Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Passenger - Live In Singapore

Best known for his hit song Let Her Go, British singer Passenger performs here for the first time.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Jan 13, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Mosaic Music Series - Piblokto Album Launch: Imperfection

Singapore musician Alexius Cai, who performs as Piblokto, presents his latest release Imperfection, which is inspired by his newborn son.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Jan 15, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Two Door Cinema Club

The Irish indie-pop band return here to perform tunes from their latest album Gameshow.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Jan 16, 8pm ADMISSION: $72 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


I Hate Music!

Soprano Khor Ai Ming performs songs by 20th-century composers, with Bertrand Lee (piano), Tony Makarome (double bass), Sebastian Ho (guitar) and Tamagoh (drums).

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Jan 19, 8pm ADMISSION: $38 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Mosaic Music Series - Bennett Bay Album Launch: Compass

Singapore singer-songwriter Bennett Bay presents music from his debut full-length album Compass, which tells the story of a lost child finding his way home.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplande Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Jan 20, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Bryan Adams Get Up Tour

The Canadian singer who has sold more than 100 million records and singles worldwide returns to Singapore for the first time in 23 years for a show.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 601, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Jan 20, 8pm (doors open at 7pm) ADMISSION: $71 - $231 INFO: Tickets from asiaboxoffice.com/bryan-adams


Metallica Worldwired Tour Singapore 2017

The American heavy metal band, who had a sold-out show here in 2013 at Changi Exhibition Centre, will play songs from their latest studio album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Jan 22, 8pm (doors open at 6.30pm) ADMISSION: $158 - $358 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com


Ungu - 20th Anniversary Concert Live In Singapore 2017

This Indonesian pop-rock band have released seven studio albums, five religious albums and one compilation album, with hit songs that include Demi Waktu and Kekasih Gelapku.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Feb 25, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $52 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

A Chicky New Year

Artist Aaron Gan marks the upcoming Year of the Rooster with an exhibition in watercolour themed around the fowl. Gan also exhibits a series of illustrations for his first children's book, Have You Seen My Brush?. Partial proceeds from sales will be donated to cancer support charity Arc Children's Centre.

WHERE: Utterly Art, Level 3, 20B Mosque Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Wed, 7pm (opening reception), Thu - Jan 22, 2 - 8pm (Mon - Sat) & noon - 5.30pm (Sun); all viewings except for opening reception by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9487-2006 INFO: www.facebook.com/utterlyart


TALKS

Platform 17.1

Singapore photographers Bob Lee, Alvin Toh and Amrita Chandradasm speak about their works in this new season of bi-monthly sessions by photography collective Platform.

WHERE: Chapel Gallery, Objectifs, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah/ Bugis WHEN: Tue, 7.30 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957


Looking For Japan - Genesis

Professor Naoko Tosa, an artist and cultural envoy from the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan, and Professor Ryohei Nakatsu, a former director of the Interactive & Digital Media Institute at the National University of Singapore, discuss traditional objects that were created with cutting-edge technology, such as the Buddha statues in Nara.

WHERE: Japan Creative Centre, 4 Nassim Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Jan 7, 2pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, e-mail jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp by Wed. Go to www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp


A Long Table About Diversity On Stage

Join this conversation with artists, producers, presenters and audience members on the challenges and ideals of presenting diversity on stage. Part of M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2017.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplande Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Jan 7, 3pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at longtable.peatix.com. Go to www.singaporefringe.com


The Art Week Conversations 2017: Considering Art Markets

This event offers three talks centred on the Philippines, South-east Asia and Singapore. The panelists include art consultant Wang Zineng and Rachel Teo, executive director of The Private Museum. Part of Singapore Art Week 2017.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Jan 12 (The Philippines: Contemporary Patriots), Jan 16 (South-east Asia: Connections and Confluences), Jan 17 (Singapore: Collectors At Play), 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: $10 (one talk), $25 (all talks) INFO: Register at theartweekconversations2017.peatix.com. Go to www.artweek.sg


Sing Lit 101: How To Read A Singaporean Poem Season 4

Poet and literary critic Gwee Li Sui delivers six lectures on Singapore's English-language verse, dissecting six poems to examine their meanings and revelations about developments in society and culture.

WHERE: The Arts House Living Room, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Jan 7 (Lin Hsin Hsin's A Woman's Place), Jan 14 (Lydia Kwa's Travelling Time), Jan 21 (Grace Chia's Made In Singapore: iCordelia), Feb 4 (Toh Hsien Min's Recovery), Feb 11 (Aaron Lee's Hum Of The World), Feb 18 (Felix Cheong's What Is It To Write?), 11am - 1pm; Feb 18 (Panel Discussion: Poetry And Existence IV), 3.30 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Each session: $20 (standard), $10 (concession); season pass: $100 (standard), $50 (concession); admission to the panel discussion is free with registration TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: Register at www.theartshouse.sg/whats-on/sing-lit-101-how-to-read-a-singaporean-poem-season-4


Building A Dementia-Friendly Community

Learn more about the condition, how to recognise the symptoms and support dementia patients within the community.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Bedok Public Library, 21 Bedok North Street 1 MRT: Bedok WHEN: Jan 14, noon - 1pm ADMISSION: Free, with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


Wild Seas, Secret Shores

Marine biologist-turn-National Geographic photographer Thomas Peschak takes audiences around the world with his award-winning images on the ocean's creatures.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Jan 22, 3pm ADMISSION: $42 - $63 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CLASSES

Galaxy Watercolour With Kristie Sim

Learn to create an abstract galaxy and nebula globe with Singapore- based artist Kristie Sim. This workshop is suitable for beginners.

WHERE: Sarah and Schooling, 157A Jalan Besar MRT: Farrer Park/Rochor WHEN: Jan 6, 7 - 10pm ADMISSION: $120 INFO: Register at ptix.co/2h6sbuh


High Rise Edible Gardening (A Gardening Workshop)

Pick up tips on cultivating edible plants in high-rise apartments, including overcoming challenges such as the lack of space and poor lighting conditions.

WHERE: Botany Centre, Classrooms 1 & 2 (Level 3), Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard/Botanic Gardens WHEN: Jan 7, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: $80 (materials included) TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Wed or when full


Miniature Food Art: Assorted Cakes

Create realistic miniature models of food using polymer clay and resins. Suitable for those aged 16 and older.

WHERE: Programme Zone at Bedok Public Library, 21 Bedok North Street 1 MRT: Bedok WHEN: Jan 8, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary. As this is a repeat workshop, priority will be given to first-time participants


Cloud Gate 2 Dance Workshop

Dance company Cloud Gate 2's rehearsal director Yang Ling-kai introduces the two core concepts of Tai Chi Dao Yin, an ancient breathing exercise. Suitable for advanced dance students and experienced dancers aged 15 and older. Part of Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts 2017.

WHERE: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Feb 5, 11am ADMISSION: $20 INFO: To register, go to www.esplanade.com. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted & will be required to purchase tickets

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 30, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe