Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

NParks Concert Series In The Park: Rockestra

Music from the 1960s to the 1990s will be performed, with local acts such as Jive Talkin', Joie Tan and 53A performing hits by Michael Jackson, Bananarama, Bee Gees, The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Queen.

WHERE: Fort Canning Green, Fort Canning Park, River Valley Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 6.30 - 10.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg/concertseries

Beerkini Rocks

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This homage to the local music scene features a line-up of rock and alternative bands, such as O.K Ready! and Rockweller.

WHERE: Bikini Bar, 01-01, 50 Siloso Beach Walk MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow, 3pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail reservations@bikinibar.sg. Go to www.bikinibar.sg

Pentagon First Showcase In Singapore

This South Korean boy group comprises 10 members: Jinho, Hui, Hongseok, E'Dawn, Shinwon, Yan An, Yeo One, Yuto, Kino and Wooseok. They were introduced through reality programme Pentagon Maker.

WHERE: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $172 & $212 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A Rooftop Affair 2017 With Nathan Sykes @ myVillage

This rooftop concert experience will be headlined by British singer Nathan Sykes, who will hold an autograph session after the show.

WHERE: myVillage Rooftop @ Serangoon Garden, 1 Maju Avenue MRT: Lorong Chuan WHEN: June 17, 6.30pm ADMISSION: Spend a minimum of $70 at myVillage to redeem a ticket, or $120 for a pair INFO: Ticket redemption is at myVillage, Fire Command Centre, from 10am - 10pm daily. Go to lnk.to/arooftopaffair

G-Dragon 2017 World Tour: Act III, M.O.T.T.E

The South Korean rapper, singer- songwriter, record producer and leader of influential pop group BigBang returns with his second solo world tour.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: June 24, 8pm & June 25, 6pm ADMISSION: $148 - $348 TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: www.sportshubtix.sg

Britney Live In Singapore

Known as the Princess of Pop, Britney Spears became a household name as a teenager when she released her first single ...Baby One More Time.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: June 30, 8pm ADMISSION: $188 - $568 TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: www.sportshubtix.sg


TALKS

Finding Safe Drinking Water Overseas

Find out how to improve the chances of drinking safe and clean water overseas. The speaker, Kwok Chen Ko, a lecturer at the School of Chemical and Life Sciences in Singapore Polytechnic, will also share simple tests that can be administered to determine the quality of drinking water.

WHERE: Programme Zone, 01-01 Bishan Public Library, 5 Bishan Place MRT: Bishan WHEN: Today, 7.15 - 8.15pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Anjaneyam - The Ramayana Of Hanuman

Apsaras Arts is planning a dance production on the Anjaneyam, Hanuman's Ramayana. Listen to a talk by artistic director Aravinth Kumarasamy and catch a glimpse of Javanese and Indian dance sequences through a preview performance.

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

Singapore & Australia: Connections, Country & Belonging

This literary roundtable features novelists Balli Kaur Jaswal and poets Eileen Chong, Yong Shu Hoong and David Wong Hsien Ming, who will talk about how their works are informed by their connections with both Singapore and Australia. It will be moderated by short-story writer Jon Gresham.

WHERE: Sing Lit Station, 3 Jalan Kubor MRT: Bugis/Lavender WHEN: June 22, 7pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: Register at www.eventbrite.sg


CHARITY

Race For Relief

A non-competitive 5km run that aims to raise funds to help bring humanitarian relief to East Africa through meeting the health, nutrition, shelter, education, water and sanitation needs of the people there.

WHERE: Stadium Riverside Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: July 15, 5pm ADMISSION: $68 (standard), $136 - $340 (teams of two - five) INFO: Register at www.worldvision.org.sg/raceforrelief by June 16

Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign Music Concert

The concert features local acts such as The Sam Willows, Inch Chua, TheLionCityBoy and Scarlet Avenue. Singapore Idol winner Taufik Batisah will make a guest appearance.

WHERE: Halls 601 to 604, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: June 16, 7 - 10pm (doors open at 6pm, registration starts at 5pm) ADMISSION: Free, register at www.adac2017.com

Singtel-Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer

This event will feature 10km and 15km competitive runs and a 5km fun run. It aims to raise funds for cancer treatment, welfare assistance, cancer rehabilitation, hospice care, cancer screenings, research, public education and cancer support group initiatives.

WHERE: Angsana Green, East Coast Park MRT: Dakota WHEN: July 30, 7am ADMISSION: Loyalty rate for 2013 - 2016 participants: $38 (5km), $45 (10km), $48 (15km); early bird till June 11: $42 (5km), $49 (10km), $53 (15km); from June 12 - July 9: $47 (5km), $54 (10km), $59 (15km); early bird for students till June 11: $29 (5km), $32 (10km), $33 (15km); student rate from June 12 - July 9: $33 (5km), $36 (10km), $37 (15km) INFO: Register at www.raceagainstcancer.org.sg by July 9


SPORTS

DBS Marina Regatta

The region's top dragon boat teams compete for Asia's highest prize purse. There will also be an interactive art dome, an inflatable water obstacle course and fitness classes.

WHERE: The Promontory at Marina Bay, 11 Marina Boulevard MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free; some activities require registration/fees INFO: www.dbsbythebay.com/marina-regatta

International Champions Cup Singapore

This premier summer tournament brings football to iconic venues, with a round-robin, three-match tournament that will feature English club Chelsea, German club Bayern Munich and Italian club Internazionale Milano.

WHERE: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: July 25, 7.35pm (Chelsea versus Bayern); July 27, 7.35pm (Bayern versus Inter Milan); & July 29, 7.35pm (Chelsea versus Inter Milan) ADMISSION: $25 - $188 TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: www.sportshubtix.sg


CLASSES

Writing Picture Books With Young Children

Learn to create lively and entertaining stories from everyday life experiences. Practise the techniques taught in the session by working on a virtual picture book.

WHERE: Room 207, Level 2 YMCA Education Centre, 1 Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: July 1, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $73 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Photo Editing, Sequencing & Portfolio Review With Walter Astrada

Join the veteran wire agency photographer for a workshop on photo editing and sequencing. This workshop is aimed at intermediate to advanced photographers with a complete or in-progress body of work and it includes individual portfolio reviews. Astrada will also give a public lecture about his career and ongoing motorcycle journey around the world.

WHERE: Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: July 7, 7.30 - 9pm (public lecture); July 8, 9am - 4pm (workshop) ADMISSION: $240 (standard), $200 (current or past participants of workshops at Objectifs); public lecture entry is by donation at the door (registration required) TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: Register at www.objectifs.com.sg/editing-workshop-walter-astrada


FESTIVALS

M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival

This festival is presented by Singapore dance company T.H.E Dance Company, in celebration of the human experience, expressed through contemporary dance. There will be performances, classes and workshops from international choreographers and Asia's rising dancers. The festival runs till July 7.

INFO: the-contact.org

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 02, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe