Happenings - Films

Universal Journey, an experiential festive light display at Universal Studios.
Universal Journey, an experiential festive light display at Universal Studios.ST PHOTO: NIVASH JOYVIN

FILMS

Hunt For The Wilderpeople (PG13)

This critically acclaimed film by New Zealand director Taika Waititi is adapted from the book, Wild Pork And Watercress, by Barry Crump.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Sun, 2.40pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) (PG)

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tennessee Williams, this film was a breakthrough for the late Marlon Brando, then a young actor.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Dec 26, 5pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg

Omni-Theatre - Digital Movie Or Live Planetarium

This theatre uses digital projectors and digital planetarium software to present full-dome shows. The digital movies are Natural Selection 3D, Dinosaurs @ Dusk and Mysteries Of The Unseen World, while the live planetarium shows are Exploring The Planets and Cosmic Surfing.

WHERE: Omni-Theatre, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Till Jan 2 (daily screenings), noon & 5pm (Dinosaurs @ Dusk); 1pm (Exploring The Planets); 2 & 4pm (Natural Selection 3D); 3pm (Cosmic Surfing); 6pm (Mysteries Of The Unseen World) ADMISSION: $15 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.omnitheatre.com.sg

ArtScience On Screen - Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World

Film-maker Werner Herzog explores the ramifications of the Internet age in this film, which features interviews with giants of the technology world, including SpaceX and Tesla's Elon Musk and J. Michael Vandeweghe of The Robotics Institute in the United States.

WHERE: Expression Gallery, Level 4 ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Dec 31, 11am, 1, 3 & 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at ArtScience Museum's main lobby for entry. Go to www.marinabaysands.com/museum.html


NATURE

Merry Medley Floral Display

Christmas-themed florals such as poinsettias, amaryllis and Christmas roses grace Yuletide scenes, while majestic conifer trees fill the air with their woody, evergreen scent. At night, the Flower Dome takes on the radiance of Italian luminarie lights.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Jan 5, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Usual charges to Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg


KIDS

Peppa Pig's Big Holiday Adventure Part 2 Live Show

Peppa and family visit the holiday fun fair and realise that Peppa's suitcase has been left behind. There will be a meet-and-greet session after each show.

WHERE: OneKM Shopping Mall, 11 Tanjong Katong Road MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Today, 1 & 6pm; tomorrow & Sun, 12.30, 3.30 & 6pm ADMISSION: Free to watch the show; spend $50 to redeem a meet-&-greet photo queue number (limited to first 50 families a session) INFO: www.onekm.com.sg or www.facebook.com/onekm

Fun Fun Mad Hatter Workshop

Experiment with colours, shapes and fabric in this hat-making workshop with artist Therese Heng. Suitable for children aged four to 10. Children aged six and below must be accompanied by a parent.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sun, 2 - 4pm (workshop), 4pm onwards (Madhatters party) ADMISSION: $30 (inclusive of a teacake set worth $14) INFO: Register at funfunmadhatter.peatix.com

Space Quest Workshop

Race against time by completing a series of activities to find out if your space agency has what it takes to launch a space mission.

WHERE: Rainbow Room, Future World, Basement 2, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today & Dec 30, 4.30 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $8 INFO: Up to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to www.marinabaysands.com/museum.html


PETS

Puppy Adoption Drive

Meet puppies that are available for adoption and pick up gifts at a Christmas Craft Fair at this fund-raiser. All proceeds will go towards taking care of the dogs at Save Our Street Dogs, a shelter for stray and abandoned dogs.

WHERE: Paya Lebar Square, 60 Paya Lebar Road MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Sun, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sosd.org.sg


CONTESTS

Men's Health Virtual Run

For the Ultra Challenge, which consists of five key milestones, participants download the Runkeeper app and clock their running distances. There are also weekly social media challenges, which give participants chances to win prizes such as gift vouchers, action cameras and party meals. The challenge ends on Dec 31.

INFO: menshealth.com.sg/vr

The Scholastic Picture Book Award 2017

This award is presented biennially to an outstanding unpublished picture book with distinct Asian themes by an Asian team of writer and illustrator. Entries will be accepted from writers and/or illustrators of Asian descent, living in Asia and who are aged 18 and above. The award will be presented at a prize-giving ceremony during the Asian Festival of Children's Content end-May next year. Submission deadline is Jan 15.

INFO: www.scholasticbookaward.asia


OTHERS

Universal Journey At Santa's All-Star Christmas

Headlining this holiday event is the Universal Journey, an experiential festive light display. There will also be musical performances, fireworks and snowfall simulation.

WHERE: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Today, Dec 27, Jan 1 & 2, 10am - 9pm; tomorrow - Dec 26, Dec 28 - 30, 10am - 10pm; Dec 31, 10 - 1.30am ADMISSION: $74 (adult), $56 (child) & $36 (senior citizen); different packages available, including an after-5pm package at $134 TEL: 6577-8888 INFO: Tickets from www.rwsentosa.com/uss

Christmas Sunset Sail Special

Celebrate Christmas on the cruise ship Royal Albatross. Highlights include a traditional Christmas dinner buffet, entertainment by Cuban singer-guitarist Eddy Fleitas Del Sol and a magic act by Ming Da.

WHERE: Resorts World Sentosa (behind the Maritime Experiential Museum & adjacent to Adventure Cove Waterpark), 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Dec 22 & 24, 6pm ADMISSION: $295 (adult), $995 (package for four) INFO: Tickets from www.tallship.com.sg/events/xmas-special

First Outdoor Snow FunHouse

Build a snowman, create a snow angel or whizz down the snow luge in sub-zero temperatures in this outdoor structure. Winter jackets and footwear will be provided. Suitable for adults and children aged three and above.

WHERE: Level 1 Front Plaza, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Dec 25, 11am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free with minimum spend of $30 in a single receipt (entry pass admits two) INFO: www.plazasingapura.com.sg

Joyous Rhythms For The Season

Celebrate the Yuletide season with an outdoor snow globe, daily snowfall sessions and weekly festive performances.

WHERE: Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Jan 2, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free; entry to the snow globe is with a minimum spend of $50 in a single receipt INFO: www.wheelockplace.com/whats-on/wheelock-place-9


LAST CALL

A Furry Christmas

There will be a flea market, pet adoption drive and music performances presented by Voices for Animals. All proceeds from ticket sales go towards helping the animals.

WHERE: Sunny Heights, 110 Turf Club Road MRT: Sixth Avenue WHEN: Tomorrow, 4.30 (flea market & adoption drive) & 6.30pm (concert) ADMISSION: $20 INFO: E-mail vfashopping@gmail.com for tickets. Go to www.facebook.com/VFASIN

SSO Christmas Concert

Associate conductor Joshua Tan and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra perform Yuletide-themed songs. There will also be a singalong segment.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 7.30pm; Sun, 4pm ADMISSION: $31 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Handel's Messiah By St John's Voices, Cambridge

Under the baton of music director Graham Walker, the British choir performs Handel's Messiah, which traces the story of Jesus Christ. The text of its oratorio is taken word for word from the Bible.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Tue, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $33 - $94 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Compiled by Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 16, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe