Happenings - Films

MOVIES UNDER THE STAR

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: Till tomorrow, 7.30pm Admission: Free (limited to first 100 tickets presented for redemption on each screening day) Tel: 6694-3111 Info: Go to thestarvista.com or facebook.com/TheStarVista

THE FOUNDATION OF RUN RUN SHAW'S CINEMA EMPIRE (FILM SCREENINGS)

A screening of selected films produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio from the 1950s to the 1970s, including The Merdeka Bridge (1959), When Durians Bloom (1959), and Malay films made in Singapore and Cantonese productions.

Where: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/ Bras Basah When: Till Sun, various timings Admission: $8 a ticketTel: 6622-7700 Info: heritagefest.sg

CRAYON SHIN-CHAN: MY MOVING STORY! CACTUS LARGE ATTACK! - FANS PREVIEW (RATING TO BE ADVISED)

Popular Japanese cartoon character Crayon Shin-Chan stars in this new animated film, about the Nohara family's relocation to Mexico.

Where: Golden Village Plaza, Plaza Singapura, 07-01, 68 Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: July 3, 7.30pm Admission: $20 (members); $24 (public) Tel: 6653-8100 Info: Ticket price includes one movie ticket, one Fans' Preview exclusive Shin-Chan Cactus Strap and exclusive movie premiums. Tickets from gv.com.sg/GVMovies. Go to gv.com.sg

NATURE

FLOWERY FUN TIMES FLORAL DISPLAY

The third of six chapters in Gardens by the Bay's storytelling journey draws visitors into the worlds of folklore and nursery rhymes. Enter a world filled with 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: gardensbythebay.com.sg

CONTESTS

GOLDEN POINT AWARD

This is Singapore's premier creative writing competition for poetry and short stories in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Submissions close on Tuesday.

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

HER WORLD GOLF CHALLENGE 2015

Round up your girlfriends and pit your skills against other enthusiasts in this golf event.

Where: Sentosa Golf Club (Tanjong Course), 27 Bukit Manis Road MRT: HarbourFront When: July 3, 11am - 9.30pm; 1pm (tee-off) Admission: $289 (includes lunch & dinner) Info: Register at campaign.herworldplus.com/herworldgolf2015

A CAPPELLA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Enjoy classic, jazz and pop tunes as a cappella groups, choirs and beatboxers compete in this annual music event.

Where: illuminITE Theatre, ITE College Central, 2 Ang Mo Kio Drive MRT: Ang Mo Kio When: July 4, 10am - 10pm Admission: $25 (Standard), $20 (NSF/Student/Promotional Partners) Tel: 9647-6856 Info: Tickets from peatix.com. Go to a-cappella.org.sg

TOURS

HEALING GARDEN TOUR

Get to know the more than 400 varieties of medicinal plants at the 2.5ha Healing Garden.

Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens When: July 4, 9am (in English) & 10am (in Mandarin) Admission: Free Tel: 6471-7138 Info: E-mail NParks_SBG_Visitor_Services@nparks.gov.sg. Register at Visitor Centre 15 minutes before tour starts

RAFFLES WALK OF FAME

These 45-minute tours conducted by volunteers from the National Heritage Board's Preservation of Sites and Monuments Division will reveal more about the hotel and some of its famous guests, including pop icon Michael Jackson, writer W. Somerset Maugham, designer Karl Lagerfeld, and actors Elizabeth Taylor and Charlie Chaplin.

Where: Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road MRT: City Hall When: Every Saturday till Aug, 9 & 11am, 3 & 5pm Admission: $20 a person, fully redeemable at the Raffles Gift Shop and all hotel-operated food and beverage outlets Tel: 6337-1886 Info: To register, e-mail the Preservation of Sites and Monuments Division at nhb_nationalmonuments@nhb.gov.sg. Go to raffles.com/singapore/offers/sg50

KIDS

A NEW BEGINNING

Travel back in time in this interactive drama workshop to visit post-war Singapore and interact with characters from the past. Suitable for children aged nine to 12. Part of Children's Season 2015.

Where: Memories at Old Ford Factory, 351 Upper Bukit Timah Road MRT: Bukit Batok When: Tomorrow & Sun, 10 - 11.30am; 12.30 - 2pm & 2.30 - 4pm Admission: Free with registration Tel: 6462-6724 Info: To register, e-mail paramjeet_singh@nlb.gov.sg with your name, age, contact number and preferred time-slot. Maximum 25 participants a session

LEGO BUILD. PLAY. FUN.

Take part in a series of fun challenges with Lego Ninjago Battle Dojo and friendship- bonding moments with Lego Friends. You can also get your hands on the latest Lego toys.

Where: Raffles City Atrium, Level 3, 252 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall When: Till Sun, 10.30am - 10pm Admission: Free Info: facebook.com/LegoSingapore

BUILD A LIGHTHOUSE

At this workshop, children can build a lighthouse using recycled materials. They will also learn about the role of lighthouses in the safe navigation of ships in and out of ports. Part of Children's Season 2015.

Where: Singapore Maritime Gallery, Marina South Pier, 31 Marina Coastal Drive MRT: Marina South Pier When: Tomorrow - Sun, 3pm Admission: Free with registration Info: To register, e-mail enquiries@maritimegallery.sg or call 6325-5707

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

Singapore artist Jeremy Hiah's interactive workshop is inspired by the traditional Javanese art of wayang kulit. It brings stories to life with characters from an Asian folk tale.

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

AMK HUB SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Children can interact with roving adventurers including Twin Sharks and The Koalas as well as a pirate on the hunt for his treasure box.

Where: AMK Hub, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 MRT: Ang Mo Kio When: Till Sun, various timing (Roving Adventures) Admission: Free Tel: 6753-9000 Info: amkhub.com.sg

FAMILY FUN THIS JUNE - SENTOSA

Until Sunday, 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: sentosa.com.sg/en/familyfun

MARITIME SINGAPORE - DISCOVERY JOURNEY

Learn more about how Singapore transformed from a trading post into a global hub port and the dynamics of the maritime industry. Part of Children's Season 2015.

Where: Singapore Maritime Gallery, Marina South Pier, 31 Marina Coastal Drive MRT: Marina South Pier When: Till Sun, 9am - 5.30pm Admission: Free Tel: 6325-5707 Info: maritimegallery.sg

BOND AND LEARN ETIQUETTE WITH YOUR KIDS

At this interactive event, parents and their children learn about social etiquette through activities and games. Suitable for children aged three to eight.

Where: HDB Hub Convention Centre, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh When: July 25, 10 - 11.30am Admission: $50 a pair (sign up by July 11); $100 (usual price) Tel: 8228-9686 Info: To register, e-mail your address and contact number, and your child's date of birth and gender to krystaltan@krystalcharm.com

OTHERS

YOUNG PARENTS FIESTA 2015

Enjoy three days of family entertainment and meet the Minions. Grab a free goodie bag worth more than $40 with every magazine purchase and get gifts when you subscribe.

Where: United Square Atrium, United Square Shopping Mall, 101 Thomson Road MRT: Novena When: Today - Sun, 11am - 9pm Admission: Free Info: youngparents.com.sg/fiesta2015 or facebook.com/youngparents

ANTI-DRUG ABUSE CAMPAIGN 2015

Singapore celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign with a focus on community togetherness. The campaign this year includes a carnival with D.I.Y. stations, activities such as skateboarding and a special photo exhibition on 20 years of the Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign. The anti-drug dance competition, DanceWorks!, will also return this year.

Where: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Suntec Singapore Hall 403, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade When: Today, 11am - 8pm; tomorrow, 11am - 9pm; Danceworks! 2015: today & tomorrow, 2 - 5pm Admission: Free Info: facebook.com/lifedoesnotrewind or instagram.com/drugfreesg

SDEA THEATRE ARTS CONFERENCE 2015

The theme of the Singapore Drama Educators Association's Theatre Arts Conference this year is Standing Still: Still Standing. It will reflect on the changing landscape of drama and theatre practices in Asia and beyond through workshops, performances and thought-provoking papers.

Where: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall When: Today - Sun, 9.30am - 5pm Admission: $600 (three-day pass); $500 (two-day pass), $300 (one-day pass) Tel: 6345-6997 Info: E-mail conference@sdea.org.sg. Go to sdeatheatreartsconference.org

IT'S YOUR SPECIAL DAY WEDDING SHOWCASE

Attend this event if you are looking for your couture gown, the ideal venue for your big day or inspiration for your wedding.

Where: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Level 2, 392 Havelock Road MRT: Tiong Bahru When: Sun, 1 - 4pm Admission: $25 nett a couple. The first 80 couples who sign up using Citibank Credit Card enjoy the special rate of $15 nett Tel: 6233-1199 Info: To register, e-mail weddings.gcw@millenniumhotels.com

GUNDAM DOCKS AT SINGAPORE

One of the largest Gundam exhibitions outside Japan, the 4,000 sq m showcase will include more than 200 models from the series, the first anime based on space war and machines that sparked off the genre of robotic anime.

Where: Takashimaya Square, B2 and Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard When: Till Sun, 10am - 9.30pm daily Admission: Free Info: gundamdocks.sg

LAST CALL

UPSTAGE - CONTEMPLATING 50 YEARS OF SINGAPORE MANDARIN THEATRE

Upstage explores 50 years of Singapore Mandarin theatre through an interplay of fact and fiction, using historical material, recorded interviews and scenes from classic works.

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Till Sun, 8pm; 3 & 8pm (tomorrow & Sun) Admission: $33 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: sistic.com.sg

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES DOJO EXPERIENCE

Tackle obstacles in the turtles' dojo, go through mystifying mazes and enjoy 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 Sun, 1 - 8pm (weekday); 11am - 8pm (weekend) Admission: Spend $20 to redeem Dojo passes Tel: 6589-1688 Info: downtowneast.com.sg

COMPILED BY CALLYN CHOW & CHRIS TAN

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