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Quick Beats: Events for April 2019

Buckle up, folks! April is packed with a line-up of world-class music and theatre performances on our sunny island. Here is a rundown of what you can catch this month:

3 to 20 Apr – The Truth

The Truth by SRT

No one can resist a good story, and Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is bringing the West End play, The Truth, to KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT from April 3. Written by French playwright Florian Zeller, this highly reviewed stage production tells a tale of wedded infidelity experienced by two middle-aged couples. With elements of sex, deceit, and humour, this witty comedy gives you a show like no other.

Date: 3rd April to 20th April 2019
Venue: KC Arts Centre, Singapore Repertory Theatre, 20 Merbau Road Singapore 239035

Tickets are priced from $45 onwards. For more information, visit https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/ctruth0419

9 Apr – Anne-Marie: The ‘Speak Your Mind’ Tour


The UK pop star returns for another vibrant show in Singapore! With hits like Alarm, Ciao Adios and 2002, as well as notable collaborations like Friends with Marshmello, and Rockabye with Clean Bandit and Sean Paul, her solo releases and collaborations have achieved great success in the past few years. Fans can expect nothing less than an electrifying performance from Anne-Marie.

Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2019
Time: 8pm
Venue: Capitol Theatre, City Hall, 17 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178907

Tickets are priced from $98 onwards. For more information, visit https://www.apactix.com/events/detail/anne-marie-2019

11 Apr – Sabrina Carpenter: The Singular Tour  

Sabrina Carpenter

At the tender age of nineteen, Sabrina Carpenter released her debut album, Eyes Wide Open when she was only fifteen. The American singer-songwriter has since topped the Billboard Club Charts of 2018 for #1 Breakout Song with her infectious single, Alien. With songs like Thumbs and Why, fans can expect themselves to dance and groove all night long at her debut concert here in Singapore!

Date: Thursday, 11 April 2019
Time: 8pm
Venue: Kallang Theatre, Kallang, 1A Stadium Walk, Singapore 397689

Tickets are priced from $98 onwards. For more information, visit https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/carpenter0419 

12 Apr – Dru Chen’s SPACES BETWEEN US show

Dru Chen

Having recently dropped his much-anticipated new album, MIRROR WORK, this year, Singapore based soul singer/songwriter Dru Chen will be staging an intimate show backed by his 5-piece band at the Aliwal Arts Centre. In the first week alone, MIRROR WORK was featured on over 500 playlists; amassing 15,000 streams in the process.

Date: Friday, 12 April 2019
Time: 8pm
Venue: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal St, Singapore 199918

Tickets are priced from $25 onwards. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/433831614020822/

13 Apr to 22 Sep – Wonderland Exhibition at ArtScience Museum

Wonderland at ArtScience Museum

Wonderland is a playful and interactive exhibition for all ages based on Lewis Carroll’s timeless stories of Alice and her adventures through Wonderland. Developed by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), this groundbreaking exhibition invites visitors to take a trip through the looking glass into an immersive, enchanted world. Wonderland makes the first stop of its global tour at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum.

Date: 13th April to 22nd September 2019
Venue: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

Admission to the exhibition is priced from $16 for adults. For more information, visit https://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/wonderland.html

17 to 28 Apr – Elegance of Absence Exhibition

Elegance of Absence ION Art Gallery

Elegance of Absence allows visitors to approach negative spaces in art as a blank canvas to project their preconceived notions and bring their subjectivity to the artwork, sparking a conversation between artist and audience. The exhibition sees six artists – Zhao Xiao Hai, Zhang Wen, Zheng Yuan Wu, Du Xue, Xu Jing Wen and Lynn Lim – explore the concept of absence, and the artistic philosophy of negative spaces; an often overlooked characteristic of Chinese paintings.

Date: 17-28 April 2019
Venue: ION Art Gallery Level 4, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801

Admission to the exhibition is free. For more information, visit https://www.artsrepublic.sg/events/2019/04/elegance-of-absence

19 to 21 Apr – Skechers Sundown Festival

Higher Brothers
Chinese Hip-hop group, Higher Brothers will perform during Sundown Festival

Skechers Sundown Festival is back again this year with a stunning line-up of the best Asian music, arts, culture and food. Catch the best Asian musicians and award-winning architects and filmmakers representing Asia in 3 days. The headliners for the festival include DJ Soda, iKON, Higher Brothers, Shogun, Laidback Luke, TOKiMONSTA, and many more.

Date: 19-21 April 2019
Venue: Siloso Beach Sentosa, Singapore

Tickets are priced from $70 onwards. For more information, visit https://www.apactix.com/events/detail/skechers-sundown-festival-2019

20 Apr – Ibeyi’s Debut Performance in Singapore


French musical duo Ibeyi – twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz – are gracing the stage with their soulful hybrid of Afro-Cuban, R&B and jazz. Since releasing their debut EP in 2015, the duo has opened a Chanel Cruise Fashion Show in Cuba with their signature Yoruba chant – in homage to their Cuban heritage – as well as collaborations with some of the biggest names in music including Beyoncé and Alvin Ailey; which ultimately led to their prominent performances on Beyoncé’s short film, Lemonade. Fans can expect an enthralling night complete with tracks off their second album, Ash on their first performance in Singapore.

Date: Saturday, 20 April 2019
Time: 8pm
Venue: Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, City Hall, 9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556

Tickets are priced from $88 onwards. For more information, visit https://ticketing.igo.events/e/381/ibeyi-live-in-singapore

24 Apr to 8 Jun – The Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera

With over 70 prestigious theatre awards, The Phantom of the Opera returns to Singapore for the second time! Those missed it back in 2013 can catch the globally acclaimed musical tour de force at Sands Theatre from April 24 onwards. Feast your eyes on the outstanding set, magnificent costumes and the riveting romantic score as you follow the journey of the Phantom himself; a disfigured musical aficionado who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Drama and tragedy are present throughout the musical as feelings of love, jealousy, and passion collide.

Date: 24th April to 8th June 2019
Venue: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956

Tickets are priced from $75 onwards. For more information, visit https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cphantom0619

26 Apr – Ed Sheeran: Divide World Tour 2019

Ed Sheeran

The global megastar is set to dazzle the stage at the National Stadium for one night only. Fans can expect a magical night as the Grammy-Award winning singer enthrals them with his ubiquitous acoustic guitar and soulful vocals. Featuring tunes from his latest studio album Divide, as well as all-time favourites from previous releases Plus, and Multiply, this is a show that Ed Sheeran fans will not want to miss. Japanese Rock band, ONE OK ROCK, will also be a special act for his concert.

Date: Friday, 26 April 2019
Time: 8pm
Venue: National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Dr, Singapore 397629

Tickets are priced from $68 onwards. For more information, visit https://www.sportshub.com.sg/EdSheeran2019

29 Apr – The Proclaimers

Craig and Charlie Reid, The Proclaimers

The Scottish music duo returns to Singapore for the first time since the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix. Formed in 1982, brothers Craig and Charles Reid started The Proclaimers and have since released 11 studio albums; with their latest album Angry Cyclist being released in August 2018. Famous for hits like I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), as well as I’m On My Way and Let’s Get Married, this iconic duo has seamlessly infused the sounds of pop, folk, new wave, and punk. Fans of them should not miss this!

Date: Monday, 29 April 2019
Time: 8pm
Venue: Capitol Theatre, City Hall, 17 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178907

Tickets are priced from $98 onwards. For more information, visit https://www.apactix.com/events/detail/the-proclaimers

Visuals courtesy of Singapore Repertory Theatre, Lushington Entertainments, LAMC Productions, Warner Music Singapore, Phoebe Powell, White Space Art Asia, Red Spade Entertainment, David Uzochukwu, The Phantom of the Opera World Tour and Murdo Macleod

Hwong Wei Chua

That unfunny, untalented dude who tells self-deprecating jokes of himself. A pretty damn good bottle-flipper too.

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