Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Opera In The Park

This concert, led by Singapore conductor Joshua Tan, is organised by the Singapore Lyric Opera, in conjunction with the SPH Gift of Music series. It features classical favourites such as Rossini's La Gazzetta, Mozart's Le Nozze Di Figaro and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: sph.com.sg/sph-gift-of-music

Sembawang Wind Orchestra

The orchestra performs the soundtracks of movies such as Titanic, Pirates Of The Caribbean and Superman.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7 & 8.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.facebook.com/SembawangWindOrchestra or www.esplanade.com

Ffion - Bad Habits Live In Concert

The Singapore-based British singer celebrates the release of her debut EP, Bad Habits, with her first headlining concert.

WHERE: The Substation Theatre, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall/ Bras Basah WHEN: June 23, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 (online purchase of ticket includes EP, no EP for purchases made at the door) INFO: Tickets from ffionbadhabits.peatix.com

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. This is the first time the pop star is holding a full concert in Singapore.

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

Flow - The Story Of KoFlow

This hip-hop theatrical experience by home-grown musician DJ KoFlow features special guests such as rapper Shigga Shay, b-boy crew Radikal Forze, drummer Mohammed Noor, pianist Tan Wei Xiang and musician Vandetta.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: June 30, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $44 - $59 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Cigarettes After Sex - Live In Singapore

The American ambient pop collective have had a number of different musical collaborators and worked through a variety of sounds since they were formed in 2008.

WHERE: Capitol Theatre, Capitol Piazza, 11 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Aug 17, 8pm ADMISSION: $78 (standard), $98 (at the door) TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com

Kreator X Vader

This double bill features German trash metal band Kreator and Polish death metal band Vader. Singapore band Tormentress will also perform.

WHERE: *Scape The Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Aug 31, 6 - 10.30pm ADMISSION: $88 (standard), $100 (at the door) INFO: KreatorVader.peatix.com


TALKS

Help Children Develop Self-Control

In this talk for parents, financial literacy expert Swapna Mirashi will demonstrate how self-control can be developed, one step at a time, using money as a concrete tool.

WHERE: Sengkang Public Library, 03-28 & 04-19 Compass One, 1 Sengkang Square MRT: Sengkang WHEN: Sun, 2 - 3pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Low Vision & Eye Rehabilitation

Learn more about how to cope with low vision without giving up daily activities.

WHERE: AICare Link @ Maxwell, Level 2 MND Annexe A, 9 Maxwell Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Wed, 12.30 - 1.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 1800-650-6060 INFO: www.aic.sg

Chinese Classical Dance And The Contemporary Chinese Body

Learn why Chinese dance looks the way it does today at this informal show-cum-discussion with Chinese dance practitioners.

WHERE: Dance Nucleus, 02-53, Block M Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: June 25, 12.30 - 4pm ADMISSION: Pay as you wish, register at bit.ly/chinesedance INFO: www.dancenucleus.com

CLASSES

Crafting Your Own Monologue Performance

Learn to put together a monologue via a series of active writing exercises, as well as tools and skills to breathe life into words. Part of Read! Fest 2017.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Toa Payoh Public Library, 6 Toa Payoh Central MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Anima Methodi - Recollecting Emotions In Poetry (Workshop)

Participants will learn about the poetic form called the anima methodi, invented by poets Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde and Eric Tinsay Valles. They will create new work based on samples written by published poets. The best works will be published in an anthology next year. This programme is conducted by Poetry Festival Singapore, a partner of Read! Fest 2017.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Level 1 Jurong Regional Library , 21 Jurong East Central 1 MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Sun, 1 - 2.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at am18june.peatix.com

French Cabaret Workshop

Participants will learn singing, breathing techniques, body coordination and improvisation theatre, culminating in a cabaret-style show to be presented in French and English. No minimum level of French is required.

WHERE: Alliance Francaise de Singapour Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Mon - June 23, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $250 INFO: Register at tinyurl.com/yc3czkdh

Writing Picture Books With Young Children

Using picture books to tell stories is an important and effective way of reaching out to pre-schoolers. Work on an online storybook creating platform (Story Jumper) using the techniques learnt in this workshop. Suitable for participants aged 16 and above who play or work with children aged four to six.

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/ 6848-8290 INFO: Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Asian Scientist X PHD Comics: Where Art & Science Collide!

This science communications masterclass is held by Jorge Cham, creator of Piled Higher And Deeper (PHD Comics).

WHERE: SMU Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University, 60 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/ Dhoby Ghaut/City Hall WHEN: July 8, 2 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $38, register at www.asianscientist.com/phdcomics


CHARITY

Project HungerFree

This humanitarian-themed festival aims to provide insight into sustainable development methods for empowering poor and vulnerable communities. It features dialogues with field practitioners, experiential learning activities and an exhibition of field-based photography and cultural items from different countries.

WHERE: NUS Bukit Timah Campus, 469 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens/Stevens WHEN: July 15, 9am - 4pm ADMISSION: $45; group discount available INFO: Register at www.worldvision.org.sg/hungerfree

Singtel-Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer

This event features 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); standard rate: $47 (5km), $54 (10km), $59 (15km); student rate: $33 (5km), $36 (10km), $37 (15km) INFO: Register at www.raceagainstcancer.org.sg by July 9


SPORTS

Monster Jam

This event combines entertainment with off-road, motorsport competition. The trucks featured include Grave Digger, Max-D and El Toro Loco. There is also a pre-show pit party.

WHERE: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Aug 19, 7pm (pit party from 2 - 6pm) ADMISSION: $25 - $120; pit party pass at $10, available only for purchase with event ticket TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: www.sportshubtix.sg

International Champions Cup Singapore

This premier summer tournament brings football to iconic venues, with a round-robin, three-match tournament that features 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

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 16, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe