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Events in Singapore: What to do this 18 to 24 July 2024

By Robb Report Singapore 18 July, 2024

Happenings this week

We highlight the best our city has to offer and what’s keeping it abuzz. Here are the best things you can do in Singapore this week.

Gardens by the Bay. Photo by Victor/Unsplash

Wellness Festival Art Therapy

When: 20 July 2024

Where: Ficus Room at Gardens by the Bay

Here’s your chance to journey through self-discovery at a workshop by The Red Pencil’s art therapist. Through the magic of art, explore the connections between nature and your personal life experiences, and gain a deeper understanding of yourself. Happening at the Ficus Room this 20 July from 3.30pm to 5.30pm for S$48 per person or S$80 per pair.

Merci Marcel Orchard. Photo by Merci Marcel

Merci Marcel celebrates Bordeaux

When: Now until 21 July 2024

Where: All Merci Marcel outlets

Love Bordeaux wines? Then you’ll love this. Merci Marcel is hosting several wine events across July, starting with a Bordeaux Wine Dinner on 11 July 2024 (East Coast). There will also be wine flight offerings (Tiong Bahru)  and a Bordeaux Wine Fair (all outlets) from 11 to 21 July 2024, where diners may purchase bottles of wine at 15 per cent off. More here.

Visualise the concept of togetherness through Huang Yi-Min’s eyes. Photo by Instinc

Ta̍k-ke: A Tapestry of Togetherness

When: Now until 21 July 2024

Where: Instinc

In this solo exhibition, Taiwanese artist Huang Yi-Min translates Taiwanese living into artistic creations, proposing a sense of togetherness and intimacy of people sharing the same lifestyles and ideologies. His concept of tak-ke, meaning ‘togetherness’, is visualised through an assemblage of building blocks, unleashing collective consciousness via various media, installations and graphic creations.

Journey towards a better being at the Wellness Festival Singapore. Photo by Madison Lavern/Unsplash

Wellness Festival Singapore

When: Now until 21 July 2024

Where: Various locations

If you’re looking for something to reduce stress and promote personal growth, mindfulness and resilience, the Wellness Festival is the place to be. Centre your mind at one of over 120 programmes, whether it’s a holistic wellness experience by COMO Shambhala Singapore or a two-night wellness foundations retreat by Cover Projects Pte Ltd. Nothing beats taking a break from the hustle and bustle of life and making your way towards better emotional and mental wellness. Details here.

Green-House will be held at New Bahru, a new creative cluster by The Lo & Behold Group. Photo by Pass It On Studio

Green-House

When: 13 and 14 July 2024

Where: New Bahru

Green-House, an immersive retail festival by Pass It On Studio, is returning for its third and largest edition. Happening at New Bahru, a new creative cluster by The Lo & Behold Group, this year’s edition will feature three concept playgrounds—Renew, Reimagine and Reconnect—and connect the public with art installations, film screenings, innovative mindful living and the outdoors. Key experiences include kintsugi workshops, pet adoption drives and Circling Zero, an art exhibit by Mercedes-Benz and Knock Knock Studio. More information here.

Counter seating at Revolver. Photo by Revolver

Revolver teams up with Michelin-starred Manav Tuli

When: 14 and 15 July 2024

Where: Revolver

Revolver’s executive chef and partner, Jitin Joshi, will be hosting an exclusive two-night dinner with Manav Tuli, the chef-owner of Leela (Hong Kong). Together, they will bring innovation and tradition to an eight-course menu (S$239), which will feature Malabar Crab, Pulled Lamb Bao, Kothamalli Beef Cheek Biryani and more. Book here.

Celebrate Trinity’s visionary design of three interlocking rings in three shades of gold. Photo by Cartier

Cartier’s Trinity 100 Pop-up

When: 15 to 23 July 2024

Where: The Arts House

It’s been a century since Trinity was conceived by Louis Cartier in 1924. Needless to say, it has been an enduring legacy for the brand, and in celebration of this centenary, everyone is invited on a journey to the heart of the jewellery icon. In a pop-up at The Arts House, visitors will explore the creation’s past and present through seven interconnected and immersive rooms. There will also be an opportunity to see an original, collaborative project called Imagine Infinite Circles, where over 100 works by creative figures from across the world will tribute to Trinity. Register to visit the pop-up here.

Madame Butterfly (2000), by Helen Frankenthaler. Photo by STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery

Helen Frankenthaler: Prints 1977–2004

When: Now until 25 August 2024

Where: STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery

As this year’s annual special exhibition at STPI, a selection of printmaking by the late Helen Frankenthaler (1928 to 2011), a prominent modern abstract expressionist artist of her time, will be on show. The exhibition will introduce you to around 40 of her works, with a spotlight on her woodcuts, courtesy of the National Collection of Singapore and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York. Marvel at the American artist’s works up close and unbox the influential partnership she had with fellow American Kenneth Tyler, a master printer who later became significant to the establishment of STPI. Details here.

Catch chef Jun Takahashi in action at Takahashi Singapore. Photo by Sushi Takahashi

Renowned master chef Jun Takahashi returns to Singapore

When: Now until 6 July 2024

Where: Takahashi

Jun Takahashi, a chef known for the legendary restaurant Sushi Takahashi (Tokyo), is here to lead an immersive omakase experience. For S$520, you will get to enjoy 18 courses that will showcase Takahashi’s expertise in blending tradition with the finest seasonal experience. Book here.

Party hard and brunch hard at Lavo. Photo by Marina Bay Sands

Brunch at Lavo

When: 7 July 2024

Where: Lavo

The Lavo Party Brunch: Summer Edition is here. Happening on 7 July from 12pm to 4pm, it will be an afternoon full of nostalgic treats and great vibes. Dig into an Italian feast of pasta, pizza and ’80s-themed dessert, paired with cocktails, champagne and a panoramic view of Singapore. Book here, each ticket is yours for S$188.

Get acquainted with Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles at Mission: Electric. Photo by Mercedes-Benz

Mission: Electric

When: 7 July 2024

Where: Mercedes-Benz Centre, Level two

If you’re interested in owning a Mercedes-Benz EV, here’s your chance to get acquainted with one—without the pressure of a sales guy on your back. In Mission: Electric, one will embark on a half-day cross-island adventure in three different EQ models, picked from a fleet of 12. There will be tasks and quizzes along the way, with a stop for lunch or high tea at a mystery location, before you end the journey at the showroom. The event is ticketed at S$50 per slot, with each slot open to a maximum of four participants.

A snippet of the exhibition. Photo by Alliance Française de Singapour

When a Prince Takes Flight

When: Now until 31 July 2024

Where: La Galerie, level two at Alliance Française de Singapour

In a remarkable exhibition celebrating the author behind The Little Prince, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s legacy and pay tribute to the 80th anniversary of his disappearance. Thanks to the Saint Exupéry Foundation, you will get to explore a rare collection of exclusive artefacts, including first drafts of manuscripts, handwritten letters, original drawings and personal belongings. Every facet of the author’s life is presented through the narrative of The Little Prince, and if you’re lucky, you will see Olivier d’Agay, the secretary general of The Antoine De Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation and the grandnephew of Antoine de Saint Exupéry, talk about his commitment to preserving his great-uncle’s legacy. Admission is free and guided tours are available.

Explore the art of fukusa and related Japanese textiles from the renowned Chris Hall collection. Photo by Peranakan Museum

Fukusa: Japanese Gift Covers from the Chris Hall Collection

When: Now until 25 August 2024

Where: Peranakan Museum

Who here knows about fukusa? These silk covers that drape over gifts are a popular practice in Japan that began during the Edo period (1603 to 1868). Embroidered, woven, painted and dyed, they are some of the finest examples of Japan’s textile artistry, and are used for a variety of formal occasions, from seasonal festivities to important personal milestones. At the Peranakan Museum, take a look at over 80 different fukusa and related Japanese textiles from the renowned Chris Hall collection, and dive deep into the craft and trade. Visitors are also invited to draw connections between gift customs of the past and present, and to partake in hands-on workshops, performances and tours. More details here.

A collection of The Salvages, comprising a ‘disco danger vest’ and ‘sublime baggy movement jeans’. Photo by Asian Civilisations Museum

#SGFashionNow

When: Now until 1 September 2024

Where: Asian Civilisations Museum

#SGFashionNow is back with its final and largest edition. Curated with students from the School of Fashion at Lasalle College of the Arts, the series celebrates contemporary Singapore fashion through a multicultural, cosmopolitan lens. It brings together the works of 28 emerging and established designers, exploring innovation in tradition, urban styles and craftsmanship. Look forward to pieces by Benny Ong, Harry Halim, The Salvages and Baëlf Design, whose commission will be on display in Singapore for the very first time. More details here.

A portrait of Olafur Eliasson. Photo by Lars Borges

Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey

When: Now until 22 September 2024

Where: SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

This is Olafur Eliasson’s first major survey exhibition in Southeast Asia. The acclaimed Icelandic-Danish artist has brought together 17 key works that reflect the themes and concerns explored during his three-decade-long career. Be captivated by never-before-seen works and Singapore-exclusive installations, and allow him to challenge your perception of the world around you. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a series of programmes, such as two editions of SAMily Funday (1 and 15 June), and products from Little Sun (Eliasson’s social enterprise) available for purchase. More information here.

Coming up:

On the Wings of Hermès, a creation by director Jaco Van Dermal and choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey. Photo by Hermès

On the Wings of Hermès

When: 19 to 28 July 2024

Where: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Level B2

In an exhilarating and emotive world of dance, hand choreography and breathtaking cinema, follow the imaginary story of Pegasus and his seven foals as they dance towards lightness and find their wings. Created by director Jaco Van Dermal and choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey, and featuring the Astragales dance company, On the Wings of Hermès is a one-of-a-kind experience that will appeal to the senses with a playful, light-hearted spirit that defines everything that Hermès stands for. Admission is free. Book here.

Thav Phouthavong, the head chef at 80/20. Photo by 80/20

Path x 80/20

When: 31 July 2024

Where: Path

Path, a Michelin-approved restaurant from Singapore, and 80/20, a one-starred restaurant from Thailand, are getting together for a six-course dinner. Spotlighting locally sourced produce and original dishes for the night, the menu will showcase the best of modern Thai and Asian flavours, done with creative twists that best reflect the chefs’ culinary journeys. Look forward to Seashells made in Yunnan Style Ceviche (Marvas Ng, Path) and Beef Tartare with makwaen, caviar, egg yolk gel and crisp flower (Thav Phouthavong, 80/20), and select wines curated by 1855 The Bottle Shop. Tickets are going at S$198 per person, and can be bought here. There will also be an encore at 80/20 itself on 22 August 2024.

Esquina
Executive chef Carlos Montobbio. Photo by Esquina

Esquina turns 12

When: 28 August 2024

Where: Esquina

Esquina, known for its contemporary Spanish and Catalan cuisine, turns 12 this year—a big number in restaurant years. Which is why executive chef Carlos Montobbio has plans to celebrate all year long, with monthly menu collaborations (S$120) featuring his close circle of chef friends. This 28 August, Montobbio will be cooking with Antonio Oviedo (Agora, Hong Kong) and others to follow. Book here.

LANY’s Asia leg of their world tour will kick off in Singapore. Photo by Live Nation

LANY’s A Beautiful Blur: The World Tour

When: 20 September 2024

Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium

LANY’s newly released studio album, A Beautiful Blur, has propelled the multi-platinum pop rock band to tour the world, starting its Asia leg in Singapore this September. Look forward to smash singles, such as Love at First FightXXL and Alonica, a fan favourite that has garnered over 20 million streams on Spotify. Tickets include the Star Club Premium VIP Package (S$548), which includes one pit standing ticket, a group photo with LANY, access to an intimate performance by LANY and other privileges.

Dua Lipa, a three-time Grammy and seven-time Brit Award-winning global pop star. Photo by Live Nation

Dua Lipa’s Radical Optimism Tour

When: 6 November 2024

Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium

No plans for November? That’s okay, the Grammy and Brit Award-winning singer-songwriter has some for you this 6 November. Kicking off the Asia leg of her tour, Dua Lipa will be stopping by to celebrate the release of her third album, Radical Optimism, which has topped the charts in 11 countries. It was also named a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times, who praised it for being “an album of nonstop ear candy.” American Express holders may secure tickets on 10 June and Live Nation members may do so on 12 June, while everyone else will have to wail till 13 June to book on Ticketmaster.