Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

The Swing Of Musicals: Jazz Interpretations Of Classic Showtunes By Lester Ang Trio

Based in the United States, saxophonist and reedist Lester Ang and his trio present a creative performance that draws inspiration from Broadway and jazz idioms.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.15 & 8.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Art Of The Musical Conversation

Guitarist Andrew Lim and bassist Benjamin Poh present an unfettered, creative meeting of minds.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 5.15, 6.15 & 7.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

SGF Rocks - Nightly Performances At Singapore Garden Festival

Catch free nightly performances at the Alfresco Stage, Bayfront Plaza, by top Singapore acts such as Gentle Bones and 53A. They will perform music of different genres including R&B, pop and rock.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sun, 6pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.singaporegardenfestival.com

Aya Sekine & The Jazz Party

Japanese pianist Aya Sekine pays homage to her piano heroes Red Garland, Horace Silver, Cedar Walton and Herbie Hancock, performing their signature compositions and piano trio arrangements.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 5.15 & 6.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

SCO Music Oasis: A Nation Celebrates

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) Music Oasis concert series returns to the Singapore Botanic Gardens to celebrate National Day. The programme comprises four segments to illustrate Singapore's journey to independence: Wang Chenwei's Confluence; Phoon Yew Tien's The Forge Ahead; Eric Watsons' An Independent Note, which features an excerpt of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew's speech; and Law Wai Lun's rearrangement of Medley Of Television Drama Theme Songs and Medley Of National Day Songs.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT: Orchard WHEN: Aug 6, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg

Charlie Puth Nine Track Mind Tour

The American singer-songwriter who found fame on YouTube will perform here.

WHERE: The Coliseum, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Aug 10, 8pm ADMISSION: $112 (standard) & $142 (at the door) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

CHARITY

A Very Special Walk

Autism Resource Centre's annual fund-raiser will feature performances by Harvard University's Din & Tonics, an all-male jazz a cappella group, as well as by the students of Pathlight and Eden schools.

WHERE: The Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru MRT: Redhill WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - 2pm ADMISSION: Free, purchase coupons on site for food, drinks & games INFO: www.avsw.autism.org.sg/2016

Star Learners' Charity Event Of The Year

This is said to be the largest charity childcare fun fair held in Singapore, involving about 2,000 children who will take on the role of entrepreneurs and be involved in selling artwork and manning game booths, among other tasks. All net proceeds will be channelled to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and Singapore Children's Society.

WHERE: Mega Box Convention Centre, 1 Venture Avenue, Big Box, Hall B, Level 3 MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6262-2044 INFO: www.starlearners.com.sg or www.facebook.com/StarLearnersChildcare

National Day Celebration - A Solo Art Exhibition By Tan Choo Kai

This exhibition presents more than 30 pieces of the artist's paintings. All works on display are for sale and part of the proceeds will go to The Children's Charities Association of Singapore.

WHERE: Public Art Space at Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 2 MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Tue - Oct 31, 10am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail info@goshenartgallery.com

Bare Your Sole

Habitat for Humanity Singapore's annual barefoot charity walkathon is back. Funds raised from the 2.5km and 5km walks will go to Project HomeWorks, which aims to improve the living conditions of the elderly, sick and people with disabilities.

WHERE: OCBC Square, 1 Stadium Place MRT: Stadium WHEN: Sept 10, 7.30am - noon ADMISSION: $45 (adult), $35 (student, full-time national serviceman & senior citizen), $140 (two adults & two students/full-time national servicemen/senior citizen) INFO: To register, go to www.bareyoursole.sg

Sota FUNdraising Carnival

The School of the Arts (Sota) carnival features games, food and drinks, performances and sale of Sota memorabilia. There will also be an art fair at the Sota Gallery, where you can own a piece of the students' artworks. All proceeds will go to funding students in need of financial assistance and supporting student development programmes.

WHERE: School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Aug 6, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: $20 a coupon booklet (excluding processing fee) TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com. Go to www.sota.edu.sg

SPORTS

Children And Families Sports Festival

Over the two weekends leading up to National Day, 15 ActiveSG Sport Centres and three fields will be transformed into festive grounds for families to try their hand at kampung games and various sports.

WHERE: 15 ActiveSG Sports Centres, Jurong East field, Woodlands field & Tampines field MRT: Various WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun & Aug 6 & 7, 9am - 5pm & 3.30 - 7.30pm (for sports fields) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.myactivesg.com/getactivesingapore

Skechers Blacklight Run

This 5km night-time run will feature three different colour zones, where participants will be showered in a neon powder that glows in the dark. The run will be followed by a party.

WHERE: Palawan Green, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Oct 29, from 5.30pm ADMISSION: Standard rate up to Aug 13 or first 3,000 participants: $50; standard rate after Aug 13: $65; VIP rate up to Aug 13 or first 500 participants: $80; VIP rate after Aug 13: $95 INFO: www.blacklightrun.sg

TALKS

Health Talk - Children's Health Is Our Wealth

This talk will cover topics such as how to spot changes in children and the type of food beneficial to them. Simple paediatric tuina (Chinese therapeutic massage) will be taught. In Mandarin with English translation.

WHERE: People's Buddhism Study Society, No. 25 Lorong 22 Geylang MRT: Aljunied WHEN: Sun, 2 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Call 6746-9352 or e-mail webmaster@dazhong.sg to register

Assessing The Institutionalisation Of The Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation

This East Asian Institute seminar will offer a preliminary assessment of the efforts to date and address the next steps and the long-term potential of multilateralisation as a bulwark for financial stability in East Asia.

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

WR Presents: Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Sought!

A talk that aims to help you understand what makes you unique, how you can leverage on your uniqueness and what to do to create a compelling and lasting brand.

WHERE: Singapore Council Of Women's Organisations (SCWO) Centre, 96 Waterloo Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Aug 10, 7 - 8.30pm (registration starts at 6.30pm) ADMISSION: $10 (Women's Register members), $15 (SCWO/NTUC /PAssion members) & $20 (non-members) TEL: 6837-0611 INFO: Register at www.womensregister.org by Aug 8

CLASSES

Violin Masterclass By Simon Smith

Learn from Simon Smith, a professor at the Birmingham Conservatoire.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, 151 Bencoolen Street , Nafa Campus 3 MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Tue, 4 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: For inquiries, call 6512-4179 or e-mail music@nafa.edu.sg. Go to www.nafa.edu.sg/events

Linocut Workshop By Jennifer Lim

This will introduce participants to the basic techniques of linocut printmaking. Art materials are provided.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore Rooftop Studios 1 & 2, 1 St Andrew's Road, Level 5, City Hall Wing MRT: City Hall WHEN: Aug 7, 2 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $35 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Register at www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.nationalgallery.sg

The Art Of Planting: Container Gardens & Terrariums (A Gardening Workshop)

Learn how plants can sustain themselves in a terrarium and design one.

WHERE: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Botany Centre, Classrooms 1 & 2, Level 3 MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Aug 13, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: $80 (includes all materials) TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

FESTIVALS

Singapore Science Festival: Visual SG: Beauty In Patterns

This festival marries art and science through visually rich pieces and experiences. Exhibitions feature the virtual unwrapping of an Egyptian mummy and the painting of a Van Gogh on water, as well as virtual kisses that can be felt by the recipient.

WHERE: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, E3 Exhibition, Hall C MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 6pm daily ADMISSION: Fees to Science Centre Singapore apply INFO: sciencefest.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 29, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe