Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Bryan Toro And Shaun Chen

Singer Bryan Toro and keyboardist Shaun Chen will perform Mandarin pop hits by bands such as 5566, S.H.E, F4 and Energy.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7 & 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Let's Dance - Paul Roberts Sings David Bowie

The former lead singer of The Stranglers will deliver a set of songs from the classic albums of late rock icon David Bowie.

WHERE: Ce La Vi, Tower 3, SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $124 - $159 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

My Songs 2

Taiwanese singers Nan Fang Duo, Zeng Shu Qin, Wen Zhang and Yin Zheng Yang will belt out their hits.

WHERE: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $41 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Joyful Strings

The Joyful Strings, accompanied by the Joyful Band, pay tribute to their favourite bands, including The Beatles, The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Chordettes, The Four Seasons, The Jackson 5 and Singapore's very own The Quests.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 5, 6 & 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Anthem Of Hearts

Led by keyboardist Jordan Joshua, Anthem Of Hearts bring you Tamil-language hits such as Kurukku Sirithavale, Katre, Envasal and Innum Konja Neram.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 6.45 & 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Music In The City

Catch Bukit Timah Primary School's talented band and choir as they perform renditions of popular songs.

WHERE: Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, 391A Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Wed, 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ngeeanncity.com.sg

CHARITY

Beyond Social Services Presents Living Together: No Holds Barred

Beyond Social Services will be teaming up with Kumar and his fellow comic performers Koh Chieng Mun, Shane Mardjuki, Sharul Channa and Zaliha Hamid for a night of fun, laughter and charity. All donations from the event will go to Beyond Social Services and its beneficiaries.

WHERE: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Wed, 8 - 10pm (doors open at 7.15pm, pre-show starts at 7.40pm) ADMISSION: Minimum of $80 donation (inclusive of two drinks) INFO: To donate, go to bit.ly/beyondlivingtogether. Go to www.facebook.com/beyondsocialservices

Count Me In Charity Concert

The concert will feature the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and 13-year-old vocalist Lauren Yeo. Also sharing the stage will be Samuel Lim, recipient of the Society for the Physically Disabled's (SPD) Youth Aspiration Award, who will perform solo on the guzheng. Funds raised will go towards maximising the potential of people with disabilities.

WHERE: The Capitol Theatre, Capitol Piazza, 11 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Nov 18, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Each donation of $100 to the SPD will be offered a circle-seat ticket TEL: 6579-0794 INFO: For inquiries, e-mail Joyce_LEE@spd.org.sg. Go to www.spd.org.sg/events

Project Happy Feet - Slipper Race

Join this 3.5km non-competitive charity walk in slippers. There will be race stops, live performances and merchandise booths. Each participant will receive a goodie bag. All ticket proceeds will go towards education and training programmes run by Beyond Social Services and This Life Cambodia.

WHERE: Safra Punggol, Punggol Waterway Park, 9 Sentul Crescent MRT: Punggol WHEN: Dec 10, 9am ADMISSION: $40 (adults), $15 (children aged four - 12 ), $30 (students), $144 (group of four adults) INFO: Registration closes on Dec 1. Register at www.phfslipperrace.org. Go to www.safra.sg/phfslipperrace or www.facebook.com/projecthappyfeet

SPORTS

Pokemon Run SG

Spot various Pokemon characters along the route of this 5km fun run. Runners will also get to experience the newest Pokemon from the latest Nintendo 3DS instalments.

WHERE: The Promontory @ Marina Bay, 11 Marina Boulevard MRT: Downtown WHEN: Jan 14, 8am ADMISSION: Early bird till Nov 23: $65 (individual), $120 (for two); Nov 24 - Dec 22: $70 (individual), $130 (for two) TEL: 6248-5777 INFO: Register at www.pokemonrun.sg by Dec 22

TALKS

Allocation Of Authority In China's Social Policy Reform

While it is difficult to have institutional changes in the welfare system, there have been large-scale changes in some areas in China. This seminar by Dr Qian Jiwei, a research fellow at the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore, attempts to understand these situations.

WHERE: East Asian Institute Conference Room, 06-01 Tower Block, National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Today, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/ 6779-1037 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

Art Talks | Art And Arms: Mobilising Empire During World War I

Discover with art historian Michael Walsh the pivotal role that visual art played in British imperialism during World War I.

WHERE: Glass Room, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg

Lung Cancer Awareness Health Talk

Find out more about lung cancer and learn to recognise the risk factors and symptoms.

WHERE: Activity Room, Geylang East Public Library, 50 Geylang East Avenue 1 MRT: Aljunied WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 1pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Lands From The Mongol Empire: An Introduction

Photographer Kim Lau will use visuals from his travels from 2005 to last year to introduce the historical Mongol empire. He will take the audience through Mongolia, Chagatai Khanate (Central Asia), Ilkhanate (Persia), the Golden Horde (Russia), China and South-east Asia.

WHERE: Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Mon, 11am - noon ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail mml@fom.sg. Go to www.fom.sg

The China Model Of State Capitalism

Professor Tao Ran, vice-dean of Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance, Renmin University of China, will provide a unified framework of China's state capitalism.

WHERE: East Asian Institute Conference Room, 06-01 Tower Block, National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tue, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/ 6779-1037 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

From Modern To Contemporary Art - A Short Series

From the birth of Impressionism to avant-garde experiments and beyond, this four-session series explores the exciting art history of 19th- and 20th-century art.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Four weekly sessions starting Wed, 7 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: $240 (four sessions) TEL: 6255-0711 INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com

The Anatomy Of A Great SG Musical

In this National Library Arts Conversation series, join a panel discussion with writer and playwright Stella Kon and music composer and prize-winning writer Kenneth Lyen on what goes into a great musical and what makes Singapore musicals so distinctive.

WHERE: The Pod, Level 16 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Nov 18, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Public Forum: Keeping Our Kids Safe

KK Women's and Children's Hospital experts will discuss topics such as Medications And My Sick Child - How Can I Do It Safely?; Accidental Poisoning At Home - What Can I Do?; and Personal Safety - Safeguarding Your Child From Physical And Sexual Abuse.

WHERE: Auditorium (Training Centre), Level 1 Women's Tower, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Little India WHEN: Nov 19, 2 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $10 (inclusive of light refreshments) INFO: Registration closes on Thu. To register, call 6394-5038 or go to www.kkh.com.sg/events

CLASSES

Creative Art Jamming

This workshop's participants are free to paint and create art using the materials provided. The art jam will last for 150 minutes before a dialogue session with the artist.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre, 02-63 Block O, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Sun, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: $35 INFO: For inquires, e-mail contact@danyayu.com. To register, go to artjamming1.peatix.com. Go to www.goodmanartscentre.sg/events

Photography Workshop: Basic Photography

This course by Deanna Ng, conducted over four days, will teach fundamental camera-handling techniques through lectures, guided shoots and critiques.

WHERE: Objectifs, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Nov 19 - Dec 3, various times ADMISSION: $385 (four sessions) TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: To register, go to www.objectifs.com.sg/basicphotography

FESTIVALS

Shantanjali Festival Of Arts

Organised by the Temple of Fine Arts with Kallang Community Club, this event brings together arts groups and artists across Singapore for a weekend of eclectic music, dance and arts. Enjoy food from Annalakshmi and fashion and artefacts from Lavanya along with the performances.

WHERE: Kallang Community Club, 45 Boon Keng Road MRT: Boon Keng WHEN: Today, from 6pm; tomorrow & Sun, from 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6535-0509 INFO: www.facebook.com/tfasg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 11, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe