Happenings - Gigs


Airplay: Take Two

Indie-pop group Take Two perform songs from their chart-topping debut EP, Pairs.

WHERE: 100 Victoria Street, Central Public Library, Square Garden MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: March 12, 4 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Rebecca Li And Jonathan Charles Tay

Soprano Rebecca Li and tenor Jonathan Charles Tay will bring you a selection of popular opera arias, art songs and duets. Pianist April Foo accompanies them on piano.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Concourse MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 5.15, 6.15 & 7.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com


Indonesian singer-songwriter Neonomora's music combines electronic, rock and soul. Her latest album Seeds was released in Japan last month.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Outdoor Theatre MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 6.30 & 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

NAC-ExxonMobil Concert In The Park

Indulge in a relaxing afternoon of nostalgic tunes such as Kopi-O and Moonlight In The City by Chinese chamber music ensemble Ding Yi Music Company, featuring Campus Superstar winners Shawn Tok and Yap Jia Min. There will also be interactive fringe activities.

WHERE: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 4.30 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sbg.org.sg

Nafa School Of Music

Music students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts will perform classical standards as well as modern music.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Concourse MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Mon, March 21 & 22, 7.15 & 8.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

SMU Guitarissimo

Join Singapore Management University Guitarissimo for an evening of instrumental music as it presents familiar pieces such as Anitra's Dance by Edvard Grieg, Slavonic Dance No. 7 and Op. 46 by Antonin Dvorak.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Concourse MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tue, 7.15 & 8.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

SPH Gift Of Music Series: SSO At Victoria Concert Hall And Gardens By The Bay

Kicking off this year's SPH Gift of Music series, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor Jason Lai will showcase favourite orchestral works at the Victoria Concert Hall and Gardens by the Bay. Experience the waltz and minuet through the ages with notable pieces such as Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite and Yumeji's Theme from Wong Kar Wai's movie In The Mood For Love (2000).

WHERE: 9 Empress Place, Victoria Concert Hall MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Thu, 12.30pm WHERE: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay, The Meadow MRT: Bayfront WHEN: March 13, 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sso.org.sg


ActiveSG March School Holiday Kids Programme

This fun ActiveSG March School Holiday kids' programme offers a variety of activities for your child to stay healthy and learn a new sport such as tennis, floorball or in-line skating. The football clinic will be conducted by former S-League player Aleksandar Duric. There are also workshops for parents and children.

WHERE: ActiveSG sport centres around Singapore MRT: Various WHEN: March 12 - 20, various times ADMISSION: Various prices (ActiveSG credits can be used to offset 30 per cent of the fee) INFO: For more information or to register, go to www.myactivesg.com/start-out/children-youth


The British Museum: A Brief History And A Look At Some Of Its Treasures

Ms Tina Nixon, a docent with Friends of the Museums (Singapore), will speak on the history of the British Museum and some of its treasures, including several highlights at the exhibition, Treasures Of The World From The British Museum.

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

Electronic Music Lecture-Workshop And Performance By Shueh-li Ong

Musician Shueh-li Ong will give a short account of the historical and cultural study of electronic music, particularly in reference to the colourful life of the theremin. She will also demonstrate theremin and synthesizer techniques.

WHERE: 151 Bencoolen Street, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Campus 3, Recital Hall (C5-02) MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tue, 7.30 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6512-4179 INFO: E-mail music@nafa.edu.sg. Go to www.nafa.edu.sg

SG Author Series: Meet The Author - Josephine Chia

Josephine Chia will talk about her journey as a writer of fiction and non-fiction and her interest in preserving the past through literature.

WHERE: 100 Victoria Street, Central Public Library, Multi-Purpose Room MRT: City Hall/Bugis WHEN: March 20, 3 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at library eKiosks or www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


Coffee Mug Pottery Workshop With Elizabeth Gan

Learn to make your own coffee mug from Elizabeth Gan, who will also talk about ceramic processes and the functionality of the mug.

WHERE: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall Tower 1, The Art Space @ Suntec, 01-448 MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow , 3 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $108 INFO: Register at cmpottery workshop.peatix.com

Social Documentary - Strategies And Advocacy Led By VII Photo Agency Photographer Sim Chi Yin

In this one-day workshop, photographer Sim Chi Yin will discuss the practice and ethics of taking one step beyond telling stories and advocating with your pictures. This workshop is part of Stories That Matter.

WHERE: 155 Middle Road, Objectifs, Workshop Space MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Tue, 9am - 6pm ADMISSION: $320 TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: Participants are required to take along an outline of their own projects to participate in the group edit. Register at www.objectifs.com.sg/social-documentary

Motion And Documentary Led By VII Photo Agency photographer Jessica Dimmock

Photographer Jessica Dimmock will teach participants to maximise what they already know about photography to shoot visually nuanced and compelling videos. This workshop is part of Stories That Matter.

WHERE: 155 Middle Road, Objectifs, Workshop Space MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Wed - March 11, 9am - 6pm ADMISSION: $1,120 (3 sessions) TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: Register at www.objectifs.com.sg/motion-and-documentary

SCO Composer Workshop 2016

At this one-day composer workshop by Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO), the orchestra will perform selected compositions under the baton of SCO music director Yeh Tsung. In the sharing session in the afternoon, he along with composer Phoon Yew Tien and selected SCO sectional principals and musicians will provide feedback. The sharing session will be conducted in Mandarin.

WHERE: 7 Shenton Way, Singapore Conference Hall MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: March 14, 9am - 5pm ADMISSION: Ticketed free admission INFO: Tickets from composer2016.eventbrite.sg

Reading Comprehension Strategies For Children With Dyslexia

This workshop is for parents and teachers working with dyslexic children aged six to 10. Reading passages and graded word lists are provided to help participants better understand dyslexia.

WHERE: 21 Tan Quee Lan Street, Heritage Place, Seminar Room, 02-08 MRT: Bugis WHEN: March 19, 9.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $103.75 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

ALAP-IPA IP Knowledge Series: IP & Social Media

Learn how one can better protect intellectual property rights while making use of social media to build a brand online. This course is co-organised with the Academy of Literary Arts & Publishing Singapore.

WHERE: 51 Bras Basah Road, IP Academy, Manulife Centre, 01-01 MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: March 22, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $197.95, with 90 per cent MDA funding available TEL: 6330-8683 INFO: E-mail edna_ong@ipacademy.com.sg. Register at www.ipacademy.com.sg


St Patrick's Festival 2016

From now to March 20, look forward to activities happening all across the island, including music performances and a host of drink and food specials at participating bars. The highlight is the St Patrick's Street Festival and Parade taking place at Boat Quay and the adjacent Circular Road on March 19 and 20 from 2 to 10pm.

INFO: www.facebook.com/Guinness.SG

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 04, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Subscribe