23 unmissable things to do in Singapore this week (May 16-20)

A decidedly arty week awaits.

From a massive wine tasting to a musical adaptation of Emily of Emerald Hill, here's how you can spend the next five days.

Mon, May 16


Join Mike Kriak, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Mashable for Fireside Chat with Mashable: The Next Generation Content Creation Process.


Pangdemonium presents the Asian premiere of Falling, the story of two parents doing their best to raise two teenage children, one of whom has severe autism. Stars Tan Kheng Hua, Adrian Pang, Andrew Marko, Neo Swee Lin and Fiona Lim. On until Jun 5.


Annie Leibovitz's Women: New Portraits is in Singapore for a (free!) show at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. On until May 22.


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.

Tue, May 17


Organized by Italian food and wine magazine Gambero Rosso, the Top Italian Wines Roadshow features more than 300 different wines from 60 big-deal Italian wineries.


BooksActually presents An Evening With Tash Aw, author of the acclaimed novels The Harmony Silk FactoryMap of the Invisible World and Five Star Billionaire.


Yellowcard's Ryan Key spins a set for the second edition of Emo Night SG.


The European Union Film Festival is back for its 26th edition with a program of 30 films from 30 countries across Europe. On until May 22.

Wed, May 18


The French electronic band M83 is coming back to Singapore with old hits and a bunch of stuff from their latest studio album Junk.


BooksActually hosts a reading by Math Paper Press authors shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize.


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.


Voilah! French Festival continues with something for foodies and culture vultures alike. On until the end of May.

Thu, May 19


The Singapore Committee for UN Women hosts a screening of the Academy Award-winning short film A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness


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.


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 20


Esplanade’s first ever Super Japan festival continues. Highlights include the return of instrumental band Mouse on the Keys (May 20) and Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land (May 20-21) and many other food, art and performance events—both free and ticketed. On until May 22.


Just over three decades after its debut, Emily of Emerald Hill gets a makeover as a musical. On until May 22.


Make the trek up Emily Hill for the launch of Kult Magazine's 18th issue - Observation.


This year's Pulau Ubin Day is actually going to last five weeks. Pesta Ubin will include walks, cycling and kayaking expeditions, exhibitions, talks, demonstrations and opportunities to experience kampong life. On until Jun 12.


Pop-up gallery Overtime returns to CATO for its third edition with the theme "Labour". Curated by Popspoken's Cally Cheung.

Head to the Singapore Tyler Print Institute for the opening night of Indonesian artist Heri Dono’s new exhibition Zaman Edan (The Age of Craziness).

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.


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.

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