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5 Cool Events To Check Out This Week: Feb 28 - March 3

Though January felt like 84 years, February has whizzed by and we’re already going into March. Check out Objectifs’ meaningful Stories That Matter program, which dissects the power of myths and an arresting new play by local theatre company Pangdemonium, which takes a hard look at the increasingly prevalent problem of cyber bullying. Here, our recommendations.

 

 

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Women Make Film: EDEN
As we go into March, one thing stands out: International Women’s Day. The Projector is celebrating that with a new series called Women Make Film, featuring female-centric works and the first is French director Mia Hansen-Løve’s Daft Punk-inspired flick, Eden, which examines the life of rave culture in its ’90s heyday and the never-ending cycle of partying, drugs and of course, music. More details here. March 1, 7pm – 9.30pm The Projector #05-00 Golden Mile Tower Stories That Matter
Photography mecca Objectifs returns with its annual Stories That Matter programme, in which critical issues are tackled through creative multi-disciplinary channels such as films, exhibitions and seminars. This year’s theme focuses on the concept of myths and how myths continue to have the ability to “inform, obfuscate and empower our most deep seated beliefs” and in turn, shape our perceptions of the world. The film screenings — four in total — touch on diverse topics ranging from nation-building to the hotly debated politicisation of refugees. More details here. On now till April 14 Objectifs, 155 Middle Road Soulfeed Presents Charlotte de Witte
Techno goddess Charlotte de Witte — formerly known as Raving George — has been enjoying a meteoric rise over the past five years or so – and she’s only all of 26. If you like your techno veering towards the minimalist end of things, de Witte is the gig to hit up. More details here. March 1, 10pm – 3am Zouk, 3C River Valley Road First Storeys
One of the highlights at the buzzy new The Future of Our Pasts (TFOOP) festival is First Storeys, conceptualised by young rising artist Sean Cham. First Storeys focuses on the “kampung to metropolis” narrative aka the large-scale resettlement many locals experienced in earlier decades and audiences are invited to participate in a re-enactment of the resettlement. More details here. March 1 – March 10, various times 300 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee Late Company
Local theatre company Pangdemomium (yeap, Adrian Pang is behind it) is putting on its first show of the season, titled Late Company, and the topic is: cyber-bullying and its potentially devastating consequences. Yes while Melania Trump might have clumsily attempted to address the issue, the fact is that cyber-bullying is increasingly a global problem and Singapore reportedly has the world’s second highest rate for cyber-bullying. Starring power players in the local theatre scene such as Janice Koh, this is one meaningful and timely play you shouldn’t miss out on. More details here. On now till March 10, various times  Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place