Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

NTU CAC Jazz And Blues

The group performs tunes from the past and present, such as Sergio Mendes' Mas Que Nada and Wild Cherry's Play That Funky Music.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 8 & 9.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

NTU Chinese Orchestra

The orchestra presents familiar favourites such as Taylor Swift's Love Story, Hebe Tien's A Little Happiness and Joe Hisaishi's classic Summer.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 5.45, 6.45 & 7.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Republic Polytechnic Dikir Barat

Experience the richness of Malay culture through Republic Polytechnic's dikir barat group. The performances vary from slow traditional music to upbeat rhythms, including the classic dikir barat piece, Wau Bulan.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 8 & 9.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Grace Orchard School

The Grace Orchard School Choir and Handchimes ensemble perform together. The choir comprises students aged nine to 17 and was part of the opening ceremony of the 8th Asean Paragames last year. The school's Handchimes ensemble has 22 members aged 12 to 18.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 2.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Modern Maori Quartet - Live In Singapore

In their signature cabaret show, James Tito, Maaka Pohatu, Matariki Whatarau and Francis Kora bring a fresh twist to golden Kiwi oldies and a unique spin on recent international hits. 

WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway, 01 -209, The Forum MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Mon, 7 - 10pm ADMISSION: $28 (single tickets at shared table of four), $103 (table of four) INFO: Go to mmqtickets.peatix.com for tickets

Brazilian Dreams

Singaporean jazz extraordinaire Jeremy Monteiro launches his latest bossa nova album, Brazilian Dreams, with a one-night concert at the Victoria Theatre. The album features popular Brazilian tunes such as The Girl From Ipanema and Meditation sung by Brazilian vocalist Juliana Da Silva and Singapore's Melissa Tham.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: June 17, 8pm ADMISSION: $38 - $79 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Tay Kewei - Live In Singapore

Witness the different phases of Tay Kewei's musical journey over the past seven years as she performs with a six-piece band. Guest artists are Alfred Sim and Bonnie Loo.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: June 17, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $38, $49 & $59 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


SPORTS

Mizuno Ekiden 2016

Back for the second year, the Ekiden relay race will be a competition among teams of four runners. Each transition point allows participants to discover Japanese culture. A race village features Japanese food and beverages as well as games and cultural activities.

WHERE: The Promontory @ Marina Bay, 11 Marina Boulevard MRT: Bayfront/Downtown WHEN: July 16, from 4pm ADMISSION: Open category (team of four) for 42.195km - $260; open category (team of four) for 21.1km - $240; corporate category (team of four) for 21.1km - $240; five teams or more from the same company - $228 (a team) INFO: Register at www.mizunoekiden.sg by today

Pocari Sweat Run The run returns for the fifth consecutive year.

WHERE: The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue MRT: Bayfront/ Esplanade WHEN: July 23, 5pm ADMISSION: $60 (10km), $50 (5km) INFO: E-mail info@pocarisweatrun. com. Register at www.pocarisweatrun.com


TALKS

Chinese Fishermen On The Frontline Of Regional Maritime Disputes: The "People's War" Narrative Revisited

China's strategic and political considerations have directly and indirectly contributed to the growing presence of Chinese fishermen in disputed waters in the South China Sea and East China Sea. Mr Zhang Hongzhou, associate research fellow with the China Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, argues that food security and economic factors are the primary drivers of the outward expansion of China's marine fishery sector.

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

Innovative Ways To Secure Good Jobs

This talk gives tips to participants on securing good jobs despite not having any prior work experience.

WHERE: Multi-Purpose Hall, Jalan Membina, Central Green Condominium MRT: Tiong Bahru WHEN: Wed & July 5, 6.45 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.eventbrite.sg

The Implications of China's High-Speed Railway Diplomacy

Dr Dragan Pavlicevic, a visiting research fellow at East Asian Institute, provides an overview of China's overseas high-speed railway initiatives and discusses them in the context of the country's domestic and foreign policies.

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

Knowing Is Half The Battle Health Seminar

At this health seminar with radio personality Daniel Martin, learn more about the warning signs of heart disease, the importance of early screening and treatment options for colorectal cancer.

WHERE: Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Level 1 MRT: Novena WHEN: June 18, 1.30 - 4pm ADMISSION: $5 (excluding administration fee charges) INFO: Call 9123-0627 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 6pm). Register at khb.eventbrite.sg by June 17

Art Talk: Kartika Affandi

Widely considered to be Indonesia's foremost Expressionist painter, Affandi is a pivotal figure in the history of Indonesian modern art. In this talk conducted by his daughter, Kartika Affandi, an important artist in her own right, she discusses his artistic practice.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road, 01-01, Glass Room MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: June 18, 3 - 4 pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: To register, e-mail talks@nationalgallery.sg with your name & contact number

UnITE SpLD Conference

SpLD (Specific Learning Difficulties) experts share their research, which will be presented in short, engaging and entertaining sessions.

WHERE: Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: June 23, 9am - 6pm ADMISSION: Single tickets: $109, group tickets (minimum five people): $98 INFO: Register at unitespld2016.eventzilla.net by June 20


CLASSES

T-Shirt Scarf Workshop

Learn how to transform an old T-shirt into a fashionable scarf.

WHERE: One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow & June 18, 3pm ADMISSION: Free with minimum spending of $280 TEL: 6533-7557 INFO: www.onerafflesplace.com.sg/shopping

Herbs And Spices (A Gardening Workshop Cum Guided Tour)

Find out about the historical significance of herbs and spices commonly used in Asian and Western cooking, their uses as herbal remedies and their methods of propagation.

WHERE: Botany Centre, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: June 25, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: $80 a person (includes all materials) INFO: Registration closes on June 22, or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Characters Through Action

This workshop will help writers understand and refine how they depict characters, particularly through the use of action.

WHERE: Singapore Training & Development Association (Stada), 16 Arumugam Road, Lion Building D, 06-01 MRT: MacPherson WHEN: June 25, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $73 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg


FESTIVALS

Singapore Street Festival

In the 15th edition of the annual festival, centred on the theme of community, returning favourites include Battle of the Year, The Asia Global Bellydance Competition and Masterclass and the Singapore Yo-yo Championships. There will be new activities such as busking competition Busk! Singapore and a collaboration with the Shine Youth Festival, organised by the National Youth Council.

INFO: www.singaporestreetfestival.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 10, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe