Things To Do In Singapore: April 2017
Singapore is buzzing with events but we’ve brought it upon ourselves to dilute the pool and bring you the most unique and interesting ones happening this April! Whether you’re looking for a relaxing evening out with some friends, or looking to soak up the culture, we’ve got you covered with a variety of art, food, lifestyle and music events.
World Snack Fair
This weekend, head down to Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre for the World Snack Fair 2017. With an incredibly wide selection of snacks from around the world to sample, it’s best to arrive early to ensure you get to sample all the goodies available. Expect more than snacks with the appearances of celebrity cosplayers like Sakuya and Izumi Reona, as well as a pop-up maid cafe.
The fair has free admission except for the special programmes, which will be ticketed.
11am – 10pm 7-8 April, 11am – 9pm 9 April
Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre
Concourse 1 – 4, Level 3
World Gourmet Summit 2017
If you haven’t already checked out the World Gourmet Summit, it’s time you do! Celebrating their 21st anniversary this year, the summit has a long history of bringing gastronomical experiences to the forefront. Head on over to their website for a comprehensive list of the events that are still available for booking. (http://www.worldgourmetsummit.com/wgs2017/main.php/event/calendar)
20 March – 16 April
Hong Kong Shop Cats – Exhibition Opening & Book Launch
Calling all cat lovers! Originally released in late 2016, Marcel Heijnen’s photography series Hong Kong Shop Cats showcases adorable felines who have made themselves at home in the shops of Hong Kong. For the first time ever the exhibit will be on display outside of Hong Kong. The book and limited edition prints will be available for purchase and the photographer will be present.
If you can’t make the launch, don’t worry – the exhibition will run until the 4th of June.
7 – 9pm, 13 April
17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149
Game of Thrones – A Pencil Microsculpture Exhibition By Salavat Fidai
Love the smash hit HBO series Game of Thrones? Then definitely check out Salavat Fidai’s pencil microsculpture exhibition at Scotts Square. The Russian artist has produced 16 pencil carvings, featuring iconic characters and objects from the world of Westeros, including the stunning Iron Throne.
22 April – 4 June
Affordable Art Fair 2017
The Affordable Art Fair Singapore Spring Edition 2017 is set to showcase 42 local, regional, and global galleries as well as host a variety of workshops and tours. Open to anyone with an appreciation of art, the fair is bound to open your eyes to new and exciting works and you might even find yourself leaving with a piece really love! With a children’s art studio, the fair is family-friendly, and perfect for a day of immersion and fun. Ticket prices vary so do head down to their website to find out more.
12 – 10pm, 7 April, 11 – 8pm, 8 April, 11 – 6pm, 9 April
F1 Pit Building
No.1 Republic Boulevard
Singapore Ink Show 2017
The show is the largest gathering of local and international tattoo artists in Singapore which definitely means there will be a lot of exciting things to see, even if you aren’t hankering for a tattoo just yet. Get inspiration from the wide array of artists and styles, more than 100 of them. You can even grab this opportunity to get inked by your favourite artists at the fair! Get your tickets online to enjoy early entry to the fair. Visit the Singapore Ink Show website for more information!
21 – 23 April
Suntec Singapore, Exhibition Hall 404
Singapore Art Book Fair 2017
Anyone with a love for art and design has to make a visit to the Singapore Art Book Fair. An annual affair specialising in contemporary books and zines, the fair will showcase works from both local and international exhibitors. Explore beautiful artwork and illustrations, all compounded in a book and remember to check out the extensive list of exhibitors on their website!
28 – 30 April
So You Want to Write the Great Singaporean Novel? – A Talk by Edmund Wee
Ever wanted to write a novel? Maybe it’s been on your bucket list for awhile, but you haven’t seriously thought about it. Kickstart your process by attending Edmund Wee’s talk on writing the great Singaporean novel. Founder of local independent publisher Epigram Books and author of the bestselling series The Diary of Amos Lee, Wee is sure to provide invaluable insight into writing and inspire you to begin!
7 – 8.30pm, 11 April
LASALLE College of the Arts
1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940
Taking inspiration from one of the most influential artists of all time, post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh, this year’s Tulipmania Inspired sees the Flower Dome transform into a floral gallery. Treat your eyes to a visual feast, with sprawling displays of vibrantly coloured tulips, and witness “The Starry Night” come to life with more than 100 varieties of tulips and hyacinths.
1 April – 7 May
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
The Summerhouse Earth Market
Escape the urban jungle and make your way to the countryside on 9 April for the The Summerhouse Earth Market. With 15 homegrown vendors offering everything from homeware to vegan perfumes, the market is sure to have something for everyone. Kid-friendly activities like leaf-printing, DIY eggheads, and even a bouncy castle will be available, promising a fun-filled Sunday for the whole family! If you’re into yoga, sign up for their sunset yoga session, and unwind while the sun goes down.
10am – 6pm, 9 April
3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
The famous flea market will be in town over two weekends, so what better place to head to for some chill vibes than Artbox? In its first overseas venture, the pop-up will feature a myriad of food, clothing, and homeware stalls, housed in shipping containers. Pick a date, grab your friends, and have a night to remember!
3 – 11pm, 14 – 16 April & 21 to 23 April
The Lawn @ Marina Bay, 8A Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018984
Amoy Street Bloc Party
Amoy Street is once again transformed into a site of festivity and revelry with the return of the Amoy Street Bloc Party. Grab a bite from one of the many options available, from Argentinean to French-Japanese fusion, then dance like there’s no tomorrow to the music of featured local bands. The party is completely free to enter so mark your calendar for an unforgettable night. Be sure to watch their facebook page for updates
3pm, 23 April
Swapaholic at Fashion Revolution Singapore
Everyone’s knows about the fashion industry’s negative ecological impacts. Minimise yours by swapping unworn clothing with someone else at the Swapaholic Clothes Swap. The swap is not limited to just clothes, so declutter your wardrobe, clear out your room and bring down your unworn shoes and accessories! Follow the steps on how to participate, listed on their facebook page, and swap your way into some new, guilt-free clothes soon.
29 April, 4 – 7pm
CHIJMES, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
MUSIC & PERFORMANCES
Tropicana the Musical
Welcoming a new Singaporean musical is exciting news! Tropicana was Singapore and Southeast Asia’s first and most successful nightclub. The musical, set in 1968, imagines characters that might have inhabited the nightclub. Penned by Haresh Sharma, Tropicana the Musical is guaranteed to get you laughing and crying as you learn more about these fictional people and the dreams they had. Get tickets, merchandise song previews and other information on their website.
13 – 30 April
City65 Music Festival
Get super into local music at this first-ever edition of City65, a music festival dedicated solely to local acts. With a line-up of both household names and newcomers, the variety in genres means there’s bound to be something enjoyable for everyone. Tickets to the festival include one free drink so what are you waiting for? Head on over and get your tickets today!
15 April, 2pm – 2am
Four years after their set at Laneway Festival back in 2013, Cloud Nothings are back to headline their own show here in Singapore. Fresh off the release of their new album Life Without Sound, the American indie rockers will play at Hood Bar for one night only so make sure to get your tickets soon.