FILM | AFA10 presents: Fragment - World premiere
For its 10th anniversary, the Asian Film Archive (AFA) presents the world premiere of Fragment, a film that celebrates the diversity of Southeast Asian indie cinema. Kan Lume (Singapore Girl), Wesley Leon Aroozoo (Peep) and Sherman Ong (Lucy and I) represent the contributions from Singapore, together with other regional filmmakers who make up a total of 10 stories. A post-show discussion with directors completes the experience.
30 October, 7.45pm at The Projector. Tickets here.
MUSIC | Island of Dreams
This double-bill gig sees local rock bands In Each Hand a Cutlass and I Am David Sparkle performing 45-minute sets with songs based on a the Singapore Writers Festival theme, Island of Dreams.
30 October, 8pm at Victoria Theatre. Tickets here.
SHOP | The Local People x Noise Singapore Art Market
Blow out the candles for another 10-year-old — this time, it's for Noise Singapore. Join their celebrations at this art market which pools together food, art, and retail vendors including churros favourites Chulop, matcha lovers Matchaya and local skincare outfit Frank Skincare. A soda bar serves up local twists of Kopi-O and Ribena mint.
31 October from morning to late at The Foothills, Fort Canning Park. Full lineup of vendors here.
BOOKS | Unraveling Murakami
Ever wondered what goes behind the scenes of a Haruki Murakami book? Fans of the Japanese author should join the panel involving his peers: Translator Motoyuki Shibata, critic Roland Kelts and Ted Goosen, the translator of Murakami's latest title, Wind/Pinball.
1 November, 2.30pm at The Arts House. Tickets here.
PARTY | Smack by Beach Up feat. La Mamie's and Jeck Hyde
If you can't beat the haze, you might as well just make the most of it — with your N95 mask intact, of course. Head to Tanjong Beach Club's Beat-the-Haze party, where French DJ collective La Mamie's and DJ Jeck Hyde bring out their best poolside hits. From La Mamie's, expect their self-proclaimed spectrum "from disco to techno", while Jeck Hyde, Kilo Lounge's resident DJ will have us on an electro ease.
1 November, 2pm till late at Tanjong Beach Club. For reservations, call 9750 5325.