Happenings - Films

FILMS

Whale Rider Directed By Niki Caro (PG13)

This Academy Award-nominated family drama from New Zealand tells the tale of a young Maori girl who challenges tradition and embraces nature in order to find the strength to lead her people forward.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Expression Gallery, Level 4 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today & June 24, 10am - 7pm (screened in a continuous loop) ADMISSION: Free INFO: marinabaysands.com/museum

Alvin And The Chipmunks 2

When a concert mishap lands their adoptive father Dave in the hospital, Chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore take a break from superstardom and enrol in school to fit in with kids their age. But they soon face some stiff competition when they meet the Chipettes, a beautiful, talented trio of chipmunks.

WHERE: Programme Zone in Marine Parade Public Library, 278 Marine Parade Road, Marine Parade Community Building, 01-02 MRT: Eunos WHEN: Wed, 4 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg

Independence Day Flashback Marathon

Embark on an epic science-fiction adventure with Golden Village's Independence Day movie marathon. Watch Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum battle invading aliens in Independence Day (1996). This will be followed by a screening of its sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, starring Liam Hemsworth.

WHERE: GV Jurong Point, GV Yishun & GV Tampines MRT: Various WHEN: Wed, 9pm ADMISSION: $26 (public), $23 (GV movie club member) WHERE: GV Gold Class Katong MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Wed, 8.50pm ADMISSION: $85 (public), $80 (GV movie club member) TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: www.gv.com.sg

NATURE

Civic District Tree Trail

Stroll through Singapore's historic Civic District and discover the many majestic and interesting trees that have stood tall through Singapore's transformation.

WHERE: Meet at Raffles Landing (white Raffles statue behind Asian Civilisations Museum), 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: June 26, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Wed or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

CONTEST

Here's Your Chance To Dive With The Manatees

One winner and his or her partner will get to dive with manatees in the Amazon Flooded Forest exhibit at River Safari, an activity that is not available to the public. To take part, post a photo or video on Instagram with the hashtags #manateemadness and #riversafari to show your love for manatees.

INFO: Submit your entry by June 26. Winners will be selected by Wildlife Reserves Singapore based on the quality of the entry & announced by July 15. Go to www.riversafari.com.sg/manatee-madness

TOURS

Christianity In Asia Curator Tour

Exhibition curator Clement Onn gives insights into the cross-cultural exchanges that shaped the development of Christian art in Asia. Also listen to insider stories on the making of the Christianity In Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour exhibition.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: June 24, 7.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: $25 TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: Registration closes on Wed. Go to acuratortour2406.peatix.com

KIDS

Read-it: The Missing Mouse

Follow Ganesha on the hunt for Mr Mouse in this special reading of the children's book. Go on an adventure around the galleries afterwards and see if you can spot the characters from the book. Recommended for children aged four and above.

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

Cool Character Workshop

This workshop allows your child to learn about the positive traits of honesty, responsibility, empathy and others to help shape a distinctive character. Suitable for children aged five to 10.

WHERE: Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $128 (a person), click "Like Us" on the Facebook page for a holiday rate of $98 (a person) or $178 (two people) TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: www.krystalcharm.com

Little Archivist For A Day

In this workshop, children aged nine to 13 will get to experience being an archivist through fun and engaging hands-on activities. Part Of Children's Season 2016.

WHERE: National Archives of Singapore, 1 Canning Rise, Oldham Theatre, Level 4 MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 10 - 11.30am, 12.30 - 2pm & 2.30 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration. Limited to 20 participants each session INFO: E-mail NAS_outreach@nlb.gov.sg or go to www.nlb.gov.sg

Introduction To Chinese Ink Painting

Learn about the traditional Chinese art form of ink painting in two sessions of workshops. In the first session, parents and children will be introduced to the history of Chinese ink painting before learning basic brush techniques and painting objects such as bamboo, birds and flowers. In the second session, participants will discover how to capture the spirit of a subject with contemporary brush techniques.

WHERE: NUS Museum, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Tomorrow & June 25, 11am - 1.30pm ADMISSION: $50 (for two sessions) INFO: Registration closes at noon today. Go to paintingforkids.peatix.com

Ocean Adventure @ Rochester Mall

There are plenty of fun activities and games for parents and children at this carnival such as the Baby and Child photo contests, Pororo & Friends performances and longkang fishing.

WHERE: Rochester Mall, 35 Rochester Drive, Levels 1 & 2 MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.youngparents.com.sg

Storytelling Treats For Kids

These are storytelling sessions organised by the National Library Board.

WHERE: Ang Mo Kio Hub, 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Level 3 (facing Foodfare) MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Mass borrowing: tomorrow & Sun, noon - 4pm; storytelling: tomorrow, 2 - 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.amkhub.com.sg

CBeebies Live: Teletubbies & Super Numtum Live Show + Meet 'N Greet

This event features live shows and meet-and-greet sessions with the Teletubbies and Super Numtum.

WHERE: Event Square at Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 4.30 & 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.downtowneast.com.sg/events

Pixar's Finding Dory Interactive Event

This event is held in conjunction with the animated feature film Finding Dory. Dive into Dory's world through activities such as the first Green Screen Sea-View Photo Experience and Deep Ocean Virtual Experience, where families and kids can picture themselves swimming with their favourite characters in the sea.

WHERE: Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Main Atrium, Level 1 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Wed, 11am - 9.30pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.plazasingapura.com.sg

OTHERS

Bras Basah.Bugis Arts Sprawl

This two-day event showcases an eclectic line-up of arts and heritage activities along Waterloo Street, a lively school district in the 1960s and 1970s. Activities include reading sessions of well-loved books such as James And The Giant Peach and Where The Wild Things Are, as well as craft-making workshops by FMS Fashion Makerspace.

WHERE: Artsplace@Waterloo Centre, 261 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 5 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: brasbasahbugis.sg

Robot Kitty Singapore

The futuristic exhibition features five interactive gaming departments where visitors complete challenges to accumulate gaming points to redeem exclusive parts and accessories to personalise their Robot Kitty figurines, which can be purchased at the event.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Hall 403 MRT: City Hall/Esplanade/Promenade WHEN: Till Tue, 10am - 8pm ADMISSION: Standard admission a day: $28 (adult), $14 (child aged three - 11, senior citizen aged 65 & above); purchase of Robot K gaming device at $38 TEL: 6746-9788 INFO: www.robotkitty.com.sg

Night Auction With A Sale Of Mid-Century European Art Glass

This collection comprises studio and art glass pieces from Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, France and eastern Europe, with most dating back to 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The auction will be held live.

WHERE: HotLotz Auction House, 120 Lower Delta Road, Cendex Centre, 01-15 MRT: Tiong Bahru WHEN: Wed, 7pm (bar opens), 9pm (auction starts) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.hotlotz.com

BiG Day Out 2016

The Building and Construction Authority and Singapore Green Building Council are holding the second BiG Day Out, an eco-village adventure.

WHERE: Toa Payoh Hub Atrium, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: June 24 - 26, 2 - 8pm (June 24), 10am - 8pm (June 25 & 26) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.bigdayout.sg

Summer Splash Carnival

Try your hands at Sand Bowling, test your surfing skills at the Mechanical Surfboard or build the fort of your dreams in the Sand Play Pen. Other activities include Bumper Boats, Frisbee Throw and Inflatable Rock Climb.

WHERE: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Level 1 City Green (Outdoor Park) MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Till June 26, 1 - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6595-6595 INFO: www.citysquaremall.com.sg

LAST CALL

A Fact Has No Appearance: Art Beyond The Object

This exhibition investigates the impact of new ideas on 1970s South-east Asian art by focusing on three artists: Johnny Manahan (the Philippines), Redza Piyadasa (Malaysia) and Tan Teng-Kee (Malaysia/Singapore).

WHERE: Concourse Gallery 1, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road, 01-01 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm (today & tomorrow), 10am - 7pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $20 (non-Singaporean), $15 (concession holder & child aged seven - 12). Free admission for Singapore citizen, permanent resident & child aged below six INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg

Shrek The Musical

This musical is based on the 2001 Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. In a faraway kingdom, things get ugly when an ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Grand Theatre MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sun, 7.30pm (today), 2 & 7.30pm (tomorrow), 1 & 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $69 - $179 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Compiled by Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 17, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe