If you still haven’t realized by now, Singapore is the place to be when it comes to live music shows and concerts, but this month, there’ll be a lot more museum exhibits and sporting events.
If you’re interested in any or all of these, then you’re going to have a pretty busy schedule this April. And we have got the list to help you sort your calendar.
Events in Singapore: April 2018
Usher Spring with Eguchi Ayane’s Ode to Wonderland – (Until Apr 8)
Mizuma Gallery, 22 Lock Road #01-34, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939
Ayane’s third solo exhibit (the first in Singapore) features new works which pay tribute to her childhood, her new life in Yogyakarta Indonesia, and her innermost quiet thoughts. Colourful and whimsical at first glance, Ayane’s paintings also offer hints of macabre undertones when engaged in close perspective. Of note, a recurring character referred to as ‘Kuma’ which is the Japanese word for ‘bear’, may leave a cute impression to spectators, but what it represents or is made of remains a mystery. As the artist would put it, ‘Kuma’ are entities that live and perish. They are everywhere and nowhere at the same time. It’s a refreshing spectacle borne of artist’s unique view of life and her existential musings.
Jazz Is Where It’s At – (Apr 6-8)
Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
It’s official! The Singapore International Jazz Festival “Sing Jazz!” will be back on Marina Bay Sands for its 5th year anniversary starting April 6-8. Expect to see a fantastic line-up of local and international talents such as Grammy awardees Jamie Cullum, Estelle, and the genius of Lauryn Hill.
7-8 Apr, Journey East, #03-02, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
If you’re a fan of vintage and classic works, then you have got to go to the Vintage Fair at Journey East. Now on its fourth year, expect a weekend of vintage and classic finds curated by some of the top vintage dealers in the city including the family-run vintage lifestyle shoppe By My Old School, the vintage Chinese enamel ceramics by Enamel Inc., the Etienne Aigner set of eelloo, pre-loved fashion items from Five Stones Vintage, and petite terrarium gardens from Mossingarden. Guests are expected to shop the old-school way – by paying in cash, so better get your stashes prepared.
Run at your Limit – (April 8)
F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975
Calling all adrenaline junkies and marathon enthusiasts! The 2XU Compression Run will be back in the F1 Pit Building to host a series of competitive events: 21 km, 10 km, and 5 km. There’s an event for every athlete and everybody else in between. Take on the advanced challenge and realize your strength when you’re put to your limits.
Flip Over the Script – (April 12)
Singapore Indoor Stadium
For their fourth concert event here in Singapore, the sensational Irish band, The Script, will be serenading their fans in Singapore with new material from their fifth (and latest) studio album and probably a couple of crowd-faves such as “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” and “Breakeven”.
DISINI – (The whole month of April)
Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
The DISINI Art Festival is a collated series of art exhibits and events, public engagements, as well as outdoor sculptures which is open to the public from Jan ‘til late September of this year. The festival’s origin and concept is based in the local dialect – the Malay adverb ‘di sini’ which literally translates to ‘over here’. The event features enthralling outdoor art pieces situated in various space and locations, a multi-purpose pavilion designed by artists where a variety of programmes, art showcases and exciting events will take place.
One Republic at the Star Theatre – (Apr 23)
The Star Theatre, #04-01, 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617
One Republic’s stage at the Singapore Grand Prix last year was one for the books. If you haven’t had enough of the anthem rockers’ chart-toppers such as “Apologize” and “Counting Stars”, then you’ll be in for a treat as they will share an intimate stage with fans for a one-night show at the Star Theatre on April 23.
SIFA @ 41 – (Apr 26 – May 12)
Various locations in Singapore
The Singapore International Festival of Arts returns on its 41st year and will run for 17 days dedicated to the arts. Enjoy a stage adaptation of one of George Orwell’s critically-acclaimed novels 1984, a jazz performance by two-time Grammy awardee Jacob Collier, a full band show by the Duke Ellington Orchestra held at the Botanic Gardens, as well as several adrenaline-pumping dance performances from top-class dancers and choreographers, and many more. You can check out the detailed programme guide here.
Rugby Lives in Singapore! – (Apr 28-29)
Singapore National Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr, Singapore 397629
The Singapore Rugby Sevens presented by HSBC is perhaps Southeast Asia’s biggest annual rugby event to date. Joining in the ball game are 16 of the world’s most competitive men’s rugby sevens teams. Top-seeded team Canada currently holds the title after a monumental win from last year’s edition so the pressure is on them to retain the title. But if you aren’t too big on the rough plays and testosterone-filled matchups, you can also check out the live music, the food shops, as well as other activities at the FunZone. It’s an event you can take the whole family to!
Expand your Horizons at the Treasures of the Natural World Exhibit – (until Apr 29)
ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Check out some of the London Natural History Museum’s best offerings flown right here in our very own ArtScience Museum. This one-of-a-kind exhibit allows guests a rare opportunity to check out more than 200 precious items from the Natural History Museum’s famed Star Collection which includes beasts of the wild and insects, art pieces, minerals and precious stones, as well as artefacts and important books previously owned by some of the world’s greatest minds in the likes of Alfred Russell Wallace and Charles Darwin among others.