Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Darius Tan & Julian Wong With Feri Susanto

These musicians will perform familiar tunes from local television drama series including The Awakening, Samsui Women and Painted Faces and add a few surprises.

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

Sabai By The Bay

Thai saxophonist Koh Mr Saxman and his band The Sound Of Siam will perform at this event held in collaboration with the Royal Thai Embassy to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Thailand-Singapore diplomatic relations.

WHERE: Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 3 - 3.45pm; 4.15 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free (admission charge to Flower Dome applies) TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

Nafa Concert Series: G3nerati0ns

As part of SG50 and the 30th anniversary of the School of Music, the Nafa Chorus, Chinese Ensemble, Wind Ensemble and New Music Ensemble present newly commissioned works by Singaporean composers.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nafa Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6512-4179 INFO: E-mail music@nafa.edu.sg. Go to www.nafa.edu.sg

Nafa Concert Series: Apotheosis Of The Dance

Under the direction of Lim Yau, the Nafa Orchestra presents Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, described by Richard Wagner as "the apotheosis of the dance". The concert also features a newly commissioned work by Dr Zechariah Goh, head of composition studies at Nafa.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nafa Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Sept 3, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6512-4179 INFO: E-mail music@nafa.edu.sg. Go to www.nafa.edu.sg

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

Live Jukebox!

Pianist Abigail Sin and violinists Loh Jun Hong and Gabriel Ng will perform what the audience picks from a menu of pieces, ranging from Bach to Brahms to Gershwin.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sept 8, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $33 (free seating) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

Paya Lebar Square Step-Up Challenge

In aid of 3,000 disadvantaged elderly in the South East district, this mass stair stepping fund-raiser will donate one health pack to the beneficiaries for every 500 steps accumulated.

WHERE: Paya Lebar Square, 60 Paya Lebar Road MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Aug 28, 4 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: On-site registration at the booth near Paya Lebar Square taxi stand


SPORTS

The Straits Times Run At The Hub 2015

To commemorate The Straits Times' 170th anniversary, this year's ST Run will offer a novel 18.45km route, on which runners will be taken on a trip through time, from 1845 when the paper was founded to present day, via music and images. There are also 5km and 10km categories.

WHERE: Singapore Sports Hub, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Sept 27, 5am ADMISSION: $48 (5km); $58 (10km) & $68 (18.45km) TEL: 6248-5777 INFO: Registration closes on Sun. Register at www.straitstimesrun.com

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay calls for Singapore's toughest businesses to compete in this 1.6km 10-runner relay race through the Central Business District. The winning team will receive $10,000 to donate to the charity of its choice.

WHERE: The Promontory @ Marina Bay MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Oct 1, 7pm ADMISSION: $1,395++ (early-bird rate, register by Aug 31), $1,595++ (full price from Sept 1) INFO: Registration cost for teams of 10 includes racing fees, T-shirts, admission to the after-party, dinner & three drinks a runner. Register at www.squaremilerelay. com/singapore. Go to www.facebook.com/bloombergsquaremilerelaySG


TALKS

5 Under 25 : New Singaporean Poetry

Five young poets - Jerrold Yam, Theophilus Kwek, Cheryl Julia Lee, Ruth Tang and Shawn Hoo - will share their work.

WHERE: The Pod @ National Library Board , 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: www.facebook.com/ethosbooks

Peace Or War Journalism? An Analysis Of Chinese News Media's Coverage Of The Libyan Crisis In 2011

Dr Zhang Shixin, a visiting research fellow at the East Asian Institute at National University of Singapore, assesses the function and influences of the Chinese news media in war reporting.

WHERE: East Asian Institute Conference Room, National University of Singapore, Bukit Timah Campus, Tower Block, 06-01, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Today, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/ 6779-1037/9879-3854 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

Your Fertility Journey: Planning Ahead

At this forum, KK Women's and Children's Hospital healthcare professionals will be sharing advice on topics such as the IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) experience, male and female sexuality, and myths and facts about nutrition and fertility.

WHERE: KKH Auditorium (Training Centre), Level 1, Women's Tower, 100 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Little India WHEN: Tomorrow, 1.30 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $10 a participant; $15 a couple TEL: 6394-5038 INFO: Pre-registration is required. Seats are based on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to www.kkh.com.sg/events

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 talk about the causes of dental pain and the treatment and management of pain.

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

Unlocking Your Creative Confidence By Tom Kelley

Tom Kelley, partner at global design and innovation firm Ideo, talks about how anyone can unlock his full creative potential to change his approach to work and life. The SIT Lecture Series is for students, educators and professionals.

WHERE: Singapore Institute of Technology, Main Auditorium, 10 Dover Drive MRT: Buona Vista/Dover WHEN: Wed, 6.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, e-mail CorpComms@SingaporeTech.edu.sg

Healthy Ageing, Healthy Smile

This talk by Dr Tay Chong Meng, associate consultant at University Dental Cluster at National University Hospital, offers an overview of the impact of oral health on the ageing population.

WHERE: National University Hospital, Health Education Hub, Level 1, Main Building 1, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Aug 28, 1 pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: For inquiries & registration, call 6772-2184. Go to www.nuh.com.sg/events

World Lit Featuring S.J. Watson

Investigate the underpinnings of crime and thriller fiction with author S.J. Watson as he sheds light on his bestseller, Before I Go to Sleep, which was made into a 2014 film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.

WHERE: The Arts House , Blue Room, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Aug 28, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: Register at www.theartshouse.sg

Social Protection For Workers In The Urban Informal Sector In China

With the widening income gap and intensifying social inequality, the Chinese government has tried to expand its social welfare programme and increase its social expenditure since the early 2000s. Dr Qian Jiwei, a research fellow at the East Asian Institute at National University of Singapore, uses survey data to analyse the determinants of enrolment in social programmes.

WHERE: East Asian Institute Conference Room, National University of Singapore, Bukit Timah Campus, Tower Block, 06-01, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Aug 28, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/ 6779-1037/9879-3854 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg


CLASSES

Writer In The Gardens Workshop: Close Focus

Join Writer-In-Residence Marc Nair as he combines photography with poetry in this hands-on workshop. Take a walk through the gardens and build a photo essay.

WHERE: Cannonball Room, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, e-mail jezreel.see@ gardensbythebay.com.sg with your name & mobile number. Go to www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

TAS Workshop Series : Group Management

Pick up tips on how to manage and market an a cappella group in today's busy media landscape. Learn what it takes to make an a cappella group stand out from the crowd at this monthly workshop series by The A Cappella Society.

WHERE: The A Cappella Society @ Aliwal Arts Centre, 03-03, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Lavender/Bugis WHEN: Aug 29, 3 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 9647-6856 INFO: Register at www.peatix.com. Go to www.a-cappella.org.sg/training


FESTIVALS

Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival 2015

In Singapore J-pop music and fashion lovers can look forward to two days of concert performances featuring J-pop artists such as Yasutaka Nakata and his electronica duo Capsule.

WHERE: *Scape The Ground Theatre, 04-01, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Orchard/Somerset WHEN: Sept 5 & 6, 7.30pm (door opens at 6.30pm) ADMISSION: $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 21, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe