Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Love Came Down At Christmas

The Vocal Associates Choruses present a selection of Christmas music ranging from the traditional to jazz to crowd favourites.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $59 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Sounds Of Japan - An SJ50 Gala Concert

Japanese maestro and composer Yasuhide Ito leads the wind orchestra at this concert marking 50 years of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Japan.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Dec 23, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Rain Tour In Singapore: The Squall

This is South Korean pop singer Rain's first full concert tour since 2011.

WHERE: Resorts World Ballroom, Resorts World Convention Centre, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Dec 30, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $122 - $342 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Mosaic Music Series: PJ Harvey

The singer-songwriter presents music from her latest release, The Hope Six Demolition Project, with a 10-piece band.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Jan 13, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Bellamy Brothers Live In Singapore 2017

The American pop and country music duo will perform hits such as Redneck Girl and Sugar Daddy.

WHERE: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Jan 23, 8pm ADMISSION: $41 - $102 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

A Furry Christmas

There will be a flea market, pet adoption drive and music performances at this event presented by Voices for Animals. All proceeds from ticket sales go to helping the animals.

WHERE: Sunny Heights, 110 Turf Club Road MRT: Sixth Avenue WHEN: Dec 17, 4.30 (flea market & adoption drive) & 6.30pm (concert) ADMISSION: $20 INFO: E-mail vfashopping@gmail.com for tickets. Go to www.facebook.com/VFASIN


TALKS

Breast Cancer Awareness Health Talk

Find out more about the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options for breast cancer.

WHERE: Activities Room, Bukit Batok Public Library, 03-01 West Mall, 1 Bukit Batok Central Link MRT: Bukit Batok WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 1pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

IT Talk: Internet Security

Learn about the proper ways to minimise security risk and how to protect oneself when using the Internet.

WHERE: Swordfish Room, Bukit Merah Public Library, 3779 Jalan Bukit Merah MRT: Redhill WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Everyone Counts: Give Blood, Save Lives (Talk On Blood Donation)

Find out how to contribute towards the National Blood Programme.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Level 1 Jurong Regional Library, 21 Jurong East Central 1 MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Sun, 3 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Photo Seminar/ Nature Photography Talk By Karim Sahai

A nature and wildlife photographer of endangered polar bears and frozen landscapes talks about his inspiration and works.

WHERE: EDB Room, Basement 1 The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Sun, 3.30 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $5 INFO: Register at www.canon.com.sg. Go to www.thefullertonheritage. com

Conceptualism And The Outburst Of Contemporary Art

The final lecture of this art series looks at conceptual art as the most radical Western art movement to emerge in the second half of the 20th century.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tue, 7 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: $70 ($50 with promotional code CAMSTUD) INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com


CLASSES

Make Your Own Tessellation Print Workshop

Discover the poetry of mathematics in this art-making workshop.

WHERE: Entrance of Journey To Infinity: Escher's World Of Wonders exhibition, Level 3 ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today & Dec 23, 4.30 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $3 (for ticket-holders of the exhibition. Up to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.) INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/museum Roasting Awesome Specialty Coffee @ Home! - The Next Paradigm Shift

Learn to roast coffee at home and find out about the history of coffee.

WHERE: Nong at HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Road MRT: Pasir Panjang WHEN: Tomorrow, 9.30 - 10.30am ADMISSION: $50 INFO: Register at roastingcoffeeworkshop10dechortpark.peatix.com

Thistle Bindery Workshop Christmas Special: Make A Christmas Star Book

Learn to fold and measure strips of paper to form a star, wrap the book cover with bookcloth and insert eyelets to fasten the book.

WHERE: Council Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: $40 INFO: Register at bit.ly/xmasstarbook

Shooting With Purpose With Gary Knight

Learn more about and embark on purpose-driven documentary projects with VII Photo Agency co-founder and photojournalist Gary Knight. Participants are required to take along a DSLR camera for the workshop. Basic photography proficiency is required.

WHERE: Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Thu - Dec 17, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: $1,120 (for three sessions); subsidised rate of $950 for current or past participants who have attended workshops at Objectifs INFO: Register at www.objectifs.com.sg/ hooting-with-purpose

Kefir-Making & Maintenance

Items that will be covered in this workshop include milk kefir and cheese, coconut kefir as well as water kefir and how to flavour it.

WHERE: Kitchen by Food Rebel, 28 Stanley Street MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Dec 17, 2 - 4pm ADMISSION: $100 INFO: Register at kefir17dec2016.peatix.com

Undoing The Knots - Collective Research Residency

A group of Singaporean independent dance practitioners will share their artistic questions, creative practices and practical concerns through discussions, workshops and readings.

WHERE: Dance Nucleus Studio, 02-53 Block M, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Tomorrow - Dec 17, various times ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at bit.ly/undoingtheknots. Go to www.dancenucleus.com


FESTIVALS

Voices - A Festival Of Song

This festival invites people to connect with one another through shared melodies, free performances, workshops, sing-alongs and other activities.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Till Sun, various times ADMISSION: Free, registration needed for some events INFO: For more information & festival schedule, go to bit.ly/2gezm3u

EOY Cosplay Festival

There will be a cosplay cafe, Pokemon tournaments and gym challenge, artist alleys and more.

WHERE: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/theeoy

*Scape The Invasion

Performances, competitions and networking opportunities with music, dance and arts professionals are some highlights of the event.

WHERE: *Scape The Ground Theatre, Level 2, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Dec 17, 2 - 10pm (three shows, different times) ADMISSION: $5 a show

INFO: Tickets from scapetheinvasion16.peatix.com. Go to www.scape.sg/theinvasion16

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 09, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe