Happenings - Films


Arts@Our Tampines Hub: Cinema'Hood

Short films by award-winning Singaporean directors, including Anthony Chen and Sun Koh, will be screened. Part of Arts for All.

WHERE: Festive Plaza, Our Tampines Hub, 51 Tampines Avenue 4 MRT: Tampines WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: artsforall.sg or www.facebook.com/artsforall.sg

The Return (PG13)

This Singapore film is about a political detainee released after many years of imprisonment. He returns, an old man, to an uneasy reunion with his children. In English/Mandarin /Malay with English subtitles.

WHERE: Filmgarde Cineplex Bugis+, Level 5 Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till March 8, various times daily ADMISSION: $8.50 - $13 INFO: www.thereturn-movie.com or www.facebook.com/thereturn.sg. Tickets from tickets.fgcineplex.com.sg


Bird Watching Along The Southern Ridges

This tour will take participants through the Forest Walk and the Singing Forest.

WHERE: Mount Faber Park, Entrance of Henderson Waves, Henderson Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: March 18, 7.30 - 9.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


Read, Review And Win!

Calling all students aged 13 to 18. Join the #BuySingLit Flash Book Review Contest by submitting an original review of a Singapore book on Instagram and stand a chance to win more than $1,000 worth of prizes. This contest is held as part of the #BuySingLit project.

INFO: Submit your entry by Tue. For more information, go to www.buysinglit.sg


Heritage On The Hill Tour

Discover ancient artefacts and the changing face of Fort Canning, from the ancient 14th century to the colonial 19th century and beyond.

WHERE: The Meeting Point at the Roundabout, between Fort Canning Arts Centre & Hotel Fort Canning MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: March 4, 4 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


Rooster Cup Craft

Learn to recycle disposable paper cups by turning them into a colourful rooster cup.

WHERE: PIP's Playbox, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Till Tue, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

ACT 3 International Presents Crazy Classics With Sid Bowfin

This high-energy solo act by talented musician and comedian Sid Bowfin, a self-confessed "manic idiot violinist", promises plenty of hilarity. Suitable for children aged four and above.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, Level 5 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow - March 12, weekdays: 9am; Mon & March 2 , 10.45am; March 1, 9.45am; weekends: 10.30am & 2.30pm ADMISSION: $31 (weekdays), $41 (weekends) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.act3international.com.sg

Storytelling - Timmy & Tammy At Esplanade

Timmy & Tammy is a new series of books for preschoolers. At this book launch, join author Ruth Wan for a story-telling session, followed by a fun quiz with illustrator Eliz Ong. There is a colouring activity too.

WHERE: PIP's Playbox, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Playtime! 2017 - Rochee: The Friendliest Cockroach

Rochee is helpful and full of zest, but everyone treats the cockroach like a pest. One day, it meets a girl named Glenny and wants to be friends with her. It does not occur to her that Rochee is just being friendly. Watch the show and find out if they can become friends.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Till March 5 (daily shows except for Mon & Tue), weekend timings: tomorrow & Sun, 11am & 4pm; March 4, 4pm; March 5, 11am & 4pm; weekday timings: 9.30 & 11am ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Phonics Taster Session

This 90-minute introductory workshop by Jan & Elly English Language School is for parents and children who are new to phonics. It will include a one-hour taster class and complimentary assessments. Those interested in pursuing the programme further will enjoy a $50 registration waiver. 

WHERE: Jan & Elly branches MRT: Various WHEN: Tomorrow (Seletar Hills); March 4 (Bukit Timah); March 11 (Serangoon Garden), 6.30 - 8pm ADMISSION: $10 TEL: 6481-8892 INFO: To register, e-mail enquiry@jan-elly.com. Go to www.jan-elly.com

Cool Character Holiday Workshop

This workshop, which is suitable for children aged five to 10, teaches positive character traits such as honesty, responsibility and empathy.

WHERE: 206 Toa Payoh North MRT: Braddell WHEN: March 13, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $118 a person (early-bird holiday specials) or $188 for two TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: To register, call or go to www.KrystalCharm.com/Cool-Character-Workshop


Love @ The Gallery

The Poetry Festival (Singapore) will present a selection of love poems inspired by artworks. Featured poets include Edwin Thumboo, Jennifer Anne Champion and Harini Chutti, as well as three selected members of the public. Some readings will be accompanied by music and dance performances and the award-winning PsalmiDeo choir. There will also be a short discussion on love poetry.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore,   1 Saint Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nationalpoetryfestival.sg/upcoming-events

Travel Revolution 2017 - The Event

Besides scoring great discounts, visitors can also meet Mediacorp artistes who will speak about their upcoming trips to South Korea, Inner Mongolia, Alaska and Taiwan, as well as Africa and Nordic specialists at the i-Weekly Travel Discovery workshops.

WHERE: Expo Halls A and B, Level 1 Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - Sun, 11am - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.TravelRevolution.sg

Be You, Be Beautiful - Guardian Beauty Event

At this event by health and beauty retailer Guardian, there are free skin tests and analyses by professionals, sure-win lucky draws and free sample and product giveaways. Enjoy 20 per cent off all skincare essentials and redeem a beauty kit worth $80 by spending $80 or more on skincare products.

WHERE: Village Square, West Wing, Level 1 Waterway Point, 83 Punggol Central MRT: Punggol WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.guardian.com.sg

MediShield Life Roadshow

Hosted by celebrity Irene Ang, participants can learn about MediShield Life through interactive stations, trivia and games. Prizes and goodie bags are also up for grabs. WHERE: HDB Hub Mall, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 1800-222-3399

SUTD Open House 2017: Be Awed And Be Inspired To Build A Better World

Find out more about the unique design-centric curriculum of the Singapore University of Technology and Design and get a feel of what campus life is like through tours and sharing sessions with students and faculty members.

WHERE: Singapore University of Technology and Design, 8 Somapah Road MRT: Expo WHEN: March 4 & 5, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6303-6600 INFO: www.sutd.edu.sg/openhouse


In Appreciation...

The School of the Arts' music faculty celebrates the achievements of its 2016 Arts Excellence Programme students. The concert will feature works by composers such as Bach and Paganini, as well as compositions by student composers Rachel Leia Devadason, Deborah Tien Nien Ci and Ng Xin Ci.

WHERE: Sota Concert Hall, Level 2

School of the Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION: $12 (standard), $10 (students, senior citizens & national servicemen) TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com/events/detail/in-appreciation

Paradoxical Space: Gestural Abstraction

The works of South Korean artist Lee Kang Wook from his existing series, Invisible Space, and a new one, The Gesture, are on display.

WHERE: Gallery Huue, Level 2, 17 Mohamed Sultan Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till today, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6334-2805 INFO: www.galleryhuue.com

Yiruma Live In Singapore 2017

The Korean contemporary classical composer and pianist will perform a variety of songs, including his signature tunes and a few surprises.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $102 - $272 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Twilight Tales: Desmond Kon

Singaporean author Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde, co-winner of the Singapore Literature Prize for English Poetry last year for his collection, I Didn't Know Mani Was A Conceptualist, discusses his work. This #BuySingLit session is part of Twilight Tales, an ongoing series featuring Singaporean writers and hosted by friends and partners of The Book Council.

WHERE: That Spare Room @ The Fabulous Baker Boy, 70 River Valley Road MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow, 5 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, e-mail mabel@bookcouncil.sg. Go to www.bookcouncil.sg

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Ronald Kow

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe