Happenings - Gigs


Showtime In The Gardens

Concert and brass bands from different schools perform popular music and classics.

WHERE: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 5 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sbg.org.sg

An A Capella Repertoire By The Yale Alley Cats

The Fullerton Heritage presents The Yale Alley Cats, an all-male a cappella group of 14 who have performed for the likes of United States President Barack Obama and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The group were founded in 1943, with their roots in jazz. Their repertoire has since expanded to include genres such as pop, classical and Motown.

WHERE: 1 Fullerton Square, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Grand Stairs MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 2 - 2.45pm WHERE: 80 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 3.30 - 4.15pm (The Landing Point); Sun, 3.30 - 4.15pm (The Clifford Pier) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/TheFullertonHotel

Loke Hoe Kit

The cellist presents a diverse programme of cello music ranging from Bach to Richard Strauss. He will be accompanied by pianist Khor Shang Jin.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Concourse MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 3, 4 & 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Nafa School Of Music

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

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

De-composing Jazz II

The School of the Arts Music Faculty Jazz Ensemble and Friends reimagines classic rock and popular music.

WHERE: 1 Zubir Said Drive, School of the Arts Singapore, Sota Concert Hall, Level 2 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 (standard); $10 (student) INFO: Tickets from sota.eventclique.com

Copeland: By Request

American indie rock band Copeland have reunited, after calling it quits in 2009, to release their sixth album. For the first time, they will allow Singapore fans to choose the setlist of the show.

WHERE: Tab Singapore, 442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel, 02-29 MRT: Orchard WHEN: May 3, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $128 (VIP, includes meet & greet); $78 (standard); $98 (at the door) INFO: All tickets are free-standing. Tickets from copelandsg.peatix.com


Nurturing With Nature: Centre For Fathering Charity Concert

The Centre For Fathering organises its third charity concert, featuring the wind ensemble from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, to raise $200,000. This will go towards supporting its workshops for involved fatherhood, nationwide initiatives such as Back To School With Dad, Dads For Life outreach activities in schools, and running the Dad's Adventure Hub.

WHERE: 3 Conservatory Drive, National University of Singapore, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Conservatory Concert Hall MRT: Clementi WHEN: March 29, 6.30 - 7.30pm (cocktails); 7.30 - 8.30pm (concert) ADMISSION: $100, $200 or $300 INFO: For tickets, e-mail connie@fathers.com.sg. Go to www.fathers.com.sg


ActiveSG March School Holiday Kids Programme

Kids can learn a new sport such as tennis, floorball or in-line skating. The football clinic is 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:Till Sun, various times ADMISSION: Various prices (ActiveSG credits can be used to offset 30 per cent of the fee) INFO: www.myactivesg.com

Curling For Beginners

Join The Equatorial Curling Club for a session of the fun and tactical sport. Suitable for all ages.

WHERE: 2 Jurong East Central 1, The Rink @ JCube, Level 3 MRT: Jurong East WHEN: March 27, 9.30pm ADMISSION: $60 a person (includes use of equipment & coaching) INFO: To register, e-mail equatorialcurling@gmail.com. Go to www.facebook.com/EquatorialCurling

The Music Run By AIA

This 5km run will be lined with more than 120 concert speakers pumping more than 150 kilowatts of music across five themed zones. An after-run 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 April 10), $65 (April 11 - 17); Rock star pack (includes T-shirt, phone case, bottle, cap, bag, beat band, sticker & tattoo): $75 (till April 10), $90 (April 11 - 17) INFO: Register at www.themusicrun.com


Alap-IPA IP Knowledge Series: IP & Social Media

Learn to protect intellectual property rights while using 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,

Manulife Centre, IP Academy, 01-01 MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Tue, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $197.95 (Media Development Authority funding available) TEL: 6330-8683 INFO: Register at www.ipacademy.com.sg

Copywriting Workshop

Acquire techniques to write engaging copy that gets readers' attention.

WHERE: 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Imagination Room, Level 5 MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: March 31, 9.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $288.25 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

New Silk Road: Fresh Perspectives

The course examines the revitalisation of the new Silk Roads, through a focus on the contemporary artistic culture of the Central Asian region. It is a combination of lectures and debates, as participants journey through more than 30 paintings, depicting subjects ranging from metaphorical landscapes to portraits.

WHERE: 1 McNally Street, Lasalle College of the Arts, McNally Campus MRT: Little India/ Rochor WHEN: April 4 - 25 (every Mon & Wed), 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: $320 TEL: 6496-5066 INFO: E-mail shortcourses@lasalle.edu.sg. Go to www.lasalle.edu.sg


#ArtistsAnonymous: Musicians

Two local bands, The Great White Lark and The MadHatter Project, share their journeys of making music in Singapore.

WHERE: 100 Victoria Street, Central Public Library, Exhibition Area MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary. Go to www.facebook.com/pressplay.sg

Trans-Pacific Partnership And Japanese Agriculture

Among the 12 countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Japan ranks second in the scale of agricultural markets. In this seminar, Dr Yoshihisa Godo, an economics professor at the Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo, will talk about the trade agreement's effects on Japan's agricultural trade.

WHERE: 469A Bukit Timah Road, National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus, Tower Block, East Asian Institute Conference Room, 06-01 MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tue, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/ 6779-1037 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

Singapore Art History: From Nafa To NAGA

This talk by anthropologist Sian Jay provides a broad overview of Singaporean art history.

WHERE: 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, Visual Arts Centre, 01-02 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Wed, 7pm ADMISSION: $50 TEL: 6255-0711 INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com


Asian Festival Of Children's Content

Held from May 25 to 29, this annual festival at the National Library Building celebrates and promotes the creation and appreciation of children's books and content, with a focus on Asian themes. It offers workshops, masterclasses, networking sessions, a book fair and award ceremonies. Early-bird discounts for paid conferences end on March 31.

INFO: For more details, call 6848-8290 or e-mail afcc@bookcouncil.sg. Register or buy tickets at www.afcc.com.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/AFCCSingapore

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 18, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe