Happenings - Films

Ballad Of The Dreadnought: A Musical Icon Turns 100

This documentary traces the rise of Martin Guitar Company's Dreadnought, a guitar model that sold only a few dozen in the first 20 years, but has since gone on to become one of the most popular in the world.

WHERE: *Scape Gallery, 2 Orchard Link, Level 5 MRT: Somerset WHEN: Wed, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6337-7058 INFO: Register at www.citymusic.com.sg


Tulipmania Floral Display

View tulips in this Persian-inspired display and find out how the flower originated from 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


The Parliament In Singapore History Tours

Hear anecdotes and learn about the pivotal role of the Old Parliament House in the early years of Singapore's development. The first tour of the day at 11am is suitable for families with children under age 10.

WHERE: 1 Old Parliament Lane. Meet at the entrance of The Arts House five minutes before the tour starts MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Weekends, till May 29, 11am & 1pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332- 6900 INFO: Go to theartshouse.sg


Phonics Taster Class

A taster class that introduces students to phonics. Parents may attend a special workshop to learn how they can support their children's learning at home.

WHERE: Jan & Elly schools, Seletar Hills, 1 Seletar Road, Greenwich V, 02-10 MRT: Yio Chu Kang WHEN: May 7, 6.30 - 8pm WHERE: Jan & Elly schools, Serangoon Garden, 11A Kensington Park Road MRT: Serangoon WHEN: May 14, 7 - 8.30pm WHERE: Jan & Elly schools, Bukit Timah, The Rail Mall, 432 Upper Bukit Timah Road MRT: Hillview WHEN: May 28, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: $10 (one child & two parents) TEL: 6481-8892 INFO: To register, e-mail enquiry@jan-elly.com. Go to www.jan-elly.com

Make Your Own Puppet!

Join this workshop at Pip's Playbox and explore the world of puppetry next month. Make your own finger puppet or shadow puppet at Pip's craft activity table.

WHERE: Pip's Playbox at Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: May 13 - 22, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Craft Workshop: Character Teru Teru Bozu

Usually made from cloth or paper and hung near the window, teru teru bozu is a traditional Japanese doll that is believed to repel rainy weather. Make your own at this workshop for children aged seven to 11.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Meeting Point, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: May 15, 3 & 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Princess Kaguya By Silhouette Theater Tsunobue (Japan)

Introduce your young ones to a Japanese tale told through colour, light and shadows. Other than learning about shadow puppetry, children will also get to participate in an interactive segment with songs they can sing along to. Part of Super Japan - Japanese Festival of Arts 2016. Performed in English and recommended for children aged five to eight.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: May 16 & 17, 11am & 2pm (Mon), 9, 11am & 4pm (Tue) ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

National Museum Of Singapore: Masak Masak 2016

Children's Season at the National Museum of Singapore returns to celebrate the joys of being a child. Immerse yourself in interactive installations, activities and workshops that are suitable for the whole family. The activities are suitable for children aged three to seven.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: May 28 - July 31, 10am - 6pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg


Water Wally

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of ABC Waters Programme, PUB has designed a collection of 10 life-sized Water Wally figurines (Water Wally Explores ABC Waters) to showcase the features and activities that the community can enjoy at ABC Waters sites.

WHERE: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Level 1 City Green MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Till May 3, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/citysquaremall

Celebrity Meet-And-Greet: One Family Day Out with Ricky Kim & Kids

South Korean TV channel One invites fans to meet and greet Ricky Kim, star of the reality show Oh! My Baby. Joining him at the event are his adorable children, Tae Rin (Taylor), five, and Tae Oh (Asher William), three.

WHERE: Waterway Point, 83 Punggol Central, Event Square, Basement 2 (East Wing) MRT: Punggol WHEN: May 7, Activity booths & games: 10am - 9.30pm, Ricky Kim & kids meet & greet session: 7.30pm (pre-event segment starts at 6.45pm) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.onetvasia.com/RickyKim

Gaumont: 120 Years Of Cinema

Discover the history and evolution of the world's first and longest-standing film studio and its motion picture repertoire. Part of Voilah! French festival of arts.

WHERE: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Till May 15, 9am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.voilah.sg/gaumont-120


"RememberingLKY" First Anniversary Tribute Solo Exhibition

Singapore-born visual communicator Sharlene Leong presents more than 10 artworks of the late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in different eras, with inkings of his memorable quotes and paintings of his expressions.

WHERE: Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road, Basement 1 MRT: Orchard WHEN:Till tomorrow, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.wordyourstory.com/rememberingLKY

States Of Being By Esmond Loh

States Of Being is a continuation and a departure from Loh's previous works. Unlike previous paintings, figures are placed in constructed settings, rather than isolated and surrounded by emptiness.

WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 01-21 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till tomorrow, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.facebook.com/chanhampegalleries or www.chanhampegalleries.com

The Studios 2016: Dark Room By Edith Podesta

This original work, based on true accounts, charts the prison experience from pre-trial to imprisonment and to the inmate's reintegration into society.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, 8pm (today), 3 & 8pm (tomorrow), 3pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $33 TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Reborn - Think Green It's Fabulous Art Exhibition

Think Green It's Fabulous is a company that combines the essence of arts and recycling. It gives abandoned items a new lease of life by transforming them into functional works. Highlights at the exhibition include glass bottle lamps handmade with materials such as metal chains, wood, tree branches, chopsticks, plastic spoons, crayons and magazines.

WHERE: Capitol Piazza, 11 Stamford Road, B1-36 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.thinkgreenitsfabulous.com or www.capitolpiazza.com

Compiled by Callyn Chow, Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 29, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe