The Tatler Social Calendar: 10 Dates To Keep This January

The Scene

January 7, 2018 | BY Phoebe Taylor

Start the new year on the right note with exciting events to suit every taste—from a Latin festival to sports cars.

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Singapore Motorshow 2018

When January 11 to 14

What With over 20 automotive brands spread across two floors, including two new marques, Mini and Seat, making their show debut, Singapore Motorshow also features world-class stunt driving demonstrations by British precision driver, Russ Swift. At Suntec Singapore.

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Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

When January 16

What Famed for its flamboyant and high-octane live performances, the Japanese ska and jazz band returns to the Esplanade Concert Hall with its own unique twist on traditional ska tunes. Get ready for a foot-stomping, head-bopping party.

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Perfect Stranger

When January 17 to February 22

What Made up of 48 textual artworks, artist Dawn Ng’s new installation at Chan + Hori Contemporary uses words and colour to play with ideas of consciousness and unconsciousness. In a series of surreal, glimmering images, she invites visitors to explore questions of memory and identity.

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M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2018

When January 17 to 28

What The 14th edition of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival sees 16 local and international works themed around Let’s Walk, also the title of a 1999 work by pioneer performance artist Amanda Heng.

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SMBC Singapore Open

When January 18 to 21

What With a US$1m prize, this year’s edition of the SMBC Singapore Open golf tournament sees an impressive line-up of players including PGA Tour star Pat Perez and reigning Masters champion Sergio Garcia. At Sentosa Golf Club’s Serapong Course.

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007 In Concert

When January 19 to 20

What From London with love, this 28-piece live band under the baton of British conductor Pete Harrison perform music from every Bond film ever made. Joining them will be homegrown singers John Klass and Beverly Lim Morata. At the Mastercard Theatres. 

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Singapore International Latin Festival 2018

When January 19 to 21

What A treat for Latin dance lovers, the Singapore International Latin Festival is your one-stop shop for masterclasses, performances and workshops. Watch world-class performers do their thing, or trot out your tango for a social dance. At *Scape.

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Healing Chromosomes

When January 26 to February 24

What Using large-scale neon sculptures and photography, artist Hiromi Tango explores our modern-day attachment to technology and how this impacts human connections. The exhibition, at Sullivan+Strumpf, takes inspiration from current epigenetic research and theories of therapeutic colour. 

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Singapore International Violin Competition 2018

When January 28 to February 8

What Billed as the Grand Prix of Asia’s violin world, the Singapore International Violin Competition sees some of the best young violinists in the world today compete in exciting live rounds accompanied by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the YST Conservatory Orchestra. At various venues, including Victoria Concert Hall. 

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Foster The People

When January 30

What Feel like your kicks need some pumping? Let iconic indie group Foster the People put a spring back into your step with its sun-drenched, upbeat sound. The Californian outfit will play at Zepp@BigBox, performing previous hits and songs from its new album Sacred Hearts Club

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