A film festival paying homage to an esteemed filmmaker, the second week of Esplanade's series of theater works by female playwrights, a chance to dine with celebrity chefs, and more

You may have filled your weekends with non-stop parties to celebrate the new month, but the fun doesn’t just stop there. Kick off the week with Marina Bay Sands’ The Signature Series and dine with celebrity chefs, then check out up-and-coming playwright Michelle Tan's I Am Trying to Say Something True as part of Esplanade's developmental theater program The Studios and then party at Ce La Vi, which recently emerged #67 on the prestigious DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs list, jumping 13 places since last year.

Monday, Apr 9

Adrift by David Myers at Marina Bay Sands

In the lead up to their eighth birthday, Marina Bay Sands will be showing off its culinary prowess with The Signature Series, a week-long celebration featuring their many award-winning celebrity chefs. They'll be a whole slew of activities including exclusive dinners, special menus, masterclasses and late-night parties, so come with your stomachs empty and your spirits high. Apr 9-15

So you're catching The Lion King musical when it hits the theaters in Singapore next month. Why not do a recap of the adventures of Simba and friends in the original Disney film at Canvas first? Apr 9

Is Brazilian food the next big thing? Find out for yourself at Fullerton Hotel's Town Restaurant as owner of the Brazilian Food Research and member of the Slow Food Movement Chef Paulo Machado whips up his favorite native cuisine at their dinner buffet line. Come on Sunday for an awesome superfoods brunch. Apr 9-15 

Tuesday, Apr 10

Kumar. Photo credit: Taken from Comedy At Canvas' Facebook page

Catch everyone's favorite drag queen comedian Kumar as he dishes out his usual antics, politically incorrect rants and Singapore issues-based jokes at Canvas. Apr 10

It's that time of the year again when we get to have free Ben & Jerry's ice cream. At this year's Free Cone Day, there'll be 14 different flavors in total to try across their three stores islandwide—just be prepared for long queues. Apr 10

Don't be buggin' and catch Alicia Silverstone in the cult classic high school film Clueless. Silverstone plays Cher, a shallow, rich and socially successful girl at Beverly Hills High School who decides to give the new student Tai (played by Brittany Murphy) a makeover, who then becomes more popular than her. Ugh, as if! Apr 10

Pooja Nansi’s Thick Beats for Good Girls is exactly what it says it is—the perhaps unladylike genre of hip hop, served up by literary ladies Nansi and her co-playwright Jessica Bellamy. Presented by Checkpoint Theatre, the all-new production is a two-woman show surrounding what the two call a balancing act; of being a woman, an ethnic or religious minority, and a hip-hop enthusiast all at once. Through Apr 22

Hot on the heels of The Imaginarium of Disco David, local nomadic theater group And So Forth is back with a new pop-up feast planned. Adventures in Grimmsneyland will focus on the darker sides of fairy tales—as evidenced by the reference to the Brothers Grimm, whose folk tales were anything but pleasant—and take audience members through various worlds. Through Apr 21

A cursed gem, a dodo and a giant stuffed sloth walk into a museum; the punchline is that they’re here to stay till the end of April. Treasures of the Natural World , the traveling exhibition from the Natural History Museum in London, makes its first and only stop in Southeast Asia at the ArtScience Museum, bringing over 200 of the London museum’s star artefacts Through Apr 29

Wednesday, Apr 11

World Gourmet Summit 2017

Ready your stomachs and hold on to your linen napkins, guys—the World Gourmet Summit (WGS) returns for its 22nd edition and naturally, you can expect the very best of international and local chefs from Asia, Eastern and Central Europe, and America taking the spotlight to whip up delicious bite-sized gastronomy and degustation dinners throughout the month. Through Apr 29

If you’ve ever wanted to thoroughly explore the blue and white heritage buildings along Waterloo Street, this April is your chance to do so. Local theater company The Theatre Practice will be taking its visitors through the buildings in an immersive new show titled Four Horse Road where you can walk through multiple sites located across the three now iconic buildings on the storied street. Through Apr 28

2018 marks a decade since Singapore and France embarked on formal cultural cooperation and exchange. In celebration of that, the annual Voilah! French Festival Singapore is showcasing the best of French-Singapore partnerships and innovation in the fields of arts, culture and science through a series of events. Through May 5


Thursday, Apr 12

The Script

Irish trio The Script entered our lives (and hearts) back in 2008 with beautiful singles like "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" and "Breakeven". Since then, their following three albums continued to bring them major success with hit singles like "Nothing", "Hall of Fame", "Superheroes" and "For the First Time". They're returning to Singapore to win us over once again with their latest #1—and fifth—studio album, Freedom Child. Apr 12

If you've been dying to get your hands on the Nike's power-lacing sneaker, HyperAdapt 1.0, this is your chance. Exclusively retailing at NikeLab Dover Street Market, these babies will launch in three different colorways and are priced at $999. Apr 12-14

The third Swedish Film Festival taking place at The Projector is pays homage to one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Ingmar Bergman. To celebrate his centenary, acclaimed local filmmaker Kirsten Tan has curated a series of films that best represent his body of work. Apr 12-15

As part of their 15th anniversary celebrations, Esplanade is putting five female artists into the spotlight with five special commissioned works under their developmental theater program, The Studios. Through Apr 29

Friday, Apr 13

Jalan Besar Food Tour, part of Singapore Heritage Festival 2018

The Singapore Heritage Festival is back for its 15th edition, and they're keeping things fresh with a slew of activities like catching a film at a drive-through cinema in Jurong, a whole bunch of food tours, a visit to a local sugar factory, and lots more. Make sure to sign up for their workshops and ticketed activities, or just drop in to their free admission exhibitions and talks. Through Apr 22

Ce La Vi in partnership with Grey Goose is bringing in Germany’s electro house star producer Tujamo for one sensational night filled with hits like “Booty Bounce”, “Drop That Low” and “Dr Who!”. Come with your best pair of dancing shoes on. Apr 13

Celebrate Songkran, one of Thailand's most important festivals, with Tamarind Hill's team of Thai chefs at Talad Tamarind: Celebrating Songkran. For a flat fee, get to savour a handpicked selection of over 25 auspicious and popular creations enjoyed by the locals during the festivities. Besides the delectable cuisine, other highlights include free flow beer throughout the event and a (optional) water fight later in the evening. Apr 13

It’s one thing to take a walk through hell at Haw Par Villa during the day, and a whole other experience if you go at night. The twilight tour of Haw Par Villa is back—check out the infamous 10 Courts of Hell, King of Ghosts, the upcoming Hell’s Museum and the Aw family memorials. Apr 13

Calling all Star Wars fans who're looking for a way to stay in shape—sign up for a SaberFit Fitness Class at Safra Toa Payoh, where you can reap the benefits of a full-on, high energy workout while living out your lightsaber-wielding and -fighting dreams. Apr 13

A new month calls for a new Katong Square market, which, with its vinyl records and vintage goods, touts itself as Singapore’s only true blue vintage flea market. Resident booths include familiar names like The Retro Factory, Memory Lane and The Great Vinyl Exchange; this month’s market will even feature Victorian era lockets, energy and healing crystals and Art Deco finds. Apr 13-15

The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) turns 80 this year. And to celebrate, they’re throwing an eight-week arts festival to showcase the school’s diverse talents. As part of the festival, a series of festival markets will take place each weekend, featuring craft-makers and jewellers, local fashion labels, original artworks and vintage collectibles. You can even be part of the excitement and book a booth here. Apr 13-Jun 3

If your Friday nights out on the town have started to feel a little bit too predictable, Friday Night Live's the thing you need to spice things up. Come April, Sentosa beach bar and restaurant Coastes will turn your Friday evenings into one filled with live jazz music, good grub, booze and beach vibes as they all come together to make your Friday nights come alive. Apr 13, 20 & 27

Not all films are just about entertaining. Enter Stories That Matter an annual program held by Objectifs to address critical issues through both film and photography. This third edition's theme is borders, tackling matters of physical, social and political borders that both define and restrict communities and laying out on the table possible ways of collaboration and change. Apart from exhibitions and seminars, this program will also be screening Singapore premieres of five documentaries. Through Apr 29

You'd think a traveling exhibition from the London Natural History Museum would be hard to top, but ArtScience Museum's upcoming shtick will trace 40 years of street art, from its controversial beginnings as expressions of counterculture, to its current standing as a major pillar of contemporary art. Art from the Streets will feature the works of the world's top street artists, such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey and more. Through Jun 3