Happenings - Gigs

 Local dream-pop quintet Pleasantry.
Local dream-pop quintet Pleasantry. PHOTO: ASHRAF

Pleasantry @ The Company Of Cats

Local band Pleasantry @ The Company of Cats present an intimate acoustic session, featuring stripped-down versions of their songs accompanied by a feline dance ritual that includes guitar-sniffing and purring.

WHERE: The Company of Cats, 6B Mosque Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION:$16 (including a two-hour stay in the cat room) INFO: Tickets from pleasantryatthecompanyofcats.peatix.com

Obey The Brave - Street Noise SG

Canadian metalcore band Obey The Brave make their debut in Singapore as part of their Asia Tour 2015. The line-up also includes Taiwanese metal band Flesh Juicer and local bands Embrace Them Ghosts and Losing End.

WHERE: Multipurpose Hall, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis/Nicoll Highway WHEN: Wed, 6.30pm ADMISSION:$45 TEL: 9661-1329 INFO: Tickets from obeythebrave.peatix.com

Chinese Chamber Music Soulmates: A Pipa & Ruan Recital

Singapore Chinese Orchestra musicians Zhang Yin and Cheng Tzu-ting showcase plucked Chinese lute music with the pipa and the zhongruan. There will be a post-show talk in English and Mandarin.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Wed, 7.30pm ADMISSION:$31 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

VocaBlends

A showcase by Vocablends, a Singapore-based a cappella group comprising young Filipino professionals featuring contemporary pieces and interpretations of past hits.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Dec 4, 7.15pm ADMISSION:Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Winter Wonderland - Singapore Lyric Opera Children's Choir In Concert

Under the baton of choral conductor Rose Loh and accompanied by pianist Aloysius Foong, the choir will perform with Project W, a Singaporean musical ensemble of 20 musicians. The programme will comprise an eclectic mix of songs, including traditional favourites that capture the mood of winter.

WHERE: School of the Arts Singapore Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Dec 5, 7.30pm ADMISSION:$28 & $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A Not-So-Classical X'Mas By Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra & The Joy Chorale

What would Christmas carols sound like when they are mashed up with popular Hokkien tunes. Find out at this fun-filled festive concert.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Dec 13, 5pm ADMISSION:$16 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

ChildAid 2015

ChildAid is one of Singapore's biggest annual children's charity concerts, in aid of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, which provides children and youth from low-income families with pocket money to help them through school, and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, which provides them with structured arts training and the opportunity to develop their artistic talents.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Dec 4 & 5, 7.30pm ADMISSION:$19 - $41 TEL: 6688-8826 INFO: www.marinabaysands.com (walk-in sales: MasterCard Theatre Box Office, SkyPark, ArtScience Museum, Retail Mall Concierge & Hotel Tower 1 Concierge)

ChariTrees @ Marina Bay 2015

View the 30 family trees that feature uplifting stories of struggles and triumphs at this event that celebrates families.

WHERE: Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Last day, from 7pm ADMISSION:Free INFO: www.facebook.com/TouchCommunityServices


TALKS

Structural Inequalities And China's Health Policy Reforms: Evidence From China Health Nutrition Surveys 1991-2011

At this talk, speakers including Dr Wu Xun from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore will examine the impact of China's health reform on structural inequalities over the past two decades.

WHERE: East Asian Institute Conference Room, 06-01 Tower Block, NUS Bukit Timah Campus, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Today, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION:Free TEL: 6516-3715 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

Singapore Pioneer Artists: A Corcovado Arts' Talk In Connection With The Story Of Singapore Exhibition By Artcommune Gallery

The lecture will provide an understanding and overview of the work of Singapore's pioneer generation of artists.

WHERE: Ion Art Galley, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 3pm ADMISSION:$50 & $30 (senior citizens aged 60 & above) TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com

From Kilt To Sarong

Based on his upcoming book, writer Graham Berry will talk about the Scots who came to Singapore when it was an East India Company outpost and later a British colony.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Mon, 11am - noon ADMISSION:Free INFO: E-mail mml@fom.sg or go to www.fom.sg


CLASSES

Dealing With Emotions Arising From Caregiving

Learn to identify the emotions arising from caregiving and the four steps to managing them. Organised by the Asian Women's Welfare Association.

WHERE: Information Centre, Lobby B, Level 1 National University Hospital Main Building, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Tomorrow, 2.30 - 4.30pm (be seated by 2.15pm) ADMISSION:$60 (a minimum $10 co-payment upon registration, $50 waived by Caregivers Training Grant, subject to eligibility) TEL: 6511-5318 INFO: E-mail caregiver@awwa.org.sg

Concept Of The Hand Photography Workshop

This workshop is a systematic approach to learning the fundamentals of photography in 24 hours. It is suitable for newbies, as well as those who already have basic photography skills. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and take along a camera.

WHERE: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION:$150 (includes refreshments & a magazine) INFO: Register at www.cliffindie.com

Bliss Out The Monkeys Workshop

In this workshop, participants will discover easy, fun and engaging teaching methods to inspire children at home and in the classroom. Recommended for parents, educators and yoga teachers.

WHERE: Club Insignia, 03-02 Oasis, 87 Science Park Drive MRT: Kent Ridge/One North WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 8am - 5pm ADMISSION:$480 (two-day workshop) & $260 (one-day workshop) INFO: Register at www.yogaseeds.com.sg/events


FESTIVALS

SG Heart Map Festival @ Float

Seven artists from Singapore's literary and visual arts scene have partnered Singaporeans to create works of art for the SG Heart Map.

The map was created to mark the nation's Golden Jubilee and is a compilation of places which hold the most significance for Singaporeans. These artworks will be unveiled at this finale event of the Heart Map celebrations.

WHERE: The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade WHEN: Today, 5pm - midnight, tomorrow, 5pm - 2am, Sun, 9am - 10pm ADMISSION:Free INFO: www.heartmap.sg

Anime Festival Asia 2015

Music and anime lovers can look forward to top performing artists and groups such as Aimer, Back-On and Lia and the latest in Japanese entertainment and merchandise. WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre Levels 3 & 4, 1 Raffles Boulevard

MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today - Sun, 9am - 9pm (today & tomorrow), 9am -7pm (Sun) ADMISSION:From $13 for festival access INFO: animefestival.asia/afasg15 & www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia

398.2 Storytelling Festival

The festival, which includes 44 interactive events, features 20 storytellers from Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea. The stories will be told in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. For children aged four to 12. WHERE: National Library, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis

WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 5.30pm WHERE: National Museum, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Sun, 11am - 5.30pm ADMISSION:Free INFO:www.rogerjenkins.com.sg/398.2festival.html

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 27, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe