Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Closing Concert For Singapore Botanic Gardens' Heritage Festival

The Sembawang Wind Orchestra and National Junior College Symphonic Band (Junior High) perform familiar local tunes such as Chan Mali Chan, Dayung Sampan and Home. The evening ends with The Apex Project, a home-grown a cappella group that performs a pop/jazz repertoire with a theatrical twist.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 5.30 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sbg.org.sg or www.nparks.gov.sg

Morbid Metal Festival III

American death metal band Angelcorpse headline this festival, which includes performances by Asia, Anatomia, Shambles and Sarakkas, as well as local extreme metal bands, Balberith, Ilemauzar and Blasphemation.

WHERE: Hood Bar And Cafe, 05-07 Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: July 23, 4pm ADMISSION: $60 (standard), $80 (at the door) INFO: mmf3.peatix.com

Wonderland X

This production about a post- apocalyptic future features music by award-winning composer Tze Toh.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Aug 26, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $35 (standard), $20 (student), $30 (NUS alumni/staff & group discount of four) INFO: wonderlandx.peatix.com

Belinda Carlisle The Heaven 30th Anniversary Tour - Singapore

The concert celebrates the 30th anniversary of the American singer's hit album, Heaven On Earth.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Nov 11, 8pm ADMISSION: $102- $252 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Kreator X Vader

This double bill features German thrash metal band Kreator and Polish death metal band Vader. Singapore band Tormentress will also perform.

WHERE: *Scape The Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Aug 31, 6 - 10.30pm ADMISSION: $88 (standard), $100 (at the door) INFO: KreatorVader.peatix.com

Lucy Rose Cinema Tour - Singapore

The English singer-songwriter and musician promotes her latest record Something's Changing, which will be released on July 14. The show includes a special screening of her documentary about her debut tour in Latin America last year.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Sept 18 & 19, 8pm ADMISSION: $50 INFO: lucyrosesg.peatix.com


CLASSES

Poetry Writing Workshop: Identities And Communities By Shivram Gopinath

This workshop will introduce hip-hop, prose monologue, comedy and traditional poetry reading and explore the significance of the spoken word in popular culture.

WHERE: Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity, 89A Desker Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: July 22, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $38 INFO: Register at ptix.co/2sSucTT

CHARITY

APSN - The Social Fairground

This event promotes the acceptance of people with special needs. There will be an art market, artisanal food and beverage vendors and musical performances. Proceeds will go towards APSN Centre for Adults' operational costs, training and programmes.

WHERE: 25F Paterson Road (across the road from ISS International School) MRT: Orchard WHEN: July 15, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: $12, tickets from apsnsocialfairground.peatix.com

SOSD Charity Dinner 2017: Farewell To Our Home

Save Our Street Dogs holds its annual charity dinner, which includes an adoption drive.

WHERE: The Ballroom, Conrad Hotel, 2 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Aug 19, 7 - 10pm ADMISSION: $200 (a seat), $1,800 (table for 10) INFO: Tickets from sosdcharitydinner2017.azurewebsites.net. Go to www.facebook.com/SOSDSingapore

Metta Charity Run

This annual community event organised by Metta Welfare Association raises funds for disability care, medical care, special education and early intervention programmes.

WHERE: OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Aug 26, 7.30am ADMISSION: $40 (5km individual), $76 (5km for two), $50 (10km individual), $96 (10km for two), $60 (1.5km parent & child fun run), $230 (1.5km fun run for group of four) TEL: 6580-4688 INFO: Register at www.metta.org.sg/mettarun

FESTIVALS

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow (R18)

This festival features a cast of Australian and international performers, from the Pajama Men to Nath Valvo and Susie Youssef.

WHERE: KC Arts Centre - Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre, Robertson Quay, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Thu - July 15, 8pm ADMISSION: $63 - $73 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival

There will be two youth-driven shows as well as a series of engagement programmes related to drama, theatre-making and the theme of the festival - what it means to be "the other".

WHERE: Various venues at Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: July 22 - Aug 5, various times ADMISSION: There are free & ticketed programmes INFO: www.peerpleasure.org

Beerfest Asia

Expect more than 500 kinds of beer, cider and food items on offer, as well as performances, workshops and beer yoga - practising yoga while drinking beer WHERE: Marina Bay Cruise Centre, 61 Marina Coastal Drive MRT: Marina South Pier WHEN: Aug 17, 6pm - 1am; Aug 18, 6pm - 2am; Aug 19, 3pm - 2am; Aug 20, 2 - 10pm ADMISSION: From $28 INFO: www.beerfestasia.com


SPORTS

Singapore MX Beach Race 2017

Motocross riders will compete in various categories. There will also be music, food and other activities.

WHERE: Tanjong Beach, Sentosa Island MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Aug 26 & 27, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: $20 (single day pass) INFO: Tickets from www.singaporemxbeachrace.com

Singtel-Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer

This event features 10km and 15km competitive runs and a 5km fun run. It aims to raise funds for cancer treatment, welfare assistance, cancer rehabilitation, hospice care, cancer screenings, research, public education and cancer support group initiatives.

WHERE: Angsana Green, East Coast Park MRT: Dakota WHEN: July 30, 7am ADMISSION: Loyalty rate for 2013 - 2016 participants: $38 (5km), $45 (10km), $48 (15km); standard rate: $47 (5km), $54 (10km), $59 (15km); student rate: $33 (5km), $36 (10km), $37 (15km); team of five or more: $42 (5km), $49 (10km), $53 (15km) INFO: Register at www.raceagainstcancer.org.sg by Sun


TALKS

Merit-based Patronage: Career Incentives Of Local Leading Cadres In China

This seminar will discuss to what extent the Chinese bureaucracy is merit-based. The speaker is Dr Li Hui, an assistant professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS).

WHERE: EAI Conference Room, 06-01 Tower Block, NUS 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

Legacies, City-spaces, And Public Domains

Ms Malvika Singh, publisher of Seminar magazine and columnist for The Telegraph India, will talk about initiatives to reimagine and reinvent public domains to preserve the symbols and objects that define heritage. He uses Rajasthan as a case study.

WHERE: Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: acm.org.sg

The Belt And Road Initiative: The New Silk Road To The Chinese World Order?

Dr Deng Yong, professor of political science at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, offers his perspective on the Chinese style of geo-economics in the global era, arguing that the Belt and Road Initiative is the Chinese way of re-ordering Asia and the international status quo.

WHERE: EAI Conference Room, 06-01 Tower Block, National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tue, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/ 6779-1037 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

Seminar: Assessing Vietnam's Economic And Political Developments Since The CPV's 12th Congress

This seminar will review political and economic developments since the appointment of a new government in Vietnam under Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and assess their implications for the country's outlook. The speaker is Dr Le Dang Doanh, a senior fellow at the Economic College, Hanoi National University and member of the scholar board of the Central Institute of Economic Management.

WHERE: Seminar Room 2, Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Haw Par Villa WHEN: Thu, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free, register at www.iseas.edu.sg by Wed

Public Forum On Lasik & Its Alternatives

This public forum held by the Singapore National Eye Centre will address common questions regarding Lasik surgery, including what to expect during and after the surgery and how Lasik is done.

WHERE: SNEC Auditorium, Level 4 Singapore National Eye Centre, 11 Third Hospital Avenue MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Thu, 6.30 - 8.15pm ADMISSION: $5 INFO: SMS 9710-8463 or register at www.sneclaservisioncentre.com.sg

HDB Heartland Talk - Enriching Your Golden Years

Learn about the monetisation options for elderly Housing Board flat owners, the use of Central Provident Funds for retirement needs and the Enhancement for Active Seniors programme.

WHERE: Punggol Room, Basement 1 HDB Hub, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: July 22, 2 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.hdb.gov.sg/heartlandtalks by July 20

Correction note: This story has been edited to correct the honorific for Ms Malvika Singh. We are sorry for the error.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe