Happenings - Gigs

Steven Patrick Morrissey, English singer, performing at his maiden Singapore show in 2012.
Steven Patrick Morrissey, English singer, performing at his maiden Singapore show in 2012. PHOTO: ST FILE

GIGS

Genesis

Local band Laid Comers present their self-titled debut EP at this gig, which also features Keith Soo-Tho, Mitch Advent and Brannlum.

WHERE: Stewords Riverboat, Marina South Pier, 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Berth 1, Upper Deck, Level 2 MRT: Marina South Pier WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm ADMISSION: $12 - $28 INFO: Tickets from lc-genesis1.peatix.com

ArtScience Late: Change Your Life (You Can Do It) With Dan Deacon

Join Baltimore-based experimental electronic producer and performer Dan Deacon, who is known for his interactive live shows, for a night of electronic music.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Expression Gallery, Level 4 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Thu, 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/museum

Hacken Lee & Joey Yung Live Around The World In Singapore

With love as their central theme, these two Cantopop stars will perform together here for the first time, singing their duets as well as each other's hits, such as My Pride and No Delay.

WHERE: Resorts World Convention Centre, 39 Artillery Avenue, Resorts World Ballroom MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Oct 9, 8pm ADMISSION: $132 - $232 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Salim Sulaiman Live In Concert

Indian composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant have scored more than 100 films and television shows, incorporating cinematic, folk, electronica and Sufi influences into their music.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Oct 15, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $54 - $204 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Morrissey - Live In Singapore

The Britpop icon returns for another concert with his latest release, World Peace Is None Of Your Business.

WHERE: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Green Roofs A & B MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Oct 15, 8pm ADMISSION: $112 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

XXX: The Very W!ld Rice Ball

Directed by Ivan Heng and Glen Goei, this charity gala features burlesque artist Sukki Singapora and dance routines by choreographer Lisa Keegan.

WHERE: Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road, Island Ballroom MRT: Orchard WHEN: Oct 8, 7pm ADMISSION: $6,000 - $20,000 (for a donation table that seats 10) INFO: E-mail riceball@wildrice.com.sg or call 6292-2695 for details. Go to www.wildrice.com.sg

Safra Swim For Hope 2016

Swim to help raise funds for Community Chest, SAF Care Fund, Special Olympics and families and children in need.

WHERE: Safra Clubs Singapore MRT: Various WHEN: Oct 14, 9am - 7pm (Safra Yishun) & 1 - 11pm (Safra Mount Faber); Oct 15, 8am - 6pm (Safra Jurong) & noon - 10pm (Safra Toa Payoh); Oct 16, 8am - 6pm (Safra Tampines) ADMISSION: Open category (individual): $15 (Safra members), $20 (guests); Families for Life category (one parent, one child): $27 a pair (Safra members); $36 a pair (guests) INFO: Register at www.safra.sg


FESTIVALS

Singapore International Festival Of Music

This festival showcases Singapore's young classical musicians by pairing them in chamber music performances with international artists. Festival runs from Oct 13 to 30. INFO: Tickets from bit.ly/SIFOM2016


TALKS

Gender Quotas, Female Representation And Party Regulation In South Korea

This seminar examines the role of gender quotas in women's political recruitment in South Korea. The speaker is Dr Erik Mobrand, associate professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at Seoul National University.

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

Warriors Of Light - Translators In Modern China: Literature And Predestined Affinity

Translator and sinologist John Minford considers the special case of translation in modern China and the plight of the literary translator in China over the past century. Part of TranslateSingapore 2016.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore Auditorium, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today, 5.30 - 7pm ADMISSION: $10 (regular), $8 (concession) INFO: Register at www.selectcentre.org

Stay Abreast With Breast Cancer

Learn more about breast cancer, early detection and treatment. There will be an optional tour to KK Breast Centre.

WHERE: KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Women's Tower, Level 1, Auditorium (Training Centre) MRT: Farrer Park/ Little India WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 1pm (tour starts at 2pm) ADMISSION: Free, registration required for the tour TEL: 6394-5038 INFO: Register at www.kkh.com.sg/events

The Balestiers: The First American Residents Of Singapore

Writer Richard Hale talks about the Balestier family, who took up residence in 19th-century Singapore.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Ngee Ann Auditorium MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Mon, 11am - noon ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail mml@fom.sg. Go to www.fom.sg

Governance Versus Political Steering - Capturing Politics Under Xi Jinping

This seminar will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the concept of governance and propose an alternative perspective of Chinese politics. The speaker is Dr Heike Holbig, professor of political science with a focus on Chinese and East Asian Area Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt.

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

Menopause - Living Well & Loving Life

This public forum includes talks about menopause as well as several workshops aimed at health improvement and increasing physical activity.

WHERE: KK Women's and Children's Hospital Auditorium (Training Centre), 100 Bukit Timah Road, Women's Tower, Level 1 MRT: Farrer Park/ Little India WHEN: Oct 9, 9.30am - noon (Chinese forum), 2 - 4.30pm (English forum) ADMISSION: $10 (individual), $15 (couple); workshop fee: $2 (limited to one a participant) TEL: 6394-5038 INFO: Register at www.kkh.com.sg/events by Thu

In Conversation With Gary Knight And Ron Haviv

The co-founders of International photo agency VII will talk about their experiences in the war zone, the state of documentary photography and the changing media environment.

WHERE: Objectifs, Chapel Gallery, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah/ Bugis WHEN: Oct 8, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: Entry by donation TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: Register at ptix.co/2cJkgkS. Go to www.objectifs.com.sg


CLASSES

Architectural Photography: Capturing The Urban Landscape

Learn to capture the fine details of building exteriors. This four-session workshop is designed for aspiring architectural photographers.

WHERE: Objectifs, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Wed & Oct 12: 7.30 - 10pm; Oct 8: 7.30 - 9.30am (morning guided shoot) & 5 - 7pm (evening guided shoot) ADMISSION: $275 for four sessions TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: Register at www.objectifs.com.sg

Writing The City Writers' Group: Writing Workshop

This workshop by writer Boey Kim Cheng will focus on how to incorporate rhythm, musicality, imagery and metaphors into prose.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Level 3, Toa Payoh Public Library, 6 Toa Payoh Central MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Oct 8, 2 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Promoting 21st-Century Education In Schools: Digital Literacy, Digital Citizenship And Cyber Wellness

This interactive session will highlight a range of online tools, communities and services, which provide opportunities to develop digital literacy.

WHERE: Singapore Training & Development Association, 06-01 LTC Building D, 16 Arumugam Road MRT: MacPherson WHEN: Oct 9, 9.30am - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $155 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Vintage Portrait Watercolour Workshop

Learn how to create vintage-style watercolour portraits with Russian artist Inessa K.

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, Kaw Kaw SG, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Oct 16, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $128 INFO: Call 9225-5563 or e-mail inessart@ yahoo.com for more information. Go to www.inessak.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 30, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe