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5 Cool Events To Check Out This Week: August 10 - 12

In Time To Come
Veteran filmmaker Tan Pin Pin is well-known for her introspective documentaries that often examine poignant sides to Singapore – such as her 2013 work To Singapore, With Love, which came under intense scrutiny a few years ago when it was banned from all showings locally: the topic dealt with politic exiles. This time, Tan is back with In Time To Come, which focuses on time capsules – one from 25 years ago that contains “relics” such as a copy of Yellow Pages and a pager, while a second capsule is prepared for the future. The film has received rave reviews, and it’s surely a more thoughtful way to spend National Day than the usual festivities. More details here. August 9, 9pm – 10pm Gardens By the Bay, Cannonball Room Phum Viphurit presented by Collective Minds x Kilo Lounge
Phum Viphurit is one of Thailand’s most exciting names in the indie folk pop scene right now (and at all of 21) – his Lover Boy MV went viral, garnering more than 14 million views on Youtube since it debuted in March, not too shabby at all. Now you can catch him at his debut gig in Singapore at Kilo Lounge this Friday but he’s not the only reason you should make your way down – local dream pop band Sobs will be the opening act. Sobs has been in our sights for awhile now and judging from their numerous gigs in recent months, they’re definitely one of the most promising bands in Singapore right now. More details here. August 10, 8pm onwards Kilo Lounge, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-02/04   Electric Feel: Stand Up Stand Up for the 80s // 8 Aug 2018
If you live for the ’80s (kids, take a break from the ’90s please), you can’t miss out on Pop Tart’s latest themed party. Expect a whole load of Kylie, Cyndi, Maddie, Rick, Michael, Prince, Janet, Wham, Depeche Mode, New Order, Talking Heads, The Cure, as well as the many one-hit wonders of the decade. More details here. August 8, 10.30pm – 4am Tuff Club, 138 Robinson Road #19-01   Films At The Fort
The popular Films At The Fort festival is back once again, though this year it seems to have gone for a mix of crowd-pleasers (The Notebook, The Matrix), socially-conscious works (The Florida Project) and critically-acclaimed flicks such as The Disaster Artist, instead of the usual roster of the current year’s Oscar nominees. If it makes the festival more egalitarian, who are we to argue? More details here. On till August 19, various times Fort Canning Green The New Now 2: Vivid and Veiled
Gajah Gallery is well-known within local art circles for championing young, emerging artists and following the success of their “New Now” series, they’re putting on a second edition featuring seven new names on the scene – Gerald Tay, Muhammad Masuri, Ong Si Hui, Shayne Phua, Tan Shao Qi, Jay Ho and Vivian Loh – who work across various mediums such as painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and paper cut. If you enjoy discovering rising stars, this is as good a place as any to find them. More details here. Till August 12  Gajah Gallery, 39 Keppel Road Tanjong Pagar Distripark #03-04