Happenings - Gigs

Lunchtime Concerts At ACM

Aspiring musicians from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music will perform classical and jazzy tunes.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Today - Nov 13, 12.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg

Symphony In The Park

The National University of Singapore Symphony Orchestra will be performing a medley of classical pieces and modern show tunes in celebration of SG50.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/nussymphonyorchestra & www.sbg.org.sg

SMS: Soul Music Sensations

An all-male vocal band will perform jazz, R&B, soul, house, reggae, pop, disco, rock and country tunes. This performance is part of ExxonMobil Campus Concerts.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore Centre for Arts, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Clementi/Dover WHEN: Tue, 8pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6516-2492 INFO: Register at soulmusicsensations.peatix.com. Go to www.cfa.nus.edu.sg

SSO: A Night At The Movies

Led by associate conductor Jason Lai, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra will perform compositions from The Godfather, Mission: Impossible, Psycho and Back To The Future, among other award-winning films.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Oct 16, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $31 - $83 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Vishal & Shekhar Live In Concert

Indian music duo Vishal & Shekhar are known for their unique combination of new age music with Indian sounds. In their concert, they will be accompanied by two of the leading playback singers in the film industry, Neeti Mohan and Shalmali Kholghade.

WHERE: 04-01 The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Oct 17, 8pm ADMISSION: $72 - $272 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Stellar Stage

The inaugural School of the Arts Singapore Stellar Stage fund-raising concert will feature six student solo and group performances. The students' teachers and parents will also be performing. All proceeds from the sale will go towards the school's student development programmes.

WHERE: Level 2 Sota Concert Hall, School of the Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Oct 29, 7.30 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: $70 TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: Buy tickets or make a donation at sota.eventclique.com


Project Happy Feet

Slipper Race Join this 2.4km non-competitive walk in slippers to raise funds for underprivileged children in Singapore and Cambodia. This year, 20 Singapore chefs will be at the event to whip up dishes at an open carnival held at Sentosa's Port of Lost Wonder.

WHERE: Palawan Beach, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Nov 14, 5.30pm (flag-off) ADMISSION: $52 a participant INFO: Registration for the walk closes on Nov 1. For more information on group bundle deals, go to www.phfslipperrace.org/sg/register


The Emerging Discursive Regime Of Religion In The People's Republic Of China

Dr Liang Yongjia, a visiting senior research fellow at the East Asian Institute, argues that China is seeking more active engagement in the religious landscape.

WHERE: 06-01 East Asian Institute Conference Room, National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus, Tower Block, 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

From The Endangered To The Sublime: Global Eco-systems

At this half-day event, engage in conversations about the various ways people can contribute to sustainable development. Host Kevin Teng, director of sustainability at Marina Bay Sands, will be joined by film-maker/photographer Eric Valli, as well as scientists and researchers.

WHERE: Level 4 ArtScience Museum, Expression Gallery, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.marinabaysands.com

9th Singapore Children's Society Lecture - Growing Up In The Digital World

Mr Han Fook Kwang, editor-at-large of The Straits Times and chairman of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, will speak about some of the challenges and issues of the information and communication revolution the world is experiencing.

WHERE: Level 2 Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Theatre, 11 Eunos Road 8 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - noon (registration & refreshments begin at 9.15am) ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6358-0911 INFO: E-mail SCSLecture1@ childrensociety.org.sg. Register at www.childrensociety.org.sg

The Last Maharani

Soon after India's Independence, a woman named Bamba Sutherland declared herself the Maharani of the Punjab. Who was this mysterious claimant to the throne of Lahore? Find out from Ms Marina Thayil, a docent with Friends of the Museums (Singapore).

WHERE: Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Mon, 11am - noon ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail mml@fom.sg. Go to www.fom.sg


Year-end Exam Fear?  Help Your Child Overcome Fear With A Champion Mindset

This workshop, conducted by MindChamps founder and chief executive David Chiem and Paralympic gold medallist Yip Pin Xiu, will guide young people to stay focused, set clear goals and adopt a Champion Mindset. Parents will also learn tips and coaching techniques to maximise their children's performance.

WHERE: Level 17 Professor Snyder Theatre, MindChamps Headquarters, HDB Hub East Wing , 480 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Sun, 3.30 - 6pm ADMISSION: $28 a family (maximum four persons). Additional tickets at $14 each TEL: 8332-0020 INFO: Register at www.mindchamps.org/overcome-the- fear-of-exams. Go to www.mindchamps.org

From Modern To Contemporary: Movements Of The 20th Century

This five-session course conducted by Ruben de la Nuez will review the most important European and American art movements that moulded the aesthetic and conceptual foundations of today's art.

WHERE: Singapore Management University, 90 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Wed, starting from Oct 14, 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: $350 for five sessions INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com

Advanced Manuscript Editing

Learn to identify how characterisation, point of view, structure, style and plot may be honed and improved.

WHERE: 34-08 Silver Room, ChartNexus, International Plaza, 10 Anson Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Thu, 9.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $288.25 TEL: 6848-8297/6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Coffee Painting Workshop

At this 90-minute workshop, explore the use of different tones and shades of brown to create artwork.

WHERE: Glocal Connect Village, Temasek Polytechnic, 21 Tampines Avenue 1 MRT: Tampines WHEN: Oct 17, 1.30 - 3pm & 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: $40, inclusive of materials INFO: E-mail hello@kraftarc.co. Register at www.eventbrite.sg

English Enrichment Through Memoir Poetry

This is a workshop for teachers and facilitators to learn techniques to help students improve their literary style and explore more creative ways of expressing themselves.

WHERE: 02-08 Seminar Room, Heritage Place, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Oct 17, 2 - 6pm ADMISSION: $73 TEL: 6848-8297/6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

An Experiential Mindfulness Workshop

Learn the key principles of living mindfully through lectures, demonstrations and exercises.

WHERE: 02-16 NUS Kent Vale Communal Hall, Geranium Block, Kent Vale, 101 Clementi Road MRT: Clementi WHEN: Oct 25, 1.30 - 6pm ADMISSION: $50 (pre-registration is required) INFO: Register at www.facebook.com/BlissTheOrigin


Festival Of Tech

Held from tomorrow to Oct 18, Singapore's first art and technology festival explores the concept of Smart Nation and includes a conference, live events, city-wide art and design installations, and an innovation lab. The public can also take part in tech art contests and win attractive prizes.

INFO: www.festivaloftech.sg

Noise Singapore Festival Exhibition

This annual exhibition shows the best art, design, photography and music from Noise Singapore's annual open categories submissions. Creative artworks, simple crafts and merchandise by Singapore artists will be exhibited and there will be music performances over the weekends.

WHERE: B4 Ion Station (Event Hall), Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: www.noisesingapore.com or www.ionorchard.com

October Music Festivals At The Arts House: Singapore International Festival Of Music And 5th Lieder Festival

The Arts House is home to two music festivals this month. The inaugural Singapore International Festival of Music, which ends tomorrow, showcases more than 40 young Singapore musicians in six chamber music concerts. The 5th Lieder Festival from Oct 16 to 18 will present three recitals, dedicated to the works of local composers, performed by The Sing Song Club. The line-up includes works by Singapore's pioneering composers such as the late Leong Yoon Pin, Cultural Medallion recipient Kelly Tang, Young Artist Award recipient Zechariah Goh, as well as a new generation of young and upcoming composers.

INFO: www.theartshouse.sg

Public Service Festival

This festival will feature an exhibition, workshops and interactive activities on the transformation of the Singapore public service over the past 50 years.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention Hall 403, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Thu - Oct 17, 10am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: For inquiries, e-mail publicservicemonth_ 2015@psd.gov.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 09, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI09'. Subscribe