Get tipsy, walk for charity, or get spooked this October: Here are 20 exciting events for you to pick from!

Where has the year gone?! Just like that, we’re entering October, the month of all things spectacularly spooky and autumnal.

As with every other month, there’s a handful of exciting events and activities you can take part in, with your loved one, family or friends, so here’s our little roundup for your ease. From a romantic night out at an outdoor cinema to an exciting Halloween event, and a walk for a good cause – there’s something for everyone, so keep reading!

Arts & Entertainment 

1. Moonlight Cinema

 

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We can all agree that there’s really quite as romantic and dreamy as catching a movie under the stars with your pals or loved ones. Set under the sky-high Super Trees at Gardens by the Bay, the idyllic venue sets the tone for the Singapore International Film Festival’s second run of Moonlight Cinema. This year, it is back for three nights – each night featuring a different film. 2019’s film lineup? The 1995 American comedy-drama Empire Records, French drama The Chorus (2004), and the 2017 Indian musical-drama Secret Superstar.

When: 25 – 27 October 2019
Where: Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove Lawn, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, S(018953)
Time: 9pm to 11pm
Admission: Free

For more information: Moonlight Cinema at Gardens By The Bay

2. Daniel Sloss: X Tour Singapore 2019

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You know him from Netflix’s DARK and Jigsaw. Award-winning Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss is bringing his challenging and controversial stand-up to our shores! Daniel, alongside fellow comedian Kai Humphries, addresses current topics that crack open a bigger conversation – through comedy. Expect contemporary adult themes at the show, which has raked in rave reviews from all around the world! Let his 250+ shows around the world with fast-selling tickets speak volumes about how extraordinarily hilarious he is. Because of the sexual nature and strong language used at the show, this live comedy is strictly R21, ‘till further notice.

When: 16 October 2019
Where: *SCAPE The Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link, S(237978)
Time: 8pm
Admission: SGD98
For more information: Daniel Sloss: X Tour Singapore 2019

3. Merdeka – a production by W!LD RICE

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Written by award-winner Alfian Sa’at and up-and-coming playwright Neo Hai Bin, this new play confronts us with questions about our colonial past – and its ripple effects. The premise: As Singapore’s Bicentennial is celebrated, six young locals form a group called Raffles Must Fall. They go over forgotten texts, artifacts, and re-enact scenes from the past. 

Why celebrate the beginning of colonialism rather than its end? Has Singapore gained independence without truly undergoing a process of decolonisation? And if Raffles must fall, what will he take down with him? – These are the questions the production aims to provoke.

When: 10 – 27 October 2019
Where: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ W!LD RICE, Funan Level 4, 107 North Bridge Road S(179105)
Time: Time varies
Admission: SGD20 to SGD70

For more information: W!LD RICE – Merdeka

4. An Old New World 

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Explore Singapore’s history – from pre-colonial to present. At the exhibition featuring over 220 artefacts, you’ll travel back in time from the year of Singapore’s Bicentennial, to when the trading ports of the East Indies were bustling. It was the centre of the spice trade, made up of the Malay Peninsula and Indonesian Archipelago. Explore the attention that drew the Dutch and British East India Companies, which led to the events of 1819, through this beautiful and informative exhibition.

When: 21 September 2019 –  29 March 2020
Where: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, S(178897)
Time: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Free for citizens and PRs

For more information:  An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s – 1819

Food & Drinks

1. Night At Orchard (NAO) Pop-up

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Introducing Orchard Street’s all-new roving pop-up concept, NAO. The concept, which happens during the first weekend of every month, along the stretch between ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City, showcases many talents across fashion, arts, dining, and music! Expect bites from popular brands like Old Chang Kee, or finer cuisine from the two-Michelin star restaurant Shishen Hanten. Whilst muching, pop by the shops for a little retail therapy – Indigo Culture and oasis:skin are some retailers you’ll find! Busking performances from acts such as Gavin Teo, Jill-Marie Thomas, Codie Loh, and Raphael Leong will also fill the air with music.

When: 5 – 6 October 2019
Where: Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, S(238873)
Time: 10am – 9.30pm
Admission: Free
For more information: Night At Orchard (NAO) Pop-up


P.S. For more drinking or F&B events, head over to our article with 8 dedicated drinking events in October!

Festivals & Events

1. Halloween Horror Nights 9

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Back for its 9th rendition of the ultimately terrifying Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studio Singapore is not for the faint-hearted. The 2019 edition features five haunted houses – one created by the filmmakers that brought you Thai horror blockbusters Shutter and 4bia. It transports you from the vibrant Bangkok streets to a dingy village under a spell cast by Naga, a snake spirit. If you hate houses with tonnes of obstacles, blood, and gore, then avoid the Curse of the Naga house. 

The other houses include haunted chalets, Southeast Asian horrors, killer crowns, creepy dolls and more. After experiencing the houses plus the two scare zones and two nightmarish shows, you’ll even have experienced a morbid metal procession, performed by fictitious band Death Trap – with specially designed floats and electrifying (plus probably terrifying) acts all complete with pyrotechnics.

When: 27 September – 31 October 2019
Where: Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, S(098269)
Time: 8pm
Admission: SGD55 and above
For more information: Halloween Horror Nights 9

2. The Spooktacular Hour Chapter II: Heroes VS Villains

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Get dressed up and bring your pals along to Chapter 2 of The Spooktacular Hour, presented by MONTI and Party Social. Dance by the bay to the darkest music, EDM, progressive club, forgotten 90s hip-hop classics, reggae, and Top 40s – DJ Red and DJ Leon will be spinning the night away.

Don’t forget to dress yourself up as heroes or villains, since you’ll get a chance to win some great prizes! The first 50 in costumes get welcome Kryptonite shots, and the most maniacal group of villains gets a bottle on the house. So what are you waiting for? The earlier you get your tickets, the more you save!

When: 26 – 27 October 2019
Where: MONTI, The Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay, S(049327)
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Admission: Ticket prices vary according to time of purchase
For more information: The Spooktacular Hour Chapter II: Heroes VS Villains

3.  La Playa by FOC feat. Aly & Fila

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Have an electrifying sunset this October, with trance legends Aly & Fila. The duo was awarded the Trance Podium Awards #1 DJ & Producer in 2016 and named #24 on DJ Mag’s list of top DJs in 2014. They’re returning with their Egyptian trance music to give you a bite of Mediterranean beach music vibes – with a mesmerising time complete with unadulterated access to music and dance.

Before heading over, do take note that this is only for those aged above 18, so ID plus bag checks will be conducted at the entrance.

When: 26 October 2019
Where: FOC Sentosa, Palawan Beach, 110 Tanjong Beach Walk, S(098943)
Time: 2pm – late
Admission: Ticket prices vary according to time of purchase
For more information: La Playa by FOC feat. Aly & Fila

4. Green & Healthy Festival 2019

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Do your part and take another step towards a healthier lifestyle, and healthier Earth! The festival is presented by Kampung Senang, a charity that raises awareness of adopting a green and healthy lifestyle from young. The event comprises of two sections – the Holistic Wellness Symposium (from 9am – 1pm) where mental health and chronic illnesses will be discussed, and the Green & Healthy Carnival (from 11am – 7pm).

From vegan and vegetarian food stalls to eco-friendly lifestyle products, stretch plus tone exercises, and even a farmers’ market, there will definitely be something for all ages. 

When: 20 October 2019
Where: Our Tampines Hub, Central Plaza Level 1, 1 Tampines Walk, S(528523)
Time: 11am – 7pm
Admission: Free
For more information: Green & Healthy Festival 2019

Fitness

1. Pink Ribbon Walk 

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Walk for a good cause this Breast Cancer Awareness month! Wear your best pink outfit to support the cause by walking alongside other participants. The walk offers you the chance to take part in either a 3.5km walk or 5km fun run! Do good, feel good this October.

When: 5 October 2019
Where: Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Square, 2 Stadium Walk, S(397691)
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Admission: Ticket prices vary according to no. of tickets purchased
For more information: Pink Ribbon Walk 2019

2. PUMA HOUSE OF HUSTLE 

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Join PUMA’s HOUSE OF HUSTLE, the first-ever performance event with a wide range of diverse fitness activities under one roof. Whilst the event offers you the chance to make your own team to take part in 3-on-3 futsal, you could also join in on the main stage workouts. The 3-hour workout session consists of Rebel Flow, by YOGA+ Trainers; HIIT by FITNESS BRAVO Trainers; and Rhythmic Boxing by STILL BOXING Trainers. Each session lasts 50 minutes, so you could take part in all of them if you’re up for it! 

When: 12 October 2019
Where: OCBC Arena, Hall 1, 5 Stadium Drive, S(397631)
Time: 8am – 9pm
Admission: Ticket prices vary
For more information: PUMA HOUSE OF HUSTLE 

3. District Race Singapore 2019

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Admire the Lion City from another perspective – as you run through it. With the help of the District Race app, you’ll run and complete over 100 virtual checkpoints and challenges all around Singapore. The two-hour race will bring you on a journey to discover the city! If you’re with your family, take part in the Discovery category – a family-friendly race with a shorter distance and lesser checkpoints and challenges, all located around the District base. 

When: 20 October 2019
Where: The Meadow @ Gardens by the Bay, Gardens by the Bay
Time: 6am – 4pm
Admission: Ticket prices vary
For more information: District Race Singapore 2019