Happenings - Gigs

Dancers from Frontier Danceland perform on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the NAC-ExxonMobil Concert In The Park series at the Botanic Gardens.
Dancers from Frontier Danceland perform on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the NAC-ExxonMobil Concert In The Park series at the Botanic Gardens. PHOTO: ST FILE

GIGS

Chai!

This multicultural music and dance concert will feature acts such as yIN Harmony, Reverberance, Ocarina House and more. Part of Singapore Botanic Gardens' Heritage Festival.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sbg.org.sg or www.nparks.gov.sg

NAC-ExxonMobil Concert In The Park

Award-winning string chamber group T'ang Quartet and guzheng trio Z3nith Ensemble are featured in this concert.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 5 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg or www.nac.gov.sg

Cigarettes After Sex - Live In Singapore

The American ambient-pop collective have had a number of musical collaborators and produced a variety of sounds since they were formed in 2008.

WHERE: Capitol Theatre, Capitol Piazza, 11 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Aug 17, 8pm ADMISSION: $78 (standard), $98 (at the door) TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com

CHARITY

Project HungerFree

This humanitarian-themed festival aims to provide insight into sustainable development methods for empowering poor and vulnerable communities. It features dialogues with field practitioners, learning activities and an exhibition of field-based photography and cultural items from different countries.

WHERE: NUS Bukit Timah Campus, 469 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens/Stevens WHEN: July 15, 9am - 4pm ADMISSION: $45; group discount available INFO: Register at www.worldvision.org.sg/hungerfree


TALKS

Detail For Enabling Design Talk

Ms Tania Wee from DP Architects, Ms Lee Hui Lian from Farm and Mr Tobias Baur from Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl will discuss the process of design and considerations when designing for specific groups of people.

WHERE: Lecture Theatre 4A, Singapore Polytechnic, 500 Dover Road MRT: Dover WHEN: Today, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6772-1122 INFO: E-mail ChieuYihTsair@sp.edu.sg

Citizens' Perceptions Of (Anti) Corruption Practices In China

Dr Ma Liang, an associate professor at the School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China, uses a recent nationwide survey to depict Chinese citizens' predispositions and perceptions of corruption.

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 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

Seminar: The Thai Military's Civil Affairs Projects: From Counter-Insurgency To Counter-Democracy

This seminar presents the preliminary results of a study of the Thai military's civilian affair activities. The speaker is Dr Puangthong Pawakapan, an associate professor at the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

WHERE: Seminar Room 2, Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Haw Par Villa WHEN: Mon, 3 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.iseas.edu.sg by today


CLASSES

Honing Your Craft: Advanced Copy-editing And Proof-reading

Learn to analyse texts, understand the market and make a publication the best it can be.

WHERE: Imagination Room, Level 5 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Mon, 9.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $288.25 TEL: 6848-8297/6848-8290 INFO: Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Managing An Editorial Project

Learn the essential skills that an editorial project manager needs in this workshop.

WHERE: Imagination Room, Level 5 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Thu, 9.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $329.25 TEL: 6848-8297/6848-8290 INFO: Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Workshop With Dimo Kirilov & Tamako Akiyama

Learn to link mental concepts and ideas with physical sensations, and be equipped with tools on approaching movement as an extension of one's intentions, thoughts or emotional impulse. Part of M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2017.

WHERE: T.H.E Dance Company Studio, 01-54 Block M Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Wed - July 7, 10am - 2pm ADMISSION: $254 (standard), $204 (concession) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to tinyurl.com/ya7h5fy8

Theatre-making Workshop For Seniors By The Necessary Stage

People aged 50 and older will act, direct, write and create a piece of performance in this theatre-making workshop.

WHERE: The Necessary Stage Black Box, B1-02, 278 Marine Parade Road MRT: Eunos/Paya Lebar WHEN: Aug 16 - Sept 22, 7.30 - 10pm (Wed & Fri) ADMISSION: $200, e-mail karmen@necessary.org to register. Applications close on July 7


FESTIVALS

SYF Celebrations @ Esplanade

Students will showcase their talents, as well as share their love of the arts through performances. There will be performances featuring interdisciplinary collaborations. Part of the Singapore Youth Festival Celebrations 2017.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive (various venues around Esplanade) MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today - Sun, various times ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.singaporeyouthfestival.sg/celebrations/syf-celebrations-at-esplanade

Singapore Coffee Festival

Highlights this year will include barista competitions, coffee workshops and demonstrations, local music acts curated by Straits Times Sessions and live art performances. Straits Times journalists will host chats with cafe owners, entrepreneurs and chief executive officers, while Life editor and food writer Tan Hsueh Yun will present Posh Nosh by Hsueh - an exclusive dining experience featuring the most delectable picks from the festival.

WHERE: Marina Bay Cruise Centre, 61 Marina Coastal Drive MRT: Marina South Pier WHEN: Aug 4 - 6, 10am - 3.30pm & 4.30pm - 10pm ADMISSION: $22 (standard), $18 (Straits Times subscriber with promo code or DBS/POSB cardholder); group tickets of four or more: $15; each day is divided into two sessions & tickets are sold per session INFO: Tickets from sgcoffeefestival.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe