Happenings - Films


Japanese Film Festival

With 31 screenings, this year's festival features a retrospective of acclaimed film-maker Suzuki Seijun. Other screenings include Hirokazu Koreeda's After The Storm (PG) and Gakuryu Ishii's Bitter Honey (M18).

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sept 18, various times ADMISSION: $13 (public), $12 (Singapore Film Society members), $10 (student, senior citizen & full-time national servicemen); some screenings are free INFO: Tickets from jpfilmfestival.com/jff2016


Mid-Autumn @ Gardens By The Bay

The Gardens come aglow every evening for two weeks with a display of elaborately handcrafted lantern sets. Other highlights include nightly performances, storytelling, cultural activities, craft booths and a food street.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow - Sept 18, 7 - 11pm ADMISSION: Free; charges apply for some activities INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg


The Foodpanda Scholarship

Applicants are required to recommend a marketing approach for foodpanda's online magazine. The scholarship, which comes with a cash prize of $3,000, will allow a tertiary student in Singapore to gain industry experience at the foodpanda head office.

INFO: Apply at www.foodpanda.sg/contents/scholarship by Sept 16. E-mail scholarship@foodpanda.sg


Moonstruck Odyssey @ Haw Par Villa

This night trail presents a quirky take on the age-old tale of rampaging suns and a lovely, lonely daughter of the moon.

WHERE: Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Road MRT: Haw Par Villa WHEN: Sept 16 - 18, 7 - 8pm, 8 - 9pm & 9 - 10pm ADMISSION: $15.50 INFO: Tickets from www.moveyourlife.co


Kids World Fair - Where Champions Grow

There will be health food tastings, free health checks and other activities and workshops. Suitable for young families with children aged three to 12.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Halls 401 - 403 MRT: Esplanade/Promenade WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 11am - 9pm; Sun, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.kidsworld.com.sg/kidsworldfair

Fun Learning Fiesta 2016

This event, which features workshops, games and exhibitions, is aimed at nurturing, educating and inculcating positive values in youth.

WHERE: *Scape Playspace, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Today - Sun, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.funlearning.sg

Paw Patrol: Ready For Action

The characters of the animated television series Paw Patrol go on a mission to save the Adventure Bay Talent Show in this live show.

WHERE: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Level 1 Atrium MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Tomorrow - Sept 11, 2 & 7pm (Tue - Fri); 1, 4 & 7pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: Free INFO: citysquaremall.com.sg

SSO Concerts For Children: Symphonic Sorcery - The Music Of Harry Potter

Enjoy the compositions of John Williams and Nicholas Hooper from the Harry Potter movies.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 & 4pm; Sun, 11am, 2 & 4pm ADMISSION: $28 & $35 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Art Explorers: The Net

View Singapore artist Teo Eng Seng's work, The Net: Most Definitely The Singapore River, and make your own paper sculpture inspired by it. Suitable for children aged five and above.

WHERE: Keppel Centre for Art Education, 1 St Andrew's Road, National Gallery Singapore MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sept 10 & 11, 11 - 11.30am & 1.30 - 2pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, e-mail claire.yang@nationalgallery.sg. Go to www.nationalgallery.sg

Little Star

This highly visual and interactive production with songs and minimal dialogue explores the wonders of the universe and the joy of rediscovering home and family. Suitable for children aged two to six.

WHERE: Alliance Francaise Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Till 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


Yellow Ribbon Prison Run Carnival

Learn how the community can make a difference to an inmate or ex-offender's journey towards rehabilitation, get a temporary tattoo and enjoy live performances by inmates from Changi Prison's Performing Arts Centre.

WHERE: Changi Prison Complex, 982 Upper Changi Road MRT: Changi Airport WHEN: Sun, 8.30am ADMISSION: Free TEL: 8487-1877 INFO: yellowribbonprisonrun.sg

22nd Ngee Ann City National Lion Dance Championships 2016

Singapore's top lion dance teams vie for the top spot. There will also be fringe performances such as a dragon dance and a show by the Jie Lin drumbeating troupe.

WHERE: Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, Civic Plaza (Outdoor), Level 1 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Mon - Sept 10, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ngeeanncity.com.sg

Millennial 20/20 Summit

Over 1,500 brands, companies, founders and start-ups gather to discuss the future of commerce in the millennial age in four key industry sectors: travel and hospitality, food and beverage, fitness and sport, and fashion and beauty.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Wed & Thu, 9am - 5pm ADMISSION: $800 (all-access pass) TEL: 6590-3960 INFO: E-mail team@millennial20-20.com. Tickets from bit.ly/2as3nLv

Comex 2016

The annual computer and IT exhibition returns with promotions for electronic and gaming gadgets.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Levels 3, 4 & 6 MRT: Esplande/Promenade WHEN: Thu - Sept 11, 11am - 9pm (Level 3); noon - 9pm (Levels 4 & 6) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.comexshow.com.sg

Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention

This event showcases pop culture from both the East and West. Get your hands on collectible toys and comic books, meet artists and attend talks.

WHERE: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Exhibition Halls E & F, Level B2 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sept 10 & 11, 10am - 8pm ADMISSION: $19 (one-day pass), $28 (two-day pass), $120 (VIP package, limited to 300 tickets) TEL: 6789-8800 INFO: www.singaporetgcc.com


Ghost On The Wire 2

This multi-disciplinary exhibition, curated by United Kingdom-based DEM Projects, examines the theme of mediated communication through the works of 18 Singapore and British artists such as Sarah Choo, Shubigi Rao and Ting Min-Wei.

WHERE: Chapel & Lower Gallery, 155 Middle Road, Objectifs MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 7pm & Sun, noon - 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg or www.facebook.com/objectifscentre

Compiled by Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

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