weekend recommendation

You Need to See New York's Loudest Band Live, Watch a Christmas Horror Classic, and So Much More This Weekend

If you feel like it, get some tattoos to wrap up the year at 'MARKA SAMCARA' in Bandung.
Illustrations by Dini Lestari

Looking for some stuff to catch up on this weekend? Whether it's TV, movies, books, or anything in between—VICE has you covered. Read on for our staff recommendations on what to take in during your downtime:

GET INKED BY THE WOMEN OF 'FAT VELVET'

Fat Velvet, an all-woman collective is holding a celebration of art, music, and the body in Bandung. There will be tattoo artists such as Little Fortress, Glazed Handpoke, and many more, to give you your year-end tattoos. There’s also a photography exhibition, a film screening on tattoo culture in jail, and performances by artists and DJs. Don't miss this, especially if you live in Bandung! —Rizky Rahadianto

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WATCH CANADIAN HORROR CLASSIC 'BLACK CHRISTMAS'

Black Christmas (1974) is one of the most important Canadian horror films ever made—a decidedly gimmick-free spookshow that weaves terror and humor into a festive holiday package. Conventionally, in a horror film, promiscuous teens are the first to fall under the killer's blade, but just the opposite is true in this one. Its heroine, Jess, is not only pregnant, but she's also planning an abortion. Conversely, the first to fall under the blade is the most innocent. This is a refreshing change from the heavy-handed moralizing that has become standard in American horror, and puts all of the characters in equal peril. —Rizky Rahadianto

GET YOUR EARS BLOWN BY A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS

Dubbed as “the loudest band in New York,” feedback and fuzz worshippers, A Place to Bury Strangers will be sure to put on a chaotic show this Friday (21/12) at the Fourth Floor of Rossi Musik (across from Cafe Mondo). They’re so loud that earplugs will be provided at the venue (who needs them, really? If you listen to them, your eardrums are probably already fucked anyway). Having honed their crafts since 2003, the shoegazer trio is on their very first Asia tour and will be supported by Flukeminix, Bandung’s post-rock enigma, and Jakarta’s post punk newcomer, Pelteras. —Yudhistira Agato

BINGE-WATCH SEASON 3 OF 'MR. ROBOT'

When the final episode of Mr. Robot dropped on 13 December, I excitedly put on my headphone and turned off my phone so I can enjoy it religiously. Aside from giving us some pretty big reveals (as the show always does), and more than a few holy-shit moments, the way season 3 wrapped up is very satisfying. In season 3, our favorite messed-up-in-the-head anarchist hacker, Elliott Alderson, continues his path of personal salvation and revolution while trying to save people he loves from the mysterious Dark Army and the FBI. —Yudhistira Agato