Street Superior 2019
Sneakerheads, make a beeline for *Scape this weekend. Premier sneaker and subculture festival Street Superior will be taking over the mall with a myriad of activities, including a marketplace for grail seekers and vintage hunters, parkour competitions, a toy convention for serious collectors, a Supreme skateboard showcase, a pop-up cinema, tattoo stations and more, all spread out over five levels. Get your tickets here.
Nov 2 – 3, 12pm – 10pm
*Scape, 2 Orchard Link
The . Of All This
Jointly presented by independent fashion collective Why Not? and creative studio Such A Mood, their first community mixer sees a diverse array of speakers touching on various aspects of fashion, such as the relevance of fashion shows in 2019 and fashion itself as a form of art. Female editor Noelle Loh will be on hand as a speaker as well. Come to hear from different ends of the spectrum – reserve a spot here.
Nov 2, 3pm – 8pm
White Label Records, 28 Ann Siang Road
Singapore Writers Festival 2019
The Singapore Writers Festival is back for a 22nd edition, helmed by lauded poet and first-time festival director Pooja Nansi. Under her charge, the festival is emphasising a focus on language – especially local ones – and their relationship with forming an identity. Headliners this year include Jamaican author Marlon James, winner of the 2015 Man Booker prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings and Korean-American writer Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko, a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction. Explore the full line-up here.
Nov 1 – 10, Civic District
The Conscious Festival
This is no small affair; the Conscious Festival is one of the most visible and critical events in the local sustainability scene. Back for a fifth edition, there are ticketed talks led by experts in various fields such as mental well-being, how businesses can be reformed at a more meaningful level to tackle climate change and lastly, how the younger generation can be actively involved. There are also workshops and a marketplace to cater to those who might be taking their first steps into the scene – check out the full line-up here.
Nov 2 – 3, various times
It’s the final weekend to catch the much-raved-about play Merdeka written by feted local playwright Alfian Sa’at, which has been so popular Wild Rice had to put on additional performances. Malay for independence, Merdeka is a hodgepodge of stories drawn from locals across the past 150 years of Singapore’s history, such as the little-known Rani of Jhansi regiment, a group of Indian women fighters in South-east Asia during World War II. The play is meant to question Singapore’s complex relationship with colonialism – the common perception is that the Singapore is often seen as a poster child for successful colonialism and even till today, continues to glorify certain aspects of it – see this year being marked to “commemorate” the 200th year of British arrival in Singapore. This is certainly one play not to miss out on – get your tickets here.
On till Nov 2
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ Wild Rice, Level 4 Funan , 107 North Bridge Road