Happenings - Films

FILMS

CineCucina: Food In Italian Films

As part of the International Week of Italian Cuisine, CineCucina will showcase iconic Italian films such as The Dinner (La Cena, 1998); The Feast (L'abbuffata, 2007); and Long Live The Lady! (Lunga vita Alla Signora!, 1987), all of which revolve around food. In Italian with English subtitles.

WHERE: Screening Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Tue, 7.30pm (The Dinner); Wed, 5pm (The Feast); Thu, 3.30pm (Long Live The Lady!) ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: To register, go to www.theartshouse.sg

Virtuosi By Sue Healey (NC16)

Virtuosi is a feature-length documentary by award-winning choreographer and film-maker Sue Healey about the drive to be an artist and virtuosity in dance. There will be an artist dialogue with Healey after the screening.

WHERE: Screening Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Wed, 8pm ADMISSION: $10 TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: Tickets from www.theartshouse.sg

NATURE

Nature Sketching In The Gardens

In this engaging, fun and therapeutic activity, volunteer artist Tham Pui San guides participants in acquiring drawing and observation skills to help them appreciate nature.

WHERE: Meet at Service Desk @ Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard/Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 9 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6471-7361 INFO: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register at the Service Desk 15 minutes before the programme. Bring along your own sketching materials. Limited to 20 adults a session. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg

Merry Medley Floral Display

Christmas-themed florals such as poinsettias, amaryllis and Christmas roses grace Yuletide scenes, while conifer trees fill the air with their woody, evergreen scent.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - Jan 5, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Usual charges to Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

TOURS

Heritage Tour

This walk through the redeveloped Tanglin /Heritage Core of the Botanic Gardens will evoke memories of bygone days. Highlights include the Bandstand, sculptures in the gardens and the Heritage Trees.

WHERE: Visitor Services Desk, Botany Centre (Tanglin Gate), Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard/Botanic Gardens WHEN: Nov 26, 9 - 10am ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6471-7361 INFO: Tour is in English only & registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, 15 minutes before the tour at the Visitor Centre. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg

KIDS

TV & Stage Acting Workshop Series

In collaboration with Mediacorp Vasantham, Avant Theatre presents a series of training programmes for young actors. The three workshops are music and movement (for children aged five to eight); speech and drama (for children aged nine to 14); and masterclass in acting for television and stage (for children older than 15).

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, Sun, Nov 26 & 27, 10am - 8pm (speech & drama); tomorrow, Sun, Nov 26 & 27, 10am - 8pm (masterclass in acting for television and stage); Nov 26 - 27, 10am - 2pm (music & movement) ADMISSION: $100 for two sessions (music & movement); $120 for four sessions (speech & drama); $150 for four sessions (masterclass in acting for television and stage) TEL: 9899-3002 INFO: www.avanttheatre.com or www.aliwalartscentre.sg

A Rhyming Christmas Mystery

This is a five-day workshop for children aged three and four, who will learn to use their imagination to build confidence while developing speech and rhyming skills. There will also be a Yuletide performance where the little ones get to act as the characters Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Old Mother Hubbard, Georgy Porgy and Little Miss Muffet.

WHERE: Act 3 Drama Academy, One-Two-Six Cairnhill Arts Centre, 126 Cairnhill Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Mon - Nov 25; Nov 28 - Dec 2; Dec 5 - 9; Dec 12 - 16, various times ADMISSION: $300 a child (five sessions) TEL: 6735-9986 INFO: Register at act3international.com.sg

SSO Concerts For Children: Carnival Of The Animals

Discover Camille Saint-Saens' Carnival Of The Animals with Octave and Mandoline, who will guide you through a magical world where animals come to life.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Nov 25, 6pm; Nov 26, 11am, 2 & 4pm ADMISSION: $33 & $43 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

hoME - RAW Moves

This premiere dance performance of A Little RAW, a dance company for children aged eight to 14, explores the varied experiences and memories of young dancers.

WHERE: RAW Moves Studio, 01-08, Block B Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Nov 26, 3 & 8pm; Nov 27, 3pm ADMISSION: $10 (standard); $9 (concession); $8 (RAW pal members) INFO: Tickets from homesg51.peatix.com. Go to www.rawmoves.net

OTHERS

Bras Basah.Bugis Arts Sprawl

This edition of the event celebrating the arts and heritage district explores ways of transforming historic alleys into pop-up urban experiences for visitors.

WHERE: Back lane of 151 Prinsep Street (behind Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 3) MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 6 - 11pm; tomorrow, noon - 11pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/brasbasahbugis or www.brasbasahbugis.sg

The Affordable Art Fair

The world's leading showcase for affordable contemporary art returns, offering a diverse range of contemporary art works, all priced between $100 and $15,000.

WHERE: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Today, noon - 6pm; 6 - 10pm (Arty-licious evening in association with Harper's Bazaar); tomorrow, 11am - 8pm; Sun, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Single entry ticket: $18; Arty-licious evening: $25 (at the door) INFO: www.affordableartfair.com/singapore

#happyplateSG At Gillman Barracks Farmers' Market

This year's #UglyIsTheNewGood theme encourages the public not to throw away or avoid imperfect-looking ingredients. To support the #happyplateSG community initiative, post a picture of your "ugly food" on Instagram with the hashtags #UglyIsTheNewGood and #HappyplateSG by Nov 30. Every eight hastags shared will go towards a charity initiative involving The Food Bank Singapore. Part of Festival Del Loco.

WHERE: Gillman Barracks, 45 Malan Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.happyplate.sg

Arts In Your Neighbourhood - Art In Construction By Lopelab

Part of the Bedok Sports Centre carpark will transform into a street carnival space, with music performances by Tim De Cotta & The Rock Warriors and Motus, interactive hands-on craft activities, mass dance sessions and visual arts installations by artists Didier Ng and Jennifer Ng.

WHERE: Carpark @ Bedok Sports Centre (next to Bedok North Street 2) MRT: Bedok WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: artsforall.sg

To Love. To Hold. To Cherish Wedding Extravaganza

In this wedding show, wedding consultants will offer tips from conceptualising your theme to customising your banquet.

WHERE: Grand Ballroom, Level 4 Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Road MRT: Clarke Quay/Tiong Bahru WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 5pm ADMISSION: $38 nett a couple INFO: To register, call 6233-1199 or e-mail weddings.gcw@millenniumhotels.com. Go to www.facebook.com/GrandCopthorneWaterfrontHotel

LAST CALL

Exploring Our World's Heritage

This exhibition explores Unesco World Heritage sites in South-east Asia such as the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

WHERE: Singapore Botanic Gardens, CDL Green Gallery @ SBG Heritage Museum, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens/Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 9am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7138 INFO: www.sbg.org.sg or www.nparks.gov.sg

Milieu 2016

Contemporary dance and multimedia design are combined in this production, with guest appearances by former dancers of dance company Frontier Danceland.

WHERE: Sota Drama Theatre, Level 2 School of the Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/ Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $31 & $41 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 November 18, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe