Happenings - Films

FILMS

ArtScience On Screen: Whale Rider 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 & July 29, 10am - 7pm (screened in a continuous loop) ADMISSION: Free INFO: marinabaysands.com/museum

III Venezuelan Film Festival

The six acclaimed Venezuelan films at this festival are The House At The End Of Time (La Casa Del Fin De Los Tiempos); Venezzia; Fresh Air (Aire Libre); The Parrot's Mess (Er Relajo Der Loro); 1888, The Extraordinary Journey Of The Santa Isabel (El Extraordinario Viaje De La Santa Isabel) and Brother (Hermano). With English subtitles.

WHERE: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Clarke Quay/ City Hall WHEN: Tue - July 23, various times ADMISSION: Tickets are complimentary & will be given half an hour before each screening on a first-come, first-served basis TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: www.facebook.com/theartshouse

Food Film Festival

Golden Village's first Food Film Festival will screen renowned food documentaries Kampai! For The Love Of Sake, Ants On A Shrimp, Jiro Dreams Of Sushi, Sergio Herman: F***ing Perfect, Tsukiji Wonderland and Foodies.

WHERE: GV Suntec City, Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, 03-373 MRT: City Hall/Promenade WHEN: Thu - Jul 27, various times ADMISSION: Opening night on Thu includes a bottle of Utakata Sparkling Sake Yuzu: $22 (GV movie club members), $26 (non-members); tickets for movies screening from July 22 - 27: $13 (GV movie club members), $15 (non-members) TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: www.gv.com.sg

Star Trek Beyond Movie Marathon

Revisit the world of Star Trek through the movie marathon screening of Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). Then continue the galactic adventure in the latest instalment, Star Trek Beyond, as Captain Kirk and his crew, stranded on an unknown planet, battle to stay alive.

WHERE: GV Suntec City, Hall 7, Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, 03-373 MRT: City Hall/Promenade WHEN: July 22, from 7pm ADMISSION: $35 (GV movie club members), $39 (non-members) TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: www.gv.com.sg


NATURE

What's In My Mangrove?

Mangrove forests are living borders between fresh and salt water. Out of 73 true mangroves species worldwide, 22 can be found in Sungei Buloh. Join this morning walk and learn more about the mangrove trees and plants of the forest.

WHERE: Meet at Information Counter, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre (Kranji Way entrance), 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: July 23, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Tue or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Nature Sketching In The Gardens

Enjoy nature and showcase your creativity through this engaging, fun and therapeutic activity.

WHERE: Meet at Service Desk at Botany Centre, Tanglin Entrance, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 9 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at the Service Desk 15 minutes before the programme. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg


CONTEST

TheatreWorks 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2016

The event this year is held at Gillman Barracks, a cluster of pre-war colonial buildings that have been transformed into a swanky arts centre. Participants will be inspired by the unique blend of art, history and heritage of Gillman Barracks. One of the winning scripts from this year's competition will be developed into a full production that will tour the South East District in the first quarter of next year.

WHERE: Gillman Barracks, Block 7 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: July 30, 4pm - July 31, 4pm ADMISSION: $30 (Youth category for ages 15 -18), $40 (Open category for ages 19 & above) INFO: To register, download the registration form at writingandcommunity2016. wordpress.com/registration-form & e-mail tworks@singnet.com.sg by Wed


TOURS

Connecting With Nature - Trees Of The Fort Tour

Did you know that a Kapok tree can grow up to 40m high? Join this tour and find out more about the heritage trees and other beautiful trees including the flaky Gelam and magnificent Madras Thorn.

WHERE: Fort Canning Park (meet at the roundabout between Fort Canning Centre & Hotel Fort Canning), River Valley Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: July 23, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Sun or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


KIDS

Singapore Science Festival: X-Periment!

The three-day carnival celebrates the latest developments and research in the fields of science and technology. There will be interactive innovations and experiments by local researchers and performances by The Flight Brothers from the Franklin Institute in the United States.

WHERE: VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Level One MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Today - Sun, 11am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.science.edu.sg

Bump!

A parent-child workshop based on Annie Kubler's Ten Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed. Suitable for children aged three and four.

WHERE: ACT 3 Drama Academy, 126 Cairnhill Road, One-Two-Six Cairnhill Arts Centre MRT: Newton WHEN: July 24 & 31, 10.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $75 (for parent & child) TEL: 6735-9986 INFO: Register at act3international.com.sg

Future World: Drop-In Paper Craft Activity

Make and take home your own art project related to themes from the Future World exhibition. Suitable for children aged four and older, who must each be accompanied by an adult.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Rainbow Room MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till July 31 (Sat & Sun only), 10am - 2pm ADMISSION: $5 a child, free for accompanying adult; admission fees to Future World exhibition apply INFO: marinabaysands.com/museum


OTHERS

Falls Awareness Day 2016

Join this event and learn how the whole family can play a part in preventing falls around the home and in the community. Tan Tock Seng Hospital's physiotherapists, occupational therapists and dietitians will provide free health screenings and health advice.

WHERE: Ang Mo Kio Central Stage (beside Jubilee Square), Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6359-6398 INFO: E-mail chep@ttsh.com.sg. Go to www.ttsh.com.sg

Crimson Romance Wedding Show

Sign up for a package during the show and enjoy special perks such as free flow of beer and house wine. A team of wedding consultants will also be on hand to offer tips.

WHERE: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Sun, noon - 4pm (registration starts at noon at level two foyer) ADMISSION: $28 nett a couple (the first 50 couples enjoy a special rate of $20 nett) INFO: To register, call 6233-1199 or e-mail weddings.gcw@millenniumhotels.com

City Gas Carnival Sale

Catch a live demonstration on how gas appliances work, attend a cooking class by celebrity chef Tony Khoo and learn how to make your own mini bouquet and enjoy delicious treats at the noodle bar.

WHERE: City Gas Gallery @ PWC Building, 8 Cross Street, Level 2 MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Till July 30, 9am - 6pm (Mon - Fri), 9am - 4pm (Sat). Closed on Sun & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6732-6910 INFO: www.citygas.com.sg

From Collector To Collector: An Art Bazaar

This initiative aims to help collectors find new homes for treasured artworks that were previously part of private collections.

WHERE: AC43 Gallery, 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, 02-43 MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Till July 31, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-0446/ 8127-3984 INFO: www.facebook.com/ac43gallery


LAST CALL

The Glasgow School Of Art Singapore Degree Show 2016

This year's edition of the annual show is staged by the 2016 graduating cohort from the Glasgow School of Art's Communication Design and Interior Design programme. It showcases a diverse range of works, from prints, short films and installations to spatial concept models.

WHERE: Deck, 120A Prinsep Street MRT: Bugis/Rochor WHEN: Today, noon - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/GSofASingapore

Opening The Great Masters Of The 20th Century: Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso

This exhibition showcases original paintings from some of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Highlights include Les Maries Sur Fond Bleu, an important canvas by Marc Chagall.

WHERE: Partners & Mucciaccia Singapore @ Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, 01-06/07 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Last day, 10am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9118-0174 INFO: E-mail info@partnersand mucciaccia.com

OMM: Sibelius 1

Orchestra of the Music Makers' principal guest conductor Christopher Adey returns to deliver Sibelius' nordic first Symphony and Singaporean violinist Alan Choo performs Prokofiev's highly lyrical Second Violin Concerto.

WHERE: Sota Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive, School of the Arts MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Sun, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $13 & $20 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Great Exhibition

Japanese artists Ken + Julia Yonetani present their recent works. The central piece is The Last Supper (2014), which shows a 9m-long table made of more than one tonne of groundwater salt sourced from the Murray-Darling basin in Australia.

WHERE: Mizuma Gallery, 22 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, 01-34 MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm (today & tomorrow), 11am - 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6570-2505 INFO: E-mail info@mizuma.sg or go to www.mizuma.sg


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 July 15, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe