Tatler Social Calendar: What To Do In March 2019
1/15 Singapore Design Week 2019
When March 4 to 17
What The sixth edition of this annual design festival features a dynamic line-up of collaborations including design platform SingaPlural and the first-ever Unesco Creative Cities of Design Public Forum. At various locations including Singapore Design Centre.
2/15 Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues Tour
When March 7
What Three-time Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5 performs its largest show in Singapore yet, bringing songs from its latest album, Red Pill Blues, to the National Stadium.
3/15 Don Quixote
When March 7 to 10
What Toreadors, flamenco dancers and dryads fill the stage as the Singapore Dance Theatre opens its 2019 season with this story of love, betrayal and eternal devotion, accompanied by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. At Esplanade Theatre.
4/15 Garden Beats Festival 2019
When March 9
What With UK indie rock band The Kooks and R&B acts Alina Baraz and Masego as headliners, Singapore’s first carbon-neutral music festival returns to the Fort Canning Green, along with a line-up of eco-conscious workshops to get your creative juices flowing.
5/15 Commonwealth Day 2018
When March 11
What The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth and to celebrate, The Royal Commonwealth Society of Singapore will be hosting its biggest fete yet at Eden Hall, the residence of British high commissioner Scott Wightman. The programme this year includes a fashion show based on the theme of “Avant Garde Islamic/Modesty Wear”, featuring models in ensembles made from recycled materials and plastic.
6/15 Sophie de Quay & The WaveGuards Asia Tour 2019
When March 9 to April 4
What With over 100 concerts worldwide under their belt, the eclectic musical trio Sophie de Quay & The WaveGuards heads to Asia to perform in Singapore (14 and 15 March at Andaz Singapore), China and Japan. Fronted by charming and sophisticated singer Sophie and multi-instrumentalists Simon and Tim, the group performs their original songs with lyrics in French, English and some Mandarin, reflecting their global upbringing and unrestricted approach to music making.
7/15 Singapore Heritage Festival 2019
When March 15 to April 7
What Uncover the lesser-known stories of precincts such as Kampong Glam and Bedok in the Singapore Bicentennial edition of this annual festival by the National Heritage Board. At various locations including the Indian Heritage Centre.
8/15 HCA Hospice Care 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner
When March 15
What For the past 30 years, the HCA Hospice Care has been relentless in its mission to provide compassionate care to patients with life-limiting illnesses. In a bid to continue its good work, the home hospice care provider is counting on the generous support of donors at its 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner, at the Island Ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.
When March 16 to 31
What Exploring themes of identity, citizenship and belonging, the latest series of pop-up art experiences by Oh! Open House ventures into six local homes across the island, with artworks created based on each homeowner’s story. Location will be revealed upon ticket purchase.
10/15 Dauntless Spirit 2019
When March 16
What Showcasing the virtuosity of its young talents, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and its youth counterpart present a programme of award-winning compositions, along with the world premiere of Singaporean composer Phoon Yew Tien’s new work, Dance Suit: Wu Na. At SCO Concert Hall.
11/15 SCWO International Women's Day Gala Dinner 2019 & 6th SWHF Induction Ceremony
When March 23
What Eight outstanding women, all change-makers in their own right, will be inducted into the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame (SWHF) at a gala dinner held at The St Regis Hotel Singapore. They include former Nanyang Girls’ School principal, the late Liew Yuen Sien, who moulded the minds of generations of Singapore women; the late Zahrah Za’ba, a pioneer of Malay broadcasting during the 1950s and ’60s; and Cultural Medallion recipient Tham Yew Chin, who has authored nearly 200 books under the pen name You Jin. SWHF was launched in 2014 by the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations as part of its annual International Women’s Day celebrations.
12/15 Pet Shop Boys The Super Tour Singapore
When March 26
What Masters of electronic dance pop, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, aka the Pet Shop Boys, bring their Super Tour to Asia for the first time with a one‑night only concert at The Star Theatre.
13/15 Orbis International Annual Charity Gala
When March 28
What With its eyes set on Vietnam and Myanmar this year, Orbis International will hold its annual charity gala at Marina Bay Sands to raise funds for its Flying Eye Hospital, a travelling facility that will visit both Southeast Asian countries to deliver eye treatments to their local communities. On site, the Orbis team will also mentor and train the local medical teams in the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness.
14/15 The Studios 2019: The Weight of a Stone in a Pocket
When March 28 to April 27
What This year’s edition of the Singapore theatre series by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay journeys through five stories, told by different voices, across different times, including Cake’s Rubber Girl on the Loose. At the Esplanade Theatre Studio and Annexe Studio.
15/15 The Jazz Association (Singapore) Benefit Gala Dinner
When April 5
What The Jazz Association (Singapore) looks to broadway for inspiration this year, titling its biennial benefit gala dinner, Some Enchanted Evening, after the hit tune from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, South Pacific. And what an enchanting evening it promises to be as two jazz maestros—American vocalist Kenny Washington and Singaporean icon Jeremy Monteiro—are set to serenade guests at the gala dinner at the Tower Ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.