Happenings - Gigs

2 Halfs

From their early days as a cover band to graduating from Noise Singapore's The Music Mentorship programme, 2 Halfs have come a long way. They will perform an acoustic set of their own songs.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today, 6.45 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

SCO Music Oasis: Spring In The Garden

Conducted by Singapore Chinese Orchestra assistant conductor Moses Gay, the concert features festive tunes including Celebration Overture, Happy Times and Spring Festival Overture. The orchestra will also perform Di Tanjong Katong and Yarkaiyin Kaatchhi.

WHERE: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg

Airplay: Ellipsis

The music of Ellipsis can be best described as psychedelic rock with a modern twist, blending myriad genres which include post-rock, progressive, indie, power pop and psychedelia of the 1960s.

WHERE: Open Stage, Library@Esplanade, 03-01 Esplanade, 8 Raffles Avenue MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg

The Simon Yong Band

Simon Yong is a Singapore guitarist and songwriter who performs with progressive rock band Zero Sequence and Shirlyn & The UnXpected. He will present tunes from his debut album as well as new songs from his upcoming sophomore release.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Tropic Green - Jazz In The Gardens

Picnic on the lawn and enjoy the lyrical lines of Susan Harmer Lauw's original compositions with some of Singapore's best jazz musicians.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard/Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 5.30 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7138 INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg or www.sbg.org.sg

SETTS #2

The South-Eastern Ensemble For Today's And Tomorrow's Sounds was founded by a professional bassoonist and a musicologist/ music educator and administrator who want to promote the creation and performance of new music by South-east Asian composers. SETTS #2 will feature emerging Singaporean composers such as Chen Zhangyi, Emily Koh and Tan Tiag Yi, as well as Malaysian composer Wong Chee Yean.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 5pm ADMISSION: $25 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Specific Islander

Four young Singaporeans from different backgrounds play "tropical pop", including the slide guitar, bossa nova rhythms and shoegaze haze.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Mon & Tue, 6.45 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

ArtScience Late: Resonance

Fascinated by the idea of an expanding universe and the possibility of a multiverse, artist Randolf Arriola takes audiences on a sweeping sonic journey through Live Looping, where rhythms and harmonies inspired by the universe are created, mixed and morphed.

WHERE: Level 4 ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Thu, 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.marinabaysands.com

Ragamalika - An Exploration Of Ragas

Discover the elegance of popular ragas through carnatic and film music performed by well-known carnatic vocalist Charulatha Mani and accompanied by Team Madhurima.

WHERE: Singapore Polytechnic Auditorium, 500 Dover Road MRT: Dover WHEN: Jan 30, 6.30pm ADMISSION: $20 INFO: For tickets, call 9450-8097 or 9339-7522 . Go to www.facebook.com/mudraSG or www.mudrasociety.org


SPORTS

My Little Pony: Friendship Run 2016

Celebrate the Magic of Friendship with My Little Ponies - Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Fluttershy and Rarity - in this run. There are three categories: The 1km Pony Kids Run, where children can take part with one or both parents; the solo 4km Fun Run for the young-at-heart; or the 6km Besties Run.

WHERE: Sentosa Palawan Green, Sentosa Island MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Feb 28, 8am - 2pm ADMISSION: 1km Pony Kids Run: $90 (promotional rate till Jan 31 for one adult & one child aged four - eight), $55 (additional adult); $110 (normal rate from Feb 1 - 12), $65 (additional adult). 4km Fun Run: $60 (promotional rate till Jan 31 for those aged 13 & above), $42 (promotional rate till Jan 31 for children between three & 12 years old); $70 (normal rate from Feb 1 - 12 for those aged 13 & above), $52 (normal rate from Feb 1 - 12 for children between three & 12 years old). 6km Besties Run: $130 (promotional rate till Jan 31 for two adults), $150 (normal rate from Feb 1 - 12) INFO: Register at www.mylittleponyrun.com.sg. Registration closes on Feb 12 or when slots are sold out.


TALKS

Understanding Dementia

Find out more about the types of dementia as well as treatment and intervention.

WHERE: Agape Village, 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $10 (pay at the door) TEL: 6801-7467 INFO: Refreshments will be served & door gifts will be given to participants. Call or e-mail registration@ clarity-singapore.org to register. Go to www.clarity-singapore.org

The Effect Of Parental Migration And Parental Divorce On Adolescents' Well-Being In Rural China

Using survey and interview data collected in central China from 2012 to 2013, this seminar examines how children of migrant and/or divorced families fare compared with children with both parents at home.

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

Lunch & Learn @ The LLiBrary - Social Entrepreneurship

Learn about a wide range of resources and services for professional development.

WHERE: The LLiBrary @ Lifelong Learning Institute, 03-02 (via Lobby B), 11 Eunos Road 8 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Thu, 12.30 - 1.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary. Go to www.nlb.gov.sg/sure/llibraryseries

Conversations: Dr Peter Jenni

Experimental particle physicist Peter Jenni sheds light on the world of particle physics experiment Atlas at Cern (European Organization for Nuclear Research) and how this journey culminated in the discovery of the Higgs Boson.

WHERE: Level 4 ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Jan 30, 2 - 3pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.marinabaysands.com


CLASSES

Discover The Storyteller Within You 1

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the elements that make a story come to life; how to select and memorise stories; and engage in group storytelling exercises.

WHERE: Seminar Room, Heritage Place, 02-08, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $52.50 TEL: 6848-8297/ 6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Finding Success On Your Publishing Journey

Learn about the different publishing options and their pros and cons.

WHERE: Imagination Room, Level 5 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Jan 29, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $93.50 TEL: 6848-8297/6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Lightplay: Grids & Spaces

Composition is the key to elevating any good photo. Join this workshop and learn from influential Instagrammers how they deal with grids and spaces.

WHERE: Programme Zone, 01-01 Bishan Public Library, 5 Bishan Place MRT: Bishan WHEN: Jan 30, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Limited to 40 people. Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


FESTIVALS

Artwalk Little India 2016

Through artworks, film, music and other performances by Lasalle College of the Arts students, the history and traditions of Little India, as well as the stories of its long-time residents, will be brought to life in a multi-sensory art experience.

WHERE: Little India Precinct MRT: Little India WHEN:Till tomorrow, various timings ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6496-5000 INFO: E-mail contact.us@lasalle. edu.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/artwalklittleindia or www.lasalle.edu.sg/live-at-lasalle/events

St Jerome's Laneway Festival Singapore

Laneway is the annual gathering of pioneering artists at the top of their game and new music-makers. Enjoy more than 12 hours of music from more than 20 Asian and international talents, including Chvrches, The 1975, Grimes and Cashew Chemists.

WHERE: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Jan 30, 10am ADMISSION: $184 (standard) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to singapore.lanewayfestival.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 22, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI22'. Print Edition | Subscribe