The Tatler Weekend Round-Up: September 29 to October 1

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September 29, 2017 | BY Wanlin Low

Whether you’re a film enthusiast, sake aficionado or environmental activist, there’s something for everyone this weekend.

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Sing Jazz Presents: Gregory Porter

When September 29

What Gregory Porter last performed in Singapore in 2014 at the inaugural Singapore International Jazz Festival and the world-famous jazz musician is now back for his first solo appearance at the Capitol Theatre. After claiming two Grammy awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album with his platinum-selling album Liquid Spirit and last year’s Take Me to the Alley—including the hit single Holding On—Porter is excited to be back with a new set of serenading lineup. While this list has not been disclosed, we can expect to sway the night away with some of the crowd-favourites such as More Than a WomanInsanity and Day Dream

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Utter 2017 

When September 29 to October 1

What The Singapore Writers Festival is back this year and it celebrates some of the best local literary output written before 1986 in the seventh edition of Utter. Stories adapted from home-grown authors such as former deputy prime minister S. Rajaratnam and Cultural Medallion recipients J.M. Sali and Tan Swie Hian, take on fresh perspectives by up-and-coming film and animation creators like Henry and Harry Zhuang—awarded Best Animation and Rising Talent Award at Beijing’s China Independent Animation Film Forum—and Lee Thean-Jeen—best known for his television drama series The Pupil and Code of Law. Experience the fascinating contrast as the old and new come together to form something wonderfully unexpected at Utter 2017.

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Green is the New Black – The Conscious Festival

When October 1

What Sustainability has always been a topic of concern, but no one makes sense of it quite like Green is the New Black does. The fourth edition of The Conscious Festival is the first of its kind to be held in Singapore and it promises a day of educational entertainment. Attend a series of talks hosted by acclaimed advocates such as award-winning filmmaker and journalist Craig Leeson and Bali-based naturopath Dr. Andréa Paige,  or learn something new in the open-concept marketplace where you can participate in a variety of interactive activities, munch on healthy food and bask in soulful music.

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Sake’s Sake 2017

When October 1

What In line with this year’s International Sake Day—which falls on the first of every October—one of Singapore’s top Japanese bars Shukuu Izakaya will be celebrating all things sake with 24 specially curated sake varieties available for tasting and two half-hour educational seminars where guests can learn more about the fine art of Japan’s most legendary brew. Sweet and dry liquors of differing style, grade, and rice types are all available at the bar’s three distinct sake stations. And after the four fully certified in-house sommeliers bring you through this exquisite experience, drop by the counter to grab another bottle or two of sake to savour back home. 

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Gone Shopping

When October 1 to 8

What As much as we love shopping, this isn’t that—Gone Shopping is the first full-length directorial debut by one of Singapore’s pioneer female filmmakers, Wee Li Lin. In support of the local arts scene, Marina Bay Sands will be hosting the film’s 10th anniversary screening as part of the ArtScience on Screen programme at the ArtScience Museum. The 104-minute film, starring Mediacorp actress Kym Ng and Pangdemonium’s founder Adrian Pang, sees protagonist Clara Wong meet people of different walks in a scene all too familiar to us—a shopping mall. This bittersweet tale of love, loss and liberation is sure to touch your heart in a way you would never expect. The film screens twice at 2.30pm and 5pm daily.

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