After its successful stint at Dempsey, Ryan Clift’s Tippling Club has finalized its new location in three units of shophouses at 34-38 Tanjong Pagar Road near the CBD. To open in December, Clift’s signature gastronomic fare and cocktails will remain intact (though the cocktail menu is being completely overhauled); with the new space comprising a bar, dining room and a private dining room on the second floor. For clubbers, the folks at St. James Power Station are in talks to open new dance space Club Toxic. Although details are still being firmed up, rumor has it that it might open by the end of this month. Stay tuned for more info.
Step To This
Meanwhile, dance fans of the arty kind can look forward to Singapore Dance Theatre’s (www.singaporedancetheatre.com) exciting list of performances scheduled for next year. One of our most hardworking arts groups (they’re certainly one of the few that plans that far ahead), highlights include a reworking of Romeo and Juliet in March, another edition of Ballet Under the Stars at Fort Canning Park in July and the epic Don Quixote in December.
For Art’s Sake
More exciting news for the year ahead. With art blockbuster Art Stage (www.artstagesingapore.com) taking place in Jan 16-19, major galleries and museums will also be putting up on special exhibitions, talks and tours throughout the month in conjunction with Art Week (Jan 13-19). To help you navigate through the smorgasbord of events, we’ll be putting together a special guide that will be available free with the January 10 issue of I-S, featuring the lowdown on all the major shows happening during the period, as well as interviews with industry experts and first-hand previews you won’t read anywhere else.