Happenings - Gigs

Summertimes Big Band

The only professional and independent big band will perform familiar classics and festive favourites.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30, 8.45 & 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Of Music And Dance

Ding Yi Music Company and re:Dance Theatre collaborate for the first time to perform a multi- disciplinary concert of original Chinese chamber music compositions by Phang Kok Jun and Xu Zi Qing, with choreography by Albert Tiong.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 5pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Ivan Choong - Remembering Moments

Singer Ivan Choong will perform songs that relive key moments of the year and look forward to the next.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tue, 7 & 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Lorong Boys

Performing on violins, flute, piano and percussion, this quintet will bring you classical, Broadway and Top 40 pop music.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Wed & Thu, 6, 7 & 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

West Coast Swing 2016

Celebrate the New Year at West Coast's street party where DJ Leonard T and MC Boo will helm their sets atop scissors-and-boom lifts. There will also be live music performances by Regine Han & The Summertimes Hotshots, The Common People and Stereofly, as well as fireworks.

WHERE: Clementi West Street 2 MRT: Clementi WHEN: Jan 1, 6 - 10.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6779-1098 INFO: www.facebook.com/friends.of.west.coast

Enchanting Shreya Ghoshal Live In Concert

Catch Bollywood playback singer Shreya Ghoshal, who is known for melodies such as Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai and Dola Re Dola, in Singapore.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Jan 2, 8pm ADMISSION: $41 - $254 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

Vasantham And Oli Partner Lisha In Chennai Flood Relief Donation Drive

Mediacorp Vasantham and Oli 96.8FM will partner Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association (Lisha) and Singapore Red Cross Society in a donation drive to raise funds for those affected by the flood in Chennai.

WHEN: The donation booth will open till Wed from 10am to 8pm daily. Cheque donations are to be made payable to Singapore Red Cross Society. INFO: Go to www.facebook.com/mediacorp.vasantham

Toys Donation Drive by Royal Plaza on Scotts

Royal Plaza on Scotts will be collecting pre-loved toys for less privileged children. This is a collaboration with Food for the Heart (FFTH) and Association Francaise de Singapour (AFS).

Drop off toys that are in good condition in the Gift & Share toy donation box along the driveway of the hotel from now till Jan 1.

INFO: www.facebook.com/royalplazasingaporehotel

MyMy by Phuong My Charity Event

In Takashimaya Department Store's charity sale, Vietnamese fashion designer Phuong My collaborates with young Singapore artist-sisters Gelyn and Giselle Ong to create for a Christmas collection of scarves, T-shirts and cards. Seventy per cent of the nett proceeds will be donated equally to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund.

WHERE: Takashimaya Department Store, Level 3 entrance, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard/Somerset WHEN: Till Jan 3, 10am - 10.30pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6506-0458 INFO: www.takashimaya.com.sg/events-promotions


SPORTS

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/youth aged five-18), $47 (two adults), $45 (group of 20 or more) TEL: 9655-6597 INFO: Register at www.runforhope.sg by Sun

Love On The Run

This run is an exciting opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones. Runners are encouraged to take part in pairs. Organiser MetaSport will find running buddies for participants without partners. At the end of the run, each participant will receive a surprise gift.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Feb 13, 6 -9.30pm ADMISSION: $70 (normal); $98 (deluxe) INFO: Register at www.loveontherun.sg


TALKS

Life Of A Literary Translator By Shelly Bryant

Poet, writer and sought-after translator of Chinese literature Shelly Bryant will talk about how she started her career.

WHERE: The Select Centre Pop-up Bookstore, The Arts House, Level 1, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Tue, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: For inquiries, e-mail programmes@selectcentre. org. Go to www.facebook.com/theselectcentre

The Mindfulness Information Session

This is a chance for attendees to have their questions about mindfulness answered. Each session will begin with a talk about the background, development, applications and benefits of mindfulness as well as an introduction to the classic Eight- Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program.

WHERE: 11-14, Park Mall Singapore, 9 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Jan 9, 2 or 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.mindfulness-info-session.eventbrite.sg

National Geographic Live - Ocean Wild With Brian Skerry


PHOTO: BRIAN SKERRY

American photojournalist Brian Skerry shares images that capture the intelligence of dolphins, him hanging out with the Arctic harp seal, the truth about the global fish crisis and his global search for the world's most endangered whale, the right whale.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Jan 24, 3pm ADMISSION: $42 - $63 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.nglive. org/singapore


CLASSES

Manga Drawing Workshop

Learn how to draw and create your own manga in this three-hour workshop.

WHERE: Triple. Two Artspace, 02-03, 222 Queen Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 6pm ADMISSION: $20 INFO: To register, e-mail marketing@eastiebrekkie.com

Manga Art Jamming

Join this fun Manga Art Jamming session and spice up the holidays with colours and all things anime. All drawing materials are provided.

WHERE: Triple. Two Artspace, 02-03, 222 Queen Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: To register, e-mail marketing@eastiebrekkie.com

Mindfulness Taster Session

This interactive workshop will introduce participants to basic guided mindfulness.

WHERE: Connected Sense Psychological Practice, 115 Amoy Street MRT: Telok Ayer/Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Jan 9, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $99 TEL: 6646-9592 INFO: For registration & inquiries, e-mail mindfulness@connected sense.sg. Go to www.connectedsense.sg

Poetry In The Gardens

Join this poetry workshop with writer-in-residence Madeleine Lee and discover the history of the gardens with Dr Nigel Taylor, director of Singapore Botanic Gardens.

WHERE: Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Jan 16, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6471-7361 INFO: To register, e-mail su_shihui@nparks.gov.sg. Registration closes on Jan 5, or when full, whichever is earlier. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg


COUNTDOWN

New Year Foam Party Countdown

Celebrate the arrival of 2016 as you skate along to the beats of special guest DJ spinning on ice.

WHERE: The Rink at JCube, Level 3, 2 Jurong East Central 1 MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Thu, 9.45pm - 12.45am ADMISSION: $28 INFO: Go to www.therink.sg/happenings or www.facebook.com/therink.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 25, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe