On the events calendar around the world this month.

Credit: Katrina Ilardo

Easter Extravaganza

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a major annual event in Sydney that combines an agricultural show, fair and amusement park, all into one. Watch competitions for a plethora of animals, from cattle to dogs, poultry, horses, cats, sheep, ponies, alpacas and goats. There will also be vaulting (gymnastic moves on horseback), a rodeo competition, equestrian show jumping, polo matches, woodchopping contests and high-flying motocross stunts. Join the fun by participating in yoga classes with curious goats, taking the children to the ever-popular Animal Nursery to meet adorable baby farm animals, and enjoying amusement rides. Explore the endless ways to have fun and learn about Australian agriculture until the sun goes down.

  • When: 12 – 23 April
  • Where: 1, Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia

Dying Of Laughter

Watch George A. Romero’s 1968 cult horror classic come to life on stage with Night Of The Living Dead Live in London this month and next. Head to The Pleasance Theatre to catch this stage rendition that pays homage to the zombie thriller that redefined the genre – with a little twist. Presented by Aria Entertainment and Senbla, this musical rendition of Night Of The Living Dead skirts the line between horror and comedy, promising laughs as it recreates the iconic gory scenes from the film. Get close to the zombie action in Splatter Zone One with special onstage seats.

  • When: 9 April – 19 May
  • Where: The Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London, U.K.

Stairway To Glory

Far from the average running race, the KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge puts one’s physical and mental endurance to the test by conquering 2,058 steps leading up to the Megaview Banquet Hall at the top of the Kuala Lumpur Tower, located 288 metres above the ground floor. Participants come from far and wide to post their fastest times at this annual race to win attractive cash prizes. The highest-ranked Malaysian competitors in the Men Open and Women Open categories will be rewarded and given the chance to represent the country at other international tower running competitions.

  • When: 21 April
  • Where: Kuala Lumpur Tower, Jalan Punchak, off Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Fairway Champions

Leading female amateur golfers from across the Asia-Pacific will battle it out at the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship in Japan to compete for invitations to play in two women’s major golf championships – the Ricoh Women’s British Open and The Evian Championship. Reigning champion Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand will be defending her title against 80-strong top women amateur golfers from nearly 20 countries after an excellent 2018 season on the international stage. Admission is free.

  • When: 25 – 28 April
  • Where: The Royal Golf Club, Hokota, Japan

Bon Appetit

Now in its fifth year, the non-profit Ubud Food Festival returns to celebrate Indonesia’s diverse cuisine and share its exciting gastronomic scene with gourmets from around the world. Following the theme of ‘Spice Up The World’, the event will see prominent Indonesian chefs, producers, restaurateurs, food photographers, storytellers, scientists and activists coming together to educate visitors on the wonders of Indonesian cuisine. The three-day programme will feature a range of ticketed and free events, from cooking demonstrations to workshops, food and market tours, in-depth panel discussions, film screenings, live music concerts and other special events.

  • When: 26 – 28 April
  • Where: Taman Kuliner and other locations around Ubud, Bali, Indonesia