No shortage on films, arts events and concerts this week

Looks like the hypetrain for Avengers: Infinity War isn’t about to come to a halt anytime soon. Hardcore Marvel fans will probably want to take two days of leave this week to catch the 27-hour Marvel Film Marathon on Tuesday. Otherwise, there’s also the Singapore International Festival of Arts returning this Thursday, marking the changing of the guard at the helm of the festival, as well as the inaugural Polish Film Festival kicking off on the same day.
 

Monday, Apr 23



Photo credit: OneRepublic's Facebook page

CONCERT
It seems like American pop rock quintet OneRepublic just can’t get enough of Singapore. Known for earlier hits like "Apologize", "Stop and Stare" and "All the Right Moves", they were last here to perform on the first day of the most recent Singapore Grand Prix. Apr 23

FILM
Truth, beauty, freedom, but above all, love... relive the tragic romance of Satine and Christian 17 years after its release in Baz Luhrmann's epic, Moulin Rouge, over at Canvas. Apr 23

FILM
Head over to Blu Jaz Cafe to catch Me Before You, a romantic film that sees a job-hopping 26-year-old fall in love with the person she's tasked to care for in her latest job. Apr 23


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EXHIBITION
Co-existing with robots was an idea that was once only reserved for science fiction, but with new technological advancements, it's fast becoming a reality that we can only cautiously be excited about. As part of the on-going Voilah! French Festival Singapore, Human Version is an introspective exhibition filled with photographic and videographic works designed to explore the nascent relationship between humans and robots. Held at Alliance Francaise de Singapour's La Galerie, the all-encompassing exhibition will give an you a rare insight into research labs often kept away from the public eye, and showcase intimate conversations between man and machine that could possibly foreshadow a future where the two coexist more closely. Through Jun 2

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FILM
The annual celebration of the region's best short films, Shorties Film Festival, returns this week. For four days, catch 14 different short films from filmmakers in the region before the winners are announced on Friday. Apr 23-27

FOOD
To celebrate the launch of their new Chocolate & Hazelnut Praliné ice cream, Magnum has opened the Magnum Pleasure Boulevard in the middle of ION Orchard so that everyone can go and try it for themselves. Besides eating chocolaty-good ice cream, there are a few experiential booths there you can try out too. Through Apr 29 

Tuesday, Apr 24


FILM
Just how big of a Marvel fan are you? If you're keen to prove your undying loyalty to the Universe, you'll want to go for the 10-film, 27-hour Marvel Movie Marathon—a first for Golden Village. Apr 24-25

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 24

FILM
Being a dork became cool with this film. Replete with a laugh-out-loud ‘80s soundtrack, Napoleon Dynamite centers on a bunch of losers trying to be popular in school. Comedian Jon Heder is brilliant in the titular role—and the bit where he dances to Jamiroquai’s “Canned Heat”—is priceless. Apr 24

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
 

Wednesday, Apr 25



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
Head over to BottlesXO's rooftop terrace for the seventh edition of their monthly tasting sessions. This month, a couple of Polish women will be grilling numerous treats like plerogi with potatoes and cheese, kielbasa, potato pancakes and more, complemented by bespoke vodka cocktails, Cydr Lubelski and Frank & Serafico Craft beer, courtesy of none other than BottlesXO. Apr 25

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 26



Cosmo Pyke

CONCERT
He may only be 20 years old, but Cosmo Pyke is well beyond his years. This South London singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist grew up listening to a repertoire of neo-soul, blues, jazz and hip hop, which pretty much explains his music. He doesn't even have a full-length album yet—just a warm, five-track EP titled Just Cosmo—but he's already selling out headline tours everywhere. Check him out while he's here. Apr 26

PARTY
Electric Feel has found a new home in Tuff Club, and will see residents weelikeme and KiDG spin everything from indie pop to electro, to ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s sweeteners. Apr 26

THEATER
Not one, not two, but four Korean cultural performances are taking place at The Star Theatre this week, as part of Korea Tourism Organization's bid to spread K-culture. At K-Performance Night, expect two days of performances including the famed NANTA, among other musical and dance acts. Apr 26-27

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. Catch the program's last show, Leda and The Rage, a dark and honest look at trauma and recover inspired by actual events of the director and writer, Edith Podesta. Apr 26-29

FILM
Take a look into the lives of Polish people at the inaugural Polish Film Festival, co-presented by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and The Projector, through notable films like Breaking The Limits, which is based on the true story of former drug addict turned Ironman Jerzy Gorski; United States of Love, a tale of four women breaking out of their unhappy circumstances, and more. Apr 26-29

FESTIVAL
The Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) is back and this 2018 edition marks the changing of the guard at the helm as Singapore Repertory Theatre director Gaurav Kripalani takes over the festival. He's promised to make this a more accessible festival this year. Expect more than 100 events spread over three weeks by performers from 15 countries at 13 venues. Apr 26-May 12
 

Friday, Apr 27



JU1Y by Gentle Bones and Myrne, off the album "B4NG3R PROJECT". Artwork by Howie Kim

CONCERT
The collaborative album B4NGER PROJECT by Singaporean hotshot musicians Gentle Bones and Myrne was just released pretty recently. Now they’re putting up a live show at The Pavilion to perform hits off the new record, with a special appearance by Linying. Apr 27

PARTY
From helming the world’s biggest festivals to producing the biggest mainroom dancefloor hits of the century, Dutch electronic dance artiste Laidback Luke will be holding court from the 71st and 72nd floor of Bar Rouge Singapore for one night only at this special edition of Go Rouge!. Apr 27

PARTY
Blackout Agency, run by the unwavering resident creature of the night Zig Zach, has been crazy this past few months, bringing in the likes of Roman Flugel and Marvin & Guy and reigniting his party night, Ritual (and got Lithuanian producer Manfredas and DJ-producer Thomas Von Party to be on deck duty). For April's debauchery, he's teaming up with Lucha Loco for a special Disco Loco night, with special guest and house music DJ The Revenge helming the decks for the night. Apr 27

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 27

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 27

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
Singapore artist Brian Gothong Tan's "Lost Cinema" is an exploration of Asian filmography. He deconstructs tropes often found in this genre, with a focus on three iconic films that will help answer questions like, "How does our perception of a film change when live performances by the actors are introduced?" and "How does the mood or narrative change when colour and sound are removed from a film?" Through May 6

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