Happenings - Gigs

The spiked roof of the Esplanade.
The spiked roof of the Esplanade. PHOTO: ST FILE

The Suitcase

The Suitcase, comprising Euntaek Kim (keyboard), Jase Sng (bass) and Aaron James Lee (drums), will pay tribute to soul artist D'Angelo in this edition of the Mosaic Jazz Fellows.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 8 & 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Didge Vibrations - Magic And Didgeridoo Fusion

A performance by Didge Vibrations, a fusion band combining a live magic performance with the Australian didgeridoo and Indian classical beats and rhythms.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 6, 6.45 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Songs Of Those Years By Cheng San Chinese Orchestra

Cheng San Chinese Orchestra will present a concert of popular Mandopop songs, including hits by Jay Chou and Stefanie Sun.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Concert In The Park - A Performance By The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will perform The Four Seasons by Vivaldi.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard/Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 6 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7138 INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg/events

Rustic Vibes

Music group Rustic Vibes presents their second instalment of Soul Hip, a series of original compositions of swing, hip and groove.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Jan 16, 6, 6.45 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Rie Fu Band Live In Singapore - Life Is Like A Boat

Japanese singer-songwriter Rie Fu, who is known for one of the theme songs of anime series Bleach, will be collaborating with local band Goodfellas. On the same day, she will also hold Rie Fu Baby & Kids Concert In Singapore 2016 (mainly in Japanese).

WHERE: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Jan 16, 7pm (Life Is Like A Boat); 2pm (Rie Fu Baby & Kids Concert In Singapore 2016) ADMISSION: Life Is Like A Boat: $40 (standard), $55 (standard & Polaroid). Rie Fu Baby & Kids Concert In Singapore 2016: Free (children under six), $20 (children aged seven to 18), $35 (adults) INFO: Tickets from riefu-life-is-like-a-boat.peatix.com for Life Is Like A boat concert & from riefu-baby-kids-concert.peatix.com for Rie Fu Baby & Kids Concert in Singapore 2016. Go to www.facebook.com/riefuofficial

Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful World Tour 2015-2016

This will be Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish's first show in Singapore and their only show in South-east Asia.

WHERE: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, Singapore Resorts World Sentosa, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Jan 18, 8pm ADMISSION: $112 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


CHARITY

SPH Red Apple Day

Donate blood and save lives at this SPH Cares Project by the Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility Division in collaboration with The Singapore Red Cross Society.

WHERE: SPH News Centre Auditorium, 1000 Toa Payoh North MRT: Braddell WHEN: Tue, noon - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: For blood donation details, go to www.hsa.gov.sg

Singapore Association Of The Visually Handicapped (SAVH): The Beacon Of Light Charity Concert 2016

In aid of the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), performers at this concert include singers Qin Huai, Zhou Xiao Wan and Jin Lai from Malaysia.

WHERE: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Jan 16, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $41 - $172 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


SPORTS

Men's Health Urbanathlon 2016

In the seventh edition of this event, nine urban obstacles - both new and modified from previous years - await contestants. Each finisher will get a medal, finisher's T-shirt and personalised certificate. A race village will provide food and drinks. The race is open to men and women 18 years old and older.

WHERE: Kallang Practice Track, 15 Stadium Road MRT: Kallang/ Stadium WHEN: March 13, 7am ADMISSION: Individual: $108 (early bird till Jan 15), $128 (Jan 16 - Feb 14) INFO: Register at urbanathlon.mens health.com.sg/2016


TALKS

Japan's Post-war Political Reform And South-east Asia

At this talk, Dr Naoko Kumada, research fellow at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, will provide insights into Japan's international and security policies and how the Abe administration's strategies for post-war political reform will affect Japan's relationship with South-east Asia.

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

Public Forum On Presbyopia - "Lau Hua"

Find out more about presbyopia at this public forum from Assistant Professor Mohamad Rosman and Associate Professor Joghbir Mehta of Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC).

WHERE: Auditorium, Level 4, SNEC, 11 Third Hospital Avenue MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Tomorrow, 10 - 11.30am (register from 9.30am) ADMISSION: $5 with light refreshments TEL: 6332-8822 (office hours) INFO: To register, SMS your full name, number of persons attending and "9 Jan" to 9710-8463 or e-mail events@snec.com.sg. Go to www.snec.com.sg or www.sneclaser visioncentre.com.sg

Share Investor 2016 Market Outlook Conference

Learn how to build a winning portfolio in the current uncertain market from regional investment experts from Taiwan and China. The seminar will be conducted in Mandarin.

WHERE: NTUC Auditorium, Level 7, 1 Marina Boulevard MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - 3pm ADMISSION: $120 TEL: 6517-8777 INFO: For inquiries, e-mail accounts@shareinvestor.com. Register at notice.shareinvestor.com/outlook2016

Ramayana - A Tale Of Endurance And Influence

Siva Kumar, a founding member of the Gita Reading Society in Singapore, will talk about the spirit of the Ramayana and its cultural and spiritual relevance in today's troubled world.

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

MDIS Breakfast Talk Series: Smart Nation Initiative

Mr Steve Leonard, executive deputy chairman of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, will talk about the Smart Nation initiative. Dr Tan Guan Hong, programme director of A*Star's Institute for Infocomm Research and vice-president of the Singapore Industrial Automation Association, will discuss how organisations and the community will benefit from the initiative.

WHERE: MDIS Campus, Stirling Road MRT: Queenstown WHEN: Jan 15, 9 - 11am ADMISSION: $80 (non- members). Complimentary for MDIS members, alumni & invited guests TEL: 6473-5885 INFO: Register at www.mdis.edu.sg/events


CLASSES

Simply Her's Family Workshop

Join this fun-filled family workshop to pick up tips to inspire your child to read from an early age. Your kids will also be introduced to games and exercises.

WHERE: Lorna Whiston Preschool, 9 Winchester Road MRT: Queenstown WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $55 (two adults & one child); $40 (one adult & one child); $25 (additional child) INFO: Register at campaign.herworldplus.com/sherfamilyworkshop2015. Registration fee includes a pair of unisex Skechers Kids Synergy Mini Sprint Sneakers

Mindfulness Taster Session

This interactive workshop will introduce participants to mindfulness.

WHERE: Connected Sense Psychological Practice, 115 Amoy Street MRT: Telok Ayer/Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $99 TEL: 6646-9592 INFO: For registration & inquiries, e-mail mindfulness@ connectedsense.sg. Go to www.connectedsense.sg

World Lit Workshops Presents Bad B!tch Poetics By Sally Wen Mao

At this workshop, discover what it means to be a "bad b!tch" in the context of your creative and poetic practices. Participants will also write poems and build a dossier that reflects the definition of "bad b!tch" poetics.

WHERE: Council Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $50; $35 (concession) TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: Tickets from www.theartshouse.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe