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5 Cool Events This Week: Indigo Dye Workshops, Ramengvrl Gig And More

This week in Singapore, check out super cool Indonesian rapper Ramengvrl's gig at a new music space. Into #slowlife? Hit up this new indigo dye workshop with the highly underrated artisan label Soma Folk.
Ramengvrl (w special guest Rriley) presented by Collective Minds
If you’ve yet to get acquainted with Ramengvrl, she is, in a nutshell, one of Indonesia’s most exciting rappers right now. Add the fact that rap remains a largely male-driven genre, especially in Indonesia and it’s all the more pertinent to keep an eye on this rising star. She’ll be performing at new indie music venue 222 Arts Club – twice the reason to check out this gig. Details here. Feb 7, 8pm – 11pm 222 Arts Club, 222 Queen Street  Open Stage
Marina Bay Sands is starting a new live music series featuring talents from around the region and their first edition kick-offs with a lovely trio – bedroom pop faerie Shye, R&B siren Tabitha Nauser and YouTube sensation Renee Dominique, whose popular covers have prompted the likes of Jason Mraz to reach out to her for a collaboration. Details here. Feb 8, 7.15pm – 9.55pm Event Plaza at Marina Bay Sands Indigo workshop with Soma Folk
For the uninitiated, Soma Folk is a homegrown label comprising of indigo dye artisan Gwen Chan and woodworker Kelvin Ang. They’re one of the most underrated names in the local artisan scene yet their skills are the real deal – Chan spent years learning the indigo dye trade in Tokushima, Japan and now they’re holding workshops where you can expect to learn the basics to indigo dyeing. Sign up here now. On now till March 1, various dates and times 4 Jalan Aruan Lee Sea Hyun
South Korean artist Lee Sea Hyun is famous for his signature red oil paintings that depict surreal takes on South and North Korean landscapes, inspired by his time in the army when he surveyed the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at night through infrared goggles. Catch these striking works at his first solo show in Singapore at The Columns Gallery – details here. On now till Feb 8 Tue–Fri 11am–7pm Sat 11am–6pm The Columns Gallery, Blk 22 Lock Rd, Gillman Barracks The HOE DOWN gets around
Let’s just say that 2020 hasn’t been off to a good start – here’s one of the best party series in town to let loose without worrying about being judged. There’ll be fabulous drag queens, unpretentious pop music and good vibes all around – basically all the ingredients for a great night out. Details here. Feb 8, 11pm – 3am Hard Rock Cafe, 50 Cuscaden Road