Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Fusion

Musa - a music trio comprising twin sisters Tan Su-Min and Su-Hui on the zhongruan and guzheng and Dayn Ng on the keyboard and percussion - present their original arrangements of popular hits such as The River Of Cloud, May We Be Together Forever and The Moon Represents My Heart.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.15, 8.15 & 9.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Drums Fiesta

The young drummers of Nanyang Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra Percussion Ensemble will be performing songs such as Drum Beat No. 1, Ox Versus Tiger and Mynas Bath.

WHERE: Esplanade Forecourt Garden, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 6.45, 7.45 & 8.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Why Patterns?

A recital and lecture-demonstration on American composer Morton Feldman and his music. The concert features School of the Arts music faculty members Jongah Yoon (piano) and Cheryl Lim (flute), and guest musicians Max Riefer (percussion) and Lee Ming Yung (cello). Professor Peter Ivan Edwards from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music will also deliver a lecture on Feldman.

WHERE: Orchestral Rehearsal Studio, School of the Arts Singapore, Level 9, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/ Bras Basah WHEN: Tue, 7pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.bit.ly/1QnDlcn

Music-In-The-City @ Ngee Ann City

The ITE Jazz Orchestra from ITE College Central will perform jazzy pop song renditions and traditional swing music.

WHERE: Ngee Ann City, Level 1, Civic Plaza (Outdoor), 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Wed, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ngeeanncity.com.sg

Bon Iver - Live In Singapore

Critically acclaimed indie folk act Bon Iver, also known as singer-songwriter Justin Vernon, will be performing in Singapore for the first time.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre, 04-01 , 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Feb 26, 8pm ADMISSION: $72 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SCO Community Series: A Musical Adventure At Pasir Ris Park

Organised in conjunction with NParks' Community In Nature initiative, this Singapore Chinese Orchestra concert led by conductor Quek Ling Kiong aims to engage the community to conserve Singapore's natural heritage. Nature-themed craft and activity booths will also be set up from 3.30pm and families can participate in a race to learn about native biodiversity.

WHERE: Pasir Ris Park (Near Carpark C), Pasir Ris Central MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Feb 27, 6pm (concert) ADMISSION: Free (registration is required only for the Amazing Race) INFO: For amazing race, register at www.nparks.gov.sg/CINfamilyday. Go to www.sco.com.sg


CHARITY

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

Till Monday, 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

Common Space For Common Good

Join The Youth Corps Singapore in a one-day mass volunteering event. Engage in various community service activities islandwide in aid of the elderly, low-income families, people with special needs and the environment. After doing community service, volunteers may head to The Red Box for a mini-carnival.

WHERE: The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: March 12, 8am - 4pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: Register at bit.ly/YCS4Good by March 3


SPORTS

NTUC Income RUN 350

This year's NTUC Income RUN 350 is introducing new green initiatives. Cycle, skate or kickscoot through a 4km route in the new category Fun On Wheels and inspire others to use eco-friendly transportation too. Other categories include a 21.1km half-marathon, a 10km run and a popular 800m Kids Dash. The first 1,000 participants who can show that their utility bills are under the national average for their household type will each receive a cash voucher from FairPrice.

WHERE: F1 Pit Building, Marina Promenade, 1 Republic Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: April 10, 5am for first flag-off of 21.1km half marathon ADMISSION: NTUC/nEbO Member/NTUC Income Policyholder: $53 (21.1km); $43 (10km); $13 (Kids Dash); $43 (Fun On Wheels), Public: $68 (21.1km); $58 (10km); $18 (Kids Dash); $58 (Fun On Wheels) INFO: Register at www.run350.com by Feb 29


TALKS

Sing Lit 101: How To Read A Singaporean Poem (Season 3)

In this two-hour lecture, poet and literary critic Gwee Li Sui takes his study of Singaporean English poetry from the 1980s to the 1990s.

WHERE: Blue Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow & Feb 27, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: $20 (single ticket), $10 (concession); $100 (season pass), $50 (concession) TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: Tickets from www.theartshouse.sg

The Inequality Of Opportunity For Urban, Rural And Rural-Urban Migrants In China

At this East Asian Institute seminar, Dr Namrata Chindarkar, an assistant professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, will use Roemer's equality of opportunity framework to measure the inequality among urban, rural and migrant residents in China.

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

#ArtistsAnonymous: Designers And Crafters

Wang Shijia, founder of the label Ang Ku Kueh Girl and Friends, and Jacqueline Goh, owner of Fingersmith Letterpress, will be sharing about their journey of designing iconic Singapore souvenirs.

WHERE: Imagine, library@orchard, 03-12 /04-11 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Cita: Discoursing Contemporary Malaysian Art - A Comparative Perspective

Ipoh-based artist and independent curator Nur Hanim Khairuddin will share about the delineation of the realms of Malaysian contemporary art, with a comparative discussion of those in Singapore.

WHERE: Living Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: www.theartshouse.sg

Gandhi: The Half-Naked Fakir

Marina Thayil, a docent with Friends of the Museums (Singapore), will examine the reasons for Gandhi's choice of attire and the evocative imagery of the civil-disobedience pioneer and his cherished spinning wheel.

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

Medical Malpractice Litigations In Shanghai

Dr Zhang Wei, Assistant Professor at the School of Law, Singapore Management University, will look at some of the mathematical indicators used to assess the performance of judges in China. He will also review judicial populism that has been well documented.

WHERE: East Asian Institute Conference Room, 06-01, Tower Block, National University of Singapore, Bukit Timah Campus, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Feb 26, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/6779-1037 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg


CLASSES

Dialogic Reading

This three-hour workshop highlights the discussion that takes place between children and adults when reading together, as well as among children. Learn to promote dialogue through the use of appropriate prompting questions.

WHERE: 02-08 Seminar Room, Heritage Place, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Feb 27, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $47.38 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Writing Styles And Techniques In Modern Poetry

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

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

My Happy Pregnancy Workshop

Get tips on how to enjoy a happy pregnancy. Learn to manage the hormonal changes that can affect one's physical, emotional and mental well-being and find out how pilates can help prepare for childbirth.

WHERE: Ballrooms 3 & 4, Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Feb 27, 9am - 1pm ADMISSION: $15 a person or $25 a couple INFO: Register at www.herworldplus.com/solutions/events by Wed

Reading Comprehension Strategies For Children With Dyslexia

This workshop is for parents and teachers working with dyslexic children aged six to 10 years. Reading passages and graded word lists will be provided to help participants better understand dyslexia so that they can help children with dyslexia.

WHERE: 02-08 Seminar Room, Heritage Place, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: March 19, 9.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $103.75 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 19, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI19'. Print Edition | Subscribe