Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

A Beautiful Life Fiesta: Celebrating 50 Years Of Friendship Between Singapore And Japan

Octogenarians from Okinawan group KBG84 are one of the highlights of this evening of music, dance and all things Japanese.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 5.30 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Air Supply Live In Singapore

The Australian music duo perform classic hits as well as new songs.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Dec 10, 8pm & Dec 11, 5pm ADMISSION: $82 - $172 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Rock On! 2017

Alicia Keys headlines this countdown party, with performances by other artists including Hoobastank, Joi Chua and Kenji Wu.

WHERE: The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Dec 31, 5pm - 1am ADMISSION: $48 - $218 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com


CHARITY

Yoga + Cats

Adopt a cat at this charity yoga fund-raiser and adoption drive. Proceeds will go to Cat Welfare Society's Second Chance Fundraiser for its sterilisation and community outreach projects.

WHERE: Level 1 *Scape Playspace, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Dec 10, 12.30 - 2.30pm ADMISSION: Pay as you wish INFO: E-mail hey@yogaplus.sg to register. Go to www.yogaplus.sg/yoga-with-cats

NKF 30 Hour Override Kidney Disease

Help to raise funds for needy kidney patients' transport subsidies at this cycling challenge. Five dollars will be donated for every kilometre cycled.

WHERE: Outdoor Court, Velocity @ Novena Square, 238 Thomson Road MRT: Novena WHEN: Dec 10, 10am - Dec 11, 4pm ADMISSION: $10 TEL: 6299-0200 INFO: Register at www.nkfs.org/event/30-hour-override-kidney-disease


SPORTS

2nd Trampoline Singapore Invitational Championship & Trampoline Proficiency Badge Level Tests

Gymnasts will compete at six levels and in various categories at this competition. There will also be participants from gymnastics clubs and trampoline parks performing for certificates and pin badges.

WHERE: Bishan Sports Hall, 5 Bishan Street 14 MRT: Bishan WHEN: Trampoline proficiency badge tests: today, 10am, 3 & 7pm; competition for local teams: tomorrow, 9am - 6pm; competition for overseas teams: Sun, 9am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.trampolinesingapore.org


TALKS

Governing Disasters In China: The History Of Flooding In The Middle Yangzi Region

This seminar explores the long-term history of flood management in Hubei province in China. The speaker is Dr Chris Courtney, a post-doctoral research fellow at National University of Singapore and a research fellow at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge.

WHERE: East Asian Institute 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/ 6779-1037 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

From Heyday To Chaos: Shipwrecks And Maritime Archaeology In South-east Asia

Maritime archaeologist Michael Flecker will assess the state of maritime archaeology in South-east Asia.

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

Apec: A Changed Global Landscape, Rising Protectionism And Directions Ahead

This seminar will address the economic challenges facing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec).

WHERE: Iseas Seminar Room 2, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Kent Ridge/Haw Par Villa WHEN: Tue, 10am - noon ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, e-mail iseasevents3@iseas.edu.sg by Mon. Go to www.iseas.edu.sg


CLASSES

Art Fresco: Arabic Music Workshop

Participants will learn the basic rhythms of maqsum and baladi.

WHERE: Everest Room, Woodlands Regional Library, 900 South Woodlands Drive MRT: Woodlands WHEN: Sun, 1 - 2pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary2

Make Art In The Dark Workshop With Chng Seok Tin

Participants will be blindfolded and taught to use aluminium tape to create a 3D drawing at this workshop conducted by visually impaired artist Chng Seok Tin. It is organised by Kool Artists: Qi@Arts, a parallel project of Singapore Biennale 2016.

WHERE: Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, 91 Lorong J Telok Kurau Road MRT: Eunos WHEN: Sun, 2 - 3pm ADMISSION: Free with registration ($30 no-show fee) INFO: Register at makeartinthedark.peatix.com

Photography Workshop: Flash Photography

At this workshop by photographer David H. Wells, learn to put your camera's flash unit to good use.

WHERE: Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Tue & Dec 9, 7.30 - 10pm & Feb 2 & 9, 7.30 - 10pm ADMISSION: $190 (for two sessions) INFO: Register at www.objectifs.com.sg/flashphotography

Growing And Using Herbs Workshop

Learn to propagate and care for a variety of herbs to create a herb garden at home.

WHERE: Nong at HortPark, 01-01, 33 Hyderabad Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Dec 10, 11am - noon ADMISSION: $35 INFO: Register at growanduseherbs10dechortpark.peatix.com

Self-defence Workshop

This workshop is designed to cover the basic aspects of self-defence for women.

WHERE: Kapap Academy, 05-01 Robinson Square, 144 Robinson Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Tue, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: selfdefenceworkshop.peatix.com

Paper Pleating Workshop By Melvin Ong

Make unique Christmas gifts at this handicraft workshop.

WHERE: East Garden Foyer, The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Dec 17, 2.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: $65 INFO: Register at desinereworkshop.peatix.com. Go to www.thefullertonheritage.com


FESTIVALS

Giving Week

This festival features a range of events and activities that aims to increase awareness, educate and engage Singaporeans in charitable giving and volunteerism. The festival runs till Monday, but interested individuals can participate, volunteer and donate to a list of charitable causes and sectors through this month.

INFO: www.givingweek.sg

*Scape Naughty Or Nice

Make gifts for Christmas such as hand-felted ornaments and wooden toy cars at curated workshops. There will also be activities and games.

WHERE: *Scape Carpark & Playspace, Level 1, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Dec 9 & 10, noon - 9pm ADMISSION: Various prices INFO: Register at scapenon16.peatix.com. Go to www.scape.sg/non

M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival

Discover up-and-coming artists and fresh works from the Asian and international contemporary dance scenes at this annual festival billed for its residency programmes, commissioning of local and international works as well as a smorgasbord of workshops and technique classes. The festival runs till Dec 10.

INFO: For more information & ticketing details, go to the-contact.org

BookFest@Singapore

This annual book and stationery festival offers a range of publications, stationery, electronic peripherals, gadgets and educational aids.

WHERE: Halls 401 - 406, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Today - Dec 11, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6462-9555 INFO: www.bookfestsingapore.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 02, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe