What’s On: October

All the hottest tickets, tours and events for the month of October.

Adrian Pang, star of Urinetown

27 SEPT – 13 OCT
Urinetown
Drama Centre Theatre
Singapore’s own Pandemonium Theatre Company brings the award-winning Broadway smash to local audiences. Urinetown gleefully takes the piss out of politicians, populism, people power, capitalism, corporate corruption, and musicals themselves! Tickets from $40, Sistic.

3 OCT – 17 NOV
Voilah! France Singapore Festival
The Voilah! Festival celebrates French culture and Franco – Singapore connections. It features 50 programmes and events over six weeks, including performances, exhibitions and presentations, in various locations across Singapore. voilah.sg

10 – 12 OCT
The Great Wine & Dine Festival 2019
Resorts World Sentosa
Resorts World Sentosa hosts a showcase of over 400 international wines, and a special Japanese zone featuring craft sake breweries. Sign up for masterclasses on topics like Tuscan wines, pinot noir, craft sake, Spanish varietals, and the difference between new and old-world wines. Tickets from $60, at thegreatfestival.sg

20 – 26 OCT
M1 Nations Cup Netball,
OCBC Arena, Singapore Sports Hub
Catch the Singaporean national netball team on their home turf, competing with teams from Ireland, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Botswana and the Cook Islands. Tickets from $10, apactix.com and Singapore Indoor Stadium box office.

25 – 27 OCT
Moonlight Cinema
Gardens by the Bay
In conjunction with the Singapore International Film Festival in November, Gardens by the Bay will host the free outdoor Moonlight Cinema. This year’s theme is the dreams of youth. Films include cult fave Empire Records, French film The Chorus, and award-winning Indian musical drama Secret Superstar. Tickets are free, register at sgiff.com/moonlightcinema

26 OCT
After Dark
Asian Civilisations Museum
Just in time for Halloween, the ACM presents their popular annual Halloween special. Get spooked by chilling performances, hear haunting tales by local storytellers, or make
your own supernatural souvenir at this free event, from 7 to 11pm.
acm.org.sg

27 OCT
Deepavali
Little India
Also known as the ‘festival of lights’, Deepavali is when Hindu families light up their homes, exchange gifts and perform prayers to Hindu deities. Experience the festivities at Little India’s Deepavali Festival Village; Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples; and the ‘silver chariot’ procession from Little India to Sri Mariamman Temple in Chinatown. smt.org.sg, srivkt.org

30 Oct
Backstreet Boys
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Backstreet’s back alright as the Backstreet Boys hit the little red dot for one night only. Join the fab five for a singalong of all their 90s and 2000s hits like ‘As Long as You Love Me’ and ‘Quit Playing Games With My Heart’ at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Tickets from $168 at stubhub.sg

3 Nov
Great Eastern Women’s Run
National Stadium
Join Asia’s largest all-women’s run, with a ceremonial finish at the iconic National Stadium. It features 21.1km, 10km, and 5km distances for adults, plus a 2km ‘Mummy and Me’ for girls 7-12 and their mums, and the ‘Princess Dash’ for girls 3-6. Entry from $49, register at greateasternlife.com/greateasternwomensrun