Happenings - Films


Painting With Light: South-east Asian Film Series

The July edition of this film series features two cinematic gems from Laos. Bouadeng (Red Lotus, PG13) by Som-Ock Southiphonh tells the story of two lovers separated by civil war. Pai Tang (At The Horizon. NC16) by Anysay Keola pushes the boundaries of censorship with its depiction of the class divide in the communist state.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road, Auditorium MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm (Bouadeng); Sun, 3pm (Pai Tang) ADMISSION: $10 INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg

Golden Village Gold Class Alice & Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Watch Alice as she travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Enjoy the movie along with a pot of TWG tea, Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate Skin Essentials and a For Beloved One travel kit.

WHERE: GV Gold Class VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tue, 2.50pm ADMISSION: $75 (public), $70 (GV Movie Club Members) TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: www.gv.com.sg


Lilytopia Floral Display

This is a retro-inspired display of lilies that harks back to the era of psychedelic music and Flower Power.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Flower Dome MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till July 10, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Usual charges to Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg


SmartKids Asia

This event features free trial classes with enrichment centres as well as fun games. Suitable for children aged three to 12.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Level 4, Halls 405 & 406 MRT: Esplanade/ Promenade WHEN: Today - Sun, 10am - 9pm (today & tomorrow), 10am - 8pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free; separate fees may apply for workshops & activities INFO: www.smartkidsasia.com


A music-and-movement programme for parents and kids aged one to four.

WHERE: Bishan Public Library, 5 Bishan Place, Activity Room MRT: Bishan WHEN: Mon, 10 - 11.15am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Limited to 10 parent-child pairs. Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Parent-Child Cooking Class

Parents can bond with their children as they make oyakodon, a traditional Japanese dish. Suitable for children aged five to 12.

WHERE: 5 Bishan Street 14, 03-01 MRT: Bishan WHEN: July 23, 10am - noon & 3 - 5pm ADMISSION: $120 (group of four) TEL: 6416-1005 INFO: Register at shop.mmg.sg/item/parent-child-cooking-class

Just Peachy

In this five-day drama workshop inspired by Roald Dahl's James And The Giant Peach, children will showcase their finale performance to audience members. Suitable for children aged three and four.

WHERE: ACT 3 Drama Academy, 126 Cairnhill Road, One-Two-Six Cairnhill Arts Centre MRT: Newton WHEN: July 25 - 29 & Aug 1 - 5, 9.30 - 11.30am (presentation date on July 29 & Aug 5 respectively, from 5.30 - 6.30pm) ADMISSION: $300 TEL: 6735-9986 INFO: Register at act3international.com.sg

Masak Masak 2016

Celebrate the joys of being a child by immersing yourself in interactive installations, activities and workshops suitable for the whole family. Suitable for children aged three to seven. Part of Children's Season 2016.

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


Community Awareness Carnival By Home Nursing Foundation

Get to know more about community healthcare services provided by various organisations. There will also be health screenings and health talks.

WHERE: Ang Mo Kio Central Stage, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 9am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/home.nursing.foundation

Popular Titbits & Stationery Carnival 2016

Shoppers can look forward to sales, interactive workshops, colouring contests and author book-signings.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Level 3 Concourse MRT: Esplanade/ Promenade WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free; separate fees may apply for contests, workshops & other activities INFO: www.facebook.com/PopularBookstoreSingapore

Morning With Dolphins At Dolphin Island

This programme starts the day with a light breakfast followed by a dolphin interaction programme, which includes up-close encounters with the dolphins. Tickets include admission to Dolphin Island, S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark.

WHERE: Dolphin Island, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sun, Aug 7 & Sept 4, 8.45am - noon ADMISSION: $108 (adult), $88 (child) TEL: 6577-8888 INFO: www.rwsentosa.com

Fourth Symposium Of The ICTM Study Group On Multipart Music

Musicologists, documentary film-makers and researchers from more than 25 countries will be presenting papers on various musical traditions. The symposium aims to promote the growing interest in the music and cultural studies of the world.

WHERE: library@esplanade, 8 Raffles Avenue, Level 3, Main Hall MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Mon, Tue & Thu, 9am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.multipartmusic.eu

IgnorLAND Of Its Loss

Housing estate Dakota Crescent has been earmarked for redevelopment. This project will feature a mix of non-actors who are part of the Dakota Crescent story as well as professional actors. In English and Mandarin.

WHERE: Dakota Crescent MRT: Dakota WHEN: Tue - July 10, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.eventbee.com/v/ignorland. Go to dramabox.org

WorldSkills Singapore 2016 - My Skills, My Future

In addition to a competition, a series of 22 free workshops will be open to the public. They cater to diverse interests including first aid, cupcake frosting and 3D modelling.

WHERE: ITE Headquarters & ITE College Central, 2 Ang Mo Kio Drive MRT: Ang Mo Kio/Yio Chu Kang WHEN: Thu - July 9, 9am - 5pm (workshops held on July 9) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6590-2211 INFO: www.worldskills.sg

C3 CharaExpo 2016

This Japanese manga, anime, games and cosplay event features prominent producers, manga artists, illustrators and cosplayers. Japanese performers Suzuko Mimori and Emi Nitta are featured in a concert.

WHERE: Singapore Expo Hall 7, 1 Expo Drive MRT: Expo WHEN: July 9 & 10, 10am - 6pm (event), 7 - 8.30pm (concert) ADMISSION: $9 (event), $47 (event & concert) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.chara-expo.com


Dibirdibi Country Revisited - Celebrating Mrs Gabori's Life

This show celebrates the life of the late Sally Gabori, a courageous Australian woman who revitalised her tribespeople by her seemingly insignificant decision to paint.

WHERE: Redot Fine Art Gallery, 140 Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station, 01-08 MRT: City Hall/ Clarke Quay WHEN: Till tomorrow, noon - 7pm daily; outside opening hours by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6222-1039 INFO: www.redotgallery.com

Multifarious By Si Jae Byun

The South Korean artist is influenced by subjects as diverse as construction sites and chromosomes. The works represent an imaginary abstract embryo.

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

Compiled by Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe