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5 Cool Events This Week: Pangdemonium's First Play Of 2020, Singapore's Only Drum And Bass Party & More

While plenty of events have been cancelled or postponed, it's theatre season in Singapore - don't miss out on Pangdemonium's touching new play, The Son.
Sub City: Singapore's Only Drum & Bass Party
Drum and bass might have cooled off in recent years but stalwart Sub City is continuing the flame with its ongoing parties, this time held at Tempura Oji, a new-ish Japanese gastrobar on Kreta Ayer Road that comes with its own hidden party den. Those who like underground parties would do well to check out this spot – it’s been playing host to parties by various independent collectives. Details here.   Feb 21, 8pm – 1am   Tempura Oji, 51 Kreta Ayer Road The Importance Of Being Earnest
Wild Rice is starting off its 2020 season with a spin on Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest – it’s an all-male ensemble cast here (including Chua Enlai, Hossan Leong, Ivan Heng and Lim Kay Siu) – that explores topics such as courtship, hidden identities and the foibles of high society. We could all do with a laugh these days, so get your tickets here.   On now till Mar 8, various times    Wild Rice @ Funan, Level 4, 107 North Bridge Road The Son
Independent theatre company Pangedemonium’s latest play looks set to contribute to the ongoing and urgent conversation on mental health struggles among today’s youths – titled The Son, it’s written by the internationally acclaimed playwright Florian Zeller and focuses on the story of a family struggling to save a loved one who’s increasingly spiralling into depression.   FYI, three local theatre companies – Pangdemonium, Wild Rice and the Singapore Repertory Theatre have banded together in light of the ongoing coronavirus situation and are offering discounts if you buy tickets from any of the three shows from the respective companies. Seriously, don’t miss out – get your tickets here.   Feb 20 – Mar 7, various dates and times   Drama Theatre, National Library, 100 Victoria Street Singapore Really Really Free Market by Post-Museum
Now, while the Singapore Really Really Free Market (yes, really, nothing is for sale and everything is free) has been around for many years, this is the first time it’s taking place at Gillman Barracks as part of the ongoing Singapore Biennale. If you’re unfamiliar with the market, it’s based on the “concept of giving and building a community through sharing resources”. Cynics may dismiss this as utopianism but hey, we could all do with some toning down of the cynicism already; there’s enough out there. And since you’re already in the neighbourhood, do take the chance to check out the Singapore Biennale exhibits at Gillman Barracks. Details here.   Feb 22, 3pm – 6pm   Block 9, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road Sunday Social Market
Prolific DJ and instigator of some of Singapore’s coolest pop-up parties, Zig Zach is back with his signature Sunday Social series, where you can expect good house music and hearty roasts alongside local vendors and craftsmen hawking everything from artisanal bread to “clean” beauty products. Details here.   Feb 23, 12pm – 10pm   Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampung Bugis