Happenings - Films


Get Out (NC16)

Abound with micro-aggressions and misplaced fetishism of black culture, this film by Jordan Peele shines a light on the lingering signs of racism behind the facade of 21st-century American liberalism.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Tomorrow, 9.30pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg

Monthly Movie Screening: Laggies (PG13)

In this 2014 American film, Megan (Keira Knightley), who is in the throes of a quarter-life crisis, panics when her boyfriend proposes. Taking an opportunity to escape for a week, she hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz), who lives with her world-weary single dad.

WHERE: Open Stage, 03-01 library@esplanade, 8 Raffles Avenue MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Wed, 6.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Pop Aye (M18)

A disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant by chance on the streets of Bangkok. This is the first Singaporean film to win an award at the Sundance Film Festival, nabbing a Special Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Wed, 8pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg


Weekends In The Park: EcoPaddle Challenge

Sea turtles and small animals often eat plastic bags, mistaking them for jellyfish. Protect Singapore's biodiversity by collecting marine debris and stand a chance to win discount vouchers.

WHERE: Native Lawn at Pasir Ris Park (meeting point at Carpark E) MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: $5 (free for first five participants each day) INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg


The Eleventh International Manga Award

Both published and unpublished manga creators are eligible for this award. Gold and silver winners will be invited to attend the award ceremony in Japan, where they will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with Japanese manga creators and visit publishing companies. Submitted works should have been produced within the past three years (2014 to 2017) and be longer than 16 pages. Submission deadline is June 16.

INFO: For details & to register, go to www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp/JCC/notice_11th_int_manga_award.html


World Milk Day 2017 With Dutch Lady

Held as part of the Drink.Move.Be Strong health campaign to get people to drink one glass of milk and get one hour of physical exercise outdoors daily, this event will feature a bouncy castle, skipping and rock-climbing stations, up-cycled artworks made from recycled milk cartons and more.

WHERE: OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub MRT: Stadium WHEN: Tomorrow, 1 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.dutchlady.com.sg/world-milk-day-2017.html

Young Cinema

This fantasy, action and adventure film programme curated for the whole family features animated French short films from Annecy International Animated Film Festival and local animated short works from up-and-coming film-makers. Part of Children's Season Singapore.

WHERE: The Salon, Level 1 National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, June 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 24 - 26, 10am - noon & 2 - 4pm (sets on loop) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: nationalmuseum.sg or www.museums.com.sg/cs17

A Pony-tastic Carnival @ Rochester Mall

There will be live pony rides and pony feeding, game booths, carousel rides, pony-themed photo booths, craft workshops and carnival snacks.

WHERE: Rochester Mall, Levels 1 - 3, 35 Rochester Drive MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: rochestermall.com.sg

The Arena Freestyle Football Camp

Children aged six and older will learn the fundamentals of freestyle football - from upper and lower tricks to sit-down and hand tricks - from freestylers Terry Lee and Terence Ong of international freestyle football team, Urban Street Team.

WHERE: The Arena, 48 Woodleigh Park MRT: Woodleigh WHEN: Mon - Wed, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $80 TEL: 6717-8228 INFO: Register at www.thearenasg.com/promotions

Alien Invaders: Rainforest Edition (A Guided Tour)

Not all species found in the forest are native to it. Some of these invaders cause harm to the indigenous plants and animals. Learn how to identify these aliens during a guided tour and help the native species protect their home. Suitable for children from Primary 3 to Primary 6.

WHERE: Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Thu, 10 - 11am ADMISSION: $6 a child & $6 an accompanying adult TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg; registration closes on Mon or when full

Young Naturalist Camp

This one-day camp encompasses indoor and outdoor learning about the wetlands and nature conservation issues through worksheets, nature walks and hands-on activities. Suitable for children aged seven to 12.

WHERE: Visitor Centre, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: June 10, 8.30am - 2.30pm ADMISSION: $5, plus 50 cents for a young naturalist passport to be purchased at the registration table TEL: 6794-1401 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Aviva Superfundae 2017

This outdoor party for the family features more than 30 games and activities sprawled across five thematic fun zones - Circus Centre, Speedy Zone, Dream Castle, Pirate Island and Jungle World.

WHERE: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: June 10, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: $20.90; free for children aged below three TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.superfundae.com.sg

Father's Day Special: A Planter For Daddy (A Planting And Craft Workshop)

Make a green gift that requires minimal maintenance this Father's Day. Suitable for children in kindergarten and primary school.

WHERE: Classrooms 1 & 2, Level 3 Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens/Orchard WHEN: June 17, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: $30 TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg; registration closes on June 14 or when full

Make Your Own: Robotic Art

Build robotic arms powered by hydraulics and explore creating artworks using these laser-cut cardboard robot arms. Part of Children's Season Singapore. Suitable for kids aged nine and older. Children aged 12 and younger must be accompanied by a parent.

WHERE: FabCafe, lobby of ArtScience Museum (meet at the Fab Counter), 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: June 9, 16 & 23, 4.30 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $15 INFO: Register at www.eventbrite.sg. Go to www.fabcafe.com/singapore

Inaugural Gallery Children's Biennale

The National Gallery Singapore's Biennale, with the theme Dreams & Stories, presents a suite of art installations and activities curated for young visitors and their parents to embark on a creative journey of exploration and discovery together. It features 10 interactive installations and new commissioned works by artists from Singapore and beyond, as well as a series of public programmes, film screenings, special tours for families and artist- led workshops for children. Till Oct 8.

INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg/childrens-biennale-2017


Community Health Fair

Take part in activities and discover facts about and tips on preventing cancer, beating diabetes and ageing well.

WHERE: Atrium, Level 2 Compass One, 1 Sengkang Square MRT: Sengkang WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sengkanghealth.com.sg

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: HarbourFront WHEN: Till June 11, various times ADMISSION: Admission charges to Universal Studios Singapore apply TEL: 6577-8888 INFO: www.rwsentosa.com/USS

Pesta Ubin

This open house is organised by people who are passionate about the unspoilt island and activities include mangrove boat tours, sunset sampan cruises and day and night kayaking.

WHERE: Pulau Ubin Island MRT: Tanah Merah WHEN: Till July 16, various times ADMISSION: Free; some activities require registration and are chargeable INFO: pestaubin2017.blogspot.sg

White Sands Urban Camping With The Singapore Scout Association

Learn skills such as pitching a tent and starting a campfire at this overnight event for families.

WHERE: Field outside White Sands Shopping Centre, 1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3 MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: June 17, 2pm - June 18, 11am ADMISSION: $60 a tent for four people; first 125 family sign-ups get a free waterproof four-men tent TEL: 6585-0606 INFO: whitesands.com.sg


Game Of Thrones: A Pencil Microsculpture Exhibition By Salavat Fidai

In this HBO Asia-commissioned exhibition, 16 sculptures inspired by the hit television series Game Of Thrones are carved into the tips of fragile graphite pencils. There are micro-carvings of the Iron Throne, sigils from the various houses as well as the Hand Of The King pin, Cersei's new crown and Drogon the dragon.

WHERE: K+ Curatorial Space, 03-11 Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 11.30am - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6694-8896 INFO: www.hboasia.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 June 02, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Subscribe