Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Sam Tsui & Kurt Hugo Schneider Live

Join Internet singing sensations Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider for a one-night-only concert. They were among the first musicians to establish a hugely popular music-focused channel on YouTube. To date, their videos have amassed over one billion views and close to 10 million subscribers.

WHERE: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk MRT Stadium WHEN: July 6, 8pm ADMISSION: $62 - $132 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

RuPaul's Drag Race Battle Of The Seasons: 2016 Extravaganza Tour (R18)

Join host Michelle Visage and an all-star cast of past winners, finalists and fan favourites from each season of the reality series RuPaul's Drag Race for a night of music and madness with talented drag performers from around the world.

WHERE: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk MRT Stadium WHEN: July 10, 7pm ADMISSION: $112 - $452 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Spectrum: Maximally Minimal By Quinnuance

This show is the second of five concerts in a series celebrating minimalism in music. The new works presented here take on the theme of time and are composed by the members of Quinnuance, a Singaporean collective comprising four composers and a music director. Each work will be accompanied by a film sequence.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay MRT Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: July 10, 5pm (there will be a post-show dialogue after the performance) ADMISSION: $28 (standard), $16 (student, full-time national serviceman & senior citizen) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Paul Wong World Tour 2016

Hong Kong artist Paul Wong, lead guitarist for former iconic Hong Kong rock band Beyond, will be playing some of his classics from his back-catalogue, as well as some of Beyond's best-loved tracks. He will also perform some of his newer hits.

WHERE: The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, 04-01 MRT Buona Vista WHEN: July 9, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 - $192 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Skull Fist Asian Invasion Tour 2016

Skull Fist are considered to be an important part of the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal, an ongoing movement that has recently seen the return of traditional sounding metal bands. Local bands Xanadoo and Bloodstone will be opening.

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT Nicoll Highway/Bugis/ Lavender WHEN: July 12, 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm) ADMISSION: $45 (standard), $50 (at the door) INFO: Tickets from skullfist.peatix.com

Tegan And Sara Live In Singapore

The identical twin sisters perform here as part of their promotional tour for their latest album Love You To Death, the newest chapter in a 17-year career that has seen them build a global fan following.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Performing Arts Centre MRT Buona Vista WHEN: July 29, 8pm ADMISSION: $72 - $232 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

Rabobank Singapore 30K Challenge

Rabobank Singapore aims to donate 30,000kg of food to Boon Lay residents where its employees and members of the public will do one pull-up for every kilogramme of food donated. Participants who complete at least 10 pull-ups stand a chance to win lucky draw prizes. There will also be entertainment and a kids' carnival.

WHERE:South Beach Tower, 38 Beach Road South, ground level MRT Esplanade WHEN:Tomorrow, 9am - 2pm ADMISSION: Free INFO:Register at bit.ly/1UJaoW8


SPORTS

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

Shape Run

The run returns for its 11th year. Besides the 5km and 10km competitive races, Shape Run 2016 is the only women's run with a 15km competitive category to prepare runners for a half or full marathon, and encourages those familiar with shorter race distances to challenge themselves further. There is also a 1.8km Family Fun Run.

WHERE: Bayfront Event Space, 1 Bayfront Avenue MRT Bayfront WHEN: July 24, 6am ADMISSION: Past runners & Shape magazine subscribers: $35 (5km, individual), $59 (5km, two people), $45 (10km, individual), $79 (10km, two people), $49 (15km, individual), $89 (15km, two people); standard: $49 (5km, individual), $79 (5km, two people), $59 (10km, individual), $99 (10km, two people), $65 (15km, individual), $119 (15km, two people), $49 (1.8km, two people), $69 (1.8km, group of three), $88 (1.8km, group of four); at least one of the participants in a Family Fun Run group must be a child aged 13 & below as of event date TEL: 9773-7734 INFO: Register at www.shape.com.sg/shaperun by today


TALKS

Network And Power Of Central Government Agencies In China

Associate Professor Ma Liang of the School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China, uses archival data and social network analysis to rank central agencies' power.

WHERE: East Asian Institute Conference Room, 469A Bukit Timah Road, NUS 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

The Lost Tribe Of Chetti Melaka - Who Are We?

The Peranakan Indians in Singapore trace their roots to southern Indian traders who went to Malacca 500 years ago. Because the community has Indian, Chinese and Malay ancestry, it faces an identity problem. This lecture by Mr David Bok, secretary of the Chetti Melaka (Peranakan Indians) Association of Singapore, will address this issue and trace the community's history, geography and culture.

WHERE: Ngee Ann Auditorium, 1 Empress Place, Asian Civilisations Museum MRT Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to acm.org.sg

Roundtable: Innovative Disruption And Value Creation Of Fintech: Opportunities And Challenges For Financial Institutions

A few years ago, several start-ups known as fintechs started offering consumers limited online lending or retail-payment services. In this roundtable, a panel of invited speakers will explore topics such as the value that fintech is creating, and how traditional financial institutions can react to this emerging entrant. The roundtable will be moderated by Dr Patrick Lecomte, senior research fellow at Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (Essec) Business School.

WHERE: Essec Business School, Asia-Pacific, 5 Nepal Park MRT one-north WHEN: Thu, 8.30 - 10am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, e-mail essecasia@essec.edu by Wed. Go to www.essec.edu

Faring Well: A Poetic Excursion

Poets Christine Chia, Loh Guan Liang, Ow Yeong Wai Kit, Eugenia Tan and Wong Su Ann take participants into their private universes - each an eco-system of feelings, thoughts and observations. Part of Read! Fest 2016.

WHERE: The Pod in National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Level 16 MRT Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: July 2, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Take Control And Survive Anxiety

Learn the different types of anxiety disorders and their treatments. The speaker is Dr Raja Sathy Velloo, associate consultant of the Department of Community Psychiatry at the Institute of Mental Health.

WHERE: Agape Village, 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, Level 1 MRT Braddell/Toa Payoh WHEN: July 9, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $10 (payment at the door) TEL: 6801-7467 INFO: Register at registration@clarity-singapore.sg

Chasing Ancient Mysteries With Albert Lin

Join explorer Albert Lin whose expeditions range from exploring Genghis Khan's tomb to digging deeper into the 2014 disappearance of Malaysian jetliner MH370.

WHERE: Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay MRT City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Aug 30, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $42 - $63 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CLASSES

Engaging Hearts And Minds: Storytelling For Values Education

This workshop will show participants how they can use storytelling to impart positive values and foster the emotional and social development of children.

WHERE: Seminar Room, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street, Heritage Place, 02-08 MRT Bugis WHEN: July 2, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: $73 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Managing An Editorial Project

This course will take you through the essential skills that an editorial project manager needs. This workshop is approved for the Media Development Authority Talent Assistance Specialised Training grant, NTUC Utap fund and SkillsFuture credits.

WHERE: ChartNexus, 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, Diamond Room, 34-08 MRT Tanjong Pagar WHEN: July 12, 9.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $329.25 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Furniture Design: Listen To 10-minute Stories In "Furniture Camaraderie"

In 20 slides at 30 seconds a slide, presenters will tell a story about an aspect of furniture design close to their hearts. The programme promotes opportunities, collaboration and camaraderie among furniture designers, materials suppliers and furnishing marketers.

WHERE: Auditorium, 111 Middle Road, National Design Centre, Level 2 MRT Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: July 12, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6709-4886 INFO: Register at eventbrite.sg. Go to www.designsingapore.org


FESTIVALS

Campus Game Fest 2016

Hardcore and casual gamers alike can enjoy this year's edition of the biggest Internet party in Singapore. There are digital lifestyle activities covering not only games, but also performing arts and edutainment.

WHERE: ITE College Central, 2 Ang Mo Kio Drive MRT Ang Mo Kio/ Yio Chu Kang WHEN: Today - Sun, 10am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at campusgamefest.org

The Asian Women Writers' Festival 2016

This event will bring together eminent women writers from six Asian countries. There will be two no-holds-barred panel discussions, one featuring South Asian writers moderated by Shobhaa De and the other featuring South-east Asian Writers moderated by Professor Kirpal Singh. The topic of discussion is parity for women.

WHERE: Mochtar Riady Auditorium, 81 Victoria Street, Singapore Management University, Level 5 MRT Bras Basah/City Hall WHEN: July 1 & 2, 6 - 9pm (July 1), 3 - 5pm (July 2) ADMISSION: $45 (July 1), $75 (July 2), $100 (combined package) TEL: 9012-8184/9838-0537 INFO: indiasemedia.com

W!ld Rice's Singapore Theatre Festival

This month-long event presents eight new plays that have been written about today's Singapore. Featuring nine playwrights, eight directors and four companies, the plays will encompass works from diverse theatre-makers for people from all walks of life.

WHERE: Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT Bugis/Little India WHEN: Thu - July 24 INFO:Festival passes & tickets available at www.sistic.com.sg. Go to singaporetheatrefestival.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 24, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe