5 things to do this weekend: 24 - 26 February

5 things to do this weekend: 24 - 26 February

Catch a vibe

Text: Meera Navlakha

Image: Facebook | Conrad Centennial,
Facebook | Nicola Anthony

Unwind with underground films and a gin-infused block party

PARTY | Gin-Spired Block Party
This second installment at Conrad Centennial features an outdoor gin bar and barbecue station — all you need for a good weekend. All drinks start at $12, including a red velvet gin and tonic that's topped with frozen raspberries.
Gin and tonic
24 to 25 February from 5pm to 1am at the Conrad Centennial Singapore. For more information, click here.

MUSIC | Transhorizon
Melantun Records is known for its mission to inspire openness to new music and perspectives. With new listening series Transhorizon, it's tackling Donald Trump’s newly-imposed travel ban on Muslim countries by featuring music from the Middle East and North Africa, fight misconceptions along the way. Performers include Ahmad Avant, Deksantal, and Tang Wei, who play anything from Persian-Egyptian funk to Iranian disco to Moroccan gnawa.

24 February from 8.30pm to 11.30pm at Melantun Records. For more information, click here.

FILM | Singapore Cult and Underground Film Festival
As one of the island’s more diversified film events, the Singapore Cult and Underground Film Festival is an annual event held by SCUM Cinema, a society focusing on the more bizarre works of the industry. This year, the festival promises a wide spectrum of film genres, from the black-and-white horror film, Eyes of my Mother, to prison action and documentary.

24 to 26 February at Alliance Française de Singapour. For more information, click here. 

MUSIC | Brew
Local label Darker than Wax is teaming up with the coffee committee in Chye Seng Huat for a new music series, Brew. For its first installment, they're hosting three of the label’s DJs: Funk Bstrd, William J, and RAH.

25 February from 4pm to 9pm at Chye Seng Huat Hardware. For more information, click here.

ART | Ways of Seeing Workshop
London-born artist Nicola Anthony sees the world as a ‘sensory sponge’, and this is a vision she’s ready to share. At the Intersections Gallery this Saturday, Anthony is hosting a workshop, complete with a walk around Kampong Glam and a drawing session. Attendees will sketch and write what they observe, working with Anthony afterwards to share what they’ve found.
Nicola Anthony
25 February from 10:30am to 1pm at Intersections Gallery. For more information, click here.