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FILMS

MDIS Movie Night: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Enjoy dinner at the newly refurbished Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) and catch Star Wars: The Force Awakens after.

Dress up as a Star Wars character and stand to win prizes.

WHERE:MDIS Dhoby Ghaut, 20 Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Dec 18, 7 - 10.30pm ADMISSION: MDIS alumni $20 (one person); public $30 TEL: 6473-5885 INFO: E-mail alumni@mdis.edu.sg


NATURE

What's In My Mud?

Join this guided walk featuring the lesser-known creatures of the mudflats in Sungei Buloh.

WHERE: Meet at Information Counter, Neo Tiew Entrance, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: Dec 19, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/ activities. Registration closes on Tue, or when full, whichever is earlier

Christmas Toyland Floral Display

Gardens by the Bay has turned into a Christmas wonderland. Towering over the floral display is the 11m-tall Christmas Pyramid, decked with toys.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Jan 5, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free entry, usual charges to Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardens bythebay.com.sg


CONTEST

eXplorerkid's Build A Sandcastle Competition

Build the tallest sandcastle using kinetic sand and stand to win prizes.

WHERE: Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN:Tomorrow, 1 - 3pm ADMISSION: $20 a child (includes a 3-D sandbox castle set) INFO:Go to www.explorerkid.com


PETS

50 Meow Project

This is a year-long charity effort by local artist Ng Ling Tze, who was commissioned to paint 50 pet cats. Part of the proceeds from the art prints, magnets and pins will be donated to the Cat Welfare Society.

WHERE:Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa, 54A Boat Quay MRT:Raffles Place/Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 10pm (today), 10am - 10pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION:$12 a person for the first hour TEL: 6536-5319 INFO: www.slothstudio.com


KIDS

Make Your Own Egyptian Cartouche & Face Painting

Learn how to write in hieroglyphics on your own cartouche. You can also get your face painted and become a "Pharaoh" for the day. Inspired by the Egyptian collection from the Treasures Of The World exhibition.

WHERE: Create Space, Level 3 National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: Limited to the first 500 children on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to www.nationalmuseum.sg

Creativity With Pottery Making For Kids

Pottery making harnesses children's creativity and enhances their spatial awareness and fine motor skills.

WHERE:05-01 The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN:Starts from Mon (various dates), 10.30am, 1, 3 & 5pm ADMISSION: Two-session workshops at $90; four-session foundation workshops at $165 (applies to courses for children aged five & older)TEL: 6733-8129 INFO:www.claycove.com

Grow With Music! Children's Camps By The Music Circle

This three-day music camp is for children aged seven to 10, who will learn to make music and build their own musical instruments.

WHERE: The Little Arts Academy, 05-01/02 PoMo, 1 Selegie Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Wed - Dec 18, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: $330 a child ($300 a child if parents sign up more than one child) INFO: www.face book.com/themusic circlesingapore

Cool Character Holiday Workshop

Your child will learn about character traits such as honesty, responsibility, respect, empathy and more. Suitable for children aged five to 10.

WHERE:13-06 Park Mall, 9 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut

WHEN:Dec 19, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $88 a person or $148 for two TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: www.krystalcharm.com/Character- Holiday-Programs

Drama For Babies: Colours

This movement-and-painting session allows parents and their tots to discover the art of dramatising together. For babies aged seven to 17 months.

WHERE: Act 3 Drama Academy, 126 Cairnhill Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Till Dec 19, 10.30 - 11.30am ADMISSION: $50 a child (with parent) TEL: 6735-9986 INFO: Go to act3international.com.sg

Camp Chartwell 2015: Voyage

Initiated by School of the Arts graduates, the three-day camp for children aged six to nine will teach knowledge and skills in dance, music, theatre and visual arts. Participants get to exhibit their works and perform at the end of the camp.

WHERE: Camp: Little Arts Academy, 05-01/02 PoMo, 1 Selegie Road MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Dec 28 - 30, 9.30am - 6pm ADMISSION: $300 a child. Lunch & tea are provided  WHERE: End-of- camp showcase: YMCA Auditorium, 1 Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Dec 30, 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free, but guests staying for dinner pay $15 INFO: For inquiries, e-mail campchartwell@gmail.com. Register at tinyurl.com/camp chartwell2015 by Dec 19. Go to www.campchartwell.wordpress.com


OTHERS

Family Extravaganza 2015

Parents World magazine's annual family event will be packed with deals and activities for the family.

WHERE:Flower Field Hall, Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN:Tomorrow & Sun, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free entry, usual charges apply to Flower Dome TEL: 6420-6848 INFO:www.gardens bythebay.com.sg or www.bit.ly/ family-extravaganza-2015

Community Health Day

Sata CommHealth will provide free health screening for Ang Mo Kio residents. Free services include visual acuity tests, X-rays and health screening which includes measuring body mass index, blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol tests, iron deficiency, and tonometry and pre-physiotherapy assessments. Mammography service is also available at a subsidised rate of $32.10 a person. Every participant who completes the screening receives a goodie bag.

WHERE:Sata CommHealth Ang Mo Kio Medical Centre, 01-4008/4010 Block 715, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN:Sun, 9am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: Call 6244-6688 for pre-registration of physiotherapy assessment, mammography service and Bone Mineral Densitometry by today INFO:Services & goodie bags are for Singaporeans or permanent residents only on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your identity card for registration

BookFest@Singapore 2015

A 10-day annual book and stationery fair featuring book launches, celebrity meet-and-greet sessions and a grand draw prize worth $10,000.

WHERE:Suntec City Convention Centre, Halls 401 - 405 Suntec City, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN:Till Sun, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6462-9555 INFO:www.bookfest singapore.com

MPH Booksale @ Singapore Expo

A wide range of titles for all age groups is for sale at up to 80 per cent off. On Dec 20, authors Joy Tan and Violet Chan will talk about their book, Style On The Go, and give a demonstration on fuss-free makeovers.

WHERE: Singapore Expo, Hall 4B, 1 Expo Drive MRT: Expo WHEN: Dec 18, 3 - 9pm; Dec 19 - 20, 9am - 9pm; Dec 20, 2 - 3pm (talk & demo by Joy Tan & Violet Chan) ADMISSION: Free INFO:www.mph.com.sg or www.face book.com/MPHBookstoresSingapore


LAST CALL

Wayan Gede Susana: Infinite Beauty

The artist, known for his serene abstract paintings inspired by the beauty of his hometown Bali, makes his debut solo exhibition in Singapore, which showcases his interpretation of the island's harmonious environment.

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

Beauty World

Since its debut at the Singapore Arts Festival in 1988, the musical has had multiple restagings. Set in mid-1960s Singapore, it traces the adventures of a young girl who enters a seedy cabaret hoping to find her long-lost father. This revival, which features Michael Chiang's revised script from 2008, is directed by Dick Lee, who wrote the music and lyrics.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till tomorrow, 8pm (today), 3 & 8pm (tomorrow) ADMISSION: $52 - $132 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic. com.sg

Hermes Leather Forever

The exhibition presents items from the French luxury label's past as well as some of its latest creations. Craftsmen from the Hermes workshops in Paris will be present to demonstrate how its iconic bags are made.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN:Till Sun, 10am - 9pm (today), 10am - 7pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION:Free INFO: www.marina baysands.com

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Chris Tan


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 11, 2015, with the headline ' Happenings - Films '. Print Edition | Subscribe