Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Gerry Cox And Friends

Irish guitarist Gerry Cox is joined by Singapore musicians Stanley Ang, James Chan and Guan Boon Cheng in performing Irish tunes.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Mon, 7.15 & 8.15pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.esplanade.com

Mozart Madness - Mozart Travels! The Best Of The Mozart Group

This Polish string quartet combine classical music with comedy, celebrating the quirky regional differences that make the world go round.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Wed, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 - $79 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

Paws For A Cause @ Bishan North

Take your dog for a 3km walk and attend a carnival with merchandise sales and grooming services. All proceeds go to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

WHERE: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park 2, Promenade (near McDonald's) MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Nov 6, 8am (carnival from 9am - noon) ADMISSION: $30 (public), $28 (PAssion Card members) TEL: 6287-5355 ext 35 INFO: E-mail fundraising@spca.org.sg. Tickets from www.simplygiving.com


SPORTS

The Zouk Run

This non-competitive 3km run launches 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 Sun

One Championship: Defending Honor

One Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki defends his title against Filipino wushu specialist Eduard Folayang in this mixed martial arts bout.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Nov 11, 7pm ADMISSION: $42 - $2,144; discount available up to Tue INFO: Tickets from www.sportshubtix.sg. Go to onefc.com

Singapore Fighting Championship 4: Changing The Game

This event will see fights in multiple disciplines, including professional and amateur mixed martial arts, professional boxing and K1 kickboxing. The exponents come from around the world.

WHERE: Singapore Foochow Association, 04-01 Foochow Building, 21 Tyrwhitt Road MRT: Farrer Park/Lavender WHEN: Nov 12, 6 - 11pm ADMISSION: $45 INFO: Tickets from www.singaporefightingchampionships.com

Battle Of Europe: England Masters Vs Germany Masters

Catch former professional football players such as Paul Scholes, Teddy Sheringham, Dietmar Hamann and Lothar Matthaus in this match celebrating the 50th anniversary of England's win against Germany in the 1966 World Cup finals.

WHERE: Singapore National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Nov 12, 7pm ADMISSION: $20 - $204 INFO: Tickets from www.sportshubtix.sg. Go to mastersfootball.com


TALKS

Prominent Speaker Series: Jason Lai

The associate conductor with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra talks about his life as a conductor, teacher and TV presenter, and how important it is for a healthy society to have a lively arts scene.

WHERE: The Pod, Level 16 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Seminar: Climbing The Ladder: Socio-Economic Mobility In Malaysia

This seminar investigates the existence and extent of inter-generational mobility in Malaysia. The speakers are the Khazanah Research Institute's director of research Muhammed Abdul Khalid and its research associate Hawati Abdul Hamid.

WHERE: Iseas Seminar Room 2, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Kent Ridge/Haw Par Villa WHEN: Tue, 10.30am - noon ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.iseas.edu.sg by Mon

India Conversations

Speakers including actor Sharmila Tagore, poet Javed Akhtar, actor Rahul Bose and Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra reflect on India's history, arts, politics and more.

WHERE: Capitol Theatre Singapore, Capitol Piazza, 11 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Nov 6, 5 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: $50 (circle), $100 (standard), $150 (VIP) INFO: Tickets from www.eventnook.com

Lung Cancer Awareness Health Talk

Find out more about lung cancer and learn to recognise the risk factors and symptoms.

WHERE: Activity Room in Geylang East Public Library, 50 Geylang East Avenue 1 MRT: Aljuined WHEN: Nov 12, noon - 1pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

COPD Awareness Event: Take Charge Of Your Lungs

The aim of this English and Mandarin public forum is to educate the public on managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

WHERE: National Heart Centre, Level 7 (take patients' lift at Lobby C), 5 Hospital Drive MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Nov 19, 1 - 4.15pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, call 6326-5261 (weekdays, 9.30am - 5.30pm) or e-mail your name and contact details to chris.liu.j.w@sgh.com.sg by Nov 11


CLASSES

21st Century Essential Editorial Skills For Book Publishers In A Digital World

This course is designed for new and aspiring editors. Case examples, templates and models will be presented.

WHERE: ChartNexus, Gold Room, 34-08 International Plaza, 10 Anson Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Nov 4, 9.30am - 5pm ADMISSION: $288.25 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Blue Tribal!

Learn polymer clay techniques and make a necklace to take home in this workshop.

WHERE: Whoos Art, 419 Tampines Street 41, 02-92 MRT: Tampines WHEN: Nov 13 & 20, 1.30 - 6pm ADMISSION: $90 INFO: To register, e-mail whoosart_enquiry@yahoo.com or call 9367-5946/ 9855-8910. Go to www.facebook.com/whoosart


FESTIVALS

River Nights Festival

This night celebration highlights the Singapore River's changing identity through the years.

WHERE: Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 7 - 11pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.acm.org.sg

Singapore Halloween Festival: Thriller In The Park

Activities include a mock-up cemetery and zombie maze, live music, food, a cosplay competition and a pasar malam.

WHERE: Fort Gate, Fort Canning Park, River Valley Road MRT: Bras Basah/ Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 11pm ADMISSION: $25 (standard), $150 (VIP); free entry for children under age 12 INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com. Go to www.sensat1on.com

Singapore Writers Festival: Sayang

This year's iteration of the festival delves into the multi-faceted human condition. There will be lectures, performances, workshops, masterclasses and panel discussions. Some activities are free. Festival runs from Nov 4 to 13.

INFO: For details and tickets, go to www.singaporewritersfestival.com

Singapore Polytechnic Arts Fiesta - Art At Heart

Student talents give contemporary jazz and classical Chinese orchestra performances, among others. The festival runs from Nov 4 to 24.

INFO: For more details and tickets, go to www.facebook.com/spartsfiesta

Dastak - A Hindi Theatre Festival

This festival provides a window to Indian classics as well as new scripts. In Hindi with English surtitles.

WHERE: Black Box, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Nov 4, 7.30pm; Nov 5 & 6, 3 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: $32 TEL: 9113-1667 INFO: Tickets from www.showtickets.asia. Go to www.facebook.com/dastak10

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 28, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe