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Film festivals, culinary extraordinaires and more, this week

Events - 12 April 2010 9:00 AM | Updated 16 September 2010

Film festivals, culinary extraordinaires and more, this week

We bring you the top 5 must-catch events happening after hours this week. Miss them at your own peril!


1. Singapore International Film Festival

This year, the films featured have an optimistic, uplifting theme. Amongst those selected include Roulette CitySecond MoonIn the House of StrawMemories of a Burning Tree, Phobidilia, A Year with Take Dance, Movement in Film: A Series of Dance Shorts, and La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet.

Until April 24. For ticketing details and full list of films showing at The Arts House and other venues., please visit www.filmfest.org.sg or www.sistic.com.sg.


2. World Gourmet Summit

Foodies, rejoice. Now into its 14th incarnation, the World Gourmet Summit promises a wide array of activities to tempt the most jaded of tastebuds. Expect a whole new line-up of gastronomic spectaculars like the chocolate dinner, chefs' table luncheons and many more.

To read our comprehensive guide to the World Gourmet Summit, go here.

Until April 25, at various locations. Visit the official website for the full programme.


3.A Singaporean in Paris

This unique musical experience that pays tribute to Singapore artists and French musical culture explores the journey of a native Singaporean in magical Paris. The audience will accompany him through the many cultural differences he encounters.

With a diverse blend of ballads, tangos, boleros, reggae, rock and classics, the musical examines themes of love, adventure, broken dreams, youth, home sickness, growing old, and death—while reminding us that life can show us much humour along the way!

Starring Hossan Leong and supported by Emma Yong, George Chan, Leigh McDonald and Robin Goh.

Until April 24, at the DBS Arts Centre. Tickets from $35 to $60.


4.  Fellini: A Complete Retrospective

Perhaps the most famous filmmaker to emerge after the war, the name Federico Fellini, has become synonymous with fantasy and exuberant creativity. He is among the most acclaimed filmmakers in the history of the medium. Fellini is also one of the very few filmmakers that managed to reconcile original artistic genius with profits at the box office, with films such as, La Strada, La Dolce Vita, Nights of Cabiriaand8 ½.

Until May 9, at the National Museum. Tickets at $8.


5. Concerts:

Music fans are lucky this week, with two very diverse yet talented performing acts in town. First up, we see the bad boy of jazz Jamie Cullumrock the house down, hopefully sans broken instruments this time round, and then if your eardrums can still take it – don’t miss metal veterans Lamb of Godin their debut performance on this island.

For more events on after hours this week, go here.