Happenings - Films


Super Game Jam

This 2014 five-episode documentary series follows five pairs of independent game developers participating in a challenge to create games in under 48 hours.

WHERE: Auditorium, Level 2 National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6291-3686 INFO: Register at www.shophouseandco.com/may-2017-super-game-jam. Go to www.designsingapore.org

Moonlight (M18)

This year's Oscar winner for Best Picture chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

WHERE: The Projector, 05-00 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Tomorrow, 8.30pm & Tue, 8pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg

The Red Turtle (PG)

This 2016 animated fantasy film recounts the milestones in the life of a human being through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds.

WHERE: The Projector, 05-00 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Today, 7.50pm, tomorrow, 7pm, Tue & Wed, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg

Omni-Theatre - Digital Movies

Asia's largest seamless dome screen will be showing three short films: Dinosaurs At Dusk: The Origins Of Flight, Natural Selection and Robots.

WHERE: Omni-Theatre, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Tomorrow, Sun, May 27 & 28, noon & 6pm (Dinosaurs At Dusk: The Origins Of Flight); 1, 3 & 5pm (Robots); 2 & 4pm (Natural Selection) ADMISSION: $15 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg or www.omnitheatre.com.sg

7th Singapore International Children's Film Festival 2017

This is a showcase of seven collections of short films, each curated for a specific age group: Small And Mighty, Best Buddies, Riveting Tales, Marvellous Yarns, Down With Bullies!, Family Ties and Change The World.

WHERE: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Basement 1 City Hall Wing, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Mon - June 11, various times ADMISSION: $12.90 INFO: Tickets from www.bigeyesbigminds.com


Blue Beauties

In this floral display, the special quality of blue blooms is celebrated, with flowers such as agapanthus, hydrangeas and delphiniums.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - June 30, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Entry charges to the conservatories apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/bluebeauties

Helping Hands For Our Forest

Contribute to Pulau Ubin's habitat enhancement efforts through a reforestation activity held during this year's Biodiversity Week. Enhancing such wildlife habitats provides homes for native fauna such as the White-rumped Shama and Greater Mousedeer.

WHERE: Pulau Ubin Island MRT: Tanah Merah WHEN: Tomorrow - Mon, 8am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg


Best Driver In Singapore

Download the AIG On The Go app via Apple's App Store or Google's Play Store. Record a minimum mileage of 100km on the app in Singapore. Each trip will be scored and the participant with the best overall driving performance will stand to win prizes worth $10,000. The contest runs till June 30.

INFO: For more details, go to www.aig.com.sg/onthego


Storytime By The Storytelling Centre Ltd - Chicka Chika Chick

Classic children's stories about two chickens, Chicken Licken and Little Red Hen, will be retold by storytellers.

WHERE: Level 2 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 12.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/ClunyCourt

Mums And Babies: Sing

Matthew McConaughey stars as a koala who holds a singing competition in the hopes of saving his theatre in this 2016 animated feature set in a world of anthropomorphic animals.

WHERE: GV Cineplexes MRT: Various WHEN: Mon, 11am (GV Plaza & GV Tampines); 11.30am (GV Bishan & GV Jurong Point); noon (GV City Square, GV Yishun, GV Katong & GV Grand Great World City) ADMISSION: $6; free admission for children below 90cm tall, plus a free gift, while stocks last TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Tickets from www.gv.com.sg

Young Children's Concert - The Little Adventurer Of SCO

Conductor Quek Ling Kiong and the Singapore Chinese Orchestra explore the connection between science and music, and mathematics and music. This concert is suitable for children aged five to nine. Held in conjunction with Children's Season Singapore.

WHERE: Esplande Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: May 27, 5pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Grow With Nature Drama Series: The Wailing Forest (A Drama Workshop)

Children will be encouraged to care for nature and be aware of its biodiversity, as well as learn about the value of sacrifice and effort. Suitable for children from K1 to Pri 6.

WHERE: Visitor Services Desk at Tanglin Gate Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard/Botantic Gardens WHEN: June 2, 10 - 11am ADMISSION: $10 TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Tales From Down Under By Jackie Kerin (Australia)

This visual storytelling session by Jackie Kerin is conducted with kamishibai story cards and comics. There will also be string games and paper-folding tales. Suitable for family audiences, from age four and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session. Part of StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore.

WHERE: Play Den, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: June 4, 2pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: Tickets from storyfest2017-tales-from-down-under.peatix.com. Go to storyfestsg.com

Enchanted Tales By Xanthe Gresham-Knight (UK)

Xanthe Gresham-Knight, a key storyteller for the British Museum and Storyteller in Residence for Psychologies Magazine, will feature folk and fairy tales from Russia, Africa and France. Suitable for family audiences, from age four and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session. Part of StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore.

WHERE: Play Den, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: June 4, 4pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: Tickets from storyfest2017-enchanted-tales.peatix.com. Go to storyfestsg.com

Dino Robot Factory

Children can experience the process of creating a robot dinosaur, learning about the basics of design, automation, assembly and mechanics. This travelling exhibition is specially curated for children aged 12 and below.

WHERE: Hall 2 Annex, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Tomorrow - Aug 27, 10am - 6pm daily ADMISSION: $5 (adults), $7 (children aged three to 12); excludes admission to Science Centre Singapore INFO: tinyurl.com/mhdtzdf


Home & Decor Fair

Check out the latest trends in interior design, soft furnishings and household products at this fair. There will also be special offers, subscription gifts and free cooking sessions and coffee sampling.

WHERE: Marina Square Central Atrium, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today - Sun, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.homeanddecor.com.sg/fair17

NNI Brain Awareness Carnival

Learn more about neurological diseases and how to prevent them. There will be a health exhibition, talks by specialists, sports activities and lucky draws.

WHERE: Our Tampines Hub, 51 Tampines Avenue 4 MRT: Tampines WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 9am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free; registration required for free memory and Parkinson screenings INFO: Call 6357-7163/6357-7640 to register. Go to www.nni.com.sg

Hari Raya Light-Up

This year's Hari Raya Light-up is themed Deepening the Kampung Spirit, and will feature street decorations, kompang (drum) and tarian (dance) performances, the Geylang Serai Bazaar, movie screenings and more. The event runs from tomorrow till July 7.

INFO: www.facebook.com/HariRayaLightUpSingapore2017


6th French Animation Film Festival

Six movies will be featured: Ma Vie De Courgette (My Life As A Zucchini), Ballerina, Avril Et Le Monde Truque (April And The Extraordinary World), La Jeune Fille Sans Mains (The Girl Without Hands), Ivan Tsarevitch Et La Princesse Changeante (Ivan Tsarevich And The Changing Princess) and Ouise En Hiver (Louise By The Shore). All films are in French with English subtitles. Part of Voilah! French festival.

WHERE: Alliance Francaise de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Today - Sun, various times ADMISSION: $11 (Alliance Francaise members), $13 (non-members), except for Ma Vie De Courgette, which will be $16 (Alliance Francaise members) & $19 (non-members) and includes a cocktail reception INFO: voilah.sg or alliancefrancaise.org.sg

Compiled by Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

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