Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

SPH Gift Of Music Presents Singapore Chinese Orchestra's Music Oasis

The orchestra, led by assistant conductor Moses Gay and guest conductor Adrian Tan, perform popular melodies such as the Super Mario Brothers Theme Medley, Under The Sea and Just The Way You Are. This concert is sponsored by Singapore Press Holdings' Gift Of Music.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg or sph.com.sg/sph-gift-of-music

Bii With You Live In Singapore

The Korean-Taiwanese heart-throb returns to Singapore with his only music showcase this year.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: June 17, 8pm ADMISSION: $82 - $182 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

CN Blue Live: Between Us In Singapore

Singapore is the first of seven stops for the South Korean pop-rock band in this tour named after the opening track of their latest EP.

WHERE: Zepp@Bigbox Singapore, 1 Venture Avenue MRT: Jurong East WHEN: July 1, 7pm ADMISSION: $128 - $288 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com

Midnight Oil The Great Circle

This world tour will see the Australian rock band's classic line-up travel the globe for six months, starting and ending with gigs in Sydney.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Aug 16, 8pm ADMISSION: $102 - $172 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Foo Fighters

The American rock band founded by Dave Grohl return to Singapore after more than two decades.

WHERE: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Aug 26, 8pm ADMISSION: $128 - $238 TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: www.sportshubtix.sg

CHARITY

Raffles Inspires - A Secret Postcard Sale

Purchase a postcard specially designed by guests of Raffles Hotel, local personalities, students from local educational institutions and individuals from Autism Association (Singapore). All proceeds will be donated to the association.

WHERE: 01-05 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 1 Beach Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free; postcards are at $10 each TEL: 6337-1886 INFO: E-mail singapore@raffles.com. Go to www.raffles.com

Metta Charity Run

This is an annual community event organised by Metta Welfare Association to raise funds for disability care, medical care, special education and early intervention programmes that it provides for about 1,000 beneficiaries across various races and religions.

WHERE: OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Aug 26, 7.30am ADMISSION: Early bird till June 25: $35 (5km individual), $66 (5km for two), $45 (10km individual), $86 (10km for two), $55 (1.5km parent & child fun run), $210 (1.5km fun run for group of four); from June 26: $40 (5km individual), $76 (5km for two), $50 (10km individual), $96 (10km for two), $60 (1.5km parent & child fun run), $230 (1.5km fun run for group of four) TEL: 6580-4688 INFO: Register at www.metta.org.sg/mettarun

Singapore Committee For UN Women X Hom Yoga: Feel Good Flow With Music

To mark International Yoga Day, all proceeds for this vinyasa flow class for all levels will go to the Singapore Committee for UN Women's movement for Gender Equality.

WHERE: Hom Yoga, 06-12/13 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: June 24, 2 - 3pm ADMISSION: Donations from $15 INFO: www.unwomen-nc.org.sg or tinyurl.com/yasntfxm

SOSD Charity Dinner 2017: Farewell To Our Home

Save Our Street Dogs holds its annual charity dinner, which includes an adoption drive. WHERE: The Ballroom, Conrad Hotel, 2 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Aug 19, 7 - 10pm ADMISSION: $200 donation (one seat), $1,800 donation (table for 10) INFO: Tickets from sosdcharitydinner2017.azurewebsites.net. Go to www.facebook.com/SOSDSingapore

SPORTS

OCBC NParks Ride Safe Programme Share The Track

Cycle or jog along the scenic North Eastern Riverine Loop with other park users.

WHERE: Promenade in front of Waterway Point MRT: Punggol WHEN: Tomorrow, 8 - 11am ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nparks.gov.sg. Registration closes today at noon or when slots are filled

Weekends In The Park: Family Yoga

This family yoga session will be held every second Sunday of the month. Participants should take along their own water, yoga mats and mosquito repellent.

WHERE: Tecoma Green/Ficus Green, lawn near Garden Spa/Dog Run, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, along Bishan Road & Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 MRT: Bishan/Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Sun, 8 - 9am ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

UFC Fight Night Singapore

Mixed martial arts' finest fighters from around the globe will compete at this event.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: June 17, 4.45pm ADMISSION: $58 - $2,888 TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: sportshubtix.sg

Woof-a-thon

This pet walkathon by the Singapore Heart Foundation advocates the cardiovascular benefits associated with walking your dog. There will also be programmes such as basic health screenings for dogs, educational talks, contests and pet photo booths.

WHERE: Ficus Green, opposite the Dog Run area, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, along Bishan Road & Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 MRT: Bishan/Ang Mo Kio WHEN: July 8, 3 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free, except for 2km buddy walk, which is $15 a dog INFO: Register at www.myheart.org.sg/woof-a-thon

The Color Run Presented By CIMB Bank

In this 5km night run, runners are doused from head to toe in neon colours at each kilometre-mark and will wear blacklight headlamps to illuminate their surroundings.

WHERE: Palawan Green, Sentosa Beach Station, Sentosa Island MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sept 27, 5pm ADMISSION: $70 (standard), $35 (children aged four - 12), $98 (deluxe), $175 (family of two adults & two children) INFO: Register at thecolorrun.com.sg. Registration closes on Sept 11 or when tickets are sold out, whichever is earlier

TALKS

One Tightening Belt, One Bumpy Road: Chinese Extension To Latin America At A Time Of Increased Political And Market Risks

Chinese trade and finance in Latin America has increased exponentially since the mid-1990s, but declining commodity prices, newly elected conservative governments and fiscal austerity have complicated the picture. The speaker is Professor Anthony Spanakos, a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, and Professor of Political Science at Montclair State University.

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

Seminar: Power Shift In Cambodia? The Implications Of The Commune Elections

This seminar will discuss the commune election results in 2013 and their implications for next year's national election and general power shift in Cambodia. The speaker is Mr Vannarith Chheang, a Visiting Fellow at Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute.

WHERE: Seminar Room 2, Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Haw Par Villa WHEN: Mon, 3 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.iseas.edu.sg by today

Seminar: China's 'New Assertiveness' And The Decline In East Asian Regionalism: Implications For Asean

This presentation explores the scholarly narrative of Asian regionalism since 2011, within the broader context of Asian security trends. The speaker is Mr Andrew I. Yeo, an Associate Professor of Politics and Director of Asian Studies at The Catholic University of America.

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

CLASSES

Ayurvedic Cooking By Fitbites

Ayurvedic-style cooking is an ancient way to prepare food, keeping in mind the dietary needs of an individual.

WHERE: Level 5, 76 Shenton, 76 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: June 17, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $30 INFO: Call 8606-1540 to register

Vintage Printing: Vandyke Brown

Learn the basics of Vandyke Brown printing, a derivative of iron-silver print processes.

WHERE: Deck, 120A Prinsep Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: June 18, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: $40 (for one), $70 (for two) TEL: 6734-6578 INFO: Register at www.eventbrite.sg. Go to deck.sg

FESTIVAL

Beerfest Asia

There will be more than 500 kinds of beer, cider and food items on offer, as well as performances, workshops and beer yoga.

WHERE: Marina Bay Cruise Centre, 61 Marina Coastal Drive MRT: Marina South Pier WHEN: Aug 17, 6pm - 1am; Aug 18, 6pm - 2am; Aug 19, 3pm - 2am; Aug 20, 2 - 10pm ADMISSION: From $28 INFO: www.beerfestasia.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe