Events, exhibitions, concerts and more in Singapore this month!
We’re still massively revved from the F1, and ready to grab October by the horns – and just as well as we’ve rounded up a whole bunch of fab events for you this month! From wine festivals and giant jugs of beer to heart-racing halloween haunts, it’s all here in October’s For Your Diary…
Hands up if you’re still recovering from the excitement of the F1 (yup!). Chill out and get yourself down to The Powder Room for a monthly dose of jazz by Alicia Pan, local songstress and queen of Yoga Movement! Her music is a seductive spin on hip-hop, jazz and R&B – the perfect chilled vibe to end a hectic weekend.
When: Thursday, 15 October, 9pm-late.
Where: The Powder Room, 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704
How much: Free entry! For reservations, call (+65) 8181 3305.
Pops of the Top at OverEasy Fullerton
This monthly Indie-bomb of all things rock and Brit-pop will get you up and belting out classic hits. We’re talking fist-clenching, knee-bending kind of gems.
When: Thursday, 1 October, 8pm-late
Where: OverEasy, 1 Fullerton Road #01-06, Singapore 049213
How much: Free entry! RSVP by texting or calling (+65) 9129 8484.
International A Capella Festival
This international a capella competition is running for the 8th year, and trust us when we say you’ll be able to see everything from Swedish folk and pop to spoken word and more! If you’re a bit of a songstress yourself, they’re also hosting a number of workshops run by master vocalists such as Dylan Foster and Martin Karnolsky. Sing your heart out, girls!
When: Thursday, 1 October-Saturday, 31 October, 7.30pm
Where: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
How much: Free admission, reserve your tickets here!
OktoberFest at Picotin Express
Ahh OktoberFest, a festival centred around endless buckets of beer and accordion-driven tunes! And with that, Picotin Express is hosting a traditional German feast, with delicious Sausage Platters, Honey-Glazed Spring Chicken and classic Pork Knuckle tipped with Sauerkraut and Mash. Dig in, girls!
When: Thursday, 1 October-Sunday, 11 October
Where: Picotin, #01-06, 31 Ocean Way, Quayside Isle Singapore 098375
How much: Menu prices may vary, click here for more deets!
Halloween Horror Nights 5
Your favourite, scare-you-senseless attraction is back at Universal Studios. This year takes a look at local terrors as you dodge the Pontianak and Toyo through four haunted houses and three scare zones in the main theme park! Dare to enter the new haunted house inspired by true Singapore ghost stories and watch out for things that go bump in the night in the event’s first ever dark house.
When: Friday, 2 October-Saturday, 31 October, 7.30pm-12.3oam
Where: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
How much: $68. Grab your tickets here… if you dare!
Star Slinger at OverEasy Fullerton
Grab the girls and head down for a night of electric hip-hop, dance and soul music! Manchester’s best producer, Star Slinger, brings with him old and new school influences, that will have you dancing all night long to some undeniably catch tunes!
When: Saturday, 3 October, 8pm-late
Where: OverEasy, 1 Fullerton Road #01-06, Singapore 049213
How much: Free (so there’s no excuses!), text or call (+65) 9129 8484 for reservations.
Women on a Mission: Anousheh Ansari-Reaching for the Stars!
Share an aspirational lunch with ultimate #GIRLBOSS Anousheh Ansari, the world’s first private space explorer! In support of UN Women Singapore Committee‘s efforts to stop human trafficking in Asia, we’re totally starstruck by Anousheh’s tale of her amazing journey from daughter of war-torn Iraq to space pioneer!
When: Thursday, 8 October, 12pm-2.30pm
Where: Me@OUE, 50 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049321
How much: $200. Grab your tickets here!
Expats Weekender Fair
Taking the mystery and guesswork out of bazaars in Singapore, The Expat Fairs guarantee the best of lifestyle shopping and food events! Head down to PasarBella for a entire day of leisurely browsing and shopping as the huge variety of vendors showcase their unique products for the first time in Singers. Purses at the ready, Sassy Girls!
When: Friday, 9 October-Sunday, 11 October, 11.30am-8.30pm
Where: PasarBella, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
How much: Free to attend! Remember to bring cash with you.
Singapore River Festival 2015
We’re counting down the day to this one, girls, as La Fura dels Baus, world-renowned Spanish theatrical group, will headline Singapore River Festival 2015! Internationally known for their amazing and out-of-the-box performance theatre, this is one act you won’t want to miss. The festival will also play host to Urban Artery, an outdoor public exhibition that’ll see the alleyways of Circular Road being brought to life and transformed by 20 local and international artists! What’s more (yes, there’s more!) is the Riverside Makers Market, a pop-up event with a huge focus on music, creativity and food. In short, there’s a lot happening – grab yourself a ticket!
When: Friday, 23 October-Sunday, 25 October
Where: Various locations across Singapore including Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Robertson Quay
How much: Various. Click here for more details on their lineup and event timings!
Wine Fiesta 2015
Grape lovers rejoice, The Straits Wine Company is back for the 8th year running with an even larger outdoor wine festival, woohoo! Keeping in line with jubilee celebrations, expect Singaporean style food, wine and music, celebrated local chefs and gastronomic delights. Dive head first in to this 360, multi-sensory fiesta that promises the finest vino experience.
When: Thursday, 22 October-Sunday, 25 October
Where: Clifford House at the Fullerton Square, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213
How much: $228++ (wine maker’s dinner) or $50 for a walkabout ticket. Click here to book your ticket and time!
Cinema Haute Couture
French for expensive and fashionable, you can expect only the best from Alliance Française as they host Digital Fashion Week this month! Director Fabien Constant will be presenting to you his fashion forward film Mademoiselle C, a documentary on Vogue Paris’ former Editor in Chief and will be there to answer all of your questions on the day. Ooh la la!
When: Wednesday, 28 October
Where: Alliance Française Theatre, Alliance Française de Singapour, Level 1, 1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130
How much: $15-18
British Polo Day
Put on your best jodhpurs and gilet because Singapore’s Polo Club is hosting a special British Polo Day, where innovative expansion will be explored alongside British heritage and craftsmanship (fancy speak for lots of cool horsey stuff!) Catch a fashion show by Gnossem, polo matches and an unbeatable afterparty at Cé La Vi!
When: Saturday, 31 October
Where: Singapore Polo Club, Mount Pleasant Road, Singapore
How much: Click here for more details on grabbing yourself an invite!
Paradise Found: The White Rabbit’s Annual Halloween Bash
Okay, think Adam and Eve and serpents vs Mother Nature as you gear up to head down The Rabbit Hole for this annual Halloween bash! This year, you’ll venture into the garden of good-turned-hood as it opens its gates to welcome a communion of good, evil and the morally ambivalent inbetweens. The best dressed (ditch those last-minute cat ears you bought last year) could win a two-nights’ stay at IZE Seminyak Bali or a one-night stay at Wanderlust Hotel!
When: Saturday, 31 October, 9pm-late
Where: The White Rabbit, 39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541
How much: Free! Text or call (+65) 97210536 for reservations.
Race the Dead 2015
Halloween just got hella scary as the Zombie Apocalypse is unleashed. If you’re like us and watch a little too much of The Walking Dead (in the middle of the night, rookie mistake), then it’s time to join in Race the Dead as 2015 promises a bigger, scarier affair with 10 times as many zombies and jaw-gnashing thrills. Run for your lives, Sassy Girls!
When: Saturday, 31 October, 5pm-8pm
Where: Sentosa, Singapore 099958
How much: Register here!
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