Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

NParks Concert Series In The Park: Rockestra

Home-grown singer-songwriter Gentle Bones will headline the first concert of the series which features well-known Singapore artists and budding musicians.

WHERE: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Grand Lawn I MRT: Bishan/Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Tomorrow, 5pm till late ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg/concertseries

Vignesh & Friends

Enjoy an evening with Vignesh & Friends as they present Tamil and Hindi film songs, including 1960s classics and current hits.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7, 7.45 & 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Nanyang Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra

The Nanyang Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra will perform its modern take on traditional Chinese music and interpret Western classical and modern pop pieces using classical Chinese instruments.

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

From The Theatre & Beyond

Music director Julian Wong steps out of the orchestra pit to present his favourite Singapore songs from the theatre and beyond. Sharing the stage with him are Daniel Chai, Colin Yong and Rizal Sanip.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Mon & Tue, 7 & 7.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Protest The Hero

This concert by Canadian progressive metal band Protest The Hero features home-grown band Kate Of Kale as the opening act.

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, Multi-purpose Hall MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tue, 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm) ADMISSION: $55 (advance), $60 (standard), $68 (at the door) INFO: Tickets from www.aliwalartscentre.sg

CHARITY

H&M Garment Collecting Initiative During World Recycle Week 2016

H&M is conducting a global World Recycle Week campaign from now to Sunday. It is aiming to collect 1,000 tonnes of unwanted garments worldwide. For each kilogram of garments collected in Singapore, H&M will donate €0.02 (3 Singapore cents) to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. For each bag that a customer donates, the label will give him two vouchers entitling him to 15 per cent off purchases.

WHERE: All H&M stores in Singapore MRT: Various WHEN: Till Sun, usual operating hours ADMISSION: Free INFO: about.hm.com & www.spmf.org.sg/upcoming

SPORTS

Armour@TheBay 2016 Edition

Take part in free workouts for the public every Tuesday evening.

WHERE: Clifford Square, 82 Collyer Quay, Fullerton Bay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Every Tue till June 28, 6.30 - 7.30pm or 7.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.tripleready.com/events

RunningHour 2016: Run So Others Can

This event features two categories - the 5km and 10km non-competitive runs. To experience the challenges faced by runners with visual impairment, participants are invited to be part of the "Blind Run" category. The event will include an all-day, non-stop mass Dance Fitness session for runners and non-runners.

WHERE: East Coast Park, Angsana Green MRT: Eunos WHEN: July 10, 7.30am ADMISSION: 10km "Blind Run": $40 (past participants' rate till June 19), $40 (early-bird rate till April 30 ), $45 (standard rate till June 19); 5km "Blind Run": $35 (past participants' rate till June 19), $35 (early-bird rate till April 30 ), $40 (standard rate till June 19); Non-Stop Dance Fitness: $20 (past participants' rate till June 19), $20 (early-bird rate till April 30); $25 (standard rate till June 19) INFO: Register at www.runninghour2016.com

Mizuno Ekiden 2016

Back for the second year, Singapore's first full-fledged Ekiden relay race will be a competition among teams of four runners. Each transition point brings runners and the community

together to discover the Japanese culture and spirit. A Matsuri-inspired race village features Japanese food and beverages, games and cultural activities.

WHERE: The Promontory @ Marina Bay, 11 Marina Boulevard MRT: Bayfront/Downtown WHEN: July 16, from 4pm ADMISSION: Early-bird period (till April 30): open category (team of four) for 42.195km - $200; open category (team of four) for 21.1km - $180; corporate category (team of four) - $180, five teams or more from the same company - $171 (a team); regular period (May 1 - June 10): open category (team of four) for 42.195km - $260; open category (team of four) for 21.1km - $240; corporate category (team of four) for 21.1km - $240; five teams or more from the same company - $228 (a team) INFO: Tickets from www.mizunoekiden.sg

TALKS

Sayang Singapura: Illustrating Memories From Home

Xin Li, the illustrator behind Sayang Singapura, an exhibition on the experience of growing up in a changing landscape, will speak about the encounters that have shaped his memories and illustrations of Singapore.

WHERE: The URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road, Level 3, White Room MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am (registration starts at 10.30am) ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.aude.sg

Conservation Science And X-Ray's Role In It

Radiologist Kenneth Yeo will share his experience of imaging some of Singapore's historical and heritage artefacts.

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

HDB Heartland Talk - Caring For Your Home & The Environment

Find out about renovation trends and guidelines, as well as tips on fire safety, home maintenance and indoor gardening, at this talk.

WHERE: HDB Hub Auditorium 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Basement 1 MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: April 30, 2 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Thu. Register at www.hdb.gov.sg/heartlandbeat

Singapore's Sculpture Trail

Many of Singapore's most important tourist landmarks include sculptures by home-grown and internationally renowned artists. This talk by Dr Sian Jay, an anthropologist, will take participants on a virtual tour of some of the works.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 01-02 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: April 30, 4.30pm ADMISSION: $50 TEL: 6255-0711/6733-2155 INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com

CLASSES

Baby Weaning Workshop

At this workshop for parents with babies aged older than six months, a nutritionist from KK Women's and Children's Hospital will share information on baby nutrition and weaning. There will also be a cooking demonstration on baby food.

WHERE: KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Patient Education Centre Room 1 MRT: Little India WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $10 (KK Juniors Club members), $15 (non-members) INFO: Registration closes when full. To register, call 6394-1268 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm). Go to www.kkh.com.sg/events

For Writers: Pitching Your Work And Engaging The Right Agents

In this workshop, editor and former literary agent Fran Lebowitz will touch on topics such as developing believable characters and finding the right agent.

WHERE: National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Level 5, Possibility Room MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: April 29, 9.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $155 TEL: 6848-8297/6848-8295 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Discover The Storyteller Within You 2: Storytelling With Pictures

In this workshop, adults will learn to tell stories using visual materials to guide their audience's imagination.

WHERE: National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Level 5, Possibility Room MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: April 30, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $52.50 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Teaching Literary Styles Through Modern Poetry

This workshop is suitable for humanities students, poetry enthusiasts and those who enjoy contemporary poetry.

WHERE: Heritage Place, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street, Seminar Room, 02-08 MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: April 30, 9.30am - 2.30pm ADMISSION: $47.38 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

FESTIVALS

Youth Festival: Youths Celebrate Earth!

Gardens by the Bay celebrates Earth Day with two days of youth-centric activities, to raise awareness and appreciation of environmental issues. Over the weekend, take part in activities such as trails, crafts, games and performances as well as watch a dance competition.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Supertree Grove, North Colonnade MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, various times ADMISSION: All programmes are free, except for zorbing. Admission charges to the Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe