Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Boris Berezovsky, Titan Of The Piano

International Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medal winner Boris Berezovsky presents a programme of Beethoven, Chopin, Scarlatti, Bartok and Stravinsky that will include Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 13, Op. 27 No. 1 and Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu in C Sharp Minor, Op. 66.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Wed, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $58 - $148 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Crowd Lu Spring World Tour

Taiwanese indie pop favourite Crowd Lu returns to Singapore after seven years. Fresh from recent successful concerts in Taiwan and Japan, he will perform hits and popular songs from his entire discography.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Feb 23, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $58 - $188 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Karthik Kumar's Blood Chutney

This is the Indian actor-comedian's third comedy special, which is borne out of difficult personal situations.

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

Russell Peters Deported World Tour

Canadian comedian Russell Peters brings his Deported World Tour to Singapore. The show will feature all-new material and Peters' 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

CHARITY

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

Blindfold Yoga

Besides aiming to set a national record for the largest number of blindfolded participants practising yoga together, this event also aims to raise awareness about the visually disabled to attract more volunteers and donorsfor the Guide Dogs Association for the Blind.

WHERE: Aperia Mall, 8-12 Kallang Avenue MRT: Lavender WHEN: March 31, 10.30 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free TEL: 8782-8633 INFO: E-mail contact@trium.fitness

SPORTS

HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s

The Singapore Sevens is the eighth stop of the 10-city HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in the 2017-18 season, which began in Dubai on Nov 30. Kenya won the 2016 tournament in Singapore, while Canada beat the United States to win the Cup last year.

WHERE: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: April 28 & 29 ADMISSION: $40 - $150 adult/ $20 - $50 youth (four - 18 years old) TEL: 3158-7888/6581-9218 INFO: E-mail sevens@singapore7s.sg or go to www.singapore7s.sg/home

TALKS

A Librarian's World - Travel In Early Singapore

Librarian Jessie Yak pieces together Singapore's past as an early travellers' hub in the late 19th and early 20th centuries through maps, memoirs, travelogues, guidebooks, postcards, menus, brochures from the National Library's Rare Materials and Donors' collections.

WHERE: Possibility Room, Level 5 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bugis WHEN: Thu, 7 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free, register at the library eKiosks or at bit.ly/2DKLXYz INFO: nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Johor Economic Update

Chaired by Iseas senior fellow Dr Francis Hutchinson, this seminar will provide updates on Johor's economy, analyse its challenges for the future and look at land-related sectors, oil and gas, and services.

WHERE: Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Iseas - Yusof Ishak Institute, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Feb 23, 8.30am ADMISSION: Free, registration required by Tue INFO: E-mail iseasevents2@iseas.edu.sg

(De)Tour With Robert Zhao Renhui

Robert Zhao Renhui, founder of The Institute of Critical Zoologists, discusses the scope of his two-year-long investigation as well as the research process and methodological approach of his venture into the fractured ecosystem of Christmas Island.

WHERE: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: March 2, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: tinyurl.com/yd7ok4tm

Dialogue With Finance Minister

Finance Minister Heng Swee Kiat will be delivering this year's Budget on Monday. Lianhe Zaobao is inviting the public to a face-to-face session with him. Moderated by Lianhe Zaobao and Wanbao editor Goh Sin Teck, the forum in Mandarin will feature panellists such as Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry president Roland Ng, Singapore Business Federation chairman Teo Siong Seng and Singapore Manufacturing Federation president Douglas Foo.

WHERE: Novotel Singapore on Stevens, 28 Stevens Road MRT: Stevens WHEN: March 5, 9am - 1pm ADMISSION: $55, register at zbbudget.sphevents.com.sg INFO: E-mail mkgzbpromo@sph.com.sg

Art Therapy For Self-Care

Organised by AICare Link @ Maxwell, this talk introduces art therapy to participants, who can find out how to look at their caregiving moments from another angle. The speaker is Ms Karen Koh Jin Tian Karen, an art therapist.

WHERE: AICare Link @ Maxwell, 04-01 MND Annexe B, 7 Maxwell Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: March 7, 12.30 - 1.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: Call 1800-650-6060 to register INFO: www.aic.sg

SIM Global Education Open House

There will be career talks and a parent information seminar at the two-day open house next month. More than 80 diplomas, undergraduate and post-graduate programmes are available. Other highlights include programme briefings, a student life showcase and mock lectures.

WHERE: Level 2 Block A, SIM HQ, 461 Clementi Road MRT: King Albert Park/Clementi WHEN: March 9 (7pm), March 10 (9am) ADMISSION: Free, register at simge.edu.sg TEL: 6248-9746 INFO: E-mail study@sim.edu.sg

Listen To Your Kidneys

In conjunction with World Kidney Day, the National Kidney Foundation is holding an event to raise awareness of kidney failure and educate the public on spotting early warning signs.

WHERE: NKF Centre, 81 Kim Keat Road MRT: Novena (free shuttle service every 30 minutes from 7.30am) WHEN: March 11, 8am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free, register at friends.nkfs.org/LTYK TEL: 1800-KIDNEYS (543-6397) INFO: nkfs.org

CLASSES

Creating Your Vision Board Workshop

Organised by Corporate Wellbeing, this programme aims to guide participants to create their own vision board, overcome their limiting beliefs and conditions and look within to understand themselves better.

WHERE: Oromo Coffee, 01-41B Shaw Tower, 100 Beach Road MRT: Bugis/ Esplanade WHEN: March 17, 10am - 4pm ADMISSION: $150 - $180 TEL: 9770-7589 INFO: E-mail admin@corporatewellbeing.com.sg

Introduction To 3D Printing

This SkillsFuture Series course will introduce participants to 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing (AM), and provide a clear understanding of topics such as the classification of AM, the AM Chain, different AM systems and their applications in the industry and at home.

WHERE: Executive Centre, NTU@one-north campus MRT: Buona Vista/one-north WHEN: April 2 & 3, 9am - 5pm (closing date March 19) ADMISSION: $884.89; groups of three or more: $796.40, NTUC member: $796.40; NTU/NIE alumni, staff and students: $707.91; includes course materials, light refreshments & lunch INFO: E-mail copace@ntu.edu.sg

Photography Workshop

In this workshop on smartphone and natural light photography, participants learn to use a smartphone camera to take professional images outdoors. Tips picked up from the workshop could help them win prizes in HDB's Celebrating Life In The Heartlands' Photography Competition.

WHERE: Nee Soon Central Community Club, 749 Yishun Street 72 MRT: Yishun WHEN: Feb 24, 10am ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail HDBworkshops@snwevents.com.sg

FESTIVALS

iLight Marina Bay 2018

Watch Singapore's iconic Marina Bay shine with the return of Asia's leading sustainable light art festival, iLight Marina Bay. Beyond the showcase of visual art, the festival will also feature 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 February 16, 2018, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe