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5 Cool Events To Check Out This Week: June 5 - 9

Fans of horror movies are in for a treat this week with the opening of A Fear of Monsters, a film festival that focuses on archival Asian works, while fashion folks should head down to the Substation this Saturday to check out whynot?, an exciting new showcase of young local designers.

A Fear of Monsters
Presented by the Asian Film Archive, A Fear of Monsters focuses on Asian horror flicks dating from the ’50s to the ’00s that have traversed pop culture throughout the ages. Gems include the very first Godzilla from 1954 (that should likely be a much better version than the current one in the theatres), as well as iconic local works such as Orang Minyak (1958) directed by the seminal P.Ramlee. Also on our list: the cult Japanese horror/comedy flick House (1977), which promises to be a riot just based on its kooky images alone. Making the experience more fun: all films will be screened at Singapore’s newest film destination, Oldham Theatre.  Check out the list of films here. June 7 – July 21 Oldham Theatre, 1 Canning Rise whynot?
Now here’s something truly refreshing: whynot? is a brand new initiative that aims to disrupt how graduation fashion shows in Singapore are structured. More broadly, it would seem like they’re aiming to question existing support systems for young local fashion designers – a perennial albatross around their necks. Here’s what to expect: six new graduates will be staging an experimental exhibition cum runway performance this Saturday at The Substation. It’s been a while since we’ve seen an independent, collaborative initiative like this in the local fashion scene – we can’t wait for the show. Entry is free but register for it here and we’ll see you there. June 8, 7pm – 10pm The Substation, 45 Armenian Street Ice Cream Sundays x Mugic: Haw Par Thrilla
Get ready for a day-to-night party at one of Singapore’s most unusual locations – Haw Par Villa, a cultural theme park of sorts that dates back to 1937. Party collective Ice Scream Sundays are known for their fun shindigs and this one looks to be no exception – besides which, the surrealistic settings alone ought to make this party a must-go. Just imagine the pictures you can take for the ‘Gram. Details here. June 8, 3pm – 10.30pm Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Road Bohan Phoenix presented by Collective Minds x Phuture
The Chinese rap scene is going through the roof at the moment and Chinese-born U.S.-based rapper Bohan Phoenix (in red) is one of the fastest-rising names internationally with his effortless bilingual take on rapping, which has netted him a huge fanbase in both countries. While he was last year here in November, he’ll most likely be performing new tracks from his new EP, Yaode. Don’t miss out – more details here. June 8, 10pm – 4am Phuture, 3C River Valley Road Futura: Constellations
It’s the final week to catch graffiti legend Futura’s debut solo exhibition in South-East Asia, which features 30 all-new works created during his residency here last year. If streetwear is more your thing than art, head over to Dover Street Market Singapore to check out his newly relaunched streetwear label, Futura Laboratories, which sees the prolific artist and designer teaming up with exciting talents such as Samuel Ross of A-Cold-Wall*. More tantalisingly, the artist mentioned that he’ll also be releasing a collab with Virgil Abloh that will drop later in the year – keep your eyes peeled. More details here. Till June 9 Gillman Barracks, Lock Road, Block 9, #02-21