Rewatch two Studio Ghibli films, rub shoulders with the cast of Avengers: Infinity War, eat authentic Hungarian food, and more

Marvel fans, we’re gearing closer to the release of the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War. Kick off your week being star-struck at Marina Bay Sands as the cast makes a public appearance at a special blue carpet event if you’re up for it. There’s also a bunch of great World Gourmet Summit food events happening this week, alongside screenings of two Studio Ghibli films, and more.
 

Monday, Apr 16


FILM
Get ready to jostle with fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and fans of Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man/Tony Stark), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange/Stephen Strange), Karen Gillan (Nebula) and director Joe Russo alike as they descend upon Marina Bay Sands for a public blue carpet event in the lead up to Avengers: Infinity War that's hitting cinemas in late April. Apr 16

FOOD
As part of World Gourmet Summit, indulge in an authentic Hungarian dining experience courtesy of chef Peter Szabo of Budapest's renowned joint La Parilla. Apr 16

FILM
Catch one of Studio Ghibli's most moving works, the 1997 Japanese animated fantasy film, Princess Mononoke. Set in the late Muromachi period of Japan, join the young prince Ashitaka as he embarks on a journey to locate the cure for Tatarigami's curse. Apr 16

FESTIVAL
2018 marks a decade since Singapore and France embarked on formal cultural cooperation and exchange. In celebration of that, the annual Voilah! French Festival Singapore is showcasing the best of French-Singapore partnerships and innovation in the fields of arts, culture and science through a series of events. Through May 5
 

Tuesday, Apr 17



Kumar. Photo credit: Taken from Comedy At Canvas' Facebook page

COMEDY
Catch everyone's favorite drag queen comedian Kumar as he dishes out his usual antics, politically incorrect rants and Singapore issues-based jokes at Canvas. Apr 17

WORKSHOP
If you're looking to pick up a new skill, head over to General Assembly for a free intro class to HTML and CSS where you'll learn the fundamentals of coding a website from scratch. Apr 17

FILM
Learn about the story of Pakistani female activist and youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai in the 2015 documentary, He Named Me Malala, at Workcentral Singapore. The film anecdotes the journey of surviving a gunshot from a Taliban gunman who was a member of the organization that violently opposed girls' education in Pakistan, and becoming even more outspoken and eloquent in her quest. Apr 17

PERFORMANCE
Pooja Nansi’s Thick Beats for Good Girls is exactly what it says it is—the perhaps unladylike genre of hip hop, served up by literary ladies Nansi and her co-playwright Jessica Bellamy. Presented by Checkpoint Theatre, the all-new production is a two-woman show surrounding what the two call a balancing act; of being a woman, an ethnic or religious minority, and a hip-hop enthusiast all at once. Through Apr 22

EXHIBITION
A cursed gem, a dodo and a giant stuffed sloth walk into a museum; the punchline is that they’re here to stay till the end of April. Treasures of the Natural World , the traveling exhibition from the Natural History Museum in London, makes its first and only stop in Southeast Asia at the ArtScience Museum, bringing over 200 of the London museum’s star artefacts Through Apr 29

THEATER
Hot on the heels of The Imaginarium of Disco David, local nomadic theater group And So Forth is back with a new pop-up feast planned. Adventures in Grimmsneyland will focus on the darker sides of fairy tales—as evidenced by the reference to the Brothers Grimm, whose folk tales were anything but pleasant—and take audience members through various worlds. Through Apr 21
 

Wednesday, Apr 18



UNGA event at World Gourmet Summit 2017

FOOD
Ready your stomachs and hold on to your linen napkins, guys—the World Gourmet Summit (WGS) returns for its 22nd edition and naturally, you can expect the very best of international and local chefs from Asia, Eastern and Central Europe, and America taking the spotlight to whip up delicious bite-sized gastronomy and degustation dinners throughout the month. Through Apr 29

DRINK/FOOD
We can't sit out on a great food event, especially if it involves Mexican food. Restaurant El Mero Mero is throwing a Mexican Fiesta on their premises where you can enjoy a smorgasbord of bites and tipples, from homemade nachos and guac to ice cold margaritas, courtesy of chef Juan Pablo and his team. Apr 18

DRINK
Hip bottle shop Temple Cellars is throwing their third edition of "Great Minds Drink Alike", a program to enjoy a myriad of beers curated by a guest. This instalment sees The Mad Tapper's "friendly beer bro" presenting a myriad of beers to explore the use of malt in beer brewing, like New Zealand's Helluva Lager, Singapore's Punchin' Rye and Australia's Pacific Ale. Apr 18

FOOD
As part of WGS, Morsels at Dempsey will be collaborating with chef-owner Tae Hwan Ryu of Ryunique for a four-hands dinner, the first for Ryunique to do so in Singapore. Go have a taste of what well-loved Chef Petrina Loh and Chef Hwan Ryu can cook up in the kitchen together. Apr 18-19

THEATER
If you’ve ever wanted to thoroughly explore the blue and white heritage buildings along Waterloo Street, this April is your chance to do so. Local theater company The Theatre Practice will be taking its visitors through the buildings in an immersive new show titled Four Horse Road where you can walk through multiple sites located across the three now iconic buildings on the storied street. Through Apr 28
 

Thursday, Apr 19



Siti Khalijah Zainal in "How Did the Cat Get So Fat?" as part of Esplanade's The Studios

THEATER
As part of their 15th anniversary celebrations, Esplanade is putting five female artists into the spotlight with five special commissioned works under their developmental theater program, The Studios. Through Apr 29

FILM
Ah, another Studio Ghibli classic.. The Working Capitol will be screening 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film Howl's Moving Castle. Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the film follows Sophie, a young hatter who was cursed by an evil witch. She meets Howl, a wizard living in a magic flying castle, and joins him as part of the resistance fighting an on-going war with another kingdom for his king. Apr 19
 

Friday, Apr 20



Jonas Blue

PARTY
Taking the world by storm since his debut in 2015, multi-platinum English DJ and producer Jonas Blue, one of the UK’s biggest dance music exports in recent years, will be kicking off the weekend at Zouk with his discography of chart-topping hits including debut single “Fast Car”, “Perfect Strangers” and “Mama” – all of which, have garnered over hundred million plays each on Spotify. Apr 20

PARTY
Get into the disco spirit with Bar Rouge's official launch of Sunset Disco with Hotmood. The acclaimed producer from Mexico brings his sultry grooves set against the backdrop of the 71st floor panorama, combining slo-mo boogie, groove laden disco, quality house and 70’s funk. Complimentary entry before 10.30pm. Apr 20

PARTY
Kilo Lounge celebrates women DJs in their regular music series, Ladies of the Dark. Working the decks in this edition is W Hotels Music Director for Europe, Africa and Middle East and resident DJ for the W Hotels, Kristina Dolgova. Apr 20

TOUR
It’s one thing to take a walk through hell at Haw Par Villa during the day, and a whole other experience if you go at night. The twilight tour of Haw Par Villa is back—check out the infamous 10 Courts of Hell, King of Ghosts, the upcoming Hell’s Museum and the Aw family memorials. Apr 20

HEALTH
Calling all Star Wars fans who're looking for a way to stay in shape—sign up for a SaberFit Fitness Class at Safra Toa Payoh, where you can reap the benefits of a full-on, high energy workout while living out your lightsaber-wielding and -fighting dreams. Apr 20

FOOD/DRINK/MUSIC
If your Friday nights out on the town have started to feel a little bit too predictable, Friday Night Live's the thing you need to spice things up. Come April, Sentosa beach bar and restaurant Coastes will turn your Friday evenings into one filled with live jazz music, good grub, booze and beach vibes as they all come together to make your Friday nights come alive. Apr 20 & 27

FESTIVAL
The Singapore Heritage Festival is back for its 15th edition, and they're keeping things fresh with a slew of activities like catching a film at a drive-through cinema in Jurong, a whole bunch of food tours, a visit to a local sugar factory, and lots more. Make sure to sign up for their free and ticketed activities, or just drop in to their free admission exhibitions and talks. Through Apr 22

FILM
Not all films are just about entertaining. Enter Stories That Matter an annual program held by Objectifs to address critical issues through both film and photography. This third edition's theme is borders, tackling matters of physical, social and political borders that both define and restrict communities and laying out on the table possible ways of collaboration and change. Apart from exhibitions and seminars, this program will also be screening Singapore premieres of five documentaries. Through Apr 29

EXHIBITION
You'd think a traveling exhibition from the London Natural History Museum would be hard to top, but ArtScience Museum's upcoming shtick will trace 40 years of street art, from its controversial beginnings as expressions of counterculture, to its current standing as a major pillar of contemporary art. Art from the Streets will feature the works of the world's top street artists, such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey and more. Through Jun 3

MARKET
The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) turns 80 this year. And to celebrate, they’re throwing an eight-week arts festival to showcase the school’s diverse talents. As part of the festival, a series of festival markets will take place each weekend, featuring craft-makers and jewellers, local fashion labels, original artworks and vintage collectibles. You can even be part of the excitement and book a booth here. Through Jun 3