It’s back at Temple Street for their last hurrah of the year

When organizers Lopelab held their big Urban Ventures X 10th edition of the party outside of hip Keong Saik Road, many of us were surprised. But it must have really worked out for them, because for their upcoming Urban Ventures 11, it’s taking over Temple Street once again, and it’s gonna be their last one for 2018.

Come Oct 6, kick off your first weekend of the new month with a bangin’ street party you know is gonna be good. There’ll be plenty to do, eat and drink. It all starts with a yoga sesh with the people from Yoga Movement at 4pm (that’s when the F&B and market stalls open too), or if that’s not your thing, jive to sounds from DJs like RyanGIGS, James Selva or Muto Masashi instead, who will be dishing out smooth tunes from start till late. Over at the other end of the street, catch indie acts live, with the likes of Islandeer, Cravism, Fauxe and Subsonic Eye taking the stage.

For food and drink, get your fill at familiar names like Brotzeit (for German Oktoberfest nosh) and Little Creatures (for hoppy Aussie brews), or chow on authentic Italian street grub from newcomer Sbagliato. Once you’re satisfied, keep going at the artisans’ market where over 30 local creatives will be peddling their wares. And like last time, expect capoeira and breakdancing street performances to suddenly break out, adding even more life to the party. And it doesn’t end there; from a UV body marbling workshop to tarot card reading to shed some light on your fate, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.


Urban Ventures X

Car-free partying aside, Urban Ventures 11 will once again be a carbon-neutral event in support of the UN Sustainability Development Goals. It also aims to raise funds for local initiative Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2), which supports migrant workers who are unable to feed themselves. To support the cause, all the F&B and market vendors will be extending a 5 percent discount when guests donate a minimum of $5 to the cause. All proceeds go to support the Cuff Road Food Programme by TWC2.

Admission is free as always, but make a donation to TWC2 in advance and enjoy the discounts while you’re there.