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: Every Saturday till June 27, 7.30pm Admission: Free (limited to first 100 tickets presented for redemption on each movie screening day) Tel: 6694-3111 Info: Go to www.thestarvista.com or www.facebook.com/TheStarVista

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

A selection of films produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio from the 1950s to the 1970s, including The Merdeka Bridge (1959), When Durians Bloom (1959), as well as 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 June 28, various timings Admission: $8 a ticket Tel: 6622-7700 Info: heritagefest.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, legends, fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Step into 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: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

CONTESTS

GOLDEN POINT AWARD

This is Singapore's premier creative writing competition for poetry and short stories in the official languages - English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Submissions close on June 30.

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

HER WORLD GOLF CHALLENGE 2015

Round up your girlfriends and pit your skills against other local enthusiasts in the Her World Golf Challenge. Sign up now and receive a goodie bag worth $150.

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

SINGAPORE PUZZLE HUNT

Modelled after similar puzzle hunts worldwide, this half-day intellectual battle is the first of its kind in Singapore. Four-member teams compete to solve cryptic, multi-layered puzzles which are rigorously logical but come without instructions. Half the challenge involves figuring out what to do. By solving the puzzles, participants will learn something new about Singapore that may be obscure or which they did not know previously. Teaser puzzles are posted at www.facebook.com/sgpuzzlehunt each week in the run-up to the event.

Where: Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, 50 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall When: July 12, 1 - 7pm Admission: $20 a person; $80 a team Info: Register at www.sgpuzzlehunt.com

TOURS

RAFFLES WALK OF FAME

The 45-minute tours conducted by the volunteer guides from the National Heritage Board's Preservation of Sites and Monuments Division will reveal more about the hotel and some of its many famous guests, including Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, W. Somerset Maugham, Charlie Chaplin, Karl Lagerfeld, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Where: Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road MRT: City Hall When: Every Saturday till Aug, 9am, 11am, 3pm & 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 www.raffles.com/singapore/offers/sg50

FLOWERY FUN TIMES GARDEN TRAIL

Be intrigued by the hidden stories behind poetic melodies as you stroll through a garden of lupins and delphiniums.

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: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

PETS

GENTLE PAWS ADOPTION DRIVE AND CARNIVAL

The Gentle Paws And Friends dog shelter has HDB-approved, medium-sized mongrels available for adoption. Potential adopters can undergo a two-week home trial with food provided. There is a sponsored training course worth $250 for the first five dogs adopted which are more than a year old. A carnival-cum-flea market will also be held, with proceeds going to the shelter.

Where: Ericsson Pet World, 16 Pasir Ris Farmway 2 MRT: Pasir Ris When: Tomorrow - Sun, noon - 5pm Admission: Free Tel: 8126-3950 (WhatsApp only) Info: www.facebook.com/gentlepaws

KIDS

THE AMAZING TOYBOX SUMMER SHOW 2015

Sing, dance and have a great time with The Amazing ToyBox. If your kids enjoy The Wiggles, Hi-5 and the CBeebies, they will love local performers Reuben and Mark and their special guests Sheriff Bobcat Buckles and Boogie Bug dancer, Veny.

Where: GEMS World Academy Singapore, 2 Yishun, Street 42 MRT: Yishun When: Tomorrow, 3pm Admission: Free with registration Tel: 6808-7300 Info: E-mail Michelle at tanm@ruderfinnasia.com to RSVP. Go to www.facebook.com/TheAmazingToyBox

LET'S GET GROOVY AT CITY SQUARE MALL

Spend at least $60 to redeem an exclusive pass for the Meet & Greet session wth Barney and a carnival ticket. Spend $100 and you can redeem a limited pass for the Barney's Jukebox Cookie Art Session.

Where: City Square Mall, Level 1, Atrium, 180 Kitchener Road MRT: Farrer Park When: Till Sun, Barney's Jukebox Party Live On Stage: 1 & 7pm (Tue - Fri); 1, 4 & 7pm (Sat & Sun), Barney's Jukebox Cookie Art Session: 2.30pm Admission: Free (minimum spending required for meet & greet session & Barney's Jukebox Cookie Art Session) Tel: 6595-6595 Info: Go to www.citysquaremall.com.sg or www.facebook.com/citysquaremall

TALENT DISCOVERY CAMP FOR KIDS 4 - 12 YEARS

At the C'est Moi-SOM Talent Discovery Camp, kids learn to dance, sing, act, record and DJ to help build their confidence. They also have a chance to perform live.

Where: School of Music (SOM), Balmoral Plaza, 02-16G, 271 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Newton When: Tue, 10am - 6.30pm Admission: $150 (includes lunch & tea break, goodie bag worth $100, souvenir photo to take home) Tel: 6743-0760 Info: Limited to 50 participants only. For inquiries, e-mail enquiry@cest-moi.com. To register, go to www.facebook.com/cestmoiforkids or pick up your application form at Metro Centrepoint, Cashier at Level 6 or School of Music (SOM) Balmoral Plaza at Level 2 and sign up by Sun

LEGO BUILD. PLAY. FUN.

Participate in a series of fun challenges with Lego Ninjago Battle Dojo and friendship-bonding moments with Lego Friends. Get your hands on the latest Lego toys launch at the Raffles City Atrium.

Where: Raffles City Atrium, Level 3, 252 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall When: Till June 28, 10.30am - 10pm Admission: Free Info: www.facebook.com/LegoSingapore

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

Singaporean artist Jeremy Hiah's fun and interactive workshop is inspired by Javanese wayang kulit and sheds light on the traditional art form. 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: Every Saturday till June 27, 10.30am Admission: $21 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: Each ticket admits one parent-and-child (four to seven years old) pair and includes all materials. Each workshop is limited to 15 parent-and-child pairs. Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg

FAMILY FUN THIS JUNE - SENTOSA

Until June 28, 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: www.sentosa.com.sg/en/familyfun

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES DOJO EXPERIENCE

Tackle obstacles in the turtles' dojo, blaze through mystifying mazes and zip through 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 June 28, 1 - 8pm (weekday); 11am - 8pm (weekend) Admission: Spend $20 to redeem Dojo passes Tel: 6589-1688 Info: www.downtowneast.com.sg

OTHERS

AVIVA SUPERFUNDAE

This one-day funival features a timed, multi-challenge Ninja Quest obstacle course, dads-only beer dashes, kid-friendly milk dashes, mosaic and mural creation workshops, pudding paint sessions and water-play with Nerf Supersoakers. A wide array of food from Pasarbella and entertainment will be available for families to enjoy in a laidback, picnic setting. There will also be mass dance lessons and an outdoor movie screening.

Where: The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront When: Tomorrow, 10am - 9pm Admission: $31 (online); $37 (at the door) Tel: 6602-9900 Info: Special bundle deals are available for group purchases. Each ticket also comes with a goodie bag worth about $50. For more information and to get tickets, go to www.superfundae.com.sg

SG50 HARMONY SWING (ZUMBA)

Are you ready to get yourself in the Singapore Book Of Records by dancing at Singapore's largest zumba party? As part of the SG50 celebration, Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society and its partners are organising a SG50 Harmony Swing (Zumba), as a prelude to Inter Racial Inter Religious Harmony Nite 2015. Participants will dance along to a medley of cross-cultural music.

Where: Nanyang Polytechnic, Sports Complex, 180 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 MRT: Yio Chu Kang When: Tomorrow, 4.30pm; registration starts at 2pm Admission: Free with registration Tel: 6337-1201 Info: Register at www.thkms.org.sg/harmonyswing2015.php. Online registration will close today at 5pm

THE AUDI DRIVING EXPERIENCE 2015

Drivers can experience first-hand the progressiveness, sportiness and sophistication of the Audi brand by getting behind the wheel of its range of models, including the newly launched Audi A6 range and Audi RS 6 Avant.

Where: Audi Driving Experience Centre, 9 Leng Kee Road MRT: Queenstown/Redhill When: Till Sun, 7.30am, 10.30am or 2.30pm Admission: $175 (myAudiworld member); $250 (non-myAudiworld member and non-Audi owners); $40 (non-driving accompanying participant) Tel: 6513-3674 Info: Register at www.audidrivingexperience.sg

PERSONALISE A COCA-COLA CAN AT THE 'SHARE A COKE' ROADSHOW

For every $10 spent on Coca-Cola trademark products, members of the public can present their proof of purchase at "Share a Coke" roadshows - which are taking place across Singapore from now till the end of August - and receive a personalised can of Coca-Cola.

Info: Updated locations and timings will be published on www.coca-cola.com.sg

YOUNG PARENTS FIESTA 2015

Enjoy three days of deals and family entertainment and meet the Minions. Grab a free goodie bag worth over $40 with every magazine purchase and enjoy fabulous gifts when you subscribe. Join the popular photo contest for babies, kids and mums-to-be and stand a chance to be featured in Young Parents magazine.

Where: United Square Atrium, United Square Shopping Mall, 101 Thomson Road MRT: Novena When: June 26 - 28, 11am - 9pm Admission: Free Info: www.youngparents.com.sg/fiesta2015 or www.facebook.com/youngparents

SDEA THEATRE ARTS CONFERENCE 2015

The biennial Singapore Drama Educators Association's Theatre Arts Conference returns with the theme Standing Still: Still Standing, which seeks to 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: June 26 - 28, 9.30am - 5pm Admission: $600 (3-Day Pass); $500 (2-Day Pass), $300 (1-Day Pass) Tel: 6345-6997 Info: E-mail conference@sdea.org.sg. Go to www.sdeatheatreartsconference.org

LAST CALL

THE LITTLE PRINCE IN THE DARK

Immerse yourself in the dream world of the Little Prince, interacting with 13 sculptures created by French artist Arnaud Nazare-Aga. This exhibition in the dark is complemented by an audio version of the story, which is available in English, Mandarin and French. The first edition of The Little Prince, with drawings in relief and text in Braille, is also presented

Where: Societe Generale Gallery, Alliance Francaise, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton When: Till tomorrow, 11am - 7pm (today); 11am - 5pm (tomorrow); Admission: Free Tel: 6737-8422 Info: www.alliancefrancaise.org.sg

LEADING LADIES: WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

This exhibition pays tribute to the women who were at the forefront of community service in Singapore from the mid-19th century.

Where: Stamford Gallery, Level 1, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/ Bras Basah/City Hall When: Till Sun, 10am - 6pm Admission: Free Tel: 6332-3659/6332-5642

COMPILED BY CALLYN CHOW & CHRIS TAN

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