Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Ruang Pesta: Classic Rock Night

The 1980s and 1990s were the golden age of Malay rock music. Singapore rock band OutCry will bring you the classics. Part of Pesta Raya - Malay Festival of Arts.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.45, 8.45 & 9.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Singapore Police Force Quintet

The quintet present Latin, English evergreen and Singapore tunes.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 7.30 & 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

SSO Classics In The Park

Join associate conductor Joshua Tan and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for an evening of music, from well-loved Broadway hits to classical favourites. Singer Rani Singam will perform tunes from The Sound Of Music and The Wizard Of Oz, among other productions.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 6 -7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg or www.sso.org.sg

Together We Celebrate!

Enjoy performances of your favourite National Day songs by young performers from the ITE Show Choir, ITE That Acappella Group, Batidas Centro Percussion Group and dance groups from Urban Central Statement, East Squad and East Kingz and ITE Modern Dance.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Mon, 8 & 9.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Weezer Live In Singapore

Legendary American alt-rock heroes Weezer will perform in Singapore.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Level 6, Halls 601 - 604 MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Aug 15, 8pm ADMISSION: $102 - $172 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Nothing But Thieves - Under My Skin Tour

Nothing But Thieves will perform as part of the Rising Star series. This new initiative features today's emerging artists as they perform live in Singapore for the first time.

WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe Singapore, 50 Cuscaden Road, 02/03-01 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Aug 18, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 (free standing) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg or nbthieves.peatix.com

CHARITY

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, where you can own a piece of the students' artworks. All proceeds 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: Tomorrow, 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

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

This exhibition presents more than 30 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: Till Oct 31, 10am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail info@goshenartgallery.com

SPORTS

Orange Ribbon Run

Now into its fourth year, this event is organised by OnePeople.sg to promote the values of respect, understanding and trust.

WHERE: Bayfront Event Space MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sept 10, 4.30pm ADMISSION: 10km: $38 (PAssion cardholder/past participant), $43 (public); 5km: $33 (PAssion cardholder/past participant), $38 (public); 10km Buddy or Corporate: $35; 5km Buddy or Corporate: $30; Fun Walk for 3.5km: $8, $5 (groups of 20 & above) TEL: 6280-8069 INFO: Register at www.raceagainstracism.sg by Aug 12

Skechers Blacklight Run

This 5km night-time run has three colour zones, where participants will be doused 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

The Achievements And Deficiencies Of The China (Xiamen) Pilot Free Trade Zone One Year On

In this talk, Dr Chen Xin, visiting senior research fellow at the East Asian Institute at National University of Singapore, will share her experiences in the legislation process and review of policies for the free trade zone.

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: Today, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/ 6779-1037 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

Heritage Eats & Singapore's Next Generation Hawker Culture

Blogger Maureen Ow shares about Singapore's heritage dishes, hawker culture and young hawkers.

WHERE: library@esplanade, 8 Raffles Avenue, 03-01 MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

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

A talk that aims to help you understand what makes you unique and how to create a lasting brand.

WHERE: Singapore Council Of Women's Organisations (SCWO) Centre, 96 Waterloo Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Wed, 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 Mon

Young Parents' Expert Series: Preschool Seminar

Hear from preschool experts and learn to make the most of your child's preschool years. You can collect a free goodie bag worth $30.

WHERE: Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Aug 20, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Early-bird sign-up by Aug 14: $15 a person, $20 for two people; standard: $18 a person, $28 for two people INFO: Register at www.youngparents.com.sg/ events-promos

Winning Against Cancer Public Symposium - Up To Date With Singapore's Top Cancers

This year's focus is on Singapore's top cancers - colorectal cancer and lung cancer. At this symposium, a team of doctors and specialists will share on topics ranging from cancer prevention to rehabilitation.

WHERE: NUHS Auditorium, 1E Kent Ridge Road, National University Hospital Singapore, Level 1 MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Aug 20, 10am - 4pm ADMISSION: $5 a session, $8 for both sessions TEL: 6772-5859 INFO: For inquiries, e-mail ncis_events@nuhs. edu.sg. Tickets from www.sistic. com.sg. Go to www.ncis.com.sg

CLASSES

Linocut Workshop By Jennifer Lim

Learn the basic techniques of linocut printmaking. Art materials are provided.

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

DIY Mini Cardboard Figures

Join this self-guided activity and assemble your own mini cardboard figure. Designed by cardboard sculptor Bartholomew Ting.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Meeting Point, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 6 - 8pm; Mon, 6.30 - 9.30pm; Tue, 1 - 3pm, 4 - 6pm & 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Introduction To Flower Arrangement Garden Tools To Tabletop Treasures

Join this workshop and learn floral arrangement techniques and tricks on upcycling.

WHERE: Botany Centre, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Aug 20, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $50 a person (materials included) INFO: Registration closes on Thu or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Pre-reading And Post-reading Activities

This workshop explains reading activities and provides participants with opportunities to plan their own. These reading activities can be conducted for children aged 10 to 16.

WHERE: National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central, 04-88, MPH 1 MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Aug 20, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $47.38 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 05, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe