Happenings - Films

FILM

Hotel Transylvania 2 Dress-Up Party

Dress up as a character from Hotel Transylvania 2 at the preview screening of this new animated movie and you may win prizes. The film opens in GV cinemas on Sept 24.

WHERE: GV Grand, Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade MRT: Tiong Bahru WHEN: Sept 19, 1.30 or 3.15pm ADMISSION: $28 (GV members), $32 (public) TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Tickets from www.gv.com.sg/GVMovieDetails#/movie/0177


NATURE

From Tales To Legends: Discover Singapore Stories Floral Display

Discover stories of Tanjong Pagar, Redhill, Sisters' Island, Pulau Ubin, Kusu Island, Sang Nila Utama and the Singapore Stone at a floral showcase by Singapore landscape architect Damian Tang.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sun, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free (admission charges to Cooled Conservatories apply) TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: Tourist promotion: One child enters free for every two Adult Standard Double Conservatories tickets. Print out the offer from the Singapore Tourism Board's Golden Jubilee page to enjoy the promotion. Go to www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

Wow Wild West!: Creepy Crawlies (Insects, Spiders & Molluscs)

What is cicada rain? Why do some spiders pretend to be ants? Why are insects and spiders important to wild life? This themed guided walk for families will feature the wildlife of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

WHERE: Meet at the Information Counter (Kranji Way entrance), Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: Sept 19, 9 - 10.30am & 1.30 - 3pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Tue or when registration is full. For inquiries, e-mail NParks_SBWR@nparks.gov.sg


CONTESTS

Solve For Tomorrow

Samsung's global competition encourages students to use technology to address social issues and create a better future for people in Singapore. Participating teams could win cash prizes, an internship with Samsung Electronics Singapore and a study trip to South Korea.

INFO:Go to www.solvefortomorrow.sg. The submission deadline is noon on Mon 

Mid-Autumn Festival 2015 Lantern Painting Competition

Goat-shaped lanterns are waiting to be decorated in Gardens by the Bay's Lantern Painting Competition on Sept 19 and 20. The winner will receive a cash prize of $2,000. The decorated lanterns will be exhibited from Sept 25 to Oct 4 as part of the Gardens' Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations.

WHERE:Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN:Sept 19 & 20, 9am - noon or 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6420-6848 INFO:Those interested can download the registration form from www.gardensbythebay.com.sg & e-mail it to joseph.tan@gardensbythebay.com.sg by today. Go to www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

Readers' Choice Awards

From now till Oct 31, vote for your favourite local books and authors and stand a chance to win $50 Popular gift vouchers and a one-year Popular card.

INFO: For details & voting, go to ao.popular.com.sg/readerschoice


TOUR

Rainforest Tour

Discover the enchantment of the tropical rainforest with volunteer guides in this one-hour tour.

WHERE:Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN:Tomorrow, 9, 10 & 11am (in English), 4pm (in Mandarin) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7361 INFO: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to www.sbg.org.sg


PETS

NKF Pawfect Health Day

Bring your pets to this event for a day of fun. Pet owners can learn to make healthy treats for their pets at a cooking demo, while the animals can take part in a Dog Obstacle Challenge and Hamster Race as well as a beauty contest. There will also be a pet adoption drive at the event.

WHERE:Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Grand Lawn 1MRT: Ang Mo Kio/Bishan WHEN:Sept 19, 3.30 - 8pm ADMISSION: $10 for single participant, $5 for two or more people TEL: 6299 -0200INFO:Register at www.nkfs.org/event/pawfecthealthday


KIDS

Pigeon, Go To Sleep!

This workshop is based on the laugh-out-loud story Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late. Parents and their children are encouraged to dramatise the story of the mischievous pigeon that does not want to go to bed. Suitable for kids aged two.

WHERE:Act 3 Drama Academy, 126 Cairnhill Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Sun, 10.30 - 11.45am ADMISSION: $60 for each parent-and-child pair TEL: 6735-9986 INFO:Register at www.act3international.com.sg

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

Children can get to know DreamWorks characters such as Kung Fu Panda and Shrek in free activities created for the school holidays. There are four pop-up stations, with activities inspired by the characters. Visitors get free popcorn during movie- screening days. Seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHERE:ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN:Till Sun, 10am - 7pm (last admission at 6pm) ADMISSION: $21 (includes free access to the pop-up stations) INFO: www.marinabaysands.com

Wow Wild West: I Want To Be A Wildlife Biologist

Experience what it is like to be a field biologist. Learn how to observe and carry out surveys of animals in the wild. Suitable for children aged 10 to 12.

WHERE:Meet at the Information Counter (Kranji Way entrance), Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew CrescentMRT: Kranji WHEN:Sept 19, 9.30 - 11.30am ADMISSION: FreeINFO:Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Tue or when registration is full. For inquiries, e-mail NParks_SBWR@nparks.gov.sg

Dora The Explorer Live!

Search For The City Of Lost Toys Dora the Explorer has lost her teddy bear Osito and the search is on to find him in this musical.

WHERE: Resorts World Sentosa Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Today, 7pm; tomorrow, 11am, 3 & 7pm; Sun, 11am & 3pm ADMISSION: $52 - $112 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Hi-5 House Of Dreams

Hi-5's international tour is a new stage show, Hi-5 House Of Dreams, which features songs such as It's A Party, Underwater Discovery and Action Heroes.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Grand Theatre,

10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 10.30am, 2.30 & 6.30pm ADMISSION: $49 - $119 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Dark Knight Takes Over City Square Mall

Catch The Dark Knight live on stage and redeem a Meet & Greet pass with a $50 purchase at the mall.

You can also join in the DC Comics Justice League Adventure with a $30 purchase.

WHERE: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Till Sun, The Dark Knight Live On Stage: 7pm (today); 2 & 7pm (tomorrow & Sun); DC Comics Justice League Adventure: noon - 9pm daily (last admission at 8.45pm) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6595-6595 INFO: www.citysquaremall.com.sg

Mid-Autumn Festival Special: Lantern-Making & Mooncake Appreciation Workshop

Make your own Mid-Autumn lanterns and decorate them with plant materials. Learn to identify useful plants that have been processed and used as ingredients in the mooncakes. Suitable for children aged five to 12.

WHERE: Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sept 26, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: $30 a child (materials included) TEL: 6465-0196/ 6471-9961 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Sept 18 or when registration is full. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg


OTHERS

Planning For Your Retirement

Join host and entrepreneur Irene Ang and Mr Christopher Tan, CEO of a financial advisory firm, at this roadshow to get tips on financial and retirement planning.

WHERE:Toa Payoh HDB Hub, 460 Lorong 6, Toa Payoh MRT:Toa Payoh WHEN:Sun, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO:www.cpf-bigrchat.sg

Straits Family Sunday: Fashion Forward

On display are Peranakan textiles, including the beautifully embroidered kebaya and bold batik prints of the sarong. Get a chance to dress up in a batik shirt or sarong kebaya, or create a pencil topper or a folder.

WHERE:Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN:Sun, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free admission from 1 - 5pm TEL: 6332-7591 INFO: www.peranakanmuseum.org.sg

Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2015

In its eighth instalment, the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention will present the best in comics, toys, anime, manga and cosplay. Meet artists and designers including Adam Hughes (Catwoman, Wonder Woman), Camilla d'Errico (Tanpopo, Helmetgirls, Burn), Koyama Shigeto (Big Hero 6, Evangelion, Captain Earth) and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, Nadia: The Secret Of Blue Water, Gunbuster).

The first Championship of Cosplay will be held with cosplayers here competing for the chance to be at next year's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. Popular cosplayers Tadaaki "Jacky" Dosai from Japan and Yui from Hong Kong will judge the event.

WHERE: Halls B & C, Level 1, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN:Tomorrow & Sun, 10am - 8pm ADMISSION: $19 (one-day pass), $28 (two-day pass) TEL: 6780-4613 INFO: www.singaporetgcc.com or facebook.com/singaporetgcc

Memory Screening Day

In conjunction with World Alzheimer's Day, SGH Nursing Division and the Department of Neurology at the National Neuroscience Institute will hold a Memory Screening Day for people aged between 55 and 75 to identify those who need further medical evaluation.

WHERE: Block 3, Clinics K & L, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN:Sept 19, 8am - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO:To register, call 6576-7658 between 9.30am & 5.30pm from Mon to Fri. Go to www.sgh.com.sg

VivoCity & Tangs Mid-Autumn Fair 2015

Choose from more than 40 brands of mooncakes from hotels, restaurants and bakeries. To celebrate SG50, Tangs will put on a special showcase featuring gourmet delights at the fair.

WHERE:VivoCity Central Court, Level 1, 1 Harbourfront Walk MRT: HarbourFront WHEN:Till Sept 27, 10am - 10pmADMISSION: Free INFO:www.vivocity.com.sg


LAST CALL

Globe To Globe Hamlet By Shakespeare's Globe

This is a fresh international touring version of Shakespeare's classic tragedy featuring a cast of 12.

WHERE:Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford RoadMRT: City Hall WHEN:Today, 7.45pm; tomorrow, 2.30 & 7.45pm ADMISSION: $92 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

21st Ngee Ann City National Lion Dance Championships

More than 20 of Singapore's top lion dance teams will vie for the championship titles.

WHERE:Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN:Till tomorrow, from 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO:www.ngeeanncity.com.sg

Once Upon A Time In Asia: The Animal Race

Discover animal facts, from learning about manure to exploring the symbolism of animals in Asian traditions.

WHERE:Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT:City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798 INFO:www.acm.org.sg

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Chris Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe