Fade In/Fade Out Screening: Sultan Mahmood Mangkat Di-Julang (The Passing Of Sultan Mahmood)
Based on a 17th-century folklore, this film is speckled with romance, murder, political conspiracies and explores the notion of loyalty within a feudalistic society. The film, one of the finest achievements in Cathay-Keris' slew of historical dramas, was restored by the Asian Film Archive (AFA) last year. In Malay with English subtitles. There will also be a post-screening talk in English by AFA.
WHERE: B1 Auditorium, Woodlands Regional Library, 900 South Woodlands Drive MRT: Woodlands WHEN: Sun, 2.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary
Merry Medley Floral Display
Christmas-themed florals such as poinsettias, amaryllis and Christmas roses grace charming yuletide scenes, while majestic conifer trees fill the air with their woody, evergreen scent. The festivity continues at night as the Flower Dome takes on the magical radiance of Italian Luminarie lights.
WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - Jan 5, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Usual charges to Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
Singapore Fighting Championship 4: Changing The Game
This event, which brings together participants from around the world, features fights in multiple disciplines including professional and amateur mixed martial arts and professional boxing.
WHERE: Singapore Foochow Association, 04-01 Foochow Building, 21 Tyrwhitt Road MRT: Farrer Park/ Lavender WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 - 11pm ADMISSION: $45 INFO: Tickets from www.singaporefightingchampionships.com
Rain Forest Tour
Join this one-hour tour and discover the enchanting tropical rainforest with volunteer guides.
WHERE: Visitor Centre (Nassim Gate), Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow; 9, 10 & 11am (in English), 10am & 4pm (in Mandarin) ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6471-7361 INFO: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis at the Visitor Centre, register 15 minutes before the tour. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg/events
The Seven Chinese Brothers - Storytime By MoonShadow Stories
Let MoonShadow Stories Young Storytellers regale you with this ancient Chinese folktale about brothers with special powers who help each other. WHERE: Level 2 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 12.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.moonshadowstories.com
Art Explorers: The Net
Gain a new perspective on Teo Eng Seng's The Net: Most Definitely The Singapore River at the DBS Singapore Gallery and make your own paper sculpture inspired by the artwork. Suitable for children aged five and older.
WHERE: Keppel Centre for Art Education, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 11 - 11.45am, 1.30 - 2.15pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.nationalgallery.sg
Standing Structures Workshop
Under the guidance of an experienced facilitator, participants at this workshop can learn about the architecture of the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings and create their own 3D standing structure from everyday materials.
WHERE: Keppel Centre for Art Education, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Nov 20, 1.30 & 3.30pm ADMISSION: $20 a child INFO: As this is an unaccompanied programme, children under the age of seven will not be admitted. To register, go to www.nationalgallery.sg
This mini bazaar at the outdoor plaza of the Singapore Conference Hall will be held on selected weekends. A variety of vendors consisting of local designers and entrepreneurs will set up pop-up booths. The arts market will feature craft work, hands-on workshops as well as food and beverages.
WHERE: Outdoor Plaza of Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Today & tomorrow, Nov 18, 19, 25 & 26, 1 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg & www.facebook.com/singapore.chinese.orchestra
Interactive Activities At Kinokuniya Liang Court: All Wrapped Up!
Pick up the art of Japanese gift-wrapping at two interactive sessions.
WHERE: Kinokuniya Liang Court, 03-50, 177 River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow & Nov 27, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-1300 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg
Etsy Made Local Market
Etsy Made Local is part of a weekend event that has cities such as Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong celebrating the makers, designers and collectors of the creative community on Etsy.com. More than 45 local Etsy sellers will be present.
Young People's Concert - A Day Lost In Pulau Ubin
This annual concert will be supported by an exhibition showcasing the rich biodiversity of Pulau Ubin. Conducted by Singapore Chinese Orchestra's (SCO) resident conductor Quek Ling Kiong.
WHERE: SCO Concert Hall, Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Today, 10.30am & tomorrow, 2.30 & 5pm (pre-concert activities tomorrow at 1.30 & 4pm) ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg
Effing The Ineffable
This exhibition by artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro features Egyptian stone reliefs that have been re-etched onto misconstructed Ikea furniture.
WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 01-21 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhampegalleries.com
Paintings By Zhang Chun Lei
The Chinese artist presents 26 oil and acrylic paintings that capture the essence of changing landscapes past and present.
WHERE: AC43 Gallery, 03-39 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: www.artcommune.com.sg
Compiled by Suneeta Devi, Callyn Chow & 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 email@example.com 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