Happenings - Films

At the National Museum of Singapore’s Masak Masak exhibition, an installation encourages children to match the correct strings to communicate through tin-can telephones.
At the National Museum of Singapore’s Masak Masak exhibition, an installation encourages children to match the correct strings to communicate through tin-can telephones. ST PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR


Loving The Silent Tears: The Musical - Movie Screening

This musical takes a journey to 16 countries across six continents to tell a touching story about humanity's search for inner peace and happiness. Directed by Tony award nominee Vincent Paterson (Michael Jackson and Madonna's world tours) and choreographed by Emmy winner Bonnie Story (High School Musical 1, 2, 3).

WHERE: Golden Village GVMax @ VivoCity, 02-30 & 03-04, 1 HarbourFront Walk MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: $11 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg

Mums & Babies: Disney's Frozen Sing-A-Long (G)

Belt out Elsa and Anna's hit songs with your little ones. Diaper tables with wet wipes and baby lotion are provided in the cinema halls.

WHERE: GV Plaza, GV Tampines, GV Bishan, GV Jurong Point, GV Yishun, GV Katong, GV City Square & GV Grand, Great World City MRT: Various WHEN: Mon, 11am (GV Plaza, GV Tampines); 11.30am (GV Bishan, GV Jurong Point); noon (GV Yishun, GV Katong, GV City Square & GV Grand, Great World City) ADMISSION: $6, free for babies & kids under 90cm tall TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Tickets from www.gv.com.sg. Go to www.gv.com.sg/GVMovies


Co-op Hot Shots 2015 - Make A Difference

The Singapore National Co-operative Federation photography contest, in its fourth edition, introduces a new Instagram category. This year's theme is Make A Difference. Submit photos online to win cash prizes totalling more than $5,000.

INFO: There are four categories: Local Open, Local Youth (12 - 35 years old), International & Instagram. Submit your photos by Aug 7 to events.sncf.org.sg/hotshots


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 its 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 Sat till next month, 9 & 11am, 3 & 5pm ADMISSION: $20 a person, redeemable at the Raffles Gift Shop & all hotel-operated food & beverage outlets TEL: 6337-1886 INFO: To register, e-mail nhb_national monuments@nhb.gov.sg. Go to raffles.com/singapore/offers/sg50


Action For Singapore Dogs: A-Dog-Tion

Drive About 40 dogs will be at the adoption drive.

WHERE: The Pantry, 75E Loewen Road MRT: Farrer Road WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6474-0441 INFO: facebook.com/thepantry.sg or facebook.com/asdsingapore

Gentle Paws Rehoming Drive + Flea Market

The Gentle Paws And Friends dog shelter has HDB-approved mongrels older than nine months for adoption. The $150 adoption fee will be waived. There will also be a sponsored obedience training course worth $250 for the first five dogs adopted.

WHERE: Sunny Heights, 110 Turf Club Road MRT: Holland Village WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 8126-3950 (WhatsApp only) INFO: E-mail farmwaylove@gmail.com


Storytelling Sessions By The Speak Mandarin Campaign: Growing Up With Lee Kuan Yew

Learn more about the growing-up years of the late founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew from Mrs Josephine Teo, adviser to the Bishan-Toa Payoh Grassroots Organisation. For children aged four to eight years old. The session will be conducted in Mandarin.

WHERE: Programme Zone, 01-01 Bishan Public Library, 5 Bishan Place MRT: Bishan WHEN: Tomorrow, 2.30 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary or e-mail NHB_Speak Mandarin@nhb.gov.sg

The Library Hop - Making Singapore's Heritage A Focus In Theatre For The Young

ACT 3 International's theatre outreach initiative aims to engage more young audiences in the community through libraries. It will perform Through Our Looking Glass, inspired by the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's well-known books, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.

WHERE: Playhouse, Tampines Regional Library, Level 1, 31 Tampines Avenue 7 MRT: Tampines WHEN: Tomorrow, noon WHERE:: Jurong West Public Library, Level 3, Children's Section, 60 Jurong West Central 3 MRT: Boon Lay WHEN: Sun, noon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3255

The Ugly Duckling (In Mandarin)

Told through song and puppetry, this play is a retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic about a little duckling who looks different. Teased and ridiculed, Ugly runs away from the farm and meets a host of colourful characters, before discovering that he is not a duckling.

WHERE: DBS Arts Centre Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre, Robertson Quay, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Aug 1, 10am (Mon - Fri); 11am & 2pm (Sat) ADMISSION: $25 & $28 (weekday), $35 & $38 (weekend) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Lion Prince - Quest For Singapura

Join The Polliwogians on a journey back in time where they encounter the ancient Prince, Sang Nila Utama. Suitable for children aged three and older.

WHERE: NTUC Auditorium level 7, 1 Marina Boulevard MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Aug 1 & 2, 11am & 3pm ADMISSION: $37, $40 TEL: 3152-9333 INFO: Tickets from www.globaltickets.sg/the-lion-prince

Children's Season: Masak Masak 2015

Children's Season at the National Museum of Singapore returns with fun-filled activities, playgrounds, interactive installations, performances and film screenings. Suitable for children aged three to seven.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Aug 10, 10am - 6pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg


Travel Revolution 2015

This travel fair features 56 travel agencies, tour operators, airlines, cruises, car rental companies, tourism organisations, 13 travel-related vendors and eight banks.

WHERE: Marina Bay Sands B2 Expo Halls D - F, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - Sun, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.TravelRevolution.sg

Art Day Out!

Visitors can explore the galleries' new shows and programmes. Red Baron cafe and bar will host a festival craft market, offering gourmet burgers and craft beers. Visitors can take part in two works-in-progress: ride a bike with a recording device around the Barracks as part of a project by Bani Haykal; and throw plates for Catharsis, a participatory performance art piece by Indonesian artist Syagini Ratna Wulan.

WHERE: Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.gillmanbarracks.com

Interactive Activities At Kinokuniya Liang Court: Games We Play!

Get a taste of the good old days by playing traditional Singapore and Japanese games.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Liang Court, 03-50, 177 River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-1300 INFO: www.kinokuniya. com.sg

YMCA Proms @ The Park

An annual event by the YMCA of Singapore to bring cheer to the less privileged and encourage corporations to give back to society. Members of the public are welcome to join this carnival-like event of music and games, while having a picnic with family and friends.

WHERE: Supertree Grove & The Colonnade, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

Singapore Cancer Society Women's Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign 2015

The Singapore Cancer Society will offer free pap smear screenings to female Singaporeans and permanent residents aged between 25 and 69 at 155 partner GP clinics islandwide till July 31.

INFO: To make an appointment, call 6499-9133 (Mon - Fri, 8.30am - 6pm) or e-mail cs_appointment@singapore cancersociety.org.sg. Go to www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg/

My Home Grand Furniture & Reno Expo 2015

Enjoy special offers and discounts on home furniture products and more. There is a grand lucky draw with more than $20,000 cash, as well as other prizes, including tickets for The LKY Musical.

WHERE: Singapore Expo Hall 6, 1 Expo Drive MRT: Expo WHEN: Tomorrow - Aug 2, noon - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: myhomeinternational.com.sg

Law Awareness Week 2015

The Law Society of Singapore is teaming up with Community Development Councils and various community organisations to host this inaugural event. The event, on till Sunday, will cover a spectrum of legal issues. All talks are free.

INFO: For the programme schedule, go to www.lawsociety.org.sg/Event/LawAwareness2015


Symphonic Gifts

The Singapore National Youth Orchestra and the Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra will come together in a joint concert to celebrate the nation's Golden Jubilee. Singapore violinist Siow Lee Chin will perform Kam Kee Yong's Kuang Xiang Qu For Solo Violin And Orchestra. The two conductors, Leonard Tan and Quek Ling Kiong, will lead the two orchestras to present Symphonic Gifts - musical suites ranging from traditional and modern to East-West fusion compositions.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $11 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Jaime Wong @ The Company Of Cats

Jaime Wong will perform her acoustic folk tunes as 11 rescued kittens roam among the audience in Chinatown's first cat cafe.

WHERE: The Company of Cats, 6B Mosque Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Today, 8 - 10pm ADMISSION: $16, including two hours in the cat room TEL: 6220-3835 INFO: Tickets from www.peatix.com

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI24C'. Print Edition | Subscribe