Fight the mainstream via film, get boozy at Oktoberfest, or chill out at a rooftop pool party - pick your adventure.
Thinking of staying in this weekend to catch up on ghost stories and urban legends for Halloween? Well, there’s too much going on to stay still! Fight the mainstream via film, get boozy at Oktoberfest, or chill out at a rooftop pool party – pick your adventure…
Rebel against the mainstream at the Perspectives Film Festival
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the student-run Perspectives Film Festival will put the spotlight on film mavericks – filmmakers, characters, and even institutions – who push against the mainstream, refusing to conform to the social, political, institutional or technical norms and have inspired the world with their daring and unconventional ideas.
Perspectives Film Festival, 20-29 Oct, various locations.
Booze up and party at Oktoberfest Asia 2017
Till Oct 21
If a party with free flow booze is your kind of bash, then you’d best be at the biggest Oktoberfest celebration in Singapore. Beer lovers, listen up: a regular admission ticket to Oktoberfest Asia 2017 entitles you to selected free flow booze from 6pm to 11.30pm and also a range of festive brews specially crafted for the festival. Get into the vibe with the Hofbrauhaus band from Munich, providing party-goers entertainment for that authentic Bavarian experience.
Oktoberfest Asia 2017, 19-21 Oct, Field at Tan Quee Lan Street. Tickets start from $100 here.
Word on the street is that this Urban Ventures Street Party’s pretty cool
Indulge your individuality by reclaiming the street with a day of artisan markets, live music, great food and street culture! The seventh edition of the Street Party promises to be louder and better than you could ever imagine. Let your inhibitions melt away, and express yourself truly by joining in the festivities, dressing up in whatever you adore, and celebrating your individuality. Don’t be shy!
Urban Ventures Street Party – Vol. 7 (by Lopelab), 21 Oct, Keong Saik Road
Get animated with Cartoons Underground
Southeast Asia’s first and largest underground animation festival is back for its sixth edition. This year, Cartoons Underground will also be putting local animation on the map with the launch of three Golden Durian awards; for best film, best director and the ‘People’s Choice’ award for the best local film. So grab a beer and a fistful of popcorn, and catch award-winning animated films by directors from Ottawa Animation Festival, Zagreb Animation Festival and Edinburgh international film festivals including Spela Cadez, Nari Jang, Javad Khajavi, and Miyako Makio.
Cartoons Underground, 21 Oct, Kult Kafe, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120
With a little help from our friends
HoneyKids Asia and Hello Sister present: The Helper, a documentary that tells the real stories of foreign domestic workers. All proceeds from this event will be donated to HOME: Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics, to help them continue the great work they do to support helpers in Singapore. Tissues are strongly recommended.
Singapore Premiere: The Helper, A Documentary, 22 Oct, The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Honour the system at the Liberty Flea
Perhaps the only flea market to have an Honour System in Singapore, you can expect to find preloved clothing items, handmade crafts, vintage knick-knacks, and even a henna booth at the Liberty Flea at Artify Studio where a bunch of kick-ass ladies will be setting up booths. They celebrate all things sustainable, so remember to bring your own bag for your purchases!
Liberty Flea, Artify Studio, Textile Centre, #09-03, 200 Jln Sultan, Singapore 199018
Put on your Anoraak and dancing shoes
Anoraak aka Frédéric Rivière, returns to Singapore with a fresh wave of tracks out of his new EP Black Gold Sun. Touted to be Anoraak’s “sunniest” material in years, the Valerie Collective member produces some upbeat tracks to bring back the feeling of a fun, endless summer. This one night only live set performance is presented by both Figure8 Agency and Canvas Club.
Anoraak Live in Singapore, 21 Oct, Canvas Club, 20 Upper Circular Road, #B1-01 The Riverwalk, Singapore 058416
Backstreet’s back, all right!
BSB’s larger than life (see what we did there) Singapore show at the National Stadium will be the only show in Asia for the band, which makes it even more special. Tickets might be limited – but you might just get lucky! Superfans, take note: upgrades for a meet and greet opportunities are also available on the band’s official site.
Backstreet Boys Larger Than Life, 21 Oct, National Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr, Singapore 397629. Buy your tickets here.
Play by ear at this rooftop lounge party
A vast sparkling pool, nestled in a rooftop garden full of lush foliage, a line-up of choice DJs to turn the place into playground for the day-dreamers and night-dancers, it’s time to get elemental at this urban oasis in the city. Besides great music to take you through the night, curious urban explorers can sip on fresh juices, snack on small plates, or get their metallic tattoo art fix. Don’t forget, there’s also the pool if you prefer something tranquil.
Play By Ear presents Elemental, 21 Oct, One Farrer Hotel and Spa, 1 Farrer Park Station Rd, 217562
Revisit Miyazaki classics in the park
Come join the NUS Wind Symphony in the Park for an evening of fun as they celebrate their 50th anniversary with soundtracks from Miyazaki’s famed anime works such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away and Ponyo on the Cliff. Step it up a notch and dress as your favourite character! Remember to turn up early to get your free face-painting, balloons, clay modeling and ice cream!
Da Capo XII: Miyazaki in the Park, 22 Oct, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
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