A dreamy night outdoors, a tragic love story and a prelude to the Olympics make the weekend of 21-22 July an eventful one.
Melodies From All Regions
Chinese music gets top billing as the Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra performs tracks by established composers like Zhao Ji Ping and Tan Dun. "In Search of the Roots of the Ancient Pagoda Tree" and "Yellow Earth" are just a few examples. 21 July, 8pm. Chinese Orchestra Concert Hall. Tickets at $12 each.
Ballet Under The Stars
Watching four works of classical and contemporary ballet by the Singapore Dance Theatre becomes even more enjoyable when you match it with a picnic — and a bit of stargazing in between. 21-22 July, 7.30pm. Fort Canning Park. Tickets from $21.
A fan of intense love stories? This film reveals that of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham's. The thing is, Fitzgerald has a wife — but it doesn't stop Sheilah from falling in love with him. And that's not all: Their relationship later becomes affected by his drinking. 22 July, 3pm. The Arts House, Screening Room. Free admission.
Millennium British Fair 2012
Celebrate the upcoming London Olympics at this carnival, which features the best of British food, art and culture. 21-22 July, 10am. Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. Free admission.
Children can witness Singapore's history come to life with interactive showcases of roving acts, craftmaking and storytelling. 21-22 July, various times. National Museum of Singapore. Free admission.