Happenings - Films


Kids Flix: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (PG)

The Ninja Turtles battle the city's notorious criminals.

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 for children under 90cm tall TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Tickets from www.gv.com.sg


Orchid Extravaganza Floral Display

Designed by Singaporean garden landscape designer Alan Tan, the Orchid Extravaganza features more than 200 orchid species and hybrids.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Flower Dome MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Aug 28, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Usual charges to Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

What's In My Mangrove?

Mangrove forests are living borders of fresh water and salt water. Out of 73 true mangrove species worldwide, 22 can be found in Sungei Buloh. Find out more on this morning walk.

WHERE: Meet at Information Counter, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre (Kranji Way entrance) MRT: Kranji WHEN: Aug 20, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Tue or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


Miss Universe Singapore 2016

Registration for the beauty pageant is open to women aged 18 to 27. The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

INFO: Register at www.missunivers singapore.com.sg by Wed


Night Heritage Tour

In this night tour of Fort Canning, find out about the stories and legends that shroud the Forbidden Hill.

WHERE: Meet at Stamford Green, bottom of the outdoor escalator beside National Museum of Singapore MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Aug 19, 20 or 26, 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Sun for Aug 19 & 20 sessions and on Aug 21 for the Aug 26 session or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


PLAYtime! - The Bird Who Was Afraid Of Heights Directed By Ian Loy

Theatre, music and puppetry come together in this performance for children aged two to four. Meet Eddie, a mynah who lives behind an abandoned old house with Matt the rat, his only friend.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today - Aug 28, 9.30 & 11am (Tue - Fri) , 11am & 4pm (Sat & Sun). No shows on Mon ADMISSION: $19 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Tales From Our Shores

Master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran narrates Singapore folktales, inspired by selected paintings from the DBS Singapore Gallery. Recommended for children aged four and older. Part of the National Gallery's Stories In Art programming.

WHERE: Keppel Centre for Art Education at the National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 3.30 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: E-mail elaine.chan@nationalgallery.sg with your name & contact number to register

Dr. Seuss Storytelling! - Storytime By MoonShadow Stories

This wacky storytelling session features selected books by the renowned children's author, Dr. Seuss, such as The Cat In The Hat. Suitable for children aged four to seven.

WHERE: Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, level 2 MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 12.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.moonshadowstories.com

Little Star

This highly visual and interactive production - with wonderful tunes and minimal dialogue - explores the wonders of the universe and the joy of re-discovering home and family. Suitable for children aged two to six.

WHERE: Alliance Francaise Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Wed - Sept 11, 10am (Mon - Wed); 10am & 2.30pm (Thu & Fri); 10.30am & 2.30pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $35 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


The Expat's Weekender Fair

This fair showcases handmade and limited-edition goods by some of the best vendors in art, craft, food and design.

WHERE: PasarBella@The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Bukit Timah MRT: Holland Village/Farrer Road WHEN: Today - Sun, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.theexpatfairs.com

R-AEDi Roadshow At Westgate Courtyard

The two-day roadshow by the Singapore Heart Foundation aims to increase awareness of the R-AEDi (Registry for Automated External Defibrillator Integration) project and encourage people to learn more about CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and the AED (Automated External Defibrillator). It is a chance to find out more about the myResponder mobile app. Other highlights include a CPR challenge, CPR skit, lucky draw, children's activities and freebies.

WHERE: Westgate Courtyard, 3 Gateway Drive MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Today - Sun, 10am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6354-9364 INFO: www.raedi.sg

WE Are A Nation Pop-up

In celebration of Singapore's 51st birthday and 50 years of Singapore-Japan diplomatic relations, Alfie Leong's Workshop Element returns with its latest pop-up store, WE Are A Nation, featuring more than 40 curated local and international fashion, lifestyle and home furnishing brands.

WHERE: Isetan Orchard, 435 Orchard Road, Wisma Atria, L1 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Aug 21, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/Workshop.Element

Interactive Activities At Kinokuniya Liang Court: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2…

Enjoy two spell-binding afternoons of storytelling and fun activities related to the Harry Potter book series.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Liang Court, 177 River Valley Road, 03-50 MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow & Aug 28, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-1300 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


In Singapore's first festival celebrating social enterprises, more than 40 of them will showcase their products and services and introduce Singaporeans to doing good. Over two days, people can visit a pop-up market, attend workshops and watch live performances.

WHERE: Day 1 - Festival: Timbre+, JTC LaunchPad & ACE Ideation Centre MRT: one-north WHEN: Aug 20, 10am - 8pm WHERE: Day 2 - Learning Journeys: social enterprises islandwide MRT: Various WHEN: Aug 21, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Admission to the festival is free. Some workshops & learning journeys are ticketed & require online registration INFO: For more information & registration details, go to www.facebook.com/raisesingapore or www.festivalforgood.sg


Stories From An Island City By The Teng Ensemble

Ten Singaporean stories are told through music, film and dance in this special presentation directed by Singapore theatre icon Glen Goei. Familiar motifs from Singapore's heritage songs such as Chan Mali Chan, Di Tanjong Katong and Munnaeru Vaalibaa feature in the ensemble's original pieces, written by New York-based composer Chow Jun Yi in collaboration with Singapore music arranger Huang Peh Linde.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $19 - $41 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Portraits Of Reminiscence: Solo Exhibition By Chan Chang How

Chan Chang How is a second-generation Singaporean artist who is well versed in watercolour, oil, mixed medium and Chinese ink painting. His latest exhibition features 26 watercolour pieces done in the last decade, comprising old and new Singapore street scenes, vanishing trades and sights from his trips to Bali and Nepal.

WHERE: AC43 Gallery, 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, 02-43 MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-0446 INFO: www.facebook.com/ac43gallery

Art And Alchemy: Chieu Shuey Fook

A second-generation artist and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts alumnus, Chieu was influenced by pioneer artist and teacher Cheong Soo Pieng. This exhibition showcases more than 60 works (photo) featuring a selection of Chieu's batik works, zinc etchings, metal reliefs as well as an original painted vintage car, a 1961 Morris Minor.

WHERE: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2, 80 Bencoolen Street, Nafa Campus 1 MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: For inquiries, e-mail artgalleries@nafa.edu.sg. Go to www.nafa.edu.sg/events

Monkey Business

Artists Justin Loke and Samuel Chen showcase ink paintings that pay homage to the late Singapore artist Chen Wen Hsi's well-known Gibbon series, which features human-like gibbons engaging in human activities such as gambling, drinking, fighting and commuting to work.

WHERE:Chan Hampe Galleries, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, 01-21 MRT: City Hall WHEN:Till Sun, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: FreeTEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhampegalleries.com

How To Disappear Into A Rainbow By Dawn Ng

The Singaporean artist's installation transforms the Aloft space at Hermes' Liat Towers store into a kaleidoscopic labyrinth of shades.

WHERE: Aloft at Hermes, 541 Orchard Road, Liat TowersMRT: Orchard WHEN:Till Sun, 10.30am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/chanhampegalleries

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Ronald Kow

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