Happenings - Films


Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (PG)

This stop-motion-animated musical fantasy is about Victor, who accidentally puts his wedding ring on a murdered girl while practising his vows in the woods. The girl returns as a zombie and insists that she is now his lawfully wedded wife.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Queenstown Public Library, 53 Margaret Drive MRT: Queenstown WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

The Secret Life Of Pets

Catch this open-air screening of Chris Renaud's 2016 American computer- animated comedy film about Max, a Jack Russell terrier whose life is upended when his owner adopts another dog.

WHERE: The Arena, Level 3 Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1 MRT: Expo WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.fraserscentrepointmalls.com

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (NC16)

National Theatre Live is an initiative to broadcast theatre from the stages of the National Theatre, Barbican and the West End to cinemas and screens around the world. The stage production of Mary Shelley's classic gothic tale was a sell-out hit at the Royal National Theatre in London in 2011. Directed by Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle, it starred Benedict Cumberbatch as Creature and Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: June 10, 12.30pm ADMISSION: $25, $30 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Doctors Without Borders Film Festival

Get close to the medical action of this Nobel Peace Prize recipient through critically acclaimed documentary films. The three titles - Affliction, Access To The Danger Zone and Living In Emergency - will be followed by post-screening discussions to shed light on the reality of working in the field, the risks humanitarian workers face in the frontline and the efforts to preserve human dignity in times of crisis.

WHERE: The Projector, 05-00 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Affliction: June 9 & 10, 8pm, June 11, 2pm; Living In Emergency: June 10, 2 & 4.30pm; Access To The Danger Zone: June 10, 8pm & June 11, 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.doctorswithoutbordersfilmfest.com


Lego #BuildAmazingSG Contest

Create an iconic landmark, a monument, a cultural element or something about Singaporeans using Lego bricks and upload it to Instagram with the hashtags #BuildAmazingSG and #LEGOSG, with a short explanation of why the creation is special to you. Prizes include Lego sets and the 10 finalists will be displayed at Plaza Singapura mall. Open to all Singapore residents in two categories: juniors (aged five to 12) and adults (aged 13 onwards). Entries are open till June 15.

INFO: LEGO.build/amazingsg or www.facebook.com/LEGO

Golden Point Award 2017

This is a creative writing competition for short story and poetry in the nation's four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. It is open only to writers who, at the time of application, have yet to publish a solo work in the specific genre they are competing in. The award ceremony will be held in November in conjunction with the Singapore Writers Festival 2017. Results will be announced during the festival. The deadline for submission is July 14.

INFO: www.theartshouse.sg/whats-on/golden-point-award-2017


Nordic Adventures With Hello Kitty And Friends

Meet life-sized Sanrio characters Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, Cinnamoroll, My Melody, Gudetama and Little Twin Stars. There will also be Nordic Adventures, from a Northern Lights video display to a Viking-ship-inspired gallery, as well as a Snow Funhouse.

WHERE: Central Immigration Area, Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3, 65 Airport Boulevard MRT: Changi Airport WHEN: Sanrio song & dance performance: today, 7pm; Nordic Adventures: today - June 26, noon - 11pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/changiairport

Act 3 International Presents A Wonderland Of Toys

This event combines musical theatre and visual arts, along with three hands-on workshops, introducing participants to the wonders of drama and art. Suitable for children aged four to eight.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow - June 4, 10am - 12.30pm & 3 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $42.25 TEL: 6735-9986 INFO: Register at act3international.com.sg

Cool Character Holiday Workshop

Children will learn about positive character traits such as honesty, responsibility and respect. Suitable for children aged five to 10.

WHERE: HDB Hub Convention Centre, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: June 10, 9am - noon ADMISSION: Early bird till tomorrow: $118 (a person), $188 (for two); $148 (standard) TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: Register at www.KrystalCharm.com/June-Holiday-Workshops

A Chocolate Adventure At Universal Studios Singapore

Explore an immersive chocolate garden featuring themed zones such as the Fondue Garden, Cocoa Hedge Maze and Lollipop Land in this walk-through experience.

