Pangdemonium presents RENT
Probably one of the most well-known and highly acclaimed musicals of our time, RENT, written by the late Jonathan Larson premiered in 1996 offering audiences a gripping insight into the realities of 8 bohemian artists living through an AIDS epidemic in the city of New York and has seen many a re-imagining over the years. Pangdemonium, helmed by theatre veteran Adrian Pang bring you their rendition of the seminal piece featuring a cast of heavyweights such as Tan Kheng Hua and newbies like Benjamin Chow (The LKY Musical) and Tabitha Nauser. As part of their Season Of Love line up for 2016, RENT is one of the three productions this season that centers on themes of hope, humanity and love. The production is on from 7th – 23rd October at the Drama Centre Theatre, tickets are available here.
Morrissey Live in Singapore
After a sold out show in 2012 and what was deemed as the best concert of the year by The Straits Times, the Britpop icon is returning to Singapore as part of his world tour this time at the Marina Barrage on 15th October. After a stint as iconic front man of The Smiths, Steven Patrick Morrissey, better known as Morrissey, has had a prolific solo career with 10 solo studio albums most recent being, World Peace Is None of Your Business.
Don’t miss out on what’s going to be an epic night of musical wizardry, grab your tickets here.
Calling all wine lovers! The Straits Wine company is back with its 9th edition of Singapore’s biggest wine festival from the 20th – 23rd October. Bringing together good food, music and of course a sublime selection of wines the festival’s theme this year, “Rising Roots”, seeks to uncover the trending natural and sustainable wine movement and features 70 international wineries showcasing over 350 wines. For more information head on over to their website.
Esplanade Presents da:ns Festival
The da:ns festival returns to the Esplanade featuring performances from around the globe and honors dance masters Pina Bausch, Ohad Naharin and Sara Baras this year for their captivating works. With a wide range of programmes such as performances, films and talks it’s a mecca for dance enthusiasts and the perfect platform for those who wish to learn more about the art. Immerse yourself in the world of dance and discover what it has to offer from 13th– 23rd October. Tickets can be bought here.
MAAD Sounds! With Andy Yang
Hosted by the Red Dot Design Museum as part of MAAD, Market of Artists And Designers, this music segment curated by multidisciplinary artist Andy Yang showcases local talents such as Stopgap and Plainsunset along with resident DJ, Minimal Simplicity who will be spinning beats in between live performances. In addition, there will also be a makeshift craft beer on tap, Stone Brew’s Go To IPA to accompany you throughout the night as you enjoy the musical stylings of all the live acts. Happening on the 14th October from 6pm- 12 midnight, admission is free for all so head down for a good time.
The Makers’ Festival
This multi-thronged festival consisting of the Makers’ Block, Makers’ Workshops and the Makers’ Marketplace is being held at The Centrepoint from 7th – 30th October, offering an array of immersive and interactive activities.
With personal interactions and workshops with professional makers you can try your hand at creating some of their works such as DIY hologram kits, handcrafted leather products and wood printing to name a few. If you’d rather take the back seat and are looking to do some shopping, the marketplace offers one-of-a-kind handmade crafts such as jewelry, bags and home ware for you to take home.
Got to Move 2016 by National Arts Council
Along with the dan:s festival taking place this month, the National Arts Council is hosting the Got to Move campaign, that is aimed at encouraging Singaporeans to move to the beat. On 15 October at the Civic District, from 4-11pm, a series of events ranging from flash mobs to mass dances and guided audience-participating performances will be taking place. If you’d like to gawk or take part, be at the Empress Lawn and Asian Civilisations Museum to register.
To find out more about the event, which goes on all the way till 23 October 2016, check out details on their site. Events are FOC.