Happenings - Films


Singapore Minstrel (PG)

This documentary by Singapore film-maker Ng Xi Jie takes a look at the bohemian world of busker Roy Payamal.

WHERE: The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Tower, Level 5 MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Sun, 5.30pm & Sept 3, 5.50pm ADMISSION: $13 (standard), $11 (concession) INFO: theprojector.sg

Asian Restored Classics

This specially curated programme by the Asian Film Archive showcases restored Asian masterpieces. The films featured are Ran (Japan), Gado Gado (Singapore), Kakabakaba Kaba (Philippines), A Better Tomorrow (Hong Kong), Tosuni: The Birth Of Happiness (South Korea) & Charulata (India).

WHERE: Capitol Theatre, 11 Stamford Road, Capitol Piazza MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, 8pm (today), 3 & 8pm (tomorrow), 2 & 5pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $18, concessions available TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

8th Love & Pride Film Festival (R21)

Curated by the Singapore Film Society (SFS), Golden Village's festival features movies such as Closet Monster (Canada), From Afar (Venezuela), The Summer Of Sangaile (Lithuania) and First Girl I Loved (United States).

WHERE: GV Suntec City & GV Grand, Great World City MRT: City Hall/ Orchard WHEN: Till Wed, various times ADMISSION: Today - Sun, $13 (GV Movie Club SFS members) & $15 (public); closing night on Wed: $15 (GV Movie Club/SFS members ) & $17 (public) TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: www.gv.com.sg


Project IsLand-A-Hand

This is a unique volunteering opportunity for nature enthusiasts to learn how to protect natural biodiversity and be advocates for sustainability. Suitable for youth aged 14 and older.

WHERE: Report at Outward Bound Reception Centre, 22 Punggol Road MRT: Buangkok WHEN: Sept 3, 8am - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes at noon on Mon or when full. Go to bit.ly/PIAH-Sep2016


Sara Goes Back In Time (A Storytelling Cum Guided Tour)

Join Sara the Botanicosaurus as she explores the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Participants will go on a guided tour of the Heritage Museum and Heritage Core of the Gardens. Suitable for children aged seven to 12.

WHERE: Botany Centre, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sept 3, 10 - 11am ADMISSION: $6 a child & $6 each accompanying adult TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Jack And The Beanstalk

Performed by Lyngo Theatre, a United Kingdom-based Children's Theatre company, this stage adaptation of the classic fairy tale is suitable for children aged three to eight.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Level 5 MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Sept 6 - 18, 10am (weekday), 10.30am & 2.30pm (weekend & public holiday) ADMISSION: Weekday: $31 (standard); weekend & public holiday: $41 (standard), $50 (includes a 30-minute backstage tour, subject to a maximum of 12 persons) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Picnic Under The Planets

Witness the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter and watch as the two planets move close to each other. This will be followed by the viewing of the planet Saturn. There will also be other activities and performances.

WHERE: Science Centre Singapore (Lakeside at Omni Theatre), 15 Science Centre Road MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.science.edu.sg

CPF Retirement Planning Roadshow

Find out more about your CPF savings at this roadshow. There will be virtual reality booths and retirement planning talks, among other activities.

WHERE: Suntec City West Atrium, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/Promenade WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free; registration needed for talks (spaces are limited) INFO: Register at www.cpf-bigrchat.sg

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

Enjoy two spellbinding afternoons of storytelling and fun activities revolving around the book series.

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

Go Market

Get handmade crafts and jewellery, stationery, books, art, pottery and more at the inaugural edition of Maya Gallery's art and design flea market.

WHERE: Maya Gallery, 62 Ubi Road 1, Oxley Bizhub 2, 01-21 MRT: Tai Seng WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6291-1760 INFO: www.mayagallery.com.sg

Colourful Living

This furniture and renovation exhibition offers a mix of solutions and services for the home.

WHERE: Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Drive, Hall 6 MRT: Expo WHEN: Tomorrow - Sept 4, noon - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: myhomeinternational.com.sg


Singapore Night Festival

The Bras Basah.Bugis precinct will come alive with unconventional light art installations, immersive activities and roving street performances by Singaporean and international artists.

WHERE: Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct MRT: Various WHEN:Today & tomorrow, 7.30pm - 2am ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nightfest.sg or www.facebook.com/brasbasahbugis

Zao Wou-Ki: No Boundaries

On loan from a private collection, the selection of lithographs, ink works, watercolours and paintings highlights the French-Chinese abstract painter's creativity.

WHERE: Singapore Tyler Print Institute, 41 Robertson Quay MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Tomorrow, 9am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-3663 INFO: www.stpi.com.sg

Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas

This exhibition comprises contemporary artworks by 11 artists and artist collectives from Singapore, Australia, Pakistan and around the region.

WHERE: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road MRT: Bras Basah/ Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today, 10am - 9pm, tomorrow & Sun, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free for Singaporeans & permanent residents; foreigners: $10 (adults), $5 (students & senior citizens aged 60 & above), free for children under six; free admission every Fri from 6 - 9pm & on open house days TEL: 6589-9580 INFO: www.singaporeartmuseum.sg

Memories Of China

Artists Chen Junde, Guan Puxue, Mao Yigang, Song Huimin, Wang Keju, Weng Kaixuan and Wang Lu explore the resurgence of art in China after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). The artists, who were born close to or during that period, convey their perceptions of China and its art through their landscape paintings.

WHERE: Element Art Space, 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 02-13 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Wed, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6883-2001 INFO: www.elementartspace.com

Compiled by Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 26, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Subscribe