5 Cool Events This Week: A Pop-up Experience In A Junkyard & More
No Two Alike: Vintage Finds for Conscious Minds
Remember what we said about shopping vintage being a great way to be more environmentally responsible this Christmas? Here’s your chance to do so at this new pop-up market held at The Substation that covers everything from streetwear to jewelry, photography and even homeware. Check out the full list of vendors here. Just remember to bring your own bag.
Dec 21, 12pm – 7pm
The Substation, 45 Armenian Street
Anime Cult Classics: Perfect Blue
The Projector is running a series of adult anime cult classics from the ’80s and ’90s, including cyberpunk masterpiece Akira, which has been cited by everyone from Steven Spielberg to Kanye West as a major cultural influence. There’s also Ghost In The Shell (the original, thank you very much, not the Hollywood version) and interestingly, Perfect Blue, which examines a J-Pop idol turned actress’ entanglement with an obsessed fan and how it affects her mental stability. Get your tickets here.
Dec 20, 8.30pm
The Projector, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower
Soma Folk "cave" pop-up
For the uninitiated, Soma Folk comprises of natural dye artisan Gwen Ma and woodworker Kelvin Ang. From time to time, they host pop-up experiences that invite people to check out their wares – think tote bags, aprons, dresses and assorted accessories fashioned out of fabrics such as hemp and linen, and all dyed by Ma herself. At their pop-ups, you can also expect hand-crafted furniture made by Ang and small ceramic pieces for sale, alongside homemade delicacies such as tea and cake.
Their latest pop-up is once again held at their “cave” – Ang’s expansive studio located at Bukit Timah Junkyard (read: Turf Club). It’s a remote location to be sure, but the one-of-a-kind experience when you reach will make the trek totally worth it. Details here.
On now till Jan 12
Thursdays and Fridays, 3pm – 9pm
Weekends 12pm – 8pm
2 Turf Club Road
Andre Hemer's Images Cast By The Sun
If you’re in the Gillman Barracks area to check out the sprawling Singapore Biennale (there are 11 sites in total spread out over the island), do make sure to make a pitstop at Yavuz Gallery. Kiwi artist Andre Hemer returns for a second exhibition with the gallery and his works, a collage of digital prints and copious layers of paint, are mesmerising. It’s the final week to catch this beautiful show, so don’t miss out. Details here.
On now till Dec 22, 11am – 7pm (weekdays), 12pm – 5pm (Sunday)
Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, #02-23
Check-Hook Remixes: The Gathering
Soulful crooner Charlie Lim will be decamping to London temporarily to work on new music so to wrap things up for the year, he’s throwing on a small, cosy affair at White Label Records. Expect new remixes from his last album, Check-Hook, alongside collaborators such as songstress Linying and DJs Kiat from Syndicate while Dean and Kaye will be repping electronic label Darker Than Wax. Details here.