1. Harvest Moon Virtual Art Night
RSVP for Harvest Moon Virtual Art Night, an evening of live painting, performance, music, talks and poetry. The online event – presented by an international team from Singapore, Sweden, Germany and Malaysia – will be live-streamed at TheExpatFairs.com, 24 April 2021, 5 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. SGT. Inspired by the farming tradition of the Harvest Moon, you’ll experience 24 new pieces by Swedish contemporary artist Ingela Johansson, and insightful talks by top TEDx speakers to find your own light. RVSP your attendance here!
2. Human-Wildlife Encounters In Our City in Nature Zoom Webinar
Our efforts to enhance our natural spaces have brought people closer to nature and wildlife. Join Dr. Adrian Loo and Mr. How Choon Beng from NParks’ Wildlife Management team in our very first human-wildlife encounters webinar. They will share more about the science-based approach in understanding the ecology and distribution of wildlife as we promote responsible and positive human-wildlife coexistence in our City in Nature. Get a glimpse of the different aspects of the work involved, from wildlife outreach and education to the research done on wildlife management.
Human-Wildlife Encounters In Our City in Nature Zoom Webinar
24 April 2021; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Free zoom webinar. Sign up here.
3. Animal & Veterinary Service Free Webinar Series: Bunny Medic 101
Easter might be over, but having rabbits as pets is a life commitment. Do you know everything there is to know about looking after a rabbit properly? Hear from Dr. Chang Siow Foong from the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS) and Dr. Cathy Chan from The Animal Doctors who will provide tips on rabbit care and husbandry. They will be joined by Ms. Zheng Meifang from House Rabbit Society Singapore, as well as Ms. Lynne Tan and Ms. Stella Loo from Bunny Wonderland who will share about rabbit welfare cases. There will also be a live Q&A session with the vets!
Animal & Veterinary Service Free Webinar Series: Bunny Medic 101
24 April 2021; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Free online event. The event will be streamed live on NParks AnimalBuzz’s Facebook.
4. One Summer’s Day Concert By Singapore Symphony Orchestra
The universally beloved music of Joe Hisaishi of Ghibli soundtrack fame joins in song with the most frequently performed tune in Japan: Beethoven’s musical message of fellowship, the Ode to Joy. Join the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in this musical celebration of 55 years of friendship between Singapore and Japan.
What to expect? KOMATSU Four Japanese Folk Songs, Suite No. 2; HISAISHI Merry-Go-Round of Life from Howl’s Moving Castle (arr. Mathers); HISAISHI One Summer’s Day from Spirited Away (arr. White); HISAISHI Summer from Kikujiro (arr. White); BEETHOVEN String Quartet in D major, Op. 18 No. 3; BEETHOVEN Ode to Joy (arr. Chari).
One Summer’s Day Concert By Singapore Symphony Orchestra
23 April 2021; 7.30 p.m.
Tickets start from $28 (not inclusive of SISTIC booking fees). Go here to book them.
Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Pl., 179556
5. Celebrating Beethoven: The Cello Sonatas
If Bach’s six cello suites are often referred to as “the cellist’s bible”, this bible would consist of two books, the second comprising Beethoven’s five sonatas for piano and cello. Before Beethoven wrote the first sonatas, there were virtually no works in which the cello fully broke away from its subservient role of basso continuo to become an equal partner to the piano. They are works of extraordinary breadth and grandeur.
Join Chinese Australian cellist Qin Li-Wei and pianist Albert Tiu – dubbed by The Straits Times as “the most celebrated cello and piano duo resident in Singapore” – as they explore the creative development of Beethoven through the artist’s last three cello sonatas. The highly-positive Sonata in A major, Op. 69 is from his productive middle period, radiating serenity, humour and joy. The final two sonatas, Op. 102, exude the atmosphere of other-worldliness, of transcendent spirituality, that characterise his last utterances.
Celebrating Beethoven: The Cello Sonatas
24 April & 3 May 2021; 7.30 p.m.
Tickets start from $38 (not inclusive of SISTIC booking fees). Go here to book them.
Altenburg Arts, Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Dr., 038981
6. Suits Night ft. One Dance @ Capital Kitchen
Loosen up those ties and shake off the work-week stresses ’cause Suits Night is back at Capital Kitchen. Step right into the prime platform where Zouk showcases the versatility of its resident DJs curated playlists. ONE DANCE is all about exploration; we promise you all the right notes that will that will have you vibin’ at the dinner table. Exclusive to all Finance and Legal institutions: Enjoy exclusive 1-for-1 selected bottles and house pours, as well as 20% off food orders all night. Check out the menu here!
Suits Night ft. One Dance
23 & 30 April 2021; 6 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.
Free event. Register your interest by calling 9006 8793 or email email@example.com
Capital Kitchen, 3C River Valley Rd., Clarke Quay, #01-05 to #02-06, The Cannery, 179022
7. Breastfeeding & Going Back to Work Online Class
Organised by the Breastfeeding Mothers’ Support Group, this workshop is designed for new mothers who have given birth. If you will be returning to work after baby, this is the class for you. The goal of this back-to-work class is to provide new mothers with the knowledge and tools to continue breastfeeding after returning to work.
This class will help you manage the challenges of continuing breastfeeding while working outside the home. Topics that will be discussed include:
- How to make a return to work plan that includes pumping issues,
- Working with your childcare provider,
- Maintaining milk supply,
- Breastmilk storage and
- Common hurdles about breastfeeding and going back to work.
Babies in arms are welcome in class, too.
If you’re expecting and are interested in the 101s of breastfeeding, opt for its Breastfeeding 101 Workshop happening this Saturday (24 April, 10 a.m.) too!
8. Archery By The Beach @ Emerald Pavilion
Bring out your inner Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen in this tailored archery introduction programme! Sentosa and Salt & Light Archery are proud to present a guided Target Archery programme with introduction and safety brief, practice rounds, followed by some games and a souvenir to be brought home. Have a go at recurve fun shoot archery session which is also an official Olympic sport. Feel safe in the hands of trained instructors who will show you how to use your bow and arrow set.
9. Picnic In The Clouds @ CÉ LA VI Singapore
It’s time to chase the golden hour…sky-high picnic style! Grey Goose x CÉ LA VI presents an adults-only, alfresco affair in the clouds. Come adorned in casual blue & white attire and soak in the views with free-flowing drinks, a picnic-inspired Asian spread, games and good company.
Bookings are available in tables of up to 8 pax (pending availability). Reservations and credit card hold for the full amount per person are required for this event. Full payment will be made on the day of the event in person. Please note that there is a NO REFUND cancellation policy for this event except in the case of the venue cancelling due to inclement weather*.
*In the case of wet weather expected 24 hours prior to the date, the event will be postponed until 5 JUNE. You will be contacted by email or phone in this case.
Picnic In The Clouds @ CÉ LA VI Singapore
24 April 2021; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $168++ per pax (includes 3 hours of bottomless Grey Goose cocktails, spirits, Martini Prosecco and beer + an array of picnic dishes with an Asian twist). Go here to register now.
Dress code: White and Blue
CÉ LA VI Singapore, Sky Lounge, 1 Bayfront Ave., Level 57, Tower 3, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, 018971
By Willaine G. Tan, April 2021 / Images: Courtesy of the respective events’ social media pages and/or websites credited.
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