Events In Singapore October 2017

While September’s Formula-1 craze comes to an end, October rolls around with Halloween and Oktoberfest to kickstart the last quarter of 2017.

But this coming month is more than just scary costume parties and nights of excessive beer-drinking. From the Backstreet Boys concert to the Mid-Autumn display, here are the 45 events in October to choose from.

Halloween Specials

1. Bootcamp in the Blood Mansion: The Birthday Carnival of Ian Lark

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This Halloween, push your physical fitness and courage to the limit to solve the mystery of Ian Lark, a missing six-year-old boy tormented by his sinister parents. Unlock clues with spider web crawls, pumpkin push-ups and devil’s deadlifts in this thrilling 90-minute boot camp hunt.

Date: 28 October
Event Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$42, tickets available here
Address: Aileron Wellness (Personal Training), 1 Larkhill Road, Blk 43, #02-38/39, Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa

2. Halloween Horror Nights 7

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Featuring five haunted houses, two scare zones, two live shows and a new live-action zombie laser tag experience, USS is set to up the scare ante for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. There’s also a K-pop themed haunted house where fame-crazed wannabes go to the extremes with gory auditions and makeovers.

Date: 29 September to 29 October
Event Time: 7.30pm to 12.30am
Admission: Starting from S$55, tickets available here
Address: Universal Studios Singapore

3. Halloween Carnevil 2017

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Get your freak on at Singapore’s first Carnevil-themed beach party with local DJs spinning House, R&B and Hip Hop tunes. There are two complimentary drinks and free Spin-The-Wheel prizes to be won, including exclusive door gifts before 11.00pm.

Date: 28 October
Event Time: 8.00pm till late
Admission: Starting at S$45, call 91188935 for ticket enquiries or 9854 8307 for VIP table bookings
Address: Ola Beach Club, 46 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, S(099005)

4. ACM After Dark 2017

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Witness Asian supernatural beliefs come to life at the Asian Civilisations Museum’s annual After Dark Halloween event. Alongside performances inspired by haunting tales, visitors can pose at their dress-up booth and bring home a handmade spooky souvenir.

Date: 28 October
Event Time: 7.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, S(179555)

Sports, Health and Fitness Events

5. Skechers Blacklight Run 2017

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Ready, Set, Glow as Asia’s most Instagrammable run returns for its second edition. The 5km ultraviolet night run is going to be double the fun with splashes of neon glow powder. The after-party will also feature top DJs from Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Date: 28 October
Event Time: 4.30pm to 11.30pm
Admission: Starting from S$60, tickets available here
Address: Palawan Green, Sentosa

6. Breast Cancer Foundation Pink Ribbon Walk

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Celebrating 20 years of breast cancer awareness and outreach, the Breast Cancer Foundation is hosting its first ever Pink Ribbon Walk. Ladies, round up your squad!

Date: 7 October
Event Time: 4.00pm to 8.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$35, tickets available here
Address: Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade, 2 Bayfront Avenue

7. Let’s Talk About Her Health

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For an insight into women’s health, specialists at Singapore O&G will be discussing issues such as abnormal menstruation cycles, menopause, cervical cancer and breast cancer.

Date: 14 October
Event Time: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Admission: Free, register here
Address: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, S(039595)

8. Be.Live Yoga And Breakfast

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Start your Saturday morning with an hour of yoga, followed by a sumptuous breakfast spread by The Fabulous Baker Boy. As it’s a multi-level class, beginners are welcome. Note: You have to bring your own mat, a small towel and bottle of water.

Date: 14 October
Event Time: 8.30am to 10.30pm
Admission: S$25, tickets available here
Address: The Fabulous Baker Boy, 70 River Valley Road, The Foothills, Fort Canning, S(179037)

9. Fight#Club 2: Unstoppable

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If you prefer exercising to the sound of upbeat music, enjoy four hours of adrenaline-charged workouts at Fight#Club2. Led by world-class instructors, dance to your favourite hits with Sh’bam, Bodyjam and Bodycombat workouts.

Date: 8 October
Event Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Admission: Starting from S$55, tickets available here
Address: Raffles City Convention Centre, Fairmont Ballroom, 80 Bras Basah Road, S(189560)

10. Japanese Yoga & Sushi

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Relax with an hour of holistic Japanese yoga taught by instructor Makiko Deguchi. Japanese refreshments and tea are provided free-of-charge after. Participants can also take home three DSLR photos as souvenirs.

Date: 8 October
Event Time: 9.30am to 10.30am
Admission: S$18, tickets available here
Address: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, S(259569)

11. OdoStep / 踊ステップ

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踊ってみた(Odottemita) translates to “Tried to Dance” where dancers upload dance covers on Nico Nico Douga (NND), the Japanese version of YouTube.

Brought to you by the local Odottemita community, OdoStep is an event for fellow odorites or curious dancers to dance to their favourite Japanese Dance covers.

Date: 14 October
Event Time: 5.30pm, doors open at 5.00pm
Admission: S$20 (Online), S$25 (At the door), register here
Address: Aliwal Arts Centre (Multi-purpose Hall)

12. Conquer-It! U21 Freestyle Battle

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For dancers who are 21 years old or below, this is your chance to impress at the Conquer-It! Freestyle Dance Battle.

Date: 15 October
Event Time: 4.30pm to 10.00pm
Admission: Free for audience members, S$10 per dancer, S$5 for R! Members, register here
Address: Recognize Studios, Downtown Gallery (OUE Downtown 2), 6A Shenton Way, #02-25

13. 2017 Women’s Tennis Association Finals (WTA Finals)

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The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) is coming back to Singapore for its fourth year. Tennis fans will get to watch the Top 8 singles and doubles players in the world compete for the grand prize of US$7 million.

Date: 22 October to 29 October
Event Time: 1.30pm to 7.30pm
Admission: Starting from S$27, tickets available here
Address: Singapore Indoor Stadium

Exhibitions and Festivals

14. ArchiFest 2017

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ArchiFest is an annual public festival celebrating architecture in Singapore. Held across multiple venues, the goal is to invite conversations and establish greater collaboration between various institutions and communities.

Date: 4 October to 15 October
Event Time: Varies according to programme
Admission: Varies according to programme
Address: Varies according to programme

15. Wine Fiesta 2017

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At Singapore’s largest outdoor wine festival, you’ll get to sample hundreds of wines from around the world while meeting the winemakers to learn more about the trade. During the unlimited wine tasting at the *After-Hours party, turn it up and have a good time with your girlfriends.

*After-hours party has unlimited wine tasting from 8.00pm (27 October); 6.00pm (28 October and 29 October)

Date: 27 October to 29 October
Event Time: 4.00pm to 10.00pm on 27 October, 12.00pm to 10.00pm on 28 October, 12.00pm to 9.00pm on 29 October
Admission: S$45 (for one-day entry), tickets available here
Address: Clifford Square, 80 Collyer Quay, S(049326)

16. Green Is The New Black 2017: The Conscious Festival

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Caring for the environment is a shared duty, and upcoming The Conscious Festival hopes to spread this message. By introducing mindful brands, healthy eateries, as well as interactive arts and games, participants can learn how to #livemoreconsciously and be socially responsible for our environment.

Date: 1 October
Event Time: 11.00am to 7.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel

17. SERPENTIform

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Snakes are the rage these days (Taylor Swift, anyone?). Admire ancient jewels and modern artworks at SERPENTIform while learning about how the snake motif has impacted design across time and space.

Date: 19 August to 15 October
Event Time: 10.00am to 7.00pm, last admission at 6.00pm
Admission: S$16 for adults, tickets available here
Address: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands

18. NOISE x GIF FEST

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Explore gifs as an artistic medium as you watch spectacular illusions created by some of Singapore’s most exciting young image makers. Accompanying these displays are live music sets and workshops, such as a GIF Making Masterclass by Aik Beng Chia.

Date: 5 October to 11 October
Event Time: 12.00pm to 9.00pm
Admission: Free, except for selected workshops
Address: Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, S(108937)

19. Noise Invasion Festival

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Join us at the iconic Haw Par Villa this October as we celebrate individuality and creativity at the inaugural Noise Invasion Festival. Expect the unconventional and the strange, with a killer line-up of music, art, dance and food that deviates from the usual arts festival format.

Date: 28 October
Event Time: 6.00pm to 10.30pm
Admission: Free
Address: Haw Par Villa

20. Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay

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The Mid-Autumn Festival will return to Gardens by the Bay with the theme ‘Autumn Abundance’. Accompanying the light installation are cultural performances, a food street, and craft booths for lantern decorating, umbrella painting and Chinese knotting.

Date: 22 September to 8 October
Event Time: 6.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Free (Except Fun Zone craft booths)
Address: Varies by programme

Art Workshops

21. Watercolour Art Club

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Learn to paint with watercolours in October with a professional artist, art teacher, art therapist and consultant, Paul Lee, from UniqArts and Technologies. Note: Bring your own materials if you have them, or order a set online upon checkout.

Date: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October
Event Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Admission: S$25 (S$5 per session), additional S$15 for basic watercolour materials, tickets available here
Address: Brahm Centre, 71 Irrawaddy Road, Ren Ci Hospital #03-09, S(329562)

*Free course fees for those on the Public Financial Assistance Scheme, excluding materials.

22. Vintage Printing: Vandyke Brown

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In this two-hour lesson, learn the basics of Vandyke Brown printing, the easiest photo printing technique from 1842 without the use of a darkroom. Materials will be provided, but participants can bring their own A5-size transparency negatives for printing.

Date: 21 October
Event Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Admission: S$40 (for one), S$70 (for two), tickets available here
Address: DECK, 120A Prinsep Street, S(187937)

23. Floral workshop: Hand Tied Hydrangea Bouquet

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If floral styling, tea and cakes sounds like the perfect itinerary on a lazy weekend afternoon, create and bring home your own hand-tied Hydrangea Bouquet. All flowers and materials are provided.

Date: 7 October
Event Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Admission: S$70 to be made at the door
Address: Sun Ray Cafe, 79 Brighton Crescent, S(559218)

24. Frenchic Furniture Paint Workshop in Singapore

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If you’re looking to learn how to DIY-paint your own furniture, the Frenchic Furniture Paint Workshop is a good place to start. Using Frenchic chalk and mineral paint, an upcycling expert will guide you through the tips and techniques on how to best revamp your furniture.

Date: 10 October, 24 October and 7 November (Tuesdays)
Event Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm
Admission: S$85, tickets available here
Address: Cocoon Home Boutique, 34 Lorong Kembangan, S(417352)

Film, Theatre and Shows

25. Forever Young

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In this hilarious jukebox musical adapted by Benjamin Lee, issues surrounding ageing in Singapore is brought up in a light-hearted manner. Rock in your chairs to Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, and for the hard of hearing, Led Zeppelin.

Date: 11 October to 21 October
Event Time: Varies according to showtimes
Admission: Starting from S$44, tickets available here
Address: School of the Arts Drama Theatre

26. Sing Lit Body Slam

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What could pro-wrestling and poetry have in common? More than you think. Integrating spoken word poetry into a professional wrestling match, enjoy an interactive ‘fight club’ experience in this hour-long showdown.

Preview Night

Date: 6 October
Event Time: 8.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: S$30 here, S$35 at the door
Address: Aliwal Arts Centre

*Fundraising Night

Date: 7 October
Event Time: 7.30pm (Reception), 8.00pm (Showtime) to 10.00pm
Admission: S$90 here, S$100 at the door
Address: Aliwal Arts Centre

*The Fundraising Night is a specially held for folks who’d like to contribute money to Sing Lit Station (and Grapple MAX Dojo!). All ticket holders get a 250% tax relief for their donation and two free drinks.

27. Jazz For Dogs

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Treat your fur-kids to a night of jazz at the Botanic Gardens while participating in a good cause. Jazz For Dogs aims to raise awareness of and funds for stray and abandoned dogs.

You can make a contribution by purchasing a picnic basket laden with wine, food and other goodies which will be sold prior to the event.

Date: 29 October
Event Time: 5.00pm to 7.30pm
Admission: Free
Address: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, S(259569)

28. Asian Youth Theatre Festival

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The Asian Youth Theatre Festival aims to enlighten, challenge and empower young people through every aspect of theatre. Besides film screenings, there’ll be workshops, flea markets and art & craft stalls for an immersive experience.

Date: 13 October to 15 October
Event Time: Varies according to programme
Admission: Tickets available here
Address: *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link, #04-01, S(237978)

29. 10th Anniversary Screening Of Gone Shopping

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Gone Shopping is the first-full length directorial debut of female director Wee Li Lin. A tale of love, loss and liberation, find out what happens to trophy wife and ‘tai tai ‘ Clara when she ends up lingering for days in shopping centres after forgetting to take her medication.

Date: 1 October to 8 October
Event Time: Showtime varies
Admission: Free (first-come-first-serve basis)
Address: Expression Gallery, Level 4, Art Science Museum

30. Off Kilter

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If you took O-level literature, you might have read Off Kilter. The theatre production explores the themes of mental well-being and identity, with a post-show discussion to help you make sense of the performance.

Date: 11 October to 14 October
Event Time: 8.00pm to 9.30pm
Admission: S$35, tickets available here
Address: TheatreWorks, S(239007)

31. Roots Of Flamenco

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With the impassioned singing of the guitarist and sensual moves of Flamenco dancers, Roots of Flamenco promises to be a dazzling showcase.

Date: 4 October and 5 October
Event Time: 8.00pm onwards
Admission: Starting from S$65, tickets available here
Address: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, S(038981)

32. Absurd Person Singular

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Set in the 1970s English suburbs, follow three couples in the hilariously dark Absurd Person Singular, as they attempt to deal with their social standing, creaky marriages and the pressures of three Christmas parties.

Date: 11 October to 14 October
Event Time: 8.00pm to 10.30pm
Admission: Starting from S$37, tickets available here
Address: KC Arts Centre Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road, Robertson Quay

Parties & Music Events

33. TAEYANG 2017 World Tour ‘White Night’

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K-pop fans would be familiar with BIG BANG’s lead vocalist Taeyang. The suave singer-dancer is set to perform for one night only during the Singapore stopover of his solo Asia tour. Sing along to fan favourites and tracks from his latest album ‘White Night’.

Date: 27 October
Event Time: 8.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: Ticketing details are yet to be released, but you can be notified here. Stay tuned to his official Facebook page for more details!
Address: The Star Theatre, Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01

34. Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life

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Backstreet’s back, alright! If you’re a 90s kid, there’s a good chance you were obsessed with The Backstreet Boys. As the closing act of the WTA finals, the boys, or men, will be performing their greatest hits so here’s your chance to relive the good ol’ days.

Date: 21 October
Event Time: 8.00pm onwards
Admission: S$248, S$208, S$188, S$148, S$108, tickets available here
Address: National Stadium

35. Oktoberfest 2017

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Oktoberfest Asia is back in a festival-themed marquee next to the open field on Tan Quee Lan Street. Participants can look forward to free flows of beers, all-evening entertainment and festive brews specially made for the event.

Date: 19 October to 21 October
Event Time: 6.00pm till late
Admission: See ticketing information, and terms and conditions
Address: Tan Quee Lan Street

36. Camp Kilo x Commoner Creatures Present Art Club #04

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Art Club is back for its fourth edition at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. Expect a day of fun involving art, music, art jamming and Sunday roast with a drink or two, along with the good folks at our favourite roast joint. Some daytime dancing is in order!

Date: 1 October
Event Time: 2.00pm to 7.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01, S(338987)

37. Latin Jazz Trio

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Musicians from Cuba and Singapore have come together for a night of fusion music, ranging from Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova and more. Featuring pianist Camila Cortina (Cuba), bassist Ethan Seow (Singapore) and drummer Pablo Calzado (Cuba).

Date: 6 October
Event Time: 8.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang, S(199149)

38. Mambo Jambo

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This Deepavali eve, boogey to the hits of the 70s, 80s and early 90s with your girlfriends. You may not be 17 anymore, but you can still dress up in your favourite retro outfits and show everyone you’re still the dancing queen!

Date: 17 October
Event Time: 9.00pm to 4.00am
Admission: S$35 (ladies), S$45 (men)
Address: Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, S(179022)

39. Frolic with Akito & Shigeki

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Set your inhibitions free with fabulous drag queens Becca D’Bus, Toralina Purrverse and Vanda Miss Joaquim on a Sunday night.

Date: 8 October
Event Time: 10.00pm till late
Admission: Free when you sign up via guestlist
Address: Kilo Lounge, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-02/04, S(088444)

40. Urban Ventures Street Party Vol. 7

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With drag queens, beer yoga and free manicures, indulge in a day of art, music and culture at the 7th edition of the Urban Ventures Street Party.

Date: 21 October
Event Time: 4.00pm to 10.30pm
Admission: Free
Address: Urban Ventures on Keong Saik Road

41. Lim Peh Says! By Love Express

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Gone are the days where speed dating was awkward and boring. With Lim Peh Says!, the Singaporean version of Cards Against Humanity, you’ll get to meet new people while scheming humorous combinations of cards.

Note: If you’re too shy to go alone, bring along a girlfriend. She’ll be a great wing woman and can help you bail on any potentially awkward situations.

Date: 18 October
Event Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Admission: S$39, tickets available here
Address: North Bridge Road Centre (To be confirmed by organisers upon signing up)

Fashion and Beauty Events

42. Singapore Fashion Week

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Keep up with the latest local and international fashion trends when you attend the 2017 Singapore Fashion Week. This year’s three-day event will feature more than 50 designers from 11 Asian countries.

Date: October 26 to October 28
Event Time: To be confirmed
Admission: Tickets not yet released, follow-up here
Address: National Gallery Singapore

43. Swapaholic at Marina Barrage

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If you love trading clothes but don’t want the hassle of meeting up for every item, this clothes-swapping event will let you find up to 20 garments in good condition. There are various collection dates and venues for you to drop your stash, where points will be given according to the item’s value. These points are then used to redeem items during the event itself.

ZULA featured a previous Shopaholic event here.

Date: 8 October
Event Time: 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$10, register here
Address: Marina Barrage

44. Korean-Inspired Makeup Workshop

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Having trouble achieving the ‘no makeup makeup’ look that your favourite K-pop stars sport? Let professional makeup gurus guide you in creating this polished and natural look. Note: a gift set and refreshments will be provided.

Date: 5 October and 19 October
Event Time: 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: S$49, tickets available here, here
Address: North Bridge Road Centre (To be confirmed by organisers upon signing up)

45. Sunday Social Market

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For a day of music, food and shopping, chill out with your friends at the Sunday Social Market. If you’re interested in purchasing items from the featured local brands and talented crafters, bring along cash or use the WAAVE app.

Date: 8 October
Event Time: 12.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampung Bugis, #01-01, S(338987)

Events In October

With this list of October events, you and your girlfriends will never be bored on the weekends!