The Tatler Social Calendar: 12 Dates To Note This April

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April 3, 2017 | BY Hashirin Nurin Hashimi and Chong Seow Wei

From musicals to French culture, there's plenty to discover this month.

French Chamber Gala Dinner 2017

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When April 7
What The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore will play host to the French Chamber of Commerce's annual gala dinner. Guests will indulge in exquisite dishes by guest chef Emmanuel Renaut of three Michelin-starred restaurant Flocons de Sel in Megève, France. 

 Boys In The Band


When April 8
What Armed with masculine charm, slick moves and soulful harmonies, Australian sensation Boys in the Band takes you through 50 years of the greatest hits from the biggest boy bands of all time, from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons to The Beach Boys, and Take That to Backstreet Boys. At MasterCard Theatres.

Passion Ball 2017

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When April 8 
This year's Passion Ball celebrates the freedom of spirit and bohemian creativity—cleverly illustrating Food From The Heart's aim to bring freedom and love to its beneficiaries—through an action-packed evening that sees proceeds going towards its six core programmes. Some of the evening's highlights include performances by local jazz maestro Jeremy Monteiro and US-based singer Steve Lippia. At The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.

Fifth Harmony Live in Singapore 2017

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When April 8
What One member down but Fifth Harmony is not out. The most successful act to come out of The X Factor US performs in Singapore for the first time at The Star Theatre. 

Voilah! French Festival Singapore

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When April 8 to May 21
What Francophile or not, you don’t want to miss the annual Voilah! French Festival Singapore when it returns this month. The festival is packed with over 40 programmes and activities on all things French spanning topics such as science, literature, photography, film and food. Kicking off the festival is French acrobatic troupe Les Rouges Coeurs (pictured) who will flood the Gardens by the Bay Supertree Grove with gravity-defying aerial stunts and roving stilt walkers. At various locations. 

Tropicana the Musical


When April 13 to 30
What Independent producer Tan Kheng Hua brings back the sexy, sixties Singapore with Tropicana the Musical, which takes inspiration from Southeast Asia’s first entertainment complex to feature a Las Vegas-style cabaret theatre, restaurants and nightclubs, which opened from 1968 to 1989.

HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2017

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When April 15 to 16 
What Get ready to rock, ruck and rumble as 16 national sevens teams compete for series points at the Singapore leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. At the Singapore Sports Hub National Stadium. 

 La Cage Aux Folles

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When April 19 to May 13
Five years after its award-winning staging of this Broadway spectacle, Wild Rice presents a brand-new reimagination to remind us of the value of embracing diversity and different perspectives. At Victoria Theatre.

Glorious & Free: Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday


When April 22
The Great White North celebrates its 150th birthday this year, and Canadians in Singapore are celebrating with a lavish gala dinner themed Glorious & Free. Organised by The Canadian Association of Singapore, the event is held at The Westin Singapore and features a specially curated menu by Canadian chef Aaron Foster of the hotel’s gastro bar, Cook & Brew. 

Little Luxury Stars


When April 22 to 23
What Check out the latest in childrenswear by brands such as Stella McCartney Kids, Fendi Kids and Baby Dior (pictured) at this annual event by The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. A myriad of activities awaits your little fashion plate. 



When April 26 to 29
What Direct from the oldest of the Italian theatres, Teatro Di San Carlo, comes one of the oldest ballets in the international repertory about how the power of forgiveness and redemption can overcome the anguish of love and betrayal. At MasterCard Theatres.

Singapore Heritage Festival 2017

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When April 28 to May 14
What Discover the little-known nooks and crannies of historic districts such as Bukit Pasoh with this annual festival, which allows visitors access to unexplored and inaccessible spaces in Singapore. At various venues.