Happenings: Gigs

Singer Ellie Goulding performs onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. -- PHOTO: AFP
Singer Ellie Goulding performs onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. -- PHOTO: AFP
Taylor Swift. Popular Japanese punk rock band Radwimps perform here for the first time as part of their Grand Prix 2014 tour. -- PHOTO:  AEG LIVE
Taylor Swift. Popular Japanese punk rock band Radwimps perform here for the first time as part of their Grand Prix 2014 tour. -- PHOTO:  AEG LIVE

GIGS

RADWIMPS LIVE TOUR 2014 IN SINGAPORE

Popular Japanese punk rock band Radwimps perform here for the first time as part of their Grand Prix 2014 tour. Presented by Sozo, under the Japan Music Festival platform.

Where: TAB, 442 Orchard Road, 02-29 Orchard Hotel MRT: Orchard When: Tomorrow Admission: $78 Info: Go to radwimps.japanmusicfestival.asia for tickets

TAYLOR SWIFT THE RED TOUR PRESENTED BY CORNETTO

American pop singer Taylor Swift will perform a two-night gig here next week. The Grammy winner is set to play hits such as Love Story and I Knew You Were Trouble.

Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium MRT: Stadium When: Mon and Thu, 7.30pm Admission: $112 - $292 Tel: 6333-5000/3158-7888 Info: Go to sportshubtix.sg. You can also buy tickets from the Singapore Indoor Stadium box office and SingPost outlets. Tickets selling fast.

LIFE CIRCUIT

Singaporean artists Urich Lau and Kai Lam collaborate with Japanese Yuzuru Maeda on video performances with wearable audio-visual gadgets. Part of ArtScience Late.

Where: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront When: Thu, 7 - 10pm Admission: Free Info: marinabaysands.com/ArtScienceMuseum

ELLI GOULDING

Elli Goulding, who won this year's Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist, will perform.

Where: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista When: June 13, 8pm Admission: $71 - $151 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

MANDOPOP GOLDEN OLDIES CONCERT

Veteran singers Long Piao Piao, Xie Cai Yun, (Michelle Jsieh), Jin Pei Shan, Fang Yi Ping and Huang Si Ting will entertain with timeless Mandopop classics.

Where: The Star Theatre, Star Performing Arts Centre MRT: Buona Vista When: June 14, 8pm Admission: $41 - $151 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

CHARITY

THE SILVER TRIBUTE

Palais Dance Studio, a dance school, will hold its 25th-anniversary charity ballet concert with proceeds going to Pistorio Foundation, which provides support for children in developing countries to enable them to go to school.

Where: Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Tan Sri Tan Chin Tuan Auditorium 1, Dover Road MRT: Dover/ Buona Vista When: Today & tomorrow, 7.30pm Admission: $30 & $40 Tel: 6467-7788 Info: Tickets from Palais at 02-16/17/18 Crown Centre, 557 Bukit Timah Road, and at the door on concert days

CONTEXT AT EY ASEAN ART OUTREACH

Artist David Chan uses text and images to show the conflict between meaning and representation. Presented by Art Seasons Gallery.

Where: Ernst & Young, 1 Raffles Quay, North Tower, Level 18 MRT: Raffles Place/Marina Bay When: Till Sept 26, Noon - 2pm (Tue), 5 - 7pm (Wed) Admission: Free Tel: 6535-7777 Info: Call to make an appointment

ALL STARS CHILDAID (CHARITY CONCERT)

If you can sing, dance or play a musical instrument, join this show to raise funds for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund. Send a video of your act for the show. Show alumni's entries welcome. Organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times. Venue partner is Marina Bay Sands.

Info: Send details to childaid@sph.com.sg by today, including your name, age (no older than 19 on Jan 1 this year), school, phone number, e-mail address & a short write-up on why you want to join the concert. Your video attachment should not exceed 15MB. Only short-listed entrants will be invited for auditions. Go to straitstimes.com/childaid

RUN AND HELP THE ELDERLY

For every 30km clocked by each team of eight runners in Mount Elizabeth Hospital's Run For Cover, a 24-hour treadmill challenge, one needy elderly person suffering from cataracts will receive free treatment.

Where: East Coast Park Casuarina Grove, Carpark FMRT: Bedok/Tanah MerahWhen: Tomorrow, 7 - 9.30am (second qualifying round)Where: Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, Orchard Road MRT: Somerset/Orchard Admission: $30Info: Register at runforcover.sg

ANNUAL GARAGE SALE

Buy second-hand clothes, toys, books and other items to help the Netherlands Charity Association raise funds for charity groups.

Where: Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park MRT: Botanic Gardens When: Sun, 9am - noon Admission: Free Tel: 8511-4746 Info: nca.org.sg

"LIFE'S BEAUTIFUL" ART COMPETITION FOR THE STRAITS TIMES SCHOOL POCKET MONEY FUND

Tissue brand Beautex invites primary school children to participate in its annual charity art contest at Sentosa to raise $25,000 and more for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund for children from low-income families.

Info: Register at tipex.com.sg/artcom. The competition will be held at Sentosa's Storytelling Comes Alive! school holiday event at Palawan Beach on June 14, from 8.30am to 2pm. Limited to 300 students.

BUFFEL ART COMPETITION

View 100 Braun Buffel bull figurines presented by aspiring artists in this competition. Funds collected will go to the Very Special Arts Singapore. Part of Flipside.

Where: The Esplanade, Upper Concourse MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Till June 15, Esplanade mall hours Admission: Free Tel: 6828-8377 Info: esplanade.com/flipside

DIFFERENT STROKES, ONE HOPE

Four primary school pupils studying art at Studio Haroobee, an art school at The Esplanade, are holding a charity exhibition comprising 30 artworks in acrylic, mixed media and oils to raise $15,000 for Sun-dac, an organisation which helps the intellectually disabled.

Where: Fullerton Hotel, East Garden Foyer, lobby level MRT: Raffles Place When: Till July 17, 10am - 10pm Admission: Free Tel: 6336-9611

SPORTS

GREAT EASTERN WOMEN'S RUN 2014 EVENT LAUNCH

Participants can register this weekend and receive a complimentary Runner's Readiness Test by Tan Tock Seng Hospital Sports & Surgery Clinic plus a door gift. The run will be held on Nov 9 at The Float @ Marina Bay.

Where: Somerset 313 Centre Atrium MRT: Somerset When: Tomorrow - Sun, 11am - 8pm Admission: $39 - $270 for varying categories from 5km (individual) to 21.1km (corporate team of 4) from July 6 - Sept 30 Info: www.greateasternwomensrun.com

HER WORLD GOLF CHALLENGE 2014

Sign up and receive a goodie bag worth more than $150, and win prizes in a lucky draw, at this golfing event.

Where: Sentosa Golf Club, Tanjong Course MRT: HarbourFront When: June 13, 11am - 9.30pm Admission: $298, including lunch and dinner Info: Closing day: Today. Register at campaign.herworldplus.com/herworldgolf2014

REEBOK ONE CHALLENGE - THE GREAT ESCAPE

Participants take on the role of "prisoners" and are required to evade "prison guards" in this 5km obstacle race. Qualifying race finishers receive a T-shirt and medal.

Where: Gardens by the Bay MRT: Bayfront When: July 6, 9am - 5pm Admission: Early bird registration until June 13: $40 for Reebok One Challenge, $140 for Reebok One Challenge with a pair of Reebok Z Quick, and $150 for Reebok One Challenge with a pair of Reebok Z Fury. Info: You must be aged 13 and above to register. Go to reebokONEchallenge.com.sg

ORANGE RIBBON RACE AGAINST RACISM

This race will feature three categories: a 10km competitive run, a 5km competitive run and a 3.5km family walk.

Where: Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza MRT: Marina Bay/Bayfront When: Aug 16 from 4pm Fee: Till Sun - $15 to $33 for various categories Tel: 9826-6882 Info: raceagainstracism.sg/index2.php

TALKS

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PSORIASIS (SKIN HEALTH)

Dr Sue-Ann Ho, an associate consultant at the National University Hospital's university dermatology clinic, will share key facts about psoriasis and debunks myths about it.

Where: National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road MRT: Kent Ridge/Clementi When: Today, 1 - 2pm Admission: Free Tel: 6772-2184

THE REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AND THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: THE US AND CHINA IN AN ECONOMIC CIVIL WAR AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR ASEAN AND ASIAN INTEGRATION

The National University of Singapore's East Asian Institute's visiting research fellow, Dr Liang Wei, will speak about the economic and strategic implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership for the region.

Where: NUS Bukit Timah Campus, Tower Block 06-01, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens When: Today, 3.30 - 5pm Admission: Free Info: 6779-1037, go to eai.nus.edu.sg

NTUC FUTURE LEADERS SUMMIT 2014

Singapore film director Anthony Chen will be among the speakers at this two-day conference/seminar. More than 20 industry leaders will share inspiring stories and give advice to help professionals, managers and executives achieve their dreams.

Where: NTUC Centre, Auditorium, Level 7, One Marina Boulevard MRT: Marina Bay/Raffles Place When: Today, 9am - 5pm, tomorrow, 9am - 4.30pm Admission: $250 (public), $150 for at least 10 tickets (NTUC member pays $125) Tel: 6213-8810 Info: futureleadersummit.sg

CLASSES

MOTIVATING AND UNDERSTANDING SALES TEAM

Check out three workshops to motivate and understand your sales team. They are Management Mastery - Leading Sales Teams To Exceeding Targets by trainer Tom Abbott; Develop Your Staff Through Coaching - A Practical Approach For Managers by trainer Chris Fenney; and Influential Selling - Changing The Way We Pace And Sell by trainer Joseph Wong. Held by STJOBS.sg, the online recruitment arm of Singapore Press Holdings.

Where: Singapore Press Holdings News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North MRT: Braddell When: June 26, 9.30am - 6pm Admission: Pay an early-bird fee of $489 by June 20 (Management Mastery - Leading Sales Teams To Exceeding Targets); When: June 27, 9.30am - 6pm (Develop Your Staff Through Coaching - A Practical Approach For Managers) Admission: Pay an early-bird fee of $489 by June 23 When: June 30, 9.30am - 6pm (Influential Selling - Changing The Way We Pace And Sell) Admission: Pay an early-bird fee of $489 by June 24 Tel: 1800-69-78701 Info: stjobs.sg/seminars

FESTIVALS

BORNFIRE FESTIVAL 2014

Catch shows, workshops, kampung games and co-create visual art installations at this festival.

Where: Kallang Community Club, 45 Boon Keng Road MRT: Boon Keng When: Today, 8 - 10pm, tomorrow, 9.30am - 9.30pm, Sun, 9.30am - 6pm Admission: Free, buy tickets for the main show and specific workshops Info: bornfire.org

THE WAY OF THE BRUSH: AN INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY

Learn Chinese calligraphy at this course organised by Latent Spaces.

Where: Latent Spaces @ Haw Par Villa MRT: Haw Par Villa When: Tomorrow, 2.30 - 4pm Admission: $25 Tel: 9177-5764 Info: peatix.com/event/37363

THE COLOURS OF TEA WITH PEKOE & IMP

Learn to appreciate unblended teas from around the world. Organised by Latent Spaces.

Where: Latent Spaces @ Haw Par Villa MRT: Haw Par Villa When: Tomorrow, 1-2pm & 3-4pm Admission: $25 Tel: 9177-5764 Info: peatix.com/event/37363

A SHORT STORY OF SPANISH PAINTING

Find out the history and development of Spanish visual arts at this course.

Where: Las Lilas School, 08-01, 180 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut When: Mon, June 16, 23 & 30, 6.30 - 9pm Admission: $280 Tel: 6333-3484 Info: Register by today at corcovadoarts.com

NU-MEN: THE WILD WOMAN SINGS (FLIPSIDE)

Judee Tan performs a gritty cabaret about the many facets of women and how they find their place in this world. Recommended for those aged 16 and above. Part of Flipside, the funny side of the arts.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Today, 7.30pm & June 7, 7.30 & 9.30pm Admission: $38 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: sistic.com.sg

VOICE MECHANICS (FLIPSIDE)

Enjoy live performances by Japan's Maywa Denki, featuring singing, dancing and absurd humour. Performed in English and Japanese. Part of Flipside.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Tomorrow, 7.30pm Admission: $43 Info: esplanade.com/flipside

THE J SHOW (FLIPSIDE)

Singapore circus artist Jay entertains with his loud characters and crazy balancing skills.

Where: Esplanade Concourse MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Tomorrow, & Sun, 7 - 7.30pm & 8 - 8.30pm Admission: Free Tel: 6828-8377 Info: www.esplanade.com/flipside

2014 SPRING WAVE, SINGAPORE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Enjoy performances by Mando-pop artists, including A-mei, Jam Hsiao, Della Ding Dang, Yao Yao, Bii and Boxing at the largest Taiwan Mandopop outdoor music festival presented by Tiger Beer. Also sample street food from Tainan in Taiwan.

Where: The Meadow - Gardens by the Bay MRT: Bayfront When: Tomorrow, 5 -11.30pm Admission: $101 (standing ticket), $161 - $221 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: facebook.com/#!/SpringWaveSG

MARINE-THEMED, CONSERVATION-THEMED ROADSHOWS FOR SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Learn about the pressing need for responsible seafood consumption at roadshows at Ikea Tampines and Woodlands Regional Library.

Where: Ikea Tampines MRT: Tampines/Pasir Ris When: Mon - June 15, 10am - 10pm Where: Woodlands Regional Library MRT: Woodlands When: June 13 - 15, 10am - 6pm Admission: Free Info: picktherightcatch.com

BOXING AND FUNNY BUSINESS (FLIPSIDE)

Fraser "The Thumper" Hooper, an ex-menswear manager-turned-streetfighter from New Zealand, challenges you in a three-roundbout of comedy carnage.

Where: The Esplanade, Outdoor Theatre MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Till Sun, 7.30 - 8pm, 8.45 - 9.15pm & 10 - 10.30pm Admission: Free

CAUSEWAY EXCHANGE ARTS FESTIVAL

This yearly multi-disciplinary festival features Malaysia's entertainers, artists and writers. Where: Various venues MRT: Raffles Place, Bugis When: June 13 - 22, various times Admission: Varying prices Info: causewayexchange.com/

SINGAPORE STREET FESTIVAL 2014

Highlights include freestyle footballer Nam The Man; breakdance crews from the United States, South Korea, Japan and South-east Asia; and gravity-defying parkour performances.

Where: Various venues MRT: City Hall, Somerset, Bugis, Hougang When: June 13 - July 6, various times Admission: Free & ticketed Info: singaporestreetfestival.com

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