Your guide to the three-day weekend

Now that the three-day weekend has finally arrived, party away, starting Friday night. Halloween parties are a given, but check out Kampong Boogie’s tacos and hip-hop night, and debuting dance music festival La Playa at FOC Sentosa too. And why not use the extra hours to learn a thing or two about your favourite beverages? Besides understanding brews at Chye Seng Huat Hardware, head to Cin Cin for their gin masterclass, where you can explore new ways of enjoying gin. Cheers to the freakin’ weekend.

PARTY
A “rebooted” Invasion night is coming to Kilo Lounge, where a fresh line-up of DJs will be dishing out killer sounds. Find Bali-based Kaiser Waldon who launched his solo career with his EP titled Nobody Else, as well as musician and performer Oliver Osborne helming the decks till late. Oct 25

PARTY
Halloween parties at Zouk are a yearly affair. Head down again to the mainroom at Zouk, as the place will be transformed into a Fright Safari come Friday night. Expect strange creatures, cage enclosures and sinister park rangers. Mad scientists will also be on the prowl for their next victims. Oct 25

PARTY
Sometimes the scariest things in life are not the measly ghouls, but our own feelings. Cherry Discotheque comes together with This Is Heartbreak to throw the most angst-ridden Halloween party you’ll come across this week, featuring emo anthems by My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Avril Lavigne and more. Oct 25

PARTY
Join Marquee as they celebrate Halloween with their Yelloween party, which presents Dutch DJ and producer, Quintino. This is the first Halloween party at the Marina Bay Sands nightclub since its opening earlier this year, so prepare for a huge and unforgettable bash. Oct 25

PARTY
A celebration of life and death while showing love and respect to the deceased, Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday, which will be recreated at Mexican restaurant Super Loco Customs House. DJ Joshua Pillai will be spinning, where you'll find sugar skulls, tequila and the Wheel of Life and Death. Oct 25

PARTY
Your Mr Midnight-inspired fantasies are finally coming to life as the National Library will be hosting a Halloween special, Night at the Library 2019. From an after-hours haunting tour to sharings of horror stories by local authors and librarians, get ready to be thoroughly terrified. Oct 25-26

PARTY
A funhouse awaits at Nineteen80 across two days in late-October. Dress up in the craziest costume you’ve got, and come ready for a night filled with tricks and treats. Cover charge applies after 10pm, so get to the halloween party early. Oct 25-26

PARTY
Meet the Rouge Ripper at Bar Rouge’s Halloween party during the weekend prior to Halloween. At the Rouge Grossery Store, come as a party-goer and stay as a shopper. Oct 25-26

FILM
Before the Singapore International Film Festival officially begins, catch three film screenings under the stars for no cost at all, at Gardens by the Bay, thanks to the return of Moonlight CinemaOct 25-27

DRINK/PARTY
Swing by People's Park Complex for a secret gin party, courtesy of Monkey 47. They're launching a new aged gin while showing us all how to have a good time by throwing a pop-up Wild Monkey Inn party, the Wilden Affen Adventure. Sign up to find out exactly where in the urban jungle it is, and for free entry. Oct 25-27

PARTY
Legend has it that the decapitated dolls of Xochimilco are hung throughout the island to ward off evil spirits that haunt the place after a young girl drowned to death; and this Halloween, Get Juiced pays homage to this age-old lore. Forage through a jungle of mangled dolls for roaring beats by Get Juiced resident DJs Tinc, Diamondback, Seph Ryans x San, 808Gong. Plus get complimentary housepours. Oct 25-27

EXHIBITION 
From now till the end of SGIFF, check out Nature’s Playground at our city’s most popular garden which showcases nature-inspired portrait photographs by nine local storytellers, including filmmaker Yeo Siew Hua and media personality Danny Yeo. Oct 25-Dec 1

FESTIVAL
New dance music festival La Playa is coming to FOC Sentosa to present a day-to-night beachfront blowout. Headliners include the electrifying Egyptian DJ duo we all know and love, Aly & Fila, as well as Dutch DJ and producer Jochen Miller, who will be opening for them. Oct 26

PARTY
Brew party will be coming to the Chye Seng Huat Hardware compound once again, with food and drinks by the cafe and music by DJs like Daryl Knows and William J. There’ll be free entry all night long, so just pop by Tyrwhitt Road whenever you please. Oct 26

WORKSHOP
If you’re a coffee fiend, seize this opportunity to partake in a 90min coffee appreciation and cupping workshop (that’s really more of an experience) by Philips at Chye Seng Huat Hardware. Learn various brewing processes, how to create roasts as well as blends, and more. Oct 26

PARTY
Enjoy an outdoor bbq fiesta at Ola Beach Club this Saturday, as the club is throwing its Ola BarBeerQue Fest that’ll include ice-cold booze, satay, kebab and even grilled seafood. Each pass that goes for $59.90 also comes with two bottles of beer. Oct 26

WORKSHOP
Learn new ways to savour gin, besides exploring the history of the juniper spirit at Cin Cin’s gin masterclass. And if you’re a gin fanatic, sign-up for the additional Gintreasury Buffet, where you’ll get to enjoy three hours of unlimited G&T pairing with 50 premium gin labels, including Singapore's Brass Lion, France's Citadelle No Mistake and Japan's Ki No Bi. Oct 26

PARTY
Before anime festival C3 AFA returns this November, head to the Alter Ego Cosplay 2019, where you can celebrate your love for cosplay during the Halloween season. It’ll be held at Jewel, so ready your cameras for ‘Grammable pics to come. Oct 26-27

SHOPPING
Garmin is launching a new smartwatch, the Garmin Venu (plus the new vivomove series), and everyone's welcome at their launch event happening at 313@Somerset's atrium. Be among the first to check it out, buy one home, and get to leave with a complimentary cuppa and personalised tote too. Through Oct 27

PARTY
Choose your side at Monti and Party Social’s halloween party The Spooktacular Hour Chapter 2: Heroes vs Villains. Rave your nights away on the dance floor to reggae hits and ‘90s hip-hop classics. Oct 26-28

EXHIBITION
This month, get a rare behind-the-scenes look at some of your favourite childhood animated films as the ArtScience Museum presents Disney: Magic of Animation, happening for the first time in Southeast Asia. Check out over 500 pieces of art from various movies, including projections, audio-visuals and other interactive activities. Oct 26-Mar 29

PARTY
Another Victoria Wholesale Centre rooftop party? Count us in. Kampong Boogie is bringing back a Tacos & Hip hop night so you can drink and indulge in tacos by Papi’s Tacos over the Deepavali weekend. Oct 27

FOOD/DRINK/PARTY
At 1880, a 4-course immersive dinner experience with cocktail pairings by The Orientalist Spirits and music by electronic DJ Nick Monaco awaits. Now you won’t have to party on an empty stomach. Oct 27

MARKET
Returning to Camp Kilo Charcoal Club for another wholesome day of music, food and shopping is Sunday Social Market. Expect hearty roasts, house music, artisanal bakes and crafts, as well as some knick-knacks. Oct 27

COMEDY
Open mic night at The Merry Lion continues this Monday. As always, it’ll be a free show for all to participate and engage in; plus, beers will be going at an offer of 1-for-1, so head on over with a friend. Oct 28