Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

UP Concert

Enjoy an evening of performances by Juz-B, MICappella, NUS Resonance and VocaBlends.

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

An Evening With Voices

This performance by Hwa Chong Voices, the alumni of the Hwa Chong Institution College Choir, will feature classics from Gabriel Faure, Joe Hisaishi, Olivier Messiaen, The Real Group and The King's Singers.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 7pm ADMISSION: $18 TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: Tickets from www.esplanade.com

The Lost Box

The home-grown band - comprising Dale Yeoh, Darren D'Cunha and Jed Lam - will play songs from their debut and soon-to-be-released EP, Years Lost.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 7.15 & 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Dick Lee Singapop! 60th Birthday Concert

This concert takes audiences through Dick Lee's musical life journey with songs and stories.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Performing Arts Centre MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Aug 19, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $52 - $172 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

EDQ: Homecoming

Join home-grown woodwind quintet EDQ for performances of chamber works by Henri Brod, Carl Nielsen, Malcolm Arnold and Hans Huber.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Aug 22, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

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, the 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

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

The more than 30 paintings 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

The Color Run

In this 5km fun run, participants are doused from head to toe in colours throughout the route. The fun continues after the race with a dance party.

WHERE: Sentosa Beach Station, Palawan Green, Sentosa Island MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Aug 20 & 21, 2 - 10pm ADMISSION: $65 (regular), $98 (deluxe) INFO: Registration ends when all places are filled. Register at thecolorrun.com.sg

Active Fitness And Sports

This all-day mass workout and sports event - organised by Active Red Singapore, World Association of Kickboxing Organisations Singapore - offers participants a choice of five different mass exercises and fitness programmes, followed by a series of boxing and kickboxing matches in the evening.

WHERE: *Scape, 2 Orchard Link, The Ground Theatre MRT: Somerset WHEN: Aug 21, noon - 5pm (Active Fitness & Sports); 6 - 9pm (Singapore Fighting Championship Pro Boxing) ADMISSION: $30 a person (Active Fitness & Sports exercise pass), $25 a person (Singapore Fighting Championship Pro Boxing) TEL: 8363-5661 INFO: To purchase tickets, go to www.activeeventz.com


TALKS

Young Parents' Expert Series: Preschool Seminar

Hear from preschool experts and learn to make the most of your child's preschool years. Participants will each receive a goodie bag worth $30.

WHERE: Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Aug 20, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Early-bird sign-up by Sun: $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 and lung cancer. A team of doctors and specialists will discuss topics such as cancer prevention and rehabilitation.

WHERE: NUHS Auditorium, 1E Kent Ridge Road, National University Hospital Singapore, Level 1 MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Aug 20, 10am - noon, 2- 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

Public Forum: Getting That Big Fat Positive - A Guide To Assisted Reproduction And IVF

This public forum is hosted by fertility experts from the KKIVF Centre.

WHERE: KK Women's and Children's Hospital Auditorium, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Training Centre, Women's Tower, Level 1 MRT: Little India WHEN: Aug 20, 1 - 4pm (registration starts at 12.30pm) ADMISSION: $10 a person, $15 a couple (inclusive of light refreshments) INFO: To register, call 6394-5038 or go to www.kkh.com.sg/events

Coffee & Conversations With Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan

STPI's artists in residence Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan give insights into their projects, which have largely revolved around identity, displacement and accumulating memory.

WHERE: STPI, 41 Robertson Quay MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Aug 20, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-3663 INFO: www.stpi.com.sg


CLASSES

Pre-Reading And Post-Reading Activities

This workshop explains reading activities and provides participants with opportunities to plan their own. The 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

Creating A Winning Book Cover

In this two-day workshop, participants will engage in all stages of the creative process through collaborative exercises: visual and verbal brainstorming, cover conceptualisation and design layout assisted by the facilitator.

WHERE:ChartNexus, 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, 34-08, Silver Room MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Aug 25 & 26, 9.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $206.25 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg


FESTIVALS

Singapore Night Festival

Over two weekends, the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct will come alive with unconventional light art installations, immersive activities and roving street performances by Singaporean and international artists.

WHERE: Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct MRT: Various WHEN: Aug 19 & 20, 26 & 27, 7.30pm - 2am ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nightfest.sg or www.facebook.com/brasbasahbugis

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe