Happenings - Films


Painting With Light: Southeast Asian Film Series

This series features a pair of films with a common thread. In Harimau Tjampa (Tiger From Tjampa), a son is out to avenge his father's murder, and in Tabula Rasa, a young man finds his dreams of playing professional football shattered when he is injured. Both films are from Indonesia.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore Auditorium, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm (Harimau Tjampa) & Sun, 3pm (Tabula Rasa) ADMISSION: $11 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

1987: Untracing The Conspiracy (R21)

The focus of this documentary is on ex-detainees and political exiles arrested in 1987 by Singapore's Internal Security Department and accused of being involved in a Marxist conspiracy. There will be a post-screening talk with ex-detainees and director Jason Soo.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Tue, 8pm ADMISSION: $13 (standard), $11 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg

In Utero

This documentary examines the environmental impact on pregnancy and its lasting imprint on human development, human behaviour and the state of the world.

WHERE: Civil Service Club, Level 3 Auditorium, 60 Tessensohn Road MRT: Boon Keng/Farrer Park WHEN: Oct 8, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $26.88 INFO: Tickets from eventbrite.sg

Kids Flix: The BFG (PG)

Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. This is director Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's book.

WHERE: GV cineplexes MRT: Various WHEN: Oct 8, 11am (GV Bishan, GV Plaza, GV City Square, GV Suntec City, GV Jurong Point & GV Tampines), 11.30am (GV Katong, GV Yishun, & GV Grand Great World City) ADMISSION: $6 (free admission for babies & toddlers below 90cm in height) TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Tickets from www.gv.com.sg


Tribal Tempo

This South African-themed floral display features a rich and unique world of plant life.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Oct 30, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Entry fee to the conservatories applies TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg


O'Coffee Club's Waffle Stacker Buddy Challenge

Form a team of two and eat the Waffle Stacker in six minutes or less and the waffle will be free. The 10 fastest teams will be invited to take part in the finals on Oct 30. Participants must be aged 18 and older.

INFO: Register at tinyurl.com/WaffleStacker-BuddyChallenge by Oct 16


Sculpture Tour

Explore and discover the stories behind some of the sculptures found around Fort Canning Park in this guided tour.

WHERE: Fort Canning Park (bottom of outdoor escalator beside National Museum Singapore), River Valley Road MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Oct 15, 4 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Oct 9 or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


Saturdays@ACM: All Lit Up!

Create a flower garland, make rangoli art with designs inspired by objects in the museum and dress up in Indian costumes at this Deepavali-themed event. The first 250 children to visit will receive a small souvenir.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: acm.org.sg

Halloween Special: Monster House (PG)

This animated children's horror film is about a house that is more than it seems.

WHERE: Programme Room, Sembawang Public Library, 05-01 Sun Plaza, 30 Sembawang Drive MRT: Sembawang WHEN: Sun, 2 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Heart A Bear Family Heartival

This carnival features a series of challenges and adventure activities for the family.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay East, 11 Rhu Cross MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 8am - 10pm & Sun, 8am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.heartabearsg.com

Draw Me Love Me Activity Booth

Create paintings on the themes of cross-cultural acceptance, respect and kindness. Selected artworks may be shown at The International Museum of Children's Art in Norway. Suitable for children aged seven to 12.

WHERE: Exhibition Area, Jurong West Public Library, 60 Jurong West Central 3, 01-03 MRT: Boon Lay WHEN: Oct 7, noon - 2pm & 3 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail arts@nlb.gov.sg. Go to www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


Pasar Malam Block Party

Brands such as Kitsune, Pubumesu, Baggu, Jujumade and Nomess will be on sale at this night market-cum-party.

WHERE: Gallery & Co Outdoor Bar, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today, 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg

Celebrate International Translation Day!

Mark International Translation Day with the launch of the special Singapore edition of the international literature magazine Words Without Borders, which will include never-before-seen translations of works by writers such as Kanagalatha and Wong Koi Tet. Part of TranslateSingapore 2016.

WHERE: Auditorium, National Gallery, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at ptix.co/2c8a48C. Go to www.selectcentre.org

Study In Europe Education Fair

This fair aims to inform students, researchers and academics in Singapore about educational opportunities in Europe.

WHERE: Exhibition Hall, Level 5 Peninsula Excelsior Hotel, 5 Coleman Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6576-0114 INFO: www.europe.sg


Savour exotic cuisines from around the world and sign up for cooking and tasting masterclasses and more at this event.

WHERE: CulinaryOn, 04-63, Tower 2, One Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 11pm & Sun, 11.30am - 9pm ADMISSION: $15 (one day), $25 (both days); masterclass fees not included INFO: Register at gastro-a-fair.com

Resorts World Sentosa Oktoberfest

The local version of the world's largest beer festival features food prepared by celebrity chefs, entertainment and limited-edition beer.

WHERE: Resorts World Sentosa Festive Walk, Level 1, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm - 2am ADMISSION: $78 (standard), $68 (corporate & RWS Invites members), $750 (party of eight), $688 (RWS Invites members party of eight) INFO: Tickets from www.rwsentosa.com/oktoberfest

World Hospice & Palliative Care Day: Journeying With You

The needs and concerns of patients with life-limiting illnesses and their caregivers will be discussed in a series of talks and activities.

WHERE: B1 Auditorium, HDB Hub, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Oct 8, 9.30am - noon (Mandarin), 2 - 5pm (English) ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6359-6420 INFO: Register at bit.ly/whpc2016

Hush. Gives Time.

This social movement aims to bring together the worlds of the hearing and the deaf with a cup of tea. A fringe event of Archifest 2016.

WHERE: VegCafe, 73 Circular Road MRT: Clarke Quay/Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 8, 2 - 3.30pm & 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: $48 INFO: Register at hushgivestime.peatix.com

Franchising & Licensing Asia (FLAsia) This event encourages brand owners to enter new markets, expand their global footprint and explore new business horizons. Brands such as Old Chang Kee and Ya Kun are among the participants.

WHERE: Exhibition Hall B, Level 1 Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Oct 13 & 14, 10.30am - 6.30pm; Oct 15, 10.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at franchiselicenseasia.com by Oct 10


Kings And Queens Of Comedy Asia 7 (M18)

Six comedians will perform at this comedy festival, including India's Vir Das and Briton Shazia Mirza.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $41 - $112 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Sunidhi Chauhan

This Bollywood playback singer has more than 2,000 numbers to her credit, including Kamli (Dhoom 3) and Mere Sang (New York).

WHERE: Halls 601 - 604, Level 6 Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/ Promenade WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $79 - $229 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Compiled by Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

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