Things To Do in Singapore For April/May 2017

We’re well into 2017, and with so much happening at once, it’s easy to get swept up. So we’re here to make it easier for you! Here are 40 events happening in the next two months.

Flea Markets/Street Parties/Fairs

1. Katong Square Lifestyle and Vintage Market


A true-blue vintage market, you’ll be able to find vintage jewellery, watches, vinyl and more!

Dates: April 14 to 16, Friday to Sunday
Event Time: 1.00pm to 10.00pm daily
Admission: Free!
Address: 8 East Coast Road Singapore 423371

2. Singapore Art Book Fair


Specialising in contemporary art books and zines, this is the place to find new treasures for your coffee table collection. For a little oomph of #girlpower, there’s a #WallofWomen especially dedicated to female artists.

Dates: April 27 to 30, Friday to Sunday
Event Time: Thu 7.00pm to 10.00pm, Fri & Sat 10.00am to 8.00pm, Sun 10.00am to 7.00pm
Admission: Free!
Address: 7 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks

3. St. Baghdad Street “The Vintage Market”  


With over 20 stalls selling vintage products, fashion apparel, jewellery and food, the hours will go by in a flash.

: April 14 to 16, Friday to Sunday
Event Time: Fri 7.00pm to 11.00pm, Sat & Sun 11.00pm to 3.00pm
Admission: Free!
Address: Baghdad Street

4. Artbox Singapore


Bringing Bangkok’s largest hipster pop-up market to Singapore, Artbox is basically an upgraded version of our Pasar Malams.

Dates: April 14 to 16 & 21 to 23, Friday to Sunday
Event Time: 3.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Free!
Address: Bayfront Events Space

5. Amoy Street Bloc Party

Indulge in life’s simple pleasureseat, drink and dance your day away. Besides sampling dishes from participating restaurants, enjoy live performances, vendors, and other exciting activities!

Date: April 23, Sunday
Event Time: 3.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: Free!
Address: Amoy Street



This one is for the yogis out there. With pole and yogi vendors on site, pop by after a class to snag your next outfit. Jewellery, pre-loved clothing, and food will be sold as well.

Date: April 14, Friday
Event Time: 12.00pm to 8.00pm
Admission: Free!
Address: The Yoga Mandala Singapore, 134B Telok Ayer Street


7. Singapore Modest Fashion Weekend 2017


Modesty can be fashionable—just let these designers show you how.

: April 14 to 16, Friday to Sunday
Event Time: Fri 1.00pm to 10.00pm, Sat & Sun 10.00am to 10.00pm
Admission: From $6 to $19, tickets sold here
Address: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Hall A Marina Bay Sands

8. Swapaholic at Fashion Revolution Singapore


If you’re broke but still want to be fashionable, this Swapaholic event is your saviour. Get a brand new wardrobe for a minimal fee!

Date: April 29, Saturday
Event Time: 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Admission: Registration flat fee based on how many clothes you want to swap:
<> 1-6 items = $4 per item
<> 7-13 items = $24 flat fee
<> 14-20 items= $26 flat fee
Address: CHIJMES, 30 Victoria Street

9. April Clothing Swap


Yet another clothes swap, this one’s based on a flat fee with no limit to how much you can bring in or take home, so feel free to go crazy!

Date: April 20, Thursday
Event Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Admission: $25 flat fee (welcome to take however many clothes you want!)
Address: 348 Tanjong Katong Road

10. Fashion Charity Market


Part of BURO24/7’s charity initiative #BuroGivesBack, a portion of all proceeds will go a charity for Nepali students. Expect pre-loved designer goods, as well as healthy food and nail services.

Date: April 22, Saturday
Event Time: 2.00pm to 6.00pm
Admission: Free!
Address: The Co. @ 99 Duxton Road


11. “In Their Own Words” Photo Exhibition by UNWomen  


This photo exhibition by Jensen Lee features 10 men and women advancing the cause of gender equality in their own professions, aspirations, and passions.

Dates: May 4 to 7, Thursday to Sunday
Event Time: 10.00am to 8.00pm
Admission: Free!
Address: 1 Old Parliament Lane, The Arts House at the Old Parliament

12. Hong Kong Shop Cats photo exhibition


Who doesn’t love cats? Located in Artistry, this exhibition is the perfect excuse to get your Sunday brunch fix.

: April 13 to June 4
Event Time: 9.00am to 11.00pm daily
Admission: Free!
Address: Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang

13. Pet Expo 2017


Whether you’re a pet owner who wishes to pamper your pooch or just an animal lover who wants to cuddle furballs, there’s something for everyone.

Dates: April 14 to 16, Friday to Sunday
Event Time: 11.00am to 8.00pm
Admission: $5/day, $12 for 3-day pass, tickets sold here
Address: Singapore Expo Hall 7, Expo Drive

14. Don’t Pressure Me (Art Exhibition at Ion Gallery)


Rajul Mehta’s exhibition explores the lives of women from different socioeconomic backgrounds while focusing on stress and pressure as focal points.

Dates: April 19 to 23, Wednesday to Sunday
Event Time: 10.00am to 10.00pm
Admission: Free!
Address: ION Art Gallery

15. The $200 Show: Actually Affordable Art


The name may be a lighthearted jab at the expensive art industry, but rest assured, you’ll be able to find some truly affordable quality pieces here.

Dates: From now until April 30, Monday to Friday only
Event Time: 11.00am to 7.00pm
Admission: Free!
Address: Kult Gallery, 11 Upper Wilkie Road


16. CITY65 Music Festival


A brand new festival that celebrates original music and local talent, expect all sorts of genres at CITY65. From up and coming bands to established acts, there are separate stages for acoustic and electric bands.

Dates: April 15 to 16, Saturday to Sunday
Event Time: 2.00pm to 2.00am
Admission: From $25 to $50, tickets sold here
Address: Tin Hill Social Kitchen & Bar, 100 Turf Club Road

17. Lilly Singh: How to be a Bawse tour


If you want to learn a thing a two about being a #ladyboss, buy yourself a ticket to iiSuperwomanii’s (YouTube sensation) book tour.

Date: May 24, Wednesday
Event Time: 8.00pm
Admission: From $93 to $244, tickets sold here
Address: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk

18. Tropicana the Musical


A brand new musical about “sexy, sixties, Singapore”, Tropicana The Musical will bring you back to the era of “dreams that ruled and dreams that ruined”.

: 13 to 30 April
Event Time: Tue to Fri 8.00pm, Sat 3.00pm & 8.00pm, Sun 3.00pm
Admission: From $77 to $107, tickets sold here
Address: Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road

19. Giselle


Directly from the oldest theatre in Italy, Giselle is a “haunting tale of betrayal and enduring love” passionately conveyed through ballet.

Dates: April 26 to 29, Wednesday to Saturday
Event Time: 8.00pm
Admission: From $65 to $225, tickets sold here
Address: Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands

20. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows – Reading


Join the author as she reads passages from her thought-provoking and cross-cultural book about womanhood.

Dates: May 4, Thurs
Event Time: 7.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: BooksActually, No. 9 Yong Siak Street

21. Grease Sing-a-long at The Projector


A night of singing and dancing, this event is hosted by the electrifying Becca D’Bus and GLOGLO. There are prizes for the best-dressed individual and squad, so be sure to come as your favourite character!

Date: April 15, Saturday
Event Time: 8.00pm to 2.00am
Admission: $25, tickets sold here
Address: The Projector, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower

22. SSO Classics in the Park: Mother’s Day Concert


Celebrate Mother’s Day this year by taking your mum out for a family picnic and an evening of pleasant music.

Dates: May 14, Sunday
Event Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Admission: Free!
Address: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, 1 Cluny Road

23. Hand to God by SRT


Hand to God makes use of humour, honesty, and a foul-mouthed puppet to explore what it truly means to be human.

: April 19 to May 6
Event Time: 8.00pm, with a 3.00pm matinee on Saturdays
Admission: From $45 to $60, tickets sold here
Address: KC Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road

24. A Chorus Line by Lasalle College of the Arts


Since opening off-Broadway in 1975, this musical has told the tale of those who sacrifice themselves wholly to be in the limelight, capturing the hearts of its audiences. This is a production run fully by students from the LASALLE College of the Arts.

Dates: April 19 to 22, Wednesday to Saturday
Event Time: 8.00pm, with a 2.00pm matinee on 22 April
Admission: $10 (Concession), $15 (Standard), tickets sold here
Address: The Singapore Airlines Theatre, Basement 1, LASALLE, 1 McNally Street

Empowering Talks For Women 

25. United Women:: Talk. Shop. [Panel discussion]


Six inspiring UN women will come together to discuss their businesses and lives, and how they tap into the power of unity to achieve their goals. Complimentary refreshments from Tanuki Raw will also be provided.

Dates: April 22, Saturday
Event Time: 12.00pm to 6.30pm
Admission: Free! RSVP here.
Address: National Design Centre Level 1

26. Raising a Million – Finding Capital for Your Business


If you’re keen on starting your own business but have yet to raise enough capital for it, this talk will be able to help you. Or, if you’re just interested in the lives of successful, entrepreneurial women, go down for these talks to learn more.

Dates: April 27, Thursday
Event Time: 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Admission: $40 (Early Bird), $49 (Standard), tickets sold here
Address: LATTICE8, 80 Robinson Road, #08-00


27. Eatmepoptart Presents: LoveLive


Get ready for a night of palpitating electronic beats from veterans of the trade and up-and-comers. Not to mention, you’ll get to feast your eyes on illustrated art by Marina Ah.

Dates: April 15, Saturday
Event Time: 10.00pm to 3.00am
Admission: $15 with first drink
Address: Pan Pacific Orchard, 10 Claymore Road

28. Party Like Gatsby Singapore – Pearl of the East


This is the first time this worldwide hit party is coming to Singapore’s shores. Take a trip back in time to the Roaring Twenties at this Great Gatsby-themed event, and you might find a Jay Gatsby for yourself too!

Dates: May 26, Friday
Event Time: 7.00pm to 2.00am
Admission: From $49.50 to $64.50, tickets sold here.
Address: Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa

29. HI-SO x Modulate Pres: Labour Day Pool Party


Three cheers to the long weekend! Kick it off with your girlfriends at this pool party, with food and fun galore.

Date: April 29, Saturday
Event Time: 2.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Before 4.00pm – $10 NETT w. 2 free bottles of Magners | After 4.00pm – $10 NETT
Address: HI-SO, SO Sofitel Singapore, 35 Robinson Road

Photo-worthy Installations 

30. Tulipmania @ Gardens by the Bay


Taking inspiration from the world renowned artist, Vincent van Gogh, our Flower Dome will be transformed into famous art pieces such as “The Starry Night”.

April 1 to May 7
Event Time: 9.00am to 9.00pm
Admission: $12 to $20, tickets sold here
Address: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Trial Classes

31. Groove Experience Day 2017


Sign up for one of these trial lessons on Groove Experience Day to get a taste of what you might get before you commit to a package!

Dates: April 22, Saturday
Event Time: Pole (Beginner): 2.30pm to 3.00pm
Pole Groove (Beginner): 3.00pm to 3.30pm
Spinning Pole (Beginner): 3.30pm to 4.00pm
Aerial Silk (Beginner): 2.30pm to 3.00pm; 3.30pm to 4.00pm
Aerial Hoop (Beginner): 4.00pm to 4.30pm
Lap Dance: 3.00pm to 3.30pm
Admission: $10, tickets sold here
Address: Groove Dance School, 104B Amoy Street

32. Complimentary Muay Thai Ladies Night (every Wednesday)


Fancy learning some self-defence to gain that extra confidence? Go for this Muay Thai Ladies Night where you can learn how to kick, punch and jam to the live DJs for free!

: Every Wednesday
Event Time: 8.00pm onwards
Admission: Free
Address: 298 Jalan Besar #04-01, Allenby House
*T&Cs apply

UPDATED: 17/04/2017

33. Laugh After Work! April 2017


Shake off your work stress with Laughter Yoga teacher, Dr. Yvonne Looi as she leads a series of laughter exercises designed to bring out your inner joy.

Date: April 26, Wednesday
Event Time: 6.30pm to 7.15pm
Admission: Free!
Address: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place

34. Easter Farmers’ Market at Loewen Gardens


At this monthly affair, you’ll be able to find organic produce from various countries, as well as freshly baked goods, clothes, art, and much more.

Date: April 22, Saturday
Event Time: 9.00am to 2.00pm
Admission: Free!
Address: 75E Loewen Road

35. Story Slam #33 – KIASU


This month’s Story Slam theme is a sure winner—after all, who hasn’t been a little kiasu before? You can opt to go as either a contributor or spectator, but either way, it’ll definitely be a night full of laughter.

Date: April 29, Saturday
Event Time: 8.00pm to 10.30pm
Admission: $5, FREE if you tell a story!
Address: Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang

36. LindyHopSG’s 1st Anniversary Party


An American street dance that originated in Harlem, New York, Lindy Hop is a great way  to bond wih your partner. At Lindy Hop SG’s first anniversary party, enjoy performances by their students and even try the dance yourself!

Date: April 22, Saturday
Event Time: 8.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: $15, $10 for tertiary students
Address: Wings to Wings Development Sticker, 6 Shenton Way

37. POP UP YOGA: MBS Boardwalk (Twilight Edition)


At this affordable yoga event, all you need is a mat, a bottle of water, and an open heart. You have to register and pay before the event, as no cash is accepted during the event. Beginners are welcome!

Date: April 19, Wednesday
Event Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Admission: $8, tickets sold here
Address: MBS Boardwalk

38. Inventory Bespoke Shirt Project Opening Party


A showcase by the brand Inventory Co., they’ve pursued collaborations with various creatives such as Darren Loke of Omitir. Get yourself measured for a bespoke shirt, then join the after-party featuring local band TOMGIRL and DJs Haili & Satrio.

Date: April 20, Thursday
Event Time: 7.00pm to 2.00am
Admission: Free! Register here
Address: Gallery & Co., 1 St. Andrew’s Road #01-0

39. Fashion Revolution Week Singapore


With multiple fashion-related events such as documentary screenings and workshops, you’ll be inspired to be a more conscientious fashion consumer.

Date: April 22, Saturday
Event Time: Timings vary
Admission: Prices vary
Address: Various locations

40. Singapore Comedy Fringe


With both local and international acts performing during the 3-day long fringe festival, there’s bound to be something for every comedy lover out there!

Dates: April 28 to 30, Friday to Sunday
Event Time: Fri 7.30pm onwards, Sat & Sun 3.00pm onwards.
Admission: Single show tickets from $15 onwards, day passes from $60, tickets sold here
Address: Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive

Events in April and May

With such a variety available these two months, you’ll hardly be at a loss for things to do in Singapore—but first, you gotta get out of bed.

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