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5 Cool Events To Check Out This Week: July 31 - Aug 4

Our weekly recommendations of cool events in Singapore, from people to see and places to hit up:

From boutique music festivals to a brand new natural wine bar, here is our round up of cool events to check out this week.

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Later – Performance & Film Screening
If you enjoy checking out experimental art shows, Later has one of the most interesting premises we’ve come across. Later is both a performative visual and sonic show as well as a film screening by the same name. The latter is a short film that follows an artist in her twenties who has just quit her day job, and the unclassifiable relationships (and non-relationships) around her. The art show in turn, is performed by the same cast in the film – a diverse group of creatives and artists from different genres – that aims to encourage the proliferation of cross-disciplinary collaborations and works between not just artists but also those from other creative professions such as writers, dancers and more. We’re excited to see how this unfolds – and you should be too. More details here. Aug 2 – 3, 7.45pm – 10pm kult, 11 Upper Wilkie Road   Tropika
Boutique music festivals are increasingly on the rise in Singapore but Tropika, which debuted last December, sets itself apart with its focus on meshing great music with a socially-conscious ethos. While the inaugural edition took place at Fort Canning, the latest one will be staged at Golden Mile Tower’s car park over two days. Music-wise, don’t come expecting the vanilla – genres include Brazilian funk, Afro-Cuban jazz to Pan-African music, while the accompanying market will have plenty of food and drink options. The second day of festival will be where the social causes segment of Tropika comes in – for example, acclaimed human rights journalist Kirsten Han will be giving a talk on protest culture in Asia and effective engagement with officials at Choice Cuts Goods + Coffee cafe over at Joo Chiat. More details here. Aug 3 – 4, various times Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road Films At The Fort
The always popular Films at the Fort series presented by Casillero del Diablo is back for a seventh edition – this year’s offerings is a mixed bag of documentaries (the Oscar-winning Free Solo, which looks at a professional rock climber’s attempt to scale a vertical cliff without any safety ropes), comedies (The Hustle, Long Shot) as well as feel-good classics such as Shawshank Redemption and the beautiful The Talented Mr Ripley, featuring a pre-Goop Gwyneth Paltrow. Get your tickets here. August 1 – 18 Fort Canning Green  Design Pasar
Some of the nation’s finest craftsmen and design studios will be coming together for Design Pasar – a market modelled after traditional pasar malams but rendered aesthetically appropriate for the design-conscious. Organised by super design studio Foreign Design Policy Group (pictured above, their designs for Chinese New Year red packets), you’ll find Japanese-made ceramics (Supermama), gelatos (Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee), flowers (Floral Magic), design objects (Gallery & Co) and even retro carnival games. More details here. Aug 3, 4pm – 10pm 115 King George’s Avenue The Council x Drunken Farmer: Safari Rave
New natural wine bar Drunken Farmer over at Dempsey Hill will be the location for The Council’s next party – if you’ve been to any of their gigs, they’re always fun, no-judgment affairs (especially if you like house and techno) and we’re curious to see how this one plays out. Get your tickets here. August 2, 10pm – 3am Drunken Farmer, 130E Minden Road