Happenings - Films


Film Screening: Material Success (NC16)

This documentary features Bruno Ierullo, a first-time fashion designer from Canada, in the midst of preparing for his debut runway show. On the heels of a personal tragedy, he decides to risk his savings, change careers and pursue his dream to design the most colourful, eccentric and happiest clothing line the world has seen.

WHERE: Auditorium, Level 2 National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Tue, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at materialsuccess.peatix.com

What We Do In The Shadows (NC16)

This 2014 New Zealand mockumentary directed by and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi follows the lives of three flatmates who are trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles, like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Oct 28, 9pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: theprojector.sg

Horror Film Festival 2017

Catch Thai horror flick The Promise as well as four other specially curated horror movies. Singapore Paranormal Investigators will make a special appearance on opening night to share their spooky encounters.

WHERE: GV Cineplexes MRT: Various WHEN: Oct 27 - 31, various times ADMISSION: $10 (GV members), $13 (public) TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: www.gv.com.sg


Orchid Garden Tour

Explore the beauty and diversity of orchids with volunteer guides.

WHERE: Visitor Services Desk at Nassim Gate, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, various times between 9am & 4pm ADMISSION: $5 (adults) & $1 (students & senior citizens) to enter National Orchid Garden INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Istana Nature Guided Walk (Deepavali Open House)

This guided walk, held during the Istana's Deepavali Open House, is a collaboration between the President's Office and the National Parks Board. It showcases the Istana's flora, fauna and biodiversity.

WHERE: Istana grounds, Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Sun, 10am - 4pm (walk conducted hourly) ADMISSION: $4 (Singaporeans & permanent residents aged 13 & above); $10 (foreigners aged 13 & above); $12 (family package of four for Singaporeans & permanent residents); $30 (family package of four for foreigners); $2 (child aged three & above) INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg


SOSD Adoption Drive

Rescued dogs will be looking for a home at this adoption drive.

WHERE: Galaxis, 1 Fusionopolis Place MRT: one-north WHEN: Sun, 2 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/SOSDSingapore

Voices For Animals Adoption Drive

The rescued retired breeding dogs up for adoption are mostly seniors whose ages are unknown. Most are HDB-approved breeds .

WHERE: Mutts & Mittens, 11 Pasir Ris Farmway 2 MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/VFASIN


Storytime By The Storytelling Centre

Join the Young Storytellers in this Halloween-themed interactive storytelling session. Suitable for children aged four to seven.

WHERE: Level 2, Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 12.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6467-6077 INFO: www.facebook.com/ClunyCourt

Workshop For Children: Inner Warriors! By Artist Angie Seah

Participants learn stencil techniques as well as dripping and sponging techniques of action painting in this artist-run workshop held as part of the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore's current exhibition, Ghosts And Spectres - Shadows Of History. Suitable for children aged seven to 12 .

WHERE: The Seminar Room, Gillman Barracks, 43 Malan Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Tomorrow, 1.30 - 3.45pm ADMISSION: $20 INFO: Register at ntuccasingapore.peatix.com. Go to ntu.ccasingapore.org/events/workshop-children-inner-warriors-artist-angie-seah

SSO Concerts For Children: Nature Tales

Join Leopold the Leopard and his best friend, a talking tree, as they tell a grand tale with the nature settings depicted in Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. This show is created by puppeteer Victor Yerrid and conducted by Singapore Symphony Orchestra's Joshua Tan.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Nov 4, 2 & 4pm; Nov 5, 2pm ADMISSION: $28 & $35 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


NKF Flag Day

The National Kidney Foundation is calling for volunteers to help during its Flag Day on Nov 18. It hopes to gather 1,500 volunteers and raise $200,000. All donations go to patient care and education and prevention efforts. Volunteers can choose from two shifts - 8am to 1pm or 1 to 6pm - at seven MRT stations (Woodlands, Jurong East, Tampines, HarbourFront, Bugis, Toa Payoh and Serangoon).

INFO: Go to www.nkfs.org/event/flagday2017 or call 1800-KIDNEYS (5436397)

The Bee Which Flew Out Of The Nose: Tales Of Serendipity

The Story Weavers, a performance group of professional storytellers from the Storytelling Association Singapore, present tales of serendipity, such as a samurai warrior who forgets his quest when he falls in love with a maiden and a clever woman who gets justice over her inconsiderate husband.

WHERE: Training Room, Singapore Council of Women's Organisations, 96 Waterloo Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $18 TEL: 9851-2762 INFO: Register at thebeewhichflewoutofthenose.eventbrite.sg

Demonstration: Moleskine Smart Writing Set

Learn to combine writing using pen and paper with the advantages of digital technology to edit, organise and share information in real-time.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sun, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

Cathay Malls Present - Horror Haunt: School Of Horrors

Search for clues to help you solve the mystery of a dead schoolgirl. The first 75 people a day who are successful in their mission each wins a Cathay Cineplexes movie voucher.

WHERE: Level 1 External Atrium, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road

MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Sun, 6 - 10pm WHERE: Basement 1, Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Thu - Oct 29, 6 - 10pm ADMISSION: Present a minimum of $5 same-day receipt from The Cathay or Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, a ticket stub from Cathay Cineplexes or pay $10 for entry INFO: thecathay.com.sg/event/horrorhaunt or cineleisure.com.sg/event/horrorhaunt

Halloween Horror Nights 7

The theme of this annual Universal Studios Singapore event is the seven modern-day deadly sins of cruelty, deception, malice, manipulation, narcissism, perversion and obsession. There are 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: Till Oct 29, 7.30pm - 1.30am (Sat), 7.30pm - 12.30am (Fri & Sun) ADMISSION: From $58 INFO: www. halloweenhorrornights.com.sg

Museum Of Horrors VII: Vengeance

This haunted house Halloween event tells of an abused girl and her thirst for revenge and features graves everywhere and a gardener sweeping up leaves and body parts.

WHERE: Level 2 The Ground Theatre, *Scape, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Today, Thu, Oct 27, 30 & 31, 6 - 10pm; tomorrow, Sun, Oct 28 & 29, 4 - 10pm; ADMISSION: $15 INFO: Tickets from moh2017.peatix.com. Go to www.scape.sg


Forever Crazy

This Parisian cabaret show consists of a best-of selection of acts from the repertoire of the Crazy Horse troupe.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today, 8 & 11pm; tomorrow, 5, 8 & 11pm; Sun, 5pm ADMISSION: $59 - $179 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

VCH Organ Series: Phantom Of The Opera

Popular for her silent film programmes, organist Dorothy Papadakos accompanies the 1925 silent horror film, which preceded the popular musical of the same title, on the organ with an improvised score.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Forever Young

This musical set in a nursing home is adapted by Benjamin Lee from the original European cult hit written by Swiss writer Erik Gedeon.

WHERE: Drama Theatre, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, 4 & 8pm ADMISSION: $48 - $73 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Iconography In Contemporary Conditions

This solo exhibition by Thai artist Komkrit Tepthian features sculptures, mainly of Buddha and other deities, that aim to challenge views, experiences and memories of the significance of historical cultures, beliefs, buildings and objects.

WHERE: Art Seasons Gallery, 03-02 Cideco Industrial Complex, 50 Genting Lane MRT: Potong Pasir WHEN: Today, 11am - 7pm TEL: 6741-6366 ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.artseasonsgallery.com

Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy - Jiritsu

Nobuo Uematsu, composer of the video game series Final Fantasy, will make a guest appearance at this orchestral concert.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $62 - $242 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Compiled by Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

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