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5 Cool Events To Check Out This Week: March 27 - 31

Boy Erased + BLD
Boy Erased, an understated yet impactful film that stars Nicole Kidman and rising actor Lucas Hedges, focuses on the son of a Baptist preacher forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being outed to his parents against his will. It’s sadly a story that still happens in 2019.   But what makes this screening a must-watch is its pairing with Benjamin’s Last Day At Katong Swimming Complex — an award-winning short film on a young boy’s sexual awakening by local director Chai Yee Wei that’s finally debuting in Singapore after nabbing the top prize at the Short Shorts International Film Festival last year. More details here. March 30 and 31, 8.20pm and 7.30pm respectively The Projector, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower Zine Exhibition — Deszinenation: Ground Zero
Zines, that ubiquitous icon of ’90s DIY culture, as you might have have read in our January issue, are experiencing a revival in Singapore and globally. But what’s next though? That’s what the Singapore Art Book Fair and local collective Squelch Zines (probably the foremost authority on zines in Singapore) are attempting to tackle with a new exhibition, Deszinenation. Expect a wide array of zines contributed from all over the world, an augmented reality showcase predicting the future of zines, interactive installations and topics such as the digitisation of zines, a medium that’s famously reliant on DIY handwork. More details here. March 29 – April 12 Supernormal, 101 Desker Road Earth Hour 2019
Recent years have seen increasingly horrifying headlines about the environment – from the record-breaking summer temperatures (and fires, hello California) all over the world last year to the news that 60% of biodiversity on the planet has declined, it can get really disheartening. But as a silver lining, more people are starting to do their part through various means.   One of the easiest way to start? Check out Earth Hour 2019 — the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment returns for a three-day festival at Marina Bay. Highlights include live performances by headliners including Sezairi and Preetipls, and various workshops where you can learn how to switch to a more sustainable lifestyle. Foodies will probably gravitate towards the immensely popular plant-based Impossible Burgers that reportedly tastes just like the real deal. We’ll see you there. More details here. March 29 – 31, various times Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza Jalan Kelab Malam: An Outdoor Street Party
Multi-function art space and restaurant Telok Ayer Arts Club is putting on a street party that’ll see the lane closed to cars. Expect old-school grub with a new twist, such as homemade (spiked) Ice Kacang cocktail and Roti Johns on crack and top-notch music courtesy of DJ Aldrin, Mr. Has, Maurice Simon and more. March 30, 5pm – 12am  Telok Ayer Arts Club, 2 McCallum Street Drunken Farmer
Fact: natural wines (that is, wines that have the “lowest possible intervention” — read: little to zero synthetic chemicals and processing) are an increasingly popular choice globally. It’s also taking off in Singapore (see Le Bon Funk) and the latest entrant is Drunken Farmer, a fun, travelling pop-up natural wine bar by the ever innovative lifestyle empire Spa Esprit Group.   Over a period of three months, the pop-up will be offering more than 90 natural wine labels from all over the world, all of which promise to be healthier for the consumer and for the environment – something we can all get behind. There’ll be fresh oysters, charcuterie and nutty cheeses to pair with the wines as well. Expect Drunken Farmer to sprout up across the island, starting at Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari. More details here. Opens March 29, 6pm – 11pm Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari, 130E Minden Road