Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Jazz By The Beach: Rob Collins & The Girls

Renowned jazz performer Rob Collins will be accompanied by female powerhouse vocalists Emelda Paulo, Beverly Morata and Catherine Perera.

WHERE: Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, 01-06 MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION: Free; admission fees to Sentosa Island may apply INFO: E-mail reservations@ coastes.com for reservations. Go to www.coastes.com

Subvert Sessions

Expect a mix of beats from DJs Aresha, Harv Chail (Phyla), Prema Alexanda, Senja (Revision Music) and Zul (Subvert HQ).

WHERE: BluJaz Cafe, 11 Bali Lane, Level 3 MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today, 9pm - 3am ADMISSION: $5 (at the door) INFO: www.blujazcafe.net

Songs Of Travel By More Than Music

Violinist Loh Jun Hong, guitar prodigy Kevin Loh and award-winning pianist Abigail Sin will perform. The concert will also feature images by photographer Joyce Le Mesurier.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sept 2, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/MoreThanMusicConcerts

Simple Plan: Taking One For The Team

The French-Canadian pop punk band, who have a newly released studio album, will play their new tracks and old hits at their concert.

WHERE: The Coliseum @ Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sept 5, 8pm ADMISSION: $142 (standard), $162 (at the door) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Elvis Costello: Detour

The English singer-songwriter will play songs from a musical career spanning more than three decades.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Sept 11, 8pm ADMISSION: $52 - $222 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

Fairground For All 2016

This carnival by Beyond Social Services aims to raise awareness for those affected by poverty. Visitors can purchase coupons for food, drinks and activities. All proceeds will go to funding Beyond's programmes.

WHERE: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street MRT: Tiong Bahru WHEN: Sept 4, 2 - 6pm ADMISSION: $50 a coupon booklet TEL: 6375-2940 INFO: Coupons can be purchased from www.fairgroundforall.sg

Love - Judy Ongg 2016

The regional star in the 1970s and 1980s will perform to raise funds for The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, in aid of financially disadvantaged children and youth pursuing an education in the arts.

WHERE: Sands Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sept 9, 8pm ADMISSION: $72 - $292 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


SPORTS

Silver And Fit In The City

This Strala Yoga class tailored for seniors focuses on slow, calm and flowing motions that help participants move with ease, strengthen their bodies and soothe their minds.

WHERE: GuavaLabs, 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, 04-13 MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 10am ADMISSION: Free with registration (all participants will get a goodie bag) INFO: Registrations must have at least one person aged 50 & above. Register at guavapass.com/events/blackmores

Paddles On Wave

Try your hand at activities such as stand-up paddling, windsurfing, kayaking and yoga at this carnival by the coast.

WHERE: Water-Venture (East Coast), 1390 East Coast Parkway MRT: Tanah Merah WHEN: Sept 11, 11am - 3.30pm ADMISSION: $5 TEL: 6444-0409 INFO: Register at www.one.pa.gov.sg by Sept 10. Go to www.facebook.com/WaterVenture

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: $65; VIP rate: $95 INFO: www.blacklightrun.sg


TALKS

The Asean Economic Community - Towards 2025

This roundtable features eminent policymakers, economists and private sector speakers. They will review the state of key Asean economic cooperation measures; provide updates on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership; and discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the One Belt, One Road initiative. Key speakers include Asean Secretary-General Le Luong Minh.

WHERE: Iseas Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Tue, 8.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6778-0955 INFO: Register at www.iseas.edu.sg by today. E-mail ascevents@iseas.edu.sg

US Asia Policy: Whither The Rebalancing?

This talk will cover the likely elements of continuity and discontinuity in the United States' Asia policy with next year's new administration. The speaker is Dr Patrick M. Cronin, a senior adviser and senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security in Washington.

WHERE: Iseas Seminar Room 2, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Thu, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6778-0955 INFO: Register at www.iseas.edu.sg by Wed. E-mail iseasevents2@iseas.edu.sg

Inaugural Shirin Fozdar Annual Lecture - At The Frontlines Of Change: Women Who Dared

Former United Nations Under- Secretary-General Noeleen Heyzer discusses women leadership issues in a more inclusive and sustainable future. The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer segment moderated by Singapore Management University Provost Lily Kong.

WHERE: Mochtar Riady Auditorium, 81 Victoria Street, Singapore Management University Administration Building, Level 5 MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall WHEN: Sept 2, 4.30 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at sfp.smu.edu.sg


CLASSES

Sewn Sushi Workshop

Learn to make felt sushi in this workshop. All materials are provided.

WHERE: *Scape Media Hub, 2 Orchard Link, Level 5 MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 6pm ADMISSION: $5 (refundable upon attendance) INFO: Register at bod-july.peatix.com

Basic Bonsai (A Gardening Workshop)

This workshop covers pruning, wiring and potting techniques that are essential to creating your own miniature plant. All materials are provided.

WHERE: Botany Centre, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Level 3, Classrooms 1 & 2 MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sept 3, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: $80 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Italian Renaissance Art

This five-session workshop explains the ideas and artists who made the Italian Renaissance one of the high points in Western art history.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 01-02 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Sept 7 - Oct 5 (every Wed), 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: $350 (for five sessions) INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com by Sept 3


FESTIVALS

SMU Arts Festival 2016

More than 30 events across dance, music, visual arts and other creative forms will be staged over 14 days by Singapore Management University students. Free and ticketed events are available. The festival runs from Sept 2 to 16.

INFO: www.smuartsfestival.com

Speech Bubble

This event for comics fans features seminars, talks, collectors' displays, book displays and an exhibition of original works.

WHERE: National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Sept 3 - 30, various times ADMISSION: Free INFO: speechbubble.sg

It's A Girl Thing

This entertainment-meets- education festival aims to promote positive personal development and explores key social issues such as anti-bullying, self-worth and the expectations of the future. Social media stars such as Lilly Singh, Claire Marshall and Brooklyn & Bailey will share their stories.

WHERE: Sands Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sept 10, 4 - 7pm ADMISSION: $72 & $92 INFO: www.itsagirlthing.live

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 26, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe