Happenings - Films


Stories That Matter: Film Screenings

From environmental crises to personal stories, this line-up of documentary and fiction films gives insight into the narratives that impact our lives.

WHERE: 155 Middle Road, Chapel Gallery, Objectifs MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Tue - March 12, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration (entry by donation) TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: Register at storiesthatmatter.peatix.com. Go to tinyurl.com/glvvvjo


What's In My Mangrove?

Out of 73 true mangroves species worldwide, 22 can be found in Sungei Buloh. Join this morning walk to learn and identify mangrove trees and plants.

WHERE: Meet at Information Counter, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Kranji Way entrance), 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: March 12, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg by Tue


The Celebrity Sports Day

Singapore TV stars battle it out at this sports meet featuring activities such as captain's ball, basketball, 100m sprint and tug-of-war. Tay Ping Hui leads the Red Team and Kym Ng, the Blue Team.

WHERE: 5 Stadium Drive, Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Arena Hall 1 MRT: Stadium WHEN: March 12, 2.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: $10 (includes booking fees) TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: Tickets from www.sportshubtix.sg. All proceeds will go to NTUC Income OrangeAid in support of underprivileged children & youth of Singapore


Healing Garden Tour

Spread over 2.5ha , this garden is designed as a tranquil retreat. Join this tour to learn about medicinal plants traditionally used in South-east Asia.

WHERE: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Centre MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am (English) & 10am (Mandarin) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7361 INFO: Register 15 minutes before the tour starts. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg


Kind Character Holiday Workshop

A workshop to learn about integrity, responsibility, self-control and other good character traits, suitable for children aged 11 to 16.

WHERE: 11 Eunos Road 8, Lifelong Learning Institute MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: March 12, 9am - noon ADMISSION: School Holiday Specials: $98 a person or $178 for 2 persons TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: Register at tinyurl.com/zvhf4wo

Snoopy And Charlie Brown 3D Model-Making Workshop

Artist Jose Maya will teach basic 3D modelling concepts to participants, who will then attempt to create 3D Peanuts comic characters. Open to children aged 10 and older and adults.

WHERE: 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore Philatelic Museum MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: March 12, 10am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $45 a person INFO: Call 6513-7348 or e-mail Laura_Tan@nhb.gov.sg

The Big Kids World Workshop

Let your kids take part in free classes to try their hand at art, music, dance, taekwondo, soccer, rock climbing, golf, swimming and more.

WHERE: 1 Venture Avenue, Level 3 Big Box Singapore MRT: Jurong East WHEN: March 12 & 13, noon - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: Register at tinyurl.com/kidsworldworkshop registration

Playtime! - Bunny Finds The Right Stuff

This theatre production, adapted from the children's book, Bunny Finds The Right Stuff, is meant for children aged two to four. Directed by Daniel Jenkins.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Theatre Studio MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Till March 13, 9.30 & 11am ( Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri); 11am & 4pm (Sat & Sun). No shows on March 9 ADMISSION: $19 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Storytelling Sessions

Storyteller Kamini Ramachandran takes children on a journey through the Treasures Of The World exhibition with tales of magical creatures, gods and heroes.

Kids can take part in a craftwork session based on the stories.

WHERE: 93 Stamford Road, National Museum of Singapore MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: March 13 & 27, 1 & 3pm ADMISSION: Free for ticket-holders of the Treasures Of The World exhibition. Each ticket admits one adult and one child aged four to seven. Children must be accompanied by an adult TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: To register, e-mail nhb_nm_lectures@nhb.gov.sg


Natas Travel 2016

The Natas travel fair is back and packed with irresistible promotions and fun-filled activities. Many destinations and itineraries are on offer. Meet representatives from the various national tourism organisations to know more about the cultures, food and sights of their countries.

WHERE: 1 Expo Drive, Singapore Expo Hall 7, MRT: Expo WHEN: Today - Sun, 10am - 9.30pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6577-3151/6577-3152 INFO: www.natastravelfair.travel or www.facebook.com/NATAS.official

SUTD Open House 2016: Home Of Innovation

Students seeking a hands-on tertiary education experience can attend the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) open house to find out more.

WHERE: 8 Somapah Road, Singapore University of Technology and Design MRT: Expo WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 9.30am - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6909-6600 INFO: Register at www.sutd.edu.sg/openhouse

U Picnic: Space Odyssey

U Picnic, organised by NTUC, returns with an astronomy theme. There will be a show featuring space-themed music.

WHERE: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park River Plains, Grand Lawn 1 MRT: Bishan/Ang Mo Kio WHEN: March 12, 5 - 9pm ADMISSION: $20 for a family of five (NTUC member), $50 (non-NTUC member), free for children aged three & below INFO: Register at ufamily.org.sg/upicnic. Go to www.facebook.com/NTUCUFamily


Specialist Tour: 800,000 Years Of Design By Laura Miotto

This tour, conducted by Italian design director Laura Miotto, is held in conjunction with the Treasures Of The World exhibition by the British Museum. The collection shows how the form, beauty and significance of the objects humans use are constantly evolving.

WHERE: 93 Stamford Road, National Museum of Singapore MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 INFO: nationalmuseum.sg

Orchestra Of The Music Makers: Beethoven 9

The orchestra presents Eriks Esenvalds' cinematic Lakes Awake At Dawn, Richard Wagner's thrilling finale to Die Meistersinger and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The Queensland Festival Chorus and an international cast of soloists, including award-winning Singaporean soprano Janani Sridhar, will also perform.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $13 - $36 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SSO: Symphonie Fantastique

Ukrainian violinist Valeriy Sokolov returns to join eminent conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus in Brahms' technically demanding Concerto In D Major. The concert ends with Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, a symphonic tale of an artist's doomed love.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $79 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Singapore Creative Writing Residency Showcase: Object Lessons

Explore ways of materialising language with open-ended experimentation and play. The showcase consists of sculptures and installations by poets from the National University of Singapore who have been mentored by Ong Sze Yoong, last year's Singapore Creative Writing resident.

WHERE: 1 Old Parliament Lane, The Arts House, Film Gallery MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Till Mon, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: www.theartshouse.sg

Compiled by Callyn Chow, Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

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