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5 Cool Events To Check Out This Week: May 2 – 5

Life isn’t over now that we’ve all caught Avengers and Game Of Thrones, is it?
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Peroni Sunset Cinema
Singapore has a film festival nearly every week but Peroni’s was designed to take the (aesthetic) cake with its outdoor setting on Tanjong Beach. Back for a third edition, the line-up doesn’t deviate much from its MO of crowd-pleasers (A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody) and the Oscar baits (Green Book). We’re particularly on the lookout for bio pic A Private War, in which Rosamund Pike plays the late war journalist Marie Colvin who died while covering the Syrian war.  Most of the films are already sold out or selling fast, so we’d act fast. More details here. May 2 – 15, various times 120 Tanjong Beach Walk Japan Cuts: Yohji Yamamoto - Dressmaker
If you’re too lazy to traipse all the way down to Sentosa, head for The Projector instead; they’re putting on Japan Cuts, a small but eclectic selection of four films. There’s the futuristic dystopia of Ten Years Japan by five different directors, animated cult classic in-the-making The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, and biopic Mori, The Artist Habitat on godfather of Japanese modern art Morikazu Kumagai, who reportedly never left his home in the last 30 years of his life. The design-obsessed will of course opt for Yohji Yamamoto: Dressmaker, a documentary on the reticent designer. It first premiered here three years back at the Design Film Festival but if you didn’t manage to catch it then, here’s your chance. More details here. May 4 – June 2, various dates and times The Projector, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower FLOWERS
Local theatre outfit Drama Box is putting on an experimental performance piece, titled Flowers, that will probably resonate even if you’re not familiar with theatre – patriarchal “violence” in a typical Chinese family. You know, the intimidation and unspoken rules a Chinese father brings into the house when he returned home from work? While it isn’t abuse per se, there is a certain undercurrent of psychological dominance exerted over the entire family and that’s what Flowers attempts to unpack. More details here. May 1 – 5, various times 74 Jalan Kelabu Asap May 1 – 5, various times 74 Jalan Kelabu Asap
Songstress Inch Chua was one of five local creatives we featured in our September issue who are tackling the desperately urgent issue of climate change. Chua got the opportunity to travel to Antarctica last year (one of only 80 people in the world per year) to find solutions for the problem, and she has now translated that singular experience into a full-fledged, “multi-sensory” show. Yes, the near-daily headlines on climate change can be wearying – how about understanding it through art for a change? More details here. Till May 4, various times TheatreWorks, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road Lion City Bass presents MayDay mayhem
Yes Troye Sivan may be in town but if dub, reggae, garage, dancehall, ragga, grime, footwork, hip hop and jungle are more your speed, there’s only one place to party at this weekend. P.S. SG’s own queen of drum & bass Aresha will be making a special guest appearance. More details here. May 3, 10.30pm – 2.30am Intermission Bar, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower