1. Gajah Gallery’s first online exhibition

(Un)seen #7, 2020, oil on canvas, 102 x 82 cm, Rosit Mulyadi. Image courtesy of Gajah Gallery

Gajah Gallery’s first digital exhibition, titled A Scanner Darkly, features the works of contemporary Indonesian artist Rosit Mulyadi who takes on a highly relevant topic now – the increasingly interconnected and convoluted ways we present our identities in the digital realm. Indeed the topic takes on particular poignant now, as publications worldwide resort to Zoom, FaceTime and other similar apps to create editorials – who, how, and what we present of ourselves to others now feel more blurred and amorphous than ever.

From now till May 18; check it out here.

2. 88rising puts on a new festival

If you have yet to get acquainted with 88rising, get started. The Asian-focused record label and artist collective has been on a massive roll since it got started in 2016, representing some of the most influential Asian hip-hop and rappers spanning multiple geographies and pulling in some three billion views on YouTube in 2019 alone. Now, they’re putting on Asia Rising Forever, a new three-hour-long festival featuring a multitude of Asian acts such as Korean indie-rock darlings Hyukoh, Japanese R&B star Joji, viral Indonesian rapper Rich Brian and more.

Catch the livestream here on May 7 at 9am.

3. Take part in a film quiz

The Projector‘s film quiz series has always been popular and tends to sell out, but now, you can opt in from the comfort of your bed if you so wish. Get your friends together to form a team and you can even have booze delivered to you by the folk from its in-house Intermission Bar to get that dutch courage going while you’re at it. Oh, and by the way, the ticket for the quiz can be redeemed for a movie when The Projector (finally) reopens. A win-win situation, if you ask us.

The quiz takes place May 6 at 8pm. More details here

4. Tune in to dream pop darling Shye’s live set with Female

For the next installment of Female Homies – our IG Live chat sessions – we’ve roped in bedroom pop darling Shye, who will be performing a special set for us this Friday evening. Shye will also be playing her newest single Too Well – get acquainted with it here before you tune in.

Shye will be playing live for Female on May 8 at 9pm. Catch it here.

5. Telok Ayer Arts Club debuts a new book and film club series

If you’re looking to actively participate in an activity, try out Telok Ayer Arts Club‘s new book and film initiative: they’ll be putting on a different book and film every fortnight and viewers are encouraged to join in the discussion about the pick. The first film chosen is admittedly something everyone will have heard of – the controversial Crazy Rich Asians, selected by artist Susie Wong.

The discussion for Crazy Rich Asians starts May 7 at 6pm. Check out details here

Cover image Film still of Queen & Slim. Courtesy of The Projector