Happenings - Gigs

Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler

LINYING

Singaporean singer-songwriter Linying's music reveals its stark emotional perspective through elements of indie-folk, electronic, lo-fi and alt-rock.

Where: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/Esplanade When: Today, 6.15 & 10.15pm Admission: Free Tel: 6828-8377 Info: www.esplanade.com

STILLSUNRISE

Stillsunrise are a four-man ensemble who aim to capture still images in the form of melodies and sound through the inspiration of each sunrise they encounter.

Where: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/Esplanade When: Today, 7.15 & 9.15pm Admission: Free Tel: 6828-8377 Info: www.esplanade.com

NAC-EXXONMOBIL CONCERT IN THE PARK

Enjoy an afternoon of acoustic and rock tunes from local bands Cashew Chemists, Imprompt-3 and The Summer State. There will be interactive fringe activities for families.

Where: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens When: Sun, 5 - 6.30pm Admission: Free Tel: 6471-7138 Info: www.nparks.gov.sg

BUKIT BATOK CHINESE ORCHESTRA 5TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: 5|50

Bukit Batok Chinese Orchestra celebrates its fifth anniversary together with the nation's 50th birthday. Listen to renditions of popular Mando-pop songs such as A-mei's I Want Happiness and Jay Chou's Blue And White Porcelain as well as National Day songs.

Where: Bukit Batok Community Club Multi-Purpose Hall, 21 Bukit Batok Central MRT: Bukit Batok When: Sun, 11am - noon Admission: Free Info: www.facebook.com/bukitbatokco

CHARITY

DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION (SINGAPORE) CHARITY MOVIE 2015

A fund-raising screening of Terminator Genisys, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke.

Where: Golden Village Cinema, Suntec City Mall, 03-373, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/ Promenade When: Sun, 1.30pm Admission: $150 a ticket Tel: 6500-9313 Info: E-mail radzi@downsyndrome-singapore.org. Exclusive Corporate Hall bookings are also available. Go to www.downsyndrome-singapore.org

MAPLETREE SING50 CHARITY TICKET DRIVE AT VIVOCITY TO AID CHILDREN'S FUNDS

Tickets to the Sing50 concert on Aug 7 have sold out, but the public can still get them through a donation at the Mapletree Sing50 Charity Ticket Drive, organised by sponsor Mapletree Investments. Tickets, limited to 10 for each person, are available this weekend at VivoCity for a minimum donation of $20. All proceeds will go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, both of which support children and youth from underprivileged backgrounds.

Where: In front of customer service counter on Level 1, VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk MRT: HarbourFront When: Tomorrow & Sun, 10am - 9pm Admission: A minimum donation of $20 Tel: 6377-6860 Info: www.vivocity.com.sg or www.sing50concert.sg

TAPESTRY OF HOPE: AN EVENING OF CHAMBER MUSIC IN SUPPORT OF VERY SPECIAL ARTS SINGAPORE

Classical musicians Azariah Tan, Tan Wee-Hsin and Lillian Wang will perform the works of Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven. All proceeds and donations will go to Very Special Arts Singapore's visual, performing and literary arts programmes for beneficiaries with special needs.

Where: School of the Arts Singapore Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: July 5, 7.30pm Admission: $72 - $162 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/vsa.singapore

SPORTS

WWE LIVE SINGAPORE

This wrestling extravaganza features stars such as John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Rusev, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler and Kane.

Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium When: Thu, 7.30pm Admission: $52 - $492 Tel: 3158-7888 Info: Get tickets from www.sportshubtix.sg

SHAPE RUN '15 SINGAPORE

Singapore's first all-woman run is back with new race categories. Challenge yourself in the 15km race or join the Family race with your spouse and child.

Where: Kallang Practice Track MRT: Mountbatten When: July 26, 6am (flag-off) Admission: $49 - $65 (individual standard rate for competitive categories), $49 - $88 (standard rate for fun run category) Info: Register at www.shape.com.sg/shaperun by today

THE DC JUSTICE LEAGUE RUN 2015

Participants in the 5km timed fun run around Sentosa get to represent their favourite superheroes and race to get their team labelled as the Fastest Hero of the Year.

Where: Sentosa, Interim Carpark MRT: HarbourFront When: Aug 30, 7 - 10am, flag-off at 8am Admission: $60 (early-bird rate by today), $70 (normal rate from tomorrow to July 31) Info: Register at www.dcjusticeleaguerun. com.sg. E-mail info@justiceleaguerun.com.sg. Go to www.facebook.com /dcjusticeleaguerunsg

TALKS

PUBLIC FORUM ON LASIK & ITS ALTERNATIVES

Learn about Lasik and alternative treatments. The speaker is adjunct assistant professor Khor Wei Boon, a consultant at the refractive surgery department and SNEC Laser Vision Centre of the Singapore National Eye Centre.

Where: Singapore National Eye Centre, auditorium, Level 4, 11 Third Hospital Avenue MRT: Outram Park When: Today, 6.30 - 8.15pm Admission: $5 (includes light refreshments) Tel: To register, SMS your name & mobile number to 9710-8463 Info: Register online at www.sneclaservisioncentre.com.sg

ECZEMA SUPPORT GROUP FORUM - EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF ECZEMA

Dermatologists will share tips on how to manage eczema.

Where: National Skin Centre, 1 Mandalay Road MRT: Novena When: Tomorrow, 1.30 - 4.30pm Admission: $5 Tel: To register, call the NSC Training Department on 6350-8273/6350-8476 Info: www.facebook.com/NationalSkinCentre

PUBLIC FORUM - SURVIVORSHIP. WE WILL LIVE BETTER

Learn how to cope with breast cancer diagnosis and deal with menopausal symptoms during hormonal therapy. You will also get essential information on the types of food and exercise that can benefit cancer survivors.

Where: Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Theatrette, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng MRT: Novena When: Tomorrow, 10am - 2.30pm Admission: $5 (lunch & goodie bag included for pre-registered attendees) Tel: 6357-8266/6357-7803 during office hours Info: E-mail BCAM_Forum@ttsh.com.sg or call to register. Go to www.ttsh.com.sg/breast-clinic

ENTREPRENEURS' CORNER @ SMU

Shannon Cheng, CEO of Savvy Analytics, will be sharing about trends of learning Chinese and their limitations. Mr Linus Lin, principal and co-founder of L-Intelligent Horizons Eduhub, will talk about imparting academic and life skills to propel students towards success.

Where: SMU Administration Building, Level 6, University Lounge, Singapore Management University, 81 Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall When: Wed, 6.30 - 8.30pm Admission: Free Tel: 6828-0661/6828-0655 Info: E-mail iie@smu.edu.sg. To register, go to tinyurl.com/ec0107

CLASSES

ONE-DAY CARTOONING WORKSHOP

Learn how to create cartoons at this hands-on workshop with professional cartoonist Iskander.

Where: The Singapore Cartooning Institute, Block B, 03-16, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten When: Tomorrow, 10am - 5pm Admission: $195 (including materials) Tel: 9873-7663 Info: www.tsci.com.sg

TAS WORKSHOP SERIES: CHOREOGRAPHY

Sleek and effective choreography does wonders for any show. Get tips on knowing when and how you should incorporate choreography into your performance at this a cappella music workshop.

Where: The A Cappella Society @ Aliwal Arts Centre, 03-03, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis/Lavender When: Tomorrow, 3pm Admission: Free with registration Tel: 9647-6856 Info: Get tickets from peatix.com

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS WORKSHOP

Topics explored at this workshop include Business - The Big Picture, ABCD Of Business Leadership, Ideas That Work and Planning Your Business, ACT! The workshop is conducted by Anisha (McKinsey consulting experience) & Arjun (international business experience), founders of Entrestreet. Suitable for those aged 11 to 18.

Where: Singapore Management University, 81 Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah When: Tomorrow, 1 - 5pm Admission: $100 (siblings), $120 (a pair) & $135 (individual) Tel: 9860-5935 Info: Limited places. E-mail anisha@entrestreet.com or call to register. Go to www.entrestreet.com or facebook.com/entrestreet

GROW YOUR OWN SALAD WORKSHOP

Learn to grow your own raw salad ingredients in your balcony or backyard in this two-hour workshop conducted by Olivia Choong, a sustainable living and gardening advocate.

Where: Within, 22 Rowell Road MRT: Little India When: Tomorrow, 10.30am - 12.30pm Admission: $98 Info: E-mail Lucinda Law at lucinda@within.sg or go to www.within.sg to register

YOUNG ADULT FICTION 101: FANTASY FICTION

In this workshop, aspiring writers will learn about plot, dialogue, character, setting and pace to create fictional pieces for the young adult market in the fantasy genre.

Where: Singapore Training and Development Association, Lion Building D, 06-01, 16 Arumugam Road MRT: MacPherson When: Tomorrow, 9.30am - 5.30pm Admission: $70 (Eventbrite charges apply) Tel: 6848-8295/6848-8297 Info: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg to register

INTRODUCTION TO TRAMPOLINE

Join this beginner's class by Trampoline Singapore to learn basic trampoline skills, including the use of different shaped jumps, twists and body landings. Suitable for children aged seven to 12.

Where: Tanglin Trust School, Griffith-Jones Hall, 95 Portsdown Road MRT: One North When: Tomorrow, 2 or 3.15pm Admission: $30 (members), $40 (non-members) a session Tel: 8186-2196 Info: E-mail trampolinesg@gmail. Go to www.facebook.com/TrampolineSingapore

TERRARIUM WORKSHOP

At this workshop organised by MossInGarden, participants are introduced to the basic care and maintenance of plants. All tools and materials will be provided.

Where: Within, 22 Rowell Road MRT: Little India When: Sun, 3 - 5pm Admission: $98 Info: E-mail Lucinda Law at lucinda@within.sg or go to www.within.sg to register

MINDFULNESS TASTER SESSION

At this interactive workshop facilitated by clinical psychologist Jessie Koh, participants will be introduced to basic guided mindfulness meditation. Learn what mindfulness can offer and explore how it can help you relate differently to your stress factors and how to incorporate mindfulness into daily life.

Where: Connected Sense Psychological Practice, 115 Amoy Street MRT: Telok Ayer/Tanjong Pagar When: July 4, noon - 2pm Admission: $99 Tel: 6646-9592 Info: For registration & inquiries, e-mail mindfulness@connectedsense.sg. Go to www.connectedsense.sg

L'ARIETTA PRODUCTIONS: ENGLISH DICTION WORKSHOP FOR SINGERS

Learn the basics of the International Phonetic Alphabet and work on your diction for classical and musical theatre. Aspiring music conservatory students, choral directors and singers will benefit most from this workshop.

Where: Goodman Arts Centre, Music Studio 4, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten When: July 4, 9am - 1pm Admission: $120 Info: For inquiries, e-mail lariettasg@gmail.com. Register at peatix.com. Go to www.facebook.com/lariettaSG

GOING BANANAS! WORKSHOP

Join this workshop to learn more about the interesting roles of bananas, as well as how to cook dishes using different parts of the plant.

Where: Meet at the roundabout between Fort Canning Centre & Hotel Fort Canning MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: July 4, 4 - 6pm Admission: $10 Info: E-mail lee_li_pei@nparks.gov.sg. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Mon or when it is full

FESTIVALS

THE SUPERHERO ME FESTIVAL: A CELEBRATION OF CHILDHOOD

This is Singapore's first costume crafting festival. Children can pick up values such as kindness, respect, gratitude, patience and resilience through crafting and starring in their own Superhero Me stop-motion film and taking part in creative workshops for the family. Tomorrow, from 1 to 4pm, there is a Heroes Gathering Photo Party where children are encouraged to wear their homemade Superhero Me costume. Adults are welcome.

Where: National Library Building Plaza, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah When: Till Tue, 10am - 7pm Admission: Free Info: E-mail hello@superherome.sg or sign up at nlb.gov.sg/golibrary/programmes/arts.aspx

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2015, with the headline 'TAMPINES BAZAAR'. Print Edition | Subscribe