Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Karthik Kumar's Blood Chutney

This is the Indian actor and stand-up comedian's third comedy special, which is borne out of difficult personal situations. Here, he takes on life's punches and converts them into punchlines.

WHERE: Sota Studio Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Bencoolen/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Feb 24, 7pm ADMISSION: $40 (free seating) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: sistic.com.sg

Russell Peters Deported World Tour

Canadian comedian Russell Peters brings his Deported World Tour to Singapore next month. The show will feature new material and his signature interactions with the audience.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Feb 24, 8pm ADMISSION: $108 - $228 from Singapore Indoor Stadium box office & all SingPost outlets TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: www.sportshubtix.sg

Frances Yip - Fabulous At 70

The veteran Hong Kong singer is back in April with a solo concert to celebrate her 70th birthday. Teaming up with her musical director, Anthony Lun, she will perform her greatest hits and personal favourites.

WHERE: Resorts World Ballroom, Resorts World Convention Centre, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: April 7, 8pm ADMISSION: $58 - $178 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Harry Styles Live On Tour

English singer-songwriter and actor Harry Styles is back to perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The concert will feature guest act American indie rock group Warpaint.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: May 3, 8pm ADMISSION: $98 - $888, tickets from Singapore Indoor Stadium box office, all SingPost outlets TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: sportshubtix.sg

CHARITY

Pei Hwa Sec Charity Food Drive

Students of Pei Hwa Secondary School will go to homes near the school to collect items such as rice, cooking oil, condensed milk, instant noodles, biscuits, sardines and other canned food (with expiry dates not earlier than June 1), which will then be distributed to needy families. Donors can also drop off the items at the school today.

WHERE: 21 Fernvale Link MRT: Sengkang (Layar LRT) WHEN: Tomorrow, 8.40 - 11am TEL: 6500-9580 INFO: E-mail peihwasec@moe.edu.sg

Metta Charity Carnival

Metta Welfare Association is holding its annual fund-raising family carnival, which features a mega vegetarian marketplace with family activities. It aims to raise funds for more than 1,100 beneficiaries.

WHERE: Metta Welfare Association, 32 Simei Street 1 MRT: Simei (free shuttle bus from station) WHEN: March 18, 9am - 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6580-4614 INFO: metta.org.sg/mettacarnival

SPORTS

Forest Adventure Tree Top Course

Forest Adventure has courses for different age groups. These range from the Kids Course, designed for children aged five to 10, with 22 crossings, including two zip lines, to the Grand Course, with 44 obstacles.

WHERE: Bedok Reservoir Park, Bedok Reservoir Road MRT: Bedok WHEN: Tue - Sun 9.30am - 6.30pm ADMISSION: $50 a person, $46 weekday rate for tertiary students, $39 on Tuesdays (except public holidays) TEL: 8100-7420 INFO: E-mail info@ forestadventure.com.sg

HSBC S'pore Rugby 7s

The Singapore tournament is the eighth stop of the 10-city HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in the 2017-2018 season, which began in Dubai on Nov 30. Canada beat the United States 26-19 to win the Cup last year.

WHERE: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: April 28 & 29 ADMISSION: $40 - $150 an adult; $20 - $50 youth (four - 18 years old), tickets via 3304192.hs-sites.com/rugby7s or call 3158-7888 TEL: 6581-9218 INFO: E-mail sevens@singapore7s.sg

TALKS

Improving Productivity With Phonetics

Joseph Wong, principal consultant at Delapro, an Acta-certified trainer who specialises in communication with a focus on phonetics, talks about how phonetics can help people communicate more effectively, improve productivity and enhance careers.

WHERE: 05 Breakthrough Room, Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Feb 1, 2 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: ial.edu.sg/event-list.html

China's Urbanisation Programme

Dr Nick R. Smith, an assistant professor of urban studies at Yale-NUS College, is the speaker at this East Asian Institute seminar. Combining ethnography, spatial analysis and archival research, his work explores urban transformation, planning and policy in China and South-east Asia, with a focus on villages' institutional responses to rapid socio-spatial change.

WHERE: EAI Conference Room, Level 6 Tower Block, NUS Bukit Timah Campus, 469A Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Feb 2, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/6779-1037 INFO: E-mail james_tan@nus.edu.sg or go to www.eai.nus.edu.sg

How To Fall In Love With Classics: 1984

George Orwell's dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four describes a totalitarian world caught in perpetual war, where state surveillance and propaganda become entrenched. This lecture by literary critic Gwee Li Sui will take a hard look at modern society through the concerns expressed in the book.

WHERE: Possibility Room, Level 5 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bugis WHEN: Feb 2, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: facebook.com/howtofallinlovewithclassics

CLASSES

Triple Threats Musical Theatre Workshop

Calling teenagers who love stage musicals. Learn to act, sing and dance at Pangdemonium's Triple Threats Musical Theatre Workshop, presented as part of the DBS-Pangdemonium NextGen Education Programme to nurture young talents.

WHERE: Pangdemonium Rehearsal Studio, 06-01, 27 Ubi Road 4 MRT: Ubi WHEN: June 11 - 15, 18 - 22, 1 - 6pm ADMISSION: $400 INFO: pangdemonium.com

Valentine's Day Ikebana Workshop

This floral arrangement workshop is organised by Ikebana International (Singapore Chapter 135). The facilitator is Toshiko Saito from the Sogetsu School.

WHERE: Ballroom 1 The Japanese Association of Singapore, 120 Adam Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Feb 1, 2.30 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $70 - $80 TEL: Text 9610-3584 INFO: E-mail ii135@gmail.com

HDB Heartland Talk - Caring For Your Home

Find out how to kick-start your home renovations as well as pick up tips on home maintenance, fire safety, prevention of mosquito breeding, gardening and water conservation.

WHERE: Cheng San Community Club, Multi-Purpose Hall, 6 Ang Mo Kio Street 53 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Feb 3, 2 - 4pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: Sign up at www.hdb.gov.sg/heartlandtalks

Ciao! Hello From Italy!

Learn more about the Italian language, culture and history from chef and linguist teacher Fabrizio Righi. Presented in partnership with FABItalia Lifestyle and The Italian Quarter, the session introduces the language of Italy through its delightful cuisine.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Level 6 Tampines Regional Library, 02-01 Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk MRT: Tampines WHEN: Feb 4, 11am - noon ADMISSION/INFO: Free, register at nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Valentine Floral-Arrangement Workshop

Multi-concept lifestyle destination Merci Marcel and locally based florist Ask A French - Flowers are hosting a Valentine's Day floral arrangement workshop. Participants can enjoy Merci Marcel's wines and a French canapes buffet.

WHERE: 01-68, 56 Eng Hoon Street MRT: Tiong Bahru WHEN: Feb 6, 6.30 - 8.30pm PRICE: $125 a person (non-refundable, transferable), sign up at tinyurl.com/mmaaf6feb TEL: 8721-5167 INFO: E-mail shop@askafrenchflowers.com

FESTIVALS

Festival At The Fort

Learn about the legends and history of Fort Canning through crafts and performances and catch NParks Concert in the Park: Rockestra, featuring performances by home-grown artistes at Fort Canning Green on Feb 3 from 6.30pm.

WHERE: Fort Canning Park (Fort Canning Centre and Cox Terrace) MRT: Fort Canning WHEN: Feb 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: nparks.gov.sg, facebook.com/nparksbuzz

i Light Marina Bay 2018

Marina Bay will light up with the return of Asia's leading sustainable light art festival, i Light Marina Bay. Besides the showcase of visual art, there will also be music performances, an interactive art inflatable park, a carnival, outdoor dining options and a pop-up bar.

WHERE: Marina Bay Waterfront MRT: Bayfront WHEN: March 9 - April 1, 7.30 - 11pm (Fri & Sat: till midnight) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ilightmarinabay.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2018, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe