Happenings - Gigs

Local actor and musician Nathan Hartono will be staging his first solo concert at a large venue, the Esplanade Concert Hall, in July.
Local actor and musician Nathan Hartono will be staging his first solo concert at a large venue, the Esplanade Concert Hall, in July. PHOTO: JON CANCIO

GIGS

Date Night Fridays With Rani Singam & Andrew Lim

Celebrating love and life, singer Rani Singam and guitarist Andrew Lim perform jazz, pop, soul and more.

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

Teriver Cheung & Melissa Tham Duo

Guitarist Teriver Cheung and vocalist Melissa Tham perform a selection of jazz standards and originals.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 5.15, 6.15 & 7.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Nathan Hartono: New Tricks

Since he started out in the Singapore music scene in 2005, singer- songwriter Nathan Hartono has performed all over the world. This is his biggest solo concert.

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

An Evening Of Music From Perth: Chisholm Catholic College Concert Band

The concert band from Chisholm Catholic College in Perth, Australia, presents a selection of popular tunes from Broadway musicals and genres such as pop and rock.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT: Orchard/ Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 5.30 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

All That Jazz

SparksWinds and conductor Chan Peck Suan present jazz favourites such as Fly Me To The Moon, I Got Rhythm and Take The "A" Train.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Skull Fist - The Asian Invasion Tour 2016

Canadian band 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. Singapore bands Xanadoo and Bloodstone will open the show.

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


CHARITY

SPH Red Apple Day

This bi-annual blood donation drive is held in partnership with the Singapore Red Cross Society.

WHERE: SPH News Centre Auditorium, 1000 Toa Payoh North MRT: Braddell WHEN: Tue, noon - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/officialsph

Bare Your Sole 2016

Habitat for Humanity Singapore's annual barefoot charity walkathon is back. Funds raised from the 2.5km and 5km walks will go to Project HomeWorks, which aims to improve the living conditions of the elderly, sick and people with disabilities.

WHERE: OCBC Square, 1 Stadium Place MRT: Stadium WHEN: Sept 10, 7.30am - noon ADMISSION: $45 (adult), $35 (student, NSF & senior citizen), $140 (two adults & two students/ NSF/senior citizen)


SPORTS

The Color Run 2016

Join this 5km fun run, where participants are doused from head to toe in different colours throughout the route. The fun continues after the race with a dance party.

WHERE: Sentosa Beach Station, Palawan Green, Sentosa Island MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Aug 20 & 21, 2 - 10pm ADMISSION: $65 (regular), $98 (deluxe) INFO: Registration ends when all places are filled. Register at stage.thecolorrun.sg

Orange Ribbon Run 2016

Into its fourth year, this event is organised by OnePeople.sg to promote the values of respect, understanding and trust.

WHERE: Bayfront Event Space MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sept 10, 4.30pm ADMISSION: 10km: $38 (PAssion cardholder/past participant), $43 (public); 5km: $33 (PAssion cardholder/past participant), $38 (public); 10km Buddy or Corporate: $35; 5km Buddy or Corporate: $30; Fun Walk for 3.5km: $8, $5 (groups of 20 & above) TEL: 6280-8069 INFO: Register at www.raceagainstracism.sg by Aug 12


TALKS

The Cause Of The Cultural Revolution Reconsidered

The Cultural Revolution is still a divisive issue in Chinese politics and society decades after it ended. Yet, individuals of various ideological stripes agree that Mao Zedong launched the revolution to attack and rectify party officials, differing only in their evaluation of his motive. Dr Xu Xiaohong, a sociology professor at the National University of Singapore, challenges this narrative.

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

Books & Co. Talk Featuring Koh Jee Leong, Alfian Sa'at And Ovidia Yu

Singaporean writers - Alfian Sa'at, Ovidia Yu and Koh Jee Leong - read their works and share their experiences. They will discuss the impact of Singapore literature beyond the the country and how it changed their writing.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore, Supreme Court Wing, 1 St Andrew's Road, Level 4, Mezzanine, The Glass Room MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at sgunbound.peatix.com

Weathering The Haze - Are We Ready?

In the second session of the Conversation Starters series by the National Library Board and SIM University, panellists discuss how green technology, buildings and homes can keep people safe from the haze.

WHERE: The Pod in National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Level 16 MRT: Bugis WHEN: Wed, 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.bit.ly/1PK187R

Community Design: Uniting People With Food And Design

Non-profit organisation Participate In Design and editorial agency In Plain Words discuss how food and design might converge to offer meaningful and memorable shared experiences.

WHERE: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Atrium, Level 1 MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Thu, 7.30 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6291-3686 INFO: Register at www.designsingapore.org

Writing From The Heart Playwriting Workshops

TheatreWorks is organising a six-day interactive playwriting workshop by playwright and writer, Tony Perez. These workshops are designed to enable participants to discover their inner self and creativity while exploring the basics of playwriting.

WHERE: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: July 18 - 23, various times ADMISSION: $200 INFO: Open to participants aged 17 and above. To register, e-mail Ezzat at ezzat@theatreworks.org.sg or call 6737-7213


FESTIVALS

Singapore International Finger-Style Guitar Festival 2016

Held in Singapore for the first time, the festival features some of the best finger-style guitarists such as 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. There are also classes for adults and children. Till Oct 2.

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


CLASSES

Art Explorers Discover Project Deng Zi

Artist and educator Sarah Choo explains the concept of Project Deng Zi, which means stool in Chinese, an initiative by alumni and teachers of Nanyang Girls' High, who want to add value to old-school stools.

Participants get to paint a stool.

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

Honing Your Craft: Advanced Copyediting And Proofreading

Sharpen your skills in 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: Thu, 9.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $288.25 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 08, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe