It’s going to be a week of family-friendly plays, festivals, pumping music, and wild parties across a selection of genres: rock, electronic dance, alternative, and more. If you’re looking for something less active and more reflective, the film roster from the National Gallery‘s annual film festival is offering plenty of choices.

Peter and the Starcatcher

Fairytales are not just for children – they’re for families. Or so says Singapore’s kick-ass theatre company, Pangdemonium, as they take on five-time Tony Award classic Peter & the Starcatcher. Giving it a fresh Asian twist, this heart-warming prequel to the legend of Peter Pan will have you wishing you were seven again. Join in for a night filled with wit, imagination, colourful characters and the most exhilarating, magical adventure. Now, off to Neverland!

Peter and the Starcatcher is happening from 28 September to 20 October at the Drama Centre Theatre. Tickets available here.

Collective Minds x Kilo Lounge present Darius, Kartell & Duñe

Photo courtesy of Colossal Photos

Get swept away as the French new wave takes over Kilo Lounge on Friday. Be prepared for a night of groovy beats as established French label Roche Music introduces some of the biggest up-and-coming names in electronic dance, House and R&B. With millions of plays across music-sharing platforms, artists Darius, Kartell, and Duñe will keep you dancing the night away with electric, boundary-pushing sounds.

Darius, Kartell & Duñe will play on Friday, 5 October 2018 at Kilo Lounge, 10pm till 3am. Tickets available here

Painting with Light: Festival of International Films on Art

Photo courtesy of Solmaz Daryani

This October, come for an intimate sharing of global perspectives at the Festival of International Films on Art. Expect thought-provoking stories on the ongoing refugee crisis and experience the lives of communities in transition from a lineup of over 30 films. Works of local artists such John Clang’s debut piece Their Remaining Journey (2018) will be featured along with many others from the region and beyond.

Painting with Light is happening from 5 to 28 October 2018 at National Gallery Singapore. General Admission tickets at $10, available from National Gallery or SISTIC Singapore counters. Alternatively, get them here.  

Beerkini Rocks Finale 2018

Can Beerkini Rocks get any better? Yes, it can – with wilder games, louder music, and cheaper drinks. This Saturday, partake in bringing the roof down upon the first and only Bintang Bar on Siloso Beach. With a lineup of Singapore’s top, up-and-coming rock and alternative bands such as the masterful SF-Xpress (feat. Alia D’Melda) and sexy groovers Kitsch Yogi Bandits, grab your supersized Heineken and join in to rock-out, hardcore style.

Beerkini Rocks Finale 2018 is happening on Saturday, 6 October 2018, 3pm till late, at Bikini Bar 50 Siloso Beach Walk. Register here.

Urban Ventures 11 Street Party

Urban Ventures

Urban Ventures is back with its last street party of the year! As always, this car-free, carbon-neutral event comes loaded with a whole bunch of programmes you won’t want to miss. DJ sets such as James Selva and Muto Masashi will be playing together with live indie acts like Subsonic Eye, serving as background to street performances, interesting workshops and an overall lively time. Discover local artisan wares with beer and munchies in hand – or chill out with some street yoga. There won’t be another one till next year, so what are you waiting for?

Urban Ventures 11 Street Party is happening on Saturday, 6 October 2018 at Temple Street, 4pm till 10.30pm. Admission is free. Make a donation here to help migrant workers for 5% discounts on all F&B and market vendors.

Top Image: Jensen Ching