Happenings - Gigs


Against The Current Gravity World Tour

American pop rock band Against The Current bring their Gravity World Tour to Singapore.

WHERE: *Scape, The Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Mon, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $88 (standard); $108 (at the door) INFO: Tickets from atcsg.peatix.com

Music-In-The-City @ Ngee Ann City

Student musicians from Ang Mo Kio Secondary School will perform beloved National Day songs and other popular tunes.

WHERE: Ngee Ann City, Level 1, Civic Plaza , 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Wed, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6506-0461

Nafa Concert Series: Apotheosis Of The Dance

Under the direction of Lim Yau, the Nafa Orchestra presents Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, described by Richard Wagner as "the apotheosis of the dance". The concert also features a newly commissioned work by Dr Zechariah Goh, head of composition studies at Nafa.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nafa Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6512-4179 INFO: E-mail music@nafa.edu.sg. Go to www.nafa.edu.sg

Joshua Radin - Live!

A show by American singer-songwriter Joshua Radin, whose tunes were featured in the TV sitcom Scrubs.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sept 4, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $52 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Live Jukebox!

Pianist Abigail Sin (left) and violinists Loh Jun Hong and Gabriel Ng will perform what the audience picks from a menu of pieces, ranging from Bach to Brahms to Gershwin.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sept 8, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $33 (free seating) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Paya Lebar Square Step-Up Challenge

In aid of 3,000 disadvantaged elderly folks in the South East district, this mass stair-stepping fund-raiser will donate one health pack to the beneficiaries for every 500 steps accumulated.

WHERE: Paya Lebar Square, 60 Paya Lebar Road MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Today, 4 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: On-site registration at the booth near Paya Lebar Square taxi stand

Chump - A Festival Of 3-D Printing, Creativity And Charity

There will be a series of activities and 3-D printing workshops at the festival. The event organiser is raising funds for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund through the fees collected from the workshops and sale of 3-D printing modelled pieces.

WHERE: Funan DigitalLife Mall, 05-01, 109 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow - Sept 6, noon - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free ( all workshops are free but optional $20 donation is suggested, payable at the door ) INFO: For inquiries, e-mail chump@ funbiestudios.com. Workshops registration at chump.peatix.com. Go to www.funbiestudios.com/chump


The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay calls for Singapore's toughest businesses to compete in this 1.6km 10-runner relay race through the Central Business District. The winning team will receive $10,000 to donate to the charity of its choice.

WHERE: The Promontory @ Marina Bay MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Oct 1, 7pm ADMISSION: $1,395++ (early-bird rate, register by Mon), $1,595++ (full price from Sept 1) INFO: Registration cost for teams of 10 includes racing fees, T-shirts, admission to the after-party, dinner & three drinks a runner. Register at www.squaremilerelay.com/singapore. Go to www.facebook.com/bloombergsquaremilerelaySG

Urgent Run

World Toilet Organization will be organising the Urgent Run at Angsana Green, East Coast Park. This year's edition will feature a 5km fun run in which participants are encouraged to dress up in sanitation-themed costumes. 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 Mon: $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


Healthy Ageing, Healthy Smile

This talk by Dr Tay Chong Meng, associate consultant at University Dental Cluster at National University Hospital, offers an overview of the impact of oral health on the ageing population.

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

Social Protection For Workers In The Urban Informal Sector In China

With the widening income gap and intensifying social inequality, the Chinese government has tried to expand its social welfare programme and increase its social expenditure since the early 2000s. Dr Qian Jiwei, a research fellow at the East Asian Institute at National University of Singapore, analyses the determinants of enrolment in social programmes.

WHERE: East Asian Institute 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

U Live Symposium 2015

This sixth year of the symposium continues to encourage people aged 50 and above to embrace lifelong learning and keep healthy. The full-day event includes health talks and fun activities.

WHERE: Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Tomorrow, from 9am ADMISSION: Package deal for three workshops, inclusive of Symposium Kit: $12 (NTUC member), $18 (public), $6 (each workshop for NTUC member & the public) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Register the workshops at www.sistic.com.sg

World Lit Featuring S.J. Watson

Investigate the underpinnings of crime and thriller fiction with author S.J. Watson as he sheds light on his bestseller, Before I Go To Sleep, which was made into a 2014 film starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman (both above).

WHERE: The Arts House , Blue Room, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: Register at www.theartshouse.sg


TAS Workshop Series : Group Management

Pick up tips on how to manage and market an a cappella group. Learn what it takes to make an a cappella group stand out from the crowd at this monthly workshop series by The A Cappella Society.

WHERE: The A Cappella Society @ Aliwal Arts Centre, 03-03, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Lavender/Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 9647-6856 INFO: Register at www.peatix.com. Go to www.a-cappella.org.sg/training

Advanced Gardening (A Gardening Workshop)

This workshop will cover pest and diseases as well as plant propagation techniques. Participants will be introduced to wider variety of plant selections to increase their plant collection. They can bring in infected plants for diagnosis and advice too.

WHERE: Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sept 5, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: $80 a person (materials included) TEL: 6471-9961/ 6465-0196 INFO: For inquiries, e-mail nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Thu or when class is full, whichever is earlier


Yellowren Arts Festival 2015

Yellowren Arts Festival returns to the heartland with the theme "Dreams". Be inspired by local young talents in inter-school canvas art and dance competitions, artists showcasing canvas art and photography, and take part in hands-on activities such as art jamming, paper-quilling, cut and doodle, pebble art, cup craze, food art and recycled-material crafts. There will also be music/dance performances by 53A, Trick, The Facade, Youth Bands from Singapore Polytechnic and Legacy Dance Company.

WHERE: Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, intersection of Yishun Avenue 1 and Lentor Avenue MRT: Yishun (free shuttle bus services from Yishun MRT) WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6671-9479 INFO: www.yellowren.com or www.facebook.com/Yellowren

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 28, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI28'. Print Edition | Subscribe