Happenings - Gigs


Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra

The Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra is back for its yearly performance at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage.

WHERE: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7138 INFO: www.sbg.org.sg

SPH Gift Of Music - SCO Community Series: Tunes Of Exuberance @ Tampines

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) partners Pathlight School Percussion and Wind Ensemble for this concert, conducted by resident conductor Quek Ling Kiong. SCO will also collaborate with Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (Minds) to perform a renowned piece, Matsuri. Composed by Japanese composer Kitaro and arranged by Sim Boon Yew for Chinese orchestra, the piece starts off with the majestic drumming by beneficiaries of Minds.

WHERE: Tampines Community Plaza MRT: Tampines WHEN: Sun, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg

NAC ExxonMobil Concert In The Park

Enjoy acoustic performances by Hubbabubbas and Charlie Lim, and take part in fringe activities.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 4.30 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7138 INFO: Fringe activities start at 4.30pm, while the performances start at 5pm. Go to www.sbg.org.sg

Gorillaz Sound System Debut In Singapore

Four-man British outfit Gorillaz Sound System make their Singapore debut at Zouk. It incorporates all the hugely successful Gorillaz hits, such as Feel Good Inc and Clint Eastwood, along with larger-than-life projections of their award-winning animation. But, bear in mind that Damon Albarn and his fellow musicians who played on the Gorillaz albums are not part of the show.

WHERE: Zouk Singapore, 17 Jiak Kim Street MRT: Chinatown/Clarke Quay WHEN: Thu, 9.30pm ( doors open) ADMISSION: $55; $75 (at the door) INFO: Tickets from pelago.co/gorillazsg

Project Symphony Grand Concert

Fifty Singaporeans from all walks of life were gathered to form an orchestra by conductor Jason Lai as part of a TV series. Find out how well they fare in their first symphony concert after eight weeks of rehearsals.

WHERE: Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Sept 20, 7.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at peatix.com. Go to www.facebook.com/projectsymphony


What's Your Story Exhibition

This exhibition showcases the inspiring stories of bone marrow donors and blood disease patients who were given a second chance at life. It is held in conjunction with World Marrow Donor Day.

WHERE: 313 @ Somerset, 313 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Mon - Sept 20, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6340-1040 INFO: www.bmdp.org

Cerebos Brand's Charity Sales

Cerebos Pacific will hold the 14th instalment of Brand's Charity Sales in support of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. All sales proceeds will go towards the fund. The company aims to raise $30,000.

WHERE: China Square Central, Level 1 Atrium, 18 Cross Street MRT: Raffles Place/Telok Ayer WHEN: Wed & Thu, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6212-0100 INFO: www.spmf.org.sg


The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay

Take part 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: $1,595++ 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


Singaporelang - What The Singlish?

The photography collection by Singaporean photographer Zinkie Aw functions like a visual Singlish dictionary. In this talk, she will share the stories behind her photographs with guest speaker Gwee Li Sui.

WHERE: Objectifs, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Wed, 7.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.facebook.com/objectifs.photography.filmmaking

World Lit featuring Sally Wen Mao

New Singapore Creative Writing Residency resident Sally Wen Mao, whose topics range from desire to danger, will read from her acclaimed debut collection of poems Mad Honey Symposium. She will also discuss her plans for this year's residency.

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

Singapore Patient Conference 2015

Celebrate the unsung heroes of caregiving at the inaugural Singapore Patient Awards. Learn more about caregiving resources and be inspired by stories of caregivers.

WHERE: Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng MRT: Novena WHEN: Oct 30, 9am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6357-8018 INFO: E-mail sgpc@ttsh.com.sg. Register at www.ttsh.com.sg/spc2015 by Sept 18, 5pm

The Singapore Contemporary Arts Scene - Corcovado Arts

This three-session talk series will give an overview of the contemporary art scene and practice in Singapore. Artists featured include Lee Wen, Amanda Heng, Han Sai Por, Donna Ong and Charles Lim.

WHERE: ArtCommune, 02-43 Bras Basah Complex, Block 231 Bain Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Wed, 7pm (Foundations Of Contemporary Art In Singapore by Dr Sian Jay); Sept 23, 7pm (Techniques And Strategies Used On Contemporary Art Practices by Daryl Goh); Sept 30, 7pm (Singapore Visual Arts Eco-System by Paul Khoo) ADMISSION: $50 a session, $120 for three sessions INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com. For details, e-mail courses@corcovadoarts.com


Going Bananas! Workshop

Learn about the roles of bananas as well as how to cook dishes using different parts of the plant.

WHERE: Meet at the roundabout between Fort Canning Centre & Hotel Fort Canning MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/City Hall WHEN: Sept 26, 4 - 6pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: E-mail nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes tomorrow or when it is full

Interactive Activities At Books Kinokuniya Liang Court: Beyond Origami

Hone your skills at this fun origami demonstration suitable for all ages.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Liang Court, 03-50 Liang Court, 177 River Valley Road MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow & Sept 27, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-1300 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

A Bag Full Of Blues: Alternative Cyanotype Processes

Learn to make cyanotypes - a darkroom process invented more than 150 years ago - and create cyanotype prints on tote bags using plants or photographs.

WHERE: Maker Space, Toa Payoh Public Library, 6 Toa Payoh Central MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Sept 19, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: Register at www.eventbrite.sg

Writing Styles And Techniques In Modern Poetry (For Adults)

Join this poetry workshop for hands-on writing exercises. Familiarise yourself with a range of writing styles and techniques from writers such as T.S. Eliot and Maya Angelou.

WHERE: Heritage Place, 02-08, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Sept 19, 2 - 6pm ADMISSION: $47.38 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Visual Storytelling: Polaroid Emulsion Lifts

Learn how to make stories come alive with the polaroid emulsion lift technique. Create prints using a vintage Polaroid camera and then combine them with collage or words. 

WHERE: Make, library@orchard, 03-12/04-11 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Sept 20, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: Register at www.eventbrite.sg


SG50 Kendama Fest 2015

The kendama is a Japanese children's toy made of wood with which players can perform tricks. Watch kendama enthusiasts compete, as well as performances by Max Narcross and Cooper Eddy from the United States.

WHERE: OneKM Shopping Mall, 11 Tanjong Katong Road MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Till Sun, kendama performances: 1.30, 3.30 & 5.30pm; kendama workshops: 2.30 & 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6702-3610 INFO: www.onekm.com.sg or www.facebook.com/onekm

Community Garden Festival @ HortPark

This inaugural festival features five SG50-themed community gardens, a farmers' market, workshops and an outdoor movie screening.

WHERE: HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - 9pm & Sun, 9am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free (workshop charges apply) INFO: E-mail nparks_hortpark@nparks.gov.sg. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg/communitygardenfestival

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe