Happenings - Films


Librarians' Favourites: Movie Screening - Kubo And The Two Strings (PG)

In this 2016 animated film, a young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Bedok Public Library, 21 Bedok North Street 1 MRT: Bedok WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 2pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Red Dragonflies

Singaporean director Liao Jiekai's debut 2010 feature-length film deals with change, memory and nostalgia in an intimate tale surrounding the discontinued KTM railway track. Screened as part of State Of Change, a joint exhibition presented by Deck.

WHERE: Deck, 120A Prinsep Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Thu, 7.30 - 9.15pm ADMISSION: Entry by donation, tickets from www.eventbrite.sg TEL: 6734-6578 INFO: deck.sg/event/state-of-change

Secret Film 3 - Harmony Lessons

In this 2013 Kazakh-German film, 13-year-old Aslan, a high-school student in a village in Kazakhstan, seeks revenge against the school bully who humiliates him and terrorises the other students. In Kazakh and Russian, with English subtitles. Screened as part of the Cinema series, a platform for The Substation's Discipline The City 2017 programme.

WHERE: The Substation Theatre, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Thu, 8pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO:Tickets from tinyurl.com/julycinema

The Other Side Of Hope (Toivon Tuolla Puolen) (PG)

Aki Kaurismaki's film celebrates the unlikely friendship between two men - Khaled, a Syrian refugee, and restaurateur Wikstrom, who lives in Helsinki. In Finnish, Arabic and English. Screened as part of The O.P.E.N., which precedes the Singapore International Festival of Arts.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach RoadMRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN:Tomorrow, 6pm & Thu, 7.30pmADMISSION:$10 (single-entry ticket), $45 (O.P.E.N. Pass, valid for six films)INFO: www.sifa.sg/theopen

Near Equal Kusama Yayoi - I Adore Myself By Takako Matsumoto

This documentary film observes avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama at work as she completes a series of 50 large monochrome drawings called Love Forever. The screening includes a post-show Q&A session with director Takako Matsumoto as well as Russell Storer and Adele Tan, curators of the exhibit, Yayoi Kusama: Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow.

WHERE: City Hall Wing, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Basement 1 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Aug 5 & 6, 3 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at eventbrite.sg TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg


Singapore International Violin Competition

This contest is open to violinists of all nationalities born after Dec 31, 1987. The deadline for applications is Sept 30 and the list of successful candidates will be announced by Oct 16.

INFO: singaporeviolincompetition.com


Fun With Leaves!

Learn to create nature-inspired art pieces using dry leaves with artist Joyotee Ray Chaudhury. Suitable for children aged five to 12.

WHERE: Information Counter, Visitor Centre (Kranji Way entrance), Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: July 8, 9.30 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6794-1401 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Disney In Concert: A Dream Is A Wish

The stories of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Frozen, Aladdin and more are told through the talents of four singers, original Disney film footage and orchestral scores performed by Base Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Jessica Gethin.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: July 14, 8pm & July 15, 2 & 8pm ADMISSION: $69 - $169 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Inaugural Gallery Children's Biennale

The National Gallery Singapore's Children'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 newly commissioned works by artists from Singapore and overseas. Till Oct 8.

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


Bosch Warehouse Sale

There will be discounts of up to 90 per cent on Bosch appliances such as washing machines and freezers.

WHERE: Atrium, Level 2 Bishan Junction 8, 9 Bishan Place MRT: Bishan WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.junction8.com.sg/en/deals/tenants.sg.junction-8.bosch-warehouse-sale...

Omega Speedmaster - 60 Years Of An Icon

This exhibition celebrates 60 years of Omega's Speedmaster watch with photographs, vintage watches and interactive screens.

WHERE: Basement 1 Galleria Level (near Retail Concierge), The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till July 9, 11am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6225-2393

NHCS Public Forum - Hypertension: One Number, Many Consequences

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a common medical condition in Singapore. Learn more about hypertension from multidisciplinary medical specialists and how to better manage it.

WHERE: Lecture Theatre, Level 7 National Heart Centre Singapore, 5 Hospital Drive MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Aug 5, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: $6 TEL: 6704-2389/6704-2381 INFO: Register at www.nhcs.com.sg. Registration closes on July 28 or once capacity is reached

Cosentino: Anything Is Possible

The Australian illusionist and escapologist promises to take audiences on a mysterious and magical journey.

WHERE: Sands Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Aug 17 - 27, 8pm (Thu - Fri), 2 & 8pm (Sat), 1 & 6.30pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $49 - $149 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

USS Despicable Me Breakout Party

This event features The Minions from the computer-animated comedy film franchise Despicable Me, with Minion-themed special performances, a tattoo parlour, themed games as well as Minion-themed food and drinks.

WHERE: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Till Aug 20, various times ADMISSION: Regular park entry charges apply (additional charges may apply for various activities) TEL: 6577-8888 INFO: www.rwsentosa.com


The Future Of Our Pasts: History Reimagined

Yale-NUS College presents a programme to stimulate interest in Singapore history. Students and recent graduates aged 18 to 30 are invited to propose projects exploring any aspect of Singapore history through creative or artistic mediums such as film, theatre, visual art, writing, music, dance or multimedia. Selected projects will receive funding of up to $20,000 and be presented to the public in February 2019 to mark the bicentenary of Singapore's founding. Applications close today.

INFO: www.thefutureofourpasts.com

Working Proofs: Young Printmakers League

The Young Printmakers League is a Mentorship Programme that started last year with the aim of changing the perception of printmaking - from a craft steeped in tradition and steadfast beliefs to a more fearless and boundary-pushing art form. These works were created by 11 artists during a five-month mentorship programme under the tutelage of Monster Gallery founder Joseph Chiang.

WHERE: Mulan Gallery, 01-07, 36 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall/ Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 11.30am - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-0810 INFO: www.mulangallery.com.sg

Re:Sound The Red Violin With Kam Ning

Re:Sound chamber orchestra opens its second season with a concert with prize-winning Singapore-born violinist Kam Ning. The concert features Benjamin Britten's Simple Symphony and String Quartet No. 1 by Edvard Grieg, culminating in John Corigliano's The Red Violin Suite.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Sun, 8.15pm (pre-concert talk at 7.30pm) ADMISSION: $31 & $41 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

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 30, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe