Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

SCO Music Oasis: A Music Tapestry Of East And West

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra will perform a programme of classical Western pieces, including Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, Antonin Dvorak's Humoresque No. 7, Op. 101 and George Gershwin's Strike Up The Band. Blues music will also be featured with pieces from William Christopher Handy's St Louis Blues to Summer Palace, orchestrated by young local composer Phang Kok Jun.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg

Fun With Music! By The Philharmonic Winds

Join host William Ledbetter at the second edition of this event, where 12-year-old Chen Xinyu will dazzle the audience with her skills on the pipa, accompanied by the 60-strong orchestra. Principal tuba of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra Hidehiro Fujita will perform in the Singapore premiere of Fredrik Hogberg's Trolltuba for tuba and wind orchestra.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 5pm ADMISSION: $16 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Limelight 2016 - Nan Hua High School Symphonic Band

Enjoy tunes such as Japanese Graffiti No. 4, Glaznost and Chrysanthemum Terrace by Nan Hua High School Symphonic Band.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Wed, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $14 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Xinyao By The Sea

Enjoy xinyao songs performed by veteran and up-and-coming artists such as Roy Loi, Hong Shao Xuan, Pan Ying, Brenda Tang, Allan Moo, Chloe Seah and Chriz Tong. Organised by Joo Chiat Citizens' Consultative Committee.

WHERE: Angsana Green (East Coast Park Area E2) MRT: Paya Lebar/Eunos WHEN: April 9, 6.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: $5 (includes snacks & drinks coupons) INFO: Ticket holders will be able to redeem a free picnic mat with every purchase of four tickets. Tickets are available at Siglap South Community Centre or call 6241-1925 or e-mail cheoh_you_wei@pa.gov.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/joochiatourhome

Protest The Hero

This concert by Canadian progressive metal band Protest The Hero will feature local band Kate Of Kale as the opening act.

WHERE: Multi-purpose Hall, 28 Aliwal Street, Aliwal Arts Centre MRT: Bugis WHEN: April 26, 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm) ADMISSION: $55 (advance), $60 (standard), $68 (at the door) INFO: Tickets from www.aliwalartscentre.sg

Copeland: By Request

American indie rock band Copeland have reunited, after calling it quits in 2009, to release their sixth album. At this concert, they are allowing fans to choose the setlist.

WHERE: Tab Singapore, 442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel, 02-29 MRT: Orchard WHEN: May 3, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $128 (VIP, includes meet & greet); $78 (standard); $98 (at the door) INFO: All tickets are free-standing. Tickets from copelandsg.peatix.com


CHARITY

Project Love Sneaker VI - Give Shoes. Give Love.

From today to April 30, donate used running shoes in clean and reusable condition and receive a $50 voucher for each pair donated. All shoes collected will be donated to people with disabilities and disadvantaged youth from various charities supported by Community Chest.

INFO: www.runninglab.com


SPORTS

The Music Run By AIA

More than 120 speakers will line the route of this 5km run to pump out music across five themed zones. A music festival will follow.

WHERE: Sentosa Island MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: April 23, 3.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: Standard pack (includes T-shirt, bag, beat band, sticker & tattoo): $50 (till April 10), $65 (April 11 - 17); Rock Star pack (includes T-shirt, phone case, bottle, cap, bag, beat band, sticker & tattoo): $75 (till April 10), $90 (April 11 - 17) INFO: Register at www.themusicrun.com

The Straits Times Run In The City 2016

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

WHERE: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard 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 by April 15

Pocari Sweat Run 2016

The Pocari Sweat Run returns for the fifth consecutive year.

WHERE: The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue MRT: Bayfront/ Esplanade WHEN: July 23, 5pm ADMISSION: Early-bird rate for 10km: $52 (now till April 30), $60 (normal rate from May 1 to June 30); early-bird rate for 5km: $42 (now till April 30), $50 (normal rate from May 1 to June 30) INFO: For inquiries, e-mail info@pocarisweatrun.com. Register at www.pocarisweatrun.com


TALKS

TV Exposure And Non-cognitive And Cognitive Development Of Children In China

Dr Yvonne Chen Jie, assistant professor at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore, explores cable television exposure at community level for children between six and 10 years old. She finds strong evidence that early school age exposure to television negatively affects girls' mathematics test scores but not boys'. Further analysis indicates that television exposure positively affects boys' non-cognitive development.

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

The History Of Black & White Houses In Singapore

The black-and-white houses represent an important architectural tradition and remind people of the island's colonial past. Historian and academic Julian Davison will examine the cultural influences and architectural traditions behind the houses.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 01-02 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: $50 TEL: 6255-0711/6733-2155 INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com

The Intrigues Of Jade In Chinese Culture

Friends of the Museums (Singapore) docent Tan Shook Fong will discuss the importance of jade in Chinese culture.

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

Reflection On The Photographic Work Of George Porter, U.S. Diplomat In Singapore 1965-1970

Mr Kirk Wagar, United States Ambassador to Singapore, will speak about the recently published photo book, Singapore 60s: An Age Of Discovery by George Porter, the first US Embassy public affairs officer in Singapore.

WHERE: library@orchard, 277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway, 03-12 MRT: Somerset WHEN: Mon, 7 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


CLASSES

Parenting With Confidence Workshop

Join this workshop to equip yourself with a strong foundation to meet the formative needs of your child.

WHERE: KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Patient Education Centre Room 1 MRT: Little India WHEN: Tomorrow, April 9 & 16, 9am - 1pm (pre- registration starts at 8.45am) ADMISSION: $50 (KK Juniors Club Members); $60 (non-KK Juniors Club Members) INFO: For registration, call 6394-1268 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm). Go to www.kkh.com.sg/events

New Silk Road: Fresh Perspectives

The course examines the revitalisation of the new Silk Roads, focusing on the contemporary artistic culture of the Central Asian region. Through lectures and debates, participants will journey through more than 30 paintings, depicting subjects ranging from metaphorical landscapes to portraits.

WHERE: Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, McNally Campus MRT: Little India/Rochor WHEN: Mon - April 25 (every Mon & Wed), 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: $320 TEL: 6496-5066 INFO: E-mail shortcourses@lasalle.edu.sg. Go to www.lasalle.edu.sg

Italian Renaissance Art

This course will explain and outline the ideas and artists who made the Italian Renaissance one of the high points in Western art history.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 01-02 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Starts on Wed (five sessions), 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: $300 TEL: 6255-0711/ 6733-2155 INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com

Tulip Fabric Art

Join this unique up-cycling workshop to convert your wardrobe discards to something special.

WHERE: Supertree Grove, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay, Cannonball Room MRT: Bayfront WHEN: April 17, 2 - 4pm ADMISSION: $50 (Friends of the Gardens) & $60 (public) for a maximum of two participants TEL: 6420-6843 INFO: Register at www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/whatson by Mon

Architecture Photography

In this session, learn everything you need to know to improve your photography of architecture. Participants must know how to operate a DSLR camera.

WHERE: Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, McNally Campus MRT: Little India/Rochor WHEN: April 20 - May 14 (every Wed & Sat), 7 - 10pm (Wed), 10am - 1pm (Sat) ADMISSION: $490 TEL: 6496-5066 INFO: E-mail shortcourses@lasalle.edu.sg. Go to www.lasalle.edu.sg


FESTIVALS

Tamil Language Festival 2016

The Tamil Language Festival celebrates its 10th edition this year, with more than 40 exciting programmes lined up from tomorrow to April 30. All programmes are conducted in Tamil.

INFO: Calendar of events available at www.tamil.org.sg/en

Asian Festival Of Children's Content

Held from May 25 to 29, this annual festival at the National Library Building promotes the creation and appreciation of children's books and content, with a focus on Asian themes. It offers workshops, masterclasses, networking sessions and a book fair.

INFO: Call 6848-8290 or e-mail afcc@bookcouncil.sg. Register or buy tickets at www.afcc.com.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/AFCCSingapore

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe