5 Things To Do In October 2017

1. NOISE x GIF Fest

Dates: 5 to 11 October 2017
Time: 12pm – 9pm daily (Exhibition). See here for more details on workshops and talks at the festival.
Venue: Gillman Barracks, Block 7, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108932
Admission: Free

Ah, GIFs – you’ve used them one too many times in your Telegram chats, and now there’s an entire festival devoted to the animated stickers. Inspired by the theme of illusions, NOISE x GIF Fest explores the new artistic medium and its popularity among our tech-obsessed generation. Besides workshops, talks and an exhibition of animated works, the festival will also feature live performances by local writer Deborah Emmanuel and indie-electronic band .gif.

(Source: NOISE x GIF Fest Facebook)


Dates: 6 to 8 October 2017
Times: 8pm (Fri & Sat), 2pm (Sat & Sun)
Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

Admission: From $38. Get your tickets here.

Need some laughs to unwind from the grind? Martial arts comedy JUMP will have you in stitches all night. The popular performance, which hails from Korea, centres around a martial arts family that start a hilarious battle when burglars break into their home in the middle of the night. Be prepared for an adrenaline-pumping display of martial arts prowess, acrobatic acts and of course, enough slapstick humour to leave you chuckling all night.

(Source: JUMP)

3. Perspectives Film Festival 2017

Dates: 15 to 29 October 2017
Time: Varies. Check the schedule for more details.
Venue: Varies. Check the schedule for more details.
Admission: From $5 – $13. Get your tickets here.

Bored of your usual dinner and movie routine? Change things up with a different kind of film experience at the Perspectives Film Festival. The student-run event celebrates breakthroughs in cinema, through a curated selection of film screenings. This year’s edition shines the spotlight on mavericks who have challenged the norm, from Matthew Heineman’s City of Ghosts, which highlights the courage of Syrian group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) to Black Girl, a story about a black Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a white family. For more information on the films, see here.

City of Ghosts (Source: Perspectives Film Festival)

4. Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life Singapore

Date: 21 October 2017
Time: 8pm
Venue: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629
Admission: From $108 – $248. Get your tickets here.

Ready for a major teenage #throwback? The Backstreet Boys will be performing in Singapore for one night only, in conjunction with the BNP Paribas WTA Finals this year. The boy band’s previous In A World Like This tour was extended multiple times due to overwhelming demand, so you can expect this concert to hit all the right notes. Plus, Singapore is the group’s only stop in Asia this time round, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to sing along to your favourite teenage songs. Time to gather your secondary school friends for a reunion, perhaps?

(Source: Backstreet Boys)

5. Wine Fiesta Singapore

Dates: 27 to 29 October 2017
Time: Varies. See here for schedule.
Venue: Clifford Square (next to The Fullerton Bay Hotel), 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Admission: $45 for one day. Get your tickets here.

With over 300 types of wine from both established wineries and up-and-coming winemakers, Wine Fiesta Singapore will have something for both wine connoisseurs and newbies alike. This year marks the festival’s 10th edition, so you can expect it to be bigger and better – with unlimited wine tasting sessions, gourmet eats and special discounts on world-class wine. Now that’s something we can raise our glasses to.

(Source: Singapore Wine Fiesta 2017 Facebook)

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