Happenings - Gigs


Telling Stories Through Music

Alex Oh is a film composer, music producer and pianist who has scored many award-winning features ranging from family-oriented films such as Taxi! Taxi! and My Dog Dou Dou to darker ones such as Rule Number One, Faeryville and The Maid.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7 & 7.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Evergreen Classics From Chinese Movies & Serials

Stroll down memory lane with Zelda Tatiana Ng as she sings memorable Mandarin and Cantonese theme songs from movies and television serials.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7, 7.45 & 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Vokatones & The Outside Edition

Vokatones, a fun-loving a cappella ensemble, sing familiar tunes from various genres.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive, MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 7 & 7.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Symphonic G-On! By AudioImage Wind Ensemble

Enjoy an afternoon of music from the world of video games, including role-playing games such as Kingdom Hearts and The Mario & Luigi series.

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

Weekend Nachos With Primitive Man

American power violence band Weekend Nachos, who are retiring as a group and will be releasing their fifth and final album, Apology, will perform here for the first and last time, bringing along death sludge/funeral punk band Primitive Man from Denver. Home-grown acts such as Wormrot, Demisor and Abrasion, as well as several Malaysian groups are also in the line-up.

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: April 17, from 4.30pm (doors open at 4pm) ADMISSION: $32; $35 (before 7pm at the door); $40 (after 7pm at the door) INFO: Tickets from weekend.peatix. com. Go to www.aliwalartscentre.sg


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. The event will also showcase the launch of new children's books and a sale of popular titles including books by Roald Dahl and those from the Geronimo Stilton series.

WHERE: Marine Parade CC, Paya Lebar-Kovan CC, Tanjong Pagar CC

Bukit Batok CC & Nee Soon Central CC MRT: Various WHEN: Till April 17, 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 your 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; and Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, 03-18 MRT: Various WHEN: Various INFO: www.runninglab.com

SPORTS HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens

Party with DJ-producer Pete Tong after the final whistle on day one of the event. There will also be fun-filled activities around the Singapore Sports Hub throughout the day.

WHERE: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore Sports Hub

MRT: Stadium WHEN: April 16 & 17, 9am ADMISSION: Two-day pass for standard rate: $50 - $150 (adults); $25 - $75 (teens aged 12 - 18); $2 - $75 ( children under 12) TEL: 6476-7377/ 3158-7888 INFO: Tickets from singapore7s.sg or sportshubtix.sg

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 Sun), $65 (April 11 - 17); Rock Star pack (includes T-shirt, phone case, bottle, cap, bag, beat band, sticker & tattoo): $75 (till Sun), $90 (April 11 - 17) INFO: www.themusicrun.com

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 card- member/liv3ly member), $65 (full rate) TEL: 6248-5777 INFO: Register at www.straitstimesrun.com by April 15

Runninghour 2016: Run So Others Can

Runninghour 2016 features two run categories - 5km and 10km non- competitive runs. To experience the challenges faced by runners with visual impairment, participants are invited to be part of the "Blind Run" category. The event will include an all-day non-stop mass Dance Fitness session for both runners and non-runners.

WHERE: East Coast Park, Angsana Green MRT: Eunos WHEN: July 10, 7.30am ADMISSION: 10km Blind Run: $40 (past participants' rate till June 19), $40 (early-bird rate till April 30 ), $45 (normal rate till June 19); 5km Blind Run: $35 (past participants' rate till June 19), $35 (early-bird rate till April 30 ), $40 (normal rate till June 19); Non-Stop Dance Fitness: $20 (past participants' rate till June 19), $20 (early-bird rate till April 30 ); $25 (normal rate till June 19) INFO: Register at www.runninghour2016.com


Singapore's Sculpture Trail

This lecture by Dr Sian Jay, an anthropologist, will take participants on a virtual tour of some of the works in hotels and office buildings and dotted around streets and squares in the city.

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

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

Cita Seni will showcase almost two dozen sketches by Singapore poet and artist Suraidi Sipan. Hear how this multi-talented artist balances his passion for sketching and poetry as well as his observations on the link between poets and painters.

WHERE: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Blue Room MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: April 16, 11am ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332- 6900 INFO: www.theartshouse.sg

Image, Text & Design: Illustrations Of Wagner's Operas

Book illustration in Europe enjoyed a Golden Age in parallel with the flowering of Art Nouveau, the dominant design style from 1890 to 1910. Showing a range of painted images and pen-and-ink drawings by European artists, author Lynn Pan will explain how the visual representations of Wagner's operas reflect that era's aesthetic tastes and social concerns.

WHERE: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Auditorium, Level 2 MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: April 16, 3 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: E-mail wagnersingapore@gmail.com by Tue

Building A World-Class Brand By Peter Draper

Peter Draper, commercial and marketing director at Spanish football club Valencia FC and former group marketing director at English football club Manchester United, will discuss 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

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 and how the Government and community have responded to it.

WHERE: National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, The Pod, Level 16 MRT: Bugis WHEN: April 20, 6.30 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


Parenting With Confidence Workshop

Equip yourself with a foundation to meet the 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 16, 9am - 1pm (pre-registration from 8.45am) ADMISSION: $50 (KK Juniors Club Members); $60 (non-KK Juniors Club Members) INFO: To register, call 6394-1268. Go to www.kkh.com.sg/events

Write Weird And Wonderful Stories (Speculative Fiction)

Learn to develop original speculative fiction concepts and draft the opening chapter or scene. By home-grown author Don Bosco.

WHERE: National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Possibility Room, Level 5 MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 9.30am - 1pm ADMISSION: $73 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Silver Writing: Writing My Memoir

This 10-week workshop enables participants to explore their life adventures in depth and chronicle the stories in a final project. Includes a session with author and winner of the Singapore Literature Prize (Non-Fiction, 2014), Josephine Chia.

WHERE: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Living Room MRT: Raffles Place/ City Hall WHEN: Tue - June 7, various times ADMISSION: $250 (10 sessions, include materials for bookbinding) TEL: 6332- 6900 INFO: 10 per cent discount for Silver Writing alumni. Register at www.theartshouse.sg

Neoclassicism, Romanticism & Realism: 18th And 19th Centuries European Art

This series will review the most important European visual arts movements of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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


Earth Film Festival

Singapore holds the first crowd-based sustainability film festival. Choose a film that interests you on the festival website, register and arrange to host a private screening between April 17 and 24.

INFO: Hosts can register their preferred film & screening dates at www.earthfestsingapore.com. There is no cost to hosts or the friends and family they invite. For inquiries, e-mail hello@earthfestsingapore.com

Tamil Language Festival 2016

The festival celebrates its 10th edition with more than 40 exciting programmes lined up till April 30. All programmes are conducted in Tamil.

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

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