South East Asian Film Festival
Back for the third year running, the South East Asian Film Festival once again showcases the most exciting cinematic work from South East Asia. More than just a selection of films, some screenings will actually be followed by discussions with the film-makers. This is a great way to gain further insight into the director’s creative process. If you’re into film as an art form then this is a perfect opportunity to experience it from a South East Asian perspective.
When: 22 March 2013 – 14 April 2013
Where to go: Moving Image Gallery, SAM at 8C
ONE Fighting Championship™ - Kings & Champions
Fans of Mixed Martial Arts are in luck this April as Kings & Champions brings you 10 bouts of explosive MMA action. Come and witness the most anticipated bout in Asian MMA history as ONE FC Lightweight World Champion Kotetsu “No Face” Boku defends his title against Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki. With Aoki tipped dominate the lightweight division in the future; Boku faces a very fierce battle. If you’re a fan on MMA, this is one fight you should not miss.
When: 05 April 2013
Where to go: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Big Wig Festival
Fans of real hip hop rejoice. Instead of choosing the latest pop star rappers, the organizers of the first Big Wig Festival have chosen some of the most respected musicians in the hip hop genre. Co-headlining the event is New York’s Pharoahe Monch and The Pharcyde from South Central Los Angeles. Both acts are known for their ground-breaking hip hop music over the last 20 years. The Big Wig Festival also features a host of local acts showcasing the best of Singaporean hip hop.
When: 06 April 2013
Where to go: Fort Canning
Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest
Wild Rice’s award winning production of the classic Oscar Wilde play The Importance of Being Earnest returns to the stage this April. First staged in 1895, The Importance of Being Earnest is still as funny and popular today as it was on its debut 113 years ago. Directed by Glen Goei, this latest production puts a spin on things by using an all-male cast, furthering the play’s themes of gender and identity. Wild Rice's 2009 production was adored by critics and the public, so make sure you don't miss this latest version.
When: 10 April 2013 – 4 May 2013
Where to go: Drama Centre Theatre
Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore 2013
After 30 years of amazing Japanese car fans with its array of stunning automobiles, the Tokyo Auto Salon finally comes to Singapore. With a selection of more than 20 of the finest and most unique cars from the Tokyo show, this is your chance to see the kind of amazing cars you wouldn’t normally see driving the streets of Singapore. Also featuring at the event is a performance by J-Pop idols AKB48 creating the ultimate Japanese experience.
When: 12 April – 14 April 2013
Where to go: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre
Chang Beer Presents Muay Thai Singapore Challenge 2013
April is definitely the month for fighting action in Singapore. As well as the MMA event we also have the world’s top Muay Thai fighters converging on Singapore for one night only. This is a great chance to see this ancient martial art in person. Watch international champions, up-and-comers and even local fighters battle for glory in this unmissable event for fans of martial arts.
When: 13 April 2013
Where to go: Hard Rock Hotel, Sentosa
Shakespeare in the Park Presents Othello
Shakespeare in the Park is back for another year. Stretch out under the stars and be enthralled by William Shakespeare’s Othello. With its themes of racism, love, jealousy, and betrayal, Othello has remained topical and relevant throughout its long history. Shakespeare in the Park has become a highly anticipated yearly event so don’t miss your chance to see what all the fuss is about.
When: 24 April 2013 – 19 May 2013
Where to go: Fort Canning
Kraftwerk Live in Singapore
The inventors of electronic music as we know it return to Singapore for one night only. Kraftwerk redefined music in the 1970s and continue to amaze audiences around the world. For their Singapore show they will be accompanied by a massive screen showing visuals in full 3D. Sit back and experience 2 hours of genre defining classics from the last 30 years while being immersed in stunning 3D visuals.
When: 25 April 2013
Where to go: Esplanade Theatre
The Vox Experiment
Vox is a Singaporean string quartet that plays pop and rock music in a classical style. Hear your favourite songs from Nirvana to Adele remade in a way your grandmother will enjoy. Vox gained a lot of recognition by playing at the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix from 2010-2012. Now is your chance to see them perform classic like Sweet Child O’ Mind and Paint It Black before they really become a major Singapore export.
When: 27 April 2013
Where to go: Esplanade Recital Studio
Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay transforms into Ancient Egypt with over 100 artefacts, including six preserved mummies, being flown in from the British Museum. Also showing is a 3D movie that will show you the “virtual unwrapping” of the 3,000-year old mummy of Egyptian temple priest Nesperennub. The movie will reveal the mysteries of his life complete with state-of-the-art facial reconstruction. Ancient Egypt is still one of the most captivating parts of human history so this exhibition should not be missed.