Happenings - Gigs

Strings Of Love & Poetry (Ringkaian Kasih & Puisi)

Kapsul, a kecapi suling ensemble, bring you soft melodic tunes to start your weekend with. The kecapi is a zither-like instrument with strings on a resonance box and the Sundanese suling is a bamboo ring flute.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 8.15 & 9.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Reggae Raya By Bushmen

Renowned local band Bushmen and guest artist Kamaliah Latiff perform a wide range of popular Hari Raya songs, reggae-style.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30, 8.45 & 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

The Maine - Live In Singapore

The American pop-rock band are back for a second show here to present songs from their fifth studio album, American Candy.

WHERE: Neverland II @ St James Power Station, 3 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm ADMISSION: $68 INFO: Tickets from themaine.peatix.com. Go to www.upsurgeproductions.com

Darius Tan & Julian Wong With Feri Susanto

These musicians will perform familiar tunes from local television drama series including The Awakening, Samsui Women and Painted Faces, and add a few surprises.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Aug 21 - 23, 7.30, 8.45 & 10pm (Fri & Sat); 7.30 & 8.45pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Imagine Dragons Smoke + Mirrors Tour

The American alt-rock band Imagine Dragons will be performing live in Singapore for the first time.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Aug 25, 8pm ADMISSION: $102 - $172 TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: Tickets from www.sportshubtix.sg. Go to www.sportshub.com.sg

Against The Current Gravity World Tour

American pop rock band Against The Current bring their Gravity World Tour to Singapore.

WHERE: Scape, The Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Aug 31, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $88 (standard); $108 (at the door) INFO: Tickets from atcsg.peatix.com


CHARITY

Prosperity For Generations - The National Kidney Foundation's Fundraising Campaign

Donate $50 or more for a chance to own a pair of exclusive, limited-edition SG50 porcelain vases from the Franz Collection.

INFO: Go to www.nkfs.org or call 6299-0200 for inquiries


SPORTS

Armour@TheBay x Innervate CrossFit

The third Earn Your Armour challenge is held in partnership with fitness club Innervate CrossFit, which will lead fitness and personal defence workouts.

WHERE: The Fullerton Pavilion Rooftop @ Fullerton Bay, 82 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Wed & Aug 26, 6.30 - 7.30pm or 7.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.tripleready.com/events (first-come, first-served)

DC Justice League Run

Participants in the 5km timed fun run around Sentosa get to represent their favourite superheroes and race to get their team labelled the Fastest Heroes of the Year.

WHERE: Sentosa, Interim Carpark (beside Beach Station) MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Aug 30, 7 - 10am, flag-off at 8am ADMISSION: $70 INFO: Go to www.facebook.com/dcjustice leaguerunsg. Register at www.dcjusticeleaguerun.com.sg by today. E-mail info@ justiceleaguerun.com.sg

Urgent Run

World Toilet Organization will be organising the Urgent Run in Singapore at Angsana Green, East Coast Park. This year's edition will feature a 5km fun run where participants are encouraged to dress up in a sanitation-themed costume. Funds raised at this event will go towards improving sanitation conditions around the world.

WHERE: Angsana Green, East Coast Park MRT: Eunos WHEN: Nov 7, 8am - noon ADMISSION: Early-bird rate till Aug 31: $18 (students), $35 (adults); Standard rate from Sept 1 - Oct 24: $25 (students), $40 (adults) TEL: 6352-8921 INFO: Register at www.urgentrun.com/join.php

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay calls for Singapore's businesses to compete in this 1.6km 10-runner relay race through the Central Business District. The winning team will receive $10,000 to donate to the charity of its choice.

WHERE: The Promontory @ Marina Bay MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Oct 1, 7pm ADMISSION: $1,395++ (early-bird rate, register by Aug 31), $1,595++ (from Sept 1) INFO: Registration cost for teams of 10 includes racing fees, T-shirts, admission to the after-party, dinner & three drinks a runner. Register at www.squaremilerelay. com/singapore. Go to www.facebook.com/bloombergsquaremilerelaySG


TALKS

Clarity Public Education Talk: Understanding Gambling Addiction

This talk by Dr Christopher Cheok, vice-chairman of the medical board at National Addictions Management Service, is aimed at those interested in finding out more about identifying the addiction to gambling and how to break the habit.

WHERE: Multi Purpose Hall 1, Agape Village, 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh MRT: Braddell WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $10 (pay at the door) INFO: To register, call 6757-7990/9710-3733 or e-mail registration@clarity-singapore.org. Light refreshments will be served & door gifts will be given to participants

Dental Pain And What A Root Canal Treatment Can Do For You

Dr Ivan Koh, registrar at University Dental Cluster at National University Hospital, will talk about the causes of dental pain and also the treatment and management of pain.

WHERE: National University Hospital, Health Education Hub, Level 1, Main Building 1, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Aug 21, 1pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: For inquiries & registration, call 6772-2184. Go to www.nuh.com.sg/events

HDB Heartland Talk - Starting Up A Business In Your HDB Flat

Thinking of becoming an entrepreneur and starting a business in your HDB flat? Join this talk and find out more about the Home Office Scheme and other information on running a business from home.

WHERE: HDB Auditorium Basement 1, HDB Hub, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Aug 22, 2 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.hdb.gov.sg/heartlandbeat. Registration closes on Aug 20


CLASSES

Did I Hear You Write?

At this workshop, learn how speaking, listening and reading activities can be woven into the writing process, to engage pupils in a holistic language learning environment.

WHERE: 02-08 Heritage Place, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: $93.50 TEL: 6848-8297/6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Rhyme, Flow, Delivery - Hip-Hop Songwriting With Altimet

Malaysian hip-hop artist Altimet will talk about the inspiration and hard work that go into his music. Recommended for those aged 16 and above, it will be conducted in English and Malay.

WHERE: Esplanade Bay Room, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 3pm ADMISSION: $15 TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: Buy tickets from www.esplanade.com


FESTIVALS

Hand-in-Hand Arirang Festival

This event is held to commemorate the 70th year of independence of South Korea, 50th year of independence of Singapore and the 40th year of relationship between Singapore and South Korea. The programme includes dance, orchestra and Korean traditional orchestra performances.

WHERE: Raffles City Shopping Centre 3F Atrium, 252 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 3pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/JYKoreaCompany

Singapore Street Festival - Youth Diversity

In collaboration with Shine Festival this year, the Singapore Street Festival will present parkour, kendama, freestyle and panna urban street football, as well as the Fantabulous Magic Gala Show, Asia Global Bellydance and Battle of the Year, a B-boy competition. This year's theme is Youth Diversity. The festival will end on Sept 6.

INFO: www.singaporestreetfestival.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe