A long weekend of Easter fairs, the start of Shilin Night Market and more await

It's been a short whirlwind work week, what with the opening of Jewel Changi Airport (our guide to the highlights here) to keep us occupied. But there's no time to slow down. This long Easter weekend, hop to the many parties at venues like Marquee Singapore and Bang Bang, plus eat, drink and play your heart out at the start of the Shilin Night Market in Singapore.  
 

Thursday, Apr 18


PARTY
Hop till you drop at Bang Bang's wacky Psychedelic Bunnies blowout, where Alice in Wonderland gets a twisted turn and the tea party isn't what it seems to be. Let this Good Friday eve be one to remember. Apr 18 

FOOD/MARKET
What better way to spend the long weekend than with your best pals over lots of food and drink? Food Fiesta 2019 brings together over 100 vendors for four consecutive days of feasting, where you'll be spoilt for choice deciding what gets to fill your stomach space. Apr 18-21

GAME
The whole of Sentosa, from the Boardwalk near VivoCity all the way to Tanjong Beach, will be turning into a Pokemon Go! Safari Zone, where AR sprites of rare, shiny and never-before-seen Pokemon will roam the island for the first time. Expect players of the hit mobile game to throng the resort island; so stay away if you're not catching 'em all. Apr 18-22
 

Friday, Apr 19


PARTY
Missed the opening weekend of Marquee Singapore? This weekend is still set to be thumping with legends Above & Beyond and Steve Aoki keeping the dancefloor lit with their addictive brand of trance and electro house hits. Try and keep your dancing shoes on. Apr 19-20

MUSIC/FESTIVAL
Expect a full-blown line-up of over 50 bands, vocalists and musicians from the region at the biggie 10th edition of Skechers Sundown Festival. Besides music, you’ll be kept entertained by art and film content, a marketplace, and even a camping ground so there's no need to worry about heading home after. Apr 19-21

MARKET
For two consecutive weekends, TheGrounds@Kranji will be buzzing with a multitude of stalls inspired by the original Shilin Night Market in Taiwan, boasting a highly anticipated maze of street delicacies and creative eats. Consume your weight in Taiwanese favourites such as crispy-skinned Taiwanese fried chicken and of course, bubble tea. Also, look forward to arcade games, carnival kiosks, life-sized claw machines, as well as eight KTV booths to get your inner Jay Chou on. Apr 19-21, 26-28
 

Saturday, Apr 20


MARKET
This Easter, indulge in a spot of guilt-free shopping and eating at the Sustainable Easter Fair, where ethical products from the likes of Eden+Elie, UBU Swimwear, Kildi Photo and more will be on showcase. If you're feeling peckish, venue Winestone is offering a special deal on bites to go with a glass or two. Apr 20

MUSIC
Clear your schedules—soulful music duo Ibeyi, comprising twin sisters Lisa-Kainde Diaz and Naomi Diaz, will be making its Singapore debut. Their truthful, visceral tunes, a mix of Afro-Cuban, R&B and jazz, will be heard live here for the very first time at Victoria Theatre. Get tickes while you can. Apr 20 

PARTY
FOC Sentosa's Beach Brunch Beats is back for an amazing Easter edition, so bring your friends along for a hopping good time filled with music, bites, and live food stations, as well as free-flowing Champagne, G&T, spritzers and beers. Come dressed in your swimwear for extra fun in the pool. Apr 20  

FOOD
For a sumptuous Easter weekend, head over to Komyuniti at Yotel Singapore for a lunch buffet featuring cold and hot stations, delectable mains and a lush dessert spread, all while keeping entertained by a movie screening, photobooth, and even an Easter egg hunt. Apr 20-21

DRAG
The second edition of the ultimate face-off for all our amateur local queens, Drag Wars 2, is about to reach its finale, so make sure to head down to Monti @ 1-Pavilion to support your favourites as they sashay their way to victory. Apr 20, May 4 

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
 

Sunday, Apr 21


DRINK
Can't get enough of barrel-aged cocktails? Now, 27 bars across Singapore are concocting one each as part of Remy Martin’s first ever Barrel-Aged Cocktail Competition. From unique creations like Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall's duck confit-paired What The Duck, to strangely familiar and yummy tipples like Anti:Dote's Pitch Perfect (yes, it's inspired by the movies), try to have 'em all while the barrels remain stocked. Through Apr 26

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
Take a step back and introspect on the negative spaces purposefully left behind on art pieces in Elegance of Absence, a group exhibition by six contemporary Chinese artists taking place at Ion Art Gallery. Through Apr 28

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

FOOD
Love hot pot? Enjoy your tipples too? Low-key pop-up restaurant concept Hush20 delivers on both counts with their current edition of free-flow eats and drinks at Dragon Boat. Only 30 diners each night, so act fast. Through Apr 30 

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 

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. Through Sep 22