5 things to do this weekend: 23 — 25 March
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.