Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Cheryl Tan

The theatre actress will sing Malay golden oldies by the greats of the past, such as P. Ramlee, Jimmy Boyle and Alfonso Soliano, and also English standards from the 1940s and 1950s.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 5.45, 6.45 & 7.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Resonates With: Evanturetime + Tim De Cotta & Axel Brizzy

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Singaporean producer Evan Low, aka Evanturetime, performs with musicians Tim De Cotta and Axel Brizzy on separate days.

WHERE: Padang Atrium, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow (Tim De Cotta) & Sun (Axel Brizzy), 2, 3 & 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg

Bhoomi: Live In Singapore

This Indian urban folk music group from Kolkata sets modern urban lyrics to rural folk tunes.

WHERE: NTUC Auditorium, 1 Marina Boulevard MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: July 28, 8pm ADMISSION: $30 & $50 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com

All Time Low, Young Renegades World Tour

The American pop-punk band return to perform in Singapore following the release of their new album, Last Young Renegade.

WHERE: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 1 Garden Avenue MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Aug 17, 8pm ADMISSION: $131 TEL: 6733-0360 INFO: www.asiaboxoffice.com

Bastille - Live In Singapore

British indie-pop band Bastille return to Singapore following the release of their sophomore album, Wild World, last year.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Aug 14, 8pm ADMISSION: $72 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Wonderland X

This production about a post- apocalyptic future features music by award-winning composer Tze Toh.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Aug 26, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $35 (standard), $20 (student) INFO: wonderlandx.peatix.com

Belinda Carlisle The Heaven 30th Anniversary Tour - Singapore

The concert celebrates the 30th anniversary of the American singer's hit album, Heaven On Earth.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Nov 11, 8pm ADMISSION: $102- $252 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Foo Fighters

Grammy-winning American rock band Foo Fighters return to Singapore after more than two decades.

WHERE: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Aug 26, 8pm ADMISSION: $128 - $238 TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: www.sportshubtix.sg

Harry Styles - Live On Tour 2018

The English singer of One Direction fame has added 56 more dates to his world tour.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: May 3, 2018, 8pm ADMISSION: $98 - $888 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com


CHARITY

APSN - The Social Fairground

This event aims to promote a culture of acceptance towards people with special needs. There will be a curated art market, artisanal food and beverage vendors, musical performances and more. Proceeds will go to APSN Centre for Adults' operational costs, training and programmes.

WHERE: 25F Paterson Road (across the road from ISS International School) MRT: Orchard WHEN: July 15, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: $12, tickets from apsnsocialfairground.peatix.com

SOSD Charity Dinner 2017: Farewell To Our Home

Save Our Street Dogs holds its annual charity dinner, which includes an adoption drive. WHERE: The Ballroom, Conrad Hotel, 2 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Aug 19, 7 - 10pm ADMISSION: $200 donation (one seat), $1,800 donation (table for 10) INFO: Tickets from sosdcharitydinner2017.azurewebsites.net. Go to www.facebook.com/SOSDSingapore

Metta Charity Run

This is an annual community event organised by Metta Welfare Association to raise funds for disability care, medical care, special education and early intervention programmes.

WHERE: OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Aug 26, 7.30am ADMISSION: Early bird till Sun: $35 (5km individual), $66 (5km for two), $45 (10km individual), $86 (10km for two), $55 (1.5km parent & child fun run), $210 (1.5km fun run for group of four); from Mon: $40 (5km individual), $76 (5km for two), $50 (10km individual), $96 (10km for two), $60 (1.5km parent & child fun run), $230 (1.5km fun run for group of four) TEL: 6580-4688 INFO: Register at www.metta.org.sg/mettarun


SPORTS

Asia Pacific Yo-Yo Championships 2017

This competitive event features world and national yo-yo champions from more than 12 countries.

WHERE: Atrium, Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: June 30 - July 2, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.asiapacyoyo.com

22nd Emirates Singapore Derby

The stakes of this annual horse- racing event have increased to $1.15 million, making this one of the richest races in Singapore.

WHERE: Singapore Turf Club Racecourse, 1 Turf Club Avenue MRT: Kranji WHEN: July 9, noon - 6pm ADMISSION: From $6 INFO: Tickets from www.derby.sg

Mizuno Ekiden 2017

In this relay race, runners in teams of four have to display traditional Japanese values such as perseverance, teamwork and the ability to perform their best in challenging situations.

WHERE: The Promontory @ Marina Bay, 11 Marina Boulevard MRT: Raffles Place/Downtown WHEN: Aug 19, 4pm ADMISSION: $230 (42.195km open/running club category); $210 (21.1km open category); $200 (21.1km corporate category) TEL: 6248-5777 INFO: Register at www.mizuno.asia/ekiden by July 16

Woof-A-Thon

This pet walkathon by the Singapore Heart Foundation advocates the cardiovascular benefits associated with walking a dog. There will also be programmes such as basic health screenings for dogs, educational talks, contests and pet photo booths.

WHERE: Ficus Green, opposite the Dog Run area, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, along Bishan Road & Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 MRT: Bishan/Ang Mo Kio WHEN: July 8, 3 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free, except for 2km buddy walk, which is $15 a dog INFO: Register at www.myheart.org.sg/woof-a-thon

The Color Run Presented By CIMB Bank

In this 5km night run, runners are doused from head to toe in neon colours at each kilometre-mark and will wear headlamps to help them see in the dark.

WHERE: Palawan Green, Sentosa Beach Station, Sentosa Island MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sept 27, 5pm ADMISSION: $70 (standard), $35 (children aged four - 12), $98 (deluxe), $175 (family of two adults & two children) INFO: Register at thecolorrun.com.sg. Registration closes on Sept 11 or when tickets are sold out, whichever is earlier


TALKS

Why Do Chinese State-owned Enterprises Spend So Much On R&D?

Dr Albert Hu, an associate professor of economics at the National University of Singapore, will analyse the role of Chinese state-owned enterprises in China's R&D intensification.

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/ 6779-1037 INFO: eai.nus.edu.sg

Seminar: The Trump Administration And Southeast Asia: The First 10%

Three panellists - Walter Lohman, Joseph Liow Chin Yong and Ian Storey - will analyse what has and has not changed in United States- South-east Asia relations and what guidance this initial transition period provides for the current Trump administration's approach to the region.

WHERE: Seminar Room 2, Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Haw Par Villa WHEN: June 30, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.iseas.edu.sg by Thu


CLASSES

Wonders Of Wordless Books

Participants can learn skills and techniques to engage children in a creative story-building process that goes beyond words. This workshop is suitable for participants aged 16 and older.

WHERE: Room 207, Level 2 YMCA Education Centre, 1 Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: July 8, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $52.50 TEL: 6848-8297/ 6848-8290 INFO: Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Public Observation Of SCO Conducting Workshop

Public observers are invited to join the fourth run of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra's Conducting Workshop, led by Music Director Yeh Tsung.

WHERE: Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: July 24 - 28, various times ADMISSION: Free, register at ptix.co/2qvGroe. Go to www.sco.com.sg/conducting-workshop-2017

Correction note:  This story has been edited to clarify that APSN - The Social Fairground will take place on July 15. We are sorry for the error.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe