Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Bandstand 5

The Singapore Armed Forces Ceremonial Band will perform local folk songs and xinyao medleys.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 5.30 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life Singapore

With worldwide album sales of more than 130 million, the Backstreet Boys are the best-selling boyband in history. Their hits include Larger Than Life, I Want It That Way and As Long As You Love Me.

WHERE: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Oct 21, 8pm ADMISSION: $108 - $248 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: apactix.com

MTV Unplugged Sounds Of Sufi

Three musicians from India - Rekha Bharadwaj, Harshdeep Kaur and Rasika Shekar - perform together in Singapore for the first time. Songs will include their Bollywood hits and folk music.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Nov 3, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $44 - $254 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

MICappella You And I Live In Concert

The home-grown vocal band won second place in the Chinese edition of the singing competition, The Sing-Off.

WHERE: Capitol Theatre, Capitol Piazza, 11 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Nov 4, 8pm ADMISSION: $48, $68 & $78 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: apactix.com

Michael Bolton - The Asian Dream Tour Live

This concert by the multiple Grammy Award-winning American singer and songwriter will include a duet with Filipino singer Lance Busa, the recent winner of reality singing competition Bolt Of Talent.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Sun, 8pm ADMISSION: $72 - $354 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Hyukoh - Live In Singapore

The band have been credited for enlivening the South Korean indie music scene.

WHERE: Zepp@Bigbox, 1 Venture Avenue MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Nov 24, 8pm ADMISSION: $98 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: apactix.com

Fleet Foxes - Live In Singapore

The American indie folk luminaries return with their third album, Crack-Up.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Jan 14, 8pm ADMISSION: $88 - $148 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: apactix.com


CHARITY

Power Walk

This 5km walk is dedicated to empowering women on their journey to achieving economic independence. Funds raised will go towards Dress for Success Singapore, which aims to empower disadvantaged women.

WHERE: National Gallery (steps facing the Padang), 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Oct 29, 7.45am ADMISSION: Early bird till Sun: $40 (individual), $76 (two adults) & $140 (four adults); Mon - Oct 24: $50 (individual), $96 (two adults) & $180 (four adults); free for children aged below 12 INFO: Register at liv3ly.com by Oct 24


SPORTS

Bloomberg Square Mile Relay

In this team-building corporate experience, participating companies each need to complete 10 laps of a 1.6km course. Every team's participation will help fund a local project in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Singapore.

WHERE: The Promontory @ Marina Bay, 11 Marina Boulevard MRT: Downtown/Bayfront WHEN: Oct 26, 7 - 10pm ADMISSION: $1,765.50 a team of 10 runners INFO: Register at squaremilerelay.com by Oct 20

Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby Sevens (70th Edition)

Participants in this tournament include Australia's Tribe 7s and Fiji's Daveta, as well as global development teams from Italy and France.

WHERE: The Padang MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Nov 3 - 5, 9am ADMISSION: $20 (early bird till Nov 2), $30 (from Nov 3) TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: apactix.com

One: Immortal Pursuit

Headlining this martial arts sporting event is One Women's Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee and One Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren, who will defend their belts and undefeated records.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Nov 24, 7pm ADMISSION: $28 - $1,588 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: Tickets from apactix.com. Go to onefc.com


CLASSES

The Power Of Poetry

This workshop offers participants a look into a multi-layered inner world through new poetic form Anima Methodi, exploring how poetry could be a means of healing in excavating buried emotions and enacting them in crafted language. Held in conjunction with the Poetry Festival Singapore.

WHERE: Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity, 89A Desker Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 11.30am & 1 - 2.30pm; Nov 4, 1 - 2.30pm & 3 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $50 INFO: bit.ly/pofpoetry

Chromatography Wishing Tree

Create patterns, leaves and flowers with artist inks to make wishing tree artwork. Held as part of the Human Archive Project exhibition by Nicola Anthony.

WHERE: Level 2 Workshop Space 2, Singapore Art Museum at 8Q, 8 Queen Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Oct 21, 2pm ADMISSION: $45 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: apactix.com

Two-finger Style Ukulele Workshops

These two workshops (for beginners and teachers) focus on the unique Hawaiian two-finger ukulele technique. Recommended for participants aged 12 and older, with basic ukulele knowledge and experience.

WHERE: Mahota Commune Activity Studio, Level 3 Kitchener Complex, 809 French Road MRT: Lavender WHEN: Nov 12, 1 - 3pm (beginners' workshop) & 4 - 6pm (teachers' workshop) ADMISSION: $30 (beginners' workshop) & $40 (teachers' workshop) INFO: www.ukulelemovement.com


TALKS

A Lighter Side Of History - A Deepavali Tale: A Storyteller's Private Collection By Kamini Ramachandran

Storyteller Kamini Ramachandran will share the story of Ramayana, the ancient epic at the heart of Deepavali. The talk includes a simple flower garland-making activity and a viewing of the speaker's private collection of Ramayana artefacts.

WHERE: Gallery Theatre, Basement, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/ Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - noon ADMISSION: Free, register at www.eventbrite.sg

Private Ordering And The Chinese In 19th-century Straits Settlements

The Straits Settlements comprised a group of British territories in the Malay Peninsula. Singapore and Penang attracted many Chinese immigrants, but notwithstanding this, British policy towards the Chinese was one of minimal governance. The speaker is Professor Tan Cheng Han of National University of Singapore Law School, who is also chairman at the E W Barker Centre for Law and Business.

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

Finding Meaning In Caregiving

This talk explores the many forms of caregiving and shares how caregivers can stay motivated. Also, learn more about Singapore's senior care landscape.

WHERE: AICare Link @ Maxwell, 04-01 MND Annexe B, 7 Maxwell Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Tue, 12.30 - 1.30pm ADMISSION: Free, call 1800-650-6060 to register INFO: aic.sg

Lecture: Ancient Medical Industries In Cambodia And The 2017 NSC Archaeological Field School

The 2017 Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre Archaeological Field School recently assisted the Apsara Authority, the Cambodian state agency managing the Angkor region, with discoveries at the late 12th-century Tonle Snguot hospital site located in Angkor Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia. The speaker, Dr D. Kyle Latinis, researches the historical ecology of South-east Asia.

WHERE: Seminar Room 2, Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Haw Par Villa WHEN: Thu, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.iseas.edu.sg by Tue

A Digital Future And What It Means For Singapore

Dr Bicky Bhangu, regional director for South-east Asia and Pacific at Rolls-Royce, will describe advancements in technology today and how they are set to change everything from travel to healthcare. WHERE: Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 20, 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: Go to www.fom.sg or www.acm.org.sg

Public Talk On Managing Grief And Loss

Learn how to cope with grief or help someone who is dealing with grief in this public talk.

WHERE: 04-11 Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Nov 1, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: $4 INFO: Call 6538-9877 to register. Go to www.shenghong.org.sg/life-point/news-events

Traditionally Avant-Garde

In this lecture-concert series, traditional Malay music goes beyond cultural norms in contemporary music compositions. The lecture will be presented by composer Pak Ngah (Datuk Suhaimi Mohd Zain) and music director Syafiqah 'Adha Sallehin. The concert features works by Singaporean contemporary composers such as Syafiqah, Danial Ariffin Azman and Zulkifli Mohamed Amin. The lecture will be in English and Malay.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Nov 4, 6pm (music lecture) & 8pm (concert) ADMISSION: $35 (lecture + concert), $22 (concert only) INFO: avantgarde.peatix.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe