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5 Cool Events To Check Out This Week: Nov 28 - Dec 2

We’re heading into December and you know what that means – non-stop Christmas jingles and rampant consumerism. Escape from the crowds with our recommendations:

The Travelling Cat Chronicles x Cat Welfare Society
Based on the eponymous best-selling novel by Hiro Arikawa, The Travelling Cat Chronicles comes from the perspective of the cat, Nana who after being injured by a car, is taken in by a kindly stranger, Satoru. Long story short, after a lovely five years living together, Satoru has to rehome the cat for reasons unclear but be forewarned, we hear it’s a real tear-jerker. For all the cat ladies and gents out there, there’ll also be a simultaneous kitty adoption drive taking place, organised by non-profit org Cat Welfare Society. For every ticket sold, The Projector will donate a dollar to Cat Welfare Society, so it’s the purrfect spot to be this Saturday if you, like us, obsess over one too many cat videos. More details here. December 1, 1pm – 6pm (movie screens at 2.30pm) The Projector, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower   Tropika 1st Edition
A new local brand that brands itself as “focused on global music, art and film that aims to connect socially conscious individuals”, they’re putting on their first outdoor party this weekend at Fort Canning. What to look out for: a well-curated list of DJs and musicians (Darker Than Wax, Daniel Haaksman, Deborah Emmanuel and more), wholesome food stalls as well as a series of panel discussions touching on topics such as the state of the music scene in Singapore. More details here. December 2, 2pm – 11pm Fort Canning Park, Fort Gate Chinatown Market after-party with Eatmepoptart
Putting a fresh spin on the usual presentation format, American streetwear label Chinatown Market will be throwing a party with party stalwart Eatmepoptart, featuring their wares alongside Britpop, alternative rock, electro and indie pop dance anthems. If you’re a fan of the label, founder Mike Cherman will be there in person but if not, it sounds like a great party to be at, either way. More details here. November 29, 10pm – 3am Nineteen80, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road Culture Cartel
If you have even the faintest interest in streetwear, you won’t want to miss out on Culture Cartel. A one-stop-shop event that promises to cover various aspects of the culture (such as toys, art and tattoos), there’ll be tons of things to see and do there, such as local and regional musicians, tattoo artists and film screenings. Of course, if you’re just there for the threads, there’ll be exclusive kicks that you can win via raffle draws and loads of one-off collab pieces from merchants such as Vans, Levi’s and SBTG. More details here. December 1 – 2, 11am – 9pm F1 Pit Building Singapore International Film Festival 2018
The ultimate in local film festivals finally kicks off this week, and unlike the numerous country-specific festivals (Japanese, Iranian, German, French — you name it) that dot our calendar all year round, the Singapore International Film Festival features a total of 103 works sourced from 44 countries, spread out over 12 days. Overwhelmed by the number of films on offer? Check out our recommendations here. Nov 28 – Dec 9  Various locations