Basically, you'll want to be at Marina Bay Sands the whole weekend

It's a big weekend over at Marina Bay Sands, our little island's towering tourism beacon that's set to grow even larger. But we don't need to wait long to see some of its most exciting openings. This Friday, the crazy massive Marquee Singapore welcomes its first partygoers, with none other than the legendary Tiesto kicking things off on the right beat. The party goes on on Saturday with Afrojack, but you'll want to balance things out over at ArtScience Museum, where the highly-anticipated Wonderland exhibition is being held, as well as at Gardens by the Bay, where new attraction Floral Fantasy opens. Time to head down the rabbit hole.   
 

Friday, Apr 12



Bang Bang

PARTY
One of the world's top female DJs, Eva T, is bringing her infectious brand of electronic bangers, hip hop, and crazy mash ups to the dance floors of Bang Bang, for a one-night high speed rave you won't soon forget. Apr 12 

COMEDY
Stand up guy Tom Green is performing on our shores, letting audiences here see (but mostly laugh) at his brand of personal, relatable and frankly surreal comedy on stage for the very first time here. Held at The Whisky Library @ Vagabond Club. Apr 12

PARTY
Finally! The most anticipated nightlife opening of the year has arrived. Marquee Singapore, with its 21-metre high indoor ferris wheel and tube slides, will be welcoming its first partygoers at their opening weekend, where DJ greats the likes of Tiesto and Afrojack will set us all spinning into a frenzy till the wee hours. Apr 12-13 

MUSIC
After the massive Rugby 7s scrum, head on over to Clarke Quay Fountain Square for Music After 7s, where you get to rock on with homegrown bands as they take to the stage. Be sure to fuel up on beer and food deals offered by Harry's, Le Noir, Octopas and more to keep you going all night. Apr 12-13

MARKET
It's So Gelam Market's one year anniversary (has it only been a year?), and one and all are invited to come celebrate with them for this special edition. Shop for presents and trinkets, have fun at contests and games, all while staying fuelled at the many food and drink stalls. Apr 12-14 

CONVENTION
Calling all pawrents, the annual Pet Expo, Singapore's largest pet fair, is back for its sixth edition. The spotlight falls on wellness this year, with three wellness therapy events jam-packed into the three-day schedule due to the growing demand on pet health. Apr 12-14
 

Saturday, Apr 13



Wonderland

DRINK
Game of Thrones fans, embark on your own quest to slay GOT trivia and alcoholic beverages alike at the Crawl of Thrones. Choose a house (or side with the White Walkers), then journey through four bars, starting at Chimichanga, for a night worthy of the eve of the season eight premiere. Apr 13

MARKET
Cosy and charming bookstore The Moon is throwing their first ever Moon Market, where some of Singapore's best independent creatives gather to showcase their best. Shop at the art market, listen to artists wax lyrical and bob along to inde tunes. Apr 13-14

FESTIVAL/DRINK
In celebration of the vino void of nasty chemicals and full of good living microbes, the very first Vivent Les Vins Libre Festival is set to take place in Singapore, and at where else but newly opened travelling pop-up natural wine bar Drunken Farmer. First go slow with a weekend of natural wine pairing dinners, then chase away the Monday blues with glasses of red, white and orange with fellow natural wine enthusiasts. Apr 13-15   

EXHIBITION
The ArtScience Museum’s next big showcase is a whimsical one sure to be a hit with all audiences. Leading us all through the rabbit hole is Wonderlandwhich celebrates all the intrigue of Lewis Carroll’s timeless universe, and invites you to step through the looking glass for an immersive museum experience. Apr 13-Sep 22
 

Sunday, Apr 14



Floral Fantasy

FOOD/DRINK
It's gonna be messy, it's gonna be artsy, but most of all, it's gonna be delicious. Get to play with your food at Artichoke's Brewers and Makers event, where mezze, grilled meat and veg gets thrown on the table, seafood boil style, for your feasting pleasure. Wash it all down with endless pours of frothy, freshly-tapped Pilsner Urquell beer. Apr 14

MARKET
April sees the inauguration of new market series Bayfront Pop-Up Market, organised by TGIF Bazaars and held weekly at Gardens by the Bay. At this opening edition, shop for adorable little trinkets, including metal straw sets, stationery and snacks. Apr 14

EXHIBITION
Joining the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay is Floral Fantasy, a brand new permanent space opening just in time before everyone mistakens Jewel Changi Airport as the next big botanical attraction. Come on the grand opening day and admire the fresh blooms before everyone else does. Apr 14

EXHIBITION
What do national service, shamans and an apocalyptic Singapore have in common? They’re all tied to some form of mythic tradition—and are each explored in this year’s edition of Stories That Matter. Look out for the highlight of the programme—four feature-length documentaries from Brazil to Singapore that interrogate the role both traditional and contemporary myths play in our lives today. Through Apr 14

EXHIBITION
The ground-breaking Minimalism: Space. Light. Object exhibition spanning National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum traces the origins and evolutions of the Minimalist art movement, in more than 150 works loaned from all over the world. Check out our quick picks hereThrough Apr 14


The Truth

THEATRE
The Singapore Repertory Theatre is dissecting the uncomfortable topic of partners cheating on each other to excavate fresh gags, in a translated staging of French playwright Florian Zeller’s The Truth. Not all farce, the play will set out to balance the laughs with important themes like fragile masculinity, unhappiness in one’s life, infidelity and deceit. Held at KC Arts Centre. Through Apr 20

THEATRE
Theatregoers rejoice, for The Esplanade’s inspiring developmental programme is back. The Studios will be presenting Singaporean works—both old and new—that have been developing under keen mentorship for the last year, all unifying under the theme of 'The Weight of a Stone in a Pocket'. Through Apr 27

EXHIBITION
Asian Civilisations Museum and London’s British Museum are coming together to present Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman, to illuminate the different sides of founding father Sir Stamford Raffles himself. Peer into the historic Raffles Collection on loan from the British Museum, that comprises largely Javanese and Sumatran objects Raffles personally collected during his time in the region. Through Apr 28

EXHIBITION
As part of ION Orchard’s 10th anniversary celebrations, the mall is setting up Orchard Road’s first-ever mermaid tank installation—complete with live mermaid. Every weekend, feel free to stop by the glittering mirror-paneled facade for selfies and meet-and-greets with the mermaid. Through Apr 28

FOOD
In need of good steak at reasonable prices? Pop-up steakhouse The Feather Blade is where you need to be. The London's Flat Iron-inspired restaurant will be setting up shop at where Club Street stalwart Zui Hong Lou operates, dishing out quality cuts for just $21 every weekend for a limited time; chow down while you can. Through Apr 29

EXHIBITION
One of Singapore’s smallest minority communities is finally having their moment in the spotlight at Chetti Melaka of the Straits: Rediscovering Peranakan Indian Communities. Come hear the lesser-known stories of the Chetti Melaka, also known as Peranakan Indians—descendants of early South Indian migrants who to Singapore in the 15th and 16th centuries, and married local Chinese or Malay women. Through May 5

FOOD
The annual World Gourmet Summit returns, this time, spotlighting the evergreen theme of sustainability for its 23rd running. Keep a lookout for masterchef dining experiences, special celebratory menus at participating restaurants, and the produce-forward Gastro-Market taking over the Chijmes Lawn once again. Through May 12

EXHIBITION
Held poignantly at CBD gallery Hatch Art Project, I Would Prefer Not To Do Anything is a look at deep-rooted fatigue in today’s society. See artist Iqi Qoror's surrealist works curated to give an intimate look into our universal state of burnout, worsened by an overwhelming culture or need to constantly project positivity. Through May 16 

EXHIBITION
Not your average gallery showcase, Rewild Our Planet is a social augmented reality experience held at ArtScience Museum that uses technology to bring to life planet Earth's many beautiful landscapes. Go on a journey that's out of this world, and arrive (hopefully) with a greater inward appreciation for our bountiful world. Through Jun 2  

FOOD
There never needs to be a reason to gorge on durian, but Goodwood Park Hotel gives a mighty good one every year regardless. Come celebrate their annual Durian Fiesta, this time with six new exquisite D24 durian desserts, four perennial favourites, and a majestic appearance from the Mao Shan Wang in the form of a cheesecake. Through Jul 14

EXHIBITION
Food packaging—beautifully crafted plastic wraps, carton boxes, tin cans and more that inform, entice and make you wanna fork out dough you don't have. But is that all there is to it? Journey through the history of modern day food packaging in Singapore at the National Museum's Packaging Matters exhibit, and you just might find a renewed appreciation for all them compelling coverings. Through Sep 15