun, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.green-living.com.sg

Dare Or Not!

Sign up for first-aid and life-support courses, listen to life-saving stories and play educational games at this event that celebrates World First Aid Day.

WHERE: Playspace @ *Scape, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow, 10.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail sgbethedifference@gmail.com

Roald And Behold! It Has Been 100 Years...

This pre-celebration of the centennial anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth will feature storytelling, activities and more.

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

Families For Life

This family picnic features activities such as lantern decorating and a lantern walkabout to commemorate the Mid-Autumn Festival, as well as a screening of the movie, Minions.

WHERE: Jurong Central Park, junction of Jalan Boon Lay & Boon Lay Way MRT: Boon Lay WHEN: Tomorrow, 5 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free (register to receive a goodie bag, while stocks last) INFO: Register at www.familiesforlife.sg

The Black Market

Youth.SG celebrates its 10th anniversary with a curated home-grown arts marketplace, as well as night screenings of films and performances by Singapore musicians.

WHERE: Somerset Skate Park, 1 Somerset Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 4 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: facebook.com/youthdotsg

Motoring Heritage Day 2016 At Dempsey Hill

This event, which showcases Singapore's largest fleet of vintage cars, is set against the backdrop of former army barracks built in the 1860s. Besides cars, there will be live performances by home-grown bands and fringe activities such as spray-on tattoos.

WHERE: Block 15 carpark, Dempsey Hill, 8D Dempsey Road, MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sun, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/dempseyhillsg

Thai Flea Market

This event at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, which will close by the end of the year, will feature live bands and performances, a movie screening, as well as more than 100 food and merchandise stalls.

WHERE: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, 30 Keppel Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Mon, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: tinyurl.com/j2wbb3t

U Live Symposium 2016

This event is structured into two main categories that cater to the needs and interests of active agers. Shop for fresh produce and organic food at the Healthy Bites fair and check out senior-friendly gadget sales at the Seniors' Bytes fair. There will also be talks and workshops.

WHERE: Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Sept 18 & 25, 9am - 6pm ADMISSION: Each talk: $7 (NTUC member), $10 (public); symposium pass, up to two talks a day: $20 (NTUC member), $30 (public) TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com. Go to www.ulive.sg


LAST CALL

We Are Like This Only 2

Daisy Irani returns with a comedy that depicts the evolution of "fresh off the boat" Indians as they integrate with Singapore society.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box, 01-53 Block M, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm; tomorrow & Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: $38 INFO: www.showtickets.asia

Best Of Kevin Kern Live - 20th Anniversary Concert

The pianist's performance celebrates the 20th anniversary of his first album, In The Enchanted Garden. He will also perform pieces from his new solo piano album, When I Remember.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $62 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Compiled by Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

The listings on this page are free. Write to Life Happenings, Life, The Straits Times, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994, e-mail stlife@sph.com.sg or fax 6319-8276 at least two weeks ahead. Include the name of the event, organiser, venue, date and time, ticket prices and nearest MRT station, as well as your name, address and contact number. We reserve the right to edit or reject items. Go to www.straitstimes.com (click on Lifestyle) for more listings

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 09, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe