The Tatler Social Calendar: 14 Dates To Keep This October
Whether you are an arts aficionado, wine connoisseur or sports enthusiast, there is something for everyone this month.
1/14 Time, a Hermès Object
When Now to November 5
What Discover the mysteries of time as French maison Hermès manifests this intangible concept into a near-hypnotic exhibition, Time, a Hermès Object. The touring show makes a pit stop in Singapore at Hermès Takashimaya and Ngee Ann City’s Level 1 Atrium, where time is playfully explored and reimagined. In fact, the hours seem to slow down as peculiar characters mingle with visitors as the gravity-defying apples in their hands pirouette in a fluid movement. Once the show is over, experience the mesmerising scenography as Hermès timepieces appear and disappear again through monolithic windows with pulsating lights, and watch as silhouettes of visitors projected onto interactive screens vanish into smoke.
2/14 Jeweluxe Singapore
When October 6 to 15
What From the founders of Singapore JewelFest comes Jeweluxe Singapore, a new multi-segment retail exhibition with an e-commerce marketplace that brings together luxury names in jewellery, timepieces and lifestyle. At the Tent@Ngee Ann City.
3/14 Sentiments Of The Sublime
When October 6 to November 5
What Be captivated by the complexity of New Zealand artist Ben Young’s works, each meticulously hand-sculpted to bring together man and nature in a harmonious yet thought-provoking manner. At Redsea Gallery.
4/14 Forever Young
When October 11 to 21
What What happens when the lights go out in a nursing home? Hilarity ensues, especially when its residents are a group of retired actors who break into song and dance as soon as their no-nonsense nurse, Sister Sara, leaves the room. Adapted with a local twist by comedy writer Benjamin “Mr Miyagi” Lee from Swiss playwright Erik Gedeon’s cult hit, Forever Young is directed by and stars Hossan Leong, alongside theatre veterans including Karen Tan and Tan Kheng Hua. More than just fun and comic relief, the jukebox musical, staged in celebration of Sing’Theatre’s 10th anniversary, addresses the issue of a rapidly ageing population in Singapore. At the SOTA Drama Theatre.
5/14 Forever Crazy
When October 11 to 22
What Bringing the best acts from its 66-year repertoire, legendary cabaret Crazy Horse Paris presents a visual spectacle featuring classically trained dancers dressed in lights and projection. At the Mastercard Theatres. baseentertainmentasia.com
(Related: Behind The Velvet Curtains Of CrazyHorse Paris)
6/14 Audi Quattro Cup 2017
When October 13
What Returning to Singapore for the 10th year, the Audi Quattro Cup descends on the Sentosa Golf Club, where the best golf course in Southeast Asia lies. The Serapong course will see amateur golfers compete for a pair of spots in the world finals at the Quivia Golf Club in Los Cabos, Mexico, where they will face teams from 47 other countries from December 1 to 5. For the local leg, Audi Singapore has prepared three covetable "hole-in-one" prizes: the Audi A5 Sportback, Q2 and Q5.
7/14 Monaco Film Festival
When October 14 to 22
What Singapore will play host to Asia's first Monaco Film Festival, which will showcase a variety of classic and newer films featuring the country's well-known history, scenery and vibrancy. Organised by the Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority, the nine-day festival will also feature a historical photography and art exhibition at the Alliance Française, displaying never before seen film posters from Monaco's national archives. On the 17th, a private gala cocktail reception will be held at the Capitol Theatre. If you're invited, the dress code is 1950s glamour. Think Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief.
8/14 The Singapore Children's Society Charity Gala Dinner
When October 19
What In 2016, the Singapore Children’s Society supported over 74,000 children, youths and families in need. The non-profit organisation celebrates 65 years of service this year with a charity gala dinner on October 19 at the Island Ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, with homegrown comedian Sebastian Tan as Broadway Beng bringing the laughs.
9/14 Nidarosdomens Guttekor
When October 20 to 21
What One of the world’s oldest choirs, the 900-year-old Nidaros Cathedral Men and Boys choir from Norway, makes its Singapore debut in collaboration with re:Sound Chamber Orchestra, with a repertoire of classical works including Puccini’s classic Messa di Gloria. At the Esplanade Concert Hall.
10/14 Da:ns Festival
When October 20 to 29
What The 12th edition of the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay’s Da:ns Festival features seven ticketed productions, over 70 free performances and activities, and 75 workshops and masterclasses. This year, three young female choreographers take the spotlight: South Africa’s Dada Masilo opens the festival with her best-known work, Swan Lake;Spain’s Rocío Molina takes on multiple roles in Bosque Ardora (Forest Worship) on a stage full of live trees; while the Philippines’ Eisa Jocson performs in the gender-bending Macho Dancer. Other highlights includes four works by Black Swanchoreographer Benjamin Millepied and his company LA Dance Project, including Closerand Hearts & Arrows (pictured), which was commissioned by French jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels.
11/14 Millennial 20/20 Summit 2017
When October 25 and 26
What The Millennial 20/20 summit comes to Singapore, discussing relevant and trending topics such as artificial intelligence, and virtual and augmented reality. Each is anchored in an overall theme of "reimaging experiences for the consumer through immersive and experiential platforms". This is the summit's 2nd edition, which will feature over 200 speakers from prominent companies such as Facebook, Google, Shell, Uber, Lego, Credit Suisse and Airbnb. For the first time, the summit will also include the Millennial 20/20 Ones-To-Watch Awards, which will recognise brands who have been on top of innovatively adapting themselves with the evolving commerce landscape.
12/14 YMCA Giving Gala
When October 26
What The YMCA will host its annual Giving Gala at the Orchard Parade Hotel in hopes of raising $300,000 for its community service programmes, which aid the underprivileged as well as the intellectually and physically challenged.
13/14 Singapore Wine Fiesta 2017
When October 27 to 29
What Singapore Wine Fiesta celebrates its 10th anniversary with a “Best Of” edition featuring over 300 wines from around the world, paired with gourmet food from some of Singapore’s most-loved restaurants. At Clifford Square (next to The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore).
14/14 Love in the Cookhouse
When October 28
What The main fundraising event for Action for AIDS Singapore, an NGO fighting AIDS/HIV, Love in the Cookhouse will be raising awareness about the infection and the stigma and discrimination that persons living with it face in our society. It will be held at the Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar, where renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichtenwill curate a special dinner menu for guests. A grand raffle draw will be another highlight of the evening. Unfortunately (or fortunately) for those who hope to attend, all tickets to the event were sold within 24 hours.
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