Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

A Musical Affair

Singer Kimberly Chan pays tribute to Cole Porter and songwriting team Kander and Ebb, performing their classic film and stage numbers, including Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate, New York, New York and Chicago. Aloysius Foong accompanies her on the piano.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Mon, 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 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

Jamie Lawson Live In Singapore

British singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson performs live in Singapore for the first time. He was the first artist signed by Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread Man record label and scored a No. 1 hit on the UK charts with his first release Wasn't Expecting That.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore MRT: Clementi WHEN: April 27, 8pm ADMISSION: $112 - $142 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Songs For Children Presents Hinds Live In Singapore

Spanish indie rock band Hinds make their Singapore debut.

WHERE: Kult Kafe, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Emily Hill MRT: Little India/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: May 11, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $35 (advance), $30 (student), $40 (at door) INFO: Tickets from www.peatix.com. Go to www.facebook.com/indiehk

CHARITY

Resorts World Sentosa's First Book Donation Drive

The public can donate new or preloved children's books of any language at five designated community clubs. The drive will lead up to the Imagine | Native - Creative Fest For Kids! at the S.E.A. Aquarium from May 27 to June 12. Donors will receive an admission ticket to the fiesta for every two or more books they donate.

WHERE: Marine Parade CC, Paya Lebar-Kovan CC, Tanjong Pagar CC, Bukit Batok CC & Nee Soon Central CC MRT: Various WHEN: Till Sun, 9am - 10pm daily (except for Nee Soon Central CC, 2.30 to 10pm) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.rwsentosa.com

Project Love Sneaker VI - Give Shoes. Give Love.

Till April 30, go to any Running Lab store to donate used running shoes in clean, reusable condition and receive a $50 store voucher. The shoes will be given to people with disabilities and disadvantaged youth from various charities supported by Community Chest.

WHERE: Running Lab outlets at Funan DigitaLife Mall, 109 North Bridge Road, 02-31; Velocity @ Novena Square, 238 Thomson Road, 01-47; & Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, 03-18 MRT: Various WHEN: Till April 30, various times INFO: www.runninglab.com

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

The Straits Times Run In The City 2016

The 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 cardmember/liv3ly member), $45 (full rate); 10km competitive run: $48 (loyal runner rate), $52 (OCBC cardmember/liv3ly member), $55 (full rate); 18.45km competitive run: $58 (loyal runner rate), $62 (OCBC cardmember/liv3ly member), $65 (full rate) TEL: 6248-5777 INFO: Register at www.straitstimesrun.com by today

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 (till April 30), $60 (normal rate from May 1 to June 30); early-bird rate for 5km: $42 (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

Artist Talk: The Loss Index II By Ye Shufang

Singaporean artist Ye Shufang will discuss her new series of artworks. The talk will commence with a poetry reading by artist and writer Tania De Rozario, followed by a dialogue between Shufang and Tania on the subject of loss and death in their works.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo Street, 02-06 MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 3pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: To register, e-mail mail@theprivatemuseum.org. Go to www.facebook.com/theprivatemuseum

An Introduction To Turkish Music

Learn to identify classical Turkish music and the instruments that make up its sound.

WHERE: library@esplanade, 8 Raffles Avenue, 03-01 MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3255/6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Cita Seni - The World Of Sketches: Poets And Painters At Work

This event showcases almost two dozen sketches by Singapore poet and artist Suraidi Sipan. Learn how the artist balances his passion for sketching and poetry.

WHERE: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Blue Room MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: www.theartshouse.sg

Recovering Lost Histories: The Cham Manuscripts And The Kingdom Of Champa Of The 17th-19th Centuries

In this talk, Dr Mohamed Effendy Abdul Hamid of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at National University of Singapore will discuss the importance of preserving and reading Cham manuscripts.

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

Countering The ISIS Threat

In the first of the Conversation Starters series by National Library Singapore and SIM University, experts will discuss the threat of terrorism in Singapore and the region.

WHERE: National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, The Pod, Level 16 MRT: Bugis WHEN: Wed, 6.30 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Building A World-Class Brand By Peter Draper

Peter Draper, commercial and marketing director at Spanish football club Valencia FC, discusses how to communicate and market a brand and transform a company's performance.

WHERE: SIM HQ, 461 Clementi Road, SIM Performing Arts Theatre MRT: Dover/ Clementi WHEN: April 22, 9 - 11.30am ADMISSION: $200 (public), $150 (UniSIM/SIM GE alumni) INFO: Call 6248-9447 or e-mail patricialee@sim.edu.sg

Twilight Tales - O Thiam Chin

Twilight Tales is a series of cosy literary gatherings and meet-the-author sessions.

On April 23, writer O Thiam Chin will share his thoughts on the creative writing processes behind his works.

WHERE: The Music Salon, 49 Niven Road MRT: Little India/Bugis WHEN: April 23, 6 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, e-mail mabel@bookcouncil.sg by Thu. Go to www.bookcouncil.sg/programmes

CLASSES

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: Wed - 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

For Writers: Pitching Your Work And Engaging The Right Agents

In this workshop, learn from editor and former literary agent Fran Lebowitz exercises for writing, developing believable characters, and finding the right agent, among other topics.

WHERE: National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Possibility Room, Level 5 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

FESTIVALS

Youth Festival: Youths Celebrate Earth!

In celebration of Earth Day, join Gardens by the Bay for two days of youth-centric activities to raise awareness and appreciation of environmental issues. Take part in a series of activities including trails, crafts, games and performances over the weekend as well as witness a pulsating dance competition by young people.

WHERE: Supertree Grove, North Colonnade, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay MRT: Bayfront WHEN: April 23 & 24, 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 15, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe