In a blink of an eye, 2019 is coming to a close. We’re now at the last month of the year, and it’s about to whizz by even faster with festivities lined up for all. Celebrate the end of 2019 with an extravagant music festival on Siloso beach and catch the Singapore Dance Theatre’s rendition of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet Swan Lake. Then, look back at 40 years of commitment to horology with The Hour Glass before getting motivated for the new year together with TEDx and Creative Nation.

The Hour Glass’ 40th Anniversary Exhibit – Then Now Beyond

This year marks the 40th anniversary of The Hour Glass, and it goes without saying that celebrations are going to be grand. To present their continued commitment in showcasing the art of horology through design, creativity, and culture, a section of their flagship store will be redesigned by Milan based JoAnn Tan Studio to create an immersive environment for a special exhibition, Then Now Beyond. Feast your eyes on the beauty of the meticulously crafted horological wonders and commissioned works from renowned designers and contemporary artists such as Daniel Arsham and Studio Wieki Somers.

Then Now Beyond is happening from now till 31 January 2020 at Malmaison by The Hour Glass, #01-01 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238857.

Catch Singapore Dance Theatre’s Swan Lake

One of the most popular ballets, Swan Lake, is back to take the stage at the Esplanade Theatre for one weekend only. Let the graceful moves of the Singapore Dance Theatre captivate you with their rendition of this timeless classic – a bewitching story of undying love, a cruel twist of fate, and the promise of devotion – accompanied by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s score.

Swan Lake by Singapore Dance Theatre is happening from 5 to 8 December 2019 at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981. Tickets are available here.

Party with World-renowned DJs across two days

With ZoukOut taking a break this year, it’s only natural that a new festival rises and picks up where it left off. The inaugural Legacy Music Festival is kicking off with a bang, featuring a multitude of renowned DJs and performers from around the globe, with Zedd, Don Diablo, Tiësto, and Cosmic Gate among others. Get ready to party over two days across multiple stages with the largest lineup of DJs in a music festival of this scale set against the backdrop of Singapore’s hippest beach!

Legacy Music Festival 2019 is happening on 6 and 7 December 2019 at Siloso Beach, Sentosa, Singapore. Tickets are available from S$130 onwards.

Bold & Brilliant – Inspirational Women

Be inspired to go the extra mile in 2020 with TEDx Singapore as they celebrate the incredible work championed by women across various industries and aspects of Singapore’s society. Gain a deeper understanding of both ourselves and the world, and learn what it takes to generate ideas and take meaningful action to build a better future for all. Speakers for this event include marine biologist Neo Mei Lin, social pioneer Melissa Kwee, peace ambassador and activist Nazhath Faheema, and educator Melanie Cook.

TEDx Singapore Women 2019 is happening on 7 December 2019 from 1.30pm onwards at Level 3 Auditorium, Marina One, 7 Straits View, Singapore 018978. Tickets available here.

Singapore’s first Youth Driven Social Impact Convention

A newly established social impact startup with the support of the National Youth Council of Singapore, Creative Nation seeks to drive social impact and growth through the power of creativity. Its first youth driven social impact convention aspires to be a safe space that brings together people across all classes, gender and racial lines to collaborate and share ideas with one another. The event will see a number of panel discussions from socially conscious businesses to impactful change makers, so network away!

Creative Nation 2019 is happening on 7 December 2019 from 11am – 7pm at Cassia Ballroom Level 3, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956. Tickets are priced at S$15.

Top Image: Swan Lake – Singapore Dance Theatre