Happenings - Gigs

American heavy metal band Metallica will perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Jan 22.
American heavy metal band Metallica will perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Jan 22.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

GIGS

Yuletide Season Brunch/Dinner With Jeremy Monteiro Trio & Melissa Tham

The Jeremy Monteiro Trio and Melissa Tham perform Christmas favourites and jazz standards as patrons tuck into a four-course festive dinner.

WHERE: P. Bistro, B1-06 Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today, 7 - 11pm & Sun, 11am - 3pm ADMISSION: $50 - $135 INFO: Tickets from bit.ly/2hH9CNs (brunch) or bit.ly/2hrQpQW (dinner)

Flame Of The Forest

The Singapore world-fusion group perform folk tunes, music by local composers and original compositions.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 7.15 & 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.esplanade.com

Rock On! 2017

American singer Alicia Keys headlines this countdown party, which also has performances by artists such as American band Hoobastank, Singaporean Joi Chua and Taiwanese 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

Passenger - Live In Singapore

Best known for his hit song, Let Her Go, British singer Passenger performs here for the first time.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Jan 13, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Two Door Cinema Club

The Irish indie-pop band return and will perform tunes from their latest album, Gameshow.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Jan 16, 8pm ADMISSION: $72 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

I Hate Music!

Soprano Khor Ai Ming performs a selection of songs by 20th-century composers with Bertrand Lee (piano), Tony Makarome (double bass), Sebastian Ho (guitar) and Tamagoh (drums).

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Jan 19, 8pm ADMISSION: $38 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Metallica Worldwired Tour Singapore 2017

The American heavy metal band had a sold-out show here in 2013 when they played to crowds at Changi Exhibition Centre. At their Singapore Indoor Stadium gig, expect them to play songs from their latest studio album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Jan 22, 8pm (doors open at 6.30pm) ADMISSION: $158 - $358 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com


CHARITY

Adopt A Care Bear Cousin For Charity

Adopt one of the plush toys which form Bedok Mall's Christmas tree. All proceeds will go towards the Children's Cancer Foundation and all funds raised will be matched dollar for dollar by CapitaLand Hope Foundation. Limited to one adoption a shopper and while stocks last. Adopted toys will be available for collection from Jan 2 to 27.

WHERE: Basement 2 MRT Linkway, Bedok Mall, 311 New Upper Changi Road MRT: Bedok WHEN: Till Dec 25, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: $25 a bear TEL: 6702-5120 INFO: To adopt a bear, go to the Customer Service Counter on Level 1. Go to www.bedokmall.com.sg


SPORTS

Run For Light

This event - comprising a 1km blindfolded walk, 5km fun run and 10km competitive run - is in support of the Guide Dogs Association of the Blind.

WHERE: Bay East, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Jan 14, 5 - 10pm ADMISSION: 10km: $45 (individual), $125 (group of three); 5km: $38 (individual), $105 (group of three); 1km: $68 a pair (limited to 100 pairs) INFO: Register at www.runforlight.com by Dec 31


TALKS

Capture. Explore. Tantalise. Inspire.

Photographers Daniel Ng, Lennard Yeong and Rachel Lim talk about their experiences and inspirations.

WHERE: Lifestyle Studio, 02-42 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 4pm (Travel Photography Talk with Daniel Ng), 4.30 - 5.30pm (Food Photography Talk with Lennard Yeong) & 6 - 7pm (Instagram Photography Talk with Rachel Lim) ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.cathayphoto.com.sg/cathay-in-focus

A Lighter Side Of History: The Ghosts Of Orchard Road's Christmases Past

Blogger Jerome Lim examines how the celebration of Christmas has become one of a material nature and how the developments along Orchard Road have played a role in the evolution.

WHERE: The Salon, Level 1 National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Dec 24, 11am - noon ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: Register at nationalmuseum.sg/programmes/programme-list/lsoh-dec-2016

Wild Seas, Secret Shores

Marine biologist-turned-National Geographic photographer Thomas Peschak takes audiences around the world with his award-winning images and his take on the ocean's creatures.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Jan 22, 3pm ADMISSION: $42 - $63 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CLASSES

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Learn to make a Christmas wreath using a wiring technique on a craft straw base.

WHERE: Gathered+Styled Home Studio, 02-01, 67 Grange Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 1.30pm ADMISSION: $90 INFO: Register at gnsxmasworkshop.peatix.com. Go to gatheredandstyled.com

Winter Solstice Workshop

Try the four-flavoured tang yuan and make a creative glutinous rice ball. Participants can also take home a complimentary handmade emoji dough figurine by a dough figurine artist. Part of Chinatown Food Street's Winter Solstice Festival.

WHERE: Chinatown Food Street, 7 Smith Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Tomorrow, 1 - 5pm (hourly sessions) ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Limited seats are available & registration is on a first-come, first-served basis at the workshop. Go to www.chinatownfoodstreet.sg

Return To Wonderland Christmas Workshops

Pick up new skills such as pleating paper vases, making terracotta trays and festive painting on fondant cookies at these Christmas workshops.

WHERE: South Galleria, Level 1 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Today - Sun, various times ADMISSION: $30 - $95 INFO: Register at makomarket.peatix.com

Watercolour Workshop

Russian artist Inessa K shares her techniques on how to paint a rooster in watercolour.

WHERE: Kaw Kaw SG, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Sun, 10am - 1.30pm ADMISSION: $128 INFO: To register, e-mail inessart@yahoo.com. Go to www.inessak.com

Speed Read & Remember More

Learn speed reading and memory techniques at this workshop.

WHERE: Savvy Training Rooms, 28-15 International Plaza, 10 Anson Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Jan 7, 9am - 5pm ADMISSION: $298.50 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

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

Learn techniques that will encourage children to participate during a storytelling session.

WHERE: Savvy Training Rooms, 28-15 International Plaza, 10 Anson Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Jan 14, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $52.50 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Eat, Write, Draw: Capturing Your Food Memories In Comics

Participants will be guided on how to create a food-related comics story in this six-session workshop. They should possess some drawing experience and be comfortable with doing simple line drawings of people and scenes, and commit to attending all sessions. No comic drawing experience is required.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Toa Payoh Public Library, 6 Toa Payoh Central MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Feb 19 & 26, March 5, 12, 19 & 26, 3 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Jan 10 or once spaces are filled. Go to www.nlb.gov.sg/readsingapore/event-list-home for submission details


FESTIVALS

Verve

This multidisciplinary community arts festival by arts business management students at Ngee Ann Polytechnic features performances and workshops. All proceeds will go to Fei Yue Senior Activity Centre (Teck Whye).

WHERE: Bukit Batok East Community Club, 23 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 MRT: Bukit Batok WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free; there are registration fees for workshops INFO: makomarket.peatix.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 16, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe