The Tatler Social Calendar: 13 Dates To Keep This July
Whether it's a day at the races or a night at the circus, pick your pleasure this month.
David Hockney: A Matter of Perspective
When July 1 to September 9
What Through 36 carefully selected works, mostly drawn from the Singapore National Collection, see how Britain’s most prolific living artist continues to push the boundaries of print techniques, coupled with his enduring fascination with perspectives. At STPI Gallery.
Image: Richard Schmidt
Emirates Singapore Derby
When July 9
What Top racing action and glamour come together at the 22nd edition of the Emirates Singapore Derby. This year, the stakes have increased to $1.15m, making it one of the richest races in Singapore’s racing calendar. At Singapore Turf Club Racecourse.
Celebration In Dance
When July 9
What Students from eight Royal Academy of Dance schools in Singapore join Singapore Dance Theatre for a one-night only performance of George Balanchine’s Rubies and Marius Petipa’s Paquita, at Esplanade Theatre.
Jazz The Beatles
When July 12 to 13
What Singapore’s King of Swing, Jeremy Monteiro, is jazzing up your favourite Beatles classics in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the band’s iconic album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The music maestro will be getting a little help from his friends such as Eugene Pao, Melissa Tham and Nick Zavior to revive Beatlemania as he puts a jazzy twist on some of the Fab Four’s greatest hits such as When I’m 64 and Blackbird. At Esplanade Recital Studio. esplanade.com/jtb
Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza
When July 12 to August 20
What Step inside the magical treasure box that is Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza. Inspired by the Sanskrit word “koza”, which translates to “box”, “chest” or “treasure”, Kooza goes back to the quintessential acrobatics and comical theatrics that characterised Cirque du Soleil back in 1984. With a live soundtrack that is a fusion of jazz, funk and Bollywood beats accompanying the laugh-out-loud antics and audacious stunts, this is a performance you won’t want to miss. Under the Big Top in Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands.
When July 13 to 23
What What happens when duty calls? Checkpoint Theatre offers a poignant look into the world of reservist—a rite of passage for Singaporean men—along with the responsibilities that come with adulthood. At Drama Centre Black Box.
Singapore Food Festival 2017
When July 14 to 30
What With unique culinary showcases and local chef collaborations, the 24th edition of the Singapore Food Festival invites you to savour Singapore in every bite with both traditional and modern fare. At various venues.
The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey
When July 14 to 30
What The story of Meng Jiang Nü remains one of the most enduring tales in Chinese folklore. Set against the backdrop of the Great Wall of China, this epic tale of a young woman whose sheer willpower helped her overcome insurmountable odds is now retold in a brand-new production, The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey. Written by award-winning Singaporean playwright Jean Tay (who is behind acclaimed plays such as Everything But The Brain and Boom) with music by UK composer David Shrubsole, this musical odyssey stars Dutch-Korean actress Na-Young Jeon (pictured centre), along with Singapore theatre veteran George Chan (right) and homegrown singer-songwriter Nathan Hartono (left). At Drama Centre Theatre.
2017 International Champions Cup Singapore
When July 25 to 29
What Football fever hits Singapore when the 2017 International Champions Cup Singapore tournament kicks off with three matches featuring the teams from Chelsea FC, FC Bayern, and FC Internazionale, at the National Stadium.
Image: FC Internazional
Piece of Peace World Tour
When July 27 to September 3
What From the St Basil's Cathedral (pictured) in Moscow, Russia to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, see replicas of 40 Unesco World Heritage Sites from 34 countries reconstructed with Lego bricks when the Piece of Peace World Tour comes to Singapore. At Fort Canning Arts Centre.
Voices Of The Amazon
When July 28 to 29
What Combining ballet, contemporary dance and the Brazilian martial art of capoeira, this musical takes you to the Amazon rainforest to highlight the importance of preserving its unique ecosystem. At Mastercard Theatres. baseentertainmentasia.com
L’Incoronazione Di Poppea
When July 29 to 30
What What truly rules your heart? Fortune, virtue, or love? Find the answers in New Opera Singapore’s staging of Monteverdi’s last opera, inspired by Roman emperor Nero and his courtesan-mistress Poppea. At Victoria Theatre.
Spectrum Version 2.2
When July 29 to August 20
What Singapore multidisciplinary artist Jeremy Sharma explores the relationship between perception, memory and fiction through contrasting mediums in a series of engaging installations. At Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore.