Happening: Gigs

GIGS

Faux Pas

Local band Faux Pas mix dance beats, melodies, vocals and heartfelt lyrics to bring back the "rock" in indie rock.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 10.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Symphony In The Park

The National University of Singapore Symphony Orchestra will be performing a medley of classical pieces and modern show tunes in celebration of SG50.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Oct 11, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/nussymphonyorchestra & www.sbg.org.sg


CHARITY

The 14th Annual Wild Rice Charity Gala: 1965 Swinging Sexy Singapura

Enjoy a sumptuous banquet celebrating the richness and diversity of local cuisine as you watch Cabaret 65, a variety show directed by Ivan Heng and Glen Goei and featuring Pam Oei, Kumar and Judee Tan.

WHERE: Island Ballroom, The Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today, 7pm ADMISSION: Tables are priced at $6,000, $10,000, $15,000 & $20,000 TEL: For table sales, call Katherine Khoo on 6292-2695 INFO: E-mail riceball@wildrice.com.sg or go to www.wildrice.com.sg

CapitaLand #100KHopeHours Challenge

Play, pledge and participate to earn donations for the President's Challenge. Each completed gameplay earns a heart, which translates to $5 in donations. To earn more donations, pledge to volunteer at the end of the game - every volunteer hour pledged earns $10. Collect 10 hearts and get a chance to participate in the CapitaLand #100KHopeHours Challenge experiential heritage trail tomorrow. Earn donations as you complete activities on the trail.

INFO: www.capitaland.com/100Khopehours

S.E.N.D For Hope - To 2065, With Love

Pen a National Day message to Singapore citizens to celebrate SG100 in 2065 and help secure a $5 donation for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. This edition of Send E-card and Donate (S.E.N.D) For Hope initiative was launched in conjunction with CapitaLand's #BuildSG2065 showcase at the Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow exhibition. CapitaLand Hope Foundation will donate $5 for every e-card sent.

INFO: www.spmf.org.sg

BVH Charity Walk In Clogs

Take part in this 1km walk in Japanese clogs to help raise $100,000 for needy patients. All proceeds go to Bright Vision Hospital.

WHERE: Punggol Park MRT: Buangkok/Hougang WHEN: Oct 17, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $30 a person, $55 for two TEL: 6248-5755 INFO: Register at www.bit.ly/WICSU by today


SPORTS

Fina/Airweave Swimming World Cup Singapore

This year's edition of the international swim meet marks the ninth year that Singapore is hosting a leg of the Fina Swimming World Cup. In action are swim stars such as Akihiro Yamaguchi (photo) and Cameron van der Burgh.

WHERE: OCBC Aquatic Centre, Singapore Sports Hub, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 9am (heats) & 6pm (finals) ADMISSION: Free (heats), $25 (day pass for finals), $40 (two-day season pass for finals) TEL: 6653-8900 INFO: Tickets at www.sportshubtix.sg. Go to www.swimming.org.sg/FINASWC2015

Urgent Run

Join this 5km fun run, held by the World Toilet Organization, where participants are encouraged to dress up in sanitation-themed costumes. Funds raised at the event will go towards improving sanitation conditions around the world.

WHERE: Angsana Green, East Coast Park MRT: Eunos WHEN: Nov 7, 8am - noon ADMISSION: $25 (student) & $40 (adult) TEL: 6352-8921 INFO: www.urgentrun.com/join.php


TALKS

Imperial Mediations: Chinese-Arabic Connections At The Turn Of The 20th Century

Dr Wen Shuang, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore, will narrate four little-known stories that linked Britain, China, Egypt, France, Japan and the United States together at the turn of the 20th century.

WHERE: East Asian Institute Conference Room, National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus, 06-01 Tower Block, 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

Why Architect?

This forum clarifies what architects do and how they go about their practice. There will also be an informal consultation led by professional architects for home-owners.

WHERE: 79 & 81 Neil Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6735-5932 INFO: Register at www.archifest.sg

The Evolution Of Early Buddhist Art

Tara Dhar Hasnain will talk about the world's tallest Buddha statues that were blown up, the thousands of sacred texts unearthed after being hidden away for nine centuries and the first printed book in the world.

WHERE: The Salon, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Mon, 11am - noon ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail mml@fom.sg. Go to www.fom.sg

The Emerging Discursive Regime Of Religion In The People's Republic Of China

Dr Liang Yongjia, a visiting senior research fellow at the East Asian Institute, argues that China is seeking more active engagement in the religious landscape.

WHERE: East Asian Institute Conference Room, National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus, 06-01 Tower Block, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Oct 9, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/ 6779-1037/9879-3854 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

9th Singapore Children's Society Lecture - Growing Up In The Digital World

Mr Han Fook Kwang, editor-at-large of The Straits Times and chairman of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, will speak about some of the challenges and issues of the information and communication revolution we are experiencing.

WHERE: Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Theatre, Level 2, 11 Eunos Road 8 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Oct 10, 10am - noon (registration & refreshments begin at 9.15am) ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6358-0911 INFO:E-mail SCSLecture1@childrensociety.org.sg. Register at www.childrensociety.org.sg


CLASSES

Introduction To Modern Art History: Bridging The Centuries From Manet To Picasso

In this five-part workshop, Dr Sian Jay will introduce the Impressionists of the 1860s as well as major art movements of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

WHERE: Singapore Management University, 90 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Every Fri, starting from Oct 9, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $350 for five sessions TEL: 6828-0855 INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com

Advanced Manuscript Editing

Learn to identify what needs to be fixed regarding characterisation, point of view, structure, style and plot.

WHERE: Silver Room, ChartNexus, 34-08 International Plaza, 10 Anson Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Oct 15, 9.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $288.25 TEL: 6848-8297/6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg


FESTIVALS

Noise Singapore Festival Exhibition

This annual exhibition shows the best art, design, photography and music from Noise Singapore's annual open categories submissions. Creative artworks, simple crafts and merchandise by local artists will be exhibited and there will be music performances over the weekends.

WHERE: B4 Ion Station (Event Hall), Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Oct 11, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: www.noisesingapore.com or www.ionorchard.com

Archifest

The annual architecture festival, organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects, returns with the theme What Future?, featuring more than 30 events such as special curated exhibitions, tours, film screenings, design workshops and an interactive model-building installation.

WHERE: 79 & 81 Neil Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Till Oct 10, 9.30am - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6735-5932 INFO: www.archifest.sg

October Music Festivals At The Arts House: Singapore International Festival Of Music And 5th Lieder Festival

The Arts House is home to two music festivals this month. The inaugural Singapore International Festival of Music from now to Oct 10 will showcase more than 40 young Singapore musicians in six chamber music concerts. The 5th Lieder Festival from Oct 16 to 18 will present three recitals, dedicated to the works of local composers, performed by The Sing Song Club. The line-up includes works by Singapore's pioneering composers such as the late Leong Yoon Pin, Cultural Medallion recipient Kelly Tang, Young Artist Award recipient Zechariah Goh, as well as a new generation of young and upcoming composers.

INFO: www.theartshouse.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 02, 2015, with the headline 'Happening: Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe