Happenings - Films

FILMS

Big Time (2017)

The movie follows star Danish architect Bjarke Ingels over six years, during which he struggles to complete his largest projects - the New York skyscraper W57 and World Trade Center 2, one of the skyscrapers that will replace the twin towers that were destroyed in the 9/11 terror attacks.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: March 16, 8pm (Redrum) ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: theprojector.sg

Ah Boys To Men 4 (2017, PG13)

After leaving the military, Lobang, Wayang King, Sergeant Ong and Ken Chow are busy with their civilian careers. That is until they are called back to serve the nation again under the Singapore Armed Forces' Armoured Formation.

WHERE (MRT), WHEN: March 31, 11am: GV Bishan (Bishan), GV City Square (Farrer Park), GV Jurong Point (Boon Lay), GV Paya Lebar (Paya Lebar), GV Plaza (Dhoby Ghaut), GV Suntec City (Promenade), GV Tampines (Tampines), GV Tiong Bahru (Tiong Bahru); 11.30am: GV Katong (Paya Lebar), GV Yishun (Yishun), GV Grand Great World City (Orchard) ADMISSION: $6 (free for kids up to 90cm in height) INFO: www.gv.com.sg

NATURE

Plants And Their Habitat

During this tour, children aged five to 12 will observe different plant habitats, explore the features of plants in them, and understand how certain adaptations help plants survive.

WHERE: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Tanglin Gate Botany Centre, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: March 16, 10 - 11am ADMISSION: $6 a child & $6 for each accompanying adult, register at nparks.gov.sg TEL: 6471 9961 INFO: E-mail nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg

Ecolife At Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

This family tour introduces Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and its biodiversity through the use of interactive exploration and activities. Participants work together to answer worksheets, conduct surveys and go on photo hunts, among other activities.

WHERE: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Promenade (Multipurpose Shelter) MRT: Ang Mo Kio/Bishan WHEN: March 17, 9 - 11am ADMISSION: Free, register at nparks.gov.sg INFO: E-mail Yoon_Hui_Lian@nparks.gov.sg

Horseshoe Crab Rescue & Research Programme

Horseshoe crabs are in decline globally due to habitat loss, poaching and overfishing. The Nature Society (Singapore) aims to continue monitoring the local horseshoe crab population to ensure that it survives for generations to come.

WHERE: Mandai Mudflats (details will be e-mailed a week before the programme date) MRT: Kranji WHEN: March 25, 9am - noon ADMISSION: Free, register at tinyurl.com/nsshscreg INFO: E-mail Lester at hscrr.nss@gmail.com

PETS

Pet Expo 2018

Visitors to Pet Expo 2018, in its fifth year, can adopt a pet, attend educational talks, take part in competitions and contests, and have access to myriad pet products and services.

WHERE: Hall 7 Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Drive MRT: Expo WHEN: April 6 - 8, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: $5 a day, $12 for three-day pass; free for children below 12 years old; pets welcome INFO: petexposg.com

CONTEST

Point & Shoot Short-Film Competition

Organised by nuStudios Film Productions, the annual short-film competition is back for the second time. Prizes worth over $10,000 are for grabs. Teams comprising pre-university and tertiary students must plan, shoot, edit and submit their short film within 55 hours after the theme is revealed.

WHERE (MRT): Briefing: The Meeting Point, JTC Launchpad, 73B Ayer Rajah Crescent (One-North); awards ceremony: Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Level 2 Education Resource Centre, UTown, 8 College Avenue West (Kent Ridge) WHEN: Registration & briefing: March 16, 6.30pm; submission deadline: March 18, 11.59pm; awards ceremony: March 31 ADMISSION: $60 a team INFO: tinyurl.com/pointshoot2018

KIDS

Shimmer & Shine At City Square Mall

Meet Nickelodeon's twin genies-in-training, Shimmer and Shine. Activities include a live musical show and glitter party.

WHERE: 180 Kitchener Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Till April 8; Musical (L1 Stage), tomorrow and Sun, March 17 & 18 (1, 4.30 & 6.30pm), Tue - Fri (2 & 6.30pm); Glitter party (B1 Fountain Square), tomorrow and Sun, March 17 & 18 (2.30pm) ADMISSION: Free INFO: citysquaremall.com.sg

KidZania Singapore Food Activities

Activities include The Food Lab, KidZ Kitchen: Drinks & Cheese Skewers Station, a family cook-off (Sun, 11am - 12.30pm, Main Run Square), bento making (March 17 & 18, noon - 3pm, Main Square) and cupcake decorating (March 24 & 25, noon - 3pm, Main Square)

WHERE: 01-01/02 Palawan Kidz City, 31 Beach View, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Now - March 20, 22 - 25, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: $25 - $58 INFO: kidzania.com.sg

Movie For Mums & Babies

Golden Village cinemas will screen The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017, PG). The cinema will be well lit with lower audio volumes to suit babies. Diaper tables with amenities will be provided. A free gift comes with each pair of tickets.

WHERE (MRT), WHEN: March 19, 11am: GV Paya Lebar (Paya Lebar), GV Plaza (Dhoby Ghaut), GV Tampines (Tampines), GV Tiong Bahru (Tiong Bahru), GV VivoCity (HarbourFront); 11.30am: GV Bishan (Bishan), GV Jurong Point (Boon Lay); noon: GV City Square (Farrer Park), GV Katong (Paya Lebar), GV Yishun (Yishun), GV Grand Great World City (Orchard) ADMISSION: $6 (free for babies and kids up to 90cm in height) INFO: www.gv.com.sg

Gateway Kids Club

Gateway Theatre is launching a weekly kids programme within Gateway Theatre Creative Arts Spaces. Activities include storytelling, arts and crafts, free play, as well as parenting talks and workshops. Each month will feature a different theme.

Recommended for children aged three to eight years old.

WHERE: 3615 Jalan Bukit Merah MRT: Redhill WHEN: Saturdays, 9am - 1pm ADMISSION: Storytelling, Kids Free Play: free; Arts & Crafts: $2; Puppet Workshop: $20 TEL: 6819-0775 INFO: E-mail sales@gateway.sg

Lego Avengers Universe Event

Avengers and Lego fans can get first dibs on the 76015 LegoMarvel Super Heroes HulkBuster: Ultron Edition set, to celebrate the Avengers: Infinity War movie premiere. Visitors can also redeem the Lego Marvel IronMan Mosaic Gift, participate in superhero-themed activities, including the chance to build and take home their own Lego superhero creation.

WHERE: Level 1 Atrium, East Wing, Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/ Promenade/City Hall WHEN: Till March 18, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: lego.build/LEGOAVENGERSSG

OTHERS

East Side Studios Open House

East Side Open Studios is returning for a second edition. For one afternoon, various artist studios and project spaces in the east will open their doors to the public with special exhibitions, talks and events.

WHERE: Go to bit.ly/2FlOaxA for the list of participating studios WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: facebook.com/peninsular.sg, facebook.com/softwallstuds, facebook.com/pinchsg

Community Play Day

Keep fit and meet like-minded individuals while having fun at the Water Bottle Fitness workout session. Brought to you by Singapore Sports Hub and Spark Connections, the workout includes a dance routine which combines bounce dancefit, piloxing and zumba.

WHERE: OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub, 4 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: sportshub.com.sg/Community PlayDay

Post Impressionists Masters: Van Gogh And Cezanne

This series will review some of the great post-Impressionist masters who influenced movements that arose at the turn of the 20th century, such as Expressionism, Cubism and Fauvism. The artists reviewed include Van Gogh, Gauguin, Seurat and Cezanne.

WHERE: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: March 18 (Van Gogh), March 25 (Cezanne), 10am - 2.30pm ADMISSION: $30 for each session ($50 for both), featuring film on subject and talk by Dr Sian Jay TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: theartshouse.sg

Easter Flea Market At Chinese Swimming Club

Visitors can win prizes in an egg hunt, track down exclusive deals at a flea market, take part in arts and craft workshops and have their photos taken with Easter mascot Miss Bunny.

WHERE: Arrival Pavilion Lobby, Chinese Swimming Club, 21 Amber Road MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: April 1, 8am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6345-1221/ 6885-0688 INFO: chineseswimmingclub.org.sg

LAST CALL

It's Now Or Never - A Tribute To Elvis Presley

Reto & Romito, along with backing band Dimension5, string ensemble Tsu Ensemble and dancers, will perform Elvis classics such as Blue Hawaii, Hound Dog and Return To Sender.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 - $45 TEL: 6828-8389 INFO: E-mail boxoffice@esplanade.com

Nafa Dancers @ Work

Dancers @ Work is a showcase of work-in-progress in choreography and performance by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' (Nafa) dance students.

WHERE: Studio Theatre, Nafa Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bencoolen WHEN: Today, 6.30 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6512-4176 INFO: E-mail dance@nafa.edu.sg

Vocal Consort: Light Of A Million Mornings

Home-grown choir The Vocal Consort's annual gala concert will feature a repertoire ranging from dreamy contemporary works to works by Asian composers. The choir will also present the world premiere of Magnificat, by budding Indonesian composer Ken Steven, and Remember by choir member Seow Mao Yu.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 (free seating), tickets from tinyurl.com/TVCgala2018 INFO: E-mail ticketing@thevocal consort.org.sg

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2018, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe