Happenings - Gigs


Flumpool Tour 2016: What About Eggs?

The Japanese rock band hold a concert in conjunction with the release of their latest album, EGG.

WHERE: Millian, 3 Sentosa Gateway, St James Power Station, 01-05 MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $198 (premium VIP), $68 (general admission) INFO: flumpool2016.peatix.com


The American grindcore band, dubbed one of extreme music's most distinctive modern acts, return with a new album, II, its first in more than six years.

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: July 31, 4.30pm ADMISSION: $36 (standard), $40 (at the door) INFO: magrudergrind.peatix.com

The Gathering With Birdy

Since her cover of American indie folk band Bon Iver's Skinny Love became a hit, British singer-songwriter Birdy has released two albums and toured the world. This will be her first live performance in Singapore.

WHERE: Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Hall 606 MRT: Esplanade/Promenade WHEN: Aug 2, 8pm ADMISSION: $98 (standard), $120 (at the door) TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com. Go to www.facebook.com/thegatheringasia

Kenny Rogers

Country Music Hall of Fame star Kenny Rogers will celebrate his storied career of nearly six decades during his final world tour.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Performing Arts Centre MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Aug 6, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 - $232 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Panic! At The Disco

The American pop-rock band led by Brendon Urie return with a new album, Death Of A Bachelor, their first release in nearly two years.

WHERE: Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Halls 601 - 604 MRT: Esplanade/ Promenade WHEN: Aug 16, 8pm ADMISSION: $102 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Move To Beat Parkinson 2016

This annual event for Parkinson Society Singapore members, caregivers and the public aims to create awareness about the disease.

WHERE: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Activity Lawn 1 MRT: Bishan WHEN: Tomorrow, 8am - noon ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.parkinson.org.sg

Redha (PG)

A family struggle with the discovery that their only child has autism. Part of the ticket proceeds from this charity film screening will go to Autism Association Singapore. In Malay with Chinese and English subtitles.

WHERE: The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Tower, 05-00 MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Tue, 11am; July 29, 2.30 & 6pm; July 30, noon, 2.30, 6 & 8pm; July 31, noon, 2.30 & 8pm ADMISSION: $20, subject to administrative fees INFO: For families looking to attend with a child/guest with autism, e-mail admin@smfs.sg for details. Tickets from redhasg.eventbrite.com

Charity Art Exhibition In Aid Of Homecare Assist

Dr Andrew Peh, a psychiatrist by profession, will be selling his artwork to raise funds for this charity, which helps patients with interim care after they have been discharged from hospital. All donations will be matched dollar for dollar by the artist.

WHERE: Changi General Hospital Atrium, 2 Simei Street 3 MRT: Simei WHEN: Wed - Fri, 9am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.cgh.com.sg


The Color Run 2016

Join this 5km fun run where participants are doused from head to toe in different colours throughout the route. The fun continues after the race with a dance party.

WHERE: Sentosa Beach Station, Palawan Green, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Aug 20 & 21, 2 - 10pm ADMISSION: $65 (regular), $98 (deluxe) INFO: Registration ends when all places are filled. Register at stage.thecolorrun.sg

Electric Run Recharged

Electric Run is touted as the world's brightest 5km night run, combining lights, music and exercise in one experience. Participants will also be treated to an after-run party with live DJs and a light show.

WHERE: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Marina South Pier/Bayfront WHEN: Sept 3, from 6pm ADMISSION: $85 (standard individual), $115 (deluxe individual) INFO: Register at www.electricrun.sg

Orange Ribbon Run 2016

This event is organised by OnePeople.sg to promote the values of respect, understanding and trust.

WHERE: Bayfront Event Space, 1 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sept 10, 4.30pm ADMISSION: 10km, $38 (PAssion cardholder/past participant), $43 (public); 5km, $33 (PAssion cardholder/past participant), $38 (public); 10km Buddy or Corporate, $35; 5km Buddy or Corporate, $30; Fun Walk for 3.5km, $8, $5 (groups of 20 & above) TEL: 6280-8069 INFO:Register at www.raceagainstracism.sg by Aug 12


History, His Story, Whose Story?

Film-maker Tan Pin Pin's To Singapore, With Love was banned in Singapore and the National Arts Council withdrew a publishing grant that was awarded to author Sonny Liew's The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye. Both works dealt with Singapore's history in the 1950s and 1960s. Join this panel of historians, writers and film-makers as they unpack the official and alternative versions of The Singapore Story. Part of Singapore Theatre Festival 2016.

WHERE: Lowercase Cafe, 1 McNally Street, Block D, 01-01 MRT: Rochor WHEN: Sun, 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: singaporetheatrefestival.com

Arts Organisations: Between Stability And Innovation

Ms Audrey Wong, a former Arts Nominated Member of Parliament, discusses the role of the arts manager in balancing sustainability and innovation, as well as artistic and operational demands.

WHERE: Open Stage in library@ esplanade, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, 8 Raffles Avenue, 03-01 MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

HDB Heartland Talk: Enriching Your Golden Years

Find out about monetisation options for your Housing Board flat, the Enhancement for Active Seniors programme, Central Provident Fund plans for your retirement needs and appointment of Lasting Power of Attorney to protect your interests.

WHERE: HDB Hub Auditorium, HDB Hub, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Basement 1 MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: July 30, 2 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.hdb.gov.sg/heartlandbeat by Thu


Workshop On Wellness And Stress Management

Discover the benefits of mindfulness practice and aromatherapy at this workshop.

WHERE: Bukit Merah Public Library, 3779 Jalan Bukit Merah, Lecture Hall MRT: Redhill WHEN: Today, 2 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Sip & Sketch With Uncanned Art

With an art-inspired champagne cocktail in hand, explore the techniques used by Picasso under the tutelage of artists from home-grown collective Uncanned Art. WHERE: Hotel Vagabond, 39 Syed Alwi Road MRT: Lavender WHEN: July 29, 7 - 10pm ADMISSION: $48 (includes a sketchbook, a black ink pen brush, an artist-inspired cocktail, free-flow dry drawing materials, drawing activities) INFO: Register at peatix.com/event/183117

Photographing People

Learn to create engaging and compelling portraits with photographer Wesley Loh. For intermediate shooters keen to hone their shooting skills.

WHERE: Objectifs, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Aug 4, 7.30 - 10pm (session 1), Aug 6, 1 - 7pm (session 2), Aug 11, 7.30 - 10pm (session 3) ADMISSION: $280 (for three sessions) TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: Register at www.objectifs.com.sg

Linocut Workshop By Jennifer Lim

This workshop will introduce participants to the basic techniques of linocut printmaking. Art materials are provided.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore Rooftop Studios 1 & 2, 1 St Andrew's Road, Level 5, City Hall Wing MRT: City Hall WHEN: Aug 7, 2 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $38 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Register at www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.nationalgallery.sg


Singapore Science Festival: Visual SG: Beauty In Patterns

This festival marries art and science through visually rich pieces and experiences. Exhibitions feature the virtual unwrapping of an Egyptian mummy and painting of a Van Gogh on water, as well as virtual kisses that can be felt by the recipient.

WHERE: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, E3 Exhibition, Hall C MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Till July 31, 10am - 6pm daily ADMISSION: Fees to Science Centre Singapore apply INFO: sciencefest.sg

M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival

This festival is a platform for youth aged 13 to 25 to stage productions at professional theatre venues under the mentorship of theatre professionals.

WHERE: All activities will be held at various venues at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow - July 30 INFO: www.peerpleasure.org

Singapore Garden Festival 2016

Highlights of the festival include landscape and fantasy gardens, talks, demonstrations and performances. There is also a one-stop marketplace for all things gardening.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront/ Marina Bay WHEN: Tomorrow - July 31, 10am - 10pm (opening hours for the conservatories are 9am - 9pm) ADMISSION: Singapore Garden Festival + Flower Dome conservatory: Singapore resident (weekday), $12 (adult), $6 (child & senior citizen); Singapore resident (weekend), $16 (adult), $9 (child & senior citizen); non-Singapore resident, $23 (adult & senior citizen), $17 (child); Flower Dome & Cloud Forest conservatories + Singapore Garden Festival: Singapore resident, $20 (adult), $15 (senior citizen), $12 (child); non-Singapore resident, $33 (adult & senior citizen), $20 (child) INFO: www.singaporegardenfestival.com

Da:ns Festival

This annual festival celebrates the spirit of dance and the joy of movement, from the classical to the cutting edge. There are also classes for adults and children.

WHERE: All activities will be held at various venues at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Till Oct 2 INFO: www.esplanade.com/ festivals-and-series/dans-festival/2016

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe