13 unmissable things to do this week (Apr 11-15)

From Food & Hotel Asia to a very exciting little reading over at NTU to the Singapore Art Book Fair, here’s how you can spend your week.

Mon, Apr 11

The World Gourmet Summit is in full swing, bringing together top international chefs, local talents and industry experts for a line-up of workshops, talks and dining events. On until Apr 24.

Tue, Apr 12

Food & Hotel Asia 2016 kicks off today and it’s set to see 68,000 attendees from 95 countries and more than 3,000 exhibitors across its six key events – FoodAsia, HotelAsia, SpecialityCoffee&Tea, Bakery&Pastry, HospitalityStyleAsia and HospitalityTechnology.
Irish comedian Aidan Killian headlines the latest edition of Comedy Masala.

Wed, Apr 13

New Opera Singapore presents Gaetano Donizetti’s famed comedy Rita for one night only.
Potato Head Folk relaunched its rooftop a couple of months ago with a tiki-themed disco party. Due to popular demand, they’re making it a monthly thing. Deal with hump day blues with the next edition of TK Disco with a special cocktail going for $20 and a bucket of five beers for $50.
The legendary off Broadway and Las Vegas Strip act Blue Man Group is in Singapore for the first time, bringing their unique blend of comedy, theater and live music to the MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. On until Apr 23. 
This week’s Talk Cock Comedy features improv group The Latecomers

Thu, Apr 14

Acolytes of the printed page, don’t miss four-day Singapore Art Book Fair with exhibitors from both near and far. Along with local heroes Math Paper Press and Basheer Graphic Books, we’re excited about a visit from art book giants Phaidon and Bloomsbury Books. It all kicks off with a special edition of ArtScience Late on Apr 14, with a performance by .gif and readings by local poets.
Hosted by NTU, Tell it Slant is a night of poetry and spoken word featuring American poet C. A. Conrad, NTU Writer in Residence Desmond Kon and spoken word performer Raksha Mahtani.

Fri, Apr 15

If you missed Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, fret not! From the same producers comes The Wedding Reception. Will a couple get the simple, quiet wedding they want? Not if the mother of the bride has her way. Watch the comedy unfold over a sit-down dinner which includes cake.
A collective of musicians from Singapore, the US, Cuba and elsewhere bring a casual, energetic night of Cuban and Latin American music to town. The first of a series of Cuban Nights will feature Karen Lacey.
Esplanade has been hosting A Tapestry of Sacred Music, bringing together traditional performers from around the world. We’re particularly excited about an evening with Fareed Ayaz and Abbu Muhammad Qawwal, who will perform qawwali, a form of Sufi devotional music from South Asia, known for its call-and-response forms and choral crescendos.
Hosted by LASALLE College of the Arts, Constant Flux is an energetic and experimental dance performance featuring international guest artists.