Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

CEX Concert In The Park

The concert features fusion world music from Sarawak-based band At Adau and Singapore-based music group Flame of the Forest.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

PianoBotanica

Brazilian soprano Taiana Froes performs a number of popular songs written by famous Brazilian composers. Supporting her is young Singaporean pianist Benjamin Boo.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 6 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: pianobotanica.com

Top Of The Charts - A Wind Band Pop Concert

The Mus'Art Wind Orchestra will be joined by Singapore vocalists Alemay Fernandez, Cassandra Spykerman and Afwan to perform hits by Bruno Mars, Adele, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Mon, 5pm ADMISSION: $16 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

This collective of performers with more than 70 rotating cast members takes current hits and re-imagines them as coming from older eras of popular music.

WHERE: 04-01 The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Sept 23, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 - $162 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Bootleg Beatles

The Beatles tribute band will be accompanied by an eight-piece orchestra as they perform Fab Four classics such as Eleanor Rigby, Penny Lane and All You Need Is Love.

WHERE: Sands Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sept 22 - 24, 8pm ADMISSION: $49 - $154 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

Dance Of The Birds

This play by Gauri Gupta centres on the ancient practices that still trap rural women in southern India. Proceeds go to Singapore-based charity Project Smile.

WHERE: Play Den, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm; Sun & Mon, 2.30 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: $30 INFO: Tickets from ptix.co/29E1OcG


SPORTS

Paddles On Wave

Try your hand at activities such as stand-up paddling, windsurfing, kayaking and yoga at this carnival by the coast.

WHERE: Water-Venture (East Coast), 1390 East Coast Parkway MRT: Tanah Merah WHEN: Sun, 11am - 3.30pm ADMISSION: $5 TEL: 6444-0409 INFO: Register at www.one.pa.gov.sg by tomorrow. Go to www.facebook.com/WaterVenture

Skechers Blacklight Run

This 5km night run has three colour zones where participants will be doused in a neon powder that glows in the dark. The run will be followed by a party.

WHERE: Palawan Green, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Oct 29, from 5.30pm ADMISSION: Standard rate, $65; VIP rate, $95 INFO: www.blacklightrun.sg


TALKS

New Forms Of Local Governance In Japan: An Attempt Made In Osaka

This seminar discusses the problems of Japan's local governance and seeks possible solutions. The speaker, Professor Yoshihisa Godo, received his PhD from the University of Kyoto and his research fields include development and agricultural economics.

WHERE: EAI Conference Room, 06-01 Tower Block, National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Today, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715 INFO: E-mail james_tan@nus.edu.sg. Go to www.eai.nus.edu.sg

China's Challenge: Avoiding The Middle Income Trap

Many nations, particularly in Latin America, have grown rapidly for a time but then stopped at the halfway mark to reaching high-income nation status. China is now roughly at this crucial point of growth. The speaker is Professor Dwight H. Perkins from Harvard University.

WHERE: Executive Seminar Room, Faculty of Law, Block B, Level 3, NUS Bukit Timah Campus, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Thu, 4.30 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6516-3715 INFO: E-mail eaireg@nus.edu.sg to register. Go to www.eai.nus.edu.sg

Roundtable: Understanding The Islamic Marketing Environment

This roundtable discussion aims to give a better understanding of doing business with the Muslim world by addressing the unique features of the market.

WHERE: ESSEC Business School Asia-Pacific, 5 Nepal Park MRT: Buona Vista/one-north WHEN: Wed, 7.30 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: E-mail essecasia@essec.edu to register. Go to www.essec.edu

Is It Necessary To Plan For A Budget?

Learn how to make informed decisions so that you not only buy all the things you need but also spend within your means.

WHERE: Programme Zone, 01-01 Bishan Public Library, 5 Bishan Place MRT: Bishan WHEN: Sept 16, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Art Biennales: From Venice To The East

The lecture is an introduction to the history, concepts and strategies behind blockbuster international art exhibitions known as "art biennales".

WHERE: 01-02 Visual Arts Centre, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Sept 20, 7pm ADMISSION: $60 INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com

Lasik & Its Alternatives

Have your questions answered on whether you are suitable for lasik surgery and what to expect during and after the procedure.

WHERE: Auditorium, Singapore National Eye Centre, Level 4, 11 Third Hospital Avenue MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Sept 22, 6.30 - 8.15pm ADMISSION: $5 INFO: Register at www.sneclaservisioncentre.com.sg or SMS 9710-8463 with your full name and contact number


CLASSES

Doodling Workshop: Sounds

Use sounds to increase the sensitivity in your strokes and shading. Suitable for beginners and art lovers of all ages. Materials are provided.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free with registration; admission charges to the Christianity In Asia: Sacred Art And Visual Splendour exhibition applies TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: Register at peatix.com/event/185888. Go to acm.org.sg

Dennis Chambers Legacy Drum Camp

Get up close and personal with the American drum legend in this drum camp that is open to intermediate and advanced drummers of any age. Beginnersare also welcome to register.

WHERE: Resorts World Theatre, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sept 16 - 18, 9.30am - 6pm ADMISSION: $1,500 INFO: Call 6743-0781 or e-mail info@fest-events.com for bookings & queries

Fingers, Chants, Music And Action: Encouraging Audience Participation During Storytelling

Learn how to encourage children to participate during a storytelling session. Suitable for beginners and anyone interested in storytelling.

WHERE: National Volunteer & Philanthrophy Centre, 04-88 The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Sept 17, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $52.50 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Pre-reading And Post-reading Activities

This workshop explains how activities before and after reading switch on people's brains, offering fertile ground for dialogue among students and between students and teachers.

WHERE: National Volunteer & Philanthrophy Centre, 04-88 The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Sept 24, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $47.38 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg


FESTIVALS

Silver Arts Festival 2016

Featuring performances and workshops, this festival allows seniors to showcase their creative talent, pick up a new skill and enhance their well-being. There are free and ticketed events. The festival runs till Sept 25.

INFO: artsforall.sg

SMU Arts Festival 2016

There are more than 30 free and ticketed events in dance, music, visual arts and other creative forms by Singapore Management University students. The festival runs till Sept 16.

INFO: www.smuartsfestival.com

Speech Bubble

This event for comic fans features seminars, talks, collectors' displays, book displays and an exhibition of original works.

WHERE: National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Till Sept 30, various times ADMISSION: Free INFO: speechbubble.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 09, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe