Happenings - Films

Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 6 last year. The theme of this year’s Halloween scare party is the seven modern-day deadly sins.
Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 6 last year. The theme of this year’s Halloween scare party is the seven modern-day deadly sins.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO


Baby Driver (NC16)

A young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) is coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey) and finds his life, love and freedom threatened by a doomed heist.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Tue, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: theprojector.sg

Monthly Movie Screening: Southside With You (PG13)

Barack Obama, who would become the 44th President of the United States, goes on a first date with lawyer Michelle Robinson in this 2016 movie.

WHERE: Open Stage, 03-01 library@esplanade, 8 Raffles Avenue MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Wed, 6.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Mother! (NC16)

Darren Aronofsky's psychological horror film stars Jennifer Lawrence as a wife whose tranquil life with her husband (Javier Bardem) is challenged by a mysterious couple (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer) who arrive and stay with them.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Today & Tue, 8pm; tomorrow, 5.40pm; Sun, 7.30pm; Wed, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: theprojector.sg


2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

This annual award for unpublished short fiction (2,000 to 5,000 words) is administered and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation. The prize covers the Commonwealth regions of Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Caribbean and Pacific. Entrants must be citizens of a Commonwealth country and aged 18 or older.

The deadline for submission is Nov 1.

INFO: www.commonwealthwriters.org/our-projects/the-short-story


The Art Of Planting: Container Gardens & Terrariums (A Gardening Workshop)

Explore the art of growing and arranging plants in containers and enclosed bottles (also known as terrariums) and learn how plants can sustain themselves in a terrarium.

WHERE: Botany Centre, Level 3, Classrooms 1 & 2 , Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Oct 7, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: $80 TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg by Wed


English Puppet Show Presented By Children Puppet Castle

This performance with veteran puppeteer Christopher Chow Pak Hong features two stories: The Wonderful Three Brothers and The Story Of The Mid-Autumn Festival.

WHERE: Activity Room, Ang Mo Kio Public Library, 4300 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Tomorrow, 1 - 1.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Weekends In The Park: Sensory Play Day

This open-ended play day features multiple sensory items such as child-safe play dough and rice sensory bins. Suitable for children aged four to 12.

WHERE: Activity Lawn, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 MRT: Bishan/Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007, PG)

This children's fantasy comedy film stars Dustin Hoffman as a 243-year-old proprietor of a magical toy store who announces that he will hand over the reins of the store to his young manager, Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman).

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Sun, 3pm & Wed, 7.40pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: theprojector.sg

Concert For Little Tots - Tales And Legends

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra will take children into the world of Chinese orchestral music and Chinese stories with the music of local composers. Moses Gay conducts, while scriptwriter Kamini Ramachandran narrates.

WHERE: Auditorium, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Oct 7, 10.30am & 4pm ADMISSION: $16 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Unconference: Demystifying The Art Of Writing & Publishing A Book

Learn the details of writing a book and getting it published around the world while networking with fellow writers and publishing industry experts. The host is Kiruba Shankar, a global speaker and author of five books.

WHERE: National Book Development Council of Singapore, 03-32 Block E, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 6pm ADMISSION: $50 INFO: Register at eventbrite.sg

Study In Europe 2017

Learn more about scholarships, grants and other programmes to support education, research and training at this annual education fair.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 3 Concourse, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6576-0114 INFO: www.europe.sg

Halloween Horror Nights 7

The theme of this year's Halloween scare party is the seven modern-day deadly sins of cruelty, deception, malice, manipulation, narcissism, perversion and obsession. There will be five haunted houses, two scare zones and two shows, as well as a Zombie Laser Tag Experience.

WHERE: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Today - Oct 29, 7.30pm - 1.30am (Sat), 7.30pm - 12.30am (Fri & Sun) ADMISSION: From $58 INFO: www.halloweenhorrornights.com.sg


Life, Love And Death

Melbourne-based visual artist Richard Lewer's solo exhibition includes new paintings that are based on old photographs depicting everyday family life. The works are shown alongside three of his animations.

WHERE: Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore, 01-06 Gillman Barracks, 5 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 11am - 7pm; Sun, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6871-8753 INFO: www.sullivanstrumpf.com

I've Cot You (Sayang, Sarong Baby) Community Exhibition

This interactive exhibition is presented as a series of five pit stops and is part of a heritage-cum-photo documentary project that traces personal Singaporean stories and memories revolving around the cloth cradle, also known as yao lan.

WHERE: Tampines Regional Library, levels 2 - 6 Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk MRT: Tampines WHEN: Till tomorrow, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ivecotyou.com/exhibition

New Paintings - Amanda Penrose Hart Solo

The Brisbane-born landscape painter's first overseas solo show features 34 works on canvas completed over the last 18 months in several places around the world that she visited.

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

Ikea Singapore's Young Designer Award 2017 Exhibition

The Ikea Singapore's Young Designer Award 2017 grand finals exhibition features the top five designs based on The Climate Action Challenge. It showcases innovative ideas and concepts from local and international students that aim to help people living in Asia better cope with challenges resulting from climate change.

WHERE: Atrium, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/ Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: IKEA.sg/YDA

Night Visions

South Korean artist Jieun Park's style blends large brushstrokes and splatters of ink with detailed depictions of urban landscapes at night. Her latest collection focuses more on Chinese ink brushstrokes and incorporates new materials such as gold leaf.

WHERE: Redsea Gallery, 01-10 Tanglin Village, Dempsey Hill, 9 Dempsey Road MRT: Queenstown WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6732-6711 INFO: www.redseagallery.com

SSO Subscription Concert: Steven Isserlis - Elgar Cello Concerto

Suk's Scherzo Fantastique and Glazunov's Fifth Symphony contrastingly frame Elgar's Cello Concerto, helmed by British cellist Steven Isserlis. Singapore-born Darrell Ang conducts.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $92 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 September 29, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Subscribe