We’re already heading into the homestretch of 2017 with just a few months left! October is gearing up to be a crazy month with a whole slew of exciting concerts, performances and classes you can get involved in. Check out these 12 events that are definitely designed to make October an interesting month.
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JUMP in Singapore
While the characters are stereotypes (the dictatorial grandfather, drunken uncle and the daughter’s inappropriate suitor, are just a few examples), each is also a martial arts expert who can perform feats of Taekwando, Taekkyum and general butt-kicking awesomeness that will definitely thrill and amuse.
JUMP performs four shows from 6-8 October, 2017 at Resorts World Theatre at Resorts World Singapore. Tickets are priced from $38 and are available at all SISTIC outlets. https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/jump1017
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World Mental Health Day concert/picnic
To raise awareness and promote the cause that mental health is important for everyone, the Institute of Mental Health and 20 other agencies and Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) have come together for a concert-cum-picnic at Botanic Gardens to commemorate World Mental Health Day. The event aims to promote awareness of mental health issues and also social inclusion of persons with mental illnesses
This public event will be held 7 October, 2017 at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Symphony Stage, and admission is free. The concert will feature performances by the likes of Stephanie Sun, Marc X Hashy and Chloe Seah.
Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life
Backstreet’s definitely back and wowing audiences with their only stop in Asia. With 24 years of chart toppers under their belts, they just want you to know that they want it that way! The pop legends will be performing at the National Stadium on Saturday, 21 October 2017 in conjunction with the 2017 WTA Finals. This will be their only stop in Asia, so grab your tickets now or you might find yourself inconsolable.
Halloween Horror Nights 2017
The 7th annual scare fest takes on a sinister new twist with 7 incarnations of deadly sins: Cruelty, Deception, Malice, Manipulation, Narcissism, Perversion and Obsession. From 29 September to 29 October 2017, guests get to experience five new haunted houses, two scare zones and two killer zones at Universal Studios Singapore. For the bravest among us, head down to the all new Zombie Laser Tag for the added thrill of surviving and hunting zombies!
Bootcamp in the Blood Mansion: Birthday Carnival of Ian Lark
If you’re looking for a Halloween scare and something more exercise-based to get your heart rate up, Aileron Wellness is promising 90 minutes of fear with a first-of-its-kind bootcamp that pushes guests’ physical fitness and courage to the limit. If you’re a thrill-seeker tired of the usual scares, mark your calendar for Saturday, 28 October 2017. The Blood Mansion sets the scene for Ian Lark’s birthday carnival, a little boy tortured and tormented by his parents’ sinister, twisted ideals. Standard tickets are sold at $48 and include a complimentary after-party drink at Tier Bar.
Pink Ribbon Walk
Celebrating 20 years of breast cancer awareness, Breast Cancer Foundation invites one and all to participate in the walk against cancer. Participants can sign up for the 3.5 km or 5 km run or simply enjoy the festivities of the Pink Ribbon Walk Carnival with food, drinks, performers and stilt walkers! Don your pink shirts and running shoes to show your support at the Event Square at Waterfront Promenade on Saturday, 7 October 2017.
Taeyang 2017 World Tour “White Night”
VIPs are in for a real treat, as Taeyang will be making a stop in Singapore as part of his second solo world tour. Anticipate brand new performances of tracks from his third solo album “White Night” and iconic bops like “Eyes, Nose, Lips”, “1 AM” and “Ringa Linga” at the Star Theatre on Friday, 27 October 2017.
The Conscious Festival
Are your favourite brands and products environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free? Discover how to #LiveMoreConsciously at The Concious Festival with talks from leading change-makers and thought-leaders in Asia or shop at The Marketplace for over 70 brands dedicated to environmental responsibility in their industries. This festival organized by Green Is The New Black is completely free to the public on Sunday, 1 October 2017 at the Parkroyal on Pickering.
Chug free flow beers, be entertained by Hofbrauhaus band from Munich, and experience the world’s largest volksfest all in the comfort of air-conditioning! Back for it’s fifth year in Singapore, Oktoberfest means festive beers specially made available and unlimited beer from 6pm to 11.30pm each day! Open to the public from 19th-21st October, 2017 at the field next to Tan Quee Lan Street, tickets start at $100.
Lotus Sutra Exhibition
First launched in Hong Kong, this exhibition by The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) highlights the universality and significance of the Buddhist Lotus Sutra in art and the modern world. The collection is perfect for artsy types and history buffs, who can look forward to first hand looks at rare manuscript replicas, artifacts and documents on Sunday, 1 October 2017 at The Arts House.
Flower Candle Making & Floral Arrangement Workshop at Funan Showsuite
Local brands Hush Candle and A Better Florist are teaming up at the Funan Show Suite to teach you how to create your very own personalised dried pressed flower candles coupled with one of Hush Candle’s signature scents. As you leave your 6oz candle to cure, A Better Florist takes over for the next 90-minutes for a basic floral arrangement class that will let you create your own hand-held bouquet. The class takes place on Sunday, 29 October, 2017 from 2pm to 5pm and all materials will be provided.
Register here: https://hushcandle.com/collections/shopping/products/candle-making-workshop
Pencil Case Sewing Class at Funan Showsuite
A little arts and crafts has always been a great way to unwind and de-stress, so why not try your hands at some sewing skills with Beary Naise? The local company will be at the Funan Show Suite on Sunday, 15 October 2017 to conduct a class that will help you produce your very own pencil case.
Register here: goo.gl/MVSyLd