Happenings - Films

FILMS

Ghostbusters (PG)

In this 2016 reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise, the heroes are replaced by heroines. Paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) and subway worker Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) band together to stop an otherworldly threat.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Queenstown Public Library, 53 Margaret Drive MRT: Queenstown WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

1984 (M18)

This 1984 film adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel, set in a world where absolute conformity is demanded, stars John Hurt and Richard Burton.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Sun, 5pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg

Old Friends: Screening And DVD Launch

Directors Royston Tan, Debe Hoo, Alvin Lee and Boi Kwong will be present for the screening and DVD launch of this chronicle of the relationships between Singaporeans and their favourite hawker haunts.

WHERE:Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN:Tue, 5.30 - 7pm ADMISSION: $10TEL: 6336-2957 INFO:Tickets from oldfriendslaunch.peatix.com. Go to www.objectifs.com.sg

Women's Voices In A Men's World

These films - Tomboy (2011), Les Gazelles (2014) and Corniche Kennedy (2017) - showcase female directors.

WHERE: Alliance Francaise de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Tue, 8pm (Tomboy); July 18, 8pm (Les Gazelles); July 25, 8pm (Corniche Kennedy) ADMISSION: $7 (Alliance Francaise members), $9 (public) TEL: 6737-8422 INFO: Tickets from alliancefrancaise.org.sg

Hot Fuzz (M18)

This 2007 homage to - as well as satire of - the buddy cop genre, written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, stars Pegg as a high-achieving member of the London Metropolitan Police Service who is transferred to a small village as punishment for making his colleagues look bad.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: July 15, 9.30pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg


NATURE

Bird Watching Along The Southern Ridges

Search for birds in the Forest Walk and the Singing Forest with volunteer guides from ST Microelectronics.

WHERE: Meet at entrance of Henderson Waves, Mount Faber Park, Mount Faber Road MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: July 15, 7.30 - 9.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg. Registration closes on Sun or when full, whichever is earlier

Hike Clinic

Learn about hiking, such as how to use different equipment to make hiking easier and more enjoyable, in this practical workshop for novice hikers.

WHERE: Chestnut Nature Park, Chestnut Avenue (meet at Pending LRT station or Chestnut Nature Park entrance) MRT: Bukit Panjang WHEN: July 15, 8 - 11am ADMISSION: $5 TEL: 8714-3321 INFO: Register at www.travel-wander.com


TOURS

Learning Forest Tour

Explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest, learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems and walk among some of the tallest tree species in South-east Asia.

WHERE: Visitor Services Counter at the Learning Forest (Tyersall Gate), Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 9 - 10am ADMISSION: Free, register at the Visitor Services Counter 15 minutes before the tour starts INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Monument Trail

Visit the historical landmarks of the Civic District that tell the story of Singapore's history, growth and development. Learn more about the heritage and interesting trees around the vicinity.

WHERE: Meet at entrance of Cavenagh Bridge on the side of Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: July 22, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg. Registration closes on July 16 or when full, whichever is earlier


KIDS

Kids Flix: Monster Trucks (PG)

In this 2016 film, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. He also makes an unlikely friend when an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed.

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

Mums And Babies: The Boss Baby

This 2017 animated film tells the story of how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, from the point of view of a wildly imaginative seven-year-old named Tim.

WHERE: GV Cineplexes MRT: Various WHEN: July 17, 11am (GV VivoCity, GV Plaza & GV Tampines), 11.30am (GV Bishan & GV Jurong Point), noon (GV City Square, GV Katong, GV Yishun & GV Grand Great World City) ADMISSION: $6, free admission for babies & toddlers below 90cm tall, plus a gift while stocks last TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: www.gv.com.sg

The Curious Adventures Of Pinocchio

This re-telling of the classic children's novel about a wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy is staged by Lyngo Theatre from the United Kingdom. Suitable for children aged five and older.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, Level 5 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/ City Hall WHEN: July 25 - Aug 6, 9am (Mon - Fri), 10.30am & 2.30pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $31 & $41 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to act3international.com.sg


OTHERS

Cataract & Glaucoma

Dr Rahat Husain from the Singapore National Eye Centre will talk about common eye conditions that start to occur with age, such as cataracts and glaucoma.

WHERE: AICare Link @ Maxwell, 04-01 MND Annexe B, 7 Maxwell Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Thu, 12.30 - 1.30pm ADMISSION: Free, call 1800-650-6060 to register INFO: www.aic.sg

Weird Wonderful World - Picnic Day By Tiong Bahru Bakery

This two-day outdoor picnic event will include yoga and fitness activities and music, among others. Held as part of the Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival.

WHERE: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 9am - 8pm (yoga & fitness activities between 9 & 11am at Bandstand; other activities from 3.30 - 8pm at Palm Valley) ADMISSION: Free; picnic buckets available for purchase INFO: www.tiongbahrubakery.com or www.facebook.com/tiongbahrubakery


LAST CALL

SSO: Gil Shaham - Brahms Symphonies

Conductor Shui Lan and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra open the season with Tan Chan Boon's Soir, Reves, Fantaisie, while violinist Gil Shaham performs Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

VCH Presents: Gil Shaham And Adele Anthony

Virtuoso couple Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony bring to life the intimate dialogue between two violins, presenting a repertoire for violin duo, including selections from Bela Bartok's 44 Duos For Two Violins and an arrangement of jazz favourite Sweet Georgia Brown.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $62 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Masterpiece In Motion

This ballet triple bill features The Four Temperaments by George Balanchine, followed by 13th Heaven by Edwaard Liang and a restaging of the work Paquita. WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $38 - $79 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.singaporedancetheatre.com

Tattva

This dance production explores concepts based on traditional Hindu mythological texts and rekindles least explored dimensions of characters from iconic episodes.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm; Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: $15 (pre-sale), $20 (at the door) INFO: Tickets from tinyurl.com/y9nuj6hn

Compiled by Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

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