Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

Fifth Harmony - PSA Tour

The multi-platinum-selling American girl group's self-titled third album last year blasted to the top of the charts around the world on its release.

WHERE: Zepp@Big Box Singapore, 1 Venture Avenue MRT: Jurong East WHEN: March 14, 8pm ADMISSION: $138 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

CHARITY

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: www.ccf.org.sg

SPORTS

Seasports Extravaganza At Sentosa Cove

Participants can enjoy seven hours of unlimited access to water activities, such as jet-skiing, jet-surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddling and floating on giant water inflatables. Take part in the water mat challenges and stand to win prizes worth more than $300. You can also dance to the groovy beats of guest DJ Nicole Chen at the floating Boaters' Bar.

WHERE: ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, 11 Cove Drive MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sun, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: Standard Pass: $28 an adult/$18 a child up to 12 years old; Super Pass: $48/$38 INFO: one15-sse.peatix.com

Safra Punggol Waterway Challenge

At this multi-disciplinary race, participants will run, ride and row along the Punggol waterway and tackle various challenges to finish in the top three. Open to the public, the Doubles Challenge is for adults (15 years and older), while the Families for Life Challenge is for parent-and-child pairs (the child must be at least seven years old).

WHERE: Safra Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescent MRT: Punggol (Sam Kee LRT) WHEN: April 28, 7am - 3pm ADMISSION: $40 - $100 (special rates for Safra members), sign up at www.safra.sg/waterwaychallenge INFO: E-mail asmtiffany@safra.sg (Tiffany) or gjim@safra.sg (Jim)

J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

The 5.6km team run in the 15th J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is open to full-time employees of local businesses and corporations. Each company must enter a minimum of four employees. There will also be a race village set up near the finish line.

WHERE: St Andrew's Road to F1 Pit at Republic Boulevard MRT: City Hall WHEN: April 26, 5.30pm ADMISSION: $70 (entries close on March 30) INFO: tinyurl.com/jpmrun26apr

TALKS

From Nanyang To Modern

Singapore painting enjoyed unprecedented success during the 1950s to 1970s in terms of the number of practitioners, reception through exhibitions and the emergence of movements and styles devoted to the craft. Art historian Jeffrey Say highlights some of the competing strands and tendencies such as the Nanyang style, abstraction, watercolour and ink.

WHERE: Possibility Room, Level 5 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 11.30am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free, register at nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Polkaros Hinamatsuri Talk

The Japan Creative Centre at the Embassy of Japan in Singapore will host an opening talk by Ros Lee, a Japan-trained Singaporean lifestyle product designer and artist, in connection with Polkaros Hinamatsuri, an exhibition featuring the latest collection of art and design works inspired by the Japanese traditional festival Hinamatsuri.

WHERE: Japan Creative Centre, 4 Nassim Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 1.30 - 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp

DAS Pre-school Seminar

Organised by Specialised Educational Services, a division of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS), the seminar will provide parents and educators with perspectives from specialist psychologists, speech and language therapists and pre-school educational therapists.

WHERE: Lecture Theatre, Level 2 Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: March 16, 9am - 1pm ADMISSION: $48, register at ps2018.eventzilla.net INFO: tinyurl.com/das16mar

Sleep For Health

Singapore General Hospital is organising a public forum in conjunction with World Sleep Day. Topics include understanding obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and continuous positive airway pressure treatment and unusual sleep behaviours in children.

WHERE: Academia Level 1 Auditorium, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: March 17, 9am - noon ADMISSION: Free, registration required TEL: 6326-6621 INFO: E-mail gnrsdu@sgh.com.sg

Indonesian Economy Under Jokowi

Four years into his presidency, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has arguably made significant political and economic achievements. A group of leading international scholars will make presentations on various major aspects of the country's development issues.

WHERE: Iseas Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Iseas - Yusof Ishak Institute, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: March 21 & 22, 9am - 4.45pm ADMISSION: Free, register by March 16 at iseas.edu.sg INFO: E-mail iseasevents3@iseas.edu.sg

Public Forum On Oral Health

Smile.Sparkle.Shine is the National Dental Centre Singapore's inaugural public forum for the community. Learn about the importance of having a healthy and beautiful smile, and get tips on how you can achieve it. During the panel discussion, participants can consult the speakers on dental issues.

WHERE: National Dental Centre Singapore, 5 Second Hospital Avenue MRT: Outram Park WHEN: March 24, 9am - noon ADMISSION: $8 a person, sign up at facebook.com/ndcs.sg TEL/INFO: Ms Tor Hui Tian: call 6435-2067, e-mail tor.hui.tian@ndcs.com.sg; & Ms Rose Seo: call 6324-8817, e-mail rose.seo.d.c@ndcs.com.sg

CLASSES

Botanical Painting Workshop

Conducted by Singapore artist and educator Erwin Lian, this four-hour workshop teaches basic botanical art by using watercolour techniques. It is suitable for beginners and participants get to take home a limited-edition hotpress sketch book.

WHERE: Bynd Artisan Atelier @ Holland Village, 01-54, 44 Jalan Merah Saga MRT: Holland Village WHEN: March 24, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: $180, register at goo.gl/w9RkT7

FESTIVALS

Launch Of Singapore Garden Festival

The Singapore Garden Festival 2018 is held in July, but pre-festival activities such as demonstrations, talks and a marketplace kick off next week.

WHERE: Takashimaya Square, B2 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: March 9 & 10, from 11am ADMISSION: Free INFO: singaporegardenfestival.com

Singapore Improv Festival

The festival's second edition presents completely unscripted stories made up on the spot through the performers' creativity and a little help from the audience. Catch 40 teams from Asia over four days.

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: March 15 - 18, various times ADMISSION: $20 - $30, tickets from festival.improv.sg TEL: 8518-4738 INFO: E-mail festival@improv.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2018, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe