A little Halloween party never killed nobody. Dance the night away with legendary DJs, hit a street party at Keong Saik Road and the after party you need to know about.
October isn’t just a month of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, gearing up in the scariest (or the sexiest) costumes, and getting scared the living daylights at Halloween Horror Nights. It’s also a month packed with plenty of dance music events and parties at the hottest clubs in Singapore, including Halloween-themed events (perhaps a mass dance a la Michael Jackson’s Thriller?). Keep the night alive with Detroit house legend Kevin Saunderson, an after-party with The Council, a room full of dancing clowns and more.
Urban Ventures Street Party: 21 October at Keong Saik Road
Come 21 October, see one of Singapore’s hippest streets transform into one lively street party too good to miss. Lopelab’s bringing the Urban Ventures Street Party back to the streets of Keong Saik Road, with the theme of celebrating self-expression through all sorts of rad art, such as poetry, photography, music, fashion, drag and more. Highlights include the Underground Market, Wordsmithing Avenue, and Drag Queens Galore curated by @Yeast Monster. And if this is anything like its past shenanigans, we’re betting there’ll be scrumptious bites and tipples from popular F&B stalls and a musical bonanza of local acts.
Urban Ventures Street Party, 21 October, 4pm-10.30pm, Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089140. Free entry.
Kilo Lounge presents Kevin Saunderson with Jeck Hyde: 7 October at Kilo Lounge
If you’re more than familiar with the origins of Detroit techno, you’ll gladly receive the call of this house legend on decks. Along with Derrick May and Juan Atkins, this cracking DJ has been pushing boundaries of the Detroit house sound for the past 35 years, resulting in some of the most memorable bangers. Time to witness the history of dance music in the flesh, and not to mention, Kevin Saunderson’s highly energetic DJ sets!
Kilo Lounge presents Kevin Saunderson (US, KMS) with Jeck Hyde, 7 October, 10pm-4am, Kilo Lounge, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088444. More info available here.
Lemonade: 7 October at Bar Canary
When life gives you lemons, you make one splashing lemonade party! The pool bash kicks off mid-afternoon until past sunset at Bar Canary, a waterhole that consistently makes nightlife animals sing. Organised by Friends With Benefits, the Lemonade Pool Party features house music from Daryl Chan (Darker Than Wax), Toppings (Ice Cream Sundays) and Cats On Crack (The Council).
Lemonade Pool Party, 7 October, Bar Canary, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857. $20 (incl. one drink).
After-Party with The Council: 13 October at Esplanade Annexe Studio
Not sure what to do after the Fred Perry Subculture Live set? Keep the night alive with DJs Yadin Moha, Jaime React (Tropic Lab), Julien Brochard (The Council) and Cats on Crack (The Council) at After-Party with The Council. Trust us, this all-nighter will have you partying till the break of day.
Fred Perry Subculture Live After-Party with The Council, 13 October, Esplanade Annexe Studio, The Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981. Tickets are available here.
Mambo Jambo: 17 October at Zouk
There is no party in Singapore quite like Mambo Jambo; in fact, Mambo Jambo transcends the dancefloors, and has evolved into an enduring relic of Singapore pop culture. What’s with the hype? You’ll spot the most ridiculous charades-like dance moves synced in unison to cheesy yet timeless ’80s new-wave classics from Bananarama to Rick Astley. Leave your pretentiousness at the door; it ain’t that kind of party.
Bloody Halloween Party: 21 October at PHRESH
Another Halloween party not to be missed, PHRESH is hosting a nightmare of a party — Bloody Halloween Party — where you can trick and devour on delicious treats. Get your freak on, and put on your scariest face for there will prizes to be won for the best-dressed party ghoul. Snap away at the photo zone, sip a and show off your killer dance moves to the music by DJ Basil.
Bloody Halloween Party, 21 October, 8pm-2am, PHRESH, Level 3, 79 Circular Road, Singapore 049433.
Cirque Le Soir: 28 October at CÉ LA VI
Did Bill Skarsgård’s portrayal of the iconic bloodthirsty clown Pennywise scare the heebie jeebies out of you in the cinemas? If you’re in for a similar thrill, CÉ LA VI has something creepy in store. The spectacular rooftop nightclub is bringing back London’s Cirque Le Soir this Halloween, to dazzle us with magicians, sword swallowers, acrobats, exotic dancers and freaky clowns (the worst!). Come in your best Halloween gear: If you’re not scary enough, there’s a Halloween makeover booth for a hair-raising transformation.
Flash presents The Upside Down Party: 28 October at Canvas
If you’re all about Netflix and chill, here’s one to Netflix and shrill. One of our favourite riverside club, Canvas, will play host to the Upside Down party, presented by Flash. As the name suggests, you can either turn up as a character from Stranger Things, or from other hit Netflix series like The Get Down, The Defenders, Orange is the New Black, and more, for a free entry. Bust a move or two to your favourite throwback hits – we’re talking early ‘80s to the naughties. Do you really need 13 Reasons Why?
Flash presents the Upside Down Party, 28 October, 10pm-4am, Canvas, B1-01 The Riverwalk, 20 Upper Circular Road, Singapore 058416. Follow its Facebook page for more info.
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