Happening: Gigs

GIGS

Lunchtime Concerts At ACM

Aspiring musicians from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music will perform classical and jazzy tunes.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place/ City Hall WHEN: Every Fri till Nov 13, 12.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg

SSO: A Night At The Movies

Led by associate conductor Jason Lai, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra will perform compositions from The Godfather, Mission: Impossible, Psycho and Back To The Future, among other award-winning films.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $31 - $83 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Japanese Cultural Festival Concert

There will be music, drum and dance performances as well as a kimono fashion show.

WHERE: Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel, Level 3, 1 Beach Road MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Oct 25, 2pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6338-3428 INFO: Complimentary tickets available at The Japanese Cultural Society. Go to www.jcss.org.sg

Vinyl Of The Day

Experience vinyl - what enthusiasts say is music in its most authentic form. Local DJs will be spinning new and familiar tracks spanning decades and genres.

WHERE: Kilo Lounge, 66 Kampong Bugis MRT: Lavender WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 7pm ADMISSION: $15 (includes one standard drink) & free if you bring your own vinyl INFO: www.facebook.com/thevinylday


CHARITY

Bare For Hope

In conjunction with its 55th anniversary and in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Her World will be launching its inaugural Bare For Hope, which will see the unveiling of an artwork created by artist Adeline Yeo and 55 other women. Breast cancer survivors and celebrities such as Jade Seah and Oon Shu An had their breasts scanned and printed into 3D models that make up the artwork.

WHERE: Atrium at Paragon, 290 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset/Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow - Oct 25, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free


SPORTS

BNP Paribas WTA Finals

The world's top eight women's singles players and doubles teams will be here to compete in this event.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Oct 25 - Nov 1 ADMISSION: Tickets from $16.90 TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: www.sportshubtix.sg

The SG50 Jubilee Big Walk

The New Paper Big Walk is back and offering more freebies than before. Participants will get $880 worth of goodies, including a commemorative medallion and a limited-edition T-shirt. The route will take participants through historic and iconic locations within the Civic District and Marina Bay area.

WHERE: Starts at the National Museum of Singapore and ends at Gardens by the Bay MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Nov 29, 7am ADMISSION: Early bird till Sun: $20 (Passion card- holders) & $23 (non-Passion card- holders); Normal from Mon - Oct 28: $25 (Passion card-holders) & $28 (non-Passion card-holders) INFO: Register at www.jubileebigwalk.sg


TALKS

The City For Intermediaries: Compradors In Hong Kong, 1830s To 1880s

This seminar by Dr Kaori Abe, a post-doctoral fellow of the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University, will shed light on the socio-economic activities of Chinese intermediaries who served in foreign institutions in Hong Kong from the 1830s to 1880s.

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

FutureEverything Conference: Signals Of Tomorrow

As part of ArtScience Museum's October Conversations, this conference takes a look at how life, work and play have been transformed by technology.

WHERE: Expression Gallery, Level 4 ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 10.15am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.marina baysands.com/museum.html

In An Actor's Conversation

Actors Yeo Yann Yann, Oliver Chong and Nelson Chia will share their creative process, training and experience. The sessions will be conducted in Mandarin.

WHERE: Living Room, Level 2 The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 3pm (Oliver Chong), Oct 23, 8pm (Yeo Yann Yann) & Oct 24, 3pm (Nelson Chia) ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: Register at www.theartshouse.sg

Anaesthesia Unmasked: Myths And Truths - A Public Forum

To commemorate World Anaesthesia Day, the Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists has lined up a day of talks on topics such as the safety of labour epidurals and general anaesthesia for children.

WHERE: Academia, 20 College Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - noon (in English) & 1 - 3pm (in Mandarin) ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.facebook.com/WADsingapore

English Public Forum: Get Talking About Sexual Health

Join this forum to find out more about sexual health, myths and facts about sex, sexually transmitted infections, exercises for better sexual health and sex during and after pregnancy.

WHERE: KKH Auditorium (Training Centre), Level 1 Women's Tower, 100 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Little India WHEN: Oct 24, 1.15 - 5.20pm ADMISSION: $10 a participant & $15 a couple TEL: 6394-5038 INFO: Registration closes on Thu. Seats confirmed upon payment on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to www.kkh.com.sg/events

HDB Heartland Talk - Buying Your First HDB Flat

Learn more about buying your first Housing Board flat from speakers representing the Housing Board, Central Provident Fund Board, Institute for Financial Literacy and Council for Estate Agencies.

WHERE: HDB Hub Auditorium, Basement 1 HDB Hub, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Oct 24, 2 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register by Thu at www.hdb.gov.sg/heartlandbeat


CLASSES

Coffee Painting Workshop

At this 90-minute workshop, explore the use of different tones and shades of brown to create artwork.

WHERE: Glocal Connect Village, Temasek Polytechnic, 21 Tampines Avenue 1 MRT: Tampines WHEN: Tomorrow, 1.30 - 3pm & 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: $40, inclusive of materials INFO: E-mail hello@kraftarc.co. Register at www.eventbrite.sg

English Enrichment Through Memoir Poetry

This is a workshop for teachers and facilitators to learn techniques to help students improve their literary style and explore more creative ways of expressing themselves.

WHERE: Seminar Room, 02-08 Heritage Place, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 6pm ADMISSION: $73 TEL: 6848-8297/6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg


FESTIVALS

Festival Of Tech

Held till Sunday, Singapore's first art and technology festival explores the concept of a Smart Nation and includes a conference, live events, citywide art and design installations and an innovation lab.

The public can also take part in tech art contests and win attractive prizes.

INFO: www.festivaloftech.sg

Public Service Festival

This festival will feature an exhibition, workshops and interactive activities on the transformation of Singapore public service over the past 50 years.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention Hall 403, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Till tomorrow, 10am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail publicservicemonth_2015@psd.gov.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 16, 2015, with the headline 'Happening: Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe