Happenings - Films

FILMS

Kids Flix - Winx Club: The Mystery Of The Abyss (PG)

Alfea's coolest fairies find themselves in the middle of the Infinite Ocean, fighting against their arch nemesis Trix to bring peace to the troubled Magic Dimension. The film is a GV exclusive and will screen as part of GV Kids Flix only.

WHERE: GV cineplexes MRT: Various WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am ( GV Plaza, GV Jurong Point, GV Bishan, GV City Square, GV Tampines & GV Suntec City); 11.30am (GV Yishun, GV Katong & GV Grand, Great World City) ADMISSION: $12, free for kids under 90cm tall TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Receive a gift with every ticket purchased, while stocks last. Tickets from www.gv.com.sg

A-Go-Go '67 Film Screening

Completed during the final years of the Shaw Brothers' Malay Film Productions, A-Go-Go '67 presents an idea of the lifestyles of the Malay youth from the "pop yeh yeh" era. Part of Singapore HeritageFest 2016.

WHERE: Bussorah Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 8.30 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.heritagefest.sg

Mother Knows Best : A Botanic Gardens Movie Series

Take your mother out this Mother's Day and catch a movie screening of Pixels at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

WHERE: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Lawn E, by the Swan Lake MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 7.30 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg


NATURE

Connecting With Nature - Sketches Of Nature

Take along your art materials and express your creativity through sketches of nature scenes at Telok Blangah Hill Park.

WHERE: Telok Blangah Hill Park, 10 Telok Blangah Green, Multipurpose Plaza MRT: HarbourFront/Telok Blangah WHEN: May 14, 10am - noon ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Sun or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events


CONTEST

Strepsils' "The Right Note" Singing Competition

To take part in the competition across Singapore and Malaysia, aspiring singers can upload videos on their Instagram accounts from now to May 15.

INFO: To participate, contestants will have to record a video that is at least 15 seconds long, upload it on their public Instagram account with hashtags #hittherightnote & #StrepsilsSG & tag their videos to official campaign Instagram @StrepsilsMYSG. For more information, go to www.strepsilstherightnote.com


TOURS

A Fullerton Love Story Tour

On this night tour, visitors go through the hallways of Singapore's 71st national monument, once home to the General Post Office, Ministry of Finance and the Fullerton Lighthouse.

WHERE: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow & May 14, 8 - 11pm ADMISSION: Dramatised Heritage Tour & Chocolate Buffet: $69 nett for adults, $35 nett for children aged six - 11 INFO: Tickets from afullertonlovestory.peatix.com

Before Dawn @ Tanglin Halt Tour

Listen to stories about the community and visit historical landmarks such as the black-and- white bungalows at Wessex estate, Church of the Blessed Sacrament and flats designed by the Singapore Improvement Trust. Part of Singapore HeritageFest 2016.

WHERE: Commonwealth MRT Station Exit D (next to Sheng Siong supermarket, Block 88 Tanglin Halt Road) MRT: Commonwealth WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 4am ADMISSION: $5 INFO: Register at www.beforedawn.eventbrite.sg. Go to www.heritagefest.sg

Bedok Guided Bus Tour

On this guided bus tour, participants will experience a slice of history in the east, from kampung lifestyles and food markets to military lookouts and old seawalls. Part of Singapore HeritageFest 2016.

WHERE: Princess Theatre Ground Floor (near McDonalds), 445 Bedok North Street 1 MRT: Bedok WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 9 & 11am, & 2 & 4pm ADMISSION: $5 INFO: Register at shf2016bedokguidedbustour.peatix.com


KIDS

PLAYtime! - Grandpa Cherry Blossom

Enjoy a staging of Japanese folktale Grandpa Cherry Blossom, a story of friendship and gratitude. The play is recommended for children aged two to four.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today - May 21, 9.30 & 11am & 2.30pm (Mon), 9.30 & 11am (Tue, Thu & Fri), 11am & 4pm (Sat & Sun), no shows on Wed & May 18 ADMISSION: $19 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Mother's Day Origami Flowers And Card

Join this workshop to make a card and flower for mum.

WHERE: Pip's Playbox at Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today - Sun, 11am ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Fun With Languages

Fun With Languages seeks to engage children with their mother tongue through interactive activities such as storytelling, picture book-making workshops and drama programmes.

WHERE: Chinese programmes: Bishan Public Library, Programme Zone; Malay programmes: Tampines Regional Library, Changi Room & Woodlands Regional Library, Programme Zone; Tamil programmes: Woodlands Regional Library, Programme Zone MRT: Various WHEN: May 14 & 15, various time ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6848-8290 INFO: Register at www.afcc.com.sg/2016/page/register-2016

Craft Workshop: Character Teru Teru Bozu

Usually made from cloth or paper and hung near the window, teru teru bozu is a traditional Japanese doll that is believed to repel rainy weather. Make your own at this workshop for children aged seven to 11.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Meeting Point, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: May 15, 3 & 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Princess Kaguya By Silhouette Theater Tsunobue (Japan)

Introduce your young ones to a Japanese tale told through colour, light and shadows. Other than learning about shadow puppetry, children will also get to participate in an interactive segment with songs they can sing along to. Part of Super Japan - Japanese Festival of Arts. Performed in English and recommended for children aged five to eight.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: May 16 & 17, 11am & 2pm (Mon), 9 & 11am & 4pm (Tue) ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SCO's Young Children Concert - The Little Adventurer Of SCO: Mathematics Equation In Music!

Explore the magical connection between music and mathematics with Singapore Chinese Orchestra's (SCO) resident conductor Quek Ling Kiong. Presented in English, it is suitable for children aged five to nine.

WHERE: Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way, Level 1, SCO Concert Hall MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: May 28, 2.30 & 5pm. Tickets are sold out for May 27 ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


OTHERS

Celebrity Meet-And-Greet: One Family Day Out With Ricky Kim & Kids

South Korean TV channel One invites fans to meet and greet Ricky Kim, star of the reality show Oh! My Baby. Joining him at the event are his children, Tae Rin (Taylor), five, and Tae Oh (Asher William), three.

WHERE: Waterway Point, 83 Punggol Central, Event Square, Basement 2 (East Wing) MRT: Punggol WHEN: Tomorrow, Activity booths & games: 10am - 9.30pm, Ricky Kim & kids meet & greet session: 7.30pm (pre-event segment starts at 6.45pm) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.onetvasia.com/RickyKim

Nail It!

Join The Seletar Mall, Princess' Cottage: The Nails Story and The Nail Status as they attempt to set the Singapore record for the most number of manicures done in a day.

WHERE: The Seletar Mall, 33 Sengkang West Avenue MRT: Sengkang/Fernvale WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 3pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6341-6252 INFO: The first 100 HSBC credit cardholders to register for the event will receive an Amore Fitness & Boutique Spa Total Wellness Deal worth up to $250. Participants who show their HSBC credit card can join the priority queue at the event. To register, go to www.theseletarmall.com/go/nail-it

Saturdays@ACM: Dig Archaeology!

Be an archaeologist for a day with an exhilarating afternoon of fun, fantasy and exploration.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg

Gaumont: 120 Years Of Cinema

Discover the history and evolution of the world's first and longest-standing film studio and its motion picture repertoire. Part of Voilah! French Festival of arts.

WHERE: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Till May 15, 9am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.voilah.sg/gaumont-120


LAST CALL

The History Boys

Set in a Thatcher-era grammar school, this play is the story of an unruly group of gifted young men in pursuit of love, attention and a place at university.

WHERE: KC Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $46 & $25 (concession) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Shirazeh Houshiary: The River Is Within Us

At the Iranian artist's first solo exhibition in South-east Asia, she tests the relevance of paper in today's digital age.

WHERE: STPI, 41 Robertson Quay MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till tomorrow, 10am - 7pm (today), 9am - 6pm (tomorrow)

Trail Of Heart

This exhibition is Chinese contemporary painter Jin Jie's first solo show outside China.

WHERE: iPreciation, 50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House, 01-01 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till tomorrow, 10am - 7pm (today), 11am - 6pm (tomorrow) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6339-0678 INFO: www.ipreciation.com

The Nuances Of Language By Lowell Farlow & Danny Toh

These two artists/art educators have inspired many students, some of whom are emerging as prominent art practitioners. The exhibition showcases their works of art which have been in the making for the past 25 years.

WHERE: School of the Arts Gallery, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till tomorrow, noon - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/acsiartndesign

A Play In English: The Siddhus Of Upper Juhu

Set in Mumbai, this play speaks to anyone who has lived in an Indian city. It deals with economic meltdown, urban angst, the madness of a consumer society and a city on the brink of collapse. Directed by Rahul da Cunha.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 5.30pm ADMISSION: $26 - $174 INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Ronald Kow

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 06, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe