Happenings - Films

FILMS

Manchester By The Sea (NC16)

See why Casey Affleck won an Oscar for his role as Lee Chandler, a loner who is named guardian of his teenage nephew after the death of his brother.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Today, 8.30pm & tomorrow, 4.40pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg

Jackie (NC16)

Chilean director Pablo Larrain depicts the events leading up to and after the assassination of American president John F. Kennedy, through the eyes of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Sun, 8.10pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg

Achieving The Impossible

This short documentary film features the making of Hidden Figures, the Oscar-nominated film that stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae.

WHERE: Expressions Gallery, Level 4 ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Tue, 11am - 6.30pm (the film will be played on a loop) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/museum.html

Once (NC16)

This film tells the story of a street musician and a Czech immigrant during an eventful week as they write, rehearse and record songs that reveal their unique love story.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: March 17, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg

NATURE

Learn To Grow Capsicum And Tomato In Singapore Weather

Gain the knowledge and skills to successfully grow fruit vegetables such as capsicum and tomato at home.

WHERE: Fruit Room, HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: March 18, 1 - 2.30pm ADMISSION: $45 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg by today

Blossom Bliss

Several varieties of cherry blossom trees will be on show for the first time.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till March 24, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Entry charges to the conservatories apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: Tickets from www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/blossombliss

CONTEST

National Poetry Competition

The call is for unpublished poems on the theme Regardless Of Race. Selected entries will be featured during 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/national-poetry-competition

KIDS

Family Workshop - My Favourite '80s Show!

Create a personalised "television set" featuring a 1980s television programme, illustrate a storyline with your child and bring it to life on your television box. Suitable for children aged four to 12.

WHERE: Activity Space, Level 3 National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/ Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 & 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration on site & limited to the first 20 parent-child pairs TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: nationalmuseum.sg

The Wonderful World Of Disney On Ice

Disney stories and characters, such as Anna and Elsa from Frozen (2013) and Dory, Nemo and Marlin from Finding Nemo (2003), come to life in this skating spectacular.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: March 15 - 19, various times ADMISSION: $25 - $120 INFO: Tickets from www.sportshubtix.sg

Mums And Babies: Storks

In this 2016 animated film, a baby delivery stork accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine and produces an unauthorised baby girl.

WHERE: GV Cineplexes MRT: Various WHEN: March 27, 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 admission for babies & toddlers below 90cm tall), plus a gift while stocks last TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Tickets from www.gv.com.sg

Kids For A Greener World: Aquatic Life At KidZania Singapore

Children will learn about and participate in activities on aquatic life and the importance of conservation.

WHERE: KidZania Singapore, 01-01/02 Palawan Kidz City, 31 Beach View MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow - March 31, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free; regular admission charges to KidZania Singapore apply INFO: www.kidzania.com.sg

A Peter Rabbit Tale

Based on the children's classic by Beatrix Potter, this play aims to teach children the importance of family. Suitable for those aged two and older.

WHERE: KC Arts Centre, Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre, Robertson Quay, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till April 14, 10am (weekdays), 11am & 2pm (weekends & public holidays) ADMISSION: $28 - $52; packages available TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.srt.com.sg

OTHERS

Victoria's Secret Angel Event With Adriana Lima

Supermodel Adriana Lima signs autographs for fans and introduces the new Body by Victoria lingerie collection.

WHERE: Victoria's Secret, 01-01 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Today, 6 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: victoriassecretsg.com

Aware Block Party

Buy cupcakes and brownies, handmade jewellery, art and pre-loved clothes and accessories, as well as attend talks at this event held in conjunction with International Women's Day on March 8.

WHERE: Aware Centre, 5 Dover Crescent, 01-22 MRT: Buona Vista/Dover WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free; registration required for talks INFO: tinyurl.com/awareblockparty

I Still Do: Marriage Convention Marriage experts such as Dr Huang Wei-Jen will be speaking at this event organised by Families for Life. There will also be workshops that aim to help participants build and sustain a lasting, fulfilling marriage.

WHERE: Level 4 Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 9.30am - 12.30pm & 2.30 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Each session: $12 (a person), $16 (a couple) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to bit.ly/I-Still-Do

Better Sleep, Better Health

Learn more about common sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia, and their treatment options.

WHERE: Learning Space Room 4/5, Level 1, Block 4 Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: March 18, 9 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Call 6326-6621 or e-mail gnrsdu@sgh.com.sg to register

LAST CALL

Fuse(d)

Together with choreographers Albert Tiong, Yarra Ileto and Zhuo Zihao, NUS Dance Synergy reflects on what it means to be a strong collective of dancers through original contemporary dance works. Presented in conjunction with the NUS Arts Festival 2017.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION: $23 (stalls) & $19 (circle) INFO: E-mail nusdancesynergy@ gmail.com for tickets. Go to nusartsfestival.com

The Music Of Hans Zimmer Vs John Williams

Conducted by Anthony Inglis, this concert features music scores from movies such as the Harry Potter films (2001 - 2011) and Batman Begins (2005).

WHERE: Sands Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today, 7.30pm; Tomorrow, 2 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: $69 - $169 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Flight Of Fancy By NUS Guitar Ensemble

The National University of Singapore Guitar Ensemble performs works from renowned composers such as Mozart, Joe Hisaishi and Kengo Momose. Presented in conjunction with the NUS Arts Festival 2017.

WHERE: School of the Arts Singapore Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) ADMISSION: $14, $18 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com. Go to nusartsfestival.com

Shadow Of A Pine Tree

In this exhibition, three celebrated Korean artists - Lee Gil Rae, Bahk Seon Ghi and Suh Jeong Min - showcase works that reflect their quest for development in art, artistry, technique and creativity as they seek reconciliation between man and nature, and between history and modernity.

WHERE: Opera Gallery Singapore, 04-15 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6735-2618 INFO: www.operagallery.com

Bazaar Art Prize Exhibition: Fashion Meets Art

The second edition of the Bazaar Art Prize celebrates the symbiotic relationship between fashion and art. The artworks of 12 finalists are showcased.

WHERE: Level 1 Atrium, Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.bit.ly/2lNd1k2

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 March 10, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe