Happenings - Films


Sigur Ros: Heima (PG)

This 2007 documentary film follows the Icelandic post-rock band as they tour the farthest-flung corners of their homeland through free, unannounced concerts.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: June 24, 9pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg

Moonwalker (PG)

This 1988 film, which combines footage of the late Michael Jackson live in concert and a series of fantasy pieces with him as the central character, showcases one of the greatest musical performers in history at his creative zenith.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: June 25, 9pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg

Asian Film Focus: Time Machine

This programme explores notions of archival and found footage in the context of contemporary film-making in Asia, highlighting works from Vietnam, India, the Philippines and Singapore. There are 20 short film screenings and talks.

WHERE: Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: July 12 - 15, various times ADMISSION: Screenings at $5 a session; talks are free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg/aff-2017


Golden Point Award 2017

This creative writing competition is for short stories and poetry in the four official languages of English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. The competition is open only to writers who, at the time of application, have yet to publish a solo work in the specific genre they are competing in. The award ceremony will be held in November in conjunction with the Singapore Writers Festival, during which the results will be announced. The submission deadline is July 14.

INFO: www.theartshouse.sg/whats-on/golden-point-award-2017


Hari Raya Special (A Guided Tour)

Discover local Malay dishes that still keep to decades of tradition when it comes to cooking preparation and learn how the local Malay community uses fresh plants, herbs and spices to make dishes such as beef rendang and satay. Suitable for children from Kindergarten 1 to Primary 6 levels.

WHERE: Visitor Services Desk at Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: July 1, 10 - 11am ADMISSION: $6 a child & $6 an accompanying adult TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


Funday Sunday Storytime

These interactive storytelling sessions are conducted by storytellers Karen Lee and Roger Jenkins. Suitable for children aged five and above.

WHERE: Room 1, SCWO Centre, 96 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Sun, 2.30 & 4.30pm ADMISSION: $8 INFO: Tickets from www.eventbrite.sg

Lego Cities Of Wonders Event

Participants can immerse themselves in a Lego world filled with games, activities and challenges at this event for kids.

WHERE: Level 1 Parkway Parade Atrium, 80 Marine Parade Road MRT: Bedok/Sengkang WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/LEGOSingapore

FUNTopia @ Singapore Maritime Gallery

The maritime-themed activities include stop-motion animation workshops and guided tours.

WHERE: Singapore Maritime Gallery, Level 2 Marina South Pier, 31 Marina Coastal Drive MRT: Marina South Pier WHEN: Till June 25, 9am - 6pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6325-5707 INFO: www.maritimegallery.sg

Parent-Child Workshop (Dikir Barat)

Children can play and work as a team with their parents and get a taste of dikir culture. Part of Pesta Raya: Malay Festival of Arts.

WHERE: Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: July 22, 11am ADMISSION: $27, $39 & $52 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Public Forum On Aesthetic Eyelid Surgery

Learn about teary eyes, droopy eyelids and common oculoplastic problems at this forum.

WHERE: Singapore National Eye Centre, 11 Third Hospital Avenue MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $5 INFO: Call/text message 6322-8822/ 9710-8463 or e-mail events@snec.com.sg to register

Families For Life Celebrating Father's Day Picnic @ Dad's Day Out 2017

This picnic encourages families and extended families to celebrate fathers, uncles and grandfathers. There will be food, music performances, an outdoor movie screening and more.

WHERE: One-North Park, Mediacorp Campus Town Square, 1 Stars Avenue MRT: one-north WHEN: Sun, 5 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.familiesforlife.sg to receive a free goodie bag (while stocks last)

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Father's Day Experience

This interactive pop-up, held in celebration of Father's Day, will feature myriad activities, including an on-site personalisation service for Johnnie Walker Blue Label bottles and a whisky blending experience.

WHERE: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 2 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: bit.ly/BlueLabelxFathersDayExperience

Big Day Out 2017

Through games and activities, learn about the different features of a sustainably built environment and how to keep it healthy and green.

WHERE: Bedok Town Square, 208C New Upper Changi Road MRT: Bedok WHEN: June 23, 1 - 8pm; June 24 & 25, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.bigdayout.sg

Be @ Safra Open House

Besides a variety of activities and promotions, visitors can check out the range of facilities in Safra clubs across the island.

WHERE: Safra Jurong, 333 Boon Lay Way MRT: Boon Lay WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 10am - 9pm WHERE: Safra Yishun, 60 Yishun Avenue 4 MRT: Yishun WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 11pm & Sun, 10am - 5pm

WHERE: Safra Mount Faber, 2 Telok Blangah Way MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: June 24 & 25, 10am - 6pm

WHERE: Safra Tampines, 1/A Tampines Street 92 MRT: Tampines WHEN: June 24 & 25, 4 - 11pm

WHERE: Safra Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescent MRT: Punggol WHEN: July 1 & 2, 10am - 7pm WHERE: Safra Toa Payoh, 293 Toa Payoh Lorong MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: July 1 & 2, 10am - 7pm INFO: www.safra.sg

Saturday Sanctuary: Recharge With Mr & Mrs Smith And GuavaPass

This wellness event features an hour-long yoga class, followed by the serving of nutritious snacks.

WHERE: Tamarind Hill, 30 Labrador Villa Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: June 24, 4 - 6pm ADMISSION: $25, includes yoga, all snacks & a goodie bag INFO: Register at www.mrandmrssmith.com/ guavapass

Coping With Allergies

Learn to cope with adult allergies such as eczema, food allergies, drug allergies, allergy rhinitis and asthma in this public forum.

WHERE: Health Promotion Board Auditorium, Level 7, 3 Second Hospital Avenue MRT: Outram Park WHEN: July 1, 9am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: Free, call 6576-7658 or e-mail public.forum@sgh.com.sg to register


Andre Hemer, IRL

The New Zealand artist's new series of canvas works continues his exploration of the role of painting in a world dominated by digital media.

WHERE: Yavuz Gallery, 02-23 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 11am - 7pm; Sun, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-3262 INFO: www.yavuzgallery.com

Billboard Rockx III

The Nanyang Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra explores arrangements of hit songs from 1980s classic rock acts such as Aerosmith, AC/DC and Bon Jovi as well as from today's artists such as Adele. The gig also features home-grown singers Alfred Sim and Tay Kewei.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 5pm ADMISSION: $16 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


This solo show by Filipino artist Cherie A. Bitanga introduces new paintings that are a tribute to her experiences.

WHERE: Di Legno Gallery, 188-6 Tanjong Katong Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6346-2012 INFO: www.dilegnogallery.com

Songs Of Belonging

Australian soprano-composer Deborah Cheetham builds on her works, such as Pecan Summer, in addition to music by Catalani and Vaughan Williams, among others.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Wed, 7pm ADMISSION: $38 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

• Compiled by Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 16, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe