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GIGS

VocaBlends

This showcase by VocaBlends, a Singapore-based a cappella group comprising young Filipino professionals, features contemporary pieces and old hits.

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

Sirens Vocal Band

Formed in Taiwan in 2009, Sirens Vocal Band comprise members from across the island and a member from Malaysia. They were one of the top five of singing competition The Sing-Off China in 2012 and winners of the 2011 Singapore A Cappella Championship.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 8 & 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

VOCO

Local women's choir Voco performs choral classics and favourites from musicals and movies.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 8.15pm 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 performs with Project W, a Singaporean musical ensemble of 20 musicians. The programme comprises 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: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 & $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Sing-along: Evergreen Favourites With Mathilda D'Silva

Mathilda D'Silva and her band will lead the audience in a sing-along session featuring 1970s classics from artists such as The Beatles and Abba.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea: The Best Of Cantopop Divas

In her debut performance, Singapore singer Jennifer Lee will belt out Cantopop hits from the 1970s and 1980s by Hong Kong divas such as Liza Wang, Paula Tsui and Jenny Tseng.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Mon, 10.30am & 3pm ADMISSION: $13 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Roar Music: Singapore X Taiwan Music Bands' Collaboration

Roar Music's event has local musicians collaborating with their counterparts from Taiwan. This second edition features Little Fellas from Singapore and ZenKwun from Taiwan.

WHERE: Hood Bar and Cafe, 05-07 Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Tue, 8pm ADMISSION: $30 (online), $35 (at door) INFO: roarmusic2.peatix.com (complimentary glass of beer or non-alcoholic drink/fruit juice for ticket-holders)


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 talent. The concert features Singapore's next generation of musical talents and is helmed by music director Jeremy Monteiro and creative director Jeremiah Choy.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $19 - $41 TEL: 6688-8826 INFO: Tickets from entertainment.marinabay sands.com

ChariTrees @ Marina Bay 2015

This initiative by Community Chest and Touch Community Services, in collaboration with the Urban Redevelopment Authority, raises funds for the less fortunate. This year's edition will feature 30 family trees with uplifting stories of beneficiaries.

WHERE: Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Dec 27, from 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/TouchCommunityServices


SPORTS

Hello Kitty Singapore Run 2015: Celebrates Christmas!

The second instalment of the run, it introduces the first Hello Kitty Night Run, where participants can enjoy the city skyline.

WHERE: The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue MRT: City Hall WHEN: Dec 19, 5pm (flag-off) ADMISSION: $75 INFO: Register at www.hellokittyrun. com.sg by today. Go to www.facebook.com/ hellokittyrunsg

Run For Hope

Singapore's biggest run in aid of cancer research comprises a 10km non-competitive run and a 3.5km family fun run/walk. Organised by Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore, in collaboration with National Cancer Centre Singapore.

WHERE: The Promontory @ Marina Bay, 11 Marina Boulevard MRT: Bayfront/Marina Bay WHEN: Jan 31, 7am (10km), 7.30am (3.5km) ADMISSION: $55 (adults), $50 (past participants/Passion card members), $32 (juniors/youths aged five-18), $47 (two adults), $45 (group of 20 or more) TEL: 9655-6597 INFO: Register at www.runforhope.sg by Dec 27


CLASSES

One-Day Cartooning Workshop

Learn how professionals create cartoons in this hands-on workshop with cartoonist Iskander Walen.

WHERE: Block B, 03-16 Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Dec 12 or 19, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: $195 a person, includes materials, group discounts available TEL: 9873-7663 INFO: www.tsci.com.sg or www.goodmanartscentre.sg


TALKS

Demystifying Feng Shui

Dr Peh Chong Jin, author and former feng shui columnist of the South China Morning Post, talks about the history and development of feng shui.

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

World Lit Featuring Cathy Linh Che And Nicholas Wong

Poets Cathy Linh Che and Nicholas Wong discuss what it means to be part of an international literary community. The session is moderated by Sally Wen Mao, a writer-in-residence of the 2015 Singapore Creative Writing Residency.

WHERE: Living Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: Register at www.theartshouse.sg

'Positive Energy': Hegemony and Online Public Opinion Guidance In The Xi Jinping era

Dr Yang Peidong, a post-doctoral fellow at Nanyang Technological University's School of Humanities and Social Sciences, will analyse the types of positive energy (zheng nengliang) discourses found on the Internet.

WHERE: East Asian Institute Conference Room, 06-01 Tower Block, NUS Bukit Timah Campus, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Dec 11, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715 INFO: www.eai.nus. edu.sg


FESTIVALS


Singer-songwriter Charlie Lim performs tomorrow at *Scape The Invasion music festival. ST FILE PHOTO

*Scape The Invasion - Music, Music And More Music!

*Scape and Invasion Singapore come together for a full-day music festival celebrating Singapore music. A stellar line-up of more than 20 local musicians and bands will perform. They include Charlie Lim, The *Scape Invasion as well as tour headliners such as Shigga Shay, TheLionCityBoy and Michaela Therese.

WHERE: *Scape Youth Plaza, The Ground Theatre and Gallery 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6521-6565 INFO: Register at www.scapers.sg/theinvasion

Wan Qing CultureFest 2015

Visitors can enjoy exciting performances by Singapore artists, craft demonstrations, documentary screenings and public lectures.

WHERE: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Today and tomorrow, various times ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6256-7377 INFO: www.sysnmh.org.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 04, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI04'. Print Edition | Subscribe