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5 Cool Events This Week: Archifest 2019, A Clockwork Orange Play And More

F1 has come and gone and with that, the roadblocks. This week, we're looking forward to the opening of Archifest and a new play by local theatre group Teater Ekamatra on Anthony Burgess' dystopian classic A Clockwork Orange.

Archifest 2019

The theme for this year’s Archifest is all about the idea of craft, and there’s plenty to take in, from exhibitions focusing on the conservation of Brutalist buildings to workshops that teach you a new take on kintsugi – the traditional Japanese technique that uses gold to repair broken ceramics. Of course, there’s always the popular Architours, where people get to visit one-of-a-kind private homes and public institutions. More details on the extensive line-up here.

Sept 27 to Oct 9, various times and locations

A Clockwork Orange by Teater Ekamatra

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Teater Ekamatra presents its take on Anthony Burgess's 1962 cult classic, A Clockwork Orange. Adapted by Zulfadli Rashid and directed by Noor Effendy Ibrahim, A Clockwork Orange takes place in a repressive, totalitarian state where ordinary citizens have fallen into a passive stupor of complacency, blind to the seething discontent amongst its youths. The play will be performed by Rizman Putra, Elnie S Mashari, Roslan Kemat, Shafiqhah Efandi, Suhaili Safari, and Izzul Irfan, in Malay with English surtitles.

In a city filled with often-broken promises, I am your good narrator, brother. Now, help yourself. As I warble, and you peet. A dash of blood and a little keroncong. Alas there will be no hollow after our hearts grow stale of crying. 25—29 September 2019 Esplanade Theatre Studio Tickets available at SISTIC: bit.ly/ekaorange Standard: $35 Concession: $28 Early Bird: $28 Early bird 20% discount available till 18 August! Rating to be advised. #aclockworkorange #teaterekamatra

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Local theatre group Teater Ekamatra will be putting a uniquely Singaporean twist on Anthony Burgess’  dystopian classic A Clockwork Orange – here’s the synopsis: the play takes place in a “repressive, totalitarian state where ordinary citizens have fallen into a passive stupor of complacency, blind to the seething discontent amongst its youths.” Sounds about familiar, eh, if you think about recent upheavals in local society. The play will be performed in Malay with English subtitles and going by the revived popularity of dystopian tomes such as George Orwell’s 1984 and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, this localised interpretation looks set to be a thought-provoking affair. Get your tickets here.

Sept 25 – 29, various times

Esplanade Theatre Studio

.Kampong Boogie presents Hotdogs & Hip-hop w/ Pushin’On!

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"The good funky stuff. Always Pushin'On." – DJ Chunk, Pushin'On crew "Growing up in Scotland DJ Chunk (@chad_samson) was exposed to 90’s hip hop listening to Tim Westwood on BBC Radio and watching MTV Yo Raps. This led to a young fascination with recording rap tapes and scratching his parents records on their hi-fi turntable. After some years of collecting records it wasn’t until he moved to Singapore that Chunk took DJing seriously and equipped himself with a pair of Technics 1200’s and a mixer. He is one quarter of the Pushin’On crew with Shellsuit (@sideshowsg @kultkafe), Masterpiece and Dave Code (@dave_code). They ran the monthly funk party at Blu Jaz Cafe bringing some of the best in funk, soul, hip hop, jazz and boogie to the lion city. His sets are a funk journey across genres, continents and old classics to new gems that are filled with fluid bass lines and banging drums to get the floor moving." #pushinoncrew Upcoming gig: Hotdogs & Hip hop w/ Pushin'On! Date: Saturday, 28th September Venue: Victoria Wholesale Centre's rooftop #08-02 Doors: 6.00pm to 12.00am . . . #hotdogsandhiphop #hotdogs #hotdog #fungkeehotdogs #bestlatenighthotdogs #papistacos #taco #tacos #texmex #streettacos #hiphop #hiphopmusic #funk #soul #boogie #jazz #victoriawholesalecentre #rooftopparty #rooftopbar #blockparty

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Independent party collective Kampong Boogie is staging its next party at the new rooftop of Victoria Wholesale Centre. As always, it’s a no-frills event that focuses on great music, cheap eats and a plain ol’ good time – exactly what we need after all the glitz of last week’s F1. Details here.

Sept 28, 6pm – 12am

Victoria Wholesale Centre, 101 Kallang Avenue

The Analog Assembly 2019

Vinyl lovers can’t afford to miss out on this market where some of Singapore’s best vinyl purveyors are grouping together to hawk their wares, such as Kitchen Label and Ujikaji. There will be exclusive merch to cop, as well a special vinyl cleaning service, so feel free to bring your beloved finds down while you’re at it. Details here.

Sept 28, 2pm – 7pm

Intermission Bar, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower

Film screening of McQueen

Scheduled as part of Archifest’s cinematic offerings, McQueen (2018) revisits some of the late designer’s most iconic collections (there were so many and to us, he’s probably the greatest showman in fashion). It also includes never before seen, lo-fi footage of the designer in his early days before he became a household name, but to be honest, we’re going to catch this documentary no matter what. Get your tickets here.

Sept 28 (8.30pm), Oct 6 (5pm) and Oct 11 (8.30pm)

The Projector, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower