Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Frozen Planet In Concert

In the third and final chapter of BBC's Earth Trilogy, associate conductor Joshua Tan will lead the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as images of the earth's polar regions are projected onto a 10m-tall curved screen that stretches across the stage.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $33 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Against The Current: In Our Bones World Tour

The American pop-rock band will perform a new set of songs as well as hits such as Wasteland and Running With The Wild Things.

WHERE: *Scape The Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Thu, 8pm ADMISSION: $101 (standard), $364 (group of 4), $121 (at the door) INFO: Tickets from atciobsg.peatix.com. Go to www.snowbird-productions.com

Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi

This tribute to ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh is by his mentee Shekhar Ravjiani, who will perform popular songs such as Hothon Se Cholo Tum and Tumko Dekha. In Hindi and Urdu.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sept 9, 8pm ADMISSION: $54 - $204 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Live

The Grammy Award-winning American hip-hop duo - whose sophomore album, This Unruly Mess I've Made, features collaborations with Ed Sheeran and Leon Bridges - perform here for the first time.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, 04-01 MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Sept 20, 8pm ADMISSION: $72 - $172 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

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

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


TALKS

Productivity Performance In Asian Countries And The Effects Of Structural Change

This seminar provides an overview of productivity performance in Asian countries and presents empirical evidence that structural change plays an important role in driving economic growth. The speaker is Associate Professor Vu Minh Khuong from the National University of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

WHERE: EAI Conference Room, 469A Bukit Timah Road, NUS Bukit Timah Campus, Tower Block, 06-01 MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Today, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715 INFO: E-mail james_tan@nus.edu.sg. Go to www.eai.nus.edu.sg

I Can't Live Without It! - Engaging The IT & Smartphone Generation

This talk aims to allow participants to gain a better understanding of the mobile habits of youth and learn to connect with their children more effectively in the digital age.

WHERE: Sembawang Public Library, 30 Sembawang Drive, Sun Plaza, Programme Room, 05-01 MRT: Sembawang WHEN: Tomorrow, 1 - 3pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Temporary Structures In Community Spaces

This conversation will explore how temporary structures, which transform the space they inhabit into vibrant activity areas, have brought life to communities. Part of Archifest.

WHERE: library@orchard, 277 Orchard Road, Orchardgateway, 03-12 MRT: Somerset WHEN: Sun, 2 - 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: temporarystructures.peatix.com

Lecture: New Data On Early Settlement Processes And State Formation In Highland Sumatra, Indonesia

This seminar explores the increase in territorial consolidation and socio-economic complexity that initiated a dense settlement pattern in the highland region of West Sumatra from the 14th century. The speaker is Dr Mai Lin Tjoa-Bonatz, a visiting fellow at the Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute's Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre.

WHERE: Iseas Seminar Room 2, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Haw Par Villa/Kent Ridge WHEN: Thu, 10.30am - noon ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6778-0955 INFO: Register at www.iseas.edu.sg. E-mail nscevents@iseas.edu.sg

Seminar: Beyond Electoral Coordination: Malaysia's Opposition Evolutional Challenge

Malaysia's political opposition has not been able to successfully challenge Prime Minister Najib Razak's hold on power. This seminar discusses how opposition parties may need to evolve by seeking some reconciliation on Islamisation and Bumiputera-ism and persuading voters to accept a more fluid model of post-election coalition. The speaker is Dr Wong Chin Huat, a political scientist specialising in political institutions and identity politics in Malaysia.

WHERE: Iseas Seminar Room 2, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Haw Par Villa/Kent Ridge WHEN: Sept 9, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6778-0955 INFO: Register at www.iseas.edu.sg by Thu. E-mail iseasevents2@iseas.edu.sg

Learning Differences: Understanding Dyslexia

Find out how dyslexia affects a child's literacy development and how parents and educators can work with the child to overcome it.

WHERE: Bukit Merah Public Library, 3779 Jalan Bukit Merah, Activity Room MRT: Redhill WHEN: Sept 10, 10.30am - noon ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

What's Wrong With My Child? - Crucial Signs Not To Ignore In Youth

This public forum aims to raise awareness of early psychosis in youth as well as share treatment approaches.

WHERE: The Grassroots' Club, 190 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 MRT: Yio Chu Kang WHEN: Sept 10, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: $10 TEL: 6389-2972 INFO: E-mail epipevents@gmail.com. Register at www.imh.com.sg/events by Mon


CLASSES

An Introduction To Mindfulness

Learn to manage stress in this experiential learning workshop.

WHERE: AICare Link @ Maxwell, 7 Maxwell Road, MND Annexe B, 04-01 MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Sept 15, 12.30 - 1.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Call 6632-6297 to register. Go to www.silverpages.sg

Fingers, Chants, Music And Action: Encouraging Audience Participation During Storytelling

Learn to encourage children to participate during a storytelling session. Suitable for beginners and anyone interested in storytelling.

WHERE: National Volunteer & Philanthrophy Centre, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central, MPH 2, 04-88 MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Sept 17, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $52.50 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg


FESTIVALS

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations

Visitors to Chinatown can enjoy a lantern display, a festive bazaar and carnival, a lantern painting competition, nightly stage shows and a mass lantern walk. The festival runs to Sept 30.

INFO: chinatownfestivals.sg

Festival Of Biodiversity

Learn more about Singapore's rich biodiversity. There will also be interactive workshops and activities.

WHERE: Eco-Lake Lawn, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 9am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg/festivalofbiodiversity

TranslateSingapore: Mari Kita Berbual-Bual (Let's Talk)

Celebrating Singapore's linguistic and cultural richness, this festival will feature lectures, workshops and book launches, with free and ticketed events. It runs from Sept 13 to Oct 2.

INFO: Register at peatix.com/group/41165. Go to www.selectcentre.org

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 02, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe