Two film festivals, an illuminated playground and more

Now that we've entered mid-October, catch the last couple of Oktoberfest festivities happening around town, plus the opening of two film festivals which includes the very first Irish Film Festival in Singapore. Plus, there are workshops and shows around town not to be missed.

Eat, drink and channel the Oktoberfest spirit at The Lokal, which will be dishing out delicious roast pork aka Schweinsbraten, special German beers, wines and more at their Max Und Moritz’s 7 Treats dinner series. The two titular characters from the classic German children’s storybook Max und Moritz will also be joining in the shenanigans, promising to perk up your evening. Oct 14

Well-loved local comedian Kumar will be putting on a comedy performance once again at Comedy at Canvas. In addition to the jokes, each ticket comes with a free drink for you to enjoy the show. Oct 15

Love cheese? Attend a cheese appreciation workshop that’s hosted by a certified cheese specialist from France, where you’ll learn why there’s more than 500 different cheeses in France, the impact of seasonality and aging on cheese, plus how the French enjoy cheese both at home and at restaurants. Oct 15

Head back to Scape on Tuesday for The Blackstar Xperience 2019, which will showcase a bunch of local talents, including FingerFunk, Coming Up Roses and Simon Yong. Oct 15

Go on, treat yourself and enjoy a sake pairing Omasake dinner at Jinjo on Wednesday night. The dinner will showcase Banshu Ikkon’s sake offerings alongside a charcoal grill focused menu. Oct 16

A brand-new series of 80 minutes events at member’s club 1880 will feature panel discussions for all women with vision, determination and an entrepreneurial spirit. The first in the series will premiere on Wednesday at Google Singapore, and addresses the issue of freedom of thought in the 21st century. Oct 16

Trivia Night will once again happen at The Working Capitol on Wednesday night, where teams can compete for the prize of wines. We hope you’re well-prepared for this. Oct 16

A show that examines the dispossession and loss of the indigenous Malays and Orang Seletar of Singapore, A Play In Two Parts will be performed at the Malay Heritage Centre, for just five days. Be sure to catch this insightful play that is inspired by the history of our home country. Oct 16-20

For just a couple of days, the CBD's happiest happy hour crown will be taken by the Jim Beam Highball Pop-up Bar, located at the Tanjong Pagar Centre Urban Park. It's simple; drinks go for $4 from 4pm, $5 from 5pm, $6 from 6pm, and from 7pm, all highballs will go for $8 with a buy 3 get 1 free promo all night. Get food, play games and listen in to live tunes too. Oct 16-18, 23-25

The first-ever Irish Film Festival in Singapore will take place this October. Broaden your horizons and learn about the Emerald Isle through a series of thoughtfully curated films, which includes Float like a Butterfly, and Song of the Sea. Oct 16-31

Enjoy a one-night only 8-course degustation dinner at modern European restaurant Preludio that’ll showcase the use of Il Borgo’s range of balsamic vinegars and condiments in interesting ways. Apart from new creations, the menu will also feature the signature La Cortina, a butternut squash agnolotti drizzled with Il Borgo’s traditional 25 year-old balsamic vinegar. Oct 17

As bar Jekyll & Hyde celebrates their sixth anniversary, some old bartenders will return for the evening to get the party started and dish out drinks. Each will create two cocktails, at just $18 each. Bottle promos will be available too. Oct 17

Get to know Argentina through its cinema this Oct 17-19 at the Argentine Film Festival, returning for its second edition this year. Experience the South American country and its unique cultural elements at the festival which will spotlight four feel-good movies about quirky relationships, romance and adventures. Oct 17-19

Get excited for Oktoberfest Asia 2019, where festival-goers will get to enjoy a free flow of beers from Erdinger WeiBbrau and Paulaner Brauhaus. If an authentic German experience is what you crave, purchase a VIP pass, as VIPs will be entitled to a special Oktoberfest buffet too. Plus, entertainment will be provided by a legit Munchen band, Rock Oompahs, whose members will don traditional Lederhosens and play classic pop dance tunes, and traditional German Oktoberfest music. Oct 18

Sip on curated bespoke cocktails and wines while catching performances by some of our favourite local artists at Raffles Hotel Singapore’s reopening festival. Eats by Tiffin Room, La Dame de Pic and even the newly-opened Burger & Lobster will be available. Oct 18

Squeeze into your favourite dancing pants and get ready to boogie to classic ‘80s tunes at Cherry Discotheque on Friday. The whole club will also be turned into a local ‘80s scene for major vibes. Oct 18

Experience banging tunes once again at Soundclash, which continues at the much-lauded MBS nightclub Marquee. Headlining the night is the resident DJs, Fvder and Zippy, alongside a local act, The Infamous. Oct 18

Don’t feel like partying on a Friday night? Or feel like hitting a workout class before you do? Head to The Yoga School for Unwind, a special two-hour yoga session conducted by their founder Dawn Chan, which will help you rest and restore your body. Oct 18

Once again hitting up Zouk’s Mainroom is Ghetto and DJ Daniel for 100% Bulletproof, which as you already know will present a night of big room, hardstyle, hip-hop and more. Oct 18

Stay woke at Biennials as Public Space, where Taiwanese arts professor Hongjohn Lin will discuss the planning of arts projects, working around the instrumentalisation of art and how the public can engage in various situations when building social relations. Oct 18

Go on a weekend bender at 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace, where a 3-day ritual encompassing art, music, food and drinks will be happening to commence the launch of Kult Yard, a cool new bar and creative space that was formerly a police barrack. Oct 18-20

Have some outdoorsy fun when you enter the Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay. An illuminated playground awaits, with neon installations, roving LED stilt walkers and even three giant neon sculptures. Oct 18-27