Happenings - Gigs


Symphony In The Park: Screen Gems

The NUS Symphony Orchestra pays homage to movie soundtracks by composers such as John Williams and Hans Zimmer.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/nussymphonyorchestra


Contemporary trio Swarythms will perform on the tabla, bansuri and violin.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Tue & Wed, 6.45 & 7.45pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.esplanade.com

Jazzy Business

Singapore jazz icon and Cultural Medallion recipient Jeremy Monteiro celebrates 40 years of music-making with his fellow musicians and friends, including Rahimah Rahim and Frances Yip.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Sept 30, 5pm ADMISSION: $44 - $124 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Shreya Ghoshal Live In Concert

The Bollywood playback singer performs her latest hit songs as well as classics such as Saans and Teri Meri.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, 04-01 MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Oct 8, 7pm ADMISSION: $54 - $254 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Retro Riot

This Cat Welfare Society fundraiser features an afternoon of dance, magic, games and market stalls.

WHERE: Multipurpose Hall, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Oct 1, 3 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $18 (standard), $22 (at the door) INFO: Tickets from www.aliwalartscentre.sg


4 Hours Non-stop Dance Fitness Volume 1

The founder of African Dance Revolution Knzo demonstrates his fitness programme using African Beats. Other programmes include Zumba Fitness and KpopX fitness.

WHERE: YMCA Auditorium, 1 Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 6pm ADMISSION: $20 TEL: 8161-4082 INFO: Tickets from eventbrite.sg

Petanque Tournament Sofitel Singapore X ANAK-Tnk

Compete with family and friends. Children must be aged 10 and older.

WHERE: Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa Island MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Oct 1, 2 - 6pm ADMISSION: $50 (adult), $20 (child), $120 (up to four players) INFO: E-mail singapore@ anak-tnk.org. Register at petanqueanak.peatix.com

Illumi Run 2016

This party run showcases an inflatable feature and music in each of five ultraviolet zones along the way.

WHERE: Palawan Green, Sentosa Island MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Dec 17, 7 - 11.30pm ADMISSION: Early-bird rate till Oct 10: $62 (individual), $240 (package of four); standard rate from Oct 11 - Nov 10: $72 (individual), $280 (package of four); VIP rate till Nov 10: $88 (individual) INFO: Participants will receive a goodie bag; VIP participants will get an additional party kit. Register at illumirun.com by Nov 10


China-Japan-US Trilateral Relations And The East Asian International Order

How should one understand the interactions of China, the United States and Japan and their impact on East Asia? The speaker is Dr Zhang Yun.

WHERE: EAI Conference Room, 06-01 Tower Block, National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Today, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715 INFO: E-mail james_tan@nus.edu.sg. Go to www.eai.nus.edu.sg

Liver Cancer Awareness Health Talk

Learn about risk factors, symptoms, early detection and treatment options for liver cancer.

WHERE: Activity Room, Geylang East Public Library, 50 Geylang East Avenue 1 MRT: Aljunied WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 3pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Applied Theatre 101

Aspiring applied theatre practitioners share how they have incorporated theatre into the community setting. The event will be facilitated by Aisha Shaik, co-founder and managing director of Shoes Theatre. Part of Noise Singapore.

WHERE: Noise(co) Lab, 01-23 Capitol Piazza, 11 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sun, 3 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at appliedtheatre101.peatix.com

Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy In Pakistan

The redrawing of borders in 1947 left a rich part of Sikh heritage in what became Pakistan. Writer Amardeep Singh will talk about his quest to discover the remnants of that legacy. 

WHERE: Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Mon, 11am - noon ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail mml@fom.sg. Go to www.fom.sg

Previewing The 2017 Jakarta Election: Candidates, Coalitions And Prospects For The Campaign

This seminar will provide a preview of the 2017 Jakarta election. The speaker is Dr Charlotte Setijadi, Visiting Fellow at the Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute.

WHERE: Iseas Seminar Room 2, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Kent Ridge/Haw Par Villa WHEN: Tue, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6778-0955 INFO: www.iseas.edu.sg

Word-Of-Mouth Marketing For Businesses

The founder of Kobe Global Technologies, Ms Evangeline Leong, provides insights into how word-of- mouth marketing can be used as a tool to engage customers online.

WHERE: Programme Area in The LLiBrary, 03-02 Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Thu, 12.30 - 1.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


Tote Bag Silkscreen Printing

Learn how to create your own design on a silkscreen stencil and apply it to a tote bag. Part of Noise Singapore.

WHERE: Noise(co) Lab, 01-23 Capitol Piazza, 11 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $68 INFO: Register at silkscreen-noise.peatix.com

Shakespeare Lives In Translation - A Great Feast Of Languages

Translate extracts of Shakespare's plays, Romeo And Juliet and Hamlet, into Chinese and Malay. Participants should have some translation background. Part of Translate- Singapore 2016.

WHERE: Rooftop Studios, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Thu - Oct 2, 10am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $160 (standard), $120 (concession) INFO: Register at www.britishcouncil.sg

Digital Edge: Professional Use Of New Creative, Collaborative & Social Internet Technologies

Learn how a range of social-media platforms, as well as tools such as multimedia blogs, can be used professionally. For business professionals and senior managers.

WHERE: Singapore Training & Development Association, 06-01 LTC Building D, 16 Arumugam Road MRT: MacPherson WHEN: Oct 7 & 8, 9.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $329.25 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Mindfulness Workshop: Lost In The Urban Swirl?

Learn how to meditate to filter out distractions, master decision-making processes and live a life of intention.

WHERE: Club Lounge, Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore, 1A Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Oct 8, 2 - 3.30pm ADMISSION: $12 INFO: Register at mindfulnessworkshop.peatix.com


Silver Arts Festival 2016

Featuring performances and workshops, this festival allows seniors to showcase their creative talents, pick up a new skill and enhance their well-being. There are free and ticketed events. WHEN: Till Sun INFO: artsforall.sg

Speech Bubble

This event for comic fans features seminars, collectors' displays, book displays and an exhibition of original works.

WHERE: National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah/ Bugis WHEN: Till Sept 30, various times ADMISSION: Free INFO: speechbubble.sg

Spectrum Music Festival 2016

The focus of this festival is on electronic music. Experienced and budding Singapore artists come together to share original works.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, NUS Centre for the Arts, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Clementi WHEN: Oct 8, 3.30 - 6.45pm & 7.30 - 10.30pm ADMISSION: $18 (single session), $28 (both sessions) INFO: Tickets from bit.ly/NUSCFA-Ticketing. Go to www.cfa.nus.edu.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe