Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

The Venopian Solitude

A show by a one-woman band from Selangor, Malaysia, influenced by artists including Kimya Dawson, Regina Spektor and Laura Marling.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Outdoor Theatre MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today, 7 & 8.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

SSO On Campus @ Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School

Enjoy works such as Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite and Yumeji's Theme from Wong Kar Wai's 2000 movie In The Mood For Love.

WHERE: 296 Lorong Ah Soo, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School MRT: Serangoon WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sso.org.sg

Thomson Jazz Club: Big Band Bash 2016

The club presents its yearly performance, with Thomson Swing Band and Thomson Big Band.

WHERE: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 5.30 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sbg.org.sg

First Sparks: 30 Years Of Arts On Campus

This show brings together talents from the ExxonMobil Campus Concerts, a community arts outreach programme.

WHERE: 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, University Cultural Centre Theatre MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Sun, 8pm ADMISSION: $27 INFO: Tickets from nusartsfestival.com

SPH Gift Of Music Series: SSO At Gardens By The Bay

Kicking off this year's SPH Gift of Music series, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor Jason Lai will perform favourite orchestral works.

WHERE: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay, The Meadow MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sun, 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sso.org.sg

Music-In-The-City

Enjoy jazz, blues, Latin and samba tunes by students from Tanglin Trust School.

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


SPORTS

ActiveSG March School Holiday Kids Programme

This programme offers activities for your child to learn a new sport such as tennis, floorball or in-line skating. The football clinic will be conducted by former S-League player Aleksandar Duric. There are also workshops for parents and children.

WHERE: ActiveSG sport centres around Singapore MRT: Various WHEN: Tomorrow - March 20, various times ADMISSION: Various prices (ActiveSG credits can be used to offset 30 per cent of the fee) INFO: www.myactivesg.com

Snoopy Run Singapore

Participants in this 5km run will receive a goodie bag.

WHERE: Singapore Sports Hub MRT: Stadium WHEN: April 24, 7 - 11am ADMISSION: Full runner pack rate for early bird by March 16: $58, entry level pack rate: $52 INFO: Register at www.snoopyrun.com/register by March 22

The Straits Times Run In The City 2016

This year's ST Run In The City will start and end at the F1 Pit Building. There are three categories - 5km fun run, 10km and 18.45km.

WHERE: 1 Republic Boulevard, F1 Pit Building MRT: Promenade WHEN: May 22, 5am ADMISSION: OCBC Mighty Savers 5km family run: $38 (loyal runner rate), $42 (OCBC card member/liv3ly member), $45 (full rate); 10km competitive run: $48 (loyal runner rate), $52 (OCBC card member/liv3ly member), $55 (full rate); 18.45km competitive run: $58 (loyal runner rate), $62 (OCBC card member/liv3ly member), $65 (full rate) TEL: 6248-5777 INFO: Register at www.straitstimesrun.com


TALKS

Vietnam-China Relations

Since The HYSY-981 Oil Rig Crisis In this seminar, Dr Huong Le Thu, visiting fellow at Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore, will assess Vietnam-China relations since Beijing's increased assertiveness in the South China Sea.

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

World Storytelling Day Event - The Condiments Of Life By Storylab

Ignatius Ng, Juriah Atan, Kala Sundaram and Nandini Nagpal will share stories about strong women. Part of World Storytelling Day.

WHERE: 45 Armenian Street, The Substation MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow, 8 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: $10 a person INFO: Register at www.eventbrite.sg

Preserving Our Built Heritage

In Singapore Preservation of Sites and Monuments director Jean Wee will discuss the preservation efforts in Singapore, where there are 71 national monuments to date.

WHERE: 1 Empress Place, Asian Civilisations Museum MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Mon, 11am - noon ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.fom.sg

How To Price Your Product? Customer-driven And Value-driven Pricing Strategy

Professor Michael Song will discuss how to develop pricing strategies.

WHERE: 320 Orchard Road, Singapore Marriott Hotel MRT: Orchard WHEN: Wed, 6.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6316-6778 INFO: Register at www.eventbrite.sg.

Common Cancers In Singapore: What Everyone Needs To Know

Learn about cancer-related conditions and technological advances in surgical treatment for cancer care management at this inaugural cancer symposium held by Tan Tock Seng Hospital's Division of Surgery in partnership with Central Singapore Community Development Council.

WHERE: 460 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, HDB Hub Auditorium MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: March 19, 11am - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $5 INFO: Call 9177 -7256 or go to www.ttsh.com.sg

SG Author Series: Meet The Author - Josephine Chia

Josephine Chia will talk about being a fiction and non-fiction writer and her interest in preserving the past through literature.

WHERE: 100 Victoria Street, Central Public Library MRT: City Hall/Bugis WHEN: March 20, 3 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


CLASSES

SCO Composer Workshop 2016

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra will play selected compositions under the baton of its music director Yeh Tsung. In a sharing session in Mandarin, he will provide feedback, along with composer Phoon Yew Tien and the orchestra's musicians .

WHERE: 7 Shenton Way, Singapore Conference Hall MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Mon, 9am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: Tickets from composer2016.eventbrite.sg

Perrier Masterclass By Laurent Greco

The Parisian will show the art of mixology and innovative techniques, playing with open flame and gas.

WHERE: Mariko's, 4 Jiak Chuan Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Wed, 6 - 7.30pm or 8 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: $41 a session INFO: For those 18 years & above. Tickets from singaporecocktailweek.com.sg

Mindfulness Taster Session

Clinical psychologist Jessie Koh will discuss how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life.

WHERE: Connected Sense Psychological Practice, 115 Amoy Street MRT: Telok Ayer/Tanjong Pagar WHEN: March 19, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $99 TEL: 6646-9592 INFO: www.connectedsense.sg

Alap-IPA IP Knowledge Series: IP & Social Media

Learn how to protect intellectual property rights while making use of social media to build a brand online. This course is co-organised with the Academy of Literary Arts & Publishing Singapore.

WHERE: 51 Bras Basah Road, IP Academy, Manulife Centre, 01-01 MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: March 22, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $197.95, MDA funding available TEL: 6330-8683 INFO: Register at www.ipacademy.com.sg


FESTIVALS

St Patrick's Festival 2016

From now to March 20, there will be activities held across the island, including music shows and a host of drink and food specials at participating bars. The highlight is the

St Patrick's Street Festival and Parade taking place at Boat Quay and Circular Road on March 19 and 20 from 2 to 10pm.

INFO: www.facebook.com/Guinness.SG

i Light Marina Bay 2016

The festival returns in its fourth edition to illuminate Marina Bay. This year, more than 20 innovative and sustainable light art installations from Singapore and around the world transform the waterfront precinct. Festival events on weekends include boat tours, shows, outdoor dining options and artist workshops.

WHERE: Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade MRT: Promenade/Marina Bay WHEN: Till March 27, 7.30 - 11pm (daily, extension to midnight on Fri & Sat) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ilightmarinabay.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe