Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Impressions: Around The World

The National University of Singapore Harmonica Orchestra presents music from across the globe, including Blue White Porcelain by Taiwanese singer Jay Chou and Nobody by South Korean girl group Wonder Girls.

WHERE: Dance Atelier 2, Level 3 Stephen Riady Centre, University Town, 2 College Avenue West MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free, register at cfa.nus.edu.sg/calendar/260-impressions17

Gioioso: Joy In The Gardens By Greenridge Secondary School And Marsiling Secondary School

Students from performing arts groups in these two schools will perform a variety of works, such as Beauty And The Beast and Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

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

Jazz For Dogs

This concert aims to raise funds for stray and abandoned dogs in Singapore and awareness of their plight. It features home-grown jazz singers and musicians such as Anne Weerapass, Dawn Ho and Stephen Francis. Concertgoers can also buy a picnic basket, with part of the proceeds going towards medical expenses for the animals under the care of Action for Singapore Dogs.

WHERE: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 5 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: Picnic baskets from www.asdsingapore.com. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg

The EML Show

The National University of Singapre Electronic Music Lab will perform a live showcase of ambient, chillout and powerhouse electronic tracks.

WHERE: Town Plaza, University Town, 2 College Avenue West MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Tue, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free, go to cfa.nus.edu.sg/calendar/263-emltownplaza or tinyurl.com/yddxznby

MICappella You And I Live In Concert

Watch a concert by the home-grown vocal band that won second place in the Chinese edition of 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: Nov 15, 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

Buy To Save

This annual event gathers pre-loved, designer brands to be sold. Net proceeds will support various programmes by the Singapore Committee for UN Women.

WHERE: Forum The Shopping Mall, Basement 1 Atrium, 583 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Nov 3 - 5, 10am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: tinyurl.com/y7685h5v

TALKS

Looking At Political Parties Through Law: Lessons For South-east Asia From North-east Asia?

A global trend has seen political parties written into law as bodies subject to special regulations. Asia is no exception to this trend. The speaker, Professor Erik Mobrand, is an associate professor at Seoul National University's Graduate School of International Studies.

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

Lecture: Imperial Rice Transportation Of Nguyen Vietnam (1802-1883)

In the first volume of his work Strange Parallels: South-east Asia In Global Context, Victor Lieberman compared three geographically based regions of South-east Asia. This seminar considers the question of why Vietnam was not able to integrate at the same level as Burma and Siam. The speaker, Dr Tana Li, is a visiting senior fellow at Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre and emeritus senior fellow at the College of Asia and Pacific Studies at Australian National University.

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

Lasalle Public Lecture Series - An Evening With Murray Lachlan Young

The British poet will draw from his forthcoming autobiography to deliver a lecture and performance on his life and times as a multidisciplinary artist.

WHERE: The Singapore Airlines Theatre, Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Nov 9, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free, register at lasallepubliclecture.eventbrite.sg

Permission To Speak: Revisiting Selective Censorship In China

Conventional theories of autocracy posit that autocrats see the need to suppress criticism as a key function of censorship. A 2013 article challenged this wisdom by arguing that the paramount goal of censorship is defusing collective action, not silencing dissent. Speaker Edmund J. Malesky, a professor of political economy and associate chair of the Political Science Department at Duke University, suggests that writing off criticism as a determinant of censorship is not yet warranted.

WHERE: EAI Conference Room, 06-01 Tower Block, National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus, 469 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Nov 3, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

Artist Talk: Building Blocks By Tiffany Loy

Trained in industrial design and prototyping, Loy focuses on industrial craft and surface design. She will share her thought process behind the sculptural pieces in her installation Building Blocks.

WHERE: Uniqlo, 03-01 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Nov 4, 3 & 5pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.uniqlo.com/sg/orchardcentral

CLASSES

IDCS Professional Interior Design Seminar

Learn how Mr Chris Lee, founder and creative director of interior design film Asylum, has come to approach interiors in a different light and how his firm uses tools such as mind-mapping and research to weave storytelling into compelling interiors.

WHERE: Level 2 Auditorium, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today, 6.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: $40 (public), $25 (IDCS member), $15 (student) INFO: idcsse01.peatix.com

Layering For Fall By Furqan Saini

Fashion director and avid traveller Furqan Saini gives tips on smart layering during the autumn season in this workshop.

WHERE: Uniqlo, 03-01 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 & 5pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.uniqlo.com/sg/orchardcentral

Introduction To Korean Language 101

Learn the basics of the Korean language, including how to count in the Korean alphabet Hangeul and translate your name to Korean. Part of the Lifelong Learning Festival 2017.

WHERE: Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Tomorrow, Tue & Nov 11, 1 - 3pm & 3 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free, register at bit.ly/freeHangeul. Go to www.lifelonglearningfest.sg

FESTIVALS

NParks Parks Festival - Parks For Everyone

Held at five parks around the island, this festival will feature gardening, fitness exercises, games and a concert of xinyao as well as Mandopop and Cantopop songs. The festival will be held tomorrow and on Sunday.

INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Singapore Polytechnic Arts Fiesta - Parts

The month-long festival showcases the best student talents from the various performing clubs of the polytechnic. There will be performances in genres ranging from contemporary jazz to classical Chinese orchestral music, music workshops and talent showcases. The festival is on from Wednesday until Nov 25.

INFO: www.apactix.com/events/detail/spartsfiesta

The Giving Family Festival

Highlights of the festival that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Touch Community Services include games, workshops, gym classes and a run.

WHERE: OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub MRT: Stadium WHEN: Nov 4 & 5, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Buy coupon booklets at $50 each INFO: thegivingfamily.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 27, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe