21 unmissable things to do in Singapore this week (May 9-13)

From politically incorrect comedy to a controversial political film, here’s how you can spend your week.

Mon, May 9

If you enjoy Cards Against Humanity then you’ll love it’s stand-up comedy version. Comedians Against Humanity takes place at Muddy Murphy’s; admission is free. 

Tue, May 10

Icelandic indie rock band Of Monsters and Men bring their big drum sounds, orchestral vibes and anthemic choruses to The Coliseum.
Be still, heart: Annie Leibovitz’s Women: New Portraits is in Singapore for a (free!) show at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. On until May 22.
Jason Soo’s controversial documentary 1987: Untracing the Conspiracy, about alleged Marxist detainees during Operation Spectrum was expected to be banned, got an unexpectedly lenient R21 rating for a one-time screening. Catch it at The Projector before it sells out.

The European Union Film Festival is back for its 26th edition with a program of 30 films from 30 countries across Europe. Highlights include the Dutch epic Admiral, award-winning Ukrainian silent film The Tribe and Latvian documentary Ruch and Norie. On until May 22.


, 21 unmissable things to do in Singapore this week (May 9-13)

Why wait until Oktober when you can party in Mai? That’s right, the German festival Maifest is returning to Singapore with two parties to celebrate the arrival of spring this month. Head to Clarke Quay from 8-10pm on May 20 and Holland Village from 7-9pm on May 27 for two nights of German drinking games, maypole dancing, German hair-braiding and live music. Of course, there’ll be plenty of Erdinger and great food available from participating outlets.

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Wed, May 11

If you felt like you were never cool enough in high school, make up for it at this show by Spanish indie rockers Hinds alongside Singaporean band Obedient Wives Club at a cozy, intimate, outdoor venue.
Held at The Projector, Urban Fork is a collaboration between lensmen Phillipe Diversy and Bob Lee involving eight different 1960s Singapore buildings with the architect’s names superimposed into each photo. On until the end of May.
Siti Khalijah Zainal & Judee Tan star in Meenah and Cheenah, series of sketches that celebrate unlikely friendships and uniquely Singaporean quirks. On until May 22.
Another year, another edition of Singapore Repertory Theatre’s beloved Shakespeare in the Park. This time, they’ll be doing Romeo and Juliet. Oh, and it’s the last one for the foreseeable future, so don’t miss it. On until May 22.
The first edition of Food Cine.ma, created by the same people behind the immensely successful A Design Film Festival, features films like TasteologyMiso Hungry and The Birth of Saké. On until May 14.
Experience the spoken word poetery of Melizarani T Selva at Canvas Creative Space’s SPEAK.

Thu, May 12

The Savour food festival’s first installment features over 30 dishes from Singapore restaurants, priced between $6-12. On until May 15.

Voilah! French Festival continues with something for foodies and culture vultures alike. On until the end of May.
After a successful run in January, Broadway hit The Illusionists is here for an encore. Expect a night of mind-blowing stunts and spell-binding tricks. On until May 15.
Oslo-based Singaporean artist Simon Ng’s Mysterious Skin is a series of abstract portraits combining bright colors with the contrast of the seemingly violent impasto technique. On until Jun 5.

Fri, May 13

Esplanade’s first-ever Super Japan festival kicks off on May 13. Highlights include a performance by J-pop sensation Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (May 13), a big-band extravaganza by Blue Note Tokyo All-Star Jazz Orchestra (May 15), Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land (May 20-21) and many other food, art and performance events—both free and ticketed—over 10 days. On until May 22.
Presented by Frontier Danceland as they celebrate their 25th anniversary, Sides 2016 presents three fascinating original works.
Olympian sailor turned artist Charles Lim, whose work was at the Venice Biennale last year, brings his photographic show SEA STATE, exploring Singapore’s geopolitical and psychological relationship with the sea, to the CCA. On until July 10.
Art market organizer Togetherly and multi-label store Workshop Element have teamed up for a 17,000 sq. ft retail pop-up at Wisma Atria. WE x Togetherly features fashion, home, beauty and food products. On until the end of June.
Best known for her role in the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die, Jane Seymour stars in a production of the Noel Coward play The Vortex. On until May 14.


Check out the Friday the 13th edition of creative pop-up marketplace MAAD at Red Dot Design Museum.