Film festivals, concerts, exhibitions and more

Still buzzing from the weekend? Yea, us too. Take it slow this week with a myriad of film screenings, live gigs and some introspective exhibitions.

Monday, Jun 4

Italian Film Festival - La Pazza Gioia / Like Crazy

The Italian Film Festival, brought to you by the Embassy of Italy of Singapore, boasts some of the best of Italian contemporary cinema; some of which have been featured at top film festivals like Cannes and Berlin this year. This edition also has a segment dedicated solely to film director Luca Guadagnino (remember Call Me By Your Name?). Check out our picks here. Through Jun 9 

The annual international charity event Negroni Week returns for its fourth consecutive year, promising a bigger and better event than ever with 70 bars participating in the seven-day soiree. These participating joints will pledge at least $1 to a charity of their choice for every Negroni or Negroni-inspired cocktail sold. Jun 4-10

Chinese New Year may be long over, but this new exhibition looks at the Chinese zodiac through the eyes of European artists. The internationally renowned Mazel Galerie from Brussels has commissioned The Great Race, a new exhibition that takes source material from the traditional Chinese zodiac. Through Jun 30

Tuesday, Jun 5

SINGAPORE by Billy Ma at Merci Marcel

Singapore-based Taiwanese indie pop art illustrator and designer Billy Ma will be showcasing pieces from his Sexy Sin City series at casual French dining eatery Merci Marcel, as part of the restaurant's first ever art exhibition. Each piece presents an otherwise provocative history of familiar Singapore neighborhoods juxtaposed against seemingly unassuming and less charming modern structures. Through Jun 15

You gotta admit, Air Supply really knows how to rock a love ballad. You could take your dad to see these guys as an early Father's Day gift, or have a ball of a time if you're an old soul. They'll be playing at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Jun 5

Remember that third language you picked up in university but slowly forgot because you didn't have anyone to practise it with? If you still have it in you, join in the Singapor BlaBla Language Exchangewhere you can join various language groups to improve your skills. Jun 5

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. Jun 5

Peranakan Museum's latest exhibition, Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography, delves into the Southeast Asian history of photography through the pictured lives of the Peranakan community in the region. Through Feb 3, 2019

Wednesday, Jun 6

Emo Night

Can you believe it? The eponymous Emo Night is now in its 23rd edition; that's 23 nights of rocking up to a club to reminisce and scream-sing along to all your favorite tear-inducing emo and punk music of yesteryear. Do it all over again this mid-week for a good nostalgic night of fun and moshing. Jun 6

UK-based theater company Secret Theatre Project has arrived in Singapore, bringing to locals their unique style of interactive theater. The experience essentially takes audience members on a high-budget theatrical production that can include anything from deciding a central character’s fate to journeying through a full-blown haunted house adventure. Through Jun 10

Thursday, Jun 7

Boyce Avenue

American rock band Boyce Avenue rose to sucess through their distinctive covers and soulful originals back in YouTube's early days. Over the years, they've amassed a loyal digital fan base and recorded three original albums and 19 cover EPs. They're back after three years to perform live at The Star Theatre. Jun 7

That makes two for two. The Mexican Film Festival, presented by the Embassy of Mexico of Singapore, The Projector and NUS Office of Alumni Relations, returns for its fourth edition, showcasing seven outstanding films born out of Mexico. Here are our picks. Jun 7-10

Kult's newest exhibition Word will interpret written text in visual forms through artworks. Specifically, the artists involved were invited to interpret traditional scripts such as Arabic, Braille and Urdu. May Through Jun 20

TGIF Bazaars returns to OneKM Mall for their third Ramadan Flea, where you’ll be able to splurge on accessories, apparel, essential oils, home decor items, antiques and collectibles, and of course, food. Through Jun 14

Goodwood Park Hotel's annual durian festival returns with all-time favorites like durian puffs, crepes, strudels, ice cream and more. Through Jul 22

Friday, Jun 8

Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time

The eighth edition of Singapore Art Museum’s annual family-friendly contemporary art exhibition explores the concept of time. Ten artists and art collectives from around the world have taken over SAM at 8Q for Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time, presenting immersive and interactive installations exploring the tales and theories that shape our memories and future. Through Aug 26

Staying true to their commitment of supporting local hawker heroes, Tiger Beer brings back their highly successful Street Food Festival, showcasing dishes like har cheong gai from Ah Tan Wings, shredded chicken porridge from Forum Hainanese Congee, laksa from Yam Mee Teochew Fishball Noodles and many more from the 15 participating hawkers. Jun 8

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. Jun 8

Inspired by the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey, the massive market jointly organized by modest fashion website RoseValley and the Muslim Youth Forum Singapore intends to live up to its name. On the last weekend of Ramadan, shop over 200 vendors of food and beverages, cosmetics, fashion apparel and more, against a backdrop of live performances from musical groups U.N.I.C, Rabbani and Raihan. Jun 8-10

Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City. Masterpieces of the Musee national des arts asiatiques-Guimet showcases more than 140 sculptures, watercolors, drawings, and historic memorabilia from the museum in France, for a detailed look into the magnificent history of Angkor. Through Jul 2