Oktoberfest is in full swing this weekend, with a number of parties dotting the city. But if beers and sausages aren’t your cup of tea, you can always take a look at some handmade crafts and artisanal food fare at the various markets or check out some interesting local and international photo exhibitions.
Friday, Oct 7
Singapore International Photography Festival: “Witness: The Archive of Cultural Revolution” by Li Zhensheng
Sofitel So is celebrating their Oktoberfest with a rooftop pool party. Expect DJs spinning all night, some German nosh, and loads of beer, with promotions from 6pm-10pm, and special offers. Oct 7
Clarke Quay is throwing its annual free-for-all Oktoberfest party where you round up your work buddies, line your stomachs with usual suspects like pork knuckles drenched in beer gravy and sausage platters before hitting a pint or three of Paulaner’s special brew, the Oktoberfest Bier, all while swaying to Oktoberfest tunes and top 40s covers from a traditional five-piece brassy German “oom-pah” band. Oct 7-8
Get into Singapore’s dance scene with Got to Move with a variety of dance-related activities like performances and workshops across Singapore. Oct 7-23
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Singapore production of Tony-award-winning musical Rent by Pangedmonium made headlines this week. Inspired by Puccini’s La Boheme, the story of Rent moves the action to New York City’s Lower East Side, where a group of struggling artists strive and dream in the middle of the AIDS epidemic. Oct 7-23
Part of the Singapore International Photography Festival, Daido Moriyama Prints and Books 1960s-1980s will making its debut at Deck. Be transported back to the past as Daido Moriyama’s (aka the father of street photography) photos show you a darker side of Japan between the 60s and 80s. Oct 7-Nov 13
The annual Archifest is back, with a big pavilion at Raffles Place Park, a slew of special events and, our favorite, an all-new series of Architours, guided tours through public, institutional and residential buildings done by top architectural firms. Through Oct 9
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
Saturday, Oct 8
Mad About Singapore 2016: Instagrammer Joshua Ong (@joshieeee)
Loewen Gardens’ Farmers’ Market is back again, this time with more fresh vegetables and fruits, and lots more. Expect merchants like Woodlands Sourdough, a local micro bakery serving artisanal sourdough bread, kitsch accessories by Cafthos and coffee by Perk Coffee. Oct 8
Vinyl store specialists The Analog Vault is throwing a party to celebrate their first anniversary and the launch of their new website, at Chye Seng Huat Hardware. Expect handcraft beers among bottles of cold brew coffees, as well as a good dose of of indie-pop, rock, EDM and the occasional Kanye by Candy Says and Intriguant. Oct 8
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NUS is holding its first music festival with an emphasis on electronic and experimental music produced by Singaporeans. They’ll be showcasing their original works in various formats, from live sets to DJ sets. Oct 8
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, these images were selected out of almost 15,000 submissions through the hashtag #MadAboutSingapore 2016. Oct 8-16
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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
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
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 Suntec City this month and two other locations next month. Through Oct 28
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
Sunday, Oct 9
Singapore Really Really Free Market 45
Ditch the wallet and bring a collection of home-made artworks or food to use as barter at the Archifest x Barter Market. There’ll be a slew of musicians, artists and interesting individuals, like Jollymcwank who will study your astrological star and tell you what has life planned for you; Master Kin, a stamp designer, who will be giving out hand-carved rubber stamps and prints and more. Oct 9
You know the drill; come with stuff you’d like to give to people in need at the 45th edition of the Singapore Really Really Free Market, held at Maplewood Park. Apart from old books, CDs and other goods, you can also get a hair cut, a tarot card reading and a poem written specially for you. Oct 9
One of Broadway and West End’s most celebrated musicals has returned to our shores. 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
Universal Studios Singapore is pulling all the stops for its sixth edition of the Halloween Horror Nights, circling the central theme of familiar Singaporean folk tales such as the ghastly Pontianak and the creepy Old Changi Hospital, as well as other Asian and Western horror stories such as Japan’s notorious Suicide Forest. Tickets start from $65. 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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