Tatler Social Calendar: What To Do In June 2019
1/12 Cultural Extravaganza
When Ongoing to June 15
What Local Chinese culture comes alive with the third edition of this festival, which opens with the newly commissioned musical, Memoirs of Nanyang—a bold fusion of 2,000-year-old Nanyin music with Mandarin pop and Malay music.
Presented by the Siong Leng Musical Association (SLMA) which was established in 1941 by the late 1987 Cultural Medallion recipient, Teng Mah Seng, the production is currently held at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Apart from the interesting narrative, the production will also feature works of Teng himself, alongside Yip Cheong Fun and Som Said, who were recipients of the Cultural Medallion themselves in 1984 and 1987 respectively.
2/12 Floating Utopias
When Ongoing to September 29
What Featuring more than 40 artworks, including eight large-scale air-filled sculptures, this playful new exhibition at the ArtScience Museum explores the social history of inflatable objects in art, architecture and social activism over the decades.
3/12 From Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience
When June 1 to September 15
What Discover the pivotal moments in Singapore’s history from as early as 1299 through this immersive multimedia show and outdoor experience held at Fort Canning Centre.
4/12 Resorts World Sentosa Summer Matsuri
When June 6 to 9
What Savour over 38 Japanese dishes, along with cultural performances at Resorts World Sentosa’s Summer Matsuri, which takes inspiration from Tokyo’s Furusato Matsuri festival.
5/12 Children’s Festival 2019 by Gardens By The Bay
When June 15 to 30
What For its annual Children’s Festival, Gardens by the Bay transforms its Supertree Grove into a carnival ground inspired by Disney Pixar’s Toy Story filled with family‑friendly games.
6/12 M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2019
When June 15 to July 21
What Filled with workshops, shows and intensives for dancers of all levels, the 10th edition of the M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival returns with a fantastic line-up to inspire and excite. Presented by one of Singapore's leading contemporary dance company, The Human Expression (T.H.E) Dance Company brings together local and international artists such as Danish dancer-choreographer, Kitt Johnson.
7/12 Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture
When June 15 to September 15
What Twenty-nine embroidered masterworks by Guo Pei—the Chinese couturier behind that unforgettable imperial yellow confection singer Rihanna wore to the Met Gala in 2015—will be presented alongside 20 Chinese art masterpieces from the Asian Civilisations Museum’s collection.
8/12 Paris Opera Ballet
When June 21 to 23
What The world-renowned Paris Opera Ballet arrives in Singapore to present the works of three remarkable choreographers, including In the Night by Jerome Robbins (pictured) that consists of three elegant duets. Performed in a single programme at the Esplanade Theatre, witness the grace and grit of this group of stand-out ballet dancers for one weekend only.
9/12 Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro
When June 29 to 30
What The Singapore Lyric Opera presents an abridged version of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, performed by members of its SLO–Leow Siak Fah Artists Training Programme for the first time at the Victoria Concert Hall.
10/12 Singapore Tatler Generation T 2019
When June 26
What Every year, Generation T celebrates a group of extraordinary young leaders who are making an impact in their respective fields and shaping the region’s future. The initiative by Asia Tatler sees a year’s worth of work, from researching and nominating names, to selecting the final group of 50 honourees and coordinating interviews with them, culminating in one special event—the unveiling of the annual Gen.T List.
The fourth edition of the list will be launched on June 26 with a by-invitation-only dinner at Kilo Kitchen, exclusively for the newly inducted honourees. A specially curated menu, comprising sharing plates of comfort food such as crispy eggplant and braised Wagyu beef cheek, has been created by the restaurant’s executive chef Manel Valero.
A high-octane party will take place after at Kilo Lounge across the street, where this year’s honourees will revel the night away with the honourees of previous years, along with like‑minded entrepreneurs, creatives and business professionals. Key highlights of the evening include an exhibition showcasing the Gen.T List 2019 honourees, as well as a music performance by homegrown singer-songwriter, Charlie Lim.
11/12 EU-Asean Business Council’s Sixth Annual General Meeting and Gala Dinner
When June 28
What More than 150 diplomats and business leaders, as well as Singapore’s communications and information minister S Iswaran, will attend the sixth annual general meeting and gala dinner of the EU-Asean Business Council on June 28, at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. The organisation supports and represents European businesses in the region.
12/12 The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ Awards
When June 25
What Since 2016, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ awards ceremony has been held outside of London and in major food capitals around the world, including New York and Spain’s Basque Country. This year, for the first time in Asia, Singapore will play host to the prestigious culinary event at Marina Bay Sands.