Happenings - Gigs

Gabriel Lynch x Jonathan Meur

Kuala Lumpur-based Australian singer-songwriter Gabriel Lynch and Singapore-based French-Mauritian singer-songwriter Jonathan Meur will be performing songs from their albums.

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

The Sonomas x Cat Ong

Singapore 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: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Today, 7.15 & 8.15pm (concourse); Sun, 7.30 & 8.45pm (outdoor theatre) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Nightly Stage Shows

Home-grown 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 Sun, 8 - 10.30pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.chinatownfestivals.sg

Funeral For A Friend: Last Chance To Dance, The Final Tour

After 15 years, Welsh post-hardcore band Funeral For A Friend will say farewell to their fans after this tour. In Asia, they will be performing only in Singapore.

WHERE: Level 2 *Scape The Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Orchard/ Somerset WHEN: Feb 19, 8pm ADMISSION: $112 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

2016 CNBLUE Live In Singapore

This K-pop boyband, known for their high-energy live performances, will perform new renditions of their songs such as Domino and I'm A Loner.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Feb 13, 7pm ADMISSION: $118 - $268 TEL: 3158 -7888 INFO: www.sportshub.com.sg/sportshubtix

Valentine's Day 2016: A Bandstand Music Series

Enjoy the natural scenic setting this Valentine's Day and the live performances of Jack and Rai, HubbaBubbas and The Lorong Boys and Afterhours.

WHERE: Bandstand, Tanglin Gate, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Feb 13 & 14, 6 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471 -7361 INFO: www.sbg.org.sg or www.facebook.com/SingaporeBotanicGardens

Songs From Chen Jiaming

In this tribute concert in honour of Singapore songwriter Chen Jiaming, singers such as Olivia Ong, Jocie Guo, Joanna Dong, Cavin Soh and MICappella will present his songs such as Too Silly, About Love, Regret, Moonlight In The City, I Can Take Hardship and Like A Swallow. Part of Huayi 2016.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Feb 13, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $41 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

Hui Chun 2016

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa) alumni come together every year to write and paint Chinese New Year wishes in traditional Chinese calligraphy. Proceeds from the sale of artworks at the Pre-Chinese New Year Sale and huichun demonstration will go towards the Nafa Development Fund. Works from the Nafa Collection are not for sale.

WHERE: Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis/ Bras Basah WHEN: Feb 13, 11am - 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6512-4013 INFO: E-mail eriacara@nafa.edu.sg. Go to www.nafa.edu.sg/events/hui-chun-2016

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

Till 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

U Live - Walk For Wellness

At this 5km fun walk, there will be other health and wellness activities including zumba, KpopX Fitness and health talks. Each ticket-holder will receive a T-shirt and fun pack.

WHERE: Pasir Ris Park, Pasir Ris Central MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Feb 27, 7am - 1pm ADMISSION: $12 (NTUC member), $18 (public) TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: Register at www.ulive.sg by Feb 14

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 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, $110 (normal rate till Feb 12), $65 (additional adult); 4km Fun Run, $70 (normal rate till Feb 12 for those aged 13 & above), $52 (normal rate till Feb 12 for children aged between three & 12); 6km Besties Run, $150 (normal rate till Feb 12) INFO: Register at www.mylittlepony run.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

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

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

WHERE: Blue Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Feb 13, 20 & 27, 11am - 1pm ADMISSION: Single ticket, $20, $10 (concession); or season pass, $100, $50 (concession) TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: Tickets from www.theartshouse.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: 06-01 East Asian Institute Conference Room, 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

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 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, NUS Bukit Timah Campus, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Feb 19, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/ 6779-1037 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg


CLASSES

Valentine's Day Special: Miniature Garden Workshop For Couples (A Gardening Workshop)

In this workshop for couples, learn how to create a miniature garden.

WHERE: Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Feb 13 or 14, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $100 a couple INFO: Registration closes on Thu or when full. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Writing Styles And Techniques In Modern Poetry

Participants at this workshop will learn writing techniques used by modern 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: Feb 20, 9.30am - 2.30pm ADMISSION: $47.38 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

My Happy Pregnancy Workshop

Get tips to enjoy a happy pregnancy, learn to manage the hormonal changes that can affect your physical, emotional and mental well-being, and also find out how pilates can help you prepare your body 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 Feb 24

Dialogic Reading

This three-hour workshop highlights and emphasises the discussion that takes place between children and adults, as well as among children during reading. Learn ideas on promoting 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

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 05, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI05'. Print Edition | Subscribe