Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Youth Concert

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

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

TropicLab House Night Special

Gear up for a night of house music with the TropicLab boys in the third instalment of this Kyo club night series. DJs Jamie React, Haan and Dhakka will take you on a melodic and funky, bass-heavy journey with three DJ decks and a TR-8 drum machine.

WHERE: Kyo, 133 Cecil Street, B1-02 Keck Seng Tower MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tonight, from 10pm ADMISSION: $20 for women & $25 for men, including one drink

Band Fiesta

This festival features school bands from all over Singapore.

WHERE: Golden Garden, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow & July 25, 4 - 7pm; July 26, 5 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.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: Sun, 5pm ADMISSION: $28 - $88 INFO: Tickets from www.eventclique.com

Turn Back Time at 1-Altitude - SG50 Decades Of Music

This is billed as the biggest retro party on a rooftop. Expect Polaroid photo booths, giant cassette tapes, afro wigs, funky shades and more. There will also be performances by local acts including Winston Koh & The Trailers and Phase 2 Face & Acoustic Trip.

WHERE: 1-Altitude, 1 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Thu, 9.30 - 10.30pm (Winston Koh & The Trailers); July 30, 9.30 - 10.30pm (Phase 2 Face & Acoustic Trip) ADMISSION: $30 nett, including one house pour drink TEL: 6438-0410 INFO: For reservations, e-mail reservations @1-altitude.com

Jaime Wong @ The Company Of Cats

Jaime Wong will perform her acoustic folk tunes as 11 rescued kittens roam among the audience in Chinatown's first cat cafe.

WHERE: The Company of Cats, 6B Mosque Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: July 24, 8 - 10pm ADMISSION: $16, including two hours' admission to the cat room TEL: 6220-3835 INFO: Tickets from www.peatix.com

Johnny Marr Live In Singapore

The British guitarist (left), most famous for being a founding member of rock icons The Smiths, will hold his first solo concert here. 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


CHARITY

Prosperity For Generations - The National Kidney Foundation's Fundraising Campaign

Donate $50 or more for a chance to own a pair of exclusive, limited-edition SG50 porcelain vases from the Franz Collection.

INFO: For donations, go to www.nkfs.org or call 6299-0200 for inquiries

Charity Gala Dinner - Midnight At Royal Ascot

At this charity gala, guests will mingle with the international who's who in racing while the world's most prestigious race featuring long-distance thoroughbreds is televised live. There will also be a fashion show presented by Covetella and an auction in aid of the prevention of child trafficking in Cambodia.

WHERE: Ballroom, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: July 25, 7pm - midnight ADMISSION: $250 INFO: Tickets from www.showbizasia.com


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 Mon. To register, go to www.actionasiaevents.com

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 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/dcjustice leaguerunsg. 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

Rethinking The Chinese Communist Party Elite Politics: An Alternative Analytical Approach

At this seminar, Dr Guo Xuezhi, a visiting senior research fellow at the East Asian Institute at National University of Singapore, attempts to establish an analytical approach to explain the dynamics of leadership politics and offer an alternative interpretation of Chinese Communist Party elite politics.

WHERE: EAI Conference Room, National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus, Tower Block, 06-01, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: July 24, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/6779-1037/ 9879-3854 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

HDB Heartland Talk - Subletting Your HDB Flat/Room

Attend this talk to learn all you need to know about subletting your HDB flat/room.

WHERE: HDB Hub Auditorium, Basement 1, HDB Hub, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: July 25, 2.30 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.hdb.gov.sg/heartlandbeat. Registration closes on July 23

Poetry On The Platforms

Poet Eric Francis Tinsay Valles and literary critic Ian Chung share their thoughts on the exhibition of local poems at City Hall MRT station. 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

SG50's Passion Unleashed Talk Series

At this talk, Tosh Zhang from the Ah Boys To Men movies, Hossan Leong, Irene Ang, Claire Chiang, Chatri Sityodyong and Soon Loo will share their inspiring stories.

WHERE: *scape The Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: July 25, 9am - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Limited seats available. Register at pu.sg/PUConf2015. Go to www.passionunleashed.org

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

Writing The City With Madeleine Lee: Poetry Walking And Writing

Madeleine Lee's poetry has been adapted for short films and theatre productions. Join this workshop for a nature-inspired edition of Writing The City and learn more about poetry appreciation. Part of Read! Fest 2015.

WHERE: Multi-Purpose Room, Central Public Library, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 2pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Parenting Workshop: How To Cultivate Your Kids With Positive Etiquette

Learn how to cultivate good manners in your kids. Suitable for parents with children aged three to 12. Free goodie bags on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHERE: HDB Hub Convention Centre, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: July 25, 11am - noon ADMISSION: $30 TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: To register, call or go to www.krystalcharm.com/ July-2015-events-and-programs

Paint Along Session

Join this workshop conducted by volunteer Tham Pui San, an artist who expresses his passion for nature through his art. Bring along your art materials and learn different drawing techniques.

WHERE: Meet at Api Api Lab, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre, Kranji Way entrance, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: July 26, 8.30 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail nparks_sbwr@nparks.gov.sg. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Sun or when registration is full, whichever comes first. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg


FESTIVALS

Orientale Concentus VIII International Choral Festival

This choral festival celebrating cultural diversity and community will be held for the second time in Singapore from Thursday to July 26. The annual four-day musical extravaganza will be attended by top choral teams from Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines . INFO: For details, go to www.ace99.com.sg/OC

National Poetry Festival

Enjoy the cadences of Singapore's four official languages in these poetry readings and be the first to listen to winning entries of the National Poetry Festival Competition read by their respective poets. Meet poets Edwin Thumboo, Marc Nair, Ciung Winara, Eric Valles and Desmond Kon at these readings.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: July 25 & 26, 4 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free (admission charges to Cooled Conservatories apply) TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardens bythebay.com.sg

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 17, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI17'. Print Edition | Subscribe