Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

The Silk Roots

The Silk Roots are a collective of composers and improvisers who come together to make beautiful sounds embracing culture and good vibes. It is led by Raghavendran Rajasekaran on the Indian classical flute. The other members are from the music industry: Shivanesh (percussion), Tim De Cotta (bass) and Gildon (pipa).

WHERE: Music Love Yoga, 340A Joo Chiat Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: Today, 8 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: $20 (at the door) INFO: Light vegetarian refreshments will be provided. For more information, e-mail info@musicloveyoga.org. Go to www.facebook.com/musicloveyoga

Kallang ArtsBites: Ukulele Performance

Dick Yip & The Minstrels will perform popular local songs and oldies in various languages and dialects as part of Kallang Community Club's monthly ArtsBites series.

WHERE: Kallang Community Club, Courtyard, 45 Boon Keng Road MRT: Boon Keng WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: artsforall.sg

My Generation To Yours

The Singapore Armed Forces' Music and Drama Company perform the hottest hits from the 1960s to now.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30, 8.45 & 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Teng @ Tanglin Halt By The Teng Ensemble

Witness The Teng Ensemble's distinctive East-West style as they play genres ranging from folk to rock on Eastern and Western instruments. Part of Arts For All.

WHERE: Block 88 Tanglin Halt Road MRT: Commonwealth WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: artsforall.sg

The Human Seasons

Sopranos Cheryl Lee Peixin and Joyce Lee Tung and pianist Aloysius Foong perform solo art songs and duets by composers such as Benjamin Britten, Felix Mendelssohn and Alexander Zemlinsky.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Mon, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Busking: Nostalgia

Home-grown band Music In The City SG perform Mandarin pop songs from well-known boybands.

WHERE: Mist Walk @ Marina Bay, Waterfront Promenade, 2 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: March 11, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.micsg.band & www.facebook.com/musicinthecitysg

Feelin' Good

Join the National University of Singapore Jazz Band and enjoy the bold, brassy sounds of the big band, the varied rhythms of the combo bands and the honeyed tones of vocalese. Presented in conjunction with the NUS Arts Festival.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: March 12, 7pm ADMISSION: $18 INFO: E-mail nusjazzband@gmail.com for tickets. Go to www.cfa.nus.edu.sg/calendar


CHARITY

Fight For Hope - Singapore Kickboxing Nationals

The Singapore Kickboxing Nationals are nine matches held to search for the best to be part of the National Kickboxing Team. All profits from the ticket sales will be donated to the Children's Wishing Well in support of the KidsExcel programme.

WHERE: Trifecta Martial Arts, Horse City, 100 Turf Club Road MRT: Sixth Avenue/Buona Vista WHEN: Tomorrow, 7 - 10pm ADMISSION: $40 INFO: Tickets from fightforhope.peatix.com. Go to www.facebook.com/singaporefightingchampionships


SPORTS

J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

The race is back for its 14th edition. Held in the Central Business District with the finish line adjacent to the F1 Pit Building, the 5.6km team run is open to full-time employees of local businesses and corporations.

WHERE: Esplanade (start point), 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: April 27, 5.30pm (flag-off) ADMISSION: $70 a person TEL: 6248-5499 INFO: Register at www.jpmorganchasecc.com/events.php by March 31


TALKS

Wanderlust - The Amazing Ida Pfeiffer

Dr John van Wyhe, a historian of science, tells the story of Ida Pfeiffer (1797-1858), the first woman to circle the globe alone. It is the tale of a stubborn tomboy, lovers torn apart and a miserable housewife who decided to follow her dreams despite society's disapproval.

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 

I Still Do Lunchtime Talk - Face Me, Not Facebook

Families For Life's lunchtime talk discusses how to enjoy the good side of social media without letting it take a toll on one's marriage. Discover the ups and downs of marriage in the digital age with married couple Gary and Joanna Koh, who have more than 25 years of experience working with married couples, parents and youth.

WHERE: TCC, 51 Circular Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: March 3, 12.30 - 1.30pm ADMISSION: $12 a person or $16 a couple (inclusive of lunch) INFO: Tickets from www.bit.ly/I-Still-Do

Understanding Common Urological Conditions

In this public forum, learn from experts about how to manage common urological conditions. Topics include the influence of diet on urinary stone diseases, prostate cancer and recurrent urinary tract infections.

WHERE: Block 6, Level 9, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: March 4, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: $5 & $7 (on-site registration) INFO: To register, call 6321-4056/6321-3312 during office hours from Mon - Fri (9am - 4pm). Go to www.sgh.com.sg

Youth Depression & Self-harm

Young people who grapple with developmental changes, increasing societal demands and family expectations may suffer from depression. In this talk, participants can understand more about youth depression and self-harm, learn to recognise their early warning signs and find ways to improve mental well-being.

WHERE: Multi-purpose hall, Level 1 Agape Village, 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh MRT: Braddell/Toa Payoh WHEN: March 4, 10am - noon, registration starts at 9.30am ADMISSION: $10 a participant, free for students upon presentation of student card TEL: 6801-7467 INFO: Register at www.clarity-singapore.org/english-programmes.html

Pre-school Seminar

Expert speakers, such as specialist psychologists, speech and language therapists and pre-school educational therapists, will share effective strategies to support the learning needs of pre-school children as well as those who may be at risk of developing learning difficulties. WHERE: Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: March 18, 9am - 2pm ADMISSION: $48 (excluding $1 booking fee) TEL: 6444-5700 INFO: For inquiries, e-mail info@das.org.sg. To register, go to www.ps2017.eventzilla.net


CLASSES

The Philippine Madrigal Singers Choral Workshop

This workshop by choirmaster Mark Anthony Carpio will explore vocal techniques that cover breathing, blend, intonation, control and diction.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 11am ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg

Jewellery Casting Workshop By The Imperial Smithster

Learn the basic techniques of silicone rubber mould-making - from choosing the right type of silicone to venting. Participants can familiarise themselves with the types of metals used in jewellery-making, as well as melt and pour pewter.

WHERE: Gallery & Co's outdoor bar, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sun, 4 - 6pm ADMISSION: $100 a participant, maximum of eight people a session INFO: Participants are entitled to one non-alcoholic drink each. Register at galleryandco.peatix.com. Go to www.facebook.com/GalleryandCo

IP & Social Media

Learn to prepare and implement a social media policy for business as well as manage intellectual property risks.

WHERE: 01-01 Manulife Centre, 51 Bras Basah Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Tue, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $214 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at alap.bookcouncil.sg

Fun With Asian Folktales

In this workshop, learn to use games, songs and activities to tell tales steeped in Asian culture and history. Suitable for those who work with children aged five to eight.

WHERE: Savvy Training Rooms, 28-15 International Plaza, 10 Anson Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: March 4, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $52.50 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Good, Clean Copy - How Editing Can Make Good Writing Great

Through lessons and practical assignments, participants will learn to edit their own writing.

WHERE: Diamond Room, ChartNexus, 34-08 International Plaza, 10 Anson Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: March 23 & 24, 9.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $296.45 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg


FESTIVALS

SMU Samba Masala: Viva O Samba

Viva O Samba, a festival centred on Brazilian samba culture, will feature performances from local percussion acts, such as Wicked Aura, Nadi Singapura, ZingO Festival Drum Group and Brazilian dance groups such as Bantus Capoeira. There will also be food vendors and fringe activities.

WHERE: Singapore Management University, 81 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: March 4, 4 - 10.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sambamasala.com & www.facebook.com/SMUVivaOSamba

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe