A good mix of homegrown and international events make up this weekend’s to-do list
Singapore Stories: Urban Screening Get your picnic mats out and welcome five Singaporean filmmakers making their debuts. Local cinema favourites Ilo Ilo and Unlucky Plaza are only the tip of the iceberg — more budding directors are keeping the craft alive, and this event has the goods to show for it. With food and drinks from Lepark, there's really no downside to showing up and basking in local talent.
Belvedere Music Lounge powered by Road To Ultra Singapore (Feat. DJ Mel DeBarge) Electronic music fans, listen up. Road to Ultra Singapore, under the auspices of the renowned Ultra Music Festival, is teaming up with Belvedere Music Lounge to bring some solid DJ talents to Singapore such as Mel DeBarge, DJ Bento, and Rave Republic. With a party by the pool in full swing, it's the perfect way to let off some steam after the work week.
11 July, 2pm onwards at Tanjong Beach Club. More details here.
How To Build A Kite album launch by Jonathan Meur Smooth vocals and rich, warm instrumentation — we can't see what's not to love about Jonathan Meur's brand of folk-pop music. After his critically acclaimed Woodnotes EP, Meur will be launching the album How To Build A Kite this Saturday, with Weish from .gif guesting on vocals. If you're looking for a chilled out night, Meur's gorgeous melodies offer a worthy listen.
11 July, 7.30pm at The Substation. More details here.
Japanese Film Festival Singapore 2015 It's a throwback that goes quite a long way: This festival's oldest movie, All About Marriage, premiered in 1958. The Japanese Film Festival itself is a tradition to behold, having had its first run here back in 1983. This is one for the film buffs, as it celebrates the works of acclaimed director Kihachi Okamoto.
The first part of the festival runs till 19 July at the Gallery Theatre in the National Museum. More details here.
Singin' In The Rain Undeniably a classic, the West End production of Singin' In The Rain is making its way to Singapore. Set in 1927, it tells the story of silent film star Don Lockwood (Duane Alexander) who sees himself in a dilemma as Hollywood begins to transition into the age of movies with sound. Singin' In The Rain will ensure a wet and wild weekend — the first four rows are a designated Splash Zone — don't say we didn't warn you.
Till 2 August at the Grand Theatre,MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands. More details here.