Happenings - Films

The Drop Box Charity Movie Event

This show tells the story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-Rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect the most vulnerable members of society. Proceeds from this event will go to the Foster Our Future, Focus On The Family's SG50 initiative.

WHERE: Filmgarde Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Oct 17, 11am & 2pm ADMISSION: $25 INFO: Tickets at www.family.org.sg/TheDropBox. Go to www.facebook.com/Filmgarde.Cineplex


NATURE


PHOTO: GARDENS BY THE BAY

Celebrations Of Chrysanthemums Floral Display

This display is the fifth of six chapters in Gardens by the Bay's storytelling journey this year. The chrysanthemum is used in traditional Chinese art to depict autumn.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Nov 10, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free (admission charges to Cooled Conservatories apply) TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg


CONTESTS

Readers' Choice Awards

From now till Oct 31, vote for your favourite local books and authors and you could win gift vouchers and a one-year Popular card.

INFO: ao.popular.com.sg/readerschoice


TOURS

Rainforest Tour

Join this one-hour tour conducted by volunteer guides to learn more about the tropical rain forest.

WHERE: Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 9, 10 & 11am (in English); 4pm (in Mandarin) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7361 INFO: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis at the Visitor Centre. Register 15 minutes before the tour.


PETS

CAS Animals' Day Out

Hundreds of dogs and their owners will be on the streets of Singapore with donation tins in aid of street and shelter animals. A mini carnival will be held at School of the Arts, where Causes for Animals (Singapore) will hold an adoption drive.

WHERE: Dhoby Ghaut, Dover, Tampines & Ang Mo Kio MRT: Various WHEN: Sunday, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.causesforanimals.com


KIDS

We Build This City - Children's Craft Workshops

In celebration of Children's Day, free workshops will be conducted for kids to build miniature models of imaginary cities.

WHERE: 79 Neil Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 3 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6735-5932 INFO: www.archifest.sg

Octoburst! - A Children's Festival

This festival, which runs from today to Sunday, offers free and ticketed arts programmes that cater to children aged two to 12 years old.

INFO: For more information, go to www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series

Elegant Etiquette Workshop - October Specials

Children aged seven to 12 may sign up for this workshop to learn social etiquette skills in grooming, dining and deportment.

WHERE: 13-06 ParkMall, 9 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Oct 19, 10am -1pm ADMISSION: $108 a child; $188 for two children TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: Register at www.krystalcharm. com/October-specials

Cool Character Workshop

At this workshop, children aged four to nine will be taught honesty, responsibility, respect and empathy.

WHERE: 13-06 ParkMall, 9 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Oct 19, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: $90 each; $160 for two TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: Register at www.krystalcharm.com/October- specials


OTHERS

Halloween Horror Nights 5

The event, which will run over five weekends at Universal Studios Singapore, will feature four haunted houses and three immersive scare zones. Highlights include a new chapter of True Singapore Ghost Stories, inspired by horror stories on the train, an epidemic-stricken HDB block and a hell house featuring paper effigies.

WHERE: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Today, Sun, Oct 18, 25 & 29, 7.30pm - 12.30am; tomorrow, Oct 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31, 7.30pm - 1.30am ADMISSION: $68 TEL: 6577-8899 INFO: www.halloweenhorrornights. com.sg

Thank Your Intern Day 2015

Apart from featuring games and quizzes, youth volunteers at this roadshow will also share their internship experiences.

WHERE: Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nebo.sg

Interactive Activities At Kinokuniya Liang Court: Shogi - Chess For Beginners

Learn to play the Japanese traditional game of chess and pit your skills against other players.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Liang Court, 03-50, 177 River Valley Road MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow & Oct 25, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-1300 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Planning For Your Retirement

Ms Irene Ang, host/actress, and Mr Alfred Chia, chief executive officer of a financial advisory firm, will provide tips on financial and retirement planning. Test your financial knowledge at various game booths for a chance to win prizes.

WHERE: Jurong Point, opposite Boon Lay MRT and MoneyMax, 1 Jurong West Central 2 MRT: Boon Lay WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 6pm WHERE: Ang Mo Kio Centre Stage (between Jubilee Mall and S11 Food Centre, NTUC) MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Oct 31, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.cpf-bigrchat.sg

Singapore Co-operative Journey Wall

The Singapore Co-operative Movement celebrates its 90th anniversary this year with an exhibition by the Singapore National Co-operative Federation featuring milestones of the movement since 1925.

WHERE: Jurong Regional Library, Sky Bridge, 21 Jurong East Central 1 MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Nov 2 - 31, 10am - 9pm WHERE: Ang Mo Kio Public Library, 4300 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Dec 1 - 31, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6602-0747 INFO: www.sncf.org.sg


LAST CALL

SSO Gala: Helene Grimaud Plays Ravel

French pianist Helene Grimaud joins conductor John Nelson and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in Ravel's Piano Concerto.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $35 - $111 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Nederlands Dans Theater 2: An Evening Of Five Works

Nederlands Dans Theater 2, one of the world's leading contemporary dance companies, returns to the festival with five compelling dance works by renowned choreographers. Part of da:ns festival 2015.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $21 - $104 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg or www.esplanade.com

Plot By Caleb Ming

This digital art exhibition is a documentary project about land spaces in Singapore that remain untouched but are likely to eventually be used for development.

WHERE: 79 & 81 Neil Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Till tomorrow, 9.30am - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6735-5932 INFO: www.archifest.sg

Archifest

The annual architecture festival, organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects, returns with the theme What Future?, featuring more than 30 events such as special curated exhibitions, tours, film screenings, design workshops and an interactive model-building installation.

WHERE: 79 & 81 Neil Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Till tomorrow, 9.30am - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6735-5932 INFO: www.archifest.sg

Of Time, The Elements And Their Essence

Singapore-based artist Kavita Issar Batra's paintings, photography and installations feature detritus collected during her walks.

WHERE: Intersections Art Gallery, 34 Kandahar Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Sun, 2 - 7pm (Fri), 1 - 5pm (Sat & Sun), closed on Mon, Tue & public holiday ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail mail@balconybrushstrokes.com. Go to www.balcony brushstrokes.com

Silent Actors II: Puppets Of Myanmar And Vietnam

Following the inaugural exhibition Silent Actors: Puppets Of Malaysia, Cambodia And Thailand, this exhibition showcases the learning journey of students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in videos, photographs, objects and drawings.

WHERE: Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm, closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/NAFA


Compiled by Callyn Chow & Chris Tan

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