It's been quite a while since Phase 2 was introduced — and so, more and more of our favourite eateries, bars and attractions have opened up their doors to customers. With that being said, bigger events still remain on hold. Not to fret though. We're sure this week's roundup — including virtual music festivals, art exhibitions and online orchestras — is sure to keep you thoroughly entertained.
Music | Tomorrowland Around the World
Arguably the world's biggest stage for EDM, Tomorrowland had to forgo their physical event this year. However, that is not to say that they haven't made up for it. Similar to the real deal, the festival features eight different stages in total, set ablaze by the speaker-pumping bangers from the biggest names in EDM such as Tiesto, Steve Aoki and Martin Garrix. There are also various interactive experiences including inspirational webinars, games, and workshops related to lifestyle, food, fashion, and the Tomorrowland Foundation to take part in.
Art | The Secret Room
Known for his cross-cultural mashups of historical and contemporary pop imagery, the Iranian-born, Hong Kong-raised, and Europe-educated Mojoko finds inspiration in B-movie thrillers and film noir. From that, he then deconstructs antiques, traditional paintings, and objects to put a modern spin to them. The Secret Room is the latest art installation that shines a torchlight into the mysteries and intrigues of the past with a modern twist. Head down to Siri House at Demsey to be entralled by this lovely showcase and sip on a cocktail along the way.
Music | Singapore Symphony Orchestra City in Nature Concert
The SSO is no stranger to putting up family-friendly concerts and exhibitions yearly at the Botanic Gardens. This year, they've decided to migrate to a virtual stage — with a virtual orchestral concert featuring star violinists Chloe Chua and Karen Gomyo. They will be performing Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D minor. The performance is in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Singapore Botanic Gardens' UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription, and is screened on NParksSG YouTube channel and SSO’s Facebook page on July 26. Sit Bach and relax.
Things to do | E-Pets Day Out
E-Pets' Day Out returns with a second edition featuring Animal Welfare Groups (AWG) including Cat Welfare Society (CWS), Causes for Animals Singapore (CAS), Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter (OSCAS), and SOSD Singapore via AnimalBuzzSG's Facebook page for all things pets. Join a Q&A session on pet health and wellness with a veterinarian from Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS). While you're at it, bring home a lovely furry friend as the welfare groups introduce their rescues.
Entertainment | Words & Music
Long time organisers of LGBTQ+, music and comedy events, LAMC Productions and LA Comedy Live are presenting their new online series and podcast Words & Music in a bid to inspire people by the music, experiences, and stories of various artists regardless of race, religion, and sexual orientation. This week, the live stream features rock icon Cherrie Currie, former lead singer of legendary all-girl rock band The Runaways. Catch it live on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram on 24 July.