Happenings - Films

Watch light shows at Gardens by the Bay.
Watch light shows at Gardens by the Bay. PHOTO: GARDENS BY THE BAY


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Four short films by School of the Arts students that were produced as part of their International Baccalaureate Diploma submission as well as works produced independently and during their overseas study trip to Taipei last year. A post­screening dialogue will be held after the screening of all short films at each session.

WHERE: The Projector @ Golden Mile Tower, Golden Mile Tower, 05-00, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway/Lavender WHEN: Mon, 6.30 & 8pm ADMISSION: $10 a session TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: sota.eventclique.com


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 through a floral showcase by award-winning Singaporean landscape architect Damian Tang. More than 8,000 orchid plants feature in his designs.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sept 13, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free (admission charges to Cooled Conservatories apply) TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: Singapore residents enjoy half- price tickets to the conservatories from Aug 7 - 10. Singapore senior citizens (aged 60 and above) enjoy free admission to conservatories till Aug 31. Tourist promotion - one child enters free with every two Adult Standard Double Conservatories tickets purchased. Guests have to print out the offer from Singapore Tourism Board's Golden Jubilee page to enjoy the promotion. Go to www.gardensbythebay.com.sg


Co-op Hot Shots 2015 - Make A Difference

The Singapore National Cooperative 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 of 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

HFC Kids Star Search

HarbourFront Centre is on the hunt for children aged between five and 10 to join the HFC Kids Star Search.

INFO: Register by Aug 16. Go to www.harbourfrontcentre.com.sg


Healing Garden Tour

The Healing Garden showcases more than 400 varieties of plants that are used medicinally. The display is laid out thematically, relating to component parts of the body such as the head and the respiratory and reproductive systems.

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

Raffles Walk Of Fame

These 45-minute walking 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


Light Up Your Life Run

Categories in the run include the individual 5 and 10km run, as well as a 2km dog walk (accompanied by owner). Funds raised will go to Save Our Street Dogs and Assisi Hospice.

WHERE: East Coast ParkMRT: Eunos WHEN:Oct 3, 5 - 11pm ADMISSION: $40 (2km dog walk, one person & one dog); $55 (5 & 10km); $200 (group of four people) INFO:$10 for every additional person or dog (capped at three people and two dogs). Register at www.lightup yourliferun.com by Aug 16


A Phonics Mini-Me Series

Instil a love of reading in your preschooler at this workshop, which consists of games and storytelling. There will be free reading assessments for your child if you want to find out what level he is at.

WHERE: 03-07 Chillax Market @ The Grandstand, 200 Turf Cub Road MRT: Dover WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: $5 a child TEL: 6463-0128 INFO: Register at chillax.peatix.com or go to www.facebook.com/ChillaxMarket

The Lion Prince - Quest For Singapura

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

WHERE: NTUC Auditorium level 7, 1 Marina Boulevard MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 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


President's Challenge Volunteer Drive Event - Let's Carnival

Join Bishan residents in celebrating Singapore's Golden Jubilee at this carnival featuring food and game stalls, exhibitions and workshops, as well as stage performances. Organised by Adam Road Presbyterian Church with the support of Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School and volunteers from The Boys' Brigade and Girls' Brigade Singapore.

WHERE: Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School, 10 Bishan Street 13 MRT: Bishan WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 4pm ADMISSION: $2 a person TEL: 6466-0119/6259-4720 INFO: Register at Bishan Community Club. Go to www.arpc.sg

Pedestrian Night On Orchard Road

Orchard Road will be transformed into a sea of red and white at this party filled with performances, shopping deals and giveaways. The Pioneer Portraits initiative will also be launched, featuring artworks that celebrate Singapore's history and individuals.

WHERE: Orchard Road stretch from Scotts and Paterson roads junction to Bideford Road junction MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 - 11pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/ orchardroad.sg or www.orchardroad.org

Book A Date With library@chinatown

Join this event at library@chinatown that will be filled with activities related to Chinese arts and culture, such as tea appreciation, calligraphy and storytelling sessions using bamboo clappers.

WHERE: 04-12 Programme Zone in library@chinatown, Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: E-mail helpdesk@library.nlb. gov.sg. Go to www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Hwa Chong Homecoming 2015

Hwa Chong alumni will share how their time at their alma mater shaped them at the inaugural Hwa Chong Alumni Homecoming event. Enjoy food stalls set up by alumni-linked businesses such as Jumbo Seafood, play funfair games and go on a nostalgic campus tour. This event is only for alumni and students of the Hwa Chong Family.

WHERE: Building next to Hwa Chong Swimming Pool at 681 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Farrer Road WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6466-4180 INFO: www.hcalumni.sg

My Home Grand Furniture & Reno Expo 2015

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

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

SPH Red Apple Day

Share the gift of life with those in need at this blood donation drive.

WHERE: SPH News Centre, Auditorium, 1000 Toa Payoh North MRT: Braddell WHEN: Tue, noon - 5 pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.bit.ly/givebloodsavelives

Sub Zero Party On Ice

Enjoy live performances by top DJ names in house, hip-hop and electronic dance music, such as Inquisitive, Tinc, DJ Tang and DJ Eclipse.

WHERE: Level 3 The Rink at JCube, 2 Jurong East Central 1 MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Aug 7 - 9, 9.45pm till late ADMISSION: $25 (for tickets bought by today), $28 (standard) INFO: No admission for those under 18 years old. Go to www.therink.sg/promotions

Celebrate And Appreciate The Heroes In Your Life With FairPrice!

Check out a five-tier interactive birthday cake display dedicated to Singapore and view a 53m-tall digital wall that is made up of story-filled scrolls with dedications to heroes from all walks of life. Make your dedications and submit them via the hashtag #fortheheroesinourlives on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or at www.thatsmyfairprice.com.sg.

WHERE: CityLink Atrium Space MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Aug 11, 10am - 10pm daily WHERE: FairPrice Hub, 1 Joo Koon Circle MRT: Joo Koon WHEN: Aug 13 - Sept 13, 10am - 9pm (Mon - Fri) & 9am - 9.30pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: Free INFO: Deadline is Sept 13. Go to www.thatsmyfairprice.com.sg

Celebrate Singapore's Golden Jubilee At AMK Hub!

AMK Hub celebrates Singapore's Golden Jubilee. Shoppers can look forward to SG50 specials with more than $25,000 worth of vouchers to be won and $50 special buys.

WHERE: AMK Hub, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Till Aug 16, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6753-9000 INFO: www.amkhub.com.sg


SSO: Nielsen's Espansiva Symphony

To commemorate the 150th birth anniversaries of Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen, award-winning violinist Ning Feng returns to perform Sibelius' dark and intense Concerto In D Minor with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of music director Shui Lan. The concert opens with Finlandia, one of Finland's key national songs. Nielsen's Espansiva Symphony will be featured in the second half of the concert.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $78 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

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. Teased and ridiculed for looking different, 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 tomorrow, 10am (today); 11am & 2pm (tomorrow) ADMISSION: $25 & $28 (weekday), $35 & $38 (weekend) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


This show is a collection of monologues about two women at different stages of their lives. Written and directed by Kwok Li Ren, they tell of an obsession over men who button up their shirts and include a discussion about armpits. Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles.

WHERE: Centre 42, 42 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, 8pm (today & tomorrow) & 3pm (tomorrow & Sun ) ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Chris Tan The listings on this page are free.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 31, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI31C'. Print Edition | Subscribe