SINGAPORE (July 22): At the movies

BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE

Fans of Korean boy band BTS will be thrilled to watch this documentary, which follows its seven members in their Love Yourself World Tour. BTS (also known as the Bangtan Boys) is one of South Korea’s best-selling artistes and has sold a record 14 million albums worldwide. The film captures the behind-the-scenes look at their tour, such as their gruelling concert schedule and conversations with each other. Movie opens on Aug 7 (main image).

FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw respectively in this action movie. Idris Elba joins the cast as a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist out to destroy humanity. The duo, with the help of Shaw’s sister, who happens to be a M16 agent, join forces to bring down the bad guy. The cast also includes Helen Mirren and Vanessa Kirby. Movie opens on Aug 1.


CONTEMPLATE: A SOLO EXHIBITION BY JASON LIM

Singaporean ceramist and performance artist Jason Lim showcases a new series of ceramic interpretations of small items found in nature, such as tree branches, rocks and stones — the mundane things that vibrate with life. In this exhibition, Lim uses a diverse array of materials such as clay, stainless steel and asphalt to give life to oddly shaped objects. To him, rocks and stones carry the ideas of stability, permanence and eternity — with rock formations symbolising the passage of time, a record of history. The sculptures produced for the show attempt to convey this idea of beauty in the wear and tear of daily use, an allure that comes with age. Lim studied at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours). He attained his master’s degree in fine arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (LaSalle College of the Arts) in 2003.

Date: Until Aug 4
Venue: Gajah Gallery Singapore, 39 Keppel Road, 03-04, Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Admission: Free
Opening hours: 11am to 7pm (weekdays); noon to 6pm (weekends and public holidays)

EURASIAN FESTIVAL

This year, the Eurasian community celebrates its 100th anniversary with a festival that traces the progress and contributions of Eurasians to nationbuilding. Supported by the People’s Association, the Eurasian Festival also marks a step in the establishment of the Eurasian community in Singapore. The event will be officiated by guest of honour, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. What’s a Eurasian party without the classic sugee cake? A 40kg cake will make its appearance at the festival and be recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. To learn more, visit the Cultural Exhibition. It features traditional handicraft such as crocheting and one can indulge in Eurasian cuisine by Chef Quentin Pereira.

Date: July 27
Time: 2pm to 6pm Venue: Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk
Admission: Free


THE FIFTY CENTS FEST

Food lovers rejoice! The feast fest organised by Select Group and Chinatown Food Street is back for its fourth edition. The theme this time is Hokkien heritage. Visitors will be able to sample a variety of traditional dishes such as Hokkienstyle rice, noodles and nourishing soups, snacks, small pastries as well as ice-cold desserts and drinks from more than 40 stalls. Heritage restaurants such as Beng Hiang, an established Hokkien restaurant founded in 1978 and well known for its melt-in-the-mouth kong ba bao (braised pork belly bun), have also been invited. Kim Choo Kueh Chang, an iconic brand in Singapore since 1945, will be presenting its traditional Hokkien rice dumplings.

Date: July 27 and 28
Time: 11am to 11pm
Venue: Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street
Admission: Free

MARTINI FANTASIES

Nutmeg & Clove has dedicated the month of July to the martini. On July 23, purists will be able to enjoy the classic martini. To get the classics perfect, former president of the UK Bartender’s Guild and owner of The Donovan Bar in London, Salvatore Calabrese, will shake or stir up the best. On July 30, bar manager Martina Breznanova (pictured) of The Gibson in London (No 6, World’s 50 Best Bars 2016 and No 21, World’s 50 Best Bars 2017) will please your taste buds with a martini that is shaken or stirred, dry or dirty, or with a twist — the choice is yours.

Date: July 23
Time: 8pm to 11pm
Guest bartender: Salvatore Calebrese from The Donovan Bar, London

Date: July 30
Time: 8pm to 12am
Guest bartender: Martina Breznanova from The Gibson, London
Venue: Nutmeg & Clove, 10A Ann Siang Hill