5 Things To Do in Singapore This Week: 19th to 25th March 2018

There are many opportunities this week to explore the best and the worst of our times, from a documentary festival to a music festival celebrating the resilience of those with disabilities. Those who enjoy art and cocktails will also find the best of both worlds at Skinny’s Lounge and Kult Kafe this week!

Boundaries by Paper in My Attic

Rae Lim at the launch of M Social Communities

Want to know everything about the ancient techniques of folding origami and find inspiration? This Monday sees the start of ‘Boundaries’, an exhibition by self-taught origami art artist, Rae Lim from Paper in my Attic, at M Social Singapore. Having explored different paper designs and folding techniques since she was a child, Lim is known for using her skills to form tessellations and geometric poetry. On the 24th of March, Lim will also be holding an exclusive workshop at the M Social Singapore, where she’ll guide participants in creating their very own origami art.

Boundaries will be exhibiting 19-30 March 2018 at M Social Singapore, 90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259. The workshop is happening 24 March at 4pm; simply register here.

Cocktail Social Series: Skinny’s Lounge & Kult Kafe

A line-up of experiential events designed to bring folks who enjoy art, food, entertainment, and craft cocktails together, Cocktail Social Series will kick off in Singapore on Tuesday (20 March) with a one-night art bazaar, featuring local street and visual artists such as terrarium specialist Ivan Lim of Green Banana and illustrator Si Qi Tan of Laugh and Belly Illustrations, at Boat Quay dive bar Skinny’s Lounge. The party continues the next evening at Kult Kafe, where more artists such as Felicia Ow of Artz de Scrap (who transforms everyday materials into beautiful wearable art) and illustrator Reis Lee will present their art and artworks. Those looking forward to tasty tipples can look forward to craft cocktails made with Altos Tequila, Havana Club, Jameson and Monkey 47. For more information, see here.

Cocktail Social Series is taking place 6pm-10pm on 20th March at Skinny’s Lounge, 82 Boat Quay, #01-02, Singapore 049850, and 6pm-10pm on 21st March at Kult Kafé  11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120. Entrance is free.

Stories that Matter 2018: Screenings

What do Middle Eastern refugees and the American struggle for civil rights have in common? In both cases – and all five documentary features that Objectifs, Centre for Photography and Film are putting up – previously established borders and boundaries have been crossed. This documentary festival is all about confronting the impact of geographical, social, and psychological borders on critical issues affecting all of us today, and looking at the possibilities for collaboration and change. Catch the the Singapore premiere of the acclaimed I Am Not Your Negro (2016), the first documentary on Brexit, Brexitannia (2017), and Taste of Cement (2017), a treatise about Syrians working in construction in Lebanon.

Stories That Matter: Screenings is running 20-24 March 2018, 7.30pm daily, at Objectifs Singapore, 155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977. Tickets are priced at $8 for a single film and $30 for season pass; get them here.

True Colours Festival

Do you appreciate music with your ears or your eyes? What do you feel when you see the emotions of skillful dancers? True Colours is a gathering of the world’s foremost artists and performing talents with disabilities in a multi-faceted celebration of talent. With sensory friendly lighting and music settings, as well as special seating arrangements for wheelchair-users, this is the first time a music festival is made possible in the Asia Pacific region for people with disabilities. In addition to the concerts and performances, True Colours is also organising an international conference on innovations in arts and practices in the light of disability.

True Colours is happening 22 March 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691. Tickets are priced at $30 and are available here.

Mi Casa Es Su Casa

Casa Poncho is throwing their doors wide open this weekend with food, cold (alcoholic) beverages, and great music. Stop at the bar for free flow cocktails on your way in and have a chat with the guest vinyl DJs from Japan, Shock Dem 88. Stroll to the terrace to take in the smells of Latin American barbecue, before enjoying KUNOKINI‘s (Indonesia) live performance of traditional and contemporary world rhythms. Casa Poncho is also celebrating the birthdays of their hosts DJ Justo and MAS1A so head down and experience the true meaning of “Mi Casa Es Su Casa”.

Mi Casa Es Su Casa is happening 24 March 2018, 12pm-1am, at Casa Poncho, 14 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089828.. Tickets are priced from $80 and are available here

Top Image: Taste of Cement

Sybren Rogge

Sybren Rogge is an adventurous spirit with a loving attention for arts and culture. Originally from Amsterdam, he decided to explore the world and now works for City Nomads to dive deep into new trends, great restaurants and bars, parties, festivals, and new exhibitions.