Happenings - Films

A full-scale replica of the Lunokhod 2, a remote-controlled lunar rover built by the Soviets between 1969 and 1977, on display at Nasa – A Human Adventure.
A full-scale replica of the Lunokhod 2, a remote-controlled lunar rover built by the Soviets between 1969 and 1977, on display at Nasa – A Human Adventure.ST PHOTO: NIVASH JOYVIN

FILMS

A Botanic Gardens Movie Series: X-Men Apocalypse (PG13)

In this 2016 instalment of Marvel's X-Men franchise, Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant. The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender.

WHERE: Eco Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Grease (Sing-A-Long)

This screening of the 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John will include performances by hosts Becca D'Bus and GloGlo, a pop-up by local barbershop The Panic Room and an after-party with DJ Bobby Luo.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: March 25, 8.30pm; barbershop pop-up from 6pm & after-party from 10.30pm ADMISSION: $25 INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg Point & Shoot: Finale In this film competition, contestants must plan, shoot, edit and present a short film in 55 hours. Watch the premiere of each completed film as this year's winners are announced. Part of NUS Arts Festival 2017.

WHERE: UTown Auditorium 1, Level 1 Town Plaza, 1 Create Way MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Sun, 2pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: E-mail enquiries@ nustudios.org to register. Go to nusartsfestival.com


TOURS

Connecting With Nature - Trees Of The Fort Tour

Find out more about Singapore's heritage trees and other beautiful trees such as the towering Kapok, flaky Gelam and the magnificent Madras Thorn.

WHERE: Fort Canning Park (meeting point near the roundabout), River Valley Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: March 25, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg. Registration closes on Sun or when full, whichever is earlier


PETS

Adoption Drive

Give a home to a rescued dog at this adoption drive by Hope Dog Rescue.

WHERE: Open plaza at Anchorvale Community Centre, 59 Anchorvale Road MRT: Punggol WHEN: Sun, 10.30am - 1.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: tinyurl.com/hopedogrescue

The Pets Carnival

Learn to take better care of pets at dog training sessions, pet grooming lessons and educational talks. There will also be pet accessories for sale, a pet adoption drive and more.

WHERE: Main Atrium, Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square MRT: Woodlands WHEN: Till Sun, 10.30am - 10.30pm ADMISSION: Free; some activities require a minimum spend INFO: www.fraserscentrepointmalls.com


KIDS

March Holiday Drop-in Family Fun: Make Your Own Kite!

Create a kite and be introduced to other toys that children in Singapore used to play with in the 1950s.

WHERE: Outside Growing Up Gallery, Level 2 National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today, 11am - 5pm (last admission at 4.30pm) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: nationalmuseum.sg

Oni Wa Soto!

Youth from The Storytelling Centre will read this Japanese folktale about an old man who eats strange things, including an Oni, an ogre with horns and sharp teeth. Suitable for children aged four to seven.

WHERE: Level 2 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 12.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/ClunyCourt or www.clunycourt.com

Play-doh Kitchen Creations Workshops & Play-doh Chef Junior Competition

The child with the best creation of each day at the Play-doh workshop will battle it out at the Chef Junior Competition. Prizes include a trip to Bali for a family of four. Suitable for children aged three to 10.

WHERE: Basement Atrium, Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: Workshops: today, 2 - 9pm & tomorrow, noon - 9pm (45-minute workshop held every hour); competition: Sun, 12.30 - 2pm (seven - 10 years old category), 2.30 - 4pm (three - six years old category) & 5pm (announcement of results) ADMISSION: Minimum spend of $50 at Parkway Parade INFO: www.parkwayparade.com.sg

Special Activity @ Kinokuniya Jurong Store: Build Your Own Nanoblock

Learn everything about the nanoblock - a line of micro-sized building blocks manufactured by Kawada - and get to bring home your own nanoblock creation.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Jurong Store, 04-23 JEM, 50 Jurong Gateway Road MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, noon - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6430-0868 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

Aesop's World

Aesop's Fables are brought to life through an interactive stage show, tales spun by award-winning storyteller Roger Jenkins, a themed photo booth, craft workshops, an enchanted story wall and more.

WHERE: Level 1 Atrium, The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Till Sun, various times ADMISSION: Free; some activities require minimum spend INFO: www.fraserscentrepointmalls. com


OTHERS

IT Show 2017

Visitors can check out the latest tech gadgets and sneak previews of the hottest deals and stand to win prizes.

WHERE: Levels 3, 4 & 6 Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 9pm (Level 3) & noon - 9pm (Levels 4 & 6) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.itshow.com.sg


LAST CALL

The Vocal Consort Presents: Transcendence

The Vocal Consort presents two of its branches, the National Youth Choir of Singapore and The Chamber Chorus. Led by choral conductor Nelson Kwei, they will perform works from Eriks Esenvalds and the late Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.

WHERE: School of the Arts Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Coppelia Presented By Singapore Dance Theatre

Based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, this three-act ballet tells the story of the mysterious Dr Coppelius who owns a beautiful life-sized mechanical doll, Coppelia.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, 1 & 8pm; Sun, 1 & 7pm ADMISSION: $38 - $79 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Cheong Soo Pieng: 100th Anniversary Exhibition

This exhibition encompasses four decades of the late Singapore artist Cheong Soo Pieng's creative journey and features more than 20 artworks in different media. The showcase is curated to chronologically reflect the diverse styles that emerged and were synthesised during different periods of his career.

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, 03-39 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street MRT: City Hall/ Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: www.artcommune.com.sg

Dear Miss Ye

This work is adapted from the Mandarin version of Dear Elena Sergeevna, written by Russian playwright Lyudmila Razumovskaya and translated by Tong Ning. It explores the tussle between old- and new-world values in a rapidly changing society. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Part of NUS Arts Festival 2017.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $27 & $19 (students) TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: Tickets from apactix.com. Go to nusartsfestival.com

Nasa - A Human Adventure

This exhibition features a collection of more than 200 historically significant artefacts from the United States and Soviet Union space programmes, as well as the story of space travel from the early dreamers, who ignited a passion for travel to the stars, and the pioneers who took on the challenge to make trips to space a reality.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Standard/ Singapore residents (Fri - Sun): $25/$19 (adult), $21/$16 (senior citizen/student), $15/$11 (child); one-for-one ticket offer available INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/ArtScienceMuseum

Compiled by Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

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