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TGIF!: Your Easter weekend guide (18-20 April 2014)

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 16 April 2014 12:00 AM | Updated 5:07 PM

TGIF!: Your Easter weekend guide (18-20 April 2014)

It’s Easter weekend! 

Whether you’re planning to paint eggs, spend time in church or consume obscene amounts of Cadbury creme eggs, we’ve got you covered on what do with your family, friends and significant others.

Along with the time off work or school, and pursuing the elusive Easter bunny, we’ve put together a list of what you can check out over the long break. From Singapore’s finest comedians all on one stage, to photographer Annie Leibovitz’s finest work on display as well as a night out of partying to Sander Van Doorn, there’s something for everyone. Read on for more details.

Egg-cellent activities for the kids & family

Even though Singapore may not have the four seasons, there’s still plenty of reason to celebrate the arrival of Spring -  especially if there are 50,000 tulips flown in from Amsterdam. At Tulipmania at Gardens by the Bay, experience Dutch canal scenes and windmills among the flowers. There will even be an Easter Egg Hunt on 20 April with Miffy, the beloved rabbit. More details here.

Over at the Peranakan museum, explore Peranakan batik altar cloths with years of history woven into them. These 36 rare artefacts (known as “tok wi” in Baba Malay) are from the early to mid 20th century, and are only ever found in Indonesia’s Peranakan community. See these treasures for yourself.

World-renown photographer Annie Leibovitz brings her travelling photography exhibition to the ArtScience museum. From iconic photographs of A-list celebrities like Leonardo Dicaprio and The Rolling Stones, to intimate portraits of her family, the photographer has a storied career. Check out her work at Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005.

Food & dining – chocolate eggs and more

From lamb to hot-cross buns, our friends over at Hungrygowhere have done all the legwork figuring out what to eat for Easter this weekend.

Over at the Edge at Pan Pacific Hotel on Easter Sunday, there’ll be a Champagne brunch with 20 flavoured chocolate Easter eggs, while at Basilico, experience an Italian-style Easter complete with Roman-style suckling pig.

Most restaurants will also have special activities for the kids, such as face-painting and an Easter egg hunt. Book early to reserve a table.

What’s Easter without chocolate eggs? From cream-filled centres to candied outer shells, it’s a battle for “top of the chocs”. Find out which chocolate eggs you should stock up on via this handy taste test

Arts & culture - Comedy, a musical and films

The much beloved Jack Neo film is getting a stage adaptation in the form of Ah Boys to Men: The Musical. With a brand new story and script, the original cast will be joined by new recruits and a celebrity cast (including Chua Enlai and Patricia Mok). So wake up your idea, and go get tickets!

inSing chats with the ‘Ah Boys to Men: The Musical’ cast

Meanwhile, over at the Esplanade, catch Singapore’s MVP of comedians all on one stage at Happy Ever Laughter. From Kumar to Adrian Pang, Pam Oei to Hossan Leong, no topic is off limits for this bunch. There’s even more comedy mayhem coming up later in the month.

Catch films screened at the second annual Singapore Chinese Film Festival 2014.With 30 feature length films, and 11 short films, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Highlights include Chinese director Jia Zhangke’s hit film ‘A Touch of Zen’, an anthology of four stories, as well as the 1967 martial arts classic ‘Dragon Inn’

Nightlife & party shenanigans

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Record Store Day happens across Singapore

For a Good Friday night of Nu-disco, indie dance, deep house and bass, hightail it down to Kyo for Singapore Island Culture Club featuring Aldrin. More details here.

Vinyl is back. To celebrate Record Store Day, there’s an all analog party featuring DJ collective Pushin' On and DJ KoFlow at Loof: Wax On Wax Off this Saturday. There’ll even be a record flea market where you may just pick up a gem or two. No computers, MP3s or CDs allowed.

To celebrate Zouk’s 23rd Anniversary, it will be an entire weekend of partying. Fedde Le Grand plays on Friday, while Sander van Doorn plays on Saturday.

Check out even more April party essentials at The Must List: Top 10 club nights and gigs in April.

For more ideas on more things to do this weekend, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great weekend and see you back here next week.