Happenings - Gigs

Leslie Feist
Leslie Feist


Super Singer World Tour

The junior winner and four finalists from season five of this Tamil Nadu singing talent hunt show perform.

WHERE: Halls 601 - 604, Level 6 Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Oct 27, 7pm ADMISSION: $21 - $84 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


The four-time Canadian Grammy nominee returns to perform songs from her latest album, Pleasure.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Nov 14, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $72 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Alt-J Live In Singapore

The English indie rock band's latest album, Relaxer, secured them a spot on this year's Mercury Prize shortlist.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Nov 29, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $88 - $148 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com

Culture Club Live In Concert

Since their inception in 1981, the English band - responsible for classic hits such as Do You Really Want To Hurt Me and Karma Chameleon - have sold more than 50 million records worldwide.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Dec 11, 8pm ADMISSION: $122 - $252 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


War, Occupation And The Singapore Nation

This talk builds on the final Legacies of War section in the exhibition Surviving The Japanese Occupation: War And Its Legacies; discusses the introduction and impact of colonial social policy; and highlights several continuities and parallels in nation-building during the late colonial and post-1965 periods. The speaker, Dr Ho Chi Tim, received a PhD in South-east Asian history from the University of Hawaii after completing a dissertation on Singapore's social welfare history.

WHERE: Screening Room, Former Ford Factory, 351 Upper Bukit Timah Road MRT: Hillview WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Transformation Of Malaysia-China Relations: Drivers, Motives And Possible Impact

This presentation examines the evolution and management of Malaysia-China relations since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1974. The speaker, Datuk Abdul Majid, is a former Malaysian diplomat who is attached to the University of Malaya's Institute of Chinese Studies as an adjunct professor.

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

Wee Kim Wee Centre Book Launch And Talk - Aung San Suu Kyi's Leadership And Female Voices

Ms Aung San Suu Kyi's recent press conference on the Rohingya issue raised questions about whether the Nobel laureate is oblivious to human rights violations. Author and journalist Ma Thida and author Nilanjana Sengupta discuss this. The talk is followed by the launch of the Burmese translation of Sengupta's book, The Female Voice Of Myanmar: Khin Myo Chit To Aung San Suu Kyi.

WHERE: SMU Learning Labs, Level 5 Li Ka Shing Library, 70 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Tue, 6.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at goo.gl/2X7uju

Chinese Capitalism In South-east Asia: Challenges And Prospects

This seminar critically examines the relations between Chinese capitalism and the Asean Economic Community from a perspective of desecuritisation and the dynamism of Chinese capitalism in South-east Asia. The speaker is Chiang Mai University anthropology professor Yos Santasombat.

WHERE: Seminar Room 2, Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Haw Par Villa WHEN: Wed, 3 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.iseas.edu.sg by Tue

Vote, Pray And Aid: Religions In China's Rural Governance

Speaker Liang Pinghan, a professor at the School of Government in Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, examines the role of religion in the power structure and resource distribution in rural China.

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

A Librarian's World - National Library's Newspaper Collection & Services

Senior librarian Mazelan Anuar highlights Singapore newspaper articles published as early as 1831. The National Library's newspaper collection includes publications such as Syonan Shimbun, Singapore Chronicle and Commercial Register as well as the first issue of The Straits Times, published in 1845.

WHERE: Possibility Room, Level 5 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

AskST@NLB: Ask Eng Yeow: Year Of The Brown Earth Dog: Will The Market Whine Or Growl?

In the last Year of the Dog, 2006, investors who sniffed around for good buys were rewarded with the biggest stock market boom in over a decade. The Straits Times' senior correspondent Goh Eng Yeow examines the odds of history repeating itself as the Year of the Dog beckons.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Central Public Library, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Oct 27, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Symposium: Ghosts And Spectres - Shadows Of History

On the fourth anniversary of the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, this symposium brings together the exhibiting artists as well as curators and scholars from the region.

WHERE: The Single Screen, Gillman Barracks, 43 Malan Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Oct 28, 9.30am - 8pm ADMISSION: $35, free for NTU students INFO: Register at symposium-ghosts-and-spectres.peatix.com. Go to ntu.ccasingapore.org/events/symposium-ghosts-spectres-shadows-history


MSC Presents Her Justice Workshop

Learn more about your legal rights from lawyers in this workshop with a special focus on migrant spouses and divorce in Singapore.

WHERE: Singapore Council of Women's Organisations, 96 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Wed, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.unwomen-nc.org.sg by Mon

Expert Series Seminar: Preparing Your Child For School And Beyond

In this seminar, pick up tips to help strengthen your child's confidence and resilience to handle changes and transitions, and find out how to work with your child's pre-school to support his transition as he enters formal school.

WHERE: Auditorium, Woodlands Regional Library, 900 South Woodlands Drive MRT: Woodlands WHEN: Oct 28, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Positive Psychology In Action: Exploring Hope Through Literature

This workshop combines elements of literature and positive psychology to explore the strength of hope through a multimedia lens of text, video and music. It is suitable for educators who work with children and teenagers.

WHERE: 03-32, Block E Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Oct 28, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $124.25 TEL: 6342-5126/ 6342-5119 INFO: Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Paper Cut Art Workshop By Chloe Dellosa

Learn the intricacy of paper cut art from the multi-disciplinary visual artist from Manila.

WHERE: Di Legno Gallery, 188-6 Tanjong Katong Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: Nov 18 & 19, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: $120 TEL: 6346-2012 INFO: E-mail info@dilegno.sg to register. Go to www.dilegnogallery.com


Got To Move

The nationwide dance movement organised by the National Arts Council returns for a third year, offering a wide selection of dance programmes and activities across different genres islandwide. This year, 14 people from diverse dance genres and backgrounds serve as Got To Move Ambassadors to reach out to wider audiences. The festival runs until Oct 29.

INFO: All programmes are free, but spaces are limited. For registration details and more information, go to www.nac.gov.sg/GotToMoveSG

St Jerome's Laneway Festival

This eighth edition features acts such as Aldous Harding, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Slowdive, Sylvan Esso and The Internet.

WHERE: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Jan 27, 10am ADMISSION: Till Oct 31: $125 (bundle of five or more tickets), $135 (bundle of two to four tickets), $145 (single ticket); from Nov 1: $150 (bundle of five or more tickets), $158 (single ticket); $200 (event day/at the door) TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com


Men's Health Fit Guy

Participants in this interval circuit have to maintain their heart rate at 80 per cent for as long as they can to be in the running for the fittest guy position each week. The fittest guys will be invited to a showdown and the winner, who will be named the MH Fit Guy, will receive prizes.

WHERE: TripleFit Singapore, 02-63 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Nov 1 - 31, various times ADMISSION: From $19 INFO: E-mail magmenshealth_promo@sph.com.sg. Register at www.menshealth.com.sg/fitguy

Mission Foods Nations Cup

In this competitive international netball tournament, Singapore will go up against teams from the Cook Islands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia and Swaziland.

WHERE: OCBC Arena Hall 1, 5 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Dec 3 - 9, various times ADMISSION: Early bird up to Nov 26: $10 (day), $20 (finals), $40 (season); from Nov 27: $14 (day), $24 (finals), $50 (season); family package of two adults & two children: $22 (day), $45 (finals), $90 (season); concessions available TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe