Happenings - Gigs



Tune in to the sounds of Stringanza as they bring you nostalgic local numbers such as the theme song of TV serial The Little Nyonya and National Day songs such as Home, Where I Belong, One United People and Shine.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 5.15, 6.15 & 7.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

W Singapore - Sentosa Cove & Zouk Present Dolce Vita, An Endless Summer Edition

Some of the hottest home-grown music mavens, including Zouk resident DJs Jeremy Boon, and Lincey and Zushan, celebrate the nation's 50th birthday. Share your best shot on Instagram and stand a chance to walk away with a Bell & Ross Vintage BR123 Heritage watch worth $4,200.

WHERE: Wet Deck, W Hotel - Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sun, 2 - 8pm ADMISSION: $35 nett per entry (includes 1 free drink). Complimentary entry for the first 100 Zouk members & one guest upon presentation of membership card at door TEL: 6808-7288 INFO: Tickets at www.wsingaporesentosacove.com/en/endlesssummerhttp://www.esplanade.com

Nathan East & His All Star Band

Nathan East, one of the most recorded bassists in the history of modern music, stages his first solo show in Singapore.

WHERE: Tab, Level 2, Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tue, 8pm ADMISSION: $132; $304 (VIP) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: A portion of proceeds from the sale of VIP Meet & Greet Packages will go towards supporting Cambodia's Future Foundation. Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg

SCO Campus Rhapsody: SCO & Sota: Beyond Music Concert

The School of the Arts (Sota) Chinese Percussion Ensemble, Sota Chinese Chamber Ensemble and Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) will perform pieces such as New Rolling Walnuts rearranged by Quek Ling Kiong, Beautiful Jiangnan arranged by Qu Chun Quan, Phoon Yew Tien's Variations On Singapura, Sui Li Jun's Making Up The Numbers, Melodic Potpourri rearranged by Sim Boon Yew and Trains Of Thoughts by Phang Kok Jun. Conducted by SCO resident conductor Quek Ling Kiong.

WHERE: Concert Hall, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tue, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register for free tickets at www.eventbrite.sg

Cody Simpson Live In Singapore

Australian pop star Cody Simpson stages his first concert here. His 2013 album, Surfer's Paradise, featured collaborations with Ziggy Marley and Asher Roth and landed in Billboard's Top 10.

WHERE: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Aug 10, 8pm ADMISSION: $72 - $122 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Prosperity For Generations - The National Kidney Foundation's Fundraising Campaign

Donate $50 or more for a chance to own a pair of exclusive, limited-edition SG50 porcelain vases from the Franz Collection.

INFO: For donations, go to www.nkfs.org or call 6299-0200 for inquiries

Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2015 - SG50 Community Heartbeats

At this charity fun walk, a special drumming activity will see beneficiaries, corporate volunteers and the community creating rhythms that signify the heartbeat of a caring community. There will also be a vertical marathon up the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and a fun-filled carnival at the Event Plaza. Every donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government under the Care & Share Movement, led by Community Chest.

WHERE: Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, 12A Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Aug 7, 7.30 - 11am ADMISSION: $10 (includes one corporate-sponsored goodie bag while stocks last) TEL: 6210-2618 INFO: Register at www.comchestheartstrings.sg


DC Justice League Run

Participants in the 5km timed fun run around Sentosa get to represent their favourite superheroes and race to get their team labelled the Fastest Heroes of the Year.

WHERE: Sentosa, Interim Carpark (beside Beach Station) MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Aug 30, 7 - 10am, flag-off at 8am ADMISSION: $70 INFO: Go to www.facebook.com/dcjustice leaguerunsg. Register at www.dcjusticeleaguerun.com.sg. E-mail info@justiceleaguerun.com.sg

Safra Celebration Run & Ride

In celebration of SG50 and SAF50, Safra Celebration Run & Ride will feature a 5km run, a 1.5km Families For Life run and unlimited rides at Universal Studios Singapore.

WHERE: Sentosa & Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sept 13, 7am (flag-off) ADMISSION: $28 - $50 (Safra member), $18 - $40 (child of Safra member, four - 12 years old), $38 - $68 (public), $28 - $55 (child, four - 12 years old) TEL: 6377-9729 INFO: For inquiries, e-mail spevents@safra.sg. Register at www.safra.sg/participate by Wed

Urgent Run

World Toilet Organization will be organising the Urgent Run in Singapore at Angsana Green, East Coast Park. This year's edition will feature a 5km fun run for which participants are encouraged to dress up in a sanitation-themed costume. Participants will be entitled to an exclusive Urgent Run Race Pack worth over $80. Funds raised at this event will go towards improving sanitation conditions around the world.

WHERE: Angsana Green, East Coast Park MRT: Eunos WHEN: Nov 7, 8am - noon ADMISSION: Early-bird rate till Aug 31: $18 (students), $35 (adults); Standard rate from Sept 1 - Oct 24: $25(students), $40 (adults) TEL: 6352-8921 INFO: Register at www.urgentrun.com/join.php


Global Value Chains And China's Exports to High Income Countries

At this seminar, Professor Xing Yuqing, a visiting research professor at the East Asian Institute at National University of Singapore, will show that global value chains have functioned as a vehicle for "Made in China" products to enter the international markets, in particular the markets of high-income countries.

WHERE: EAI Conference Room, National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus, Tower Block, 06-01, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Today, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/6779-1037/9879-3854 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week - Nurturing Your Child From Birth And Beyond

At this public forum for expectant parents, learn the key benefits of child delivery planning, and the best nutrition to boost the baby's health and IQ.

WHERE: KKH Auditorium Level 1, Women's Tower, 100 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Little India WHEN: Tomorrow, 1 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $25 a couple; $15 a person (includes light refreshments & $70 worth of gift bag for all expectant mums) INFO: To register, call Doris on 6488-0278 or go to www.bitly.com/mom_n_breastfeeding

Dental Health - What You Need To Know About Gum Disease

Gum or periodontal disease is a silent condition that progresses as one ages. Often, when the patient realises that something is not quite right with his or her gums, it is too late. Dr Fu Jia Hui, senior registrar at University Dental Cluster at National University Hospital, will talk more about the health implications of the disease and the treatment options available.

WHERE: National University Hospital, Health Education Hub, Main Building 1, Level 1, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Aug 14, 1pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: For inquiries & registration, call 6772-2184. Go to www.nuh.com.sg/events

Entrepreneurs' Corner @ SMU

The speakers this week are Mr Jim Ler, co-founder of CheckOuts, Singapore's first deals platform for businesses; and Mr Jordan Liu, co-founder & CEO of Knocknock, touted as mobile technology that provides household services.

WHERE: SMU Administration Building, Level 6, University Lounge, Singapore Management University, 81 Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall WHEN: Wed, 6.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-0661 INFO: E-mail iie@smu.edu.sg. To register, go to www.tinyurl.com/ec050815


Pivot: How Point Of View Changes Your Story

A workshop on the different types of narrative perspectives for fiction and non-fiction stories.

WHERE: Singapore Training and Development Association, Lion Building D, 06-01, Tutorial Room 5, 16 Arumugam Road MRT: MacPherson WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $52.50 TEL: 6848-8297/ 6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Vivid: Making Characters Come Alive

Writer Verena Tay will share with participants how to make characters come alive.

WHERE: Singapore Training and Development Association, Lion Building D, 06-01, Tutorial Room 5, 16 Arumugam Road MRT: MacPherson WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: $52.50 TEL: 6848-8297/ 6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg


Singapore Choral Festival - 50 Songs For Singapore

Celebrate Singapore's Golden Jubilee at this inaugural event featuring 50 local choral compositions and arrangements by Singapore's finest composers.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Aug 7 & 8, 7.30pm (Fri); 2.30 & 7.30pm (Sat) ADMISSION: $23 (free seating) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Singapore Street Festival - Youth Diversity

In collaboration with Shine Festival this year, the Singapore Street Festival will present parkour, kendama, freestyle and panna urban street football as well as the Fantabulous Magic Gala Show, Asia Global Bellydance and Battle of the Year, a B-boy competition. This year's theme is Youth Diversity. The festival will end on Sept 6.

INFO: www.singaporestreetfestival.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 31, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI31'. Subscribe