What’s On: August

Your guide to what's happening in Singapore this month. Get booking!

6 Aug 8.30pm
Bob Dylan and His Band
The Star Theatre
For one night only, catch legendary folk-rock performer Bob Dylan and his band live in Singapore. The Nobel Prize-winning artist redefined the folk genre in the 60s, and has since produced over 35 studio albums, with a staggering 125 million records sold. Don’t miss this chance to experience one of the world’s greatest songwriters and most influential musicians of all time. From $128, tickets from Apactix www.apactix.com/events/detail/bob-dylan-2018

11 Aug 7.30pm
SSO National Day Concert
Esplanade Concert Hall
Head down to the Esplanade and celebrate Singapore’s 53rd National Day in uplifting style with this all-Singaporean programme conducted by Darrell Ang, featuring six local composers and the choirs of the Singapore Symphony. From $15, tickets from Sistic

19 Aug 6am-11am
Shape Run 2018
This all-women’s competitive running event started in 2006 and is still going strong. Grab your girlfriends and compete in categories including the 5km women’s open, 10km women’s open, squad relay (3 runners x 5km), and 1.8km Family Run. From $45, run.shape.com.sg/2018/

20 – 29 Aug
The Rainbow Fish
Victoria Theatre
The Rainbow Fish is an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s enchanting children’s book about a little fish with silver scales and heart of gold, as well as two of his companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites. Using the magic of black light, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will bring The Rainbow Fish to life with their amazing puppetry skills. From $18, tickets from Sistic www.sistic.com.sg/events/cfish0818

24 & 25 Aug
The Fall
KC Arts Centre
SRT’s The Young Company and its band of emerging actors take a funny , moving look at young people’s relationship with aging in a play with heart, humour and fire in its belly that bridges the empathy gap between young and old.

25 Aug 7pm
ANZ Aotearoa Ball – Into the Wilderness
Island Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel
Celebrate the natural beauty and bounty that the land of the long white cloud has to offer at this vibrant New Zealand ball. Be entertained by musical talent, feast on the finest NZ food, wines and craft beers, and enjoy an immersive celebration and showcase of the Kiwi landscape, creativity, technology and culture. From $265, nzchambersg.eventbank.com/event/7414

30 Aug – 2 Sep
Beerfest Asia 2018
The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
Hop to it! Beerfest Asia returns in a new venue, with more than 600 local and international beers on offer. Enjoy a range of limited edition beers, workshops, a beer run and comedy acts, alongside a music line-up featuring tribute bands, local live bands and DJs. The event space transform into a family carnival on Sunday with inflatables and games stalls. Cheers!
From $20, tickets from www.hapz.com

31 Aug – 9 Sep 7.30pm
Ballet Under the Stars, Singapore Dance Theatre
Fort Canning Park, Fort Canning Green
Enjoy an enchanting evening of ballet under the stars at the lush Fort Canning Green. Pack a picnic spread and enjoy the first weekend of George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, François Klaus’ Midnight Waltzes, and Edwaard Liang’s 13th Heaven. The second weekend will be dedicated to the renowned Singaporean choreographer and dance prodigy, Choo-San Goh. $35, tickets from Sistic www.sistic.com.sg/events/cbuts0918

Save the Dates
15 Aug
ANZA Ladies Night
30 Aug
Black and White Pop Up Wine