Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Samba Botanica

Singapore-based percussion band Sambiesta will perform a repertoire of songs ranging from traditional Afro- Brazilian music to pop song mash-ups.

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

Ant-Men

Naztykeys, Aaron James Lee and Timothy De Cotta will pay tribute to hip-hop, jazz and soul artists.

WHERE: Multi-purpose Hall, 03-08 Aliwal Arts Centre, 20 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis/Lavender WHEN: Wed, 7pm ADMISSION: $10 at the door TEL: 6435-0131 INFO: www.aliwalartscentre.sg

Scorpions - 50th Anniversary Tour

The German rock band have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, with a string of successful singles, including Send Me An Angel and Winds Of Change.

WHERE: Halls 601 - 604, Level 6, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/Promenade WHEN: Oct 21, 8pm ADMISSION: $102 - $172 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A1 Here We Come... Back! Greatest Hits Tour Singapore

At this concert, expect the British-Norwegian band to perform popular songs such as Like A Rose, Everytime and Take On Me.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Oct 22, 8pm ADMISSION: $82 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

CHARITY

Singapore Association Of The Visually Handicapped And Perennial International White Cane Day

This carnival aims to create greater public awareness of and celebrate the achievements and independence of the visually disabled. All proceeds will go to the Singapore Association Of The Visually Handicapped.

WHERE: Chijmes Lawn, 30 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free, buy carnival coupons at Chijmes INFO: Go to www.facebook.com/savhperennialiwcd2016 or www.savh.org.sg

CapitaLand's #EatSnapGive Instagram Charity Campaign

This campaign encourages people to explore the meaning food holds for society. Upload, comment or "like" any food-related public photo on Instagram with the hashtag #EatSnapGive and $2 will be donated to support charities that benefit underprivileged children in Singapore. Event runs till Oct 21.

INFO: www.capitaland.com/eatsnapgive

Bloomberg Square Mile Relay

In this 1.6km corporate race, each team of 10 will represent its organisation to try and win $10,000 to donate to a charity of its choice.

WHERE: The Promontory @ Marina Bay, 11 Marina Boulevard MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Oct 27, 7 - 10pm ADMISSION: $1,706.65 (team of 10) INFO: Register at www.squaremilerelay.com by Oct 21

SPORTS

Yakult Relay Challenge

Compete in a team of four in this 4x25m freestyle relay competition. Each team must include at least one male and one female swimmer.

WHERE: OCBC Aquatic Centre, 7 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Oct 22, 1.30 - 3.30pm ADMISSION: Schools/clubs (aged 18 & younger) and family categories: $30 a team; masters (aged 35 & older), corporate & open categories: $60 a team INFO: Register at tinyurl.com/zv3gepx

The Zouk Run

This non-competitive 3km run kick-starts a series of activities to mark Zouk's move from Jiak Kim Street to Clarke Quay.

WHERE: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Nov 5, 5pm ADMISSION: $42 (includes entry to after-party at Zouk) INFO: Register at www.thezoukrun.com by Oct 30

TALKS

The Dynamics Of Ongoing Sinicisation And Re-Tibetanisation Discourses In China: The Case Of Two Gyalrong Weddings

This seminar examines ongoing discourses in China, investigating how they interpret Tibetan anxieties about the dilution of Tibetan cultural traditions and identity. The speaker is Dr Tenzin Jinba, an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore.

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

Beyond The National: The Regional And Transnational Trajectories Of Chinese Indonesians

This conference discusses the contemporary history and ethnography of Chinese Indonesians. The keynote speaker is Dr Mary Somers Heidhues.

WHERE: Iseas Seminar Room 2, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Kent Ridge/Haw Par Villa WHEN: Thu & Oct 21, 9am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.iseas.edu.sg by today

Transitions In The Craft Traditions Of Tamil Nadu

This talk by former politician Jaya Jaitly will present examples of the craft traditions of Tamil Nadu, such as weaving, stonework and metalwork.

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

CLASSES

Discover The Storyteller Within You 3: Storytelling With Unusual Props

Learn to tell stories using unusual props.

WHERE: Training Room at The Commerze@Irving, 08-09, 1 Irving Place MRT: Tai Seng WHEN: Oct 22, 9.30am - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $52.50 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Need Vs Want: How Children Can Learn To Make Wise Choices

Learn to give your child the right advice to make wise choices. For parents with children aged under nine.

WHERE: Activity Room, Choa Chu Kang Public Library, 04-01/02 Lot One Shoppers' Mall, 21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 MRT: Choa Chu Kang WHEN: Oct 22, 1.30 - 2.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Rasas Workshop: Introduction To Traditional Burmese Dance

Learn about this highly stylised form of dance theatre, rarely seen outside its native land. Suitable for those with no prior dance experience. Part of da:ns festival 2016.

WHERE: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Oct 23, 10am ADMISSION: $11 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Copywriting Workshop

Learn to write exciting copy. For anyone in a marketing or editorial role in publishing, or for those from sectors such as museums, galleries and libraries.

WHERE: ChartNexus, Diamond Room, 34-08 International Plaza, 10 Anson Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Oct 27, 9.30am - 5pm ADMISSION: $288.25 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Commissioning And Managing Digital Publishing For Book Publishers

Managing digital projects successfully requires a rethinking of the publishing process. This workshop includes case examples, templates and models from various book publishing sectors.

WHERE: ChartNexus, Diamond Room, 34-08 International Plaza, 10 Anson Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Oct 28, 9.30am - 5pm ADMISSION: $288.25 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

FESTIVALS

Okinawa Festa

This festival will feature all things Okinawan, including pottery and cuisine,  as well as performances by Ryukyudisko and Mongol800.

WHERE: Millian Singapore, 01-05 St James Power Station, 3 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6224-3690 INFO: bit.ly/okinawafestaFB

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe