5 things to do this weekend: 23 — 25 March

5 things to do this weekend: 23 — 25 March

Music Friday

Text: Rachel Chan

Image: Instagram | nikoseconomopoulos,
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Watch James Blunt, see a grim side of the Balkans and catch a music documentary with an after-party

CONCERT | James Blunt The Afterlove Tour
The man responsible for posting sad savage tweets and singing 'You're Beautiful' (yes, that guy) will be coming to our shores for the Asian leg of his tour. Relive the songs that kick-started his career and his latest album, The Afterlove, with his voice that can be recognised anywhere.

23 March, 8pm at The Max Pavillion.

FILM | If I Think Of Germany At Night + After Party with Ata
Catch the premiere of this documentary in Southeast Asia and see what goes on behind the scenes of five DJs at work in the electronic dance music industry. Directed by Romuald Karmarkar, his fourth documentary to date features Ricardo Villalobos, Sonja Moonear, Move D, Ata and Roman Flügel. Ata, a German DJ who started his career during the '80s and with a string of record labels to his name (such as Ongaku Musik and Playhouse) will be helming the decks at the after-party at Intermission Bar.

23 March, 9am to 2pm at The Projector.

FILM | Documentary Screenings: Stories That Matter - Borders
Watch the premieres of five documentaries that depict what humanity has become, from the struggles of refugees in Europe in Stranger in Paradise to American civil rights movements throughout the years in I Am Not Your Negro. Catch Brexitannia by London-based director Timothy George Kelly, where he captures the opinions of the British after the infamous Brexit in 2016.

Till 24 March, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Chapel Gallery, Objectifs.

PARTY | Soul Vibe Sundays
Hosted by MAS1A, shimmy to reggae music from Japan's SHOCKDEM88 (who'll be spinning a vinyl set), Zimbabwe's MAKSIBS and local DJ Kenito. With vendors brought in by Mind + Mortar, bring along a mat for a zen yoga session and cop some sneakers during the event.

25 March, 2pm to 10pm at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club.

PHOTOGRAPHY | A Sense of Home by Magnum Photographer Nikos Economopoulos
Showcasing in Southeast Asia for the first time, get transported back to Greek photographer Nikos Economopoulos' life in his home country and the Balkan peninsula. Providing a stripped down version of the effects war, marginalised societies and history, his signature black and white photos will evoke a sense of awareness to a region that’s often seen in postcard-perfect travel snapshots. Economopoulos' prints are also on sale.
Nikos Economopoulos exhibition singapore

Till 29 May, 10am to 8pm at Leica Store Singapore.