Happenings - Gigs


Singapore Armed Forces Ceremonial Band Presents: Bandstand 4

The musical arm of the Singapore Armed Forces will perform tunes in genres ranging from classics to pop to jazz.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 5.30 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg


My Thread, My World

This travelling communal sewing project is funded by supporters. Donations will go to the Cat Welfare Society.

WHERE: BooksActually, 9 Yong Siak Street MRT: Tiong Bahru WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 -4pm ADMISSION: Free (donations are welcome) INFO: www.facebook.com/booksactually

The Beach Backyard

Support the conservation of the endangered snow leopard at a fund-raiser, which includes an afternoon of barbecue, live music and games. Part of the sales proceeds of Snow Leopard Vodka cocktails will go towards the International Snow Leopard Trust.

WHERE: Sand Bar, Sentosa Island, 52 Siloso Beach Walk MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sun, noon -8pm ADMISSION: Free, island entry fees apply INFO: www.facebook.com/SandbarSingapore

Meows In Museums

The exhibition will showcase 20 limited-edition, mixed-media creations specially commissioned from artist Svetlana Petrova, featuring her cat. Ten per cent of the sales proceeds of each artwork will go to the Cat Welfare Society.

WHERE: East Garden Foyer Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Oct 30, open 24 hours ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6400-7458 INFO: www.facebook.com/artporters

It’s A Father’s Day

This forum theatre performance tells the stories of four fathers stuck in a traffic jam. Half of the proceeds will go to funding Dignity Kitchen, a hawker training school for the disabled and disadvantaged.

WHERE: Dignity Kitchen, Block 267 Serangoon Avenue 3, 02-02 MRT: Serangoon WHEN: Nov 4 - 6, 8pm; Nov 5 & 6,3pm ADMISSION: $50 INFO: Tickets from www.budstheatre.com

Run For Light 2017

This event – which includes a 1km blindfolded walk, a 5km fun run and a 10km competitive run – is in support of the Guide Dogs Association of the Blind. The first 500 participants who sign up will get a limited-edition designer T-shirt.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay (Bay East), 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Jan 14, 5 - 10pm ADMISSION: 10km competitive run: $45 (individual), $125 (group of three); 5kmfun run: $38 (individual), $105 (group of three); 1km blindfolded walk: $68 a pair (limited to 100 pairs) INFO: Register at www.runforlight.com by Dec 31


Great Eastern Women’s Run This run is dedicated to helping women of all ages live healthier and better.

WHERE: The Float@Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue MRT: City Hall WHEN: Nov 13,5am ADMISSION: 100m princess dash: $22 (children aged three - nine); 5km fun run: $45 (individual), $81 (group of two); 10km open/closed category: $62 (individual), $119 (group of two); 21.1km half-marathon open/closed category: $76 (individual), $143 (group of two); 10km corporate category: $238 (team of four); 21.1km corporate category: $286 (team of four) INFO: Register at www.greateasternlife.com/greateasternwomensrun by Oct 30

Illumi Run

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

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


China’s One Belt, One Road (Obor)

Through Indian EyesThis seminar presents an overview of Obor and explores the reasons for India’s reluctance to support the proposal. The speaker is Dr Pradeep Taneja, a senior visiting research fellow with the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore.

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

Michelangelo Merisi Da Caravaggio – Brogue Master Of Light & Dark

Dr Maren Kraemer-Dreyer, a docent, will explore the drama in Caravaggio’s works, which are intertwined with his equally dramatic personal life.

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

Bach’s Clavierubung Series: Why Bach Matters

According to the dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, George Stauffer, Bach’s music continues to have universal appeal today because of its ability to tap fundamental humanemotions.

WHERE: Multi-Purpose Hall, C4-02, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Tue, 4 -6pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at bach1610.eventbrite.sg

Art Biennales: History, Concepts And Curatorial Strategies At International Art Blockbuster Exhibitions

This lecture will cover some of the crucial problems, reasons-of-being and modus operandi of curatorial-based periodic international art blockbuster exhibitions.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tue, 7pm ADMISSION: $60 (standard), $30 (student) INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com

The Structure And Development Of The Malay Gambus (Lute)

Dr Larry Hilarian Francis will explore the development of two types of folk-lute that were found in the 19th-century Malay world – gambus hadhramaut and gambus melayu. Part of Malay CultureFest.

WHERE: Malay Heritage Centre Auditorium, 85 Sultan Gate MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tue, 7.30 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at malayheritagecentre.peatix.com. Go to malayheritage.org.sg

Photo Essay OfAFailed Reform: Beida, Tiananmen Square And The Defeat Of Deng Xiaoping, 1975-76

Dr David Zweig, a senior research fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, will speak on what he observed and photographed in China over two years.

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

Eye Issues Among Seniors

Learn aboutcommon eye conditions affecting seniors, such as cataract and glaucoma, and how to reduce the risk of vision loss.

WHERE: AICare Link@Maxwell, 04-01 MNDBuilding Annexe B, 7 Maxwell Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Thu, 12.30 - 1.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, call 6632-6297or e-mail aicarelink.maxwell@aic.sg. Go to www.silverpages.sg

A Lighter Side Of History: The Timeless Appeal Of The Indian Sari

Learn about the Indian sari – from weaves and myths to draping styles and symbolic motifs.

WHERE: The Salon, Level 1 National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall WHEN: Oct 29, 2.30 -4pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at eventbrite.sg. Go to nationalmuseum.sg


Pop-Up Noise: Shortcut Dreams – The Moving Finger

This workshop looks at how the humanbody offers alternative readings of written texts through combining a variety of movements. Part of Got To Move.

WHERE: Dance Nucleus, 02-53, BlockMGoodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 1pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at bit.ly/SCD16MF

E-mail Marketing Workshop

Learn to engage potential customers via e-mail. WHERE: ChartNexus, Silver Room, 34-08 International Plaza, 10 Anson Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Nov 3, 9.30am -5pm ADMISSION: $288.25 a participant TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg


Green Is The New Black: A Conscious Festival

This festival aims to promote awareness of how people can improve the way they live, work and consume in their daily lives.

WHERE: Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore, 1A Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am-9pmADMISSION: Free, charges apply for talks & workshops INFO: Register at www.greenisthenewblack.asia

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 21, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe