Happenings - Films

FILMS

Stories That Matter: Film Screenings

From environmental crises to personal stories, this line-up of documentary and fiction films gives insight into the narratives that impact people's lives.

WHERE: 155 Middle Road, Chapel Gallery, Objectifs MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Till tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration (entry by donation) TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: Register at storiesthatmatter.peatix.com. Go to tinyurl.com/glvvvjo

School's Out! : A Botanic Gardens Movie Series

Enjoy a screening of the animated feature film Hotel Transylvania 2 under the stars by the Swan Lake at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

WHERE: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Lawn E MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7138 INFO: www.sbg.org.sg


NATURE

What's In My Water?

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is home to many plants and animals. Join this guided walk and learn more about the biodiversity that lives on the edge of the reserve.

WHERE: Meet at Visitor Centre (Kranji Way entrance), Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: March 19, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Tue or when full, whichever is earlier. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg/events


CONTEST

The Celebrity Sports Day

Singapore TV stars battle it out at this sports meet featuring activities such as captain's ball, basketball, 100m sprint and tug-of-war. Tay Ping Hui leads the Red Team and Kym Ng, the Blue Team.

WHERE: 5 Stadium Drive, Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Arena Hall 1 MRT: Stadium WHEN: Tomorrow, 2.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: $10 (includes booking fees) TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: Tickets from www.sportshub tix.sg. All proceeds will go to NTUC Income OrangeAid in support of underprivileged children & youth of Singapore


TOURS

Monument Tour Through Empress Place, Esplanade Park And War Memorial Park

Take a stroll along the mouth of the Singapore River and relive your memories of Singapore's history, growth and development.

WHERE: Meet between the entrance of Asian Civilisations Museum & Cavenagh Bridge MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: March 26 & 27, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on March 19 & 20 respectively or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


KIDS

Children's Festival: Adventures In Gardens Of Wonder

The Children's Festival at Gardens by the Bay is packed with free programmes and activities every day during this month's school holidays.

WHERE: Various locations at Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow - March 20, 2 - 6.30pm (weekday), 10am - 7.45pm (weekend) ADMISSION: All programmes are free, except for the battery-operated train ride & food. Admission charges to the Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

Kind Character Workshop

A workshop to learn about integrity, responsibility, self-control and other good character traits, suitable for children aged 11 to 16.

WHERE: 11 Eunos Road 8, Lifelong Learning Institute MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - noon ADMISSION: School Holiday Specials: $98 a person, $178 for two persons TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: Register at tinyurl.com/zvhf4wo

Sentosa Kidz Flea 2016

This workshop aims to help children develop their entrepreneurial skills. They will rent stalls to manage their own businesses. Suitable for children aged seven to 12. All registered participants will also get to attend a half-day training before the event.

WHERE: Merlion Plaza, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow - March 19, 3 - 8pm ADMISSION: Stall rental rates: $40 a day (the weekend boss package for Sat & Sun); $28 a day (the weekday boss package from Mon - Fri); $60 for five days (the small business package from Mon - Fri); $160 for eight days (the big boss package for the whole period) INFO: E-mail kidzflea@sentosa. com.sg. Register at www.sentosakidzflea.com

Playtime! - Bunny Finds The Right Stuff

This theatre production, adapted from the children's book, Bunny Finds The Right Stuff, is meant for children aged two to four. Directed by Daniel Jenkins.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Theatre Studio MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, 9.30 & 11am (today); 11am & 4pm (tomorrow & Sun). ADMISSION: $19 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Act 3 Drama Academy Holiday Workshop: Persuasive Speaking

This one-session workshop for children aged eight to 10 is about the art of being convincing through building up courage and communication skills in the child.

WHERE: 126 Cairnhill Road, One-Two-Six Cairnhill Arts Centre MRT: Orchard WHEN: Mon, Wed & March 18, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: $90 a child TEL: 6735-9986 INFO: Register at act3international.com.sg

"Celebrating Wildlife" Series: Glorious Trees Of Botanic Gardens

In this Biodiversity Investigative Workshop, children will learn about Singapore's heritage trees and the species that live in and on them. For children aged five to 12.

WHERE: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Botany Centre MRT: Botanic Gardens/Orchard WHEN: Wed, 9am - 1pm ADMISSION: $50 a child (includes all materials & refreshments) TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Registration closes on Mon or when registration is full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events

Act 3 Drama Academy Holiday Workshop: We Quit!

Inspired by the children's picture book, The Day The Crayons Quit, this is a one-session drama workshop for two-year-olds. Parents and children will explore the quirky world of a box of angry crayons and the creative and communication possibilities.

WHERE: 126 Cairnhill Road, One-Two-Six Cairnhill Arts Centre MRT: Orchard WHEN: Wed, March 18, 21 & 24, 10.30 - 11.45am ADMISSION: $60 a child (with parent) TEL: 6735-9986 INFO: Register at act3international.com.sg

"Grow With Nature" Drama Series: The Grumpy Tree

In this drama workshop, children will learn the importance of nature and biodiversity and how to show tenderness and generosity towards others.

WHERE: 481 Bukit Timah Road, Jacob Ballas Children's Garden MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: March 18, 10 - 11am ADMISSION: $10 a child TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Registration closes on Wed or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events

Elegant Etiquette Holiday Workshop

Children aged five to 10 will learn social etiquette skills, including meet and greet, basic grooming, dining etiquette and deportment.

WHERE: 11 Eunos Road 8, Lifelong Learning Institute MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: March 19, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $108 a person, $188 for two persons TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: Register at www.krystalcharm.com

Easter Eggstravaganza At Universal Studios Singapore

The popular event returns with a new stage show, An unEGGspected Wedding, a scrumptious buffet lunch with Easter characters and an Easter egg hunt.

WHERE: Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Universal Studios Singapore MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Till April 17, 10am - 8pm daily. Extended park hours to 9pm tomorrow, on March 19, 25-27 & April 2, 9 & 16 ADMISSION: $79 (adult), $59 (child), $41 (senior); buffet included: $112 (adult), $82 (child), $74 (senior) TEL: 6577-8888 INFO: Tickets from www.rwsentosa.com/uss


OTHERS

Easter Farmers' Market At Loewen Gardens

An array of vendors will be selling fresh fruit and vegetables, olive oil, chutneys and jams and much more. Kids can bounce on the trampoline and play in the playground. There will also be an Easter egg hunt at 11am.

WHERE: 75E Loewen Road, Loewen Gardens MRT: Farrer Road WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - 2pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: For inquiries, e-mail chef@thepantry.com.sg. Go to www.thepantry.com.sg

Marshall Cavendish Fill-Up-All-You-Can Book Sale

Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) is holding a warehouse sale, with discounts of up to 95 per cent off on cookbooks, fiction, travel books, business books, children's books and history books. Fill up a carton with as many books as you can carry for $30.

WHERE: 438 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 1, Level 3 MRT: Bishan/Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Tomorrow - March 20, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6213-9390 INFO: www.marshall cavendish.com/genref


Compiled by Callyn Chow, Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe