Happenings - Gigs


Date Night Fridays With Dawn Ho & Gabriel Hernandez

This musical duo are launching their new album, Hush Now. Accompanied by Darryl Ervin on drums and Casey Subramaniam on bass, they will present love songs in jazz.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30 & 8.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

ColdCut Quartet

Incorporating elements of jazz, classical, rock and metal, ColdCut Quartet present a unique brand of fusion that is progressive yet musical. WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.15, 8.30 & 9.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Big Band Sundays: Singapore Polytechnic Jazz Band

A performance of jazz numbers from different eras and genres, from swing to funk, fusion to R&B.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 7.15 & 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Tim Stocker & Andrew Lim

Australia baritone saxophonist Tim Stocker will present jazz standards, improvisations and his originals. Joining him is Singaporean jazz guitarist Andrew Lim.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Mon, 7.15 & 8.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Tegan And Sara Live In Singapore

The Canadian twin sisters perform here as part of their promotional tour for their latest album, Love You To Death.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Performing Arts Centre MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: July 29, 8pm ADMISSION: $72 - $232 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Project Tomorrow Exhibition

This exhibition showcases the stories of patients with blood diseases who were given a second chance at life, as well as the people who stepped up to give them that gift of life. Part of the Bone Marrow Donor Programme's recruitment campaign.

WHERE: Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square MRT: Woodlands WHEN: Mon - July 24, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6340-1040 INFO: www.bmdp.org

SMU Charity Golf 2016

Proceeds from the Singapore Management University's inaugural golf fund-raiser go towards supporting students with financial difficulties.

WHERE: New Course, Singapore Island Country Club, 180 Island Club Road, Island Location MRT: Marymount/ Bishan WHEN: July 28, noon - 9pm ADMISSION: Free (fee applies when signing up to play) TEL: 6828-0217 INFO: For inquiries, e-mail giving@smu.edu.sg

Community Chest Heartstrings Walk

This family event offers opportunities for people with and without disabilities to interact with one another. There is a 4km Fun Walk and a competitive Race To The Sky vertical marathon up 57 storeys. Donations go to 80 charities supported by Community Chest.

WHERE: Event Plaza, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Level 1 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: July 31, 7 - 11.30am ADMISSION: $10 donation (4km Fun Walk, individual); $2,000 donation (Race To The Sky vertical marathon, team of four) INFO: Register at www.comchest.sg/heartstrings


The Snag @ Bishan

Complete an obstacle course to receive a finisher goodie bag and medal. Fringe activities include game booths and live music performances.

WHERE: Open field opposite Bishan MRT station Exit D MRT: Bishan WHEN: Sun, 7.30am - noon (registration starts at 7am) ADMISSION: $5 (a person), $15 (group of four) INFO: Call 6259-4720 for tickets. Go to www.facebook.com/BishanCommunityClub


Low-carbon Development Strategy In China

This talk by Professor Zhu Xufeng, visiting senior research fellow at the East Asian Institute at National University of Singapore, assesses the implementation of a low-carbon development strategy in China.

WHERE: East Asian Institute Conference Room, 469A Bukit Timah Road, NUS Bukit Timah Campus, Tower Block, 06-01 MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Today, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/ 6779-1037 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

Public Forum: Parenthood - An Amazing Journey

Learn about child safety and injury prevention as well as common childhood illnesses. There is also a discussion on managing parenting anxieties.

WHERE: KKH Auditorium (Training Centre), 100 Bukit Timah Road, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Women's Tower, Level 1 MRT: Little India WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 4.15pm (registration starts at 10.30am) ADMISSION: Non-KK Juniors Club members: $12 a person, $18 a couple; KK Juniors Club members: $10 a person, $15 a couple INFO: To register, call 6394-5038 (today, 8.30am to 5.30pm). Go to www.kkh.com.sg/ParentingForum

Galboss Asia Symposium 2016

Women from different industries speak on topics such as harnessing digital power to drive businesses, how to manage a diversified business portfolio and the global trend of "mumpreneurs".

WHERE: The Gallery, 10 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt Singapore MRT: Orchard WHEN: Thu, 8.30am - 5.30pm (networking cocktail reception from 5.30pm) ADMISSION: $480, $384 (each package of three or more people) INFO: Tickets from www.galbossasia.com

The Magic Behind The Music - A Songwriters Series

This series, specially put together for aspiring songwriters, provides a rare opportunity to learn about these unsung heroes as they share their knowledge, skills and insights.

WHERE: Yellow Box Studios, 1 Ubi View, Focus One, 01-19 MRT: Paya Lebar/ MacPherson WHEN: July 23, 9am - 5pm (Session 1: Role Of A Music Producer And Arranger With Sessionists) ADMISSION: $80 (student), $120 (standard) WHERE: *Scape Hubquarters, 2 Orchard Link, Level 4 MRT: Somerset WHEN: July 30, 9 - 11am (Session 2: Understanding The Music Industry); 11.30am - 1.30pm (Session 3: Publishing And Copyrights) ADMISSION: $15 (student); $25 (standard) INFO: Register at www.apactix.com. Ticket prices exclude booking fees. Go to www.songwriters.sg

Adobe Symposium 2016

Explore the latest tools and trends and learn to combine creativity, content and data.

WHERE: Marina Bay Sands, Expo & Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: July 28, 8am - 6.30pm (symposium), 6.30 - 8.30pm (symposium after-party) ADMISSION: $499 INFO: Register at symposium.adobe.com/sea

Singapore Parenting Congress 2016: Are You A Superhero To Your Child?

Held over two days, the event features dialogue sessions on the parenting of children aged four to 12 and dissecting the modern-day challenges families face.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Level 3 MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: July 30 & 31, 9.30am - 1pm or 2.30 - 6pm ADMISSION: $18 (a person), $24 (a couple) a session INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.singaporeparentingcongress.com


Orchestra Day 2016

Participants will receive coaching from instrumental soloists and ensemble players in the region and collaborate with amateur and semi-professional musicians. No formal music qualification is necessary, but participants should have some performing experience in an ensemble or orchestra. All participants (except for percussionists) should also bring along their own instruments.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, 151 Bencoolen Street, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Campus 3 MRT: Bugis WHEN: Sun, 1 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6512-4179 INFO: Register at www.bit.ly/orchestraday2016

Writing From The Heart Playwriting Workshops

TheatreWorks is organising a six-day playwriting workshop conducted by playwright and writer Tony Perez.

WHERE: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Mon - July 23, various times ADMISSION: $200 INFO: Open to participants aged 17 & above. To register, e-mail Ezzat at ezzat@theatreworks.org.sg or call 6737-7213

Songwriting Part 1: Songs Are Great Works Of Art, Melody Composition And Chord Progression

The first of a two-part workshop. Participants will learn to identify chords and put into practice what they have learnt by writing a song.

WHERE: Singapore Training & Development Association, 16 Arumugam Road, LTC Building D, 06-01 MRT: Paya Lebar/MacPherson WHEN: July 23, 9.30am - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $73 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: www.alap.bookcouncil.sg


Singapore Cantonese Opera Festival 2016

Chinese Theatre Circle Limited, in collaboration with Kreta Ayer Community Club Chinese Opera Group and China Guangzhou Hong Dow Cantonese Opera Troupe, will present a programme comprising three full-length operas and one session of Cantonese Opera Extravaganza. All performances will have Chinese and English surtitles.

WHERE: Drama Centre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, 05-01 MRT: Bugis WHEN: Thu - July 24, various times ADMISSION: $10 - $50; prices exclude administrative charges TEL: 6100-2684 INFO: Tickets from www.botempus.com/ctc

Singapore International Finger-Style Guitar Festival 2016

Held in Singapore for the first time, the festival features some of the best finger-style guitarists such as Masa Sumide and Andy McKee.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, NUS Centre for the Arts MRT: Clementi WHEN: July 23, 8pm ADMISSION: $41 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 15, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe