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Tear The House Down with Misery Index and More, This Week

Events - 05 April 2010 9:22 AM | Updated 16 September 2010

Tear The House Down with Misery Index and More, This Week

We bring you the top 5 must-catch events happening after hours this week. Miss them at your own peril!

1. Misery Index

Fans of Misey Index’s signature metal with strong hardcore punk and grindcore influences, your wait is over, as the Maryland death/grind masters will be in Singapore for the first time this Friday.

Friday only, at the Substation. Tickets from $49 (presale) to $70 (door).


2. The Studios 2010: Home Boxes

Boxes, a medium we use to pack our things and stack them away… and also with them our memories and unsettled feelings. Putting it all aside, we move on – out of sight, out of mind. Then one day, we chance upon these boxes again. The memories and emotions that were so carefully tucked away surfaces suddenly, uncontrollably. And after some hesitation, we go through the boxes again…

This performance features a combination of puppetry, song, movement, drama and culinary offerings as one complete experience while we venture on a journey to explore our old stories and the fragility of our relationships with loved ones.

Thursday only, at the Esplanade Theatre Studio. Tickets at $28.


3. Kick of the week with two acclaimed international film festivals!

Australian Film Festival

2010 marks the 12th annual showcase of contemporary Australian films from internationally-acclaimed directors, producers and actors. This year, the film festival will feature a sport and recreation themed line up of acclaimed Australian films to mark Singapore’s hosting of the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games,.

Films include Love the Beast, Cracker Jack, Razzle Dazzle and Year of the Dogs, among ohers.

Until Tuesday, at GV Grand. Tickets at $10.


Hong Kong Film Festival

The festival will open with Crossing Hennessy, a romantic comedy starring Jacky Cheung and Tang Wei. Other films include the award winning features KJ: Music & Life and The Way We Are, iconic animation McDull Kung Fu Kindergarten and crime thriller Black Ransom. The festival will close with Prince of Tears, Hong Kong’s Oscar entry to the foreign film category.

April 8-11, at Cinema Europa, GV VivoCity. Tickets at $10.


4. Help! I’m a Freelancer and I Haven’t Filed my Taxes!

They’re serving up a shot of fun, mixed with some expertise and a splash of practical skills all shaken (not stirred) and garnished with a wedge of networking. A Six Degrees Happy Hour is a great way to wind down at the end of a hectic week in the lush surroundings of Emily Hill, with a drink, some networking, and best of all you leave with a skill in-hand in one hour flat.

This month, come by to meet someone who can help you figure out and work through your annual (nightmarish) tax filing obligations.

Friday only, at Wild Oats Bar. $16 inclusive of 2 drinks.


5. The Radio Dept Concert

Don’t miss this chance to catch one of the great unsung Swedish pop bands from the last several years, who have been referred to anything from the perfect mix between Saint Etienne and early The Jesus and Mary Chain, and the best songs Pet Shop Boys never wrote, and the album you’d hoped My Bloody Valentine did after "Loveless".

Wednesday only, at Zouk.


For more events on after hours this week, go here.