Happenings - Films

FILMS

A Yellow Bird (M18)

K. Rajagopal's film about a convicted smuggler searching for his ex-wife and daughter after being released from prison was screened at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Sun, 5.10pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg

The Sense Of An Ending (NC16)

Director Ritesh Batra spins a tale of first love and the consequences of youth in this film based on the novel of the same name by English writer Julian Barnes.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Today, 8.30pm; tomorrow, 7pm; Sun, 8pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg

NATURE

Uncover Hidden Egg-citement With Smurfs' Lost Village

There will be a mini parade of Smurf figurines, Easter-egg hunts, Smurf meet-and-greets and Easter-themed workshops.

WHERE: Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill MRT: Boon Lay WHEN: Tomorrow - April 30, various times (all activities will start from 11am tomorrow) ADMISSION: Usual charges to Wildlife Reserves Parks apply TEL: 6269-3411 INFO: www.birdpark.com.sg/events-promos/smurfs.html

PETS

Voices For Animals Adoption Drive

Take home a dog at this adoption drive.

WHERE: Mutts & Mittens, 11 Pasir Ris Farmway 2 MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/VFASIN

CONTESTS

48 Hour Film Project Singapore

Contestants compete to make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to be screened at the Cannes Court Metrage at next year's Cannes Film Festival.

WHERE: Level 5 *Scape Gallery, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: April 21, 7.30pm - April 23, 9pm ADMISSION: $103 (standard), $153 (at the door) INFO: Register at www.48hourfilm.com/singapore-sg. Go to www.facebook.com/48HourFilmProjectSG

Price That Look (Facebook Contest)

Guess the retail price of the outfit on a mannequin in a post on the One Raffles Place Facebook page and stand a chance to win $50 gift vouchers. The first shopper whose guess is closest to the actual retail price each week wins. There will be one winner a week. The contest runs till April 23.

INFO: www.facebook.com/OneRafflesPlace

TOURS

Regular Monumental Walking Tours - Mixed Blessings

Go on a trail of religious monuments along Telok Ayer Street to experience the bustling street life, diversity and harmony of architectural styles and religions that continue to exist today.

WHERE: Starting point at Telok Ayer Green MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: April 15, 10am ADMISSION: $5 (standard), $3 (students/senior citizens) TEL: 6332-3516 INFO: Tickets from ptix.co/2mkypvG. E-mail NHB_NationalMonuments@nhb.gov.sg for inquiries

KIDS

The Party Elves Easter Picnic

Celebrate Easter with an Easter egg hunt, games and activities. Suitable for children aged two and older.

WHERE: Tree Lizard, B1-01, 25 Dempsey Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: April 16, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $30 a child, $25 an additional child; free for accompanying parents INFO: Tickets from easterpicnic2017.eventbrite.sg

Kids Flix: A Dog's Purpose

Based on the best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, this film is about a dog who finds the meaning of its existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love.

WHERE: GV Cineplexes MRT: Various WHEN: April 15, 11am (GV Bishan, GV City Square, GV Jurong Point, GV Plaza, GV Suntec City & GV Tampines); 11.30am (GV Katong, GV Yishun & GV Grand Great World City) ADMISSION: $6 each, free admission for kids below 90cm tall, plus a gift while stocks last TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: gv.com.sg

Earth Day Special: Make Your Own Recycled Planter

Celebrate Earth Day at this planting workshop by using recycled materials to make a frog planter and learn how using recycled materials and planting greenery can help the environment. Suitable for children from kindergarten to Primary 6 levels.

WHERE: Ridley Hall, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard/Botanic Gardens WHEN: April 22, 10 - 11am ADMISSION: $10 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

OTHERS

Picnic Under The Planets

View Jupiter at its brightest and fullest this year as it makes its closest approach to Earth. There will also be outdoor movie screenings, a science show and more.

WHERE: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Today, 6 - 11.30pm ADMISSION: Free; charges for purchase of food & beverages & other activities apply INFO: www.science.edu.sg/events/Pages/PicnicUnderthePlanets.aspx

Sota Open House

Find out more about the School of the Arts Singapore's six-year integrated arts and academic curriculum leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma. There will also be talks by a school leader, campus tours, showcases and workshops.

WHERE: School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at sota-oh2017.eventbrite.sg

Families For Life Picnic In Conjunction With HSBC Rugby 7s

Join the family rugby games or learn about the sport at rugby clinics. There will also be activities such as family games, bouncy castles and a movie under the stars.

WHERE: Grand Lawn, West Coast Park MRT: Clementi WHEN: Tomorrow, 5 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free; register as a family to receive a goodie bag INFO: Register at www.familiesforlife.sg

Affordable Art Fair Spring Edition

This fair aims to make contemporary art as fun and accessible as possible without breaking the wallet. There is also an artists' feature wall for charity, education programmes as well as an #ArtHappy Evening event featuring art performances, art workshops and music.

WHERE: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Today, noon - 6pm (#ArtHappy Evening from 6 - 10pm); tomorrow, 11am - 8pm; Sun, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: $18 (standard), $25 (includes #ArtHappy Evening entry), $10 (concession); tickets available at the door INFO: affordableartfair.com/fairs/singapore

The Artisan Fair

Shop for a unique piece or gift and discover emerging and established designers, artists, retailers, foodies and other creative people with a passion for art, craft and design.

WHERE: Ground Floor, North Atrium, Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/ Promenade WHEN: Till April 16, 10am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.theexpatfairs.com

LAST CALL

The Wedding

This dance drama presents Oriental and contemporary movements with a Singaporean flavour. It features a Peranakan wedding with ceremonies and traditional bridal wear.

WHERE: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Auditorium, 1 Straits Boulevard MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $33 & $44 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Idris Ali: Khazanah

Khazanah means treasure in Malay and Urdu. This solo exhibition by Singapore watercolour artist Idris Mohamed Ali reveals hidden treasures through his documentation of landscapes and street scenes.

WHERE: Maya Gallery, 01-21 Oxley Bizhub 2, 62 Ubi Road 1 MRT: Tai Seng WHEN: Till tomorrow, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6291-1760 INFO: www.mayagallery.com.sg

Heirloom

Inspired by traditional Chinese arts and crafts, this exhibition by Singapore artist Adeline Tan explores the importance of memory, evolution, love and familial bonds in bolstering people against the effects of environmental and social degradation.

WHERE: Mulan Gallery, 01-07, 36 Armenian Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till tomorrow, 11.30am - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-0810 INFO: www.mulangallery.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 April 07, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe