Happenings - Gigs

SCO Community Series: Love At Toa Payoh

Helmed by its resident conductor Quek Ling Kiong, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra will perform Chinese New Year pieces. The audience will also learn about the origins of these festive tunes.

WHERE: Toa Payoh HDB Hub, 460 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Tomorrow, 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg

Rustic Vibes

Music group Rustic Vibes present 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: Tomorrow, 6, 6.45 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Akshara Collective

Singer-songwriter Akshara fronts an Indian rock, neo-soul and funk band, which include drummer Matthias Adam, bass player Fadzil Zainudin, guitarist Melvin Cyril and keyboardist Yuk Wong.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 8.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Nightly Stage Shows

Local entertainers and troupes from China will be putting on nightly performances of festive songs, cultural music and lively dances.

WHERE: Kreta Ayer Square MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Tomorrow - Feb 7, 8 - 10.30pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.chinatownfestivals.sg

A Night Of Ambient Rock Night With Arson (SG) X Prune Deer (HK)

Catch rock band Arson from Singapore and four-piece math-rock band Prune Deer from Hong Kong for a night of ambient rock music.

WHERE: Hood Bar and Cafe, 05-07 Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Mon, 8pm ADMISSION: $30 (standard); $35 (at the door) TEL: 6221-8846 INFO: Tickets at arsonprunedeer.peatix.com

Ebi & Friends

Ebi Shankara and Vijay Anand will perform classic Tamil film songs from the 1990s.

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

Music-In-The-City @ Ngee Ann City

Enjoy a performance by Choa Chu Kang Secondary School's all-girls choir who will belt out a medley of pop and R&B songs.

WHERE: Level 1, Civic Plaza (outdoor), Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Wed, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ngeeanncity.com.sg/eventspromotions

SCO Music Oasis: Spring In The Garden

Join the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and immerse in the Chinese New Year atmosphere at Gardens by the Bay. Conducted by SCO assistant conductor Moses Gay, the concert features festive tunes including Celebration Overture, Happy Times and Spring Festival Overture. The orchestra will also perform Di Tanjong Katong and Yarkaiyin Kaatchhi.

WHERE: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Jan 23, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg


CHARITY

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

This concert, featuring performers such as Qin Huai, Zhou Xiao Wan and Jin Lai from Malaysia, is in aid of SAVH.

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

EcoBank Charity Bazaar

Shop for a good cause at City Square Mall. City Developments Limited and Eco-Business have launched EcoBank, a new initiative to collect pre-loved items and raise funds to support disadvantaged women and children under the care of the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations. There will be an inflatable castle for kids to play in.

WHERE: City Square Mall, B1 Fountain Square, 180 Kitchener Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 10am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6595-6595 INFO: www.citysquaremall.com.sg or www.facebook.com/citysquaremall


TALKS

The Hainanese Kopitiam

Journalist and foodie David Yip explores the Hainanese influence on Singapore's food culture.

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

Understanding Dementia

A common myth of dementia is that it affects only the elderly. In reality, it can affect anyone. Find out more about the types of dementia, as well as their treatment and intervention.

WHERE: Agape Village, 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Jan 23, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $10 (payment collected at the door & concession for Thrive partners only) TEL: 6801-7467 INFO: Refreshments will be served & door gifts will be given to participants. Call or e-mail registration@clarity-singapore.org to register. Go to www.clarity-singapore.org

Lunch & Learn @ The LLiBrary - Social Entrepreneurship

At this hour-long lunchtime workshop at the LLiBrary at the National Library Board, learn about a wide range of resources and services for professional development.

WHERE: The LLiBrary @ Lifelong Learning Institute, 03-02 (via Lobby B), 11 Eunos Road 8 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Jan 28, 12.30 - 1.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary. Go to www.nlb.gov.sg/sure/llibraryseries

National Geographic Live - Ocean Wild With Brian Skerry

American photojournalist Brian Skerry shares images that capture the intelligence of dolphins, him hanging out with the Arctic harp seal, the truth about the global fish crisis and his global search for the world's most endangered whale, the right whale.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Jan 24, 3pm ADMISSION: $42 - $63 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.nglive.org/singapore


SPORTS

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 personalised 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: Individual: $108 (early bird till today), $128 (tomorrow - Feb 14) INFO: Register at urbanathlon.menshealth.com.sg/2016


CLASSES

Discover The Storyteller Within You 1

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the elements that make a story come to life; how to select and memorise stories; and engage in group storytelling exercises.

WHERE: Seminar Room, Heritage Place, 02-08, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Jan 23, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $52.50 TEL: 6848-8297/6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.book council.sg

Finding Success On Your Publishing Journey

Join this workshop to learn about the different publishing options and their pros and cons.

WHERE: Imagination Room, Level 5, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Jan 29, 9.30am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $93.50 TEL: 6848-8297/6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.book council.sg


FESTIVALS

Artwalk Little India 2016

Through artworks, film, music and many other performances by students from Lasalle College of the Arts, the history and traditions of Little India, as well as the personal stories of its long-term residents, will be brought to life in a multi-sensory art experience.

WHERE: Little India Precinct MRT: Little India WHEN: Tue - Jan23, various timings ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6496-5000 INFO: E-mail contact.us@lasalle. edu.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/artwalklittleindia or www.lasalle. edu.sg/live-at-lasalle/events

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 15, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI15'. Print Edition | Subscribe