Happenings - Gigs

Ragamalika - An Exploration Of Ragas

Discover the elegance of popular ragas performed by vocalist Charulatha Mani and accompanied by Team Madhurima.

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

The Neptune Waves

The Neptune Waves, a four-piece musical collective, will perform their songs about euphoria and despair.

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

Sukhi Evaro: Rama Through The Songs Of Thyagaraja

Vocalists Sushma Somasekharan and Chitra Poornima Sathish will perform Thyagaraja's songs, which celebrate Hindu god Lord Rama.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $31 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg or www.esplanade.com

Stopgap

This local indie rock quintet will perform their music, including single, Crossing Swords, and debut album, Totems.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 6.30 & 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Andry Suhaimi x Rudi Salim

Singer-songwriter Andry Suhaimi and his band, Tell, collaborate with percussionist Rudi Salim for an evening of Malay traditional and Jamaican music.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Mon - Wed, 7.15 & 8.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

The Sonomas x Cat Ong

Local band The Sonomas and singer-songwriter Cat Ong team up to perform the music of artists, including James Taylor, Chicago and Bruno Mars.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse & Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Thu & Feb 5, 7.15 & 8.15pm (concourse); Feb 7, 7.30 & 8.45pm (outdoor theatre) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Nightly Stage Shows

Local entertainers and troupes from China will stage nightly performances of festive songs, cultural music and lively dances.

WHERE: Kreta Ayer Square MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Till Feb 7, 8 - 10.30pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.chinatownfestivals.sg


CHARITY

S.E.N.D For Hope Chinese New Year 2016

From now to Feb 22, send a festive e-card to your friends and loved ones. For every e-card sent, CapitaLand Hope Foundation will donate $2 to Students Care Service. The foundation has pledged $25,000 for this community initiative.

INFO: Send your e-cards at www.capitaland.com/cards


SPORTS

My Little Pony: Friendship Run 2016

Celebrate the magic of friendship with My Little Pony in this run. There are three categories: 1km Pony Kids Run, where children can take part with one or both of their parents, the solo 4km Fun Run and 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 Sun) for one adult & one child aged four - eight), $55 (additional adult); $110 (normal rate from Mon - Feb 12), $65 (additional adult). 4km Fun Run: $60 (promotional rate till Sun for those aged 13 & above), $42 (promotional rate till Sun for children between three & 12 years old); $70 (normal rate from Mon - Feb 12 for those aged 13 & above), $52 (normal rate from Mon - Feb 12 for children between three & 12 years old). 6km Besties Run: $130 (promotional rate till Sun for two adults), $150 (normal rate from Mon - Feb 12) INFO: Register at www.mylittleponyrun.com.sg. Registration closes on Feb 12 or when slots are sold out

Men's Health Urbanathlon 2016

In the seventh edition of this event, nine urban obstacles await contestants. Each finisher will get a medal, finisher's T-shirt and certificate. A race village will provide food and drinks. The race is open to men and women 18 years and older.

WHERE: Kallang Practice Track, 15 Stadium Road MRT: Kallang/ Stadium WHEN: March 13, 7am ADMISSION: $128 (till Feb 14) INFO: Register at urbanathlon.menshealth.com.sg/2016


TALKS

Conversations: Dr Peter Jenni

Experimental particle physicist Peter Jenni sheds light on the world of particle physics experiment Atlas at Cern (the 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: Tomorrow, 2 - 3pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.marinabaysands.com

Unveiling The Mysteries Of Chinese New Year

Patricia Bjaaland Welch, author of Chinese Art - A Guide To Motifs And Visual Imagery And Chinese New Year, will explain the origins of past and present Chinese New Year customs.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Mon, 11am ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail mml@fom.sg. Go to www.fom.sg

A Lighter Side Of History: Chinese New Year Customs & Taboos

Author Kuan Eng, who has written a series of dialect pictorial books, will discuss Chinese New Year customs.

WHERE: Gallery Theatre, Basement, National Museum of Singapore 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: To register, e-mail nhb_nm_lectures@nhb.gov.sg with your name & contact number. Go to www.nationalmuseum.sg

The Rise Of China And Beijing's Changing Policy Towards Chinese Overseas

This seminar attempts to understand the position of the Chinese overseas in China's foreign policy.

WHERE: East Asian Institute Conference Room, 06-01 Tower Block, NUS Bukit Timah Campus, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Feb 17, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/ 6779-1037 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg


CLASSES

Lightplay: Grids & Spaces

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

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

Writing Styles And Techniques In Modern Poetry

Participants at this workshop will acquire writing techniques used by modern poetry stalwarts such as Ezra Pound, Maya Angelou, T.S. Eliot and Ted Hughes.

WHERE: Seminar Room, 02-08 Heritage Place, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Feb 20, 9.30am - 2.30pm ADMISSION: $47.38 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg


FESTIVALS

C.H.O.P.P.A Experimental Music Festival

Presented by the School of Contemporary Music at Lasalle College of the Arts, this music festival will be held over two nights, showcasing local and international experimental music.

WHERE: Flexible Performance Space, Level 1, Block F, Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: Standard: $25 (one-day pass), $40 (two-day pass); Concession: $10 (one-day pass), $15 (2-day pass) TEL: 8131-8865/9320-0388 INFO: Tickets from choppa2016.peatix.com. Go to www.lasalle.edu.sg/live-at-lasalle

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 29, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI29'. Print Edition | Subscribe