WHERE: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till June 11, various times ADMISSION: Admission charges to Universal Studios Singapore apply TEL: 6577-8888 INFO: www.rwsentosa.com/USS

Kids' Workshops @ HeARTistry

These unconventional art workshops are typically available for adults only. Choose from leaf stamping and brush lettering, bookbinding and Zentangle.

WHERE: HeARTistry, 03-57, 531 Upper Cross Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: June 3 - 25, various times ADMISSION: From $50 TEL: 9731-6547 INFO: Register at bit.ly/2pZzAiV. Go to www.facebook.com/HeARTistrySG


#PCShow2017: Let's Tech You There!

Singapore's annual consumer technology and electronics fair returns with #Techgether, a theme that aims to bring people together with technology. This year's show will showcase a range of the latest technology gadgets and deals.

WHERE: Halls A - C, Level 1 Sands Expo & Convention Centre, 1 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Thu - June 4, noon - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.thepcshow.com.sg

Nanyang Polytechnic Early Admission Exercise Parents' Seminar

Chat with lecturers, hear from education and career guidance counsellors, learn more about the courses and scholarships offered at the polytechnic and join a guided tour at this seminar.

WHERE: Block A Nanyang Polytechnic, Central, 180 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 MRT: Yio Chu Kang WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - 2pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nyp.edu.sg/EAE

HDB Community Week 2017

This annual celebration of the community spirit features an exhibition on Singapore's heartland experiences, a concert, a movie screening and daily workshops. WHERE: Punggol Town Square (next to Waterway Point), 85 Punggol Central MRT: Punggol WHEN: Today - June 2, various times

ADMISSION: Free; registration required for some activities INFO: www.hdb.gov.sg/communityweek

The Grand Generation: Intergenerational Ties & Active Ageing Symposium

Learn about the roles grandparents play in society by caring for the young, imparting traditional values, being the glue of family unity and relationships, and enhancing social capital.

WHERE: Lecture Theatre A1.09A, Level 1, Block A Singapore University of Social Services, 461 Clementi Road MRT: Clementi WHEN: June 3, 8.30am - 3pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6250-1012 ext 102 INFO: www.wings.sg

Army Open House 2017

There will be performances, games and exhibits as the army celebrates 50 years of national service.

WHERE: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 9am - 8pm WHERE: Open field next to Punggol LRT/MRT station & Waterway Point Mall MRT: Punggol WHEN: June 2 - 4, 10am - 10pm WHERE: Open field next to Jurong East MRT station & West Gate Mall MRT: Jurong East WHEN: June 9 - 11, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.mindef.gov.sg/AOH17

RAWR! Dinosaurs Unearthed

Come face to face with animatronic dinosaurs, such as the Tyrannosaurus-Rex, the Mamenchisaurus and the Yangchuanosaurus in this exhibition. There will also be workshops, science shows and dinosaur rides.

WHERE: Atrium, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today - June 11, 11am - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free; registration/fees apply for some activities & workshops INFO: www.plazasingapura.com.sg


The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses

The concert features a 56-piece orchestra, a 20-person choir and a re-imagined score that draws from the high-fantasy action-adventure video game series, The Legend Of Zelda.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $69 - $219 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

What's Done Is Done - An English Play

Bollywood actor and director Rajat Kapoor puts a contemporary spin on Shakespeare's Macbeth, a tragedy about a brave soldier who becomes a tyrant in his lust for power. The production stars Indian actors Ranvir Shorey, Kalki Koechlin and Vinay Pathak.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION: $44 - $204 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Sister Act

Featuring original music by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, this musical tells the story of Deloris van Cartier, an aspiring diva whose life changes when she witnesses a crime and the police hide her in a convent.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today, 7.30pm; tomorrow, 2 & 7.30pm; Sun, 1 & 6pm ADMISSION: $69 - $189 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Compiled by Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

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