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5 Cool Events This Week: Why Not? Party, A Special Parasite Screening And More

If the thought of overpriced flowers and cheesy dinners for Valentine's Day turns you off, we've got some pretty rad alternatives to recommend.
Undescribed #5
For the uninitiated, Undescribed is an annual initiative by photography mecca DECK to spotlight emerging artists and creatives, most of whom are recent graduates from art schools. It will be presenting works that seek to challenge how the medium of photography is approached within the world of art – we’re particularly enamoured with the works of fast-rising photographer Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee, who we first profiled in 2017 for her striking photographs that present multi-faceted interpretations of Asian women. Details here. (Illustrative image: Courtesy of Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee, first published in Female‘s November 2017 issue) Feb 13 – 27 DECK, 120A Prinsep Street   Y Party #1
Fashion and art collective Why Not? has been one of the most buzzy (self) initiatives in Singapore since it debuted last year as a platform to showcase their works on their own terms and now, they’re throwing a party to raise funds for their upcoming second edition. #supportlocal may sound cliched but if it’s anything like what they’ve shown us the first time round, we’re 100% behind this innovative and mushrooming group of young designers and creatives. Details here. Feb 15, 11pm – 4am Somewhere, 15 Phillip Street Parasite
You’ll have heard all about how Bong Joon-ho’s black social commentary film Parasite became the first non-English work to win the Best Picture at this year’s Oscars – now catch it in a special black-and-white version edited by the director himself. Is it worth watching the same film twice? Not always, but in the case of Parasite, it’s a firm yes. And for those of you who have yet to watch it, get cracking – the Projector is showing both the original version and the new monochromatic edition. Tickets here. Feb 15, 2.30pm and Feb 19, 7.40pm The Projector, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower Makan Matters with 'The Hungry Hopefuls"
Makan Matters is a relatively new pop-up food series that aims to bring in unusual perspectives to eating – anyone from home chefs to artists to anthropologists and more are welcomed to partake in this communal dining experience that often comes with a “visual presentation or performative element”. For this edition, three “hungry hopefuls” will be bringing you through a deeply personal gastronomic journey meant to evoke memories of Turkey and Georgia. Consider us intrigued – we’d recommend booking a spot ASAP. Feb 15, 7pm – 10pm Telok Ayer Arts Club, 2 McCallum Street Actually Affordable Artist Market
With all pieces capped at $300 and below, this is one artist market that actually deserves the moniker. They’ll be featuring a line-up of more than a dozen local artists and creatives, along with live sets by the good folks over at Darker Than Wax – in other words, the perfect setting for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Details here. Feb 16, 2pm – 7pm Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis