Happenings - Films

The exhibition, Women: New Portraits, by Annie Leibovitz (above) ends on Sunday.
The exhibition, Women: New Portraits, by Annie Leibovitz (above) ends on Sunday.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

FILMS

Mums & Babies: Disney's Zootopia (PG)

Rookie police officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny in the force, has to prove that rabbits can make good cops in the chaotic city of Zootopia. Diaper-changing tables with wet wipes and baby lotion are provided.

WHERE: GV cineplexes MRT: Various WHEN: Mon, 11am (GV Plaza & GV Tampines); 11.30am (GV Bishan & GV Jurong Point); noon (GV Yishun, GV Katong, GV City Square & GV Grand, Great World City) ADMISSION: $6, free for babies & children under 90cm tall TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Gifts for every pair of tickets bought. Tickets from www.gv.com.sg/GVMovies


NATURE

Tulipmania Floral Display

View tulips in this Persian-inspired display and find out about the flower's origins in the ancient Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey).

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Flower Dome MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sun, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Usual charges to Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: gardensbythebay.com.sg

TOURS

Monument Trail

Take a walk along the mouth of Singapore River and discover more about historical landmarks and trees in the Civic District.

WHERE: Meet at Cavenagh Bridge on the side of the Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: May 28, 10 - 11.30am; May 29, 9 - 10.30am or 10.30 - noon ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration will close on Sun or when full. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

The Parliament In Singapore History Tours

Learn about the pivotal role of the Old Parliament House in the early years of Singapore's development. The first tour of the day at 11am is suitable for families with children under age 10.

WHERE: 1 Old Parliament Lane (meet at the entrance of The Arts House five minutes before the tour starts) MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Weekends till May 29, 11am & 1pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: theartshouse.sg


KIDS

Make Your Own Puppet!

Explore the world of puppetry and make your own finger or shadow puppet at Pip's craft activity table.

WHERE: Pip's Playbox at Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

All On A Summer's Day - ACT 3i Festival For Children

All On A Summer's Day is a companion piece to Shakespeare's fairy tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and gives young audiences a palatable taste of Shakespeare. The story is about the Little Indian Prince, now all grown up, what happens to him when he meets the Shoemaker's daughter, Phoebe, and how they are intertwined with the world of fairies and elves.

WHERE: Drama Centre Visitors Centre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Level 5 MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Tue - May 28, 10am & 3pm (weekday), 10.30am (weekend) ADMISSION: $31 (weekday), $41 (weekend) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Animal Antics

Find out more about the animals people know through folktales told by storyteller Kamini Ramachandran specially for young audiences. Conducted in English and recommended for children aged four to seven.

WHERE: Pip's Playbox at Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: May 28 & 29, 2.30 & 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Phonics Taster Class

A taster class introducing students to phonics. Parents may attend a special workshop to learn how they can support their children's learning at home.

WHERE: Jan & Elly, The Rail Mall, 432 Upper Bukit Timah Road MRT: Hillview WHEN: May 28, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: $10 (one child & two parents) TEL: 6481-8892 INFO: To register, e-mail enquiry@jan-elly.com. Go to www.jan-elly.com

Fun With Pottery Making! Let's Create Some Ice-cream Bowls & Happy Bears!

Pottery-making can hone the creativity of children. In this workshop, kids learn to create and paint pottery pieces.

WHERE: Clay Cove, 176 Orchard Road, The Centrepoint, 05-01 MRT: Somerset WHEN: From May 30 (various dates), 10.30am & 1, 3 & 5pm ADMISSION: $165 for four sessions (applies to courses for children from five years) TEL: 6733-8129 INFO: Register at www.claycove.com

Numbers And Shapes (A Guided Tour)

Let nature make learning fun for your children as they discover numbers and shapes through plants.

WHERE: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, 481 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: May 31, 10 - 11am ADMISSION: $6 a child & $6 an accompanying adult INFO: Registration closes on May 27 or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


OTHERS

HDB Community Week 2016

This annual celebration of the community spirit in Singapore's heartland aims to encourage neighbourliness and strengthen community bonds. WHERE: Bedok Town Plaza (beside Bedok Mall) MRT: Bedok WHEN: Today - May 29, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.hdb.gov.sg/communityweek

Journey To The End And Back

In this large-scale escape game held at Haw Par Villa, teams of six will race through the Jade House, Ten Courts of Hell and the Hua Song Pavilions to escape a "critical situation". There will be food, drinks and a flea market for visitors and participants.

WHERE: Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Road MRT: Haw Par Villa WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 10.30pm (games at 1.30, 3.15, 5, 7 & 8.45pm) ADMISSION: Admission to Haw Par Villa is free, but tickets for game cost $25 each INFO: Tickets from hawpar210516.peatix.com

Smart Nation Innovations Week - Tech Saturday

At this fun-filled tech carnival, try out the coolest products and apps in the Tech Showcase, learn about 3D printing and scanning and have a go at flying drones.

WHERE: Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Halls 403-404 MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.techsaturday2016.sg

Republic Of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Open House 2016

This year's RSAF Open House is themed Defending Our Skies and visitors can look forward to aerial and static displays of aircraft and weapon systems, aircraft arming demonstrations, simulators and aviation-related games.

WHERE: Paya Lebar Air Base MRT: Kovan WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 9am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: Free shuttle bus services at Eunos bus interchange & Kovan Hub. Go to www.facebook.com/TheRSAF

Football For Good With Valencia CF

Join this family picnic with a host of games, food and drinks and an exclusive meet-and-greet with some of the top players from Spanish football club Valencia CF.

WHERE: The Lawn, 30 Victoria Street, Chijmes MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sun, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: $50 (non-member), $25 (members of The Singapore Committee for UN Women), $10 (child), free for foreign domestic workers TEL: 6222-3239 INFO: Register at footballforgood.peatix.com

Kheng Cheng School Open House 2016

Learn more about primary school education through student-led tours. Highlights include a curriculum showcase, CCA experience and student performances.

WHERE: Kheng Cheng School, 15 Lorong 3 Toa Payoh MRT: Braddell WHEN: May 28, 8.30 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6255-2502 INFO: Register at KCS-OH16.eventbrite.sg. Go to www.khengcheng.moe.edu.sg

Pesta Ubin

Celebrate the beauty of Pulau Ubin with more than 30 community-led activities.

WHERE: Pulau Ubin WHEN: Till June 12, various times ADMISSION: Bumboat ride - $3 a person (one-way); various fees apply depending on activity INFO: www.pestaubin2016.blogspot.sg or www.facebook.com/pulauubinday


LAST CALL

Process III

The School of the Arts Singapore's music faculty presents new works ranging from acoustic to electronic music compositions.

WHERE: Sota Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive, School of the Arts Singapore, Level 2 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/ Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: Tickets from sota.eventclique.com

PLAYtime! - Grandpa Cherry Blossom

This staging of the Japanese folktale about gratitude is recommended for those aged two to four.

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

Women: New Portraits By Annie Leibovitz

Photographer Annie Leibovitz's new work is a continuation of a project that began more than 15 years ago.

WHERE: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, 30 Keppel Road, Main Hall MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 8pm (today), 10am - 6pm (tomorrow & Sun) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ubs.com/annieleibovitz

Declassified - Corruption Matters

This exhibition by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau charts Singapore's transformation from a corruption-ridden society to the thriving metropolis it is today.

WHERE: The Plaza, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Level 1 MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


Compiled by Callyn Chow & Ronald Kow

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