5 things to do this weekend: 20 - 22 October

5 things to do this weekend: 20 - 22 October

Urban adventures

Text: Adibah Isa

Image: Image of Marina Abramovic: Courtesy COLLEZIONE LA GAIA,

Urban Ventures and Singapore's animation film festival return

PARTY | Urban Ventures Street Party - No. 7 by LOPELAB
Keong Saik Road is bringing back their famed street festival, this time with bands such as Midst, Cosmic Child and Subsonic Eye providing some good old ambient, shoegaze and electronic vibes. Check out a drag queen lip sync battle, join a sunset beer yoga session and take part in a tour to learn about Keong Saik's sordid, naughtier past. A pop-up by Affordable Art Fair is a taste of what's to come, too.

Arya Dunn, Singapore drag queen

21 October, 4pm to 10.30pm at Keong Saik Road.

DANCE | A Map of Scars, Bruises and Broken Bones
Check out a performance based on skin, flesh and wrinkles during the closing weekend of Discipline the City Exhibition. A dance that sees performance traversing the exhibition space, the performers will draw from their own lives as they engage in a ritual of holding and washing. 

Pat Toh

21 October, 4.30pm to 6.30pm at The Substation.

FILM | Cartoons Underground
In its sixth year, Singapore's indie animation festival returns with the launch of three Golden Durian awards: Best film best director and a 'People's Choice' award. Judges include representatives from LASALLE and Industrial Light & Magic as long as local directors the Zhuang Brothers. Check out films that showcased at Ottawa and Zagreb Animation festivals, as well as Edinburgh film festival. On top of that, you can also check out kult's current urban and street art show with works under $200.

21 October, 6pm to 10.30pm at kult. 

MUSIC | Anoraak live in Singapore
Nantes native Frédéric Rivière returns to Singapore, this time high off the release of his latest record, Black Gold Sun, a collection of summer-friendly tunes that'll encapsulate a road trip in just one heady night. 

21 October, 9pm till late at Canvas.