DIGITAL DONDANG SAYANG
Electronic music act Cosmic Armchair's Benjamin Ang (main photo, with fellow member Jane Lau) delves into his Peranakan roots and sets century-old pantuns, or poems, written by his great-grandfather Ang Kay Teong to modern, electronic sounds. The performances are part of the National University of Singapore Arts Festival 2016.
WHERE: 157 Neil Road, National University of Singapore Baba House MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $12 from www.nus.edu.sg/cfa/NAF_2016/digital-dondang-sayang.html
EFG BANK SPOTLIGHT SERIES
Jazz fans will not want to miss out on two sterling European jazz talents performing this weekend.
Italian jazz organist Alberto Marsico (below), backed by a trio comprising saxophone player Shawn Letts, guitarist Andrew Lim and drummer Eddie Layman play tonight. The next night, award- winning Danish saxophone player Jakob Dinesen performs with Singapore's King of Swing, Jeremy Monteiro, backed by drummer Soh Wen Ming and bass player Ben Poh.
WHERE: 101 Jalan Sultan, The Sultan Hotel, SingJazz Club MRT: Lavender/Bugis WHEN: Alberto Marsico plays tonight, Jakob Dinesen and Jeremy Monteiro perform tomorrow, 9pm ADMISSION: $26.88 for each show from Eventbrite (go to www.eventbrite.sg)
SHEILA MAJID - MY INSPIRATION, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY - 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Malaysian jazz queen Sheila Majid (above) takes the ongoing celebrations of her 30th year in music to Singapore fans here. Fans can expect to hear a choice selection of her hits, from early pop singles such as Pengemis Muda to more recent fare such as Sinaran Cinta, taken from the soundtrack of the 2015 musical film based on her songs, Sinaran.
WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Theatre MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION: $48 to $158 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)
GARDEN BEATS FESTIVAL 2016
This has been dubbed an "electronic picnic festival" featuring international and Singapore DJs, including German DJ and producer Alle Farben (above), French house duo Faul & Wad, Berlin-based electronic musician Jan Blomqvist, as well as home-grown stalwarts such as Brendon P. and DJ KFC.
WHERE: Fort Canning Park, Fort Gate MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, from 1pm ADMISSION: $105 from www.gardenbeats.com