Trick-or-treat season is nearly upon us, and we’ve more than our fair share of Halloween shenanigans this week. Get your freak on at CÉ LA VI‘s sumptuous circus bash, or delve into tales and terrors from beyond at the Asian Civilisations Museum. If you’d rather chill out than get Halloween chills, head down to #SupportLocal at Telok Ayer‘s car-free fest, before winding down with craft sakes at one of Singapore’s top izakayas.
Tipple Up at Sake Sake 2019
If last month’s Sake Matsuri hasn’t slaked your thirst for nihonshu, Sake Sake 2019 certainly will. Organised by Shukuu Izakaya, this craft sake festival will feature over 30 award-winning breweries − the likes of Roman, Tenmei, and Gunma − and amongst them, some unusual serves such as sake yoghurt and warmed sake. With Hanaizumi Shuzo brewmaster Makoto Hoshi on hand to share about the intricacies of sake brewing, you’re sure to leave with a deeper appreciation of this tipple (and likely a bottle or two).
Standard tickets are priced at S$48, but CN readers can enter the promo code ‘lastminutehengah‘ during online payment for S$10 off your ticket purchase!
Sake Sake 2019 is happening on 27 October 2019 from 1pm to 6pm, at Shukuu Izakaya, 8 Stanley St, Singapore 068727. Standard tickets are priced at S$48.
Catch A Flick Under The Stars at Moonlight Cinema 2019
Few things in life are better than an alfresco film screening on a balmy evening. In the run-up to this November’s Singapore International Film Festival, SGIFF is whetting our appetites with three music-themed treats.
Snuggle down on the cushy lawns of Gardens by the Bay and soak up some laughs with Empire Records (25 Oct), a comedy featuring capitalist titans vs. indie record store employees. For soul-stirring plots and lively tunes, catch The Chorus (26 Oct) − a tale of troubled youth whose lives are transformed by song − or Secret Superstar (27 Oct), an Indian musical-drama about a teenage girl who challenges patriarchal norms to chase her singing dreams.
Get Wild And Wicked with Cirque Le Soir
It’s a circus up there in CÉ LA VI. For Halloween, the sky-high club lounge is teaming up with elite London nightclub Cirque Le Soir, to unleash wicked, wacky theatrics like never before. Head down in your freakiest threads and get ready to romp with a crazy cast of fire breathers, burlesque dancers, and bizarre contortionists. With premium pours and sizzling beats from CÉ LA VI’s resident DJs, this All Hallows’ bash is set to be hotter than hell.
Dirty Circus Feat. Cirque Le Soir is happening on 26 October 2019 from 10pm onwards, at CÉ LA VI, Level 57, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971. Tickets are priced at S$28 for early birds and S$38 at the door.
#SupportLocal with Local Heroes @ Telok Ayer
Hit the streets for the last car-free weekend bash of the year at Telok Ayer. Organised by The Local People, this edition is all about celebrating local. Pick up unique merch by local makers at The Local People’s food and art market, or if you’re really getting into the Singapore spirit, craft your own Merlion plushie at IKI Makers‘ workshops. There’s plenty to please the heritage buffs, with special tours of the iconic Thian Hock Keng temple and Nagore Dargah’s new Spice Gallery. Plus, who needs cars when you’ve got vintage trishaw rides?
Local Heroes @ Telok Ayer by The Local People x Car-Free Weekend is happening on 26 October 2019 from 5pm to 11pm, around Telok Ayer St and Amoy St. Entry is free.
Visit ACM After Dark for Paranormal Adventures
The Asian Civilisations Museum comes alive this Halloween with a hair-raising realm of creatures, straight out of famous 18th-century Chinese text Strange Tales From A Chinese Studio – think beautiful ghosts, wily fox spirits, demons and gods. Check out their wicked slew of performances and paranormal panelist talks, and have your fortunes drawn by local illustrators if you dare. Still not spooked? Venture out on an adults-only, immersive storytelling experience in the dark.
ACM After Dark: Tales From Beyond is happening on 26 October 2019 from 7pm to 11pm, at Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555. Admission is free.
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