Five date ideas for the artsy couple

Spruce up your romantic outings with these art crowd-pleasers.

Marielle Descalsota
Marielle Descalsota

Published: 14 September 2021, 11:41 AM

It’s monsoon season in Singapore – the perfect time to get cozy with your partner on a few well-deserved dates.

Whether you’re a culture connoisseur or can’t tell the difference between a Raphael and a Michelangelo, there’s always something in store for you in the local art scene.

Here are five fascinating events for the perfect day out with your loved one.

1. Dance the night away at a ballet exhibition

Intrigued by the elegant world of ballet? Alliance Française de Singapour’s cultural showcase DANCE: A tribute to Rudolf Nureyev is the perfect introduction.


The event features exhibitions, workshops, and performances. PHOTO CREDIT: ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SINGAPOUR


To honour the life of France’s danseur par excellence, the two-month long celebration includes an exhibition of Nureyev’s original stage costumes and unpublished photographs, an introductory ballet class, and even a French vodka tasting session.

If you’ve been looking to practice a bit of that French you learned on Duolingo, here’s your chance!

The programme runs until Sep 25, with registration available here.

2. See sound at Orchestral Manoeuvres

This one is for music junkies.

The ArtScience Museum seamlessly blends sound and art in Orchestral Manoeuvres: See Sound. Feel Sound. Be Sound., an exhibition which features 32 composers and contemporary artists.

My favourite pieces include Janet Cardif’s choir simulation The Forty Part Motet (2001), and Rage Fluids (2021) by Hannah Perry, a visualisation of sound waves.


You can even play the piano at the end of the exhibition. PHOTO CREDIT: MARIELLE DESCALSOTA


The exhibition will be on display until Jan 2, 2022, with tickets priced at $16 for Singapore residents.

3. Enjoy a concert by candlelight

Treat your partner to intimate night surrounded by the lush resonance of a piano at Candlelight’s Best of Movie Soundtracks.

Held at the Victoria Concert Hall, virtuoso Gabriel Hoe will perform iconic film tracks such as The Little Mermaid’s Part Of Your World, Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter, and Aladdin’s A Whole New World.

Past editions of the concert included a repertoire of the classical world’s most famous pieces by Chopin and Beethoven.

The best part? A stage stippled with candlelight.


The concert’s Gothic vibe is truly unique in Singapore. PHOTO CREDIT: FEVER


Tickets start from $46, with concerts held on Sep 28-29, Oct 5-6 and Oct 12-13.

4. Relive the Renaissance with Leonardo da Vinci’s discoveries

Gone are the days when the Science Centre Singapore was exclusively for school field trips – it’s now a date spot for couples who love learning about history, science, and art.


Learn the secrets of The Last Supper. PHOTO CREDIT: SCIENCE CENTRE SINGAPORE


The centre’s Da Vinci, The Exhibition features the heralded genius’ breakthroughs in painting, physics, and music.

Held at The Annexe, the exhibition will run until Jan 2, 2022.

Find out more here.

5. Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with CANDYLAND

If you’ve got a sweet tooth and love hyperrealist art, Mucciaccia Gallery’s got you covered.

The contemporary art gallery is exhibiting Italian artist Roberto Bernardi’s super fun and colourful masterpieces in CANDYLAND, a collection of oil paintings of different kinds of candy.


Bernardi’s paintings are sure to captivate you with their vibrant colour. PHOTO CREDIT: MARIELLE DESCALSOTA


From lollipops in La girandola rossa (2017) to sugar caramel cake in Il prescelto (2017), feast your eyes on this mind-bending treat of photograph-like excellence on canvas.

The works are on display at Gillman Barracks until Sep 19.

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