Happenings - Films

Horticulturist Alan Tan at work on his Orchid Extravaganza.
Horticulturist Alan Tan at work on his Orchid Extravaganza. PHOTO: GARDENS BY THE BAY

FILM

ArtScience On Screen: Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World

In his most-anticipated film since Grizzly Man (2005), acclaimed German film-maker Werner Herzog explores the Internet in 10 chapters.

WHERE: Expression Gallery, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Level 4 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - Tue; Aug 29 & 30, 11am, 1, 3 & 5pm ADMISSION: Free, register at the lobby for entrance INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/museum


KIDS

Teacher's Day Special (A Planting-cum-craft-making Workshop)

A workshop for children to learn how to use everyday materials to create a thank-you gift for their teachers.

WHERE: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, 481 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Aug 27, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: $30 a child (materials included) TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Books & Co.: The Little Singapore Book

A storytelling session by Sim Ee Waun, author of The Little Singapore Book, which includes a tour of the National Gallery Singapore's artworks that depict similar events from the book. There is also a craft session based on old Singapore.

WHERE: Keppel Centre for Art Education, 1 St Andrew's Road, National Gallery Singapore MRT: City Hall WHEN: Aug 28, 2 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at littlesgbook.peatix.com. Go to www.facebook.com/GalleryandCo

Playtime! - The Bird Who Was Afraid Of Heights Directed By Ian Loy

Theatre, music and puppetry come together in this performance for children aged two to four. Meet Eddie, a mynah who lives behind an abandoned old house with Matt the rat, his only friend.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Till Aug 28, 9.30 & 11am (Tue - Fri) , 11am & 4pm (Sat & Sun). No shows on Mon ADMISSION: $19 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Little Star

This visual and interactive production with wonderful tunes explores the wonders of the universe and the joy of re-discovering home and family. Suitable for children aged two to six.

WHERE: Alliance Francaise Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Till Sept 11, 10am (Mon - Wed); 10am & 2.30pm (Thu & Fri); 10.30am & 2.30pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $35 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


TOURS

Night Heritage Tour

In this night tour of Fort Canning, discover the stories and legends that shroud the Forbidden Hill.

WHERE: Meet at Stamford Green, bottom of the outdoor escalator beside the National Museum of Singapore MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Aug 26, 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Sun or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

What's In My Sky?

Join this free guided walk and learn to identify the many amazing birds of different species that pass through or make Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve their home.

WHERE: Meet at Information Counter, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Wetland Centre (Neo Tiew entrance) MRT: Kranji WHEN: Aug 27, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Tue or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


CONTEST

Mission Foods Nations Cup 2016

Catch the Singapore netball team at the 11th edition of the Mission Foods Nations Cup as they battle teams from Botswana, Zambia, Canada, Ireland and Papua New Guinea.

WHERE: OCBC Arena Hall 1 @ Singapore Sports Hub, 5 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Sept 4 - 7 & 9; 3, 5 & 7pm; Sept 10 (finals), noon, 2 & 4pm ADMISSION: Early-bird tickets (till Aug 31) from $3 (single-day pass) to $75 (family season pass). Standard tickets from $5 to $90 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: Booking fees apply. Concession tickets are for local students below 23 years old & senior citizens aged 60 & above. Family package includes two adult passes & two concession passes. Tickets from www.apactix.com. Go to www.netball.org.sg


NATURE

Paint Along Session At Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Learn drawing and painting techniques from Tham Pui San, an avid artist who expresses his passion for nature through art.

WHERE: Meet at Wetland Centre, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: Aug 28, 8.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Mon or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Orchid Extravaganza Floral Display

Designed by Singaporean garden landscape designer Alan Tan, the Orchid Extravaganza features more than 200 orchid species and hybrids.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Flower Dome MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Aug 28, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Usual charges to Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg


OTHERS

WE Are A Nation Pop-up

In celebration of Singapore's 51st birthday and 50 years of Singapore-Japan diplomatic relations, Alfie Leong's Workshop Element returns with its latest pop-up store, WE Are A Nation, featuring more than 40 curated local and international fashion, lifestyle and home furnishing brands.

WHERE: Isetan Orchard, 435 Orchard Road, Wisma Atria, Level 1 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/Workshop.Element

IP Ecosystem Fair At IP Week @ SG 2016

A key event of IP Week @ SG, the IP Ecosystem Fair is a one-stop platform for IP (intellectual property) intermediaries and service providers to showcase their business. WHERE: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Cassia Ballroom, Level 3 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tue & Wed, 9am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 8533-2289 INFO: Register at www.ipweek.sg

Interactive Activities At Kinokuniya Liang Court: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2

Enjoy two spell-binding afternoons of storytelling and fun activities related to the Harry Potter book series.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Liang Court, 177 River Valley Road, 03-50 MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Aug 28, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-1300 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


LAST CALL

SCO 20th Anniversary Concert Season: Youthful Strokes Of Exuberance I & II

This two-night concert brings together young talents from the region. Four conductors will helm a selection of Chinese orchestra masterpieces. Joining them will be Singapore Chinese Orchestra's young musicians - zhongruan associate principal Lo Chai Xia, gaohu associate principal Zhou Ruo Yu, sheng musician Kevin Cheng and yangqin musician Ma Huan.

WHERE: Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert Hall, 7 Shenton Way, Singapore Conference Hall, Level 1 MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $33 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.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 August 19, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe