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From virtuoso pianists to theatrical marvels, there are plenty talents to discover this month

If you haven't already given yourself a giant pat on the back for making it six months into the year, now seems like an apt time. As most of us continue to work from home and young ones have their month-long holiday to look forward to, it's time to unwind and enjoy all that the city has to offer this June. Here at Tatler, we round up a myriad of activities to fully entertain you and your loved ones: 

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Cultural Extravaganza 2021

What The annual festival helmed by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre returns with over 20 hybrid programmes to pique your fancy this year. Highlights of the festival include the screening of Night Walker, a virtual performance that traces the journey of a musician, as well as Songs of the Dragon Kiln, a multidisciplinary experience that blends documentary film and pottery with Chinese chamber music, helmed by conductor Quek Ling Kiong from Ding Yi Music Company. 

When Till June 20

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Flipside 2021

What Culture vultures can look forward to being immersed in the fun offerings at Flipside festival this year, as it promises an array of virtual performances and curated experiences that explore our shared environment. Of them include Flip Sides: A PowerPoint Karaoke Show, an improv comedy show framed entirely from audience suggestions with guest appearances by Rishi Budhrani, Samuel See and Lakshmy Priya. 

When Till June 6

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Faghag

What Catch the restaging of Wild Rice’s critically acclaimed cabaret starring Pam Oei as she recounts heart-warming tales of Singapore’s LGBTQ culture, including being an ally to repeal Section 377A of the Penal Code in 2007. The production is directed by Ivan Heng and Oei will be accompanied by Julian Wong on the piano, promising a fun night at The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre restricted for audiences above 18.

When Till July 11

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27th Singapore International Piano Festival

What Four virtuoso pianists including Li Churen and Kseniia Vokhmianina will perform familiar favourites and modern masterpieces at the 2021 edition of this annual festival helmed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

When Till June 6

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Pesta Raya–Malay Festival of Arts

What Celebrate the rich culture of the Malay archipelago through theatre, dance and music at the 20th edition of this annual festival, which will take myriad forms, from live performances, to live streams available for viewing on Esplanade Offstage. Don’t miss the specially commissioned dance film Sarung by acclaimed Indonesian auteur Garin Nugroho.

When Till June 27

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Lungs

What Singapore Repertory Theatre’s staging of this critically acclaimed play by British playwright Duncan Macmillan follows an everyday couple, played by Oon Shu Ann and Joshua Lim, as they navigate a world of rising social inequity, environmental disasters and political unrest. 

When From June 19

Related: Singapore International Festival of Arts 2021: A 'Phygital' Festival Reimagined for the Future

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StoryFest 2021

What The fifth edition of the annual storytelling festival returns in a digital format to enthral audiences through a series of performances, workshops and lectures. Presented by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House, expect to reconnect with familiar routines, faces and places at this festival as you reimagine new stories to take place for your next chapter. 

When June 20 to July 11

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