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5 Cool Events To Check Out This Week: January 2 - 6

It’s a new year and we’re all feeling sluggish but if you’re looking for things to do, we’ve got you covered.

ArtScience on Screen: A Sense of Time
A new film series by the ArtScience Museum, A Sense of Time was organised in response to the ongoing Minimalism exhibition and features some of the most respected auteurs working in Asia: Hou Hsiao-hsien, Hong Sang-soo, Jia Zhangke, Kim Ki-duk, Kore-eda Hirokazu and Tsai Ming-liang. The key theme tying all of them together? All the films address themes of “slowness, duration and contemplation”, be it through art direction, imagery or cinematography. It’s a well-curated group of films, including Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Cafe Lumiere (2003) and Kim Ki-Duk’s Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003) that you can’t catch elsewhere now, and best of all they’re screening for free. More details here. On now till March 31, various times ArtScience Museum, 10 Bayfront Avenue The Outer Limits
If you’re a fan of local powerhouses Linying and Sezairi, don’t miss out on this homegrown music festival. The Outer Limits features the two mentioned above, as well as a slew of up-and-comers and comeback acts such as West Grand Boulevard. Best of all, it’s for a great cause as well — the festival is a fund-raiser for The Music Society, Singapore, a non-profit organisation which is involved in some of the biggest local events such as Singapore: Inside Out series, which promotes local talents across diverse genres to overseas audiences. More details here. January 5, 3pm – 10pm Scape Ground Theatre CiNE65 2019: Director's Studio with Kirsten Tan
Love Kirsten Tan’s award-winning film Pop Aye (2017)? Here’s a chance to get up close and personal with the affable director, in this free seminar class organised by ciNE65. Tan will be on hand to discuss her various works, the inspiration and pains that went into making them — so if you’re curious about filmmaking, you know where to be. More details here. January 3, 7.30pm – 8.30pm Objectifs, 155 Middle Road   Taking My Chances — 15 Years of Colour by Jesse Marlow
Here’s a photography exhibition that will resonate (hopefully) with most people — veteran Aussie lensman Jessie Marlow specialises in capturing the minutiae of everyday life; you know, the small moments that are easily overlooked as we go about in our daily hustle. It could be things as mundane as your usual morning bowl of cereal but in Marlow’s hands, they’re imbued with filmic poignancy — making this exhibition a must-see at the Leica Galerie. More details here. January 3 – February 1 Leica Galerie, 1 Fullerton Square   Gimme Shelter
Yes it sucks that holiday season is over but on the bright side, #newyearnewme, right? Try out new genres of music at Gimme Shelter, a free party held at The Projector’s Intermission Bar that promises to play more underrated genres such as electro house, funk and soul grooves. More details here. January 5, 10.30pm till late Intermission Bar, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower