Happenings - Films

PLANET OCEAN - SCREENING OF "HOME"

Directed by photographer Yann Arthus- Bertrand and narrated by Glenn Close, Home takes viewers on a visually stunning, spectacular voyage around the world to learn more about climate change. This programme is held in collaboration with Institut Francais Singapour and the French Embassy, as part of Voilah! 2015 the annual French Festival here.

Where: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront When: June 12, 8 - 10pm Admission: Free Tel: 6420-6848 Info: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

MOVIES UNDER THE STAR

Head to The Star Vista for outdoor movie screenings every Saturday till the end of this month. The line-up includes Transformers: Age Of Extinction, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb.

Where: Star Plaza, Basement 1, The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista When: Every Saturday till June 27, 7.30pm Admission: Free Tel: 6694-3111 Info: Freebies are limited to the first 100 tickets presented for redemption on each movie screening day. Go to www.thestarvista.com or www.facebook.com/TheStarVista

NATURE

FLOWERY FUN TIMES FLORAL DISPLAY

This floral display is the third of six chapters in Gardens by the Bay's storytelling journey, drawing visitors into the worlds of folklore, legends, fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Step into a world filled with beloved characters such as Mary and her little lamb and Old MacDonald.

Where: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront When: Till July 19, 9am - 9pm Admission: Free (admission charges to the Cooled Conservatories apply) Tel: 6420-6848 Info: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

CONTESTS

SPEAK MANDARIN CAMPAIGN PARENT-CHILD TALENT COMPETITION GRAND FINALS

The parent-child finalists will compete in storytelling and other fun performances.

Where: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bras Basah When: Tomorrow, 2 - 5pm Admission: Free Info: www.mandarin.org.sg

GOLDEN POINT AWARD SUBMISSIONS

The Golden Point Award is Singapore's premier creative writing competition for short stories and poetry in the four official languages - English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Submissions open till June 30.

Info: Registration fee for each entry is $16. Go to www.bit.ly/1AhpCqT

TOURS

SCENT WALK - GARDENS BY THE BAY

Experience the gardens using the sense of smell. Input from participants will be collected to create Singapore's first Scent Map.

Where: Gardens by the Bay MRT: Bayfront When: Mon, 10 - 11am & 8 - 9pm Admission: Free with registration (admission charges to the Cooled Conservatories apply) Tel: 6420-6848 Info: Register at www.allsense.com.sg/scent-walk-singapore

FOLIAGE GARDEN TOUR

A guided tour for children aged five to 12 to learn about a wide array of ornamental plants boasting colourful foliage of varying shapes and textures.

Where: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT: Botanic Gardens When: June 16, 10 - 11.30am Admission: $9 a child & $9 an accompanying adult. Make payment on the event date itself Tel: 6471-9961/6465-0196 Info: Tour will be held at Foliage Garden. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

"FLOWERY FUN TIMES" GARDEN TRAIL

Be intrigued by the hidden stories behind poetic melodies as you stroll through a garden of Lupins and Delphiniums.

Where: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront When: Till July 19, 9am - 9pm Admission: Free (admission charges to the Cooled Conservatories apply) Tel: 6420-6848 Info: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

KIDS

THE JAN & ELLY HOLIDAY SPECIAL

This phonics class is designed for four- to six-year-olds and parents to boost reading efficiency.

Where: Labrador Seafood Restaurant, 8 Port Road MRT: Labrador Park When: Tomorrow, 10am - noon or 3 - 5pm Admission: $30 (for student & parents) Info: E-mail enquiry@jan-elly.com or call 6481-8892. Go to www.jan-elly.com

LET'S GET GROOVY AT CITY SQUARE MALL

Spend at least $60 at this mall to redeem an exclusive pass for the Meet & Greet session wth Barney and a carnival ticket. Spend $100 and you can redeem a limited pass for the Barney's Jukebox Cookie Art Session.

Where: City Square Mall, Level 1, Atrium, 180 Kitchener Road MRT: Farrer Park When: Tomorrow - June 21 (daily except Mon), Barney's Jukebox Party 'Live' On Stage: 1 & 7pm (Tue - Fri); 1, 4 & 7pm (Sat & Sun), Barney's Jukebox Cookie Art Session: 2.30pm Admission: Free (minimum spending required for meet & greet session & Barney's Jukebox Cookie Art Session) Tel: 6595-6595 Info: Go to www.citysquaremall.com.sg or www.facebook.com/citysquaremall

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE MASAK MASAK 2015: SHADOW PUPPETRY - LET'S PLAY & LEARN!

Sign up your child for Singaporean artist Jeremy Hiah's fun and interactive workshop on shadow puppetry. Inspired by Javanese wayang kulit, the workshop brings stories to life with characters from an Asian folk tale and sheds light on the traditional art form.

Where: National Museum Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, level 2, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut When: Every Saturday from tomorrow - June 27, 10.30am Admission: $21 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: Each ticket admits one parent-and-child (four to seven years old) pair and includes all materials. Each workshop is limited to 15 parent-and-child pairs. Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg

ACT 3 INTERNATIONAL - JELLY, WOBBLE!

An arts programme based on a well-loved children's story, The Jelly That Wouldn't Wobble by Angela Mitchell, designed for four- to eight-year-olds.

Where: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard When: Till Tue, 10.30am - 12.30pm or 3.30 - 5.30pm daily Admission: $35 a child Tel: 6735-9986 Info: www.act3international.com.sg

SUMMER CAMP: ETIQUETTE FOR KIDS

In this workshop, children will learn the fundamentals of social etiquette, the rules of meet-and-greet, importance of respect, proper posture and dining etiquette. Suitable for participants aged four to 12.

Where: Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8 MRT: Paya Lebar When: June 13 or 27, 9am - noon; June 22 to 24, 10am - 4pm Admission: From $128 a person (includes materials & certificate) Tel: 8228-9686 Info: Register at www.krystalcharm.com/vacation-boot-camps

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES DOJO EXPERIENCE

Tackle obstacles in the turtles' dojo, blaze through mystifying mazes and zip through fun activities. Kids can get passes to the Dojo Experience area and start their ninjitsu training with a minimal spending of $20 at Downtown East.

Where: Downtown East, Event Square, 1 Pasir Ris Close MRT: Pasir Ris When: Till June 28, 1 - 8pm (weekday); 11am - 8pm (weekend) Admission: Spend $20 to redeem Dojo passes Tel: 6589-1688 Info: www.downtowneast.com.sg

THE KIDZ ACADEMY

Singapore's first and most dynamic kids education fair is back. There will be interactive activities, stage performances, trial classes, character meet-and-greet sessions and fun activity zones to entertain and engage every child.

Where: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Halls 403 - 405, Suntec City, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade When: Today - Sun, 11am - 9pm Admission: Free Tel: 6319-4020 Info: www.thekidzacademy.com.sg

FAMILY FUN THIS JUNE - SENTOSA

From now to June 28, selected hotels on Sentosa are offering staycation packages from $288++, which include a Sentosa FUN Pass that provides complimentary access for the family to at least three attractions.

Info: www.sentosa.com.sg/en/familyfun

OTHERS

AUCTION OF PAINTINGS, JEWELLERY, COLLECTIBLES AND WATCHES

Going under the hammer are fine paintings by artists such as Arie Smit, Le Pho, Popo Iskandar, Andre Tan, Xiao Hong and other notable Asian painters, as well as branded watches, exquisite jewellery and beautiful collectibles such as jade ornaments and Art Deco lamps. Auction will be conducted by celebrity artiste Craig Teo.

Where: Red Saga Seeds Showroom, 01-01, 21 Ubi Road 1 MRT: MacPherson When: Viewing: today, noon - 7pm; tomorrow, 11am - 1pm. Auction starts at 1pm tomorrow Admission: Free Tel: 6744-8682 Info: www.taylorsauctions.asia

AFCC MEDIA MART AND BOOK FAIR

Browse books by Singapore writers, new releases and picture books imported specially for the Asian Festival of Children's Content. The book fair also features a large collection of Chinese picture books from various publishers.

Where: The Plaza, National Library Building, Victoria Street MRT: Bugis When: Till tomorrow, 10am - 6pm Admission: Free Tel: 6848-8290 Info: www.afcc.com.sg

CITY SQUARE MALL GOES BACK IN TIME ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

City Square Mall, which dubs itself the first eco-mall in Singapore, will celebrate World Environment Day with activities such as an eco-exhibition, workshops and stage games. At 8.30pm, families will be treated to an outdoor screening of The Croods.

Where: City Square Mall, Basement 1 Fountain Square, 180 Kitchener Road MRT: Farrer Park When: Tomorrow, 7pm Admission: Free Tel: 6595-6595 Info: www.citysquaremall.com.sg

FARMERS MARKET AT LOEWEN GARDENS

Get fresh produce, foods, clothing and much more at this farmers' market. To keep the children entertained, there will be face painting, a play area and a trampoline.

Where: The Pantry, 75E Loewen Road MRT: Holland Village When: Tomorrow, 9am - 2pm Admission: Free Tel: 6474-0441 Info: www.thepantry.com.sg

#CHEZVOUSBEAUTYISREAL - FREE MAKEOVER FOR ALL WOMEN

An open call for a makeover for all women in Singapore. Chez Vous will help participants discover their own look, with no digital enhancements.

Where: Chez Vous, 05-05, Ngee Ann City Podium, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard When: Sun(June 7), 11am - 6pm Admission: Free Tel: 6732-9388 Info: First-come-first-serve basis, subject to availability of beauty consultants. Go to www.chezvoushair.com/insider-access

THE PC SHOW 2015

Singapore's longest-running IT and consumer electronics exhibition returns for its 25th edition. Back this year is Know Your Tech, a sales-free exhibition showcasing the latest technology.

Where: Singapore Expo, Halls 5 & 6, 1 Expo Drive MRT: Expo When: Till Sun, noon - 9pm daily Admission: Free Tel: 6403-2160 Info: www.thepcshow.com.sg

GARENA CARNIVAL

Watch top eSports teams duke it out in the Garena Carnival arena, in games such as League Of Legends, Blackshot and Fifa. Also featuring the inaugural Garena cosplay competition with guest judges Aza Miyuko and Hori from South Korea. Ticket includes special-edition Garena goodies and automatic entry into the sponsors' lucky draw.

Where: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Suntec City, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/Promenade When: June 13 & 14, all day from 10.30am Admission: $11 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg Go to carnival.garena.com

"DINOSAURISE ME!" AT PLAZA SINGAPURA

Catch the gargantuan Argentinosaurus, one of the world's largest dinosaur exhibits. Look forward to activities ranging from dinosaur- themed craft workshops to scientific shows and discoveries. Budding paleontologists can also uncover lost fossils in digging pits.

Where: Plaza Singapura, Main Atrium, Level 1, 68 Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Till June 14, 11am - 8pm daily Admission: Free Tel: 6332-9298 Info: www.plazasingapura.com.sg

LAST CALL

SINGAPORE SYMPHONY CHILDREN'S CHOIR PRESENTS GIVE ME WINGS

In celebration of its ninth anniversary, the Singapore Symphony Children's Choir joins choirmaster Wong Lai Foon and assistant choirmaster Darius Lim in presenting myriad uplifting songs such as John Rutter's Give Me Wings and Spells by Bob Chilcott.

Where: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place When: Today, 7.30pm Admission: $21 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL (PG13/COARSE LANGUAGE)

Legendary rock band Queen's landmark concert movie has been digitally re-mastered and features a set of beloved anthems such as Somebody To Love, Another One Bites The Dust and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Where: GV VivoCity & GV Suntec City MRT: HarbourFront/Promenade When: Today & tomorrow, 8.30pm (GV VivoCity) Admission: $20 (members), $25 (public) Tel: 6653-8100 Info: www.gv.com.sg/GVMovies

COMPILED BY CALLYN CHOW & CHRIS TAN

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