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SG Climate Rally

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This Is Not A Total Defence Drill. #SGClimateRally

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This is Singapore’s answer to the colossus that is Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. If you don’t know who she is, Thunberg kickstarted the school strike for climate crisis initiative, which became a global movement involving more than a million students worldwide. In response, a group of local students have taken it upon themselves to create the first physical rally for climate crisis – the SG Climate Rally. Things to expect include face-painting and postcard-writing sessions, a diverse range of speakers including an 11-year-old student, a die-in (a form of protest where participants simulate being dead) , before concluding with a solidarity picnic that all are welcome to join. More details can be found on their Instagram.

Sept 21, 3pm – 6pm

Hong Lim Park 

Art After Dark

Yes we’ve all been to an Art After Dark party but this time it’ll be on steroids as this edition will be celebrating Gillman Barracks’ seventh anniversary. Highlights to watch out for include outdoor puppet performances featuring a 4.5-metre-tall puppet The Rubbish Prince (pictured here), as well as a futuristic “capsule museum” where young artists working with a variety of technologies imagine a possible museum from the future where artificially intelligent beings from the year 2365 try to imagine and remember how humans in the present interact with technology. Details here.

Sept 20, 7pm – 11pm

Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road

Fred Perry Subculture Live

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Fred Perry has always been known to throw pretty good parties and their latest sees them taking over independent art space DECK for a two-day music and street culture festival. Day one sees both veteran and up-and-coming talents such as Poptart staple DJ KiDG and crooner Charlie Lim, while independent platform Singapore Community Radio, party organisers Ice Cream Sundays and Revision Music will helm day two, complete with booze, live tattoo sessions and a photography exhibition to round up the entertainment. Details here.

Sept 20 – 21, various times

DECK, 120A Prinsep Street

BlackKaji ArtScience Late

ArtScience Late, the museum’s signature music series, returns with a whooper this week – combining experimental music sets (SG art rock legends The Observatory), an installation set (Japanese art trio THE GREAT △) and a live cinema performance by artist Greg Pope (Oslo). Details here.

Sept 19, 7pm – 10pm

ArtScience Musuem, 10 Bayfront Avenue

The Jugular Vein

Singapore’s newest, crowdfunded theatre group The Haque Collective caught our eye with its aim to making acting accessible to anyone with a passion for the art. And now they’re putting on their first play, titled The Jugular Vein, a dark comedy centered around an all-women cast who over the course of a bachelorette party, come to realise that they don’t like each other as much as they thought. The play will only be on for one weekend and tickets are moving fast, so act quickly.

Sept 19 – 22, various times

Centre 42, 42 Waterloo Street