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5 Cool Events This Week: Japanese Tea Ceremony, Ultra Singapore And More

Massive music parties this week – both for the EDM and indie sets. But if you’re not into either, we suggest you head over to National Gallery for a tea ceremony on its rooftop, set amidst a bamboo maze. Intrigued?


Devendra Banhart
Venezuelan-American folk musician Devendra Banhart will be in town for the first time, and the indie set will be sure to be out in force for his gig at The Projector. Known for a mix of soft rock and melodic folk music, Banhart is practically the poster face of what was once known as hipsters. He’ll be performing with Grammy-award winner Noah Georgeson for an exclusive set together as well. Sounds exciting. More details here. June 14, 7.30-10pm The Projector, #05-00 Golden Mile Complex Rirkrit Day
If you’re a fan of all things Japanese, you might want to check out this installation by critically acclaimed Argentinian artist Rirkrit Tiravanija on the roof top of the National Gallery. A specially commissioned artwork, it consists of a large-scale bamboo maze with a Japanese tea house at its centre. This Saturday, you’ll get the chance to take part in a traditional tea ceremony (for free) that’s held within the installation – how cool is that? More details here. June 16, 11am – 5pm National Gallery, 1 St.Andrew’s Road Loveless
If you missed the first screening, here’s your second (and final) chance at redemption. Here’s what we said about this film screening the previous time: One of Russia’s most acclaimed directors – Andrey Zvyagintsev – is back with his latest work, Loveless. It tells the story of an estranged couple, each with a new partner and in the middle of an embattled divorce. While the parents can’t wait to officially separate, things are abruptly put on hold when their 12-year-old disappears after playing witness to yet another one of their fights. More details here. June 17, 5pm – 7.15pm The Projector, #05-00 Golden Mile Complex   Ultra Music Festival
The third installation of one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals is just around the corner and it features a spectacular lineup, which includes a variety of popular and respectable acts like DJ Snake and Afrojack. It really doesn’t matter whether you’re in it for the music, the festival vibes or just love to party, this is the dance party you can’t miss out on. More details here. June 15 – 16 1 Bayfront Avenue Aestheticity by Kevin Lee
Photography mecca DECK is throwing on an exhibition by acclaimed art lensman Kevin Lee that’s themed around two bodies of his work – Tapestry of Tents and Suddenly The Grass Became Greener, the latter of which looks at Singapore on her 50th birthday, and the passing of her gardener (presumably the late Lee Kuan Yew). More details here. June 13 – July 1 DECK, 120a Prinsep Street