1. Artbox Singapore
Artbox, the famous pop-up flea market from Bangkok, makes its debut in Singapore this month – to much anticipation and fanfare, of course. With over 2oo booths on display at the event, visitors can look forward to browsing a wide selection of local labels, hipster lifestyle brands and unique handmade products. Foodies will also appreciate the many stalls offering sweet treats and good eats, so remember to head down with an empty stomach (and full wallet).
Dates: 14 – 16 April & 21 – 23 April 2017
Time: 3pm – 11pm
Location: Bayfront Event Space, Bayfront Avenue (near Bayfront MRT Station)
(Source: Artboxthailand Facebook)
2. Pet Expo 2017
Singapore’s largest pet fair and exhibition returns for its fourth edition this year, with more awesome paw-some activities catered to dogs, cats, rabbits and more. Besides free health checks and educational talks on pet care, there will also be an adoption drive, several pet contests (Grumpiest Bunny Award, anyone?) and even a Meet-and-Greet with some of Singapore’s most Insta-famous pets.
This year’s edition will also include activities catered to aquatic animals, such as fish competitions, marine life exhibitions and more.
Dates: 14 – 16 April 2017
Time: 11am – 8pm
Location: Singapore Expo Hall 7
Admission: $5 (1-Day Pass), $12 (3-Day Pass). Free entry for pets and children below 12 years old. Get your tickets here.
(Source: Pet Expo Singapore Facebook)
3. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
W!LD RICE’s LA CAGE AUX FOLLES makes a return to the stage this month, after its award-winning run in 2012. Director Glenn Goei successfully adapts the Broadway production for a local stage, with a star-studded cast of local theatre veterans to bring the story to life.
Set against the colourful backdrop of LA CAGE, a fictional (but fabulous) nightclub in Tanjong Pagar, the musical tells the story of young love, clashing families and staying true to one’s roots. If glitzy costumes, show-stopping songs and sassy humour is your thing, then this is the perfect show to catch this month.
Dates: 19 April – 13 May 2017
Time: 8pm (Tue to Sat), 3pm (Sat & Sun)
Location: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place
Admission: From $70. Get your tickets here.
4. CITY65 Music Festival 2017
The inaugural CITY65 Music Festival kicks off later this month, with a line-up of local acts featuring Astronauts, Dru Chen, Jack & Rai, Sam Driscoll and many more. Set at Tin Hill Social Kitchen & Bar in Turf City, the event brings together an eclectic mix of music genres, alongside both established and budding music acts in Singapore.
Dates: 15 & 16 April 2017
Time: 2pm – 2am
Location: Tin Hill Social Kitchen & Bar, 100 Turf Club Road Singapore 287992
Admission: From $50. Get your tickets here.
Dru Chen (Source: CITY65 Music Festival 2017 Facebook)
5. Singapore Ink Show
Whether you are a tattoo newbie or veteran, the Singapore Ink Show invites all to explore – and celebrate – the intricate art of inking. With over 150 tattoo artists at the convention, the event promises to be the largest gathering in Singapore of international and local names in the scene. Aspiring tattoo artists can also sign up for a portrait seminar with Nikko Hurtado, an American tattoo artist who specialises in coloured portraits.
Dates: 21 – 23 April 2017
Time: 12pm – 9pm (Fri), 11.30am – 9pm (Sat), 11.30am – 8pm (Sun)
Location: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 404
Admission: $33 (Fri & Sat), $28 (Sun), $65 (3-Day Pass). Get your tickets here.
(Source: Singapore Ink Show Facebook)