Best of the week: What to see, hear and do from May 31 to June 6 – Sydney Morning Herald

FILM Watch Kriv Stenders’ award-winning 2005 film Blacktown (rated MA) as part of Western Sydney Shorts (until June 9), which releases a film every Tuesday and Friday evening to watch for the next 10 days with the program offering a cinematic insight into the multicultural region. 7.30pm, free, blacktownarts.com.au

Hip-hop group Thundamentals are taking their shows online. Credit:Adam Scarf

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

MUSIC Hip-hop group Thundamentals are partway through their month-long weekly video series Iso Tapes (until June 10), which has the group digging into their archives to share unreleased footage from past performances. Today they premiere a version of their catchy track True Love backed by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. 7pm, free, thundamentals.com.au

THURSDAY, JUNE 4

FILM Catch a virtual screening of independent documentary In My Blood It Runs (rated PG), which follows 10-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy, Dujuan, and the prejudices he faces. After the movie filmmaker Maya Newell takes part in a question-and-answer session. 6.30pm, $14.75, inmyblooditruns.com

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

BOOKS Author Imbi Neeme launches her debut novel The Spill (Viking, $32.99), which picked up the 2019 Penguin Literary Prize, via Zoom as she discusses her writing journey in creating the story of a car crash in Western Australia and its effects on a family. 6.30pm, free (bookings essential), penguin.com.au

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

MUSIC Melbourne Digital Concert Hall’s new Aquilina Gala Series kicks off with its first weekly concert, a program of Haydn, Bach and Beethoven performed by violinists Dale Barltrop and Sophie Rowell, string ensemble Quartz Quartet and more. 7.30pm, $30, melbournedigitalconcerthall.com