11 exhilarating activities to fill up your upcoming October weekends

In just a blink of an eye, we have now reached the tenth month of the year. Restrictions, unfortunately, have been tightened islandwide admist a surge of COVID-19 cases.

But that doesn’t mean it’s just all work and no play this October, as AVENUE ONE has gathered a list of in-person and virtual activities that will spice up your plans this month.

Keep reading to check out all the things you can consider planning into your upcoming weekend schedule!

1. Love, MICappella live in concert

Love, MICappella’s long-awaited concert is finally here, and you can get ready to be wowed with performances of original songs like 我要你的愛, You Are The One, and Through Your Eyes, as well as covers of trendy hits like Ice Cream, Dynamite, and Fight Song.

More importantly, fans of the group will also be part of the special few to get a sneak peek of the first single from their upcoming EP. The concert is happening for two days only, today and 2 October. Tickets are priced from S$58 to S$98 and can be purchased from SISTIC.

2. Level up your fashion game with virtual workshops and a TikTok-style fashion show

Pick up style tips from the creative director of The Front Row (TFR) 2021, Daniel Boey, and co-host Yasminne Cheng in two virtual workshops as they take you on a shopping spree at Raffles City before showing you how to style the items to create the season’s most-talked-about looks.

Themed ‘Post-Pandemic Chic’ and ‘Weekend Luxe’, the workshops will go live on 4 October and 11 October respectively. Plus, you’ll also get to watch a fashion show, TikTok-style by models from TFR with a series of TikTok videos documenting their shopping experiences in participating stores.

And if you’re keen to refresh your wardrobe, you can do so at Raffles City from now until 30 October 2021 and be rewarded with a S$25 eCapitaVoucher when you spend S$300 on a single receipt at any of the 85 participating fashion and beauty brands.

Click here for more details or to register for the workshops.

3. Be awed by Archifest 2021

Archifest 2021 is back with over 100 events held islandwide in the month-long festival! Featuring over 100 events held across multiple locations across Singapore and virtually, the festival will see events that will provide an open and inclusive space for all ages, abilities, and interest groups to discover this year’s theme of “Design Evidence” – an inquisitive attitude to discovering the value of design in every aspect of the world.

Centred around the premise that architecture is everywhere, many of these events are exciting outdoors tours of our built and natural heritage in addition to workshops and talks. Archifest 2021 is set to take place from now until 31 October 2021 with different ticketed events scheduled. Click here for more information.

4. Get spooked with a Murder At Old Changi Hospital

With Halloween just around the corner, why not give yourself a good scare with Murder at Old Changi Hospital, a virtual escape room murder mystery?

Brave the chilling narrative of Singapore’s most haunted hospital, piecing together the physical evidence and puzzles, as well as video footage and flashbacks in 360-degree video format, to solve the cold murder case of Farah Aiyah, a young canteen worker and the disappearance of the four Commandos associated with the victim in 1996.

To amp up the scares, a combination of Augmented Reality (AR) interaction and immersive spatial audio surround sound is used to bring horror through the screens and into homes.

Chix Hot Chicken, featuring group bundles to satisfy those late-night cravings. Audiences who identify the culprit will stand a chance to win the Grand Prize draw featuring a  2 Day 1 Night Luxurious Stay at Shangri-La Singapore’s Valley Wing (valued at S$1,500++).

Murder at Old Changi Hospital will start streaming every Friday to Sunday from 8 October till 7 November 2021 at 8.30pm and 10pm. Ticket prices start from S$45 per entry (for group access via one device), excluding booking fees – group ticket bundles with Chix Hot Chicken are also available should you have the need to satisfy those late-night cravings. Get your tickets here.

5. Reconnect with nature with fun equine activities at the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre

Looking for a unique way to bond with your family? How about a chance to interact with majestic horses at Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre (STCRC)? There’s a variety of activities you can check out, such as horse riding, horse grooming, and exclusive stable tours.

The Equine Experience

Interact with these magnificent creatures in an exclusive 30-minute behind-the-scenes walking stable tour at S$68 per person. Even better, enjoy a first-hand experience at horse or pony petting and feeding at the STCRC arena, home of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games Equestrian Jumping event.

The Equestrian Experience

Enjoy a unique riding and stable tour experience for just $98 per person. The package includes a 30-minute stable tour and a 15-minute horse or pony riding session in the STCRC arena.

The Grooming Experience

Find out what it really takes to look after a horse with a hands-on horse grooming session, at just $88 per person. Horse lovers of all ages will gain a unique experience grooming a horse and plaiting its mane.

Activities are available from now till 2 January 2022 with group sizes limited to 20 individuals per activity. All activities are held under shelter and in compliance with safety management measures set out by local authorities. Ticket discounts are available when you make a group booking for a minimum of four persons in the same time slot. Email [email protected] for bookings.

6. Learn more about sustainability at Science Centre Singapore’s UNTAME: Rebooting Our World

Science Centre Singapore has kicked off its three-month-long blockbuster festival, UNTAME: Rebooting Our World, to stir interests in the discovery of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, and how their convergence with Arts and Humanities can help drive critical solutions for navigating a post-pandemic world.

UNTAME 2021 is a hybrid festival hosted both in-person and online, of which you can look forward to a multi-dimensional experience including STEM-themed quests, sensory shows, tinkering workshops, a pop-up farmers’ market, and even an after-hours event.

Through these activities, you get to go on missions that encourage people to rethink ways of living and to understand the influence of STEM-related disciplines in reshaping the world for the better. Experience UNTAME 2021 from now until 5 December 2021, click here for more information.

7. My Little Pony

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If your kiddos are huge fans of the colourful My Little Pony, be sure to catch the latest movie with them!

Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Kimiko Glenn, James Marsden, Sofia Carson, and Liza Koshy as the main voice cast (additional voice cast members include Ken Jeong and Jane Krakowski), the CGI-animated My Little Pony: A New Generation movie follows the 2017 blockbuster hit My Little Pony: The Movie and centres on overcoming challenges with trust and friendship, kindness, and determination

Catch the official trailer here, and enjoy My Little Pony: A New Generation now on Netflix and at all major cinemas in Singapore.

8. Let’s talk about mental health with The Mother

Having previously staged The Father (2018) and The Son (2020), both to critical acclaim and sold-out runs, Pangdemonium’s production of THE MOTHER completes this family “trilogy”. 

A disturbing portrayal of one woman’s descent into an emotional abyss, THE MOTHER is a searing examination of mental illness as the surreal and suspenseful psychological thriller takes us all on a trip between harsh reality and even harsher hallucination.

Playing from 22 October until 7 November 2021, THE MOTHER will run for 90 minutes with no interval at Victoria Theatre. Tickets are priced from S$30 to S$75, and can be purchased from SISTIC.

9. Have a sweet Halloween at the Museum Of Ice Cream Singapore

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At the Museum Of Ice Cream Singapore (MOIC), there will be no tricks, just treats this Halloween as it transforms all the 14 magical installations inside the building into a haunted town for its Halloween at The Museum presented by Citi Cards.

The limited-time event will be running from 28 to 31 October 2021 only, and all guests are invited to come in your best Halloween costume for “trick-or-treating” with “spooktacular” ice cream treats that are offered during this hair-raising experience.

Tickets retail from S$38 per person, which comes inclusive of unlimited ice cream with spooktacular treats exclusive to this limited-time-only event. If you’re a Citibank credit or debit cardholder, early bird tickets for Halloween at The Museum presented by Citi Cards are available for purchase here from now until 5pm, 8 October. For more info, visit here.

10. Laugh like there’s no tomorrow with Shakespeare

Experience Shakespeare like never before with London’s longest-running comedy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). From Elizabethan England to a power station in Pasir Panjang, enjoy a hilarious fast-paced journey through the best of Shakespeare’s plays with Shakespeare’s 37 comedies, histories, and tragedies all jam-packed in one wild 97-minute ride that will leave you in stitches.

The show, which runs for two weeks from 30 October, will also hold access programmes for patrons who are blind/vision-impaired or deaf for certain shows. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is approximately 1.5 hours long with no intermission, and will be playing from 30 October to 14 November 2021, at KC Arts Centre in Robertson Quay. Tickets range between S$60 and S$85, and can be purchased from SISTIC.

11. Explore art around your neighbourhood with National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore believes that art is for everyone and should be everywhere, which is why The People’s Gallery, which rolls out island-wide, has transformed more than 25 Housing Development Boards (HDB) void decks across eight heartland neighbourhoods such as Bishan, Toa Payoh, Jurong West, Marine Parade, Serangoon, Pasir Ris, Punggol, and Yishun for the public to discover 50 surprising artworks by Singaporean and Southeast Asian artists, using QR codes and Augmented Reality (AR) technology.

You can subsequently respond by sharing your thoughts and interpretations of the works on the microsite and read what others have to say. Those who share their views and offer feedback are eligible to redeem a free one-year Gallery Insider membership worth up to S$120 in value, which includes privileges such as unlimited access to exhibitions and discounts for selected programmes, museum merchandise, and the Gallery’s culinary offerings. Click here for more information on the locations of The People’s Gallery.

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