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Date Night Divas: Alemay Fernandez

Alemay Fernandez, a favourite in the Singapore jazz scene, presents some of the greatest jazz standard love songs.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.45 & 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

SSO Classics In The Park - 1845: The Straits Times 170th Anniversary Concert

To celebrate The Straits Times' 170th anniversary, associate conductor Joshua Tan and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra present an evening of music at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Programme highlights include music from the Oscar-winning film Ben-Hur and Portrait Of The Beatles.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sso.org.sg

Punked Out 2

Punked Out is back for another show, featuring Cadence from Baybeats this year, Victoria Street, Boxchild and Seran from Heir Of Hounds, among others.

WHERE: Hood Bar and Cafe, 05-07, Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6221-8846 for reservations INFO: www.facebook.com/punkedoutsg

Big Band Sundays: Singapore Jazz Orchestra

With their signature West Coast sound, the Singapore Jazz Orchestra bring big band jazz to life in a rare concert, presenting original compositions and their own arrangements of classics.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 7.30 & 8.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Walton's Cello Concerto

Qin Li-Wei joins associate conductor Jason Lai and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for Walton's Cello Concerto; the Sinfonia Da Requiem, Britten's largest purely orchestral work and his response to the breakout of war in Europe; and Strauss' tone poem Tod Und Verklarung (Death And Transfiguration).

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: July 17, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $78 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Youth Concert

Catch popular local YouTube musicians performing at Gardens by the Bay. Danial Ron, Gentle Bones, Joie Tan and Shigga Shay will perform on July 17. Clarence Liew, Sam Driscoll, Trick and Tosh Zhang will play on July 18 .

WHERE: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: July 17 & 18, 7 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

BigBang World Tour

After a long hiatus, BigBang are back with a world tour and new songs. The South Korean boyband will perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on two evenings.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: July 18 & 19, 6pm ADMISSION: $168 - $368 (booking fee applies) TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: Get tickets from www.sportshubtix.sg. Go to www.sportshub.com.sg

Music-ana

Lopamudra Mitra and Anupam Roy will perform folk songs in Bengali and Hindi as well as poetry blended into songs and Bollywood blockbuster tunes.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: July 19, 5pm ADMISSION: $28 - $88 INFO: Tickets from www.eventclique.com

Johnny Marr Live In Singapore

The British guitarist, most famous for being a founding member of rock icons The Smiths, will hold his first solo concert in Singapore.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, NUS Centre For the Arts, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Clementi WHEN: July 30, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


SPORTS

MSIG Singapore Action Asia 50

This is a new addition to an established ultra-marathon series. It is a race through the heart of Singapore. The course will offer 10km, 21km and 50km trails on a mostly off-road track. Winners of the 10km, 21km and 50km races will each receive a cash prize of $300, $1,250 and $1,750 respectively.

WHERE: Jalan Hang Jebat Park, Queenstown MRT: Queenstown WHEN: July 25, 5.30am (50km), 6.30am (21km), 7am (10km) ADMISSION: $40 (10km), $65 (21km) & $79 (50km) INFO: Registration closes on July 20. Go to www.actionasiaevents.com to register

DC Justice League Run

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 Heroes of the Year.

WHERE: Sentosa, Interim Carpark (beside Beach Station) MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Aug 30, 7 - 10am, flag-off at 8am ADMISSION: $70 INFO: Go to www.facebook.com/dcjusticeleaguerunsg Register at www.dcjusticeleaguerun.com.sg. E-mail info@justiceleaguerun.com.sg

Safra Celebration Run & Ride

In celebration of SG50 and SAF50, Safra Celebration Run & Ride will feature a 5km run, a 1.5km Families For Life run and unlimited rides at Universal Studios Singapore.

WHERE: Sentosa & Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway

MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sept 13, 7am (flag-off) ADMISSION: $28 - $50 (Safra member), $18 - $40 (child of Safra member, four - 12 years old), $38 - $68 (public), $28 - $55 (child, four - 12 years old) TEL: 6377-9729 INFO: For inquiries, e-mail spevents@safra.sg. Register at www.safra.sg/ participate by Aug 5


TALKS

Writing The City Celebrates Singapore's Storytellers

The British Council celebrates Singaporean storytellers with a public panel discussion on the themes of identity, city life and progress. The discussion will also feature renowned British writer Bernardine Evaristo. Part of Read! Fest 2015.

WHERE: library@orchard, Orchard Gateway, 03-12/04-11, 277 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Thu, 6 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Poetry On The Platforms

Poet Eric Francis Tinsay Valles and literary critic Ian Chung share their thoughts on the exhibition. The first 20 participants to sign up will be given a commemorative ez-link card. Part of Read! Fest 2015.

WHERE: Visitors' Briefing Room, National Library Building, Level 1, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: July 25, 4 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Crime

Curious about high-profile crimes in Singapore? Join lawyer Sunil Sudheesan, writer Colin Cheong and forensic scientist Lim Chin Chin as they share first-hand information about famous crime cases and how these can be used as inspiration for local stories. Part of Read! Fest 2015.

WHERE: The Pod, National Library Building, Level 1, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: July 31, 9 - 11pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


CLASSES

Construct A Carousel Book

Learn how to construct a carousel book, a multi-layered sculptural construction popular in the Victorian era. This workshop is suitable for participants aged 15 years and older. Part of Read! Fest 2015.

WHERE: Multi-purpose Room, Bedok Public Library, 21 Bedok North Street 1 MRT: Bedok WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Writing The City With Melissa De Villiers: Re-imagining Singapore

Workshop leader Melissa De Villiers' session is recommended for beginners seeking to transform their Singapore experiences into finely honed pieces of fiction. Part of Read! Fest 2015.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Toa Payoh Public Library, 6 Toa Payoh Central MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


FESTIVALS

Singapore Street Festival - Youth Diversity

In collaboration with Shine Festival this year, the Singapore Street Festival will present parkour, kendama, freestyle and panna urban street football as well as the Fantabulous Magic Gala Show; Asia Global Bellydance and Battle of the Year, a b-boy competition. This year's theme is Youth Diversity. The festival will end on Sept 6.

INFO: www.singaporestreetfestival.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI10'. Print Edition | Subscribe