Happening: Gigs

GIGS

Project Symphony Grand Concert

Conductor Jason Lai gathered 50 Singaporeans from all walks of life to form an orchestra for a TV series. They play their first concert after eight weeks of rehearsals.

WHERE: Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Sun, 7.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at peatix.com

SCO Campus Rhapsody: SCO & Nafa: Beyond Music Concert

Resident conductor Quek Ling Kiong leads the Singapore Chinese Orchestra in nostalgic pieces including Hao Wei Ya's Flowers On A Moonlit Autumn River. The orchestra and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts collaborate in the finale for Lo Leung Fai's Autumn and Peng Xiu Wen's Moon On High.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 3,151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Wed, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.beyond music1509.eventbrite.sg

Metal Zone @ Aliwal Arts Centre

Featuring local bands Malex (speed metal), Noetic Theory (progressive rock) and Kraton (Javanese symphonic metal).

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis/Lavender WHEN: Sept 26, 8pm ADMISSION: $25 INFO: To buy tickets, call 9060-7254. Go to www.aliwalartscentre.sg

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations - Nightly Stage Shows

Enjoy Chinese songs, music and dance performances by local entertainers and troupes from China.

WHERE: Kreta Ayer Square MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Till Sept 27, 8 - 10.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.chinatownfestivals.sg


CHARITY

What's Your Story Exhibition

Features the inspiring stories of bone marrow donors and blood disease patients who were given a second chance at life. Held in conjunction with World Marrow Donor Day.

WHERE: 313 @ Somerset, 313 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6340-1040 INFO: www.bmdp.org

S.E.N.D For Hope - To 2065, With Love

Pen a National Day message to Singapore citizens to celebrate SG100 in 2065 and help secure a $5 donation for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. This edition of Send E-card and Donate (S.E.N.D) For Hope initiative was launched in conjunction with CapitaLand's #BuildSG2065 showcase at the Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow exhibition. CapitaLand Hope Foundation will donate $5 for every e-card sent.

INFO: Go to www.spmf.org.sg

BVH Charity Walk In Clogs 2015

Take part in this 1km walk in Japanese clogs to help raise $100,000 for needy patients. All proceeds go to Bright Vision Hospital.

WHERE: Punggol Park MRT: Buangkok/Hougang WHEN: Oct 17, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $30 a person, $55 for two TEL: 6248-5755 INFO: Register at www.bit.ly/WICSU


SPORTS

Urgent Run

Join this 5km fun run held by the World Toilet Organization where participants are encouraged to dress up in sanitation-themed costumes. Funds raised will go towards improving sanitation conditions around the world.

WHERE: Angsana Green, East Coast Park MRT: Eunos WHEN: Nov 7, 8am - noon ADMISSION: Till Oct 24, $25 (student), $40 (adult) TEL: 6352-8921 INFO: www.urgentrun.com/join.php


TALKS

Traditional Art And Beauty Of Kabuki

Ms Yow Wei Meng, who studied Comparative Theatre at Waseda University in Japan, will talk about the theatrical art form of kabuki.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Garden City In A Changing Landscape

Ecologist Lahiru Wijedasa and conceptual photographer Zen Teh will talk about their works relating to landscape change and fragmentation in South-east Asia.

WHERE: Imagine, Library@Orchard, 03-12 /04-11 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.gardencity changing.eventbrite.sg


Eldercare - A Responsibility

To Share At this iCare Life Annual Forum, find out some of the issues faced by elders and how to enhance their quality of life.

WHERE: HDB Convention Centre Basement 1, 480 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 1800-274-1724 INFO: Register at www.icare.sg/events/register_event.php

Constructed Realities: Revelations About Nature Photography

Bird researcher David Tan and art photographer Robert Zhao Renhui on taking photographs of nature.

WHERE: Imagine, Library@Orchard, 03-12 /04-11 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow, 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.constructed realitiessg.eventbrite.sg

Singapore's Dual Port-town Layout And Its Fine-grain Diversity: An Urban Mosaic Perspective

Assistant Professor Imran Tajudeen from the National University of Singapore's Department of Architecture will talk about the diversity and complex forms of interaction that have left their mark on the city's historical landscape.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Mon, 11am - noon ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.fom.sg Open Your Heart - Achieve Success With Mindfulness

Two psychologists tell participants how to achieve success with mindfulness.

WHERE: Bishan Community Club, 51 Bishan Street 13 MRT: Bishan WHEN: Sept 27, 1 - 6pm ADMISSION: $5 TEL: 6338-3346 INFO: For those 16 years old and above. Go to www.sgcaringheart.org/openyourheart

Singapore Patient Conference 2015

Celebrate the unsung heroes of caregiving at the inaugural Singapore Patient Awards. Learn more about caregiving resources and be inspired by stories of caregivers.

WHERE: Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng MRT: Novena WHEN: Oct 30, 9am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6357-8018 INFO: Register at http://www.ttsh.com.sg/spc2015

CLASSES

A Bag Full Of Blues: Alternative Cyanotype Processes

Learn to make cyanotypes - a darkroom process invented more than 150 years ago - and create cyanotype prints on tote bags using plants or photographs.

WHERE: Toa Payoh Public Library, 6 Toa Payoh Central MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: www.eventbrite.sg Writing Styles And Techniques In Modern Poetry (For Adults) Join this poetry workshop and learn the techniques of writers T.S. Eliot and Maya Angelou. WHERE: Heritage Place, 02-08, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 6pm ADMISSION: $47.38 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Visual Storytelling: Polaroid Emulsion Lifts

Learn to make stories come alive with the polaroid emulsion lift technique. Create prints using a vintage Polaroid camera and then combine them with collage or words. 

WHERE: Make, library@orchard, 03-12/04-11 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Sun, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: www.eventbrite.sg

TAS Workshop Series: Teaching Pedagogy

Pick up tips on how to make music learning and singing lessons fun at this monthly workshop series.

WHERE: The A Cappella Society @ Aliwal Arts Centre, 03-03, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis/Lavender WHEN: Sept 26, 3 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6435-0131 INFO: www.peatix.com

Interactive Activities At Books Kinokuniya Liang Court: Beyond Origami

Fun origami demonstration suitable for all ages.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Liang Court, 03-50 Liang Court, 177 River Valley Road MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Sept 27, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-1300 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


FESTIVALS

Noise Singapore 2015 Festival Exhibition

This annual exhibition shows the best art, design, photography and music from Noise Singapore's annual Open Categories submissions. Creative artworks, simple crafts and merchandise by local artists will be exhibited and there will be music performances over the weekends.

WHERE: B4 Ion Station (Event Hall), Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Oct 11, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: www.noisesingapore.com or www.ionorchard.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 18, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI18'. Print Edition | Subscribe