Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

SCO Music Oasis Concert Series: Unforgettable Popular Melodies

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra will perform a selection of memorable pieces including classic hits from the 1960s and 1970s.

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

NParks Concert Series In The Park: Rockestra

Look forward to an evening of xinyao, Mandopop and Cantopop tunes, as well as enjoy fringe activities such as calligraphy and lantern-making.

WHERE: Event Lawn, Choa Chu Kang Park, Choa Chu Kang Drive MRT: Chua Chu Kang WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 - 10pm (fringe activities start at 5pm) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

NAC-ExxonMobil Concert In The Park

Home-grown singer-songwriter Tay Kewei, Project Superstar winner Alfred Sim and blues-rock pop quartet The Facade present a repertoire of English pop music and Mandopop.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 5 - 6.30pm (fringe activities start at 4.30pm) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Kulcha

This modern fusion music outfit conjures up contemporary soundscapes using traditional Asian instruments such as the Chinese pipa, Indian bansuri, Indonesian angklung and Middle Eastern gambus.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Clementi WHEN: Wed, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at bit.ly/EMCC-KULCHA. Go to cfa.nus.edu.sg

SPH Gift Of Music - SCO Community Concert: Musical Harmony

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra will perform tunes such as Singai Naadu, Malay Folksong Duo and a medley of Cantonese folk songs.

WHERE: Ci Yuan Community Club Performing Theatre, 51 Hougang Avenue 9, Level 2 MRT: Hougang WHEN: Sept 24, 5 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with tickets INFO: Tickets from various residents' committee centres on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to www.sco.com.sg/performances/musicalharmony for details

Bring Me The Horizon

A concert by the British metal band, which have a new studio album called That's The Spirit.

WHERE: Fort Gate @ Canning Park, 51 Canning Rise MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/ Clarke Quay WHEN: Sept 27, 8pm ADMISSION: $112 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Sunidhi Chauhan

This Bollywood playback singer has more than 2,000 numbers to her credit, including Kamli (Dhoom 3) and Mere Sang (New York).

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Level 6, Halls 601 - 604 MRT: Esplanade/Promenade WHEN: Sept 30, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $79 - $229 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

Project Tomorrow Exhibition

This is a showcase of the stories of patients who were given a second chance at life because of the generosity of strangers.

WHERE: 313 @ Somerset, 313 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Till Tue, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.bmdp.org

Lantern Decorating Booth

Paint and decorate lanterns. All proceeds from the sale of lantern packs go to the beneficiaries of The Red Pencil, a non-profit organisation that specialises in art therapy. Part of the annual Mid-autumn Festival celebrations at Gardens by the Bay.

WHERE: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sun, 7 - 11pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg


SPORTS

Aqua High Intensity Interval Training

This class consists of a series of moderate to high-intensity moves in the water. It is suitable for individuals with knee joint or hip flexion issues.

WHERE: Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore, 1A Cuscaden Road, swimming pool MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 9 - 10am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at aquahiit.peatix.com

National Heart Week/ World Heart Day 2016

Find out how to make sustainable lifestyle choices to reduce your risk of heart diseases and stroke. There will be quizzes, health-risk assessments and aerobics classes.

WHERE: Hard court next to Yishun MRT station, 301 Yishun Avenue 2 MRT: Yishun WHEN: Oct 1, 8am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free; some activities are chargeable & require pre-registration TEL: 6354-9369 INFO: E-mail worldheartday@heart.org.sg. Go to www.myheart.org.sg


TALKS

HDB Heartland Talk - Buying Your Next HDB Flat

Find out more about the Housing Board 's policies for second-time buyers, engaging the services of a property agent, using CPF savings and financial planning.

WHERE: HDB Hub Auditorium, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Basement 1 MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Sept 24, 2 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.hdb.gov.sg/community by Thu

A*Star Seriously Science Talks: Building Better Baby Brains?

Find out how childhood events and stress management techniques can influence brain and cognitive development.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Marine Parade Public Library, 01-02 Marine Parade Community Building, 278 Marine Parade Road MRT: Eunos WHEN: Sept 25, 2 - 3pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


CLASSES

Let's Learn Our National Language

Pick up Malay and learn to compose pantun in this workshop conducted by writer and playwright Alfian Sa'at. Open to non-Malay speakers and language enthusiasts. Part of TranslateSingapore 2016.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road, Rooftop Studios MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: $60 (regular), $50 (concession) INFO: Register at ptix.co/2buyuFM. Go to www.selectcentre.org

Literary Editing Workshop

Translator and writer Shelly Bryant will work with participants to polish the English manuscripts of their fiction writing and translation. Open to fiction writers and translators. Part of TranslateSingapore 2016.

WHERE: The Select Centre, 04-01 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street MRT: Bras Bash/Bugis WHEN: Thu & Sept 23, 7 - 10pm ADMISSION: $150 (standard), $120 (concession) INFO: Register at ptix.co/2buyRjH. Go to www.selectcentre.org

Composting 101 Workshop

Learn the basics of composting and start applying compost in your garden.

WHERE: Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore, 1A Cuscaden Road, Spice Garden MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sept 24, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: $22 INFO: Register at composting101.peatix.com

The Peak Wine Club Presents: Finding The Unicorns

Meet like-minded investors who want to expand their investment horizons in this start-up circle. The speakers are Darius Cheung, founder of 99.co, and Mike Holt, CEO and co-founder of gridComm.

WHERE: The Great Room, 1 George Street, 10-01 MRT: Clarke Quay/ Raffles Place WHEN: Sept 28, 7 - 10pm ADMISSION: $125 INFO: Register at the-peak-wine-club-presents-finding-the-unicorns.peatix.com

Nurturing Nature - Writing Nature's Stories For A Better Earth

Learn how to let nature re-enter your life and writing in this workshop. The trainer is Anupa Roy, who writes for young adults and children.

WHERE: National Community Leadership Institute, 70 South Buona Vista Road, Tanah Merah Room 5 MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Oct 1, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: $52.50 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Can Anybody Sing?

The focus of this workshop with vocal coach Amanda Colliver is on the technical areas of breath control, vocal placement, support, projection, register coordination and musical styles and genres.

WHERE: Sing'theatre Academy Studio, 02-10 Heritage Place, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Oct 2, 9.30am - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $190 (early bird till tomorrow), $220 (standard) INFO: E-mail info@singtheatre.com or call 9675-9079 for booking & inquiries. Go to www.singtheatre.com


FESTIVALS

AKA A Cappella VIII

There will be a regional competition, workshops and masterclasses, as well as a closing concert at the 20th anniversary of this festival.

WHERE: Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Sept 24 & 25, 7 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: One night: $32 (standard), $29 (concession); both nights: $58 (standard), $54 (concession) INFO: Tickets from eventnook.com/event/aka-viii. Go to d-aca.org/akafest

Kings And Queens Of Comedy Asia 7 (M18)

Six comedians will perform at this comedy festival, including India's Vir Das and Briton Shazia Mirza.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Sept 30 & Oct 1, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $41 - $112 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe