16 unmissable things to do this week in Singapore (Apr 18-22)

From an indie rock concert to a talk by one of Singapore’s best Instagrammers, here’s how you can spend the week.

Mon, Apr 18

Voilah! French Festival is back with something for foodies and culture vultures alike. There’s the Voilah! Food Festival (Apr 15-May 31), Superstars of Ballet (Apr 29-May 1), a collaborative performance of productions like Giselle and Don Quixote and a performance by renowned classical guitarist Thibault Cauvin (May 13). On until May 31.
Catch the legendary off Broadway and Las Vegas Strip act Blue Man Group before their first run in Singapore ends on Apr 23.
It’s the last week of this year’s World Gourmet Summit, so you have once more chance to join top international chefs, local talents and industry experts for a line-up of workshops, talks and dining events.

Tue, Apr 19

With English conductor Nicholas Cleobury at the helm, the NAFA Orchestra and Chorus presents Gloria!, an all-French program.
Co-founder of The Comedy Club Asia, laugh guru Jonathan Atherton makes his debut at Comedy Carpet, hosted by Aryaa.

Wed, Apr 20

Want to take your Instagram posts to the next level? Then head to this talk by one of the best in the business, Yafiq Yusman.
Jonathan Lim’s new show Getai – The Musical is part concert and part high energy theatrical production. Among the guest stars making appearances during the run are Sakura Teng and Zhuang Xue Zhong. On until May 29.
Winner of season three of Last Comic Standing, Alonzo Bodden performs in Singapore for the first time at CATO.

Thu, Apr 21

Aussie Indie rockers Tame Impala are coming to town, so head down and dance to tracks from their latest album, Currents, and previous hits like “Let It Happen,”  “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” and “Elephant”.
The Italian Film Festival is taking place across The Projector, the National Museum and various Golden Village cinemas. Highlights include popular Italian titles such as Wondrous Boccaccio, about 10 young men and women who escaped the Black Death in 14th century Florence, and My Mother by Nanni Moretti, about a comedic clash between a filmmaker and her mother. On until Apr 30.
The next best thing to seeing Benedict Cumberbatch perform in person, National Theatre Live: Hamlet is a screening of the actor’s turn as the titular character during a run of the play at the Barbican Centre in 2015. On until Apr 24.
As part of HeForShe Month, the Singapore Committee for UN Women presents a screening of the award-winning documentary, The Mask You Live In, an investigation of masculinity in America.
Part of The Finger Players Season 2016, The Truth about Lying: Heresy and Common Sense for the Theatre is a confessional piece with acting professionals young and old sharing their love of the stage. On until Apr 24.
Get decked out in your best orange outfit and celebrate all things Dutch at Koningsnacht – the King’s Night.

Fri, Apr 22

The Home Nursing Foundation started the Portraits of Love project with a simple goal—to liven up the bare homes of patients by giving them photos of themselves. What it achieved, however, went far beyond that, uncovering life lessons and offering a glimpse at a side of Singapore that many don’t think about. See the portraits and hear the stories behind them at the Portraits of Love exhibition. On until Apr 24.
The Affordable Art Fair is back again, with work ranging from $100 to $10,000, and 75% of the art priced below $7,500. On until Apr 24.