Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Vision Of The Prince: Sand Artist Lawrence Koh With Nen

Sand artist Lawrence Koh will perform to the original music of Singapore trio Nen, which comprise Patrick Ngo on the yangqin, Darrel Xin on the erhu and Johnny Chia on the guzheng.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30, 8.45 & 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

The Heartlands Unplugged

Indian fusion band Kon-Fusionz will present its interpretations of songs Singaporeans have come to identify with over the past 50 years.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.15, 8.15 & 9.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

SCO Concert By The Bay

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) collaborates with the National Day Parade Committee to present Concert by The Bay as part of this year's National Day Parade celebrations. Conducted by SCO's music director Yeh Tsung, local vocal band MICappella and Women Police Pipes & Drums will perform at the free concert.

WHERE: Event Plaza, Marina Bay Sands Waterfront Promenade, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg

Songs From Our Home

Led by artistic director and conductor Wong Kah Chun, the Asian Contemporary Ensemble present refreshing interpretations of National Day favourites such as Munnaeru Vaalibaa, Friendship Forever (Xi Shui Chang Liu) and Chan Mali Chan.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.15, 8.15 & 9.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Garden Rhapsody - SG50 Edition

Nostalgic favourites by home-grown artists such as Benjamin Kheng of The Sam Willows and indie singer Inch Chua will be featured at this light and sound show to mark Singapore's 50th birthday.

WHERE: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Mon, 7.45, 8.30, 9.15 & 10pm (with laser projection); Tue - Sept 13, 7.45 & 8.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

The Maine - Live In Singapore

The American pop-rock band are back for a second show here to present songs from their fifth studio album, American Candy.

WHERE: Neverland II @ St James Power Station, 3 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Aug 15, 7pm ADMISSION: $68 INFO: Tickets from themaine.peatix.com. Go to www.upsurgeproductions.com

Against The Current Gravity World Tour

American pop rock band Against The Current bring their Gravity World Tour to Singapore.

WHERE: *Scape, The Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Aug 31, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $88 (standard); $108 (at the door) INFO: Tickets from atcsg.peatix.com

CHARITY

Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2015 - SG50 Community Heartbeats

At this charity fun walk, beneficiaries, corporate volunteers and members of the public will take part in a drumming activity to create rhythms that represent the heartbeat of a caring community. There will also be a vertical marathon at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and a fun-filled carnival at the Event Plaza. Every donation will be matched dollar for dollar by the Government under the Care & Share Movement, led by Community Chest.

WHERE: Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, 12A Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today, 7.30 - 11am ADMISSION: $10 (includes one goodie bag, while stocks last) TEL: 6210-2618 INFO: Register at www.comchestheartstrings.sg

SPORTS

Armour@TheBay x Innervate CrossFit

The third Earn Your Armour challenge is held in partnership with fitness club Innervate CrossFit, which will lead functional fitness and personal defence readiness workouts over the next few weeks. The weekly workouts will be held as part of the new instalment of Armour@TheBay at Fullerton Bay.

WHERE: The Fullerton Pavilion Rooftop @ Fullerton Bay, 82 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Every Wednesday till Aug 26, 6.30 - 7.30pm or 7.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.tripleready.com/events (first come, first served)

Urgent Run

World Toilet Organization is organising the Urgent Run in Singapore at Angsana Green, East Coast Park. This year's edition features a 5km fun run where participants are encouraged to dress up in a sanitation-themed costume. Funds raised at this event will go towards improving sanitation conditions around the world.

WHERE: Angsana Green, East Coast Park MRT: Eunos WHEN: Nov 7, 8am - noon ADMISSION: Early-bird rate till Aug 31: $18 (students), $35 (adults); Standard rate from Sept 1 - Oct 24: $25 (students), $40 (adults) TEL: 6352-8921 INFO: Register at www.urgentrun.com/join.php

TALKS

Dental Health - What You Need To Know About Gum Disease

Gum or periodontal disease is a silent condition that progresses as one ages. Dr Fu Jia Hui, senior registrar at University Dental Cluster at National University Hospital, will talk about the health implications of the disease and the treatment options available.

WHERE: National University Hospital, Health Education Hub, Main Building 1, Level 1, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Aug 14, 1pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: For inquiries & registration, call 6772-2184. Go to www.nuh.com.sg/events

Clarity Public Education Talk: Understanding Gambling Addiction

This talk by Dr Christopher Cheok, vice-chairman of the medical board at National Addictions Management Service, is aimed at those interested in finding out more about identifying gambling addiction and how to break the habit.

WHERE: Multi Purpose Hall 1, Agape Village, 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh MRT: Braddell WHEN: Aug 15, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $10 (pay at the door) INFO: To register, call 6757-7990/9710-3733 or e-mail registration@clarity-singapore.org. Light refreshments will be served & door gifts will be given to participants at the talk

Dental Pain And What A Root Canal Treatment Can Do For You

Dr Ivan Koh, registrar at University Dental Cluster at National University Hospital, will share the various causes of dental pain and its treatment.

WHERE: National University Hospital, Health Education Hub, Level 1, Main Building 1, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Aug 21, 1pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: For inquiries & registration, call 6772-2184. Go to www.nuh.com.sg/events

CLASSES

Did I Hear You Write?

This workshop will cover how speaking, listening and reading activities can be woven into the writing process, to engage pupils in holistic language learning.

WHERE: 02-08, Heritage Place, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Aug 15, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: $93.50 TEL: 6848-8297/6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Rhyme, Flow, Delivery - Hip-Hop Songwriting With Altimet

Malaysian hip-hop artist Altimet will talk about the inspiration and hard work that go into his music at this workshop. Recommended for those aged 16 and above, it will be conducted in English and Malay.

WHERE: Esplanade Bay Room, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Aug 15, 2 - 3pm ADMISSION: $15 TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: Buy tickets from www.esplanade.com

FESTIVALS

Singapore Street Festival - Youth Diversity

In collaboration with Shine Festival this year, the Singapore Street Festival will present parkour, kendama, freestyle and panna urban street football, as well as the Fantabulous Magic Gala Show, Asia Global Bellydance and Battle of the Year, a B-boy competition. This year's theme is Youth Diversity. The festival will end on Sept 6.

INFO: www.singaporestreetfestival.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 07, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI07'. Print Edition | Subscribe