The Tatler Social Calendar: 12 Dates To Pen Down This March
March 2, 2017 | BY Hashirin Nurin Hashimi and Chong Seow Wei
From golf and design, to jazz and sustainable light art.
HSBC Women’s Champions
When March 2 to 5
What The world’s top female golfers, led by world No 1 Lydia Ko, compete for the HSBC Women’s Champions' US$1.5m prize purse. Off the green, South Korean star Lee Joon Gi (pictured) headlines the entertainment line-up. At Sentosa Golf Club’s New Tanjong Course.
i Light Marina Bay 2017
When March 3 to 26
What Twenty sustainable light art installations by local and international artists illuminate the Marina Bay waterfront at i Light Marina Bay to promote sustainable living in Singapore.
George Washington Ball
When March 4
What The George Washington Ball celebrates the American Association of Singapore (AAS)’s 100th anniversary at Capella Singapore in the style of the Roaring Twenties, where flapper dresses and tuxes meet qipaos and Tang suits. Highlights include the speakeasy-style VIP lounge and a massive birthday cake for dessert. Ball proceeds support AAS’ 100 Acts of Charity initiative.
When March 8 to 25
What Singapore Repertory Theatre takes on British playwright Nick Payne’s drama—a love story that unfolds in parallel worlds. At KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT.
The Music of Hans Zimmer vs John Williams
When March 10 to 11
What Helmed by conductor Anthony Inglis, the best scores—from Pirates of the Caribbean to Star Wars—of two film composer greats are brought to life, accompanied by spectacular laser light displays. At MasterCard Theatres.
When March 16 to 19
What Singapore Dance Theatre kicks off its Season of Bliss with this enchanting ballet about the magical adventures of a beautiful life-sized puppet that springs to life, set to the music of Léo Delibes. At Esplanade Theatre.
The Studios 2017
When March 16 to April 14
What Select works of Cultural Medallion recipient Haresh Sharma, the resident playwright of The Necessary Stage since 1990, will be presented by five Singapore theatre practitioners, at Esplanade–Theatres on the Bay’s The Studios 2017. They include theatre director Nelson Chia with a Mandarin adaptation of the award-winning Fundamentally Happy; performance artist Loo Zihan, in collaboration with actress Janice Koh, with docu-theatre monologue With/Out on Singapore’s first individual to come out as HIV-positive; while theatre practitioner Koh Wan Ching takes on a new work-in-progress adaptation of a special collage of 10 text by Sharma, as part of The Studios developmental platform Raw. At the Esplanade Theatre Studio.
The Lovers Ball by SRT
When March 18
What Loved-up pairs such as Romeo and Juliet, and Barack and Michelle will be great sources of inspiration for guests of The Lovers Ball by the Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT), where the dress code is “famous lovers through the ages or better still, infamous secret lovers”. The fun is all for a good cause as funds raised from the ball, which takes place on at the South Crystal Pavilion at Marina Bay Sands, will go towards SRT-led initiatives such as the SRT Student Education Fund.
When March 24
What The Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations marks International Women’s Day with its annual gala dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore's Island Ballroom. The event sees a new batch of inspiring women inducted into the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame. They include Marjorie Doggett, the late founder of the local SPCA, and Singapore’s Helen Keller, Theresa Chan, who was a one-time muse of filmmaker Eric Khoo.
VCH Presents The Sing Song Club
When March 26
What Singapore’s only art song collective performs a selection of 24 cabaret songs by some of the most illustrious of composers with Les Chemins de l’amour – An Evening of Cabaret Songs. At Victoria Concert Hall.
Sing Jazz 2017
When March 31 to April 2
What The fourth edition of the Singapore International Jazz Festival (Sing Jazz) sees a star-studded line-up that includes David Foster, Corinne Bailey Rae (pictured), Gilles Peterson and Youssou N’Dour, as well as local favourites such as Alemay Fernandez. This year also sees the inclusion of The Late Show to the festival’s programme with jam sessions by musicians such as Incognito and Basement Jaxx, taking place till 4am, at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
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