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Upcoming gigs to catch in Singapore over the weekend: Stefanie Sun, Greg Lyons and more

STEFANIE SUN 2014 KEPLER WORLD TOUR

At last, pop queen Stefanie Sun comes home for the eighth stop of her comeback world tour, which started in Taipei in February. Fittingly, she, arguably the biggest-ever pop star from Singapore, is the first pop act to perform at the new National Stadium.

Songs from her album Kepler have already been hogging the charts, so fans should be all set to sing along on tracks such as Kepler, Angel's Fingerprints, Infinite Possibilities and Best Days Of My Youth.

Forecast for Saturday night at the stadium: warm, dazzling and Sunny.

Where: National Stadium MRT: Stadium When: Tomorrow, 8pm Admission: $98 - $208 tickets available from Singapore Sports Hub (call 6333-5000 or go to sportshubtix.sg or a SingPost outlet)

Boon Chan


JAZZ IN JULY

The Esplanade's tribute to all things jazz, the Jazz In July series continues with free performances at the venue's Concourse and Outdoor Theatre this weekend. Some highlights include 10-piece jazz band Omniform led by saxophonist and composer Greg Lyons at the Outdoor Theatre tonight. The Southbridge Trio - pianist Wei, bassist Christy Smith and drummer Eddie Layman - will perform three sets at the Concourse on Sunday.

Where: The Esplanade Concourse and Outdoor Theatre MRT: Esplanade When: Every day until July 31, from 4.15pm Admission: Free Info: For details of the acts & timings, go to www.esplanade.com.sg/whats_on/esplanade_presents/other_programmes/jazz_in_july/index.jsp

Eddino Abdul Hadi


SHANGHAI JAZZ NIGHT - JASMINE CHEN AND THE JEREMY MONTEIRO SHANGHAI JAZZ PROJECT

Jazz venue SingJazz Club officially opened yesterday and the celebrations continue this weekend. Tomorrow night, local jazz maestro Jeremy Monteiro teams up with one of Shanghai's most prominent jazz names, singer Jasmine Chen, who is acclaimed by critics for her original, contemporary tunes and jazz reintrepretations of Chinese folk songs. Accompanying the two will be an international line-up of bassist Ren Yuqing from China, Julian Chan from Malaysia and home-grown drummer Tamagoh.

Where: SingJazz Club, 101 Jalan Sultan, 02-00 MRT: Bugis/Lavender When: Tomorrow, 7.15 & 10pm Admission: $30 for each show at the door Tel: 8139-9059

Eddino Abdul Hadi


THE SONGS WE SANG

Relive the 1980s heyday of local music movement xinyao with veterans Liang Wern Fook, Eric Moo, Dawn Gan and more. From Friendship Forever to Kopi-O to Youth 123, they gave voice to the hopes and dreams of a generation and beyond. They will perform for free at Bras Basah Complex in a gathering organised by film-maker Eva Tang.

She will be filming it for her xinyao documentary, The Songs We Sang, and has requested those attending not to make their own video and sound recordings.

Where: Bras Basah Complex MRT: Bras Basah When: Sun, 3pm Admission: Free Info: Search for The Songs We Sang on Facebook

Boon Chan


 

ALSO HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND...

JAZZ FOR CURIOUS LISTENERS

Explore the sounds of bebop jazz at this series of jam sessions and music workshops organised by Music Improvisation Collective.

Where: Esplanade Library MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Tomorrow, 7 - 8.30pm Admission: Free Tel: 9456-0607 Info: Register at www.mic.sg

SWIMMING OVER CHROMATIC SKIES TO CLAP YOUR HANDS, YES!

The Singers Vocal Ensemble will perform pieces with a surreal and whimsical twist. Works of Singaporean composers, Dr Kelly Tang and Americ Goh, will also be featured.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/Esplanade When: Sun, 5.30pm Admission: $20 Tel: 9144-2489 Info: For tickets, e-mail boxofficer@gmail.com or go to www.thesingers.asia/boxoffice

UNFORGETTABLE TV THEME SONGS

The Marsiling Chinese Orchestra under the baton of music director Low Cher Yong will perform popular songs from local television shows and Hong Kong and Taiwanese melodramas.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Sun, 3pm Admission: Free Tel: 6828-8377 Info: www.esplanade.com

OH, PRETTY WOMAN - THE HITS OF ROY ORBISON

Matthew & The Mandarins will perform the songs of country and Western music's most loved singers.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Mon, 10.30am & 3pm Admission: $13 (coffee & tea will be provided before each show) Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

PROJECT RA: THE VIBES COLLECTIVE

Vibraphonist Ramu Thiruyanam, percussionist Rizal Sanip, keyboardist Kim Eun Taek and bassist Brandon Wong will present a range of jazz tunes and standards.

Where: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/Esplanade When: Wed, 7.15 - 7.45pm & 8.15 - 8.45pm Admission: Free Tel: 6828-8377 Info: www.esplanade.com

ART JAMMING WITH LIVE MUSIC

Enjoy a cappella singing of songs from movies and cello pieces at this event where you and your family can also rediscover the therapeutic joy of art and creative imagination. Art materials and refreshments will be provided. Organised by Clarity Singapore Limited.

Where: The Catholic Centre, Mary & Magdalene Hall, Level 3, 55 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah When: July 19, 3 - 6pm Admission: $40 each (pay at the door) Tel: 9710-3733 Info: E-mail registration@clarity-singapore.org

ALL THAT JAZZ FEATURING THE STEVE MCQUEENS

The Steve Mcqueens will perform live at The Powder Room. Soulful and sultry, their ability to freely improvise will keep the audience mesmerised.

Where: The Powder Room, 19 Cecil Street MRT: Raffles Place When: Every Wed, 8 - 10pm Admission: Free Tel: 8181-3305


CHARITY

PERANAKAN & THE SING CITY: DIGITAL PRESERVATION OF A VIBRANT HERITAGE

At this showcase by Singapore artist Robert Teo, who is passionate about preserving his culture through digital mixed-media painting on canvas, 50 per cent of sale proceeds will go to the Agape Village Building Project.

Where: Pan Pacific Singapore's Public Art Space, Level 2 MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Today, all-day long Admission: Free Tel: 6336-8111 Info: E-mail singapore@panpacific.com

THE SOCIAL STORE, MAKING ART IMMORTAL

This exhibition cum sales event conceived to preserve the treasured works of artists and artisans from various communities around the world. Part of the proceeds from the sale of items will go towards the International Young Artists Exchange.

Where: FAT Gallery, 3 Temasek Boulevard, 02-381/2 Suntec City Mall MRT: Esplanade When: Tomorrow - July 20, 11am - 9pm Admission: Free Tel: 6336-3972 (opening hours only) Info: www.facebook.com/fatgallery

SAVING OUR GIRLS

World Vision International is hosting a Save Our Girls dialogue session to discuss issues of child sexual abuse, gender inequality and child marriage in Asia and Africa. The event will feature the organisation's beneficiaries who are making a difference in their communities.

Where: Blackbird Cafe, 6 Handy Road, 01-01, The Luxe MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Sun, 2.30 - 4.30pm Admission: Free (limited seats available) Tel: 6922-0055/6922-0117 Info: events@worldvision.org.sg

BARE YOUR SOLE 2014

Walk barefoot to help raise funds for Habitat For Humanity Singapore's Project HomeWorks, a local initiative where volunteers clean the homes of the elderly poor and handicapped.

Where: Gardens by the Bay East (Rhu Cross) MRT: Nicoll Highway/Bayfront When: July 12, 9am - noon, food, music & games will be available from 8.30am Admission: $20 (student, National Serviceman, senior citizen above 65 years old), $35 (adult) & $95 (family of four) Info: Register at bareyoursole.org.sg

SPH RED APPLE DAY

Donate blood and save lives at this SPH Cares Project by the Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility Division of Singapore Press Holdings in collaboration with The Singapore Red Cross Society.

Where: SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North MRT: Braddell When: Aug 5, noon - 5pm Admission: Free Info: For blood donation details, go to www.hsa.gov.sg

CHARITY BOOK DRIVE BY PROJECT BOOKMATTERS

Donate children's books, dictionaries and encyclopaedias in good condition to less fortunate children in orphanages and children's homes. Organised by Project Bookmatters, a non-profit initiative that aims to collect 3,000 books at this three-month drive leading up to International Literacy Day on Sept 8.

Where: Donate books at Plain Vanilla Bakery outlet at Tiong Bahru Estate, 1D Yong Siak Street MRT: Tiong Bahru Where: Donate at Holland Village, 34A Lorong Mambong MRT: Holland Village When: Till Sept 8, noon - 6pm, Tue - Sun, closed on Mon (book collection) Admission: Free Info: E-mail contactbookmatters@gmail.com & go to www.projectbookmatters.com

Run next to the Nam Khan river in Laos during the Luang Prabang half marathon, which is held to help build a hospital there.

LUANG PRABANG HALF MARATHON 2014

Join this event in Laos on Oct 12, held to help build a specialist children's hospital there.

Info: Register at www.luangprabanghalfmarathon.com & go to www.facebook.com/luangprabanghalfmarathon


SPORTS

ION ORCHARD WORLD CUP FOOTBALL VILLAGE ACTIVITIES

Get in shape with dance-fitness sensation Zumba and be entertained with fascinating balloon designs and tricks. For those who want to put their skills to the test, 15 talented individuals will get to take part in the Football Speed Face-off and the winner will take home a grand prize worth $1,000.

Where: Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Level 1 MRT: Orchard When: Till July 14, noon - 10pm Admission: Free Tel: 6238-8228 Info: www.ionorchard.com

THE MIZUNO PASSION WAVE RUN 2014

This 16km run will cover places such as Telok Blangah Hill and Green Corridor Trail.

Where: Open space betwen Blocks 121 & 123 Bukit Merah View MRT: Redhill/Tiong Bahru When: July 20, 7.30am (flag-off) Admission: $55 except for World of Sports/PAssion Card/PAssion POSB Debit Card holders who pay $50 Info: Register at regonline.activeglobal. com/mizunopassionwaverun2014

ORANGE RIBBON RACE AGAINST RACISM

This race will feature three categories: a 10km competitive run, a 5km competitive run and a 3.5km family walk.

Where: Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza MRT: Marina Bay/Bayfront When: Aug 16, from 4pm Admission: Till July 31, $15 - $38 depending on the category Tel: 9826-6882 Info: www.raceagainstracism.sg

GREAT EASTERN WOMEN'S RUN 2014

Women can register for the Great Eastern Women's Run 2014 to be held on Nov 9 at The Float @ Marina Bay. Some 17,000 women are expected to join the run, which has 5km, 10km and 21.1km categories. Organised by HiVelocity Events.

Where: The Float @ Marina Bay MRT: Promenade/ Esplanade When: Nov 9 Admission: Early-bird fee ranging from $29 - $216 for various categories till Sun. From Mon - Sept 30, pay $39 - $270 for varying categories Info: Go to www.greateasternwomensrun.com & e-mail info@greateasternwomensrun.com

SAFRA SINGAPORE BAY RUN & ARMY HALF MARATHON 2014

Registration is open for this year's Safra Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon to be held later this year.

Info: www.safra.sg/Participate/Singapore-Bay-Run.aspx


TALKS

EAST ASIAN INSTITUTE SEMINAR

Dr Liangni Sally Liu, a post-doctoral fellow at Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, will speak about the impact of New Zealand's family sponsorship stream on Chinese immigrants and implications for welfare states.

Where: NUS Bukit Timah Campus, 469A Bukit Timah Road, Tower Block 06-01, EAI Conference Room MRT: Botanic Gardens When: Today, 3.30 - 5pm Admission: Free Tel: 6516-3715/6779-1037/9879-3854 Info: www.eai.nus.edu.sg


CLASSES

WEDDING ON THE BAY WORKSHOP 2014

Find out all about holding your dream wedding at Marina Bay Sands and book your wedding lunch or dinner event for next year during the workshop to enjoy special bundles and complimentary services.

Where: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 3, Begonia Ballroom MRT: Bayfront When: Tomorrow, 11am - 5pm Admission: Free, upon registration Tel: 6688-3138 Info: To register e-mail celebrations@marinabaysands.com

Chef Janice Wong. -- PHOTO: 2AM: DESSERTBAR

DESSERT DECADENCE CULINARY WORKSHOP

Join chef Janice Wong for a baking session while trying out PureLine, a new generation of built-in cooking appliances at Miele Gallery. Participants will also receive a limited-edition cookbook, Perfection In Imperfection.

Where: Miele Gallery Singapore, 163 Penang Road, 04-02/03, Winsland House II MRT: Somerset When: Tomorrow, 2 - 4pm Admission: $128 a person, $226 for two persons Info: Limited seats available. Register at www.webshop.miele.sg/gallery & e-mail info@miele.com.sg for inquiries

EATING WISELY TO IMPROVE YOUR BLOOD LIPID LEVELS BY MS LAUREN HO

Learn how to make positive and decisive changes in eating habits for better health at this nutrition workshop.

Where: SHF-Life Insurance Association Heart Health Hub, 190 Middle Road, 04-34 Fortune Centre (retail section) MRT: Bugis/Bras Brasah When: Tue, 10am - 11.30am Admission: $5 Tel: 6336-9337 Info: Workshop includes a simple cooking/preparation demonstration of a simple & healthy dish & food tasting

LIVING WELL WITH PRE-DIABETES/ DIABETES BY MS LAUREN HO

A nutrition workshop in which participants learn to take charge of their diet to better manage their blood sugar.

Where: SHF-Life Insurance Association Heart Health Hub, 190 Middle Road, 04-34 Fortune Centre (retail section) MRT: Bugis/Bras Brasah When: Wed, 10am - 11.30am Admission: $5 Tel: 6336-9337 Info: Workshop includes a simple cooking/preparation demonstration of a simple & healthy dish & food tasting

HONING YOUR CRAFT - ADVANCED COPYEDITING AND PROOFREADING

A workshop to improve your skill at working with and analysing texts, understanding the market, and using all you have to make a publication the best it can be.

Where: Diamond Room ChartNexus, International Plaza, 34-08, 10 Anson Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: Thu, 9.30am - 5.30pm Admission: $290 (Eventbrite charges apply) Tel: 6491-1454 Info: 10 per cent discount for Kinokuniya Privilege Card Members. MDA Talent Assistance Scheme grant available. E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg & go to www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

STRUCTURAL EDITING OF NON-FICTION: LOCATION, LOCATION

Sharpen the skills you have to dissect the architecture of a piece of text and enhance its meaning and clarity at this workshop.

Where: Diamond Room ChartNexus, International Plaza, 34-08, 10 Anson Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: July 11, 9.30am - 5.30pm Admission: $200 (Eventbrite charges apply) Tel: 6491-1454 Info: 10 per cent discount for Kinokuniya Privilege Card Members. MDA Talent Assistance Scheme grant available. E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg & go to www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING INTERNET GAMING DISORDER

This workshop by Ray Chua, a psychologist at National University Hospital and previously an assistant manager leading the counselling team at Touch Cyber Wellness, which is known for counselling gaming addicts, will equip mental health professionals with the ability to understand the current video-gaming scene and treat Internet gaming disorder.

Where: Novena Medical Centre, 10 Sinaran Drive, 09-21 Promises Training Room MRT: Novena When: July 29, 9am - 5pm Admission: Early-bird rate of $225 before July 18, standard price is $280 includes two tea breaks Tel: 6397-6994 Info: E-mail info@promises.com.sg. To register, go to www.promises.com.sg. Participants attending this workshop will get to purchase his book, Virtual Realms, Real Needs: How To Guide Your Children In A World Of Video Games at $14 (usual price: $17.12)


FESTIVALS

SINGAPORE YOUTH FESTIVAL ART EXHIBITION

The Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Art Exhibition is an annual national schools event that recognises and celebrates the talents of students in the visual arts. This year, 148 works by students from secondary schools, junior colleges and a centralised institute will be showcased at five venues: Lasalle College of the Arts, Ang Mo Kio Public Library, Tampines Regional Library, Jurong Regional Library and Woodlands Regional Library.

Where: Lasalle College of the Arts, ICA Galleries 1 & 2 & the Trispace, 1 McNally Street MRT: Bugis When: Thu - July 23, 10am - 6pm(closed on Sun) Admission: Free Info: Ang Mo Kio Public Library, Tampines Regional Library & Jurong Regional Library, July 12 - 23, 10am - 9pm (from 2pm on July 12), Woodlands Regional Library, July 15 - 23, 10am - 9pm. Go to www.singaporeyouthfestival.sg

INSIGHT: THE 89PLUS GENERATION (INTRODUCTION TO THE 89PLUS PROJECT)

As part of The O.P.E.N. at the Singapore International Festival of Arts this year, international project 89plus is calling for Singapore-based artists, writers, architects, film-makers, musicians, designers, scientists and technologists born in or after 1989 to participate in an investigatory workshop with curators Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets.

Where: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road MRT: Clarke Quay/Dhoby Ghaut When: July 12, 5 - 6pm Admission: $48 (O.P.E.N. Pass), $28 (concession) Tel: 8425-2785 (inquiries on the O.P.E.N. Pass) Info: Go to theopen.sifa.sg/digital-legacies.html to buy O.P.E.N. Pass & e-mail benedictleong@artshouse.sg

FIREWORKS BY THE BAY AT PAN PACIFIC SINGAPORE

Book an idyllic getaway at Pan Pacific Singapore during the festive period and enjoy views of fireworks display. Fireworks displays are scheduled to take place every Saturday as part of the National Day Parade rehearsals.

Where: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square MRT: Promenade/Esplanade When: Between July 12 - Aug 9 Tel: 6336-8111 Info: Fireworks by the Bay package is available from $430. Terms & conditions apply & fireworks displays are subject to weather conditions & organising authorities. Prices are subject to service charge & prevailing government taxes

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