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20 Events You Should Attend in Singapore in April 2019

Here’re some hot and upcoming activities in April; move fast to book a spot now!

Music/ Dance

#1: 17 April – AlunaGeorge

AlunaGeorge is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Aluna Francis and producer  George Reid, with songs that capture qualities of independence and female empowerment; an electronic pop that, as described by Billboard, “benefits from R&B, pop and dance elements, creating a cool, fearless vibe”. Tickets are running out, so grab yours now! Meanwhile, check out their newest creation, Champagne Eyes, on Spotify.

When: 17 April 2019

Time: 8.00pm – 10.30pm

Venue: Kilo Lounge

Nearest station: Outram Park, Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar, Chinatown

Admission: $70 – $78

For more information: Visit their website

 

#2: 19 to 21 April – Skechers Sundown Festival

With an impressive lineup featuring more than 50 artistes  like DJ Soda, iKON, MFBTY, Laidback Luke, Henry Fong, ToKiMONSTA, Shogun, Justin Oh and more on 3 stages for 3 days, Sundown Festival shall be the largest music festival in Asia! Look forward to art installations, film screenings, bazaar, food and entertainment. This is a celebration of Asian artistes!

When: 19 – 21 April 2019

Time: 3.00pm – 3.00am (fri); 12.00pm – 3.00am (sat); 12.00pm – 10.00pm (sun)

Venue: Siloso Beach

Nearest station: Harbourfront

Admission: $70 – $160

For more information: Visit their website

 

#3: 21 April – 6th Renci Zumba Charity 

Have some zest in life? Put on your Zumba shoes and dance for a good cause! Bring along your friends, family, to the cutest event ever and twist that body. All donations will be sent to charity.

When: 21 April 2019

Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Venue: Ren Ci Hospital

Nearest station: Novena

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

Fitness

#4: 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28 April – Sports Weekend with Decathlon Lab

Register for exciting classes ranging from Zumba, CrossFit, yoga, Boxing to football, all available at one convenient location. What’s more, they’re completely free of charge! Held every weekend in April.

When: 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28 April 2019

Time: 8.00am – 10.00pm

Venue: Decathlon Lab

Nearest station: Mountbatten

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

#5: 7 April – Mizuno Women’s Run

Mizuno Run aims to spur more women to take up running as part of an active lifestyle. The theme for this year is Reach Beyond, which means to aim higher, surpass one’s current ability, and to not stagnate, be it whether you’re a competitive athlete, or just an individual who exercises to stay fit.

When: 7 April 2019

Time: 7.00am – 10.00am

Venue: Clarke Quay Central

Nearest station: Clarke Quay

Admission: $30 – $55 per pax

For more information: Visit their website

 

#6: 27 April – Fitness Fest

Rejoice, fitness fanatics! This is a mega fitness workshop with more than 60 classes, covering virtually every workout under the sky. If you’re a novice, this is the place for you to discover your passion for the trendiest exercises like aerial, bouldering, Muay Thai, calisthenics, CrossFit, spin, rebounding etc.. Guaranteed to pack some punch and make you sweat buckets while you move to adrenaline-pumping sound tracks. Besides, you will get access to grocers and complimentary shopping vouchers, among other freebies!

When: 27 April 2019

Time: 8.30am – 9.00pm

Venue: Marina Bay Sands

Nearest station: Bayfront

Admission: $73 – $88

For more information: Visit their website

 

#7: 27 April – Ride for Rainbows

If you’re a cycling enthusiast or someone who simply wants to support children diagnosed with chronic illnesses, sign up for this annual night cycling event! Ride for Rainbows was founded on this beautiful cause, because everyone deserves a childhood. Register for one of the 3 categories and then pay a sum to partake in it. If you don’t own a bike, there’re rental options available!

When: 27 April 2019

Time: 8.30am – 9.00pm

Venue: Marina Barrage

Nearest station: Bayfront, Marina South Pier

Admission: $128 and above

For more information: Visit their website

 

#8: 27 April – Spartan Race: Sprint/ Kids

This is not a competition against others, it’s a race against yourself! As a Spartan, you will encounter various stations. Your spirit will wear thin, but ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? 27th April, at Yio Chu Kang, the Spartan Sprint (shortest distance) is awaiting you. Sign your kids up for the Kids Race too; it’s never too young to encourage teamwork and perseverance.

When: 27 April 2019

Time: 6.00am – 6.00pm

Venue: 5 Ang Mo Kio Central 2, Singapore 569663, Singapore

Nearest station: Ang Mo Kio

Admission: $68 – $120

For more information: Visit their website

 

Food/ Drinks

#9: 6 April – Fundamentals of Plant Based Nutrition for Fitness

Staying fit and maintaining a healthy weight aren’t just about exercising; your diet plays an equally pivotal role in enhancing your appearance and performance. Plant-based diets in particular have been gaining traction, with athletes among their fervent advocators.

This lesson plan is designed specifically to help personal trainers customise meal plans and advice for their clients. From common misconceptions to tweaking macronutrients and micronutrients one may overlook, learn it all in one shot under this course!

When: 6 April 2019

Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: Fit Singapore

Nearest station: Newton

Admission: $300 – $350

For more information: Visit their website

 

Market/Bazaars

#10: 12 to 14 April – Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market

With a wide range of antiques and vintage, such as vinyl records, fashion pieces, gramophones, ornaments, handcrafts etc. – you’d be at a loss as to where you should start looking! The Katong Market, which provides you with the most unique gift ideas, is Singapore’s very own Portobello Market. Accompanied by food and a carnival, this market makes a fantastic family outing!

When: 12 – 14 April 2019

Time: 1.00pm – 10.00pm

Venue: Katong Square

Nearest station: Dakota

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

#11: 19 to 28 April – Shilin Night Market

Who hasn’t heard of Shilin Market before? Well, they’re coming to Singapore, for the first time in April 2019! Even if you’ve been to the original place, this is still a trip worth making to taste a local version of the Taiwanese market. Experience the best of both worlds from street food, to creative eats, to artisan stores, arcades and even movie screenings!

When: 19 – 28 April 2019

Time: 3.00pm – 11.00pm

Venue: Singapore Turf Club

Nearest station: Kranji

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

#12: 27 to 28 April – Public Garden

Public Garden is a junction for Asian brands to congregate and display their latest designs. These are entrepreneurial, boutique businesses with a plethora of specially crafted products to meet what you’re looking for! It is a shopping heaven for Singaporeans looking for an intimate gift for their loved ones, as well as a treasure trove for you to uncover the brightest gems. Grab a buddy or bring your family along, and haul something precious home that weekend!

When: 27 – 28 April 2019

Time: 12.00pm – 7.00pm

Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

Nearest station: Esplanade

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

Lifestyle / Culture / Art

#13: 1 to 13 April – Planes & Envelopes

Planes and Envelopes, the brainchild of two artists, Ginette Chittick and Hazel Lim, weaves together ubiquitous materials like paper and yarn to conceive artworks that are a fusion of contemporary art, design and craft. Behold the magnitude of these items, as they put on an exquisite show of patterns uncharacteristic of simple elements. This is an exhibition that spotlights the myriad of dimensions there are to these objects, and a celebration of their versatility.

When: 1 – 13 April 2019

Time: 11.00am – 7.00pm

Venue: UltraSuperNew Gallery

Nearest station: Jalan Besar

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

#14: 6 April – Meet the Crafters

Singapore has a vibrant art scene, incongruous to its reputation as a pragmatic nation but one that is very much up and rising. Get to know talented individuals who’re crafters as much as they’re entrepreneurs in an intimate setting at MakerHive.

When: 6 April 2019

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: MakerHive

Nearest station: Bendemeer

Admission: Free for students; $5 for general public

For more information: Visit their website

 

#15: 7 April – Actually Affordable Artist Market 

For many, art pieces are a luxury, but they shouldn’t be. This is the birthstory of AAAM, which seeks to provide an alternative channel to connect local and regional artists with the crowd. With art pieces priced $300 and below, hearty roasts and music playing in the background, AAAM has an ambience unlike any other art market you’ll find in Singapore.

When: 7 April 2019

Time: 2.00pm – 7.00pm

Venue: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club

Nearest station: Lavender

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

#16: 11 & 16 April – Re-earthing: Making Courageous Cultivars

Literature invites introspection; it has the potency to impact our lives spiritually. We relish in the familiarity we find in certain contexts; we draw inspiration from stories, and we are compelled to share our insights with others. Re-earthing is a session for you to do so. Break free from judgement, for this is a space that transcends the convenient labels society put on you, and exposes your raw self.

When: 11 & 16 April 2019

Time: 8.00pm – 10.00pm

Venue: No.11, Lorong 21A Geylang, Level 8, Singapore 388429

Nearest station: Aljunied

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

#17: 13 April – Scented Wax Tablet Workshop

Not only are these wax tablets elegant, they serve a pragmatic purpose as air-fresheners too! Much  more eco-friendly (and exquisite) than those found in convenience stores. At this workshop, it’s up to you to customise your own – the choice of essential oils and dried flowers is yours! And at the end of the day, you will walk away with a deeper understanding of the therapeutic effects of essential oils, and how they can be integrated into your everyday regimen.

When: 13 April 2019

Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Venue: Itchy Fingers

Nearest station: Aljunied

Admission: $78

For more information: Visit their website

 

#18: 20 April – BREW

Unwind on a Saturday with possibly two of the most therapeutic things  in the world – music and drinks. At Chye Seng Huat, you will find yourself a retired industrial complex, tucked away from noise and the streets, in a quiet district at the heartland of Singapore. Reserve your judgement till later, for its facade doesn’t reveal what’s hidden inside. Enter the doors, and you’re at the soul of an intersection between food and music.

When: 20 April 2019

Time: 4.00pm – 8.00pm

Venue: Chye Seng Huat Hardware Store

Nearest station: Bendemeer

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

Technical

#19: 13 & 14 April – Startup Breakthroughs

To all you zesty women (or girls) out there interested in trying out something new: Girls in Tech is partnering up with Facebook to teach you how to break into the tech industry! From the basics of venture capital and pitching to adopting the right market tactics, this course gives you entrepreneurial skills that would put you at an advantage against other novices as well as personal advice that you may seek after class. Throughout, you’ll not only be listening, but tackling realistic challenges with your peers!

*Participant will have to be present for both sessions due to limited class size.

When: 13 & 14 April 2019

Time: 8.30am – 6.30pm

Venue: Scape

Nearest station: Somerset

Admission: $50

For more information: Visit their website

 

#20: 18 & 19 April – Block Live Asia

You’ve probably heard of bitcoin, but do you know of the system underpinning it? If you’re thinking of investing in crypto currency, or if you simply want to be more current, hear out some expert opinions on the industry at this festival! Even if tech isn’t your forte, don’t be daunted by the foreign jargon – this isn’t a conventional conference! There’ll be games, art installations brought to you by Russian group Art of Blockchain for you to take Insta-worthy photos, as well as goods up for sale! To top it off, Block Live Asia is completely free – the first of its kind globally! Stop hesitating, and register now!

When: 18 & 19 April 2019

Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm

Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre

Nearest station: Bayfront

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

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