Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

George Lam 40th Anniversary Concert

The Cantopop veteran celebrates his 40th anniversary in the music industry with this concert tour.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Performing Arts Centre MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Wed, 8pm ADMISSION: $82 - $202 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Nathan Hartono: New Tricks

Since starting out in the Singapore music scene in 2005, Nathan Hartono has gone on to perform all over the world, both on stage and on screen. This is his biggest solo concert to date.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: July 9, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $41, $52 (event day) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Alemay Fernandez: Hard To Imagine

This Singapore artist performs songs from her maiden album, a labour of love five years in the making. The album of original tracks is her first foray into writing, arranging and producing.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: July 9, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $38 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Kenny Rogers

Country Music Hall of Fame star Kenny Rogers will celebrate his storied career of nearly six decades during his final world tour.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Performing Arts Centre MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Aug 6, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 - $232 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Dick Lee Singapop! 60th Birthday Concert

This concert will take audiences through Dick Lee's musical life journey as he shares his trials and jubilations through songs and stories.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Performing Arts Centre MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Aug 19, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $52 - $172 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

CHARITY

Project Tomorrow Exhibition

This exhibition showcases the stories of patients with blood diseases who were given a second chance at life, as well as the people who stepped up to give them that gift of life. It is part of the Bone Marrow Donor Programme's largest recruitment campaign.

WHERE: Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1 MRT: Tampines WHEN: Mon - July 10, 10am - 9pm WHERE: Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square MRT: Woodlands WHEN: July 18 - 24, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6340-1040 INFO: www.bmdp.org

Saving Lives Campaign - Community Blood Donation Drive

The Singapore Sindhi Association is holding its quarterly blood drive to help the Singapore Red Cross.

WHERE: Sindhu House, 795 Mountbatten Road MRT: Dakota/Mountbatten WHEN: Sun, 9.30am - 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.singaporesindhi.com.sg

Community Chest Heartstrings Walk

This family event offers opportunities for people with and without disabilities to interact with one another. There is a 4km fun walk and a competitive Race To The Sky vertical marathon up 57 storeys. All donations will go to 80 charities supported by Community Chest.

WHERE: Event Plaza, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Level 1 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: July 31, 7 - 11.30am ADMISSION: $10 donation (4km Fun Walk, individual); $2,000 donation (Race To The Sky vertical marathon, team of four) INFO: Register at www.comchest.sg/heartstrings

SPORTS

The SNAG @ Bishan

Complete an obstacle course to receive a finisher goodie bag and a finisher medal. Fringe activities include game booths and live music performances.

WHERE: Open field opposite Bishan MRT station Exit D MRT: Bishan WHEN: July 17, 7.30am - noon (registration starts from 7am)ADMISSION: $5 (a person), $15 (group of four) INFO: Call 6259-4720 for tickets. Go to www.facebook.com/BishanCommunityClub

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 15th Anniversary Launch

Learn about Singapore's iconic marathon at this roadshow featuring a heritage exhibition. Visitors may take part in lucky dips to win entry passes to this year's marathon and running tees, as well as participate in a free baseline fitness test for a fitness report.

WHERE: Atrium @ The Cathay, 2 Handy Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Thu - July 10; 2 - 8pm (Thu), 11am - 8pm (July 8 - 10) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.marathonsingapore.com

TALKS

Growing Up With My Mini-me

Learn the simple, yet often taken for granted facts that can bring about a positive development in your child's behaviour and emotional literacy.

WHERE: Red Schoolhouse, 34 Sin Ming Lane, Midview City MRT: Marymount WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6488-0278 INFO: To register, e-mail daryl@familylife.sg with your name, NRIC & mobile number

Innovative Ways To Secure Good Jobs

This talk for professionals, managers and executives will walk participants through an innovative journey from resume-writing to the third interview. The speaker is author, inventor, social entrepreneur, adjunct faculty staff of SMU and corporate trainer Richard Mak.

WHERE: Central Green Condo, 1 Jalan Membina, Multi-Purpose Hall (next to swimming pool) MRT: Tiong Bahru WHEN: Tue, 6.45 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.eventbrite.sg

China's Pollution Control

This seminar will examine the Chinese government's inclination towards equity and efficiency using provincial-level pollutant allocation data. The speaker is Dr Ni Jinlan, a visiting senior research fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore and an associate professor of economics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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

Galboss Asia Symposium 2016

Women from different sectors and industries will speak on topics such as harnessing digital power to drive businesses, how to manage a diversified business portfolio and the global and local trend of "mumpreneurs".

WHERE: The Gallery, 10 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt Singapore MRT: Orchard WHEN: July 21, 8.30am - 5.30pm (there will be a networking cocktail reception from 5.30pm) ADMISSION: $480, $384 (each package of three or more people) INFO: Tickets from www.galbossasia.com

Adventures In Parenthood: Penning The Agony And The Ecstasy

This panel discussion moderated by Clara Chow includes parents and writers Jasmine Han, Jocelyn Lau and Monica Lim. Part of Read! Fest 2016.

WHERE: Programme Zone in Bishan Public Library, 5 Bishan Place MRT: Bishan WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 3pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

CLASSES

Art Explorers Discover Project Deng Zi

Join artist Sarah Choo as she explains the concept of the Project Deng Zi exhibition and get to paint a stool at this workshop.

WHERE: Art Outreach Visual Thinking Lab, 47 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, 01-24 MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: July 9, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration (donations will be collected at the door) INFO: Go to www.facebook.com/projectdengzi

Honing Your Craft: Advanced Copyediting And Proofreading

Deepen your skills working with and analysing texts and understanding the market you are writing for.

WHERE: ChartNexus, 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, Diamond Room, 34-08 MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: July 14, 9.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $288.25 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

FESTIVALS

Montage 2016: Connection

Organised by the Photographic Society of NUS, this annual photo festival comprises a series of workshops, seminars, a photo competition and an exhibition.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 01-02 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today - Tue, 6.30 - 9.30pm (opening reception, today), 11am - 8pm (Sat - Tue) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6255-0711/6733-2155 INFO: visualartscentre.sg

Singapore International Finger-Style Guitar Festival 2016

This festival will be held in Singapore for the first time and features some of the best finger-style guitarists, including Masa Sumide and Andy McKee.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, NUS Centre For The Arts MRT: Clementi WHEN: July 23, 8pm ADMISSION: $41 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Da:ns Festival

This yearly festival celebrates the spirit of dance and the joy of movement, from the classical to the cutting-edge and the popular. Classes are available for both adults and children. The festival runs till Oct 2.

INFO: www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/dans-festival/2016

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe