Happenings - Films

FILMS

Mums & Babies: The Secret Life Of Pets

This 2016 animated film is about the lives pets lead after their owners leave for work or school each day. The screening will be held at a lower volume conducive for babies. Diaper tables with amenities are provided.

WHERE: GV Cineplexes MRT: Various WHEN: Mon, 11am (GV Plaza & GV Tampines); 11.30am (GV Bishan & GV Jurong Point); noon (GV City Square, GV Katong, GV Yishun & GV Grand, Great World City) ADMISSION: $6 (free for babies & kids under 90cm tall, plus a gift with every two tickets purchased, while stocks last) TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Tickets from www.gv.com.sg

Film Screening: Gaming The Real World

Find out how video games can change the world and how future cities might be built in this documentary on game developers Mojang (creator of Minecraft), Paradox Interactive (publisher of Cities: Skylines) and Jose Sanchez (developer of indie game Block'hood).

WHERE: Auditorium, Level 2 National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Thu, 7.30 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6291 -3686 INFO: Register at www.shophouseandco.com/gaming-the-real-world


NATURE

What's In My Water?

On this morning walk, discover the creatures and plants that live in and around Sungei Buloh.

WHERE: Meet at Information Counter, Visitor Centre, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Kranji Way entrance), 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: Feb 25, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Tue or when full. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


CONTEST

Read, Review And Win!

Calling all students aged 13 to 18. Join the #BuySingLit Flash Book Review Contest by submitting an original review of a Singapore book on Instagram and stand a chance to win more than $1,000 worth of prizes. This contest is held as part of the #BuySingLit project.

INFO: Submit your entry by Feb 28. For more information, go to www.buysinglit.sg

National Poetry Competition

Submit unpublished poems on the theme, Regardless Of Race, and you could be featured in the National Poetry Festival in July and published in the SG Poems 2017 anthology. Open to Singapore citizens and permanent residents. Submission deadline is March 31.

INFO: For details & to register, go to www.nationalpoetryfestival.sg/poetry-competition

TOURS

Growing Tropical Orchid for Beginners (A Gardening Workshop Cum Guided Tour)

Get to know the Orchidaceae family and learn to grow healthy orchids. A guided tour of the National Orchid Garden and hands-on planting session are also included.

WHERE: Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Feb 25, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: $80 a person (materials included) INFO: Registration closes on Wed or when full. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Fort Canning Spice Garden Tour

In this guided walk, find out more about nutmeg, cloves and other spices.

WHERE: Meet at the roundabout between Fort Canning Arts Centre & Hotel Fort Canning MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Feb 25, 9 - 10.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Sun or when full. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Pioneer Trail Along Ann Siang Hill And Telok Ayer Green

Learn about the trade and ways of life of Singapore's early immigrants in this tour around a quiet enclave in Chinatown. Visit places of worship and old shophouses built in the 1800s. Take a close look at interesting fruit and spice trees planted along the way and visit the old well at the foot of Ann Siang Hill.

WHERE: Tanjong Pagar MRT station, Exit G MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Feb 26, 9.30 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis & will close when slots are full. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


KIDS

Playtime! 2017 - Rochee: The Friendliest Cockroach

Rochee is helpful and full of zest, but everyone treats the cockroach like a pest. One day, it meets a girl named Glenny and wants to be friends with her. It does not occur to her that Rochee is just being friendly. Watch the show and find out whether they can ever become friends.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today - March 5 (daily shows except for Mon & Tue), weekend timings: tomorrow, Sun, Feb 25 & 26, 11am & 4pm; March 4, 4pm; March 5, 11am & 4pm; weekday timings: 9.30 & 11am ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Phonics Taster Session

This 90-minute introductory workshop by Jan & Elly English Language School is for parents and children who are new to phonics. It will include a one-hour taster class, a parent workshop conducted by founder Elly Sim on how to support and supplement your child's learning at home and complimentary assessments. Those interested in pursuing the programme further will enjoy a $50 registration waiver. 

WHERE: Jan & Elly branches MRT: Various WHEN: Feb 25 (Seletar Hills); March 4 (Bukit Timah); March 11 (Serangoon Garden), 6.30 - 8pm ADMISSION: $10 TEL: 6481-8892 INFO: To register, e-mail enquiry@jan-elly.com. Go to www.jan-elly.com

Flower Trail Of The Gardens

In this guided tour, children will take a closer look at selected flowering plants that are found in the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the different parts of a flower. Suitable for children aged five to 12.

WHERE: Visitor Service Desk, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Feb 25, 10 - 11am ADMISSION: $6 (child) & $6 (accompanying adult) INFO: Registration closes on Thu or when full. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


OTHERS

Chan Brothers Suntec Wanderlust Fair

The three-day fair will showcase exclusive one-for-one deals, promotions such as free flights for the second traveller and additional family discounts.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Level 3 Concourse, Suntec City, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Today - Sun, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.chanbrothers.com or www.sunteccity.com.sg/events

Home & Art At Paragon

This home and art fair is organised by Paragon and Home & Decor, Singapore's most widely circulated magazine on interior design and home decor trends. Shoppers can browse furniture, accessories, art objects and fashion products. Exclusive discounts are available at participating stores and shoppers will receive $100 SPH Malls vouchers with a minimum spend of $3,000 in a single receipt at any participating stores.

WHERE: Paragon Main Atrium, Level 1, 290 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today - March 5, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: For more information, go to campaign.homeanddecor.com.sg/ParagonHomeAndArt

Natas Travel 2017

Check out deals for tour itineraries, cruise holidays and airline packages at this 50th edition of the travel fair.

WHERE: Singapore Expo Halls 7 & 8, 1 Expo Drive MRT: Expo WHEN: Today - Sun, 10am - 9.30pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/NATAS.official or www.natastravelfair.travel

BeautyAsia 2017

The annual beauty trade show will showcase the trendiest beauty and wellness products in the region and beyond, as well as hands-on product demonstrations. There are also competitions and shows, including the Singapore 2017 Hairdressing Awards, NailsAsia and LashAsia 2017 as well as International Make Up Competition Semi-Permanent (Brow, Eyeliner, Lip Tattoo).

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 4, Halls 401 - 403, Suntec City, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Mon - Wed, 11am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free; open to trade professionals only INFO: www.beautyasia.com.sg

MediShield Life Roadshow

Hosted by celebrity Irene Ang, the roadshow allows participants to learn about MediShield Life through interactive stations, trivia and games. Prizes and goodie bags are also up for grabs. WHERE: Toa Payoh HDB Hub Mall, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Feb 25, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.medishieldlife.sg


LAST CALL

Arts Night 2017: Pulse

This arts production combines music, dance and theatre performances by the National University of Singapore's Residential College 4 students.

WHERE: Drama Centre Theatre, Level 3 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah/ Bugis WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $19 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SCO Community Concert - SCO Dynamite!

Singapore Chinese Orchestra's resident conductor Quek Ling Kiong will lead the orchestra's community concert at Far East Plaza. Enjoy classics such as Can't Help Falling In Love and Can't Take My Eyes Off You, a medley of hits from local singer JJ Lin and A Little Happiness, the theme song from the popular Taiwanese movie Our Times.

WHERE: Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg

Instinctive 1.0: (In)Visible

The exhibition brings together works from the new Singapore-based international collective, Instinctive, which explores ideas related to the invisible and hidden. WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: www.ionorchard.com

BMDP Spreading The Message Of Love

Sign up for the Bone Marrow Donor Programme at this Valentine's Day- themed roadshow. Couples who sign up together will receive a Valentine's Day gift. There will also be a booth for people to take photos and share them on social media. 

WHERE: East Court 2 (outside Golden Village Cinema), VivoCity 1 Harbourfront Walk MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.bmdp.org

Flagship Genius

Check outworks by up-and-coming artists who have trained at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. The range of media includes painting, photography, sculpture, architectural models, jewellery, fashion, video and film.

WHERE: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon & public holidays ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nafa.edu.sg

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Ronald Kow

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 17, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe