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October is just bursting at the seams with activities and events! Find out what are Penny’s choice picks!

Defending the Caveman
DBS Arts Centre – Home or SRT
Sep 25 – Oct 10, 2009

We’ve featured it with a contest, seen it and reviewed it and gave it two thumbs up! So now it’s your turn to head on down to catch it with some friends or your own caveman/woman before this popular comedy’s run is up!

Oktoberfest Singapore 2009
The Swiss Club

Sept 30 –  Oct 4

OktoberfestYou know it’s October when it’s time for lots of good beer and sausages! Head on down to The Swiss Club where Oktober Fest celebrations will kick-off from tonight till October 4, 2009, with Erdinger as the official beer.

Here’s a little trivia about how Oktoberfest actually started. First held in 1810, it was to honour the marriage of Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwid to Princess Therese Von Sachsen-Hilderburghausen (Wow, that’s a mouthful!) Originally spanning over five days, this popular celebration has since then, been repeated annually with Munich’s festival being the largest, drawing 6 million participants each year over 16 days!

The Hossan Leong Show
Oct 1 – Oct 11, 2009
Drama Centre Theatre

We can always do with some extra laughs and Hossan will definitely deiver on that front. With his very own “TV Talk Show”, he cuts out the censors and gives some Singapore’s latest current affairs a lining of humour with his songs and wit.

Singapore French Film Festival
The Alliance Francaise Theatre & The Cathay
Oct 2 – Oct 11, 2009

Catch the best films from French Cinema at the 24th Singapore French Film Festival. Genres range from drama and suspense to comedy and animation. Great for movie-buffs everywhere, you won’t want to miss some of cinema’s best productions.

Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Various Venues
Oct 02- 23, 2009

SSOCelebrate a month of fine living with the SSO, who continually impress with its wide repertoire, finesse and conemporary interpretations of masterpieces. This October, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Mozart come together for nights of beautiful musical interludes.

Reebok Pink Ribbon Walk
Playground @ Big Splash, East Coast Park
Oct 3,2009, Saturday

October is breast cancer awareness month. To do your part to raise awareness for the number one killer of women in Singapore, head on down to Playground @ Big Splash, East Coast Park for a walk!

Singapore Sun Festival
Various Venues
October 3 -12, 2009

The Singapore Sun Festival returns in its third year and shows you that you can still enjoy fine living with discounted prices, attractive packages and a slew of free programmes that range from art and performance to good food and wine.

Learn to cook a gourmet meal by a celebrity chef, watch performances by some of the music industry’s legendary performers and even watch a classic film under the stars with good company and food. It’s all about appreciating the great things in life. Artistes you may want to catch are Joan Chen, Elvis Costello, Al Jarreau and Deepak Chopra.

Animation Nation
Oct 14 – 21, 2009
Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore

Animation NationCelebrate the art of animation by going for a seminar or workshop and of course catching some flicks! Animations inclue Israeli Waltz with Bashir and Japanese, Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai

Broadway For Suakus
The Hall at The Arts House
Oct 15 – Oct 25, 2009

A hilarious comedy penned by none-other then Singapore’s best satirist, Jonathan Lim. He presents Broadway for Suakus where broadway and its merry melodies are poked fun at with our firm Asian values in tow. You’ll end up in stiches from all the laughs, we guarantee it.

Oct 17, 2009

Head down to Little India, Singapore to check out the Deepavali Bazaar and all its trappings, which includes traditional dress, foods and decoration! Learn more about the festive holiday and all its traditions.

da:ns Festival
Esplanade, Theatres by the Bay
Oct 23 – Nov 1, 2009

Maria PagesThis is Penny V’s favourite, da:ns Festival is back and bringing along with it 2 world premieres! Catch the likes of Flamenco Diva, Maria Pages and American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer, Paloma Herrera. There are several free programmes available that feature cultural dances from around the region. You can even take part in Zouk’s Mambo Jambo where you can learn the right steps as you groove along to the music.

Singapore Writer’s Festival
Various Venues
Oct 24 – Nov 1, 2009

Reaffirm your love for the written word with the Singapore Writer’s Festival, which provides discussions, film screenings and performances, as well as revealing the winners from the prestigious Golden Point Award. This shouldn’t be missed!

Halloween Horrors,
Night Safari

Oct 30 – 31, 2009

The Night Safari’s annual horrorfest and its nocturnal animals is always fun. This year, Fairytales have turned slightly evil from Halloween, so watch out for that fairy, who might not be so nice anymore!

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