17 concerts, parties and local markets to catch in Singapore this week

There’s no excuse to have an empty calendar with this many cool events happening around town. There’s free ice cream, quiz nights and the return of popular art fair, The Affordable Art Fair.

Mon, Apr 13

  • Shanghai 3.0 is about the next generation of local fashion photographers. Drawing inspiration from the opulent 1930s Shanghai, they will showcase a curated list of fashion images, films and installations. 
  • YouTube sensations The Piano Guys will perform their unique style of music that involves only one grand piano (using strings, keys and surfaces). Expect hits like One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”.

Tue, Apr 14

  • The Beast hosts its first-ever monthly quiz night with quizmaster Ranajit Sankar Dam taking the reins for all sorts of trivia questions. There are some $250 worth of giveaways up for grabs. 
  • Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s is back. You get a free scoop of ice cream and tunes from Free Cone Day’s own radio station accompanying you as you wait in line. Queues start from noon.
  • Wine BOS hosts an opening party for its new Stamford Court outlet with wines starting at $5 and a buffet of dishes like pork knuckle, steak and pasta.

Wed, Apr 15

  • Ragnarok is an edgy play all about a group of regulars at a gay club where verbal and sexual violence is the norm for flirting. 
  • It’s time for a mid-week party with Wild Wednesdays at Bang Bang. DJ Melvallous and DJ Spectrum will be spinning EDM music on the decks while ladies who RSVP get five free drinks.

Thu, Apr 16

  • Esplanade’s music festival A Tapestry of Sacred Music brings together all sorts of ethnic performances. On the roster are Sufi whirling dervish performances and a classic opera using Indian instruments.
  • It’s 50 years of Singapore rock in special photography exhibition So Happy: 50 Years of Singapore Rock, where there will be 100 photographs of 100 bands that have changed the local rock music scene.

Fri, Apr 17

  • Spring is here. The Affordable Art Fair‘s spring edition has more “affordable” art pieces and workshops like sculpture-making and photography.
  • Italian techno maestro Joseph Capriati plays his set of hits like “Solar System” and “Fratello” at Velvet Underground.
  • Austrian-born illustrator and designer Karin Aue debuts G’Schau in this opening party that features her illustrations of every day moments. DJ Gonzo also spins house beats. 

Sat, Apr 18

  • The second edition of health-centric market The Big Ohm Theory, is back with more local vendors and workshops like floral arrangement and Reiki.
  • Local band Take Two debut its first EP, Pairs, during this launch concert with hits like “Always Been Right Here” and “In Your Arms”.
  • Singapore-born America-based photographer Kevin Ou collaborates with The General Company in The Sew-Out Show to translate his abstract, light-based photographs onto products like tote bags and bowties.

Sun, Apr 19

  • Your last chance to catch Paris Opera Ballet Screenings where you’ll see interviews, rehearsal footage and performances of famed Paris ballets.
  • The Southeast Asian Film Festival is in full swing with films like Vietnam’s Aimless and Filipino filmmaker Ida Anita del Mundo’s film K’na the Dreamweaver showing today.