Sometimes when you’re so engrossed at work, time passes by just like that and you wonder, “How is it already 4pm?!” Slow down this weekend and catch the last few Oktoberfest parties, rock gigs by musicians like Morrissey and Mayday Parade, Singapore-centric exhibitions and more.
Friday, Oct 14
ION Art Photography Series 2016 (Photo credit: Mark Teo)
Get your drink on with the Oktoberfest-themed pub crawl, where you’ll be hitting three bars with free shots included at each one. Then end off the night by taking a party bus to the final pitstop, Oktoberfest Asia, where free flow beer awaits. Oct 14
Participate in Singapore’s dance movement organized by the National Arts Council, Got to Move, with all things vintage and electro. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy two hours of vibrant, old school dances like the Charleston and the Lindy Hop at Dance Dance Evolution, held at Singapore Art Museum. Oct 14
Apart from sifting through works by the community of artists, designers, crafters and brand owners at Red Dot Design Museum, the monthly MAAD market will also see multidisciplinary artist Andy Yang curate a special segment that will feature homegrown musicians such as Stopgap, Plainsunset, Betty Mcacbeth and others performing their original music. Oct 14
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Join UsQuBa’s whisky masterclass this month, as their resident whisky sommelier talks about the basic distilling processes and profiles of the various regions. Featured whiskies include Ardbeg 10 Years Old, Springbank 15 years Old, and more. Oct 14
There’s a whole bunch of meat offerings from all around the world at The Carvery’s Great Meat Feast, with highlights like the Aomori rice beef from Japan, Cape Grim beef from Tasmania and a variety of roast chicken, pork knuckles and lamb. End the feast on a sweet note with their their spiced apple crumble, English trifle and chocolate fudge cake. Through Oct 22
The third installment of ION’S Art Photography Series will feature two local photographers, Aik Beng Chia and Mark Teo, who will showcase Singapore’s streetscapes in their own respective and distinct styles. Through Oct 23
Erdinger’s Oktoberfest is back for another cycle of limited edition brews and tasty bites. A highlight this year is the unique Erdinger Barcycle, which is basically a mobile bar counter that will roam around two different locations. Through Oct 28
Saturday, Oct 15
Mad About Singapore 2016. Photo credit:@jiahuimuses
Little India comes to life this month, with extravagant light-ups and decorations. Immerse yourself with Deepavali Night Trails, as the organizers bring you around Little India, teaching you the traditions and history of this festival. You’ll also get to learn garland tying and henna drawing. Oct 15
Morrissey is returning to Singapore this weekend. Voted as the “Best Concert of the Year” by the Straits Times for his sold out show in 2012 at Fort Canning Park, we won’t be expecting anything less when he takes the stage at Marina Barrage (fingers crossed we get to weep over “Everyday is Like Sunday” and “You Have Killed Me”). Oct 15
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Damian Saint is helming the decks at CATO for the first time. Known for his eclectic mix of house music throughout the region and as the Music Director at W-Hotel in Bali, he’ll be dishing out platters of house and techno tunes throughout the night. Oct 15
Photojournalist Wong Maye-E showcases some of her photographs taken in North Korea. Titled “North of the DMZ“, the exhibition will see images of impeccable state parades, citizens going about their daily lives and more. Through Oct 15
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Get into the mood for Deepavali with the Deepavali Arts Carnival at Little India Arcade. Part of the Project Oasis in Little India, the festival will have a cultural Indian dance performance, a fashion show, interactive art installations and more. Oct 15-16
Take a look at 100 different photos that showcase never-before-seen perspectives of Singapore at this year’s Mad About Singapore, organized by a non-profit community of Singaporean Instagrammers and National Youth Council. Through Oct 16
Have yourself a ball of a time and get your hands on handmade fabric bags from Tinta Shoppe, tableware and homewares from Amy Handmade Ceramics and other works from 30 different professional makers. There’s also a whole bunch of tech demos and workshops at the inaugural Makers’ Festival, held at The Centrepoint. Through Oct 30
Sunday, Oct 16
Witness: The Archive of Cultural Revolution
Seems like our little island is a magnet for rock bands this year, with the boys from this American rock quintet joining the party at the newly opened dance club Luxi at St James Power Station. Mayday Parade will be performing tracks off their fifth studio album, Black Lines such as “Letting Go”. Oct 16
One of highlights of the on-going Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is Li Zhensheng’s “Witness: The Archive of Cultural Revolution“, an exhibition that showcases over 80 of Li’s images taken during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution between 1966 to 1976. Through Oct 29
One of Broadway and West End’s most celebrated musicals has returned to our shores. The colorful fantasy world of Wicked tells the story of Wizard of Oz witches, Elphaba and Galinda, and their opposing outlooks. Get your tickets to enjoy this incredible production before the season ends. Through Oct 30
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A painting focused group exhibition out at art studio and gallery Libitum on East Coast Road brings together painters who have emigrated from the former USSR. In Immigrant Arts Exhibition, expect bold colors and brushstrokes and dream-like imagery in this collection. There’s a wine and cheese opening on Sep 29, and starting Sep 30 onwards, the paintings will be available for purchase as well. Through Oct 30
Head over to Kult Gallery, where more than 20 artists will turn the space into a record store reminiscent of the 1982 American coming-of-age film, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Remixed album art, deconstructed vinyl and installations inspired by David Bowie will add to the 80s vibe. Through Oct 31
Universal Studios Singapore is pulling all the stops for its sixth edition of the Halloween Horror Nights, with a record number of haunted houses, thrilling rides and more, all circling the central theme of familiar Singaporean folk tales. Through Oct 31
Explore an educational journey into the destinations that have made it to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, which includes the Singapore Botanic Gardens, at Exploring our World’s Heritage Exhibition. Take a trip around the world in this exhibition as it takes you to 9 countries in the span of a day. Through Nov 20
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