Happenings - Gigs


PianoBotanica - A Night Of Brazilian Music With Duo Bastos & Borges

After two successful editions, the free concert-in-the-park PianoBotanica will be back at the Singapore Botanic Gardens to celebrate the friendship between Brazil and Singapore on the island's 50th year of independence. The headline act is Duo Bastos & Borges, comprising Brazilian flautist Joao Bastos and pianist Yara Borges.

WHERE: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Farrer Road/ Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6479-2445 INFO: www.sbg.org.sg or www.pianobotanica.com

SG-50 Concert In The Park

As part of the SG50 celebrations, Seletar Hills Estate Residents' Association is organising a concert at Neram Crescent Park. It will showcase musicians among the estate's residents, including Ms Rani Singam.

WHERE: Neram Crescent Park MRT: Yio Chu Kang WHEN: Sun, 6 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free

Live Jukebox!

Pianist Abigail Sin and violinists Loh Jun Hong and Gabriel Ng will perform what the audience picks from a menu of pieces, ranging from Bach to Brahms to Gershwin.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tue, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $33 (free seating) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Slightly Scarlet

Slightly Scarlet, an annual charity and fashion show by SMU Business Society, this year features the latest autumn collection from Zalora, Inverted Edge and Klarra. Enjoy a night of food and beer as well as a chance to win lucky draw prizes. Proceeds go to the Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

WHERE: Joyden Hall @ Bugis+, 07 - 01 , 201 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today, 7pm ADMISSION: $23 ($20 for 10 tickets & above) INFO: Tickets from www.bondue.smusa.sg. E-mail bonduers@sa.smu.edu.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/bonduenightslightlyscarlet

Chump - A Festival Of 3-D Printing, Creativity And Charity

There will be a series of activities and 3-D printing workshops at the festival. The event organiser is raising funds for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund through the fees collected from the workshops and sale of the works.

WHERE: Funan DigitaLife Mall, 05-01, 109 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free (all workshops are free, but optional $20 donation is suggested, payable at the door ) INFO: For inquiries, e-mail chump@funbiestudios.com. Workshop registration at chump.peatix.com. Go to www.funbiestudios.com/chump


The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay calls for Singapore's toughest businesses to compete in this 1.6km 10-runner relay race through the Central Business District. The winning team will receive $10,000 to donate to the charity of its choice.

WHERE: The Promontory @ Marina Bay MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Oct 1, 7pm ADMISSION: $1,595++ INFO: Registration cost for teams of 10 includes racing fees, T-shirts, admission to the after-party, dinner & three drinks a runner. Register at www.squaremilerelay.com/singapore. Go to www.facebook.com/bloombergsquaremilerelaySG

Urgent Run

World Toilet Organization will organise the Urgent Run at East Coast Park. This year's edition features a 5km fun run in which participants are encouraged to dress up in sanitation-themed costumes. Funds raised will go towards improving sanitation conditions around the world.

WHERE: Angsana Green, East Coast Park MRT: Eunos WHEN: Nov 7, 8am - noon ADMISSION: Till Oct 24: $25 (student), $40 (adult) TEL: 6352-8921 INFO: Register at www.urgentrun.com/join.php


Agriculture In Abenomics: The Changing Political Dynamics Of Japanese Agriculture

Dr Yoshihisa Godo, professor of economics at Meiji Gakuin University, Japan, introduces the changing dynamics in Japanese agriculture today.

WHERE: East Asian Institute Conference Room, National University of Singapore, Bukit Timah Campus, Tower Block, 06-01, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Today, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/ 6779-1037/9879-3854 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

The Singapore Contemporary Arts Scene - Corcovado Arts

This three-session talk series will give an overview of the contemporary art scene and practice in Singapore.

WHERE: ArtCommune, 02-43 Bras Basah Complex, Block 231 Bain Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Sept 16, 7pm (Foundations Of Contemporary Art In Singapore by Dr Sian Jay); Sept 23, 7pm (Techniques And Strategies Used On Contemporary Art Practices by Daryl Goh); Sept 30, 7pm (Singapore Visual Arts Eco-System by Paul Khoo) ADMISSION: $50 a session, $120 for three sessions INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com. For details, e-mail courses@corcovadoarts.com


Enriching Your English Through Memoir Poetry

This workshop focuses on using the genre of memoir poetry to explore how students can be taught to acquire the techniques for literary writing. For those aged 10 to 15.

WHERE: Seminar Room, Heritage Place, 02-08, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tue, 9.30am - 1.30pm ADMISSION: $47.38 TEL: 6848-8297/6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg/courses

Wow Wild West: I Want To Be A Wildlife Sculptor

Always imagined working with nature and wildlife? Join this workshop and learn how to sculpt your favourite wild animals with clay . Suitable for those aged 13 to 17.

WHERE: Information Counter, Visitor Centre (Kranji Way entrance), Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: Sept 12, 9.30 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: E-mail NParks_SBWR@nparks.gov.sg. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Tue or when full

Cacti And Succulents: How To Grow And Identify Plants From Dry Climates (A Gardening Workshop-Cum-Guided Tour)

Participants learn to identify and grow common cacti and succulents, as well as receive tips on propagation, experience a hands-on potting session and tour the Sun Garden.

WHERE: Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sept 19, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $50 (materials included) TEL: 6465-0196/6471-9961 INFO: E-mail nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Sept 11 or when full

Going Bananas! Workshop

Learn about the roles of bananas as well as how to cook dishes using different parts of the plant.

WHERE: Meet at the roundabout between Fort Canning Centre & Hotel Fort Canning MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/City Hall WHEN: Sept 26, 4 - 6pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: E-mail nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Sept 12 or when it is full


Community Garden Festival @ HortPark

Celebrate the joys of gardening at the inaugural Community Garden Festival at HortPark over two weekends this month with fun-filled activities.

WHERE: HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun; Sept 12 & 13, 9am - 9pm (Sat); 9am - 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free ( workshop charges apply) INFO: E-mail nparks_hortpark@nparks.gov.sg. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg/communitygardenfestival

Sentosa FunFest 2015

Siloso Beach hosts a Mega Inflatable Beach Festival made up of giant slides, with foam and water fun.

WHERE: Siloso Beach, Sentosa, 33 Allanbrooke Road MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sun - Sept 13, 10am - 7pm, last entry at 4pm ADMISSION: $29 (adult); $19 (child). Ticket price does not include island admission fee TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Singapore Street Festival - Youth Diversity

The Singapore Street Festival presents parkour, kendama, freestyle and panna urban street football, as well as the Fantabulous Magic Gala Show, Asia Global Bellydance and Battle of the Year, a B-boy contest. This year's theme is Youth Diversity. The festival ends on Sunday.

INFO: www.singaporestreetfestival.com

Young Tech Fest

The inaugural Young Tech Fest organised by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore will feature two days of workshops on electronics, wearable tech, robotics and games development.

WHERE: Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 403, Suntec City, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall WHEN: Wed, 1 - 7pm, Thu, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.infocommtalent.sg/events.aspx

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 04, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe