Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

The Day Trippers

Comprising a group of home-grown musicians , The Day Trippers pay tribute to The Beatles at Wala Wala Cafe Bar in Holland Village.

WHERE: 31 Lorong Mambong MRT: Holland Village WHEN: Sun, 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6462-4288 INFO: facebook.com/thedaytrippers.sg

Divas Of The Decade With Lily Anna Nuris

Local singer Lily Anna Nuris will belt out hits from divas of yesteryear, such as Connie Francis, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler and Edith Piaf. Vouchers (one a ticket) for coffee or tea will be provided at each of the two performances.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Mon 10.30am & 3pm ADMISSION: $15 TEL: 6828-8389 INFO: esplanade.com

The Mellow Divas - Jessica Tan

Home-grown singer Jessica Tan will perform some of the most memorable hits by legendary Asian divas, such as Paula Tsui, Anita Mui, Tsai Chin and Bai Guang. Expect to hear songs such as Time & Tide, Woman Flower and Words Of You.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: April 9, 10.30am & 3pm ADMISSION: $15 TEL: 6828-8389 INFO: esplanade.com

Wang Jing - Best Of Teresa Teng

Teresa Ting-imitator Wang Jing will perform the late Taiwanese singer's tunes. Wang, who will be supported by Teng's former music teacher, Zuo Hong Yuan, won the 2008 Teresa Teng Singing Competition.

WHERE: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: May 1, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $38 - $118 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

CHARITY

Yoga Class In Aid Of SPD

Those who sign up for Yoga Movement's free yoga lessons in support of non-profit organisation SPD and make donations will receive a card to redeem a free coffee or juice at 40 Hands Coffee across the street.

WHERE: Yoga Movement Tiong Bahru, 11 Yong Siak Street MRT: Tiong Bahru WHEN: March 17 & 18, 8 - 9am ADMISSION: By donations, sign up at yogamovement.com/schedule INFO: E-mail info@yogamovement.com

Charity Art Exhibition

Twelve-year-old J'den Teo has put together a showcase of his works in support of the Children's Cancer Foundation.

WHERE: Blue Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: March 23, 4 - 10pm; March 24, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: facebook.com/jden.teo.1

SPORTS

Table Tennis Camp With Li Jiawei

Four-time Olympian and two-time Olympic medallist Li Jiawei will conduct table-tennis training sessions for kids aged four years and older during the March school holidays. The training will focus on improving hand-eye coordination, agility and flexibility, as well as concentration and thinking skills.

WHERE: Table Tennis Room, Level 3 Chinese Swimming Club, 21/34 Amber Road MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Mon, Tue, Thu and March 16; Beginners (9 - 11am), Intermediate (noon - 2pm), Advanced (2 - 4pm) ADMISSION: $171.20 - $256.80 (for four training days) TEL: 6885-0654 INFO: E-mail wendy_tan@chineseswimmingclub.org.sg

Ridge Walk - Brisk Walk Along The Southern Ridges

National University of Singapore (NUS) Toddycats, volunteers with the university's Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, are leading a series of brisk walks for NUS staff, students and friends from Yusof Ishak House Plaza to HarbourFront MRT station.

WHERE: NUS Yusof Ishak House Plaza, 31 Lower Kent Ridge Road MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: March 23 , 5.30 - 8pm ADMISSION/INFO: Free, register at tinyurl.com/ridgewkkk

TALKS

Eye Seminar

Dr David Goh, medical director of Novena Bladeless Cataract Surgery & Eye Specialist Centre, and senior consultant (ophthalmology) Natasha Lim will speak at the Eye Seminar On Artificial Intelligence For Eyes, which covers iDesign iLasik for myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia treatment, and cataract surgery.

WHERE: Seminar Room, 19-03 Royal Square @ Novena, 101 Irrawaddy Road MRT: Novena WHEN: Wed, 6.30 - 7.30pm; March 17: 12.30 - 1.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6560-2220 INFO: www.novena-eye.com

Seminar On Malaysian Elections

Malaysia's 14th general elections are gearing up to be a contest on multiple fronts. Iseas is approaching its analysis of the elections from three angles: campaign dynamics, political issues facing different interest groups, as well as trends and developments in a key set of states.

WHERE: Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Iseas - Yusof Ishak Institute, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: March 16, 8.30am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free, register by Wed at iseas.edu.sg INFO: E-mail iseasevents2@iseas.edu.sg

BT Executive Health Series

Pick up health tips and insights from a panel of medical specialists at this seminar. Topics include kidney-stone prevention and treatment; snoring, sleep and sinus problems; prevention of gastric and colon cancer; how to age-proof your sight; and minimising the risks of heart attack.

WHERE: SPH News Centre Auditorium, 1000 Toa Payoh North MRT: Braddell WHEN: March 24, 10am - 2pm ADMISSION: $25 (includes tea break, lunch & a goodie bag) INFO: Register at bthealth.sphevents.com.sg by March 19

Dementia - The Rising Tide

Is dementia preventable? This lecture by National University of Singapore professor of psychological medicine Dr Kua Ee Heok will focus on dementia research in Singapore, which started 30 years ago, and the Jurong Ageing Study on dementia prevention.

WHERE: Tower Block Auditorium, Level 1 National University Health System, 1E Kent Ridge Road MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: April 7, 2 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free, register at bit.ly/dementia-therisingtide TEL: 6772-3489 (Wee Cheng) INFO: E-mail pcmlimwc@nus.edu.sg

Fireside Chat With Harpist Sasha Boldachev

Internationally acclaimed Russian-Swiss harpist Sasha Boldachev will speak about his childhood in Russia, winning international competitions, venturing into crossover music, playing at the world's top music festivals, working with ballet dancers from the Bolshoi Theatre and his greatest artistic influences. He will also give tips to aspiring professional harpists.

WHERE: Private Lounge, Raffles Town Club, 1 Plymouth Avenue MRT: Stevens WHEN: April 14 , 2 - 4pm ADMISSION: $30, e-mail laura@clunycreativeprojects.com for reservations TEL: 9626-9247 INFO: clunycreativeprojects.com

CLASSES

Maritime Careers Workshop

Undergraduates and working professionals with up to two years' experience are invited to join the third MSC Maritime Careers Workshop, organised by the Maritime Singapore Connect (MSC) Office, a unit under the Singapore Maritime Foundation. They can network with maritime professionals from APL, Jurong Port, Norden, PSA Corp, Wallem Shipmanagement and Wilhelmsen Ships Service.

WHERE: Heliconia & Hibiscus Junior Ballrooms, Level 3 Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today, 2 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at bit.ly/2HBadOt INFO: maritimesgconnect.com

Curate Your Own Sounds

Sound In Spaces, held in conjunction with Singapore Design Week, is the second instalment of a community learning series that depicts design elements as a multi-sensory impression. Participants can curate their own sounds at Designphase DBA's mobile sound lab with its acoustic consultants and music and culture specialist.

WHERE: 06-05 Wilkie Edge, 8 Wilkie Road MRT: Bencoolen/Rochor WHEN: Today, 3 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free, e-mail nicole@designphasedba.com TEL: 6339-3677 INFO: designphasedba.com

Public Workshops: Illustrating SingLit

For BuySingLit weekend, Asiapac Books is hosting a series of workshops on illustrated books with veteran book illustrators Patrick Yee and Zaki Ragman, who will share their decades of experience and guide participants through exercises.

WHERE: Make @ Orchard Library MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 4.30pm (Local History) & 4.30 - 6pm (Comic Books) WHERE: Visitor Briefing Room @ National Library Building MRT: City Hall/Bugis WHEN: Sunday, 3 - 4.30pm (Local Culture & Heritage) & 4.30 - 6pm (Children's Picture Books) ADMISSION: Tickets at $15 via www.eventbrite.sg INFO: E-mail info@asiapacbooks.com

Making Comics Workshop

This workshop explores how writers and artists collaborate to produce comics with a practical exercise.

WHERE: Council Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free, tickets from peatix.com TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: theartshouse.sg

English Masterclass - Oral Communication Exam Series

Recommended for students taking the O-level EL 1128 series, this masterclass covers effective speaking and interaction techniques, self-directed practice techniques and how to use current affairs to improve oral communication skills.

WHERE: SPH News Centre Auditorium, 1000 Toa Payoh North MRT: Braddell WHEN: Mon & Tue, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: $240 ($199 for subscribers of The Straits Times), sign up at str.sg/STclass TEL: 6319-5076 (office hours) INFO: E-mail chenkim@sph.com.sg

FESTIVALS

Singapore International Piano Festival

The Singapore International Piano Festival marks its silver jubilee with performances from six virtuoso pianists from Asia, Europe and the United States.

WHERE (MRT): Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place (Raffles Place), Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive (Esplanade/City Hall) WHEN: June 7 - 13, various times ADMISSION: $20 - $388 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2018, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe