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5 Cool Things To Do This Week: Queer Zine Fest And More

Under the Bridge: Back2Basics
The Under The Bridge party organisers are back – they’re known for throwing parties at secret locations – and this time is no different. The location will only be disclosed on the day itself and entry is free. Expect glitch hop (think of this as EDM but with some snazzy glitch effects), break beat, drum & bass, electro swing, dubstep and everything in between – there’ll reportedly be a line-up of local and international DJs. That’s not all: bring your swim things because we hear there’ll be giant floats and pools. More details here. July 14, 7pm – 3am Singapore Shorts '18
If you’re a regular at film festivals/The Projector, don’t miss out on the inaugural Singapore Shorts – a showcase of the best and most promising local short films. While audiences are typically used to feature films (full-length works), those also cost a bomb to produce and short works by young directors (who might just be the next Anthony Chen) equally deserve the spotlight. Besides the current crop of films, there’ll also be Q&A with the directors and a slate of older works from the Asian Film Archives’ collection. More details here. July 13 – July 15, various times Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore Queer Zinefest
Hot on the heels of the recently concluded Singapore Art Book Fair comes the Queer ‘Zinefest, touted as the first of its kind locally. There’ll be 20 artists from here and around the region representing different perspectives of the LGBTQ community, as well as live music sets and workshops that range from teaching you how to make a ‘zine to T-shirt painting – it’s a great way to celebrate the scene before Pink Dot comes around on July 21. More details here. July 14, 12.30pm – 5.30pm Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampung Bugis #01-01 Buns 'N' Roses
Self-avowed fan of rock n roll forever? Buns ‘N’ Roses, the new party by dining stalwart OverEasy, will be your new home every Friday night – no prizes for guessing the origins of the name. They promise epic beer pong battles, inking sessions by local artists and of course, head-banging music by the masters of the genre – Smashing Pumpkins, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers – you get the idea. More details here. July 13, 9pm – late OverEasy Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road #01-06 I Will Survive
No, not that Gloria Gaynor song but an anthology of real-life accounts by LGBT folks from all walks of life. Beyond the fun and cheeriness of key events such as Pink Dot, it’s a good reminder that the problems and microaggressions encountered by ordinary LGBT folks are very real indeed. More details here. July 13, 7pm – 8pm BooksActually, 9 Yong Siak Street