Lifestyle

Weekend guide: Staging a Crescendo

CRESCENDO THE MUSICAL

If you were a fan of the Channel 8 music drama Crescendo, you will not want to miss the continuation of the story on the stage.

The production features xinyao songs such as Love's Refuge, Encounter and Let The Night Fall Gently.

It stars Daren Tan, Youyi, Shane Pow, Brian Ng, Bonnie Loo and Boon Hui Lu.
WHERE: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk
MRT: Stadium
WHEN: Today to Sunday, 8pm (today and tomorrow), 3pm (tomorrow and Sunday)
ADMISSION: $48 to $128 from SportsHubTix. Go to www.sportshubtix.sg/


GIGS

Yuletide Season Brunch/Dinner With Jeremy Monteiro Trio & Melissa Tham

The Jeremy Monteiro Trio and Melissa Tham perform Christmas favourites and jazz standards as patrons tuck into a four-course festive dinner.
WHERE: P. Bistro, B1-06 Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road
MRT: Orchard
WHEN: Today, 7pm - 11pm & Sun, 11am - 3pm
ADMISSION: $50 - $135 
INFO: Tickets from bit.ly/2hH9CNs (brunch) or bit.ly/2hrQpQW (dinner)

Flame Of The Forest

The Singapore world-fusion group will perform folk tunes, music by local composers and original compositions. 
WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive
MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall
WHEN: Sun, 7.15pm & 8.30pm
ADMISSION: Free
INFO: www.esplanade.com

Rock On! 2017

US singer Alicia Keys headlines this countdown party, which also has performances by artists such as US band Hoobastank, Singaporean Joi Chua and Taiwanese Kenji Wu.
WHERE: The Float@Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue
MRT: Bayfront
WHEN: Dec 31, 5pm - 1am
ADMISSION: $48 - $218
TEL: 3158-8588
INFO: www.apactix.com

Passenger - Live In Singapore

Best known for his hit song, Let Her Go, British singer Passenger performs here for the first time.
WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green
MRT: Buona Vista
WHEN: Jan 13, 8pm
ADMISSION: $92 - $152
TEL: 6348-5555
INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Two Door Cinema Club

The Irish indie-pop band return and will perform tunes from their latest album, Gameshow.
WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green
MRT: Buona Vista
WHEN: Jan 16, 8pm
ADMISSION: $72 - $152
TEL: 6348-5555
INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

I Hate Music!

Soprano Khor Ai Ming performs songs by 20th-century composers with Bertrand Lee (piano), Tony Makarome (double bass), Sebastian Ho (guitar) and Tamagoh (drums).
WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive
MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall
WHEN: Jan 19, 8pm
ADMISSION: $38
TEL: 6348-5555
INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Metallica Worldwired Tour Singapore 2017

The heavy metal band had a sold-out show here in 2013 when they played at Changi Exhibition Centre. At their Singapore Indoor Stadium gig, expect them to play songs from latest studio album, Hardwired... To Self-Destruct. WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk
MRT: Stadium
WHEN: Jan 22, 8pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
ADMISSION: $158 - $358
TEL: 3158-8588
INFO: www.apactix.com


CHARITY

Adopt A Care Bear Cousin For Charity

Adopt one of the plush toys which form Bedok Mall's Christmas tree. All proceeds will go towards the Children's Cancer Foundation and all funds raised will be matched dollar for dollar by CapitaLand Hope Foundation. Limited to one adoption a shopper and while stocks last. Adopted toys will be available for collection from Jan 2 to 27. WHERE: Basement 2 MRT Linkway, Bedok Mall, 311 New Upper Changi Road
MRT: Bedok
WHEN: Till Dec 25, 10am - 10pm
ADMISSION: $25 a bear
TEL: 6702-5120
INFO: To adopt go to the Customer Service Counter on Level 1. Go to www.bedokmall.com.sg


SPORTS

Run For Light

This event - comprising a 1km blindfolded walk, 5km fun run and 10km competitive run - is in support of the Guide Dogs Association of the Blind.
WHERE: Bay East, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive
MRT: Bayfront
WHEN: Jan 14, 5 - 10pm
ADMISSION: 10km: $45 (individual), $125 (group of three); 5km: $38 (individual), $105 (group of three); 1km: $68 a pair (limited to 100 pairs)
INFO: Register at www.runforlight.com by Dec 31


TALKS

Capture. Explore. Tantalise. Inspire.

Photographers Daniel Ng, Lennard Yeong and Rachel Lim talk about their experiences and inspirations.
WHERE: Lifestyle Studio, 02-42 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard
MRT: City Hall/Esplanade
WHEN: Tomorrow, 3pm - 4pm (Travel Photography Talk with Daniel Ng), 4.30pm - 5.30pm (Food Photography Talk with Lennard Yeong) & 6pm - 7pm (Instagram Photography Talk with Rachel Lim)
ADMISSION: Free with registration
INFO: Register at www.cathayphoto.com.sg/ cathay-in-focus

A Lighter Side Of History: The Ghosts Of Orchard Road's Christmases Past

Blogger Jerome Lim examines how the celebration of Christmas has become one of a material nature and how developments along Orchard Road have played a role.
WHERE: The Salon, Level 1 National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road
MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut
WHEN: Dec 24, 11am - noon
ADMISSION: Free with registration
TEL: 6332-3659
INFO: Register at nationalmuseum.sg/programmes/ programme-list/lsoh-dec-2016

Wild Seas, Secret Shores

Marine biologist-turned-National Geographic photographer Thomas Peschak takes audiences around the world with his award-winning images. 
WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive
MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall
WHEN: Jan 22, 3pm
ADMISSION: $42 - $63
TEL: 6348-5555
INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CLASSES

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Learn to make a Christmas wreath using a wiring technique on a craft straw base. WHERE: Gathered+Styled Home Studio, 02-01, 67 Grange Road
MRT: Orchard
WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 1.30pm
ADMISSION: $90
INFO: Register at gnsxmasworkshop.peatix.com. Go to gatheredandstyled.com

Winter Solstice Workshop

Try the four-flavoured tang yuan and make a creative glutinous rice ball. Participants can also take home a complimentary handmade emoji dough figurine by a dough figurine artist. Part of Chinatown Food Street's Winter Solstice Festival.
WHERE: Chinatown Food Street, 7 Smith Street
MRT: Chinatown 
WHEN: Tomorrow, 1 - 5pm (hourly sessions)
ADMISSION: Free with registration
INFO: Limited seats available & registration is on first-come, first-served basis at the workshop. Go to www.chinatownfoodstreet.sg

Return To Wonderland Christmas Workshops

Pick up new skills such as pleating paper vases, making terracotta trays and festive painting on fondant cookies at these Christmas workshops. 
WHERE: South Galleria, Level 1 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard
MRT: Promenade
WHEN: Today - Sun, various times
ADMISSION: $30-$95
INFO: Register at makomarket.peatix.com

Watercolour Workshop

Russian artist Inessa K shares her techniques.
WHERE: Kaw Kaw SG, 28 Aliwal Street
MRT: Bugis
WHEN: Sun, 10am - 1.30pm
ADMISSION: $128
INFO: To register, e-mail inessart@yahoo.com. Go to www.inessak.com

Speed Read & Remember More

Learn speed reading and memory techniques at this workshop.
WHERE: Savvy Training Rooms, 28-15 International Plaza, 10 Anson Road
MRT: Tanjong Pagar
WHEN: Jan 7, 9am - 5pm 
ADMISSION: $298.50
TEL: 6848-8297 
INFO: Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Fingers, Chants, Music And Action: Audience Participation During Storytelling

Learn techniques that will encourage children to participate during a storytelling session.
WHERE: Savvy Training Rooms, 28-15 International Plaza, 10 Anson Road
MRT: Tanjong Pagar
WHEN: Jan 14, 9.30am - 12.30pm 
ADMISSION: $52.50
TEL: 6848-8297 
INFO: Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Eat, Write, Draw: Capturing Your Food Memories In Comics

Participants will be guided on how to create a food-related comics story in this six-session workshop. They should possess some drawing experience, and commit to attending all sessions. No comic drawing experience is required. 
WHERE: Programme Zone, Toa Payoh Public Library, 6 Toa Payoh Central
MRT: Toa Payoh
WHEN: Feb 19 & 26, March 5, 12, 19 & 26, 3pm - 6pm
ADMISSION: Free with registration
INFO: Registration closes on Jan 10 or once spaces are filled. Go to www.nlb.gov.sg/readsingapore/event-list-home for submission details


FESTIVALS

Verve

This multidisciplinary community arts festival by arts business management students at Ngee Ann Polytechnic features performances and workshops. All proceeds will go to Fei Yue Senior Activity Centre (Teck Whye).
WHERE: Bukit Batok East Community Club, 23 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4
MRT: Bukit Batok
WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 10pm
ADMISSION: Free; there are registration fees for workshops
INFO: makomarket.peatix.com

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