Happenings - Films

FILMS

About Schmidt (2002)

This tender and acrid comic masterpiece showcases director Alexander Payne's quintessential cinematic ingenuity - from pitch-black comedy to measured direction. Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) is at many crossroads of his life at the same time and things seem to come apart from all directions.

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

City Of Ghosts (2017)

Directed, produced and filmed by Emmy-winning film-maker Matthew Heineman, City Of Ghosts follows the journey of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently - a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.

WHERE: GV Paya Lebar, 03-107 SingPost Centre, 10 Eunos Road 8 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Wed, 9 - 11pm ADMISSION: Singapore Film Society membership, from $18 a month TEL: 9017-0160 INFO: E-mail info@singaporefilmsociety.com

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017, R21)

An incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist, Dr William Moulton Marston, to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940s.

WHERE: GV Suntec City, 03-373 Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/ Promenade WHEN: Feb 27, 7.15 - 9.15pm ADMISSION: Singapore Film Society membership, from $18 a month TEL: 9017-0160 INFO: E-mail info@singaporefilmsociety.com

NATURE

Free Entry To National Orchid Garden

Enjoy free admission to National Orchid Garden during this festive period. This offer applies to students, Singaporeans, permanent residents and work-permit holders.

WHERE: National Orchid Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Till Sun, 8.30am - 7pm (last entry 6pm) ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail benjamin_aw@ nparks.gov.sg

Bali-Lombok Shark Conservation Trip

Activities include snorkelling, mini cliff and waterfall trekking and visiting a shark sanctuary. Accommodation, breakfast, land transfers, snacks, drinks, packed lunch and snorkelling gear are provided.

WHERE: Bali & Lombok, Indonesia WHEN: March 3 - 6 (closing date: tomorrow) ADMISSION: $550 - $650 a person (excludes flights & insurance) INFO: E-mail kathyxtt@gmail.com

PETS

Good Canine Citizen Training

This six-week Good Canine Citizen programme aims to promote responsible dog ownership and the training of well-mannered dogs. At the sixth session, a dog and handler team must take a short behavioural evaluation.

WHERE: Suntec City (Park at North Wing, between Towers 1 & 2) MRT: Esplanade/Promenade WHEN: From Feb 24 (every Sat), 9.30 - 10.30am ADMISSION: $250 - $300 (Singapore Kennel Club members), $400 (non-members) TEL: 6469-4821 INFO: E-mail admin@skc.org.sg

Pet CPR And First Aid

Learn to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid on pets. SkillsFuture credits can be used for this one-day class.

WHERE: Various WHEN: Feb 24, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: $225 TEL: 9768-1417 INFO: E-mail zoe@pawsitivesensations.com

Singapore Pet Expo

This annual three-day consumer trade show will feature animals such as dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, hamsters, chinchillas and guinea pigs, as well as pet products and services. There will also be educational workshops, contests and competitions.

WHERE: Hall 7 Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Drive MRT: Expo WHEN: April 6 - 8, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: $5 ($12 for three-day pass) TEL: 6389-6633 INFO: E-mail hello@petexposg.com or go to www.petexposg.com

CONTEST

Win Paris Trip With BreadTalk

Purchase BreadTalk's Valentine's Day cakes - Dark Knight and Heartstrings - to stand a chance of winning a trip for two to Paris (worth $3,400), dinner at Les Amis ($600) or a pair of Golden Village Gold Class tickets. Comment on BreadTalk's Facebook post and submit a captioned photo of you and your loved one with either cake.

WHERE: Most BreadTalk outlets WHEN: Cakes on sale till Feb 28, contest closes on March 2 INFO: For details, go to bit.ly/2nsDsL3 or facebook.com/breadtalksingapore

KIDS

Mr Bottle's Magic Performances At River Hong Bao

Wee Kien Ming, also known as Mr Bottle, will perform his brand of magic at River Hong Bao.

WHERE: The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade/ Esplanade WHEN: Sun & Tue, 7 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail marketing@kidsparty.com.sg

Weekends In The Park: Mass Chalk Art Drawing

Does your child enjoy doodling or drawing? Walk into any business outlet at Parkland Green in East Coast Park and ask for free chalk for them to unleash their creativity on the concrete floor outside the outlets.

WHERE: Parkland Green, East Coast Park MRT: Dakota/Eunos WHEN: Till Feb 28, 7.30am - 11pm ADMISSION: Free, no registration required INFO: E-mail sylvia_phay@nparks.gov.sg

GV Movie Club Peter Rabbit Family Day

Besides a movie screening, there will be activities for kids, a photo booth and a lucky draw for a Jones the Grocer hamper and movie premiums.

WHERE: GV Grand Hall 5, Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Feb 25, 3.30pm (movie starts at 4.30pm) ADMISSION: $26 (GVMC members, includes one Peter Rabbit movie premium & kids activities) INFO: gv.com.sg

Design Your Own Hongbao At KidZania

Kids get to design their own hongbao and have edutainment fun at KidZania Singapore, which will be decked out in Chinese New Year decorations.

WHERE: KidZania Singapore, Palawan Kidz City, 31 Beach View, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Till Feb 27, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: $25 - $58 (adult & child bundle: $80) INFO: Go to kidzania.com.sg or facebook.com/KidZaniaSingapore

OTHERS

African Painted Dogs, Golden Retrievers At Wildlife Parks

The Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park have various activities to celebrate the Year of the Dog, such as lion and dragon dances and meet-and-greet with animals.

WHERE (MRT): Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari (Marsiling/Kranji), Jurong Bird Park (Boon Lay) WHEN: Sun & Feb 24 & 25 (go to wildcny.sg for times) ADMISSION: Four-park tickets from $78 an adult/$58 a child (aged three - 12) INFO: wrs.com.sg

World Speech Day

Listen to passionate speeches on lifelong learning, empowerment of women and all things for the good of community from individuals and organisations. There will also be a Youth Speakers Showcase featuring students from ITE College West and ITE College East.

WHERE: Lee Kong Chian Auditorium, YMCA of Singapore, 1 Orchard Road MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: March 15, 9.30am - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail wsdsingapore@gmail.com or go to facebook.com/WorldSpeech DaySingapore

Money 20/20 Asia

The inaugural Asia-Pacific edition of this event will take place in Singapore next month. Speakers include top global fintech leaders from Ant Financial, Go-Jek, Ping An Group, ICICI Bank, Tencent and DBS Bank to Adyen, Google, Stripe, PayPal and Samsung Pay.

WHERE: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: March 13 - 15 ADMISSION: US$3,350 (S$4,430) INFO: money2020.com

LAST CALL

Istana Nature Guided Walk

Join the walk, part of the Istana's Chinese New Year Open House, to learn about the flora and fauna in the Istana grounds.

WHERE: The Istana, Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 4pm ADMISSION: Child from three years old: $2; Singaporeans/ permanent residents (from 13 years old): $4/$12 for family of four ($10/$30 foreigners) INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 16, 2018, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe