Weekend Warrior: Oct. 4 – 6

The scene at Urban Venture’s last street festival. Urban Ventures/Facebook
The scene at Urban Venture’s last street festival. Urban Ventures/Facebook

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.

Friday, Oct. 4

Kampong Crunk: The Grime of Golden Mile

Boogie into the weekend with a host of DJs including the O$P$ (Owe Money, Pay Money) duo — Master Race and B2B Zushan — as they spin out tunes that will keep revelers dance all night long. The laid-back open-air event takes place at The Great Escape bar, located at Golden Mile Tower’s rooftop car park.

5pm – late at Golden Mile’s rooftop car park; S$10/person (cash only).

Octoburst! 2019

As a part of tomorrow’s Children’s Day celebrations, The Esplanade is hosting a series of interactive live performances for the kids. The three-day event includes art performances such as heartfelt puppet show A Ladder to the Stars and Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) that takes pre-school children and their parents on a sea journey. 

Until Oct. 6; various timing, locations, and prices.

An Evening with Devendra Banhart

Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart will be in town tomorrow for a soothing acoustic performance at the quaint indie bookstore BooksActually. Well-known for feel-good tunes like Baby, Mi Negrita and Santa Maria de Feira, Banhart will also discuss his new album Ma and poetry book Weeding Gang Bloss Void Yab-Yum.

7:30pm-9:30pm at BooksActually; admission is free.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Urban Ventures 12: Keong Saik Street Carnival

The famed street festival returns after nearly a year of hiatus. Urban Ventures is taking over Keong Saik and Jiak Chuan Roads to bring tasty food and drinks along with a wide range of activities from live music, workshops to fitness classes and roving performances.

3pm-10:30pm at Keong Saik Road/Jiak Chuan Road; admission is free.

Sunset Pasar & Disco 2019

The stylish flea market returns to Canvas Club with its 10th edition and third run of disco party! Shoppers will be entertained by the eclectic wardrobes brought by local fashionistas. Happy-hour drinks will be available all day. Make sure you get it groovy until the sun goes down. 

1-9pm at Canvas; admission is free.  

Klook Travel Festival

Travel junkies, hear this out: Get your sweet deals at the inaugural Klook Travel Festival running this weekend. The two-day event promises a lineup of everything travel-related from talks by travel experts to tempting deals (discounts to Universal Studios Japan!). You might even pick up travel essentials such as stylish luggages and nifty electronic devices. Make sure to book a free single-day pass prior to your visit.

11am-9pm from Oct. 5-6; Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre Halls 401 and 402.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Faces of the Korean Woman

The Asian Film Archive is commemorating the first centennial of Korean cinema by screening multiple films that focus on the portrayal of women throughout Korea’s film history. The event begins Sunday with Sweet Dream (1936), one of the earliest surviving Korean films, before it continues through Nov. 17.

2pm-4pm at the Oldham Theatre. Single S$10 tickets available online; bundle packages comprising 3-ticket deals at S$20 and 5-ticket deals at S$30 available for purchase at the Oldham Theatre’s Box Office. 


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