Happenings - Gigs

Holi Hai!

Amit Dhamelia and Band will perform popular folk songs from different regions of India, including Ayodhya, Banaras, Barsana, Brindawan, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Punjab, with a Bollywood twist.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Outdoor Theatre MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today, 7, 8.15 & 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

A Victorian Musical Evening @ Botanic Gardens

The Victoria School Concert Band and Victoria Junior College Symphonic Band will perform a series of entertaining pieces, such as the Adele In Concert medley and theme music from Mission: Impossible.

WHERE: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage MRT: Orchard/ Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 5.30 - 6.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7361 INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Swar Rangavali

Temple of Fine Arts presents music from different parts of India. The performance highlights genres such as hori, kajri, chaiti and phag.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Concourse MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 4.15, 5.15, 6.15 & 7.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Limelight 2016: St Margaret's Symphonic Band

Highlights of this concert include The Phantom Of The Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, arranged by Johan de Meij, Spartacus by Jan van der Roost and How To Train Your Dragon by John Powell, arranged by Sean O'Loughlin.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Mon, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $14 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SCO Music Oasis: A Music Tapestry Of East And West

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra will perform a programme of classical Western pieces, including Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, Antonin Dvorak's Humoresque No. 7, Op. 101 and George Gershwin's Strike Up The Band. Blues music will also be featured with pieces from William Christopher Handy's St Louis Blues to Summer Palace, orchestrated by young local composer Phang Kok Jun.

WHERE: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: April 2, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg

Protest The Hero

This concert by Canadian progressive metal band Protest The Hero will feature local band Kate Of Kale as the opening act.

WHERE: 28 Aliwal Street, Aliwal Arts Centre, Multi-purpose Hall MRT: Bugis WHEN: April 26, 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm) ADMISSION: $55 (advance), $60 (standard), $68 (at the door) INFO: Tickets from www.aliwalartscentre.sg

Copeland: By Request

American indie rock band Copeland have reunited, after calling it quits in 2009, to release their sixth album. At this concert, they are allowing fans to choose the setlist.

WHERE: 442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel, 02-29, Tab Singapore 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

An Evening With Eluveitie - A Celebration Of Celtic Folk Metal

This Celtic folk metal band will perform songs from the record that started it all, Ven, right through to the most recent work, Origins.

WHERE: 2 Orchard Link, *Scape, The Ground Theatre, Level 2, MRT: Somerset WHEN: May 24, 8pm ADMISSION: $142 (VIP, including meet & greet), $92 (standard), $108 nett(at the door) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: All tickets are free standing. Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg


Nurturing With Nature: Centre For Fathering Charity Concert

The Centre For Fathering is organising its third charity concert to raise $200,000 for its workshops and nationwide initiatives. It features the wind ensemble from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

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


Trampoline Fun Time

Have fun jumping and exercising for 15 minutes on a trampoline when you spend a minimum of $20 at participating outlets at Downtown East.

WHERE: 1 Pasir Ris Close, Event Square @ Downtown East MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Today - Sun, noon - 9pm ADMISSION: Spend a minimum of $20 at participating outlets. Free admission for NTUC /nEbO Plus! members TEL: 6589-1688 INFO: www.downtowneast.com.sg

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: Sun, 9.30pm ADMISSION: $60 a person (includes use of equipment & coaching) INFO: To register, e-mail equatorialcurling@gmail.com. Go to www.facebook.com/Equatorial Curling

The Straits Times Run In The City 2016

This year's event will start and end at the F1 Pit Building. There are three categories - 5km fun run, 10km and 18.45km.

WHERE: 1 Republic Boulevard, F1 Pit Building MRT: Promenade WHEN: May 22, 5am ADMISSION: OCBC Mighty Savers 5km family run: $38 (loyal runner rate), $42 (OCBC card member/liv3ly member), $45 (full rate); 10km competitive run: $48 (loyal runner rate), $52 (OCBC card member/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

Mizuno Ekiden 2016

Back for the second year, Singapore's first full-fledged Ekiden relay race will be a competition among teams of four runners (of the same or mixed gender). Each transition point brings runners and the community

together to discover the Japanese culture and spirit. A Matsuri-inspired race village showcases Japanese food and beverages, games and cultural activities.

WHERE: 11 Marina Boulevard, The Promontory @ Marina Bay MRT: Bayfront/Downtown WHEN: July 16, 4pm onwards ADMISSION: Early-bird period (till April 30): open category (team of four) for 42.195km -$200; open category (team of four) for 21.1km - $180; corporate category (team of four) - $180, five teams or more from the same company - $171 (a team); regular period (May 1 - June 10): open category (team of four) for 42.195km - $260; open category (team of four) for 21.1km - $240; corporate category (team of four) for 21.1km - $240; five teams or more from the same company - $228 (a team) INFO: Tickets from www.mizunoekiden.sg


20/20: Twenty Masterpieces That Shaped 20th-Century Art

Art critic Ruben de la Nuez will take participants through the historical contexts and concepts behind 20 masterpieces that defined the 20th century.

WHERE: 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, Visual Arts Centre, 01-02 MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Wed, 7pm ADMISSION: $50 TEL: 6255-0711/6733-2155 INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com

Afternoon At The Museum: The Making Of The Classics

This talk-and-walk session is held as part of the ongoing Treasures Of The World exhibition and provides an up-close look at man-made ancient artefacts that became works of art.

WHERE: 93 Stamford Road, Food For Thought @ National Museum of Singapore, 01-04/05 MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Thu, 4pm ADMISSION: $50 ( includes exhibition tickets & coffee break) INFO: Register at www.corcovadoarts.com


Shades Of Grey II - Textures Into Design By Tang Ling Nah

At this workshop, participants will focus on textures to create a design for the surface of a chosen artefact through drawing and painting.

WHERE: 93 Stamford Road, National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Galleries, Basement MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow, 10.30am ADMISSION: $40 TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: Register at www.nationalmuseum.sg

Copywriting Workshop

Learn techniques to write engaging copy.

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

Strangers On A Pier: A Talk By Tash Aw

In this talk, award-winning novelist Tash Aw explores the panoramic cultural vitality of South-east Asia through his own family story of migration and adaptation. It is organised by The Select Centre and National Gallery Singapore.

WHERE: 1 St Andrew's Road, National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing, Basement 1, Auditorium MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.peatix.com. Go to www.selectcentre.org

New Silk Road: Fresh Perspectives

The course examines the revitalisation of the new Silk Roads, focusing on the contemporary artistic culture of the Central Asian region. Through lectures and debates, participants will 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

Write Weird And Wonderful Stories (Speculative Fiction)

Learn to develop original speculative fiction concepts and draft the opening chapter or scene of a story. A workshop conducted by local author Don Bosco.

WHERE: 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Level 5, Possibility Room MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: April 9, 9.30am - 1pm ADMISSION: $73 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: E-mail alap@bookcouncil.sg. Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Architecture Photography

In this session, learn everything you need to improve your photography of architecture. Participants must know how to operate a digital SLR camera.

WHERE: 1 McNally Street, Lasalle, McNally Campus MRT: Little India/Rochor WHEN: April 20 - May 14 (every Wed & Sat), 7 - 10pm (Wed), 10am - 1pm (Sat) ADMISSION: $490 TEL: 6496-5066 INFO: E-mail shortcourses@lasalle.edu.sg. Go to www.lasalle.edu.sg


i Light Marina Bay 2016

The festival in its fourth edition returns to illuminate Marina Bay. This year, more than 20 innovative and sustainable light art installations from Singapore and around the world transform the waterfront precinct. Festival events on weekends include boat tours, shows, outdoor dining options and artist workshops.

WHERE: Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade MRT: Promenade/ Marina Bay WHEN: Till Sun, 7.30 - 11pm (daily, extension to midnight today & tomorrow) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ilightmarinabay.sg

Asian Festival Of Children's Content

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

INFO: Call 6848-8290 or e-mail afcc@bookcouncil.sg. Register or buy tickets at www.afcc.com.sg.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 25, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe