Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Resonates With: Zheng Professionals

Six guzheng musicians perform a repertoire of Asian folk songs and familiar tunes.

WHERE: Padang Atrium, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 2, 3 & 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg

Weekends In The Park @ Marine Cove (Live Music Showcase)

There will be live acoustic music, food, balloon and drinks giveaways by McDonald's and more. Young singers from nEbO, the junior membership arm of labour movement NTUC, will also perform.

WHERE: Marine Cove, East Coast Park, 1000 East Coast Parkway MRT: Dakota WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Mid-Autumn Music Performance

Music group Xpose play familiar Chinese and English songs to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.

WHERE: Programme Zone, library@chinatown, 133 New Bridge Road MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 3pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Resonates With: Art De' Trio

The trio attempt to create a narrative that is authentically Singaporean by bringing together Chinese, Malay and Indian instruments.

WHERE: Padang Atrium, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sun, 2, 3 & 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg

A Cappella Festival 2017

Sing along to all-time favourite songs and catch a variety of local vocal music in the opening concert of this festival.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Sebastian Bach With Special Guests Loudness - Live In Singapore

Sebastian Bach, the original voice of the 1980s American band Skid Row, performs here with Japanese heavy metal band, Loudness.

WHERE: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Oct 18, 8pm ADMISSION: $72 - $162 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life Singapore

With worldwide album sales of more than 130 million, the Backstreet Boys are the best-selling boyband in history. Their hits include Larger Than Life, I Want It That Way and As Long As You Love Me.

WHERE: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Oct 21, 8pm ADMISSION: $108 - $248 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com

Hyukoh - Live In Singapore

This band have been credited for enlivening the South Korean indie music scene.

WHERE: Zepp@Bigbox, 1 Venture Avenue MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Nov 24, 8pm ADMISSION: $98 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: apactix.com


CHARITY

Safra Swim For Hope 2017

This annual charity swim event raises funds for Aquatics Heart & Hope, Singapore Disability Sports Council, Rainbow Centre Singapore and the Singapore Armed Forces Care Fund.

WHERE: Safra clubs MRT: Various WHEN: Oct 20, noon - 10pm (Safra Jurong, Safra Mount Faber); Oct 21, 10am - 10pm (Safra Toa Payoh, Safra Yishun); Oct 22, 8am - 6pm (Safra Tampines) ADMISSION: NS50 Individual Challenge: $75 (Safra member), $100 (public); NS50 Team Challenge (team of five): $65 (Safra members), $90 (standard); Open category: $15 (Safra members), $20 (standard), Families for Life category (one adult & one child aged six to 12): $27 (Safra members), $36 (public) INFO: Register at www.safra.sg/s4h by Oct 13


TALKS

AskST@NLB: Ask Rohit: Is Hard Work A Talent In Sports?

The Straits Times' assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath talks about the role of hard work in sports.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Central Public Library, National Library Board, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Today, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Why Arctic Climate Change Matters To Singapore

Dr Jan-Gunnar Winther, specialist director of the Norwegian Polar Institute and an Arctic/Antarctic explorer, explains how climate change in the Arctic has global effects. He will also share photos and videos from his expeditions.

WHERE: The Pod, Level 16 National Library Board, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Today, 7 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

HistoriaSG: Uncle Sam To The Rescue? Coalition Strategy And The Defense Of Singapore In World War Two

S. R. Joey Long, an associate professor of history at the National University of Singapore, examines the coalition strategy and defence of Singapore during World War II.

WHERE: Gallery Theatre, Basement Level, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: Register at nationalmuseum.sg/programmes/programme-list/historiasg-uncle-sam-to-the-rescue

Indonesia And Asean's Changing Dynamics

This lecture reveals some of Indonesia's core rationales for its Asean engagement. The speaker, Dr Raden Mohammad Marty Muliana Natalegawa, is a distinguished fellow of the Asia Society Policy Institute and Indonesia's former foreign minister.

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

Exhibition (de)Tour With Sociologist Professor Chua Beng Huat, Yale-NUS College

Deconstructing Asian history from the 20th century from a cultural studies perspective, Professor Chua traces parallels to the histories addressed by the works in NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore's exhibition, Ghosts And Spectres - Shadows Of History.

WHERE: The Single Screen, Gillman Barracks, 43 Malan Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Wed, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: ntu.ccasingapore.org/events/exhibition-detour-professor-chua-beng-huat

Seminar: Cambodia's Political Outlook

This seminar aims to give an overview of the ongoing political dynamics in Cambodia, gauge multiple future scenarios especially with regard to the general election next year, explain the connections between domestic politics and foreign policy, and explore the possibility of a political breakthrough. The speaker, Dr Vannarith Chheang, is a visiting fellow at Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute.

WHERE: Seminar Room 2, Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Haw Par Villa WHEN: Thu, 4 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.iseas.edu.sg by Wed

HDB Heartland Talk - Buying Your Next HDB Flat

Learn more about HDB housing options, policies and procedures for second-time buyers.

WHERE: HDB Auditorium, Basement 1 HDB Hub, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Oct 7, 2 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.hdb.gov.sg/heartlandtalks by Thu


CLASSES

A Journey Of A Thousand Words With Wordless Picture Books

Be introduced to and learn more about wordless picture books with associate librarian May Chua. Part of Alt Txt, a series of workshops and talks organised by the National Library Board.

WHERE: Make, library@orchard, 03-12/04-11 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Oct 7, 3 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Writing About Art: The Beauty Of Ekphrasis

In this writing workshop, editor Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde aims to help participants unleash the imaginative power of ekphrastic writing, encouraging them to write beyond what they see. Part of Alt Txt.

WHERE: Make, library@orchard, 03-12/04-11 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Oct 8, 2 - 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Crossroads

Learn four outdoor watercolour-sketching styles from four artists: simplified layering to create fast and quick sketches, simplified perspective through direct observation, watercolour portrait painting and landscape watercolour.

WHERE: HeARTistry, 03-57 Hong Lim Complex, 531 Upper Cross Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Oct 7 & 8, 10am - 3.30pm ADMISSION: $180 TEL: 9731-6547 INFO: Register at heartistry.com.sg/watercolour

FESTIVALS

Moonfest - A Mid-Autumn Celebration 2017

Through ticketed productions, workshops, free performances and other activities, this festival aims to promote the richness and beauty of traditional Chinese arts.

WHERE: Various locations around Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today - Wed, various times ADMISSION: There are both free and ticketed events INFO: www.esplanade.com/moonfest

Noise X GIF Fest 2017

This festival aims to capture the richness of the GIF (graphic interchange format). The main event features an immersive exhibition of more than 50 original, specially commissioned GIFs, which will be showcased through projections, secret rooms and large screens, including a mammoth LED wall.

WHERE: Block 7 Gillman Barracks MRT: Labrador ParkWHEN: Sun - Oct 11, various times INFO: For tickets, go to giffest.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 29, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe