What’s On: October

Your guide to what's happening in Singapore this month. Get booking!

2-3 Oct
Sam Smith
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Don’t miss soulful Brit crooner, Sam Smith in his first-ever Singapore performance in support of his latest album, The Thrill of it All. Expect crowd faves like “I’m Not The Only One”, “Money On My Mind”, and “Stay With Me”, as well as the smash hit “Too Good At Goodbyes”. sportshub.com.sg

5-7 Oct
Octoburst
The Esplanade
Grab your little ones and join this joyous three-day celebration of children, bursting with vibrant performances, activities, workshops and more. This year, through the magic of theatre, dance and music, kids will learn the importance of being inclusive and the values of friendship and family. esplanade.com

5-14 Oct
Kinky Boots
Sands Theatre
80’s superstar Cyndi Lauper’s award-winning musical promises a night of towering stilettos and belly laughs. The big-hearted musical takes audiences from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Tickets from Sistic.

20 Oct
CSC Run by the Bay
Marina Reservoir
Starting at twilight from Gardens by the Bay East, runners will enjoy the beautiful city skyline and sunset on a new 12.8km run route that circles the Marina Reservoir. A half marathon of 21.1km is also on offer, along with a non-competitive 6km. Music, drinks and festival activities await at the finish line. cscrunbythebay.com

Picture by Paul Lakatos/ Lagardère Sports.

21-28 Oct
WTA Finals
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Catch the best players in women’s tennis at this exciting indoor tournament. Off the court enjoy family-friendly activities and games, or grab a selfie with leading tennis players and legends of the game as they make special appearances. wtafinals.com

18-21 Oct
Dear Zoo
Victoria Theatre
Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift-the-flap picture book has sold more than eight million copies worldwide since it was first published in 1982. This engaging stage show adaption will delight young audiences with animal puppets, music and audience interaction. Perfect for ages 2+. Tickets from Sistic.

18-21 Oct
Oktoberfest Asia
Open field next to Tan Quee Lan Street
With a cool new location – a fully air-conditioned marquee and a green space – this is a great way to enjoy a brew or two and some hearty European cuisine. Clink steins of Bavarian beers, or mosey down on Family Day on the Sunday for bouncy castles and kid-friendly activities. oktoberfestasia.com

27 Oct
Jason Mraz
National Stadium
In conjunction with the WTA Finals, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz performs for one-night-only. Sing along to hits like “I’m Yours” and “Lucky”.
sportshub.com.sg/JasonMraz2018

Diary alert!

2-11 Nov
Singapore Writers’ Festival 2018
The Civic District
The 21st edition of the SWF delivers a stack of celebrated fiction writers, poets, spoken-word performers, graphic novelists, philosophers and thought leaders from all over the world. This year’s country of focus is Germany and multicultural programs will embrace the theme of 界 (jiè) – a Chinese character used to express the idea of endless worlds. Topics include immigration, multi-culturalism, climate change and virtual reality.
Check out the line-up at singaporewritersfestival.com or pick up a Festival Pass from sistic.com.sg.