Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Voice Out! Concert In The Park

Mandopop queen Stefanie Sun performs at this event, where the line-up of local artists includes Marc X Hashy, Chloe Seah and Amanda Lee. The concert is held in celebration of World Mental Health Day.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 4.30 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy - Jiritsu

Nobuo Uematsu, composer of the video game series Final Fantasy, will make a guest appearance at this orchestral concert.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Oct 21, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $62 - $242 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Super Singer World Tour

The junior winner and four finalists from season five of this Tamil Nadu singing talent hunt show will perform here.

WHERE: Halls 601 - 604, Level 6 Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Oct 27, 7pm ADMISSION: $21 - $84 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Feist

The Canadian four-time Grammy-nominee returns with songs from her latest album, Pleasure.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Nov 14, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $72 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Aqua 20th Anniversary Live In Singapore

The Danish pop group celebrate the 20th anniversary of their hit song, Barbie Girl.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Nov 25, 8pm ADMISSION: $102 - $252 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Alt-J Live In Singapore

The English indie rock band's latest album, Relaxer, secured them a spot on this year's Mercury Prize shortlist.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Nov 29, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $88 - $148 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com

Culture Club Live In Concert

Since their inception in 1981, the English band have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, led by classic hits such as Do You Really Want To Hurt Me and Karma Chameleon.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Dec 11, 8pm ADMISSION: $122 - $252 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

Sing Lit Body Slam

Sing Lit Station collaborates with Grapple Max Dojo in this fund-raiser, presenting an experimental showcase that integrates spoken word poetry with a professional wrestling match.

WHERE: Multi-purpose Hall, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Previews: Today, 8pm; fund-raising night: tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Previews: $30 (standard) & $35 (at the door); fund-raising night: $90 (standard) & $100 (at the door) INFO: www.singlitstation.com/bodyslam

The Gift Of Wings - Charity Concert In Aid Of Centre For Fathering

Centre for Fathering's charity concert aims to raise funds for initiatives that include increasing engagement with parents of newborns, setting up father groups in more schools and supporting marginalised families.

WHERE: Concert Hall, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, 3 Conservatory Drive MRT: Kent Ridge/Clementi WHEN: Thu, 6.30 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: $100 - $300 TEL: 6769-1238 INFO: www.giving.sg/cff/thegiftofwings

25th Anniversary Charity Gala Dinner - Shine In Your Own Way

This event aims to raise funds for Club Rainbow (Singapore), a non-profit organisation that supports children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

WHERE: The Legends Ballroom, Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Oct 15, 6.30pm (cocktail), 7pm (dinner) ADMISSION: $6,000 a table of 10, $700 a seat INFO: Call 6377-1789 or e-mail gala25@clubrainbow.org for tickets. Go to www.clubrainbow.org/events-archive/2017/10/15/25th-anniversary-gala-dinner


SPORTS

Weekends In The Park: Family Yoga

Soak up the morning sun with this family-friendly yoga session in the park.

WHERE: Tecoma Green/Ficus Green, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 MRT: Bishan/Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Sun, 8 - 9am ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

The Roar Of Singapore 3 - The Chosen Wan

This fight night features boxers from around the world, with fights that include Singapore's first world boxing champion Muhamad Ridhwan's challenge for the International Boxing Organization Intercontinental title.

WHERE: Halls 601 - 604, Level 6 Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Oct 20, 5pm ADMISSION: $62 - $102 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


TALKS

Seminar: Navigating A Highly Protected Market: China's Chery Automobile In Malaysia

This study analyses Chinese carmaker Chery's internationalisation strategy and localisation efforts in Malaysia. The speaker, Dr Zhang Miao, is a research fellow at the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya.

WHERE: Seminar Room 2, Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Haw Par Villa WHEN: Tue, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free, register at www.iseas.edu.sg by Mon

Seminar: Soft Launch Of Iseas Library E-catalogue: Eye Of The Architect: The Made Wijaya Photographic Archive

Mr Made Wijaya (alias Michael White) was a Bali-based, Australia-born architect and landscape designer, best known for working on international projects for celebrities including David Bowie. This seminar will commemorate his achievements as an architect and explorer of Javanese and Balinese rituals, arts, architectural forms and design.

WHERE: Seminar Room 2, Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Haw Par Villa WHEN: Wed, 4 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.iseas.edu.sg by Tue

What's New With US Trade Policy Towards China Under The Trump Administration?

The Trump administration seems to have adopted a defensive, rather than offensive, trade policy towards China since the beginning of this year. For China, its reactions will depend on what policies will be taken and whether they are allowed under World Trade Organization rules. The speaker, Professor Tu Xinquan, received his PhD in international trade from the University of International Business and Economics.

WHERE: EAI Conference Room, 06-01 Tower Block, National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus, 469 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Thu, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

Seminar: Shifting Plantations In The Mekong Borderlands: A Challenge Of Chinese Economic Influence In South-east Asia

This presentation examines the impact of China's economic regionalism on sites of intensified resource extraction in the Mekong borderlands. The speaker, Professor Yos Santasombat, is a visiting fellow in the Thailand studies programme of the Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute. WHERE: Seminar Room 2, Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Haw Par Villa WHEN: Oct 13, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free, register at www.iseas.edu.sg by Thu

Entrepreneurs @ The LLiBrary: What Other Funeral Directors Don't Tell You

Ms Angjolie Mei, a certified funeral celebrant, will talk about what goes on behind the scenes in this specialised industry.

WHERE: Programme Area, 03-02 The LLiBrary, 11 Eunos Road 8 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Oct 13, 12.30 - 1.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


CLASSES

A Shape To Read: Exploring Language In Contemporary Art

Art duo Perception3 will guide participants through image-making and writing exercises to explore and expand their visual vocabulary. Part of Alt Txt.

WHERE: Make, library@orchard, 03-12/04-11 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Oct 15, 4 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Tiles Of Singapore: Kampong Gelam To Telok Ayer

This bookbinding workshop is inspired by the tiles of Singapore. Learn how to decorate cardboard covers with locally inspired paper.

WHERE: HeARTistry, 03-57 Hong Lim Complex, 531 Upper Cross Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Oct 21 & 28, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: $100 TEL: 9731-6547 INFO: heartistry.com.sg/bookbinding


FESTIVALS

Archifest

This annual festival celebrates architecture and the built environment. This year's theme is Building Agency, which aims to invite creative co-production and establish greater collaboration between various institutions and communities for a diverse programme. The festival will be held across multiple venues till Oct 15.

INFO: www.archifest.sg or www.facebook.com/archifest

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe