Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

The Great White Lark @ The Company Of Cats

The Singapore alternative rock band perform at Chinatown's first cat cafe.

WHERE: The Company of Cats, 6B Mosque Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Today, 8 - 10pm ADMISSION: $16 (includes two-hour cat room stay) INFO: Tickets from thegreatwhitelarkatthecompanyofcats.peatix.com

Evenings At The Bandstand

Various artists and groups such as Alemay Fernandez and The A Cappella Society perform over four days.

WHERE: Bandstand, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 6 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tue - Dec 2, 7 - 8.45pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sbg.org.sg

Anti-Flag Live In Singapore

The American punk band started by Justin Sane and Pat Thetic come to Singapore for the first time. They are supported by local acts such as Generation 69 and Rejected Scums.

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Lavender/Nicoll Highway WHEN: Dec 13, 6.30pm (doors open at 6pm) ADMISSION: $50 (standard), $60 (at the door) INFO: Tickets from antiflag.peatix.com

CHARITY

Edmund Wee's Personal Library Sale

Publisher Edmund Wee hosts a public sale of his book collection to raise funds to support Singapore literature.

WHERE: Epigram Books main office, 1008 Toa Payoh North, 03-08 MRT: Braddell WHEN: Today, 10am - 8pm; tomorrow, 11am - 7pm; Sun, 11am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6292-4456 INFO: www.facebook.com/epigrambooks or www.facebook.com/LocalBookssg

The Art Of Gifting

This Christmas, Paragon is partnering the Artist Development Programme by Pathlight School for an exhibition featuring works by eight student artists. Purchase the original piece or a print and receive an early Christmas gift from supporting brand stores.

WHERE: Atrium 2, Level 1 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard/ Somerset WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-5535 INFO: paragonsg.myshopify.com or www.paragon.com.sg

BeCause: A Musical Fund Raiser For HealthServe

Singapore's folk, blues, soul and funk musicians perform original music and classics by the likes of Marvin Gaye and James Brown. This event is in support of HealthServe, a non-profit serving migrant workers.

WHERE: Sing Jazz Club, 101 Jalan Sultan MRT: Bugis/Lavender WHEN: Dec 2, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $50 INFO: Tickets from becausehealthserve.peatix.com. Go to www.healthserve.org.sg

SPORTS

Republic Polytechnic's Sports Xposition

Visitors can purchase sporting goods at discounted rates, put their physical strength to the test and receive free health consultations.

WHERE: Republic Polytechnic, 9 Woodlands Avenue 9 MRT: Woodlands WHEN: Today - Sun, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.republicsportsxposition.com

Run For Light

This event, comprising a 1km blindfolded walk, 5km fun run and 10km competitive run, is in support of the Guide Dogs Association of the Blind.

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

TALKS

Place-based Policies, Creation And Displacement: Evidence From China's Economic Zone Programme

This seminar examines the effectiveness of place-based policies in the context of special economic zones in China. The speaker is Associate Professor Lu Yi from the department of economics, National University of Singapore.

WHERE: East Asian Institute 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/ 6779-1037 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

Being Human

This debut round of a series of talks aims to make knowledge more accessible and inclusive. It is conducted by philosophers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Yale-NUS College and Nanyang Technological University.

WHERE: The Substation Theatre, 45 Armenian Street MRT: Bras Basah/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 6.30 - 8pm & 8.30 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/thehumaned

Memories In Stone: Megalithic Culture In South-east Asia

Dr Mai Lin Tjoa-Bonatz, a research fellow at the Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute, talks about megalithism in South-east Asia, including Gunung Padang in Java, which is believed to be one of the oldest megalithic sites in the world.

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

CLASSES

All Wrapped Up!

Pick up the art of Japanese gift wrapping at this workshop.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Liang Court, 03-50 Liang Court, 177 River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-1300 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

Threaded Tales: Christmas Jingle

Create Christmas motifs from popular holiday tales and tunes. For participants aged 15 and older with some sewing experience.

WHERE: Singapore public libraries MRT: Ang Mo Kio/Choa Chu Kang/ Yishun/Bugis WHEN: Christmas ornaments: Thu, 3 - 5pm (Cheng San Public Library) & Dec 3, 2 - 4pm (Choa Chu Kang Public Library); Christmas bag: Dec 15, 3 - 5pm (Yishun Public Library) & Dec 17, 2 - 4pm (Central Public Library) ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Free Clay Sculpture Workshop With Artist Monica Chua

Use paper clay to create something at this workshop organised by The Kool Artists: Qi@Art, a parallel project of the Singapore Biennale this year.

WHERE: Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, 91 Lorong J, Telok Kurau Road MRT: Eunos WHEN: Dec 3, 2 - 3pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at sculpturewkshop3dec.peatix.com

Photography Workshop: Travel Photography

At this workshop by David H. Wells, learn how to deal with different lighting situations, what equipment to consider and improve shots through guided shoots. Participants need a digital single-lens reflex camera.

WHERE: Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Dec 7 - 9, 9 - 11.30am ADMISSION: $250 (for three sessions) INFO: Register at www.objectifs.com.sg/travelphotography

FESTIVALS

398.2 Storytelling Festival

This festival features a programme of interactive stories by storytellers using a variety of techniques, from puppets to pictures to props.

WHERE: Woodlands Regional Library, 900 South Woodlands Drive MRT: Woodlands WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 8pm WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Dec 3, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9176-1499 INFO: www.facebook.com/398.2storytellingfestival

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 25, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe