Happenings - Films


National Theatre Live: Skylight (NC16)

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in David Hare's Skylight, helmed by Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry (The Hours, 2002) and filmed live at London's West End.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION: $30, $25 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

National Theatre Live: Man And Superman (PG13)

A romantic comedy, an epic fairy tale and a philosophical debate, Man And Superman asks questions about how people live. Academy Award-nominee Ralph Fiennes plays Jack Tanner in this production of George Bernard Shaw's witty classic.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $30, $25 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Tulipmania Floral Display

View tulips in this Persian-inspired display and find out how the flower originated in the ancient Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey).

WHERE: Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till May 22, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Usual charges to Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: gardensbythebay.com.sg


A Fullerton Love Story Tour

On this night tour, visitors go through the hallways of Singapore's 71st national monument, once home to the General Post Office, Ministry of Finance and the Fullerton Lighthouse.

WHERE: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: April 30, May 7 & 14, 8 - 11pm ADMISSION: Dramatised Heritage Tour & Chocolate Buffet: $69 nett for adults, $35 nett for children aged six - 11 INFO: Tickets from afullertonlovestory.peatix.com


Magical Kampung

Ground-up Initiative opens its grounds for visitors to immerse themselves in the kampung culture.

WHERE: 91 Lorong Chencharu, Kampung Kampus (opposite Yishun Sports Hall) MRT: Yishun WHEN: Tomorrow, 9.30am - 4pm ADMISSION: Free; workshops are charged separately INFO: www.facebook.com/groundupinitiative/

Koinobori Diorama Workshop

Koinobori are carp-shaped wind socks flown in Japan to celebrate Children's Day on May 5. Instructor Maya Takahashi will teach children aged seven to 11 how to make koinobori-inspired craft.

WHERE: Jurong Regional Library, 21 Jurong East Central 1 MRT: Jurong East WHEN: April 30, 10.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

PLAYtime! - Grandpa Cherry Blossom

Enjoy a retelling of Japanese folktale Grandpa Cherry Blossom, a story of friendship and gratitude. Directed by Ian Loy, it is recommended for children aged two to four.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: May 6 - 21, 9.30, 11am & 2.30pm (Mon), 9.30 & 11am (Tue, Thu & Fri), 11am & 4pm (Sat & Sun), no shows on May 11 & 18 ADMISSION: $19 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SCO's Young Children Concert - The Little Adventurer Of SCO: Mathematics Equation In Music!

Explore the magical connection between music and mathematics with Singapore Chinese Orchestra's (SCO) resident conductor Quek Ling Kiong. Presented in English, it is suitable for children aged five to nine.

WHERE: SCO Concert Hall, 7 Shenton Way, Singapore Conference Hall, Level 1 MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: May 28, 2.30 & 5pm. Tickets are sold out for May 27 ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


iWheel4Fun - Singapore's First Active Mobility Carnival

This event will showcase personal mobility devices, such as electric scooters, kick scooters and unicycles. Take part in the iWheel4Fun Challenge, an obstacle circuit with three categories (electric scooter, electric unicycle and kick scooter), for a chance to win prizes worth more than $1,000.

WHERE: Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, 50 Tanah Merah Ferry Road, Carpark D MRT: Tanah Merah WHEN: Sun, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free (registration fee for iWheel4Fun Challenge applies) INFO: Register at www.iWheel4Fun.com

J-Obsession 2016

The Cathay's annual J-Obsession event is back for a three-day tribute to the quirkiest and most creative of Japanese culture. There will be cosplay parades, competitions and guest appearances by some of Japan's popular artists and cosplayers.

WHERE: The Cathay, 2 Handy Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: April 29, 7 - 10pm; April 30 - May 1, 2 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/JObsession2010


Memoirs Of City Port Scenes

This exhibition aims to preserve images of the country's ports and showcases 54 artworks by students from Pathlight School as well as Singapore artist Ong Kim Seng, among others. 

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 01-02 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Last day, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6733-2155/6255-0711 INFO: www.visualartscentre.sg or www.facebook.com/visualartscentresg

SSO Gala: Bizet's Carmen

This concert features mezzo-soprano Christine Rice in the title role of Carmen, tenor Andrea Care as Don Jose, bass-baritone Shenyang as Escamillo and Li Jing Jing as Micaela.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 7.30pm (6.30pm pre-concert talk at library@esplanade) ADMISSION: $25 - $102 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

RAW: All About My Mother By Jemima Yong

This performance explores the parent people least want to grow up into, but cannot help seeing themselves become. RAW is a developmental platform for artists to present their works-in-progress, as part of The Studios.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: Register at www.esplanade.com

Wurna Juwal - Walking Up And Down, Always Moving, From Waterhole To Soak By Ngarralja Tommy May

ReDot Fine Art Gallery showcases more than 27 works on board and tin from Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency that are created by Ngarralja Tommy May, in what are reminiscent of early Papunya Tula boards.

WHERE: ReDot Fine Art Gallery, 140 Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station, 01-08 MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till tomorrow, noon - 7pm daily All other times by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6222-1039 INFO: www.redotgallery.com

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Ronald Kow

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Subscribe