Happening: Gigs


Bamboo Voices By Resonance X Dicapella

Dicapella and Resonance, Singapore's largest dizi ensemble and the first sheng ensemble in South-east Asia, will perform a repertoire of Chinese traditional music.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade drive MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.15, 8.45 & 10.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Metal Zone @ Aliwal Arts Centre

Taking the stage at this event are local bands Malex (speed metal), Noetic Theory (progressive rock) and Kraton (Javanese symphonic metal).

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis/Lavender WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $25 INFO: To buy tickets, call 9060-7254. Go to www.aliwalartscentre.sg

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations - Nightly Stage Shows

Enjoy Chinese songs, music and dance performances by local entertainers and troupes from China.

WHERE: Kreta Ayer Square MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Till Sun, 8 - 10.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.chinatownfestivals.sg

The Music Mentorship Concerts

Some 18 young local bands and musicians from Noise Singapore's The Music Mentorship programme will be performing at this series of concerts.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre and Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Oct 2 - 4, various evening timing ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.noisesingapore.com

Singapore-German Jubilee Concert In The Park

German singer and violinist Meta Hueper and the Jazz Band from the National University of Singapore will be performing a repertoire of well-known German songs.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7138 INFO: Free snacks & water will be provided, while stocks last. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg

SG50 Concert Series In The Park - A Night Of Instrumental Favourites At Bedok Reservoir Park

The fourth of six free outdoor concerts organised by the National Parks Board will feature T'ang Quartet, More Than Music, The Teng Ensemble and Djoko Mangkrengg Performing Arts, which will put together a wide repertoire of music featuring classical renditions of popular songs by the likes of Bruno Mars, Kenny G and Teresa Teng, as well as classical tunes.

WHERE: Floating Platform, Bedok Reservoir Park MRT: Bedok/Tampines WHEN: Tomorrow, 4.30 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg/sg50


The 14th Annual Wild Rice Charity Gala: 1965 Swinging Sexy Singapura Enjoy a sumptuous banquet celebrating the richness and diversity of local cuisine as you watch Cabaret 65, a variety show directed by Ivan Heng and Glen Goei and featuring Pam Oei, Kumar and Judee Tan.

WHERE: Island Ballroom, The Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Oct 2, 7pm ADMISSION: Tables are priced at $6,000, $10,000, $15,000 & $20,000 TEL: For table sales, call Katherine Khoo at 6292-2695 INFO: E-mail riceball@wildrice.com.sg or go to www.wildrice.com.sg

CapitaLand #100kHopeHours Challenge

Play, pledge and participate to earn donations for the President's Challenge. Each completed gameplay earns a heart, which translates to $5 in donations. To earn more donations, pledge to volunteer at the end of the game - every volunteer hour pledged earns $10. Collect 10 hearts and get a chance to participate in the CapitaLand #100KHopeHours Challenge experiential heritage trail on Oct 3. Earn donations as you complete activities on the trail. INFO: www.capitaland.com/100khopehours

Liang Zhu Charity Concert

In this concert organised by NUS Business School and Chinese Music Academy, maestro He Zhanhao will lead a 60- to 70-strong multiracial youth orchestra from the academy, showcasing deft rearrangements of traditional music and melodious fusion of East and West music.

WHERE: Singapore Conference Hall Level 1, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Oct 4, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21, $54 & $104 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg. Donations from the concert will be channelled to the NUS Business School Student Global Experience Fund

S.E.N.D For Hope - To 2065, With Love

Pen a National Day message to Singapore citizens to celebrate SG100 in 2065 and help secure a $5 donation for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. This edition of Send E-card and Donate (S.E.N.D) For Hope initiative was launched in conjunction with CapitaLand's #BuildSG2065 showcase at the Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow exhibition. CapitaLand Hope Foundation will donate $5 for every e-card sent. INFO: www.spmf.org.sg

BVH Charity Walk In Clogs

Take part in this 1km walk in Japanese clogs to help raise $100,000 for needy patients. All proceeds go to Bright Vision Hospital.

WHERE: Punggol Park MRT: Buangkok/Hougang WHEN: Oct 17, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $30 a person, $55 for two TEL: 6248-5755 INFO: Register at www.bit.ly/WICSU


The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay

Take part 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: Thu, 7pm ADMISSION: $1,595++ 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

Urgent Run

Join this 5km fun run held by the World Toilet Organization. Funds raised at this event will go to improving sanitation conditions around the world.

WHERE: Angsana Green, East Coast Park MRT: Eunos WHEN: Nov 7, 8am - noon ADMISSION: $25 (student), $40 (adult) TEL: 6352-8921 INFO: www.urgentrun.com/join.php


When We Take From The Sea: Impacts Of Coastal Development Marine biologist Siti M. Yaakub and art photographer Wilfred Lim will talk about how coastal development affects vital marine habitats and the importance of protecting our marine heritage.

WHERE: Imagine, Library@Orchard, 03-12 /04-11 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow, 3pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.takefromthesea.eventbrite.sg

Open Your Heart - Achieve Success With Mindfulness

Two psychologists tell participants how to achieve success with mindfulness.

WHERE: Bishan Community Club, 51 Bishan Street 13 MRT: Bishan WHEN: Sun, 1 - 6pm ADMISSION: $5 TEL: 6338-3346 INFO: For those 16 years old & above. Go to www.sgcaringheart.org/openyourheart

Insight/Out - Reading Local Contemporary Landscape Photography

Learn about the complexities of landscape representation in the Asian context through the works of Singapore's contemporary photographers.

WHERE: Imagine, Library@Orchard, 03-12 /04-11 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Sun, 2pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.insightout-landscapephotography.eventbrite.sg

Art Forgery - Layers Of Deception

Dr Maren Kraemer-Dreyer, a docent at Singapore Art Museum, will discuss art forgery and how it can be detected. The talk will also touch on how collectors are affected by fakes and forgeries circulating in the art world.

WHERE: Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Mon, 11am - noon ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail mml@fom.sg. Go to www.fom.sg


TAS Workshop Series: Teaching Pedagogy

Pick up tips on how to make music and singing lessons fun at this monthly workshop series. WHERE: The A Cappella Society @ Aliwal Arts Centre, 03-03, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis/Lavender

WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6435-0131 INFO: www.peatix.com

Blueprint Of Nature: Butterflies And The Cyanotype

Participants will be introduced to different native butterfly species and get to create their own collection of cyanotype butterfly artworks.

WHERE: Multi-Purpose Room, Central Public Library, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: $8 TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.artefactsingapore.eventbrite.com

Interactive Activities

At Books Kinokuniya Liang Court: Beyond Origami Fun origami demonstration suitable for all ages.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Liang Court, 03-50 Liang Court, 177 River Valley Road MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-1300 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

A Pang Of Blues: Learning About Pangolins And The Cyanotype

Participants will get to create special cyanotype pangolin prints and learn about the features, lifestyles and habitats of pangolins that live in our forests.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Toa Payoh Public Library, 6 Toa Payoh Central MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Sun, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: $8 TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.artefactsingapore.eventbrite.com


Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival

View light sculptures and take part in activities such as lantern riddles, Chinese arts and crafts demonstrations and workshops.

WHERE: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6256-7377 INFO: www.sysnmh.org.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 25, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI25'. Print Edition | Subscribe