Happenings: Films

Join the squirrel monkeys (above) at the River Safari’s annual Safari Boo.
Join the squirrel monkeys (above) at the River Safari’s annual Safari Boo. PHOTO: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE


The Drop Box Charity Movie Event

This show tells the story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong Rak and his efforts to embrace and protect the most vulnerable members of society. Proceeds from the event will go to the Foster Our Future, Focus On The Family's SG50 initiative.

WHERE: Filmgarde Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am & 2pm ADMISSION: $25 INFO: Tickets from www.family.org.sg/TheDropBox. Go to www.facebook.com/Filmgarde.Cineplex

Dancing Dawn: The Temple Reimagined (NC16, Some Nudity)

An Arts Fission film screening and talk by choreographer and Cultural Medallion recipient Angela Liong on her creation of the dance film inspired by Japanese author Yukio Mishima's novel, The Temple Of Dawn.

WHERE: Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow, 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: www.dancingdawn.peatix.com

Ed Sheeran: Jumpers For Goalposts The Concert Film

Ed Sheeran's first concert movie featuring his concerts at Wembley Stadium in July this year.

WHERE: GV cineplexes WHEN: Oct 23, 7.30pm (GV Suntec City); 8.30pm (GV Grand, Great World City); 9pm(GV VivoCity); Oct 24, 4pm (GV Suntec City); 7pm (GV Grand, Great World City); 9pm(GV VivoCity) ADMISSION: $26 (public); $22 (GV Movie Club Member) INFO: www.gv.com.sg/GVMovies


Celebration Of Chrysanthemums Floral Display

This display is the fifth of six chapters in Gardens by the Bay's storytelling journey this year. The chrysanthemum is used in traditional Chinese art to depict autumn.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Nov 10, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free (admission charges to the Cooled Conservatories apply) TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg


Readers' Choice Awards

From now till Oct 31, vote for your favourite local books and authors and you could win gift vouchers and a one-year Popular card.

INFO: ao.popular.com.sg/readerschoice 

Miss Pole Dance Asia Pacific

The best female pole dancers in the region compete in this pole-dancing competition.

WHERE: Scape, The Ground Theatre, Level 2, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm ADMISSION: $98 (standard ticket till tomorrow; $430 (bundle of five tickets) INFO: Tickets from misspoledanceasiapacific.peatix.com. Go to www.misspoledanceasiapacific.com


Early Read Carnival

Visit one of the National Library Board's Early Read Carnivals and learn how activities including Clay Modelling and Word Fishing can make reading fun. Suitable for children aged six and younger.

WHERE: Woodlands Regional Library, 900 South Woodlands Drive MRT: Woodlands WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 6pm WHERE: Geylang East Public Library, Children's Section Level 1, 50 Geylang East Avenue 1 MRT: Aljunied WHEN: Oct 24, noon - 6pm WHERE: Toa Payoh Public Library, Level 1, 6 Toa Payoh Central MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Oct 31, noon - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Elegant Etiquette Workshop - October Specials

A workshop for children aged seven to 12 to learn social etiquette skills in grooming, dining and deportment.

WHERE: 13-06 ParkMall, 9 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Mon, 10am -1pm ADMISSION: $108 a child; $188 for two children TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: Register at www.krystalcharm.com/October-specials

Be Whisked Away By Fairy Tale Magic At Safari Boo

Mingle with fairy-tale characters at River Safari's annual Safari Boo this month. River Safari will be transformed into a wonderland where kids can discover river monsters at twilight and enjoy two themed presentations, among other activities.

WHERE: River Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road MRT: Choa Chu Kang/ Woodlands/Marsiling WHEN: Oct 23 - 25, Oct 30, 31 & Nov 1, 6 - 10pm ADMISSION: $20 (for adults for all showtimes except on Oct 25 & Nov 1 at 8pm); $15 (for adults at 8pm shows on Oct 25 & Nov 1). Children aged 12 years and younger enjoy free admission from 6pm INFO: Tickets at www.m.wrs.com.sg/safariboo

Cool Character Workshop

Children aged four to nine will be taught honesty, responsibility, respect and empathy.

WHERE: 13-06 ParkMall, 9 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Mon, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: $90 each; $160 for two TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: www.krystalcharm.com/October-specials


Halloween Horror Nights 5

The event, which will run over five weekends at Universal Studios Singapore, will feature four haunted houses and three scare zones. Highlights include a new chapter of True Singapore Ghost Stories, inspired by horror stories on the train, an epidemic-stricken HDB block and a hell house featuring paper effigies.

WHERE: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sun, Oct 25 & 29, 7.30pm - 12.30am; today, tomorrow, Oct 23, 24, 30 & 31, 7.30pm - 1.30am ADMISSION: $68 TEL: 6577-8899 INFO: www.halloweenhorrornights.com.sg


This second instalment of makers' market will feature more than 30 local makers and small businesses selling their products. Book lovers can trade their pre-loved books for new reads at the Book Exchange Corner.

WHERE: Orchard Central Level 1, 181 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Till Oct 18, 11am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/togetherlysg

Interactive Activities At Kinokuniya Liang Court: Shogi - Chess For Beginners

Learn to play the Japanese traditional game of chess and pit your skills against other players.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Liang Court, 03-50, 177 River Valley Road MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Oct 25, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-1300 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Planning For Your Retirement

Host and actress Irene Ang and Mr Alfred Chia, chief executive officer of a financial advisory firm, will give tips on financial and retirement planning. Test your financial knowledge at the game booths for a chance to win prizes.

WHERE: Ang Mo Kio Centre Stage (between Jubilee Mall and S11 Food Centre, NTUC) MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Oct 31, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.cpf-bigrchat.sg

Putting The Fun In Fashion: Fashion Playhouse

Ion Orchard turns into a fairground for the Autumn/Winter fashion season this year. Activities include experiencing what it is like to be a model in the Fashion Inversion room in a challenging gravity-defying studio set.

WHERE: Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Oct 21, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Shoppers who spend a minimum of $80 at Ion Orchard INFO: www.ionorchard.com


Creations 2015 - We Are All Hypocrites

This fifth edition of Creations, an annual thematic production by the Maya Dance Theatre, satirises the concept of living principled and righteous lives.

WHERE: Black Box, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Till tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $30 (standard); $27 (concession) INFO: Tickets at www.mayadance theatre.org/tickets

Double Jubilee, Double Celebrations

To celebrate SG50, OperaWorks Singapore will stage a two-night show of Cantonese opera favourites. Hong Kong opera star Yin Fei Yan, who is celebrating 50 years in performances, will take centre stage.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $15 - $60 TEL: 9667-6312/9796-7208/ 9733-6903 INFO: Tickets from Hui Min Chinese Herbal Tea, 02-143 Chinatown Complex, 335 Smith Street

My Self Analysis By Xu He

This solo exhibition features 10 artworks that reflect Xu's experience with his paintings and the painting process.

WHERE: Art Seasons Singapore, 01-02 Big Hotel, 200 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/ Little India WHEN: Till tomorrow, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6741-6366 INFO: www.artseasonsgallery.com

Discovering Music!: Tell Me A Story!

Associate conductor Jason Lai and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra delve into the stories behind some of the world's greatest compositions , including themes from movies Psycho and The Godfather and excerpts from Ravel's Mother Goose, Haydn's Creation and Bizet's Carmen.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Sun, 4pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

CatmaSutra: Change Of Seasons By Paul Koh

Singaporean artist and designer Paul Koh celebrates the 10th year of his CatmaSutra series, which revolves around the different attitudes and situations of cats.

WHERE: Blue Lotus Fine Art, 02-01, 108 Tanjong Pagar Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Till Oct 20, 12.30 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9675-7721 INFO: Go to www.bluelotusfineart.com.sg

Compiled by Callyn Chow, Chris Tan & Dhurga Ramesh

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 16, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